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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) Today, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By mawkie
Morphy is a love/hate thing for me that I've...

Morphy is a love/hate thing for me that I've discussed here before. One of those houses that you'd be best served by attending in person to allow for inspection. Since acquiring James Julia's auction...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 15th, 2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By mawkie
You did great again! I'd like to think I could...

You did great again! I'd like to think I could take credit for being a role model... :lol2:
There's a cult-like following for the Reichsrevolver. I've seen much worse examples sell for way more...
Forum: Gun Shows October 10th, 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,120
Posted By mawkie
Yup, look at all the kerfuffle over the colors...

Yup, look at all the kerfuffle over the colors red, white and blue at an AA school pride day recently. Alvin York is turning in his grave. BTW, for the Cruffers among us you want to check out the...
Forum: Gun Shows October 9th, 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,592
Posted By mawkie
Where to start... For us C&R guys the fact that...

Where to start...
For us C&R guys the fact that 95% of imports dried up due to lack of goods or government bans made sure vendors didn't have a reliable supply of inventory for shows.
Then you have...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 8th, 2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,724
Posted By mawkie
You gots lots to choose from! Early Rugers, Colt...

You gots lots to choose from! Early Rugers, Colt Woodsman and High Standards. I'm highly partial to C&R .22 autos. Love the Woodsman and early HS. Just starting to get acquainted with the MKI. Got a...
Forum: Gun Shows October 2nd, 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By mawkie
One of the few remaining shows worth attending.

One of the few remaining shows worth attending.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 1st, 2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By mawkie
Another thief! :D I watched a German contract...

Another thief! :D I watched a German contract M400 rig at auction over the weekend and it was a total bloodbath, two people wanted this one REAL bad. Condition was OK, nothing to write home about....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 30th, 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By mawkie
Thief! It was a VG buy @ $550, outright theft @...

Thief! It was a VG buy @ $550, outright theft @ $450. You owe KH195 a free meal for sure, that was a generous tip! But credit to you for being smart enough to recognize a good deal on a rapidly...
Forum: Gun Shows September 30th, 2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,551
Posted By mawkie
My initial thoughts as well. But then I...

My initial thoughts as well. But then I remembered that the Harrisburg show would always fall on the same March weekend as the huge MACA show. What I would do was drive up I83 to Harrisburg and do...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 27th, 2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By mawkie
The bayonet had to be easier to find than the...

The bayonet had to be easier to find than the rifle!
Forum: Recreational Shooting September 24th, 2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,582
Posted By mawkie
With a collection of my size and scope I try to...

With a collection of my size and scope I try to do a "theme day" to help make the decision easier. One day it could be French autoloaders like the MAS 49 & 49/56. The next session it's Finn MNs. Or...
Forum: Gun Shows September 19th, 2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,551
Posted By mawkie
This is interesting! I've frequently attended the...

This is interesting! I've frequently attended the MAX show in Monroeville PA (outside of Pittsburgh) while home visiting family. But the venue isn't the greatest and parking sucks. York will be a...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 17th, 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By mawkie
That Krag is purty! You don't often see them with...

That Krag is purty! You don't often see them with that much original finish on the receiver. Very nice furniture too.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 17th, 2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5,650
Views: 840,092
Posted By mawkie
Dan, get used to taxes getting charged over the...

Dan, get used to taxes getting charged over the 'net. The recent supreme court decision South Dakota V. Wayfair makes it possible for a state to demand that a company selling and shipping taxable...
Forum: National 2A Issues September 16th, 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,401
Posted By mawkie
The citizenry will only agree to obey laws that...

The citizenry will only agree to obey laws that they consider fair. Pass something viewed as unfair or overbearing and most folk will ignore it or find a way around it. There's a reason why...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 14th, 2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5,650
Views: 840,092
Posted By mawkie
I'm not an SKS guy but for those who are and have...

I'm not an SKS guy but for those who are and have their 03 AIM has Chinese early 60s vintage matching SKS...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 14th, 2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By mawkie
See more than a few 1935-s with broken safeties...

See more than a few 1935-s with broken safeties and they're impossible to source these days. In fact there's one languishing up on Gunbroker right now. Makes you wonder if someone enterprising...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 13th, 2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By mawkie
Wow, that's in un-issued condition, bolt/chamber...

Wow, that's in un-issued condition, bolt/chamber issues notwithstanding. Nice! Gotta wonder what it would be worth intact.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 13th, 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By mawkie
Thanks! Think I'm OK for now as some members of...

Thanks! Think I'm OK for now as some members of GBs French forum have shared pet loads that have a good track record.
Been looking for the perfect example of a 1935-S but it's eluded me up to now....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 13th, 2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By mawkie
Found this one in a tiny auction. I was focused...

Found this one in a tiny auction. I was focused on finding a nice Colt Woodsman Sporter and it lead me to this DSM. Scary part is that I put in what I thought was a mild bid, nothing too aggressive....
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 10th, 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By mawkie
Starline is now selling & shipping this brass,...

Starline is now selling & shipping this brass, 250 pcs / $55 (https://www.starlinebrass.com/765-french-long/). Larger amounts w. better pricing available.
Got my dies, the fellow who built them is...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 10th, 2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By mawkie
Here's a Youtube video worth checking out....

Here's a Youtube video worth checking out. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhMGYpR8ooo)
I've got the crazy over-built Swiss armorer's tool that's now selling in the mid $300s. Yikes!
Forum: National 2A Issues September 9th, 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,409
Posted By mawkie
Bang on!

Bang on!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 9th, 2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,795
Posted By mawkie
While my first crush on an accurate .22 pistol...

While my first crush on an accurate .22 pistol was the HS Citation (still have the one I bought back in 1980) my heart has gravitated to the Colt Woodsman. Just beautiful pistols.
Never did warm up...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 9th, 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By mawkie
Excellent thread! