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Link Posted: 11/23/2022 10:42:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By New_Username:


It's a fun one to pull out and make people freak out for a second.

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Had this in my pocket when the fedboi gave me his coin.

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Smells like feds in here
brownells
Link Posted: 11/23/2022 10:45:58 AM EST
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My Lynyrd Skynyrd Peavey Mace amplifier, for when I really want to piss off my neighbors. It's one of the first ones they got in 1975. I restored it back in 2020.

Link Posted: 11/23/2022 11:26:27 AM EST
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My dining hall card, from a brief stint serving with the Canadian military at BFC Valcartier.





Do I get NATO flair now? ;)
Link Posted: 11/23/2022 11:44:50 AM EST
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Per my avatar, I like Gallet watches. This is a 3-subdial Gallet Decimal, one of 4 known to exist. Circa 1953



Link Posted: 11/23/2022 12:09:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
I like Arfcom because occasionally one out of a thousand people is like "what's that thing" while my friends and family say ridiculous things like "stop buying that" and "you're going to die cold and alone."  
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Medieval furniture is my jam.  Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 11/23/2022 12:54:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Smells like feds in here
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Originally Posted By New_Username:


It's a fun one to pull out and make people freak out for a second.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/234241/20221112_192920_jpg-2598067.JPG

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/234241/20221112_192913_jpg-2598068.JPG

Had this in my pocket when the fedboi gave me his coin.

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Smells like feds in here


Super boring story of how I got it. I work at a gun range, couple guys came in to shoot, gave everyone working a coin. I'm not that special.
Link Posted: 11/23/2022 1:03:35 PM EST
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I have a meteor but can't remember where I put it. My wife said I gave it to my daughter but she said I did not so one day I will go on an Easter egg hunt for it and take pics.
Link Posted: 11/23/2022 1:47:48 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/23/2022 10:09:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

Damn.  Thought I liked big, obnoxious things.

You gonna hang that on a wall or ceiling?  It looks cool.  
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Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

Damn.  Thought I liked big, obnoxious things.

You gonna hang that on a wall or ceiling?  It looks cool.  

Maidened that bird this afternoon and it flies awesome!
Link Posted: 11/23/2022 11:18:17 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/23/2022 11:36:23 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 5:10:41 AM EST
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Nice.  Unexpected picture from home.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 8:44:53 AM EST
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Forrest Gump seems to be doing well for himself.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 12:35:52 PM EST
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Is that Sawmill and 161?
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 12:43:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Plumber576:


Is that Sawmill and 161?
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Originally Posted By Plumber576:


Is that Sawmill and 161?


Yes.  BD's Mongolian Barbeque would be just over the viewer's left shoulder.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:03:00 PM EST
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My Dad lived in W. Germany in the 80's.  He had friends who would scuba dive at night under bridges and scour the mud for weapons tossed in at the end of WWII.  This .50cal cap and ball pistol came from the Rhine.  It's in remarkably good shape.  The springs are gone, but the action still works.

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I also have his Steiner 7x50 binoculars he got as a gift from a friend.

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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:08:08 PM EST
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Flamed Vega wagon

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Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:20:44 PM EST
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Tariq



The inscription in Arabic reads, "A gift from the president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein."

Impossible to track down the exact history of this one but it was likely given to a high ranking official or one of his personal security guards. It was sold to me by a peshmerga general.

There were two versions of Tariq produced. One version which was quickly and cheaply produced for as many Iraqi soldiers as possible while they were at war with Iran, and one version which was carefully reproduced from the original Beretta M1951 design specifically for Saddam to give as gifts. Here they call them "big line" and "small line" referring to the size of the engraving.

Mine seems to have been a holster queen. Barrel looks absolutely pristine but it has all the tell tale wear marks of being in a holster it's whole life.

Shoots great. If I'm ever able to get it back to the US it will probably go in a museum but till then, it's my daily carry (when I'm able). If anyone has ever seen one with this inscription in the US, let me know.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:26:11 PM EST
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Sorry. I have that
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:26:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:

French cleats.

Holes every 4 inches.  Align with studs, add mediocre plastic anchors in remaining holes.  

I order lengths equal to the picture, move it left or right to align holes with studs, mark it, cut the excess, then mount to wall.

The picture I just posted hit three studs  which is great because it's heavy as hell.

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We mounted a 60 pound mirror in our NC dining room using a French cleat. It's the best method I know of for that kind of weight because, as mentioned, you engage multiple studs independent of the mount points on the piece.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 3:29:25 PM EST
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Anyone have one of these?

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Unfortunately it is missing 2 parts,
The round ammo mag that sits on top, the oval name plate that mounts to the top rear of gun.

If you crank the handle the barrels rotate and there is a clicking sound to mimic firing sounds.
Anyone have a complete one or info on these i would love to hear more about them.
Link Posted: 11/24/2022 8:11:16 PM EST
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One of two carbine length RIS II prototypes.  Intended to submit as a rail upgrade for the Army M4 PIP in 2011.









Link Posted: 11/25/2022 3:46:44 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/25/2022 5:22:12 AM EST
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I have a diving alarm off of a deconned boat. trying to run the numbers down to figure out which one.
Link Posted: 11/25/2022 7:42:59 AM EST
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Link Posted: 11/25/2022 10:07:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By seand1111:


@35Whelen700

That’s badass. Does it still work?
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The Joplin, MO national guard armory had one of those last time I was there about 12 years ago.
Link Posted: 11/26/2022 1:23:07 AM EST
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Colt Paterson 1839 carbine in 525 smoothbore made in 1841 ................

