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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:33 PM

What is in and not in the safes.

A thread today inspired me to make this post. Maybe this will be a weekly event.

Remingtons first model 700 45-70 circa 1878. Enjoy!







Yes, I do shoot it occasionally. This rifle is a Remington Keene.

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Reply What is in and not in the safes. (Original post)
Magyar Heidinn Dec 2018 OP
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #1
Magyar Heidinn Dec 2018 #2
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #3
Magyar Heidinn Dec 2018 #4
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #5
Magyar Heidinn Dec 2018 #6
MeatSandwich Dec 2018 #7
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #8
Currentsitguy Dec 2018 #10
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #11
Currentsitguy Dec 2018 #13
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #14
Currentsitguy Dec 2018 #19
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #27
Currentsitguy Dec 2018 #29
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #31
_eek Dec 2018 #18
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #21
_eek Dec 2018 #25
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #28
_eek Dec 2018 #32
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #34
_eek Dec 2018 #38
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #39
_eek Dec 2018 #40
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #41
_eek Dec 2018 #46
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #47
TheShoe Dec 2018 #63
Banshee 3 Actual Dec 2018 #48
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #49
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #50
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #51
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #54
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #56
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #57
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #58
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #59
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #60
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #61
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #62
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #67
MeatSandwich Dec 2018 #17
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #24
MeatSandwich Dec 2018 #53
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #55
MeatSandwich Dec 2018 #64
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #65
MeatSandwich Dec 2018 #66
sobek Dec 2018 #70
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #71
sobek Dec 2018 #72
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #73
sobek Dec 2018 #74
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #9
MeatSandwich Dec 2018 #16
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #20
MeatSandwich Dec 2018 #52
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #68
Charlie Mike Dec 2018 #69
762Justice Dec 2018 #35
Cold Warrior Dec 2018 #36
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Dec 2018 #12
Magyar Heidinn Dec 2018 #15
Crazy D Dec 2018 #22
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Magyar Heidinn Dec 2018 #26
Crazy D Dec 2018 #30
Magyar Heidinn Dec 2018 #33
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Magyar Heidinn Dec 2018 #42
_eek Dec 2018 #43
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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:35 PM

1. Okilie dokilie

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:37 PM

2. No bump stocks nor a real M14 so will be boring.

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:40 PM

3. That's nice. Glad it makes you happy.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:45 PM

4. Are you not happy?

Could always give this god believing thing I heard about a try. Happiness guaranteed I’m told.

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:49 PM

5. I could, but gunz or gods just don't do it for me


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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:55 PM

6. Never found drunkenness and happiness compatible myself.

Have never seen many god believers who are truly happy either.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:37 PM

7. If a "gunz" ever saves your life up close and personal,

your smug little comments will change rapidly.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:49 PM

8. Well, I have lived the majority of my life and it hasn't happened yet

So I’ll take my chances.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:37 AM

10. I never thought I'd be in a fire either, but I still owned an extinguisher

Turns out it bought us enough time to get the pets and business servers out before the whole house went up. ALWAYS prepare for the most unlikely scenarios. They are the ones most likely to occur.

I've got:
Wood for the fireplace and 100 gallons of water in case the furnace fails of the power goes out and prevents the well from working.

Spare pipe in case a water line fails and I need to make an emergency repair.

A collection of various spare parts for the vehicle in case we break down.

Various power saws, nailers, etc and 1500 board feet of hard wood for who knows what situations.

An electric plumbing snake in case a drain gets plugged.

Chain saws, trimmers, you name it in case a tree falls or whatever.

Oh, and a shotgun, semi-auto AK47, .357, and a .38 Special in case someone kicks in my door or tries to break in and rob the house, hijack the car, or worse.

They are all tools acquired to deal with potentialities I hope never happen, but without which I'd get caught flat-footed if something happened and I didn't own them.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:51 AM

11. And there are people (preppers) who have

- A years worth of food and water supplies

- Seeds with which to renew a destroyed earth

- Geiger counters to determine when radiation levels are save

- A private, secure fall out shelter in which they can barricade themselves against the Zombie mobs and

- Yahweh knows what else

I am not one of those. Yet, here I am in my early 60s and have never needed any of the items you list (other than an electric roto rooter) nor those of the preppers. Maybe it’s that I live in civilisation. Go figure.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:03 AM

13. Not a "Prepper" in that sense.

It just makes sense to consider all scenarios. "Civilization" is a thin veneer at best. It is never more than one natural disaster away from collapse. Don't believe me? I refer you to New Orleans after Katrina. I have all the civilization I need. The last thing I want is to be surrounded by millions of people all hell bent on taking what I have and need to live.

