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hello my old friends and new ones.

#1 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:17 pm

It is me Charles Lipswell.of brain surgery fame. Still alive and doing well I continue to improve. I have worn out two regular wheelchairs in less thanL18 months. And dance they are not the expensive electric chairs I get to pay out of pocket for them.
Which hurts my gun budget.
I went to an orthopedist a few months back and got x rays. Turns out my right foot has been dislocated in three places. I just don't know when. It happened. I had thought it was just tightened Achilles tendon from lack of use.
Am looking into surgery. I could well be on my way to walking again. So yeah.
I had put on some unneeded weight you may recall. I hit 224. Well last year I got down to 190 and was feeling great.
I have been around 202 for about 6 months but still feeling better. I have been and will continue to try for 190 again.


I picked up a project Remington model 1917 last week. Once I detiemine its accuracy i will restore it to issue condition. I bought the bayonet. Last year. I will have to rebuild my cash reserves before I make a go. At it.
Side note the rifle came with a sling which I have reason to believe is a Danish m1 sling based on color and the flat buckle.

I must say I have missed all you guys over the last 18 months.
It was fun and helpful posting on my progress.
I will try and stop by more often in future.
You guys are free to email me post here or find me on Facebook.
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#2 Post by Rapidrob » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:33 pm

Welcome back. It is good to read you are doing better. A shame about your foot. but it could have been worse.
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#3 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:16 pm

Yeah. Like I said all these years I thought it was atrophy and Achilles shrinkage.
A few years ago I had some therapy and he got the foot flat I just couldn't do anything with it.
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#4 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:19 pm

Last month just before a disastrous haircut.
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#5 Post by OldGrouchyGuy » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:11 am

Howdy CHarles,
long time no see. Its great to see ya back. I'm back stateside now (for good I hope). i DROPPED A LOT WEIGHT (went from 215 to 150). I cut out All carbs (beer, bread, pasta, chips) and cake, sweets, candy, sugar (I use Stevia instead). I also do intermittent fasting where you eat all your meals in less than 8 hours and fast for the other 16. I eat at 2PM and finish by 8 -9 so Im really eating everything in 6 or 7 hours.

It has done wonders with weight loss. I feel great.
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#6 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:02 am

OGG good to see you too.
Glad you are going better.
I am 6 ' 1" and for most of life I can't say I was over 160. I had a 28 inch waist into my 30s. The 224 was rough. But 200 is mwnagable. I will keep working on it though.
I cut out a lot of stuff including sandwiches. Though I will still have one on occasion. I cut way back on potato chips.
And I only eat corn chips with my lunch time burrito.
No easy way out. But I will do what I have too to keep it near 200 or lower.
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#7 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:52 pm

Glad to see the Tokarev man back in action.
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#8 Post by echo1 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi Charles, good to see you're getting along. Pleased to make your acquaintance. PAX

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#9 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:46 pm

Hey 72 USMC!
How goes the search for the elusive Tokarev bb gun?
I am still on the lookout but no luck.
I know you don't have ALL the Yugoslavian Tokarev yet as I still have two. :)

I finally finished my Frankenov t54,tt33,m57 build. I will do a write up in Russian pistols later.
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What's knew with you?.
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#10 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:38 pm

I have never seen a Russian Baikal BB original Tokarev pistol converted to a BB gun for sale at any antique shows or gun shows. However, I did find a Baikal original Russian Makarov converted to a BB pistol- its a generation 1 from 1999.
see this info /history: https://worap.blog/2017/01/11/baikal-mp-654k/
Likewise I got a Umerax Webley pellet, Luger BB, and the air soft and bb Toks. No Baikal, but you just never know.
See this P38 http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... f=79&t=727
I kind of stopped buying real firearms due to a stroke last year and started to clean up the junk and get rid of stuff. I used up 2 of my 9 lives :lol: First the heart stuff and then the stroke. I came out of it about 5 days later with only minor memory loss and hearing loss. Its like pill city. And now hearing aids. A lot of, What did you say???? :doh: :doh: :snooty: :snooty:
No more archaeological work and less money, more bills, and I also, finally, last month got a new, used 3 year old Mac rather than the 2003 Mac. At least I can go on flee bay and post pictures without having to go to the library. The last pistol I got was a sterile slide Tok from Todd at Family. The only two things on the bucket list are that Russian BB Baikal and a Norwegian K98k in 30-06.

Sterile Tok posted at the end of this old redone post. http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... 8&start=15

I also had time to redo and combine all the old Mauser K98k stuff into a large new post due to the Great Extinction:
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... 771#p16771

I also wrote up a short history of the forum, maybe you can add what you remember from the old times prior to the Great Extinction and the Photo Bucket switch to pay to post photos that killed all the photos in the Wayback machine saves. It is crazy how many members never came back. Some of the ancient ones are slowly rebuilding their old posts. Candyman is also ill. So time is catching up with the old vets.
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... =79&t=2203

O the new thing is toy lead soldiers, cures the urge for the hunt, but less expensive than guns :oops: :roll:
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... =79&t=2528

I also redid the write up on the Morgan Explosion Lamp: http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... f=79&t=186

We all give out a big thank you to Ericfate for the restart of this forum.
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#11 Post by vandle » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:04 pm

Welcome back Charles
Good to see you are on the mend
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#12 Post by 72 usmc » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:09 pm

Charles, I forgot, here are the pics and review of the nice Webley pellet revolver. It also comes in BB form and different finishes. Nice to shoot in the basement.
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... =49&t=1676
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#13 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:39 am

Thanks. I am off to bed but will reason up this afternoon.
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#14 Post by luigi » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:44 pm

Charles

Glad you made it back as a many of the troops have been looking for you!

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#15 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:18 pm

Thanks. Nice to be back Luigi.
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