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4 years 52 weeks ago, 11:46 AM

greg az

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Think we all do this occasionaly, least i do. I am about the simplist individual i know (no smart ass comments here) Meaning my tastes are simple, i own one watch, wear the same pants till the wife gets tired of them and i find a new pair haning in the closet, one of those, "my owners manuel is a one pager" things. Now when it comes to guns, and especially handguns thats a diffrent matter. In the past 40 years ive gone thru a bunch of them, some i hold on to, most i sell/trade. Sometimes I surprise myself and hold on to a gun i expected to shoot a couple of times and trade, case in point is a little freedom arms .22 that weighs less than (as runaway would say) my reft rut and im at the certified "usta have a set" age. My oddest is a Ruger Blackhawk in 30 carbine. I stll remember taking off from work in Tucson and getting this baby, must have been bout 84 or so. To top it off this was when stainless was just getting big and YEP i got it in stainless. Then to tame the recoil i put Hogue rubber grips on it, hog legs just dont look good in stainless and black. Had to buy a shoulder holster (they only came with 71/2" bbl) I never got it to group tight, it took out what little hearing i had left, was fun shooting at night as it sorta looked like a 16" battle ship with all the powder burning outside the bbl.. The thing was everybody would look at it and say.. uh.. why did ya buy it. Your turn..

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4 years 52 weeks ago, 12:03 PM

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I have no strange guns

The only ones I have are where the lead thingie comes out the pointy end really fast when you pull that little lever at the bottom and there's this loud sound. Seems to work OK.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
4 years 52 weeks ago, 12:41 PM

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Worst one was an old Star 9mm, looked like a 1911 in 9mm. It was an old military piece. A guy called the Traders in San Leandro sold em for $29.95 back in the early 60's. It was loose and didn't shoot very straight, but hey neither did I. Traded it for something else I needed...

4 years 52 weeks ago, 2:10 PM

greg az

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Just got off the phone with the doc, and have an early Christmas present. Weve been pretty worried around these parts since we found out the radiation treatment for the prostate "appeared" to have failed. I got the results of the bone scan back, and it's that praise the Lord stuff.. Negative.. So while were waiting for the ct scan it means it didn't spread so far that i have to worry about Schuyler stealing my seat here by the pot bellied stove. All in all a good day here in AZ

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4 years 52 weeks ago, 2:14 PM

greg az

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I think i remember you posting something about that.. I was going up to walmart to buy batterys for ours this earlier, got to late and decided to put it off till tomorrow. What year is yours? Ours is an 05 LT extended cab short bed.. Love that truck, as you know it has all the power in the world, and i still get close to 20mpg if i keep my foot out of it.

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
4 years 52 weeks ago, 3:38 PM

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I bought a piece a long time ago from a friend that needed the money. I was scared to death to get caught with this piece because it was full auto. I never got to shoot it, was actually glad to get rid of it. Supposedly, two guys were trying to get a military contract, when one of the partners took off with the investor cash. This left the original partner holding the empty bag, so to speak. He sold the units that were complete to try and pay back the investors. I don't know if the BS is true or not. It was called an M68, I'll try to find the pic and repost it.

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4 years 52 weeks ago, 5:15 PM

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I owned a Steyr Scout in .376. Why? I don't know. It was a whole lot of firepower in a compact rifle. Even with a 19"brl and comp. stock it was not overly abussive to shoot. But then again it wasn't something a person would want to sit and plink around with either. Anyways since I didn't see any Cape Buffalo in S. Illinois I figured I didn't need a firearm like that and so on down the road it went.

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4 years 52 weeks ago, 5:51 PM

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naa .22 mag

I bid on this gun on a whim, and dontcha know i won!!!...its a lil revolver , and too my suprise got a little bite to it.no bigger than a key chain and shoots 5.I called it my favorite mistake.....Greg glad to hear so far so good....as a fellow survivor, im with ya Bud

...check... G-AZ
4 years 52 weeks ago, 6:13 PM

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I once took a Mossberg bolt action 16 gauge in on trade for a piece of shit Italian .25 semiauto. It had a clip magazine that held 2 rounds (as I remember) and a twist-it-around C-Lect Choke. Ugly as hell. I stripped the stock & finished it flat black. Reblued the barrel & action with Brownell's Oxpho Blue. When I got through it looked better than it did, but still ugly, and it was still a bolt action 16 gauge. I tried for 2 years to sell it, & all I got was scornful laughter, sometimes near hysterical. I finally threw it in on a trade when the other guy & I were $25 apart. I think I lost money on the deal, but I was so glad to finally get rid of the shotgun that I didn't care.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 52 weeks ago, 6:54 PM

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I bought a sawed off

double barrel 12 gauge with a sawed off stock and threw it in a spare barrel bag for an M60 that had followed me out of the crotch,i strapped the bag on my sissy bar of my sportster,duct taped my K-BAR to one of the front legs of the frame and proceeded to ride from Cali.to Minnesota,made it as far as Durango,CO and traded the shotty for some good times,that was a long time ago,i still have the K-BAR.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 52 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

Anonymous

my strange gun

i traded a .marlin 22 bolt rifle for a Marlin model 55 goose gun which is a 12 guage bolt action with a 2 shot magazine and originally had a 36 inch barrel that someone had butchered down into a shotgun pistol.the barrel was around 10 inches long and they had cut off the stock into a pistol grip and wrapped leather around the grip.i was like 15 or 16 at the time and a friend had gotten it somewhere.i thought it was cool so i traded.it hurt like a bitch to shoot and didnt hold a pattern at all.i traded it off for a drive shaft for my chevy pickup.called it the "thug buster"

4 years 51 weeks ago, 6:18 PM

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My first gun ever was a Daisy .22 bolt action with a rotary magazine. Talk about a piece of shit. Thing was wobbly inside the stock and the rear sight fell off after about a month. But I was a kid and it was my first gun, and I loved it.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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