Actually I consider the city, any city, to be the utter antithesis of civilization. Cities are nothing more than giant pens designed to corral, contain, and control as many people as possible. Throw a few restaurants, clubs, and museums their way and they don't even realize they live in a giant zoo. Millions of people all living with collective Stockholm Syndrome.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:23 AM

14. But a prepper would say the exact same thing to you

“It just makes sense to consider all scenarios.” It’s simply a measure of how much one’s life one wants to spend living it as opposed to spending preparing not to live it.

I grew up in FL and lived through hurricanes as a kid, although none as disastrous as Katrina. When one was coming, we simply went out and bought supplies for a few days and rode it out without electricity (no teevee!!! Books). No big deal and certainly not enough of a deal to have massive amounts of crap stored away to save ourselves.

Civilisation is the crowning achievement of humanity realised in the great cities of the world — NYC, London, Beijing, Amsterdam, Paris. It’s the architecture, art, literature, scientific achievements, music that separates us from the animals. To be part of it is to live in a city. The days of Thoreau are gone.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:46 AM

19. Crowds give me the utter creeps.

I don't do lines or traffic. Both drive me completely batty. The further out I am the happier. I can get two day delivery for pretty much everything I need. There aren't many cuisines I cannot cook relatively well. I've been all over Europe, Canada, Mexico, etc. We're even considering Japan in the next few years. They are cool places to spend a week or two, but that is about the limit of my tolerance.

There is a difference, BTW. A prepper KNOWS the world is going to collapse. I don't. I just take steps to ensure that no matter what happens I do not need to rely on anyone or any service but ourselves. I seem to have a bad habit of extremely unlikely bad things happening in our life. When you are on a well that is completely dependent on electricity, you tend to take steps to ensure your supply if there is an outage. It's over 300 feet down so an emergency hand pump is not really an option. Think about it. The heck with bathing, you can't even flush the toilet without water, let alone get a drink.

We as a neighborhood are pretty adamant about not wanting public water or sewage. We get a questionnaire about every two years and every time we overwhelmingly vote it down. Bringing that in would mean development, neighborhoods, crowds, traffic, lots of irritating rules, and all that entails. We have plenty of shopping and entertainment within 20-30 minutes away. That is close enough. We prefer it all at arm's reach.

This is more my idea of a good front porch view.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:35 AM

27. Not a prepper either but I think that many would disagree with your characterisation

I’m not talking about the ‘burbs here, I’m talking about cities. Yes, by definition a large city is crowded. As far as traffic, proper cities have public transportation and walking proximity to shop. I haven’t owned a car in this century. When I lived in NYC, DC, and now in London, I used the subway/metro/tube. When in Bosnia, I had a driver and a corporate vehicle.

As far as visiting as opposed to living in, I once did a project for ADP, the payroll outsourcer in Roseland, NJ, just outside of the city. Many of them lauded the pleasure of living out there and being able to visit the City, with is cultural attractions, at will. Yet, when asked, most of them took advantage of that sparingly, if at all.

Just saying there’s a world of difference between visiting and living in a city.

YMMV, however.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:46 AM

29. I think I'd go nuts without a vehicle

I lived in Pittsburgh proper when I was in college and even then I had a car. The thought of being dependent upon some scheduled public service made me feel extremely trapped. Back then, and to this day, we both really enjoy a long weekend ride out to the countryside. We usually have no particular destination. It's fun to get lost and find new places to dine or have a drink, or just to get out and walk a bit. I love the spontaneity of it. We keep an overnight bag packed in the car just in case. I photograph as a hobby, so I'm always looking for new subject material.

Actually our drives are why we are getting a convertible in the Spring. We drive a Mini Cooper right now, which is a blast, but we want something a bit more "fun" and frivolous. Hence the reason we're importing one of these from Japan:

A Suzuki Cappuccino

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:04 PM

31. Don't miss a car at all

The last car I bought for myself, excluding a few bought for ex-wives, was a brand new 1985 300ZX. Since then, if I absolutely needed a car, I would rent one. My second wife and I used to do that a lot when we lived in NYC to take day trips out into Amish country or down to Atlantic City.

Right now, even that’s not an option as my Driver’s License expired in 2014 and, until now, I hadn’t been in the States to get a new one. I’m here now for a couple of months and plan on getting one when I visit my only relative, a cousin who I haven’t seen in almost 40 years, in Atlanta.

However, in Europe, I can take a train virtually anywhere. If I want a day out, I can just pop over to Victoria, for example, and take a train down to Brighton. Or to Paddington and take a train to Windsor or Cardiff. Or to St Pancras and take the Eurostar to Paris (2 hrs, 20 mins). If I am staying down in Juan-les-Pins, a train will take me to Cannes or Grasse westward or Nice or Monaco eastward.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:39 AM

18. Maybe its that I live in civilisation.

Kinda makes your sig line a bit... suspect. The cold too much for ya?

An island unto yourself, firmly located in the middle of the desert..Go figure.

passive aggressive spouting is the funniest of triggerings.

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Response to _eek (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:48 AM

21. Have you read the book the quote is from?

If you had you might realise the reference is to spiritual, not physical, isolation. But hey, don’t let me get in the way of you explaining Hesse to everyone. Please proceed.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:08 AM

25. Look at the big brain on the Anglo-poseur....

Your self-puffery makes you look cartoonish.

Now carry on with your oh so propah civilization talk, yank.



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Response to _eek (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:39 AM

28. So the answer is no, you haven't read Steppenwolf. I didn't think so

As to “Big Brain,” mine is big enough not to make definitive statements on topics about which I have no knowledge.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #28)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:52 PM

32. Actually yes, both Siddhartha and Steppenwolf were in my college book list.

And along with Faust, major topic of discussion with my grandmother on the short comings of translation. Add to that list L’Étranger, (mother, mom or momma? See I can play pseudo-intellectual too yank.)

I see you spout, quite regular, far outside your wheel house. Now go enjoy a biscuit and maybe strike a Byronesque pose for us all.

Pompous popinjay, I just love the way it flows from the lips, and looks so good on you.





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Response to _eek (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 01:42 PM

34. I am quite surprised that if you have read Steppenwolf you were unaware that

the quote did not refer to physical, but rather spiritual, isolation. Odd!

If you are referring to Goethe’s Faust, I’m not sure why you’re bringing that into the conversation other than to indicate it’s another “book” you’ve read. Clearly, it predates the themes of societal and existential alienation that so dominated literature between the wars, albeit we can see the beginnings of such as far back as Arnold’s Dover Beach.

Certainly there are issues when translating from another language, but for the two Hesse books you cite, those are minimal. Steppenwolf is not particularly complex while Siddharta is very straightforward. Even I, in my third year of university German, was able to read it in the original. Granted, the same cannot be said for Hesse’s more complex works such as Das Glasperlenspiel.

As to Camus, The Stranger is an interesting but rather bleak work with little humour, even irony. I prefer the humour of Beckett or moreso of the absurdist Pirandello. And The Myth of Sisyphus is a slog to get through.

Odd you should mention Byron as another of my favourite quotes comes from him.

“Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most must mourn the deepest o’er the fatal truth, the Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.”

And on a related note, if one takes a beautiful woman to Venice, it is always useful to be able to quote from memory these lines...

I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs,
A palace and a prison on each hand:
I saw from out the wave her structures rise
As from the stroke of the enchanter’s wand:

They love it.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #34)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 02:52 PM

38. Ooh, you are so big! So absolutely huge. Gosh, we're all really impressed down here, I can tell you

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Response to _eek (Reply #38)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:02 PM

39. I believe you opened the conversation

Given that, I would have expected these concepts to be very familiar to you.

For example, Hesse’s progression from the lone wolf rebelling against bourgeois society to the dichotomy between the mind/spirit and the world/flesh struggled with in Narcissus und Goldmund. This tension is ironically resolved in Das Glasperlenspiel. Knecht (“Servant”) eschews the world of the intellect, Castilia, for the ordinary world only to drown in saving a child because he (Knecht) can’t swim.

