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WOW!!!! the guy is a fricken genius to put something like that together with few pieces of alumium :thumbsup:, daddy like very much :laugh:
 

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Another WOW!!!! In order to appreciate that fully, just try wrapping your mind around the physical geometry of the operational concept, then repeat the process with the materials needed, then whittle it out in your basement. I'll bet a couple of good engineering programs on your computer would help but still........?
Would the belt be considered a High-Cap mag?
WOW indeed!

I don't care what forum this is in cuz it's beautiful and I'll trade him a twelve pack of 91/30's for it.
 

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Very cool. Maybe we need a second thread, "How many guns did you buy during lockdown?"

I think I bought 85, from a guy right here on Gunboards. 1/6 scale and plastic but still - good purchase!

I also discovered the pretty-close replica StG 44 in .22 I never knew about before, on special for $325 at CDNN but mags have become unobtanium, which was gun purchase No. 86, also a good one.

In short, I got off cheap. ;-) :)
 

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I was not locked down. Did everything I normally did.
 

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Ya, I was able to "stay Normal" until we came home to the village with our spring catch and this place has all sorts of rules, mandates and such.
Well, in 1918 they were able to stop the Spanish flu with strict quarantine, just south of here, and it was much much more deadly, a townsite, Marys Igloo on the Seward Peninsula had 2 survivors out 320 people that go around, were just thankfull it isnt really that bad.

As well, in an odd twist of record job losses in the US, my oldest daughter scored a job as "Covid co-coordinator" starting at 35$ an hour.....

So were outta here and back to the best quarantine ever....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqjHYjxI2iM&t=62s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBUm9uzYglk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M1KxxwkKBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbBxVkt2vic
 

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Ya, I was able to "stay Normal" until we came home to the village with our spring catch and this place has all sorts of rules, mandates and such.
Well, in 1918 they were able to stop the Spanish flu with strict quarantine, just south of here, and it was much much more deadly, a townsite, Marys Igloo on the Seward Peninsula had 2 survivors out 320 people that go around, were just thankfull it isnt really that bad.

As well, in an odd twist of record job losses in the US, my oldest daughter scored a job as "Covid co-coordinator" starting at 35$ an hour.....

So were outta here and back to the best quarantine ever....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqjHYjxI2iM&t=62s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBUm9uzYglk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M1KxxwkKBQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbBxVkt2vic
The media is trying to make it seem as that bad.
 

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Similar locked down this time..
property improvements..
waxed truck three times in 4 weeks..buffed it out last time..
laid paving stones to dog house,
organized ammo,
and long term food supplies reorganized And filled needs next 6 months..
if I’m working I’m not stressing..
cleaning the basement garage ..
gardening, phone calling, reading, praying ...
and healing from health related and deaths of close friends locally..
Moved all ammo to a centered local cool place..labeled.
RFD..news..food sorting and safety ..chilling!
 

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Luckily I was able to telecommute with my job, things were slow but my salary didn't change. However, we just had our first baby so that has kept me busy. I did pick up several new guns off of a local trader board. I got in some extra range time that I normally wouldn't have been able to as well.
 

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No auctions or shows to go to; bought some rifles locally in mid-March (a Peruvian 1891 Mauser and a beater No. 4 Mk. 1) that I ended up selling. Swapped a so-so Hungarian M44 for a Series 8 Nagoya Type 99 in late May.

My best investment from a collector's point of view was books: I bought nearly 30 firearms books, nearly all used.

I also researched and wrote an article about foreign rifles in use by the Spanish Republicans during the Spanish Civil War. I posted it here last week.
 

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I basically hibernated. I watched all the trips and occasions that make my active life interesting get cancelled and became more and more introverted as I became more and more due to health conditions and age the ground zero target for the bug. I watched 3 close friends die as a result of cancer or the flu complications. Endured the frustration of not having any funeral or remembrance services I could attend to honor them. I became more keenly aware of just how fragile my existence is in relation to age, health, and ability to do the things I want to at my age. I also became more aware of just how stupid and heartless many younger people are in relation to following rules in order to protect others and older people less able to fight disease because of their age and health situation. Their cavalier and brainless attitudes toward a simple inconvenience like a mask point out just what they care about and that is simply themselves. What the heck it only affects the older generation at about a 70 to 90 percent rate of death level. I'm good at 20 something I can get through it no matter what happens to the older more useless generation. The ones we don't listen to anyway so who cares about them. It sure has changed my attitude toward the young'un's I deal with through life. Granted I probably won't be around that much longer but ask me for a favor kid and your gonna get my new attitude from now on.

Then there is the group that is still hanging on to the its all a media building this up from nothing. There's the simple fact of numbers (stilted or not) something is out there killing mostly seniors who should be enjoying the ends of their lives from the fruits of their lifetime of labor. That used to be called the American Dream but I fail to have a name for what is happening these days. I have seen first hand many older collectors pass on and the fruits of their labors and passions go to a bunch of worthless relatives fighting like dogs for every scrap they can get. It makes me sick but it is happening all the time especially in my life lately even among some of our members.

So I guess I have been getting bitter and old watching what has been happening around me during what is supposed to be a lockdown to try and control a dreaded epidemic. I just pray we all come out of this wiser and older and more preventative of preventing what has been happening around us. Bill
 

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I have seen first hand many older collectors pass on and the fruits of their labors and passions go to a bunch of worthless relatives fighting like dogs for every scrap they can get.
The one thing (OK many things :) ) I can be reasonably sure of still owning when the reaper comes is the guns. It's not looking like any of my heirs will appreciate them, so I'm thinking of putting some kind of auction instructions in my will. That way the guns bring what they are worth and land in good homes where they are appreciated.
 
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