Link Posted: 11/26/2022 1:57:48 AM EST
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Stage used guitar picks handed to me by Adam Jones himself.

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Link Posted: 11/26/2022 8:19:40 AM EST
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you probably win if cost is the final goal; how's that do with rebar?
Link Posted: 11/26/2022 11:54:23 AM EST
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Niiiiice.
Link Posted: 11/27/2022 7:48:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kozaki:
This might fit the description; a first-edition of Ed McGivern's 'Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting and Police Training'.  


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Five rounds of .38 S&W Special in 9/20ths of a second; the rectangular outline around the group was drawn with an ordinary playing-card.

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Five rounds of .38 S&W Special in 2/5ths of a second:

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The revolver McGivern used in shooting the above groups:

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what distance were those shots made? very impressive
Link Posted: 11/27/2022 2:08:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By HankZudd:

what distance were those shots made? very impressive
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McGivern's speed record shooting was done at 15 feet.  That was also the range used by other shooters who wanted to attempt a challenge.

It bears mention that there was no use of the sights in those extreme speed shots; he had such fine muscular control that it would have been redundant to aim in a conventional way.  However, McGivern was also a pioneer in mounting telescopic sights on his pistols, so he was definitely not against using sights.

Also, he was about three months past his 59th birthday when the 2/5ths and 9/20ths record were set (the dates given on Wikipedia are incorrect).  Almost a senior citizen, and still a shooting machine.

Link Posted: 11/27/2022 2:25:50 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/27/2022 4:50:11 PM EST
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1974 HD FLH with custom paint of The Allman Brothers album cover art from Where it All Begins. The dash has the Eat a Peach album art and is signed by Gregg Allman. The autograph was clear coated over after it was signed.
Link Posted: 11/27/2022 5:23:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MARINE-ORDIE:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/276871/20221009_122102-2557159.jpghttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/276871/20221009_122046-2557158.jpgColt Trooper my dad carried in Vietnam with 2 confirmed kills.

You can just make out the two notches he cut in the grip.  I also have one of the dead commies guns.


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Best post in thread so far.
Link Posted: 11/27/2022 5:31:58 PM EST
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Link Posted: 11/27/2022 6:00:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DKUltra:
Stage used guitar picks handed to me by Adam Jones himself.

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Bad ass. The shadow box is neat too.
Link Posted: 11/27/2022 9:18:27 PM EST
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That reminds me...

Link Posted: 11/27/2022 9:22:44 PM EST
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AOR1 anodized Hk 416 rail
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Link Posted: 11/27/2022 10:21:54 PM EST
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I can't remember if I already posted these or not. A pair of cast iron blacksmiths. Grandmother told me that she played with them
as a kid,early 1890's. She said that they were pretty old then. I'm guessing that they may have been used as doorstops.


Link Posted: 11/27/2022 10:24:56 PM EST
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Based on my observations of what a broadly diverse group GD is (despite the stereotypes), I doubt there's anything someone here doesn't have.
Link Posted: 11/27/2022 10:26:08 PM EST
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I’m reasonably certain that nobody else on Arf has a chunk of the guidance system from a Russian “Kalibr” cruise missile

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Link Posted: 11/28/2022 3:26:40 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:
That reminds me...

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If you want to talk military awards, I'm probably the only person to ever earn both individual "President" awards: the Presidential Service Badge and the President's Hundred Tab.
Link Posted: 11/28/2022 7:51:50 PM EST
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This is a sample of dirt I scraped from Chapo's escape tunnel that led from Altiplano Federal Penitentiary to a residence under construction about 4500 feet away. My intent was to submit it to UTEP School of Mines for analysis, but never got around to it.

I was in both ends of the tunnel.

You never want to end up in a Mexico prison if you can avoid it.
Link Posted: 11/28/2022 10:15:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By von_landstuhl:


If you want to talk military awards, I'm probably the only person to ever earn both individual "President" awards: the Presidential Service Badge and the President's Hundred Tab.
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Originally Posted By SgtKiwi:
That reminds me...

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If you want to talk military awards, I'm probably the only person to ever earn both individual "President" awards: the Presidential Service Badge and the President's Hundred Tab.


Tell us more. I'm ignorant of those awards.
Link Posted: 11/28/2022 10:15:55 PM EST
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Couple of patches from work trips in the Pacific.  The Tuvalu Police patch came off the Chief's sleeve.  I was on Tuvalu for a week, good place to relax and get away from everything.  The Vanuatu patch from the airport ARFF station at Port Vila.  Quite a bit ahead of some of the other islands I've been to.  

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Link Posted: 11/29/2022 4:16:34 AM EST
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Tell us more. I'm ignorant of those awards.
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The Presidential Service Badge is awarded to military members after one year of service as military staff to the President. In my case, I was at the White House Communications Agency from 1987-1989 (Reagan and Bush).

The President’s Hundred Tab is one of the four permanent tabs in the Army, the others being Special Forces, Ranger, and Sapper. The Tab is awarded to the 100 top-scoring competitors in the President's Rifle (or Pistol) Match during the National Matches. Typically, there’s about 1100 in the rifle match.
Link Posted: 11/30/2022 8:46:19 AM EST
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i don't know that another complete example exists.  i've seen a picture of the outer box from a museum in europe but have no way of knowing if the contents are there or not.

they were discontinued in '44 and they were told to use up existing stockpiles.  the crews didn't like all the preparation and wanted ready to eat foods
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