But I’m sure you knew that.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #39)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:07 PM

40. Ironic, you glean so much from Hesse...

Yet can't quite decipher I am quite done with you.

Do your pontificating with someone that is impressed with your constant aggrandizement.

Good day sir.

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Response to _eek (Reply #40)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:12 PM

41. But I was so looking forward to learning more about Hesse from you!

Very disappointing. I certainly hope I haven’t offended you in any way. Maybe we could talk about literature during the years between the wars and not focus exclusively on Hesse? Your expertise would be quite welcome.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #41)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:46 PM

46. Ah, see I do not claim expertise, nor even much interest.

Lit has never been my favorite of the arts. And I have always spent my reading time on history. To each his own.

No offense at all, I still find an irony in your choice of sig line. Juxtaposed with your all out exaltation of City, the noise and bustle you celebrate is definitely at odds. Perhaps you are not as in love with the density as you portray yourself to be?

But I do so doubt a conversation with you on any subject would be to my liking, I love to learn, which is an open admission to ignorance, something I have no shame of, nor attach a stigma to.

You, conversely, love to expound, expansively, as Expert. I find that boorish, and tiresome.

If you were to have a discussion, say.. over a pint, as a bloke, not a boor.... Well that would be fun, I do not think that is in the cards.



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Response to _eek (Reply #46)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 06:40 PM

47. Well, no problem. I love history as well

Particularly the period from the Treaty of Versailles to the invasion of Poland. But also the Belle Epoch in France as well as the second half of the 20th century in Eastern Europe, particularly the Balkans. On that time I would recommend Rebecca West’s Grey Falcon, Black Lamb as an idiosyncratic view of that time in the Balkans, albeit a 1000 page view.

Of course, the most fascinatinting figure of the century was Josip Broz. When I lived in Sarajevo, 20 years after his death, many people still longed for the days of Tito. There was the conviction that he provided an equitable balance among the three key ethnic groups even though he was a Croat himself.

I would also recommend Joseph Kaplan’s Balkan Ghosts as well as the six part BBC documentary on The Death of Yugoslavia. Sarajevo represented the best of mankind and, of course, mankind destroyed it. When I was there in the early 2000s, ethnic hatred was the dominant emotion. But also there was an overwhelming sense of sadness and loss.

If you like “fictional books” about the time, I recommend Alan Furst. His books all document the bad choices forced upon good people by the extremes of Fascism and Communism in the time leading up to WWII.

History and literature are intertwined. It’s impossible to understand, for example, Tender is the Night, without understanding the history of Europe in the first three decades of the 20th century. Or impossible to appreciate Montmartre without understanding the commune movement. The same with art and music. It’s all part of the great pageant. To focus one one at the expense of others does a disservice to oneself.

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Response to _eek (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:23 PM

63. Those are boring books

Mine were fun: circuit and system analysis, antenna design and theory, etc.

Makes one well rounded.

LOL.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:15 PM

48. Maybe you live in an area without Hurricanes, Blizzards, Tornados, Nor'easters

Let's call it LaLa land.....


Most of the rest of us, on Planet Earth understand its a good thing to be prepared for contingencies

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #48)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:27 PM

49. As noted elsewhere, I grew up in FL and, amazingly enough, survived several hurricanes

withou 25 guns and a room full of ammo.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #49)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:31 PM

50. As if your life matters.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #50)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:33 PM

51. Ah Chuckie

I always admire your understated wit.

Out of curiousity, anyone spring that trap on you yet?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #51)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:21 PM

54. Nope. I'm curious to see if the faker returns now that

his fraud is so obvious to the military members of the forum.

We take a dim view of his sort.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #56)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:24 PM

57. LOL

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #57)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:37 PM

58. Poor Chuckie. Screaming about Socialism lately?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #58)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:46 PM

59. Using a pedophile to defend a moribund, murderous political system.

Interesting.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #59)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:54 PM

60. Who has accused Allen of being a paedophile?

Not Rohan Farrow. Not Soon-Yi.

Tell us about it.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #60)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:56 PM

61. He likes to pop 16 year olds

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #61)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:02 PM

62. And, if thats the legal age of consent? Or do you want the laws to conform to

Your Christian morals?

