Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:00 am

Ok this is a hard one for me guys. I couldn't budget in a restored Glenwood 6 and any new guns at the same time. As well as being addicted to stoves and coal and am addicted to guns as well, as a collector. I collect military rifles from all over the world! Mostly old curious and relics. They all work though. I restore them all to working condition if they are not already in such condition. I even have a Russian rifle used in the winter war, captured by Finland and used to win the war against Russia.

Anyways today and tomorrow is the best gun show we have in Richmond and I am depressed that I can't go :( . I would love to pick up another rifle to add to my collection. I also need to buy more surplus ammo. But I had to make the decision to buy the stove and that leaves no room for fun purchases this weekend :( .

On the bright side though I dont have to battle all the folks who are just buying guns to buy them. The govt. sure has them all stirred up. Rightly so in a sense but Whats the best way to control a body of people ? Chaos.


I'm still mad, sad and happy all in the same day! What an emotional roller coaster!
Smokeyja
 
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:04 am

It's just amazing when WISDOM kicks in ain't it Josh ;)
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:07 am

I can only shoot one at a time anyway. :)
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:07 am

PS--I had a friend way back from Finland--He told me stories of his time in the service just patrolling the Russian border day after day. He was also an outstanding cabinet maker--he always used to say--"must make YIGGY" for no matter what he was working on :)
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:09 am

freetown fred wrote:It's just amazing when WISDOM kicks in ain't it Josh ;)


Haha I know Fred! It looks like my Dad's practicality has been passed down to me!

It's not like I "need" the guns. Not at the moment at least. Hopefully never !
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:13 am

freetown fred wrote:PS--I had a friend way back from Finland--He told me stories of his time in the service just patrolling the Russian border day after day. He was also an outstanding cabinet maker--he always used to say--"must make YIGGY" for no matter what he was working on :)


I was amazed to find that the cosmoline Coated Mosin nagant 91/30 had Finish stamps and markings when I cleaned it off. I did all the research and found out about the winter war and how Finland, even though out numbered, kicked Russia's ass!
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PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:15 am

Smoke, I think you made the better choice, just like with gold & silver your supposed to buy low & sell high if that's your goal, for myself I normally just hold or trade if anything. I had a sweet old I believe it was referred to as a Swedish K sniper rifle I had all the paperwork done & was gonna bring it back from Nam, long story but a officer took the papers & tore them up so I threw it under the tracks of a passing APC. :mad: I should have just shipped it home the sneaky way but thought I would do the right thing.
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:31 pm

The guns shows around here have been a ZOO. Absolutely crazy. Ammo is up 2-300%, people are paying $1/round for .223/5.56 and .308/7.62x51.. Tha's nuts. The price of 'black guns' has doubled, Used ot be you could buy a generic AR for !$800, now it's rare to see one offerd under $1500-$2000.. Even the plane=jane ones are $1500, and the gun shops are sold out.

I guess a stove is a good substitute for a gun purchase... may not feel that way though. At leas you can use the stove all winter without annoying your wife and neighbors.. :D

Stoves.. Hmm, maybe I should get some more work done on my stove-project. :mad:

Greg L
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:47 pm

LsFarm wrote:The guns shows around here have been a ZOO. Absolutely crazy. Ammo is up 2-300%, people are paying $1/round for .223/5.56 and .308/7.62x51.. Tha's nuts. The price of 'black guns' has doubled, Used ot be you could buy a generic AR for !$800, now it's rare to see one offerd under $1500-$2000.. Even the plane=jane ones are $1500, and the gun shops are sold out.

I guess a stove is a good substitute for a gun purchase... may not feel that way though. At leas you can use the stove all winter without annoying your wife and neighbors.. :D

Stoves.. Hmm, maybe I should get some more work done on my stove-project. :mad:

Greg L


I figured it would be! It kind of makes me mad that everyone is now jumping on the band wagon... I mean it's good in a way but it's like when I bought my apple computer in 2001 and it was the first year for OSX . No one bought macs and there was no support for them really which was awesome! I could go to a apple store easily without going to the zoo and I could buy stuff at my leisure . 2 years later the market for them exploded and every left wing hippy nut case in the world wanted one and I then had to compete with them and worst of all be around them .... Their long term support for older macs went away and their good customer service as well. Just like America it turned into a flop!

Now that I have money to buy the guns I want . The prices have skyrocketed. And all the retards who don't know how I handle a gun are buying them. But it's ok I don't need a AR15 or an assault rifle anyways. I can still shoot damn far with a Mosin Nagant 91/30 long rifle ;) . You can have the best guns in the world but if you can't shoot they are worthless ;) .

In fact the 91/30 was used as a Russian sniper rifle. And the 72x54 is no joke of a round! Also try the manlincher carcano rifle! It was the rifle used to shoot Kennedy (supposedly) I have one of those too. There is no greater satisfaction than hit a distant target with iron sites and a pre-WWII rifle ! Even my SKS can hit the distant targets pretty damn well.

The stove I can play with at home. The guns I can't . Unfortunately I am not zoned for such things.
Smokeyja
 
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:30 pm

Same, even in this communist bastion Greg. My ol' man went to a shop in the city - they didn't even have 10-round MA compliant mags left ... let alone prebans. All sold out of ammo too. The guy just put in an order for 100k rounds, and has 90% of that sold already ... and the truck's not even there yet!! :shock:

Glad I stocked up when I did. I've been priced right out of the market.
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PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:41 pm

Im sure i speak for all of us... vote new thread with some pics of all those vintage weapons please? :clap:
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:56 pm

dcrane wrote:Im sure i speak for all of us... vote new thread with some pics of all those vintage weapons please? :clap:


Hmm maybe . I'm skeptical about posting certain things on the net . I'd have to think about it.
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:26 pm

:yes: :no2: Yes to what you said Smokya and no to pics.

Kevin
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PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:41 pm

Smokyja,something's are better left to there imagination! :yes: :yes: Keepaeyeonit
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PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:51 pm

I'm not going to post any other photos of my collection but I will leave with two of the Finish Capture Mosin Nagant 91/30

It is my favorite rifle of all times and it fires very well. It was heavily used in the war I could tell and for functionality I replaced the bolt when I fire it but for originality I have the original bolt to go in it. The only problem is if you fire it with the original bolt it will just fly out of the reciever .

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I have a little bit different take on guns. I do own new ones but my favorites are the old ones used in war. Now I can't say for sure if the rifles I own we're used on the battle fields but to own a piece of history like that is amazing. When you hold it you can imagine being that Russian soldier who is captured and then being the Finnish soldier who takes charge of the Russian rifle to defend his country. Or a soldier could have fallen holding this rifle and then the workers who built the rifle with the precision and determination during the war. These pieces of history hold a lot of truth, sadness, fear, anger and so on. It's almost like you are there when you hold these things . That might sound weird but I have a fun imagination :)

I hope I can continue to collect so that I may pass the history down to my children. I have different rifles from different wars and a story to go with each one.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War

I really should go back to school and get a history degree and do something with history. Metal work isn't as fun for a job lol
Smokeyja
 
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