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Posted: 4/28/2009 12:07:39 PM EDT
Hey guys.

Tony K posted this in the KKF mag conversions good to go thread, but I thought I would start a new thread as well.

Kurt died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night.

RIP Kurt.

Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:13:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:15:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:19:07 PM EDT

RIP my friend.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:19:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 12:20:09 PM EDT by chapperjoe]
oh man that's horrible.  

enjoyed a M17 of his,
spoke to him a few times,
he was one heck of a 'if there's a way, I'll figure it out' kinda guy...
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:45:20 PM EDT

He did some work for me a long time ago, he was one of the go-to guys here.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:59:21 PM EDT
I had him do work for me on my .45 AR.


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Link Posted: 4/28/2009 2:08:37 PM EDT
Thats to bad.He was a Great Guy and did some great work.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 2:21:59 PM EDT
He'll be missed
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 2:33:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 2:43:15 PM EDT by Delmarksman]
WTF, need more info. What happened.

Man that sucks, Kurt was a great asset to the community.

Prayers for him and his family.

Link to article

ETA: link to more info.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 2:34:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 2:37:49 PM EDT by AR-fan]
I know he was doing what he really loved –– riding his motorcycle. Damn, that news makes me really feel bad. He did a lot of stuff for me and he was easy to work with. He had some medical problems for a while and I thought that would be the thing that would take him out –– not his bike! My condolences go out to his family members –– I know I'll miss the guy. a long time ago, Kurt was a regular here on ARFCOM and a lot of people liked him –– some didn't. I had my ups and downs with him and I really liked the guy just the same –– for me this is the end of an era.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2009 2:36:47 PM EDT
I'm actually going out riding after I get off work today.

I'll say a little something special for him while I'm out and about.

I always hate seeing other riders go down for the count.  RIP.  
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 2:43:14 PM EDT
(Thousands of ban era ARs hang their fake A2 flash hider equipped heads in mourning.)
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 3:55:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:02:48 PM EDT
RIP Kurt Wala

You will be remembered more than most of us.

Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:14:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:51:44 PM EDT
A very sad day for both his family as well as his extended family here at ARFCOM.  Kurt was an inspiration to many of us, including me.  He did phenomenal work, some of it long before others even thought of it.  A great loss to the firearms community. Sincerest condolences to his family.  
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Link Posted: 4/29/2009 5:18:19 AM EDT
That Sucks We had planned to but never got the chance to ride together.
Thas is a Big Loss to all of us.
Rest and Ride In Peace.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:29:22 PM EDT
I never got a chance to have any work done by him nor did I know him but I admired his work for sure.
Rest in Peace Kurt.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:50:52 PM EDT

Scooters are killers
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 1:16:26 AM EDT
Always admired the pics I saw of his work.  Really wanted to order one of his .22 barrels as I have beaucoup .22 conversions.  

Condolences to his family.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 4:10:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/30/2009 4:11:24 AM EDT by brushdog]

Two of my rifles worked on by Kurt:

Link Posted: 4/30/2009 2:29:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 3:07:57 PM EDT
Fuck that is Horrid!!!!!!!!!!!!

RIP man

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 12:54:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 1:04:30 PM EDT by RevMetric]
I didn't know him, but the fact that he rode a VMax automatically elevates my respect for him.  VMax pilots are a unique and rare breed.


Link Posted: 5/1/2009 12:58:19 PM EDT
RIP Kurt

Thank you for the excellent rifle products during your short stay with us.
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Link Posted: 5/1/2009 2:00:29 PM EDT
Wow. Sad news indeed. I followed many threads that mentioned his barrel work and happy results. He was very well-liked and in demand non-stop for his skills as a machinist and gunsmith. Via con Dios, Sir. You will be missed.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:07:11 AM EDT
He was an awesome machinist and gunsmith, the uppers he built me are my favorites.  Great guy to talk to also, always seemed to me to be the kind of guy that lived more in a day than most live in a month.  He'll be missed by all.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 8:27:23 AM EDT
That sucks!!

He did some barrel work for me on my DI 357sig rifle.  He was a stand up guy who did great work.

A sad day......
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