My second wife was 16 when I was 38 (although I didn’t know her then). Does that offend your morality?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #62)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:05 PM

67. Fascinating.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:36 AM

17. That's what those folks that die by gunfire usually say.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:58 AM

24. Never even been shot at so

If it’s gonna happen, it better happen soon.

BTW, not been hit by a meteor yet either. I don’t spend my time worrying about or preparing for either.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:19 PM

53. How do you know you've never been shot at? All you know is you've never been hit.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #53)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:27 PM

55. Ok. Do you really want to say that?



How do you know you’ve never been hit by lightning? All you know is you’ve never been hit when not grounded?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #55)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:32 PM

64. Just like lightening, if you hit by gunfire you'd know it.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #64)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:34 PM

65. Yeah, but I don't walk around grounding myself against lightning

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #65)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:38 PM

66. Clearly, you don't understand what I was referring to.

You might never know about a shot that was fired and missed, but you would damn sure know about a close lightning strike. Feel free to take your pseudoscience bullshit elsewhere.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 08:40 AM

70. I went almost my whole life without ever having a gun.

Decades were spent here in the peaceful Shire learning hand to hand and melee.

Over the years I've had to correct some folks. I tossed a guy down a flight of stairs for inappropriate verbage, (no cop call), been in my share of dust-ups under the neon lights of the Long Branch, and was a regular participant in the two fights a night behind Piccadilly Corner.

But nowadays I feel like I should carry a gun. The world changed, I didn't. The Shire is the Shire no more and after being jumped by four idiots, (I won that fight in spectacular fashion), I see the need for a more rigorous defense of my family and my aging ass.

I hope it doesn't happen to you, being in an unreasonable situation, against an armed and unreasonable foe. I've seen random crime, sudden and deadly with no apparent motive, that's why they call it 'random.'

So I always carry a gun, it's always concealed and I never tell anyone I have it. I want my guns to be a big surprise.

I wish I could go through my entire life with your fun and idealistic attitude. That's the way my life looks, on the surface.

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Response to sobek (Reply #70)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:09 AM

71. A sensible enough attitude

and perfectly reasonable. I’ve just never felt that need for one. I am fascinated by those who feel the need to engage in “gun porn.” But amused by those perpetual posters who have never shoot anyone in their lives commenting on unfortunate situations with some variant of “better not try that on me because I got my gunz.”

I’ve hardly remained in “the Shire” all my life as well, having lived in DC, NYC, Riyadh, Sarajevo, HK and London amongst other places. Still never needed one.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #71)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:49 AM

72. I like your state of mind in those cities.

I just don't want to be the last unarmed idiot at the OK Corral. I don't think I could thoroughly enjoy exploring a place while constantly worrying about safety. I'm prone to culture shock so I'm suspicious when I'm the only English speaker.

My night job is a clerk and we have gun magazines there on the rack and between 2am-6am there is a regular clientele of camo dressed men ( who never buy a magazine) trolling and grumbling around the racks.

There used to be titty magazines there but at least someone would buy one once in a while.

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Response to sobek (Reply #72)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 12:29 PM

73. Culture Shock - How I got over mine

My early forays abroad on business were to Saudi working for a “Beltway Bandit” consulting company back in the early ‘90s. I had led a $35M proposal for a Saudi government agency and we were in Riyadh boxing up the hard copies in the middle of the night for submission. Given the corruption in Saudi, it was a requirement that each vendor’s submission be securitised by a wax seal using the submitting company’s (generally the Saudi agent) unique seal.

So here I am, this hot shot consultant from DC in my $700 bespoke suit with my expensive designer braces that were in vogue at the time sitting around a table with a bunch of Saudis in the thobes and ghutras, half of them barefoot with their feet on the table, securing a bid to modernise computing hw, sw, and data using a technique popular in the Middle Ages. That’s when I knew I wasn’t in Kansas anymore and if this was the life I wished to lead, I better get used to it.

I did and it’s been a hoot ever since.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #73)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 04:54 PM

74. I got my bad case in the onion factory in Southern Idaho.

First I realized I was the only white guy in the factory besides the owners

They had a cafeteria in the factory, the lunch room. 500 men and women speaking rapid fire Spanish. This is by no means to offend anyone, but it was a chorus of,

La la la la, and it was giving me a headache. Despite being a stranger and no communication whatsoever, I was treated fairly.

