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    I forget what the deal was with the refrigerator...

    I forget what the deal was with the refrigerator trucks and the body bags. It wasn't what they made it out to be, that much I remember. It most certainly wasn't common. There were maybe half a...
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    One thing I'm finding fascinating is the extreme...

    One thing I'm finding fascinating is the extreme difficulty I'm having finding the death data for the United States. Several trackers stopped tracking in March. The CDC doesn't even have a link I...
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    If you mean Trump, the man responsible for...

    If you mean Trump, the man responsible for getting the vaccine out as fast as it was, yes.

    Hydrogen Peroxide is a common disinfectant used in medical facilities because it has no scent. It has...
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    Really doesn't seem to be much happening other...

    Really doesn't seem to be much happening other than the government getting more frantic about people getting vaccinated. Several states and cities are making it mandatory to be vaccinated or tested...
  5. Heck, I can go to 100 yard sales over weeks and...

    Heck, I can go to 100 yard sales over weeks and find nothing interesting. This may make it look like it's easy but it isn't. I also live in an area with a lot of antique shops plus I go out of my...
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    Mike seems to think he has the parts. He has to...

    Mike seems to think he has the parts. He has to do some digging.
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    German 1888 Commission Rifle

    They are all German technically but a lot of those around today were transferred to Turkey which is what I have already. This one was missing from my collection, a non-transferred 88. All matching...
  8. Good day today. Started off by driving past a...

    Good day today. Started off by driving past a yard sale where there was no parking and the wife saying there was a helmet there but it wasn't green, it was white with blue. I went back and it's a...
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    If it were mine, I'd leave it alone. There are...

    If it were mine, I'd leave it alone. There are apparently enough examples of actual military plating that I'd just go with that story. Can't be proven but can't be disproven either.
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    It's my understanding that a lot of people are...

    It's my understanding that a lot of people are leaving South Africa, not necessarily of their own choosing. Confiscated farms, etc.

    As for riots causing super spreader events, the United States...
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    I was wondering about that today when I picked up...

    I was wondering about that today when I picked up some lumber. An 8' 2x12 was $56. Current price on an 8' 2x4 is $10. They were around $2 when the pandemic started. I don't think these prices can...
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    Not much Covid talk in Pennsylvania these days. ...

    Not much Covid talk in Pennsylvania these days. Most of the news seems to be coming out of California where a few counties are implementing mask mandates again. Sherriff came out yesterday and said...
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    Clive Cussler and the four or five co-writers he...

    Clive Cussler and the four or five co-writers he worked with before he died. I'm wondering how much longer his name will be the main name on the books. I've bought at least four since he died. I...
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    I have collected many things over the years...

    I have collected many things over the years starting with football cards, then baseball, then US stamps, US coins, Canadian coins, toy cars, Ertl banks and dozens of things to a lesser extent. I...
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    We were pretty poor financially when I was a kid...

    We were pretty poor financially when I was a kid so I didn't get a lot of new things. My uncle however was an only son and the youngest with four older sisters and he got everything. And as he got...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=56758

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=56758
  17. Going rate for a 1907 Spanish Cavalry Sword?

    Spotted one of these yesterday at an antique shop identified as a "vintage British sword" for $250.

    No scabbard, covered in light rust but would likely clean up with minimal pitting but little...
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    That second photo freaked me out for a second. I...

    That second photo freaked me out for a second. I thought you took a side trip to Vietnam in the 1970's.
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    The World of Diecast Cars

    Picking up some Dinky diecasts got me wondering this morning about these little cars.

    One of my favorite toys as a kid were Matchbox vehicles. I had a hundred or so probably, mostly hand me...
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    I don't think so, four week backorder.
  21. I ordered one of the Atlanta Cutlery ones this...

    I ordered one of the Atlanta Cutlery ones this morning. Not sure if I should thank you or curse you for starting this thread. I'm usually not much into replicas but this just looks too good to not...
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    It's in the US also. Massive suicide rates among...

    It's in the US also. Massive suicide rates among veterans here. Way above normal society. They are trying to get help passed for them but not having much luck.
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    The bottom of the mortar screws on the normal way.

    A new purchase today, not surplus but a significant addition to my military toy collection. Local reuzit shop, kind of like goodwill, had a...
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    Pockets were one of the first places I looked. ...

    Pockets were one of the first places I looked. Nothing there. These pockets are pretty tight. Size is just ink stamped at the collar. You are correct though, I have found the tags inside pockets...
  25. Anyone actually try the wire cutters on bayonets?...

    Anyone actually try the wire cutters on bayonets? Curious if they actually work or damage the blade.
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