Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by vonalt
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Crazy prices on guns at show
Replies: 14
Views: 2285
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Re: Crazy prices on guns at show

I got curious and jumped on gunbroker and checked what a 1944 Tula Arsenal M38 Mosin is going for currently. Let's just say I could probably finance a roundtrip ticket to Europe with its value. And, I would not have to end up in the cheap seats either. Amazing.
by vonalt
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta
Replies: 19
Views: 4407
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Re: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta

Back in the 1970s I had a single action Italian made Bernardelli Model 80 auto in 32 caliber. Sweet accurate little auto the size of a PPK. The wife made me get rid of it cause she was afraid our son would find it and want to play with it. So I sold it, regretted it ever since.
by vonalt
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta
Replies: 19
Views: 4407
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Re: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta

OK for those of you who have one and have shot it, how is the recoil and ease of racking the slide? I have a friend who has arthritis in their hands. I am hoping it would make a nice self-defense pistol for them.
by vonalt
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta
Replies: 19
Views: 4407
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Re: Jumped on the bandwagon..bought a 81 Beretta

I wouldn't mind having one myself but with no spare mags available out there makes me hesitant in getting one. What did the Itals did with their extra mags?
by vonalt
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Who here uses a wet tumbler?
Replies: 13
Views: 4177
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Re: Who here uses a wet tumbler?

Wonder if white vinegar would work as well? May have to get out the old HF tumbler and try it out.

I have some old Yugo Berdan primed 8mm brass I could try it on.
by vonalt
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Who here uses a wet tumbler?
Replies: 13
Views: 4177
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Re: Who here uses a wet tumbler?

I used the HF tumbler/rock polisher for a couple of years as well. Instead of using some expensive cleaning media I found that water a couple of drops of Dawn dish liquid and cap full of Real Lemon Juice Concentrate made for clean and shiny brass.
by vonalt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Something I dug up
Replies: 14
Views: 15323
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Re: Something I dug up

From looking at this map he wasn't too far from the Seymour area. I will give you he stayed south of the Seymour. But isn't N Vernon due east of Seymour? I need to get back down there. Been 30 years since I was last in that area. See if my old house is still standing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...
by vonalt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Something I dug up
Replies: 14
Views: 15323
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Re: Something I dug up

You mentioned Seymour IN, I use to live in Columbus, IN. If I recall didn't Morgan's Raid during the Civil War go through that area? Seymour and N. Vernon were in the raid's proximity. Could have been one of the raiders or one of the militiamen rushing to defend the Hoosier state that dropped it.
by vonalt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Second Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1988
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Re: Second Time

Where were the parents? I think I would have given dad a piece of my mind, minimum. A kid that young has no concept of gun safety.
by vonalt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Combloc Pistols
Topic: 1961 East German Makarov
Replies: 18
Views: 12889
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Re: 1961 East German Makarov

The Makarov was the first gun I ever collected, prices back in the mid-1990s were ridiculously cheap. I could get 3 for the price one Bulgarian Makarov goes for now and LVC green box ammo you could get for $3.50 a box. I put thousands of rounds through my early ones. It was great shooting centerfire...
by vonalt
Thu May 16, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Bogart and his pistol collection
Replies: 9
Views: 5164
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Re: Bogart and his pistol collection

Bogart and Bacall were married in Ohio. Been to the farm now a state park here several times.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malabar_Farm_State_Park

Farm was left like it was when the owner died even down to the scratches in the kitchen door his pet Boxers made.
by vonalt
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22
Replies: 12
Views: 2500
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Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

I don't think they are planning any semi-autos, guys. That Mosin is a single shot and everything else they produce is a single shot as well.
by vonalt
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22
Replies: 12
Views: 2500
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Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Keystone which produces the Chipmunk .22 rifle has just announced a replica of the Mosin Nagant rifle. Evidently, they will be producing a series of .22 riles based on old war horses in the near future and the Mosin is the just first in their series. Retail is going to be $399 for the basic rifle an...
by vonalt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Bazooka Charlie
Replies: 3
Views: 1199
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Bazooka Charlie

I was reading up on WWII tank battles in Europe and I saw this link to a WWII American Flyer nicknamed Bazooka Charlie. Was curious about who this person was and what he did. His story is too good not to share. https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/this-daring-army-aviator-turned-a-scout-plane-int...
by vonalt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: returned to find account gone :(
Replies: 4
Views: 1395
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Re: returned to find account gone :(

Wish my bank investments did as well as my gun purchases have done. But then again a Bank CD is no where as much fun as a Mosin or a Mauser is.

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