The bosses would come around, yell some stuff in Spanish at me and I would calmly nod and pretend I understood all of it. I had to figure it all out myself.

You made a pretty smooth transition, me, not so much.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:41 AM

9. You have to understand: he's untested so that makes him better than us.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:35 AM

16. Better than us? I'm pretty sure that's inaccurate.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:47 AM

20. Keep in mind...

appreciating architecture makes him better than the craftsmen that built it.

Living safely and sheltered makes him better than the cops and Soldiers that shield his bubble.

And hes not stuck with a wife and kids like us lesser being. He saves up $2,000 to buy pussy like a real man! Because offspring are yucky and wives and girlfriends don't know how to fuck.

(BTW he's a zealot for Darwin.)

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:18 PM

52. Thanks, that clears up a lot.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 02:24 PM

68. Hi Chuckie! Missed this. One Correction.

I have no need to “save up $2000”

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #68)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 02:44 PM

69. You're not spending $4,000 to $10,000 a week on whores.

Or maybe you're just low T.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 02:01 PM

35. "Stop liking what I don't like"

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Response to 762Justice (Reply #35)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 02:08 PM

36. People are free to like what they like

just as others are free to have their opinions on those likes.

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:55 AM

12. Very nice. Photo composition suggestion.

For people that don't know what a 45-70 is, have a few rounds on the table with a roll of dimes for size comparison.

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:25 AM

15. Thanks, will do that for next weeks episode of

“What is in and not in the safes”

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:50 AM

22. Oh, I know what a 45-70 is, and what they cost :-)





Winchester model 1876, 1886 manufacture. Been in the family since 1899

I haven't fired it since I inherited it but it's in working order $5.00 a round, forget that

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:54 AM

23. Santa bought me this for Xmas



Fulton Armory M-1 Carbine. These are new production rifles using a combination USGI NOS parts with new CNC manufactured receivers and barrels made to USGI specs (most new replicas use cheaper parts).

Haven't fired it yet, won't get a chance till next month but I expect it'll be like shooting a new issue WWII Carbine

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:28 AM

26. Did not know these were being produced, nice.

Have two Carbines in my collection, a NPM and a Rockola. Have had a few others but passed along in order to upgrade. One was unissued condition IBM that was traded in part for the Rockola.

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 11:48 AM

30. Been in production since 2012

Before that FA used surplus NOS USGI receivers or ones they got in that were in good shape. I've 2 USGI Carbines here now, CMP bought Inland and a import marked one I've used as a "shooter" the past year.

FA made rifles ain't cheap, I could have gotten a cheaper "commercial" spec one (cast parts vs. forged to USGI spec) at 1/2 the price but I've owned several of those over the years and never had much luck with them.

I figure this one proves itself I'll have Fulton rebarrel my import marked one and tune up the CMP bought one

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #30)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 01:22 PM

33. Thanks, looked up Fulton, interesting.

This is the what I have for a USGI collection of that vintage. Still looking for a Winchester Carbine and Garand of WW2 vintage, however, being too picky on condition or I would have one.

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 02:20 PM

37. I see I'm not the only one who keeps records on the computer



I'm torn on getting a Garand, I want one for historical reasons but I've always like the Carbine more. I'm going to get the Import marked one rebuilt 1st then decide.

I keep a round count on all mine too, same file

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #37)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:28 PM

42. Insurance purposes mostley.

Keep another file for reloading and range data. iPad is handy for taking places, also, it houses my ballistics program.

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Response to Magyar Heidinn (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:32 PM

43. That FN49 piques my interest. Is it Argentine?

A '49 is on my bucket list, to go with my MAS 49/56, SVT 40 and Garand for my 'Iron Will, Iron Sights" collection. My cousin has an Egyptian 8mm, but I want a 30-06

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Response to _eek (Reply #43)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:38 PM

44. It is. Have had all of them at one time and the LUX is a hard one to find in mint condition.

I regret selling the SVT 40’s now, had two from Tula, both pre imports.

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Response to _eek (Reply #43)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 03:41 PM

45. Have a 56 MAS that has been redone in 308 and takes FN mags.

Functions fantastic. Leery of it though, it is French.

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