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Posted: 10/4/2007 2:11:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 2:23:30 PM EST
Sad what our kids are being told these days.

Link Posted: 10/4/2007 2:24:12 PM EST
Looks nice. Marines know how to maintain weapons I see

It is unfortunate it could not stay in the family, but better it go to a good home than get set aside and forgotten to be a victim of neglect.

Link Posted: 10/4/2007 2:35:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2007 2:35:26 PM EST by bigcraig]
Not sure how I feel about this:

On one hand, I think it is a crying shame that it didn't stay in the family.

On the other hand, GOOD SCORE FOR YOU!

Link Posted: 10/4/2007 2:43:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 2:53:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:
At least it is in the hands of someone who will care for and appreciate it.


Exactly. I'll never give my kids any of my guns if I don't think they'll appreciate them.

Glad to see it go to a good home. Be sure it finds another good home someday...
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 2:54:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 3:07:00 PM EST
Nice pistol. Too bad that society today has to deamonize something that is not evil because people can't blame criminals.....

Nice gun, and I'm glad that it found a home that will understand it's heritage. Best thing for it really.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 3:18:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 3:31:00 PM EST
Nice, really nice. Your collection still makes me sick to my stomach.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 3:35:41 PM EST
You're going to get it chromed and put pearl grips on it right?
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 1:22:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
You're going to get it chromed and put pearl grips on it right?


No pearl but I chromed the dog snot out of this one !





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Joke ! Not really mine.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 1:27:32 AM EST
Sadly, someone nickel plated the 1925 Remington UMC 1911 I bought. Thankfully, I got the plating off.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 3:02:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By RolandofGilead:

Originally Posted By SGB:
At least it is in the hands of someone who will care for and appreciate it.


Exactly. I'll never give my kids any of my guns if I don't think they'll appreciate them.

Glad to see it go to a good home. Be sure it finds another good home someday...



I have a nephew (loves the out of doors, guns, fishing, hunting) who while he doesn't know it will be getting all of mine.


You don't know how happy that makes me, Uncle SGB.
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 3:40:35 AM EST
So how much did you get it for?
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 5:33:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 8:16:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
So how much did you get it for?


He wanted the SA Milspec I had in the case, so we traded.





No..........really?

Wow......
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 8:24:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2007 8:24:56 AM EST by wildearp]
Damn fine Remington Rand!!
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 9:13:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By bigbore:
But in this case, I know the son of the Marine who carried this through Guadalcanal is telling me the truth. I'm sad that he decided to trade it off, but he said I'd appreciate it more than his Kids or Grandchildren.
www.adcofirearms.com/junkpics/guadalcanal.jpg


...that is kinda sad that his own kids/grandkids cant appreciate such a fine piece of history

glad to hear though that its in good hands
Link Posted: 10/5/2007 9:38:09 AM EST
Nice score
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 9:25:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:00:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
So how much did you get it for?


He wanted the SA Milspec I had in the case, so we traded.




What did you do get him drunk first.
Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:07:50 AM EST
I met a friend of a friend who had an old M1 Carbine that he brought back from Vietnam. He told of killing the former VC owner and taking it, and a few stories of numerous VC he terminated with it.

He wanted to sell it, he said he just wanted rid of it. He didnt make me any offer to sell, so I didnt offer to buy, I think he wanted it far removed from his mind, and knowing I had it wasnt far enough.

It didnt look so pretty, but the stories were


I also shot a FA Thompson a former member here brought out. He bought it from the Veteran who was up in age and carried it in the Battle of the Bulge.



He also had his 1911.


The title is very correct, buy the gun and not the story, but some of the "Tales of the Gun" are incredible.




Link Posted: 10/6/2007 11:30:04 AM EST
Nice pistol.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 4:57:33 AM EST
I see this happen around here once in a while. I've seen a few old vets sell off thier bring backs. It's is in the best interest of the kids that they do so. One old fellow I know would not want the criminal son or dope head grandson get thier hands on a gun of any type. It's a sad truth, and He knows it.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:45:16 AM EST
It's not a 1911 but my dad gave me the Mauser HSC that he relieved a German officer of during the campaign for the Po River valley in northern Italy. He even typed up a letter of where and when he got it for me. Said that he remembered it well because this officer had been searched by 3 other GI's before my dad interrogated him.
Bet 3 GI's got their fannys chewed upon pretty well.

Not much monetary value but it is priceless to me.
Thanks Dad
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 5:46:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CavVet:
I met a friend of a friend who had an old M1 Carbine that he brought back from Vietnam. He told of killing the former VC owner and taking it, and a few stories of numerous VC he terminated with it.

He wanted to sell it, he said he just wanted rid of it. He didnt make me any offer to sell, so I didnt offer to buy, I think he wanted it far removed from his mind, and knowing I had it wasnt far enough.

It didnt look so pretty, but the stories were hock.gif


I also shot a FA Thompson a former member here brought out. He bought it from the Veteran who was up in age and carried it in the Battle of the Bulge.

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He also had his 1911.


The title is very correct, buy the gun and not the story, but some of the "Tales of the Gun" are incredible.


I WANT that Para FAL!!!
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