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Posted: 12/30/2020 10:08:13 PM EST
Brent Snodgrass, who along with Vic Thomas created Gunboards.com and led it to be the premier C&R website, died a few days ago.  

He was young as in his very early 50s.  I never spoke to Brent, who went by Tuco on Gunboards, but we had exchanged IM and emails over the years.  He was a prince of a guy.

Brent was also an author, tour guide for trips to Finland, and an internet pioneer for gun owners.  He and Vic created Gunboards first and foremost to share their love of the Russian Three Line rifle, aka, Mosin-Nagant, and the military history of Finland.

Until I remarried in 2011, I spent many hours on Gunboards.  Sadly, many of the really old guard have died.  The 2000s were the glory days for milsurp imports and many in the “Cruffler” community shared our findings with others.  Because of Vic and Brent I was able to become a researcher for Karl-Heinz Wrobel on his 2 volume set on the Mosin-Nagant that was published in Germany in German.

God bless Brent and his family at these hard times.
Link Posted: 12/30/2020 10:18:01 PM EST
He was a good dude.
I ordered a m91 handgaurd from him and he was a little late getting it mailed out so he send the hand guard to me and refunded my money.
Link Posted: 12/30/2020 10:19:11 PM EST
Sad to hear. Tuco was a great guy.
Link Posted: 12/30/2020 10:53:15 PM EST
I bought a Mosin in 99 and joined that page right away. I always figured Tuco was older than that because his depth of knowledge was so vast. He was a really good guy.
Link Posted: 12/30/2020 10:57:29 PM EST
I met Brent many times and he was always entertaining.  Sad loss.  RIP bud.
Link Posted: 12/31/2020 1:59:12 AM EST
That explains why the Trader forum was renamed. Didn’t know the man but always sad to hear. I’m sure his knowledge, expertise, and friendship will be missed by many.
Link Posted: 12/31/2020 2:15:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/1/2021 8:20:02 PM EST
He was a great guy.  RIP Tuco.
Link Posted: 1/3/2021 8:38:37 PM EST
Spent many  hours on Gunboards and they were and are a great group of guys. Tuco was pretty good people and there was a time where a group buy was being put together by him that I was part of on some T34's , but it didnt work out.

Link Posted: 1/3/2021 11:46:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/5/2021 2:17:10 PM EST
Tuco is gone??

This so sad and a huge loss to crufflers everywhere.  
Link Posted: 1/6/2021 8:54:26 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/6/2021 9:39:10 PM EST
Damn.  Another great guy and resource gone.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 6:30:00 AM EST
Dang it, used to hang out there back in the day. He will be missed
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 12:57:23 PM EST
Sad to hear.  I'm glad for gunboards. A cool site.
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 1:26:12 PM EST
Damn. RIP.
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 2:12:43 PM EST
Prayers for his family...  he'll be missed...
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 12:53:14 AM EST
Tuco will be missed. God Bless
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