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    I'm sure they (CC company) will try to get their...

    I'm sure they (CC company) will try to get their money back somehow.
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    here it is. 129962129963 There was some prior...

    here it is.
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    There was some prior moderate corrosion top front that made the oval-pw stamp pretty faint when it was all done, even though I tried to be as delicate as possible to that...
  3. What a waste. Boyds "replacement" shotgun stocks

    So, I got my unfinished walnut in the mail today.
    18 ring 97 slide handle - spot on and will work just peachy.

    1897 butt. fit up is good, with just enough room to pull tight with a proper slight...
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    I doubt it. The phone number is disconnected. No...

    I doubt it. The phone number is disconnected. No one ever responded to my snail mail, or emails.
    I got notification this week of a credit in full to my credit card from the charge I disputed....
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    For those too lazy to read the finer print, only...

    For those too lazy to read the finer print, only (1) pistol allowed...ever, no matter what grade you received in any of the past sell-offs. Looks like they are still in the 3rd iteration now.
    I...
  6. Thread: What is this?

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    Haha! autocorrect strikes again!

    Haha! autocorrect strikes again!
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    you have a good point. I doubt I'd get the chance...

    you have a good point. I doubt I'd get the chance to look inside it. I think that's a German eagle on the side of the cylinder, like the nickel plated one I found a pic of.
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    Here's another similar. The loading gate lever is...

    Here's another similar. The loading gate lever is off though.
    https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/products/154415-german-velo-dog-22-short-ah6595.html

    edit: one more. note the large screw. other...
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    possible German made...

    possible German made
    https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/products/149155-late-german-velo-dog-635-caliber-pr52824.html
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    That's what I've been googling for weeks now...

    That's what I've been googling for weeks now trying to find this variant. The Belgian ones have a different extractor mechanism on the yolk. Some of the Spanish ones come closer, but have a small...
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    What is this?

    A friend sent me some pics of this pistol handed down to him in the family. Looks to be a type of Browning pocket revolver? It's 6.35mm. Looks like it's missing the safety lever. I also know it has a...
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    sorry, bruce. can't help you with the load. But...

    sorry, bruce. can't help you with the load. But if you really did have a home-brew question I'd be all over it...
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  13. Could be dingy colored oil too. Appears to have a...

    Could be dingy colored oil too. Appears to have a slight translucence to it.
    If it is surface rust, boiling in plain old water will convert it to magnetite (bluing). Then again, with so little -...
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    I might also then suggest "Six Frigates", the...

    I might also then suggest "Six Frigates", the story of the origins of the US navy.
    Other than the fabulous account of how our Navy was built, including the political context and forces of the...
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    Fake?! people ask for PayPal friends and family to avoid...

    people ask for PayPal friends and family to avoid the fee (4.5% I think). Whenever I do business with someone for the first time, I always offer to eat the fee, and ask for an actual invoice via...
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    yes. it read like a petty juvenile's love diary...

    yes. it read like a petty juvenile's love diary more suitable as a romance novel than a historical reference...but it was interspersed with valuable details of how such a co-ed army functioned in the...
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    If you haven't read it yet, I recommend Joshua...

    If you haven't read it yet, I recommend Joshua Slocum's autobiography "Sailing alone around the world", set right in the tail end of this transition. An old sailing master out of work decided to fix...
  18. I fortunately never stood in line for pay, being...

    I fortunately never stood in line for pay, being well in to the days of direct deposit only ;) However, the line of Marines was snaked all the way throughout the ship to draw a cash advance on your...
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    My credit card company is taking care of it....

    My credit card company is taking care of it. However, they said that since the transaction was further back than 3 billing cycles, I would have to dispute the transaction in writing through snail...
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    Fake?! Often these scammers will use an older persons...

    Often these scammers will use an older persons name/address as it is easier to raid their mailbox and it is easier to create an online identity (emails, phone numbers, etc.) for a person with little...
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    you bet. Then again my pictures backlog has grown...

    you bet. Then again my pictures backlog has grown to exceed the work backlog now. I had a long term kitchen restoration project this past year that resulted from one of the plastic hoses on my...
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    Thanks much. For my birthday present to myself,...

    Thanks much.
    For my birthday present to myself, I put in an order of x1 rack grade and x1 expert grade from CMP. I have a complete M1C mount that's been burning a hole in the desk drawer. Will be a...
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    I read the English translation I linked to above....

    I read the English translation I linked to above. It might not be there since your page 72 reference in Allerberger could very well be what I was remembering.



    equally interesting.
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    I have read what could be called a "first hand...

    I have read what could be called a "first hand anecdote" of Russian snipers being trained in Germany. I think it was either in Sepp Allerberger's memoir or Roza Shanina's diary where there is a...
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    I heard back from Craig at Ohio Ordnance Works...

    I heard back from Craig at Ohio Ordnance Works today (their description didn't say what the finish was - was told not only are they made and finished to military contract specs, but I could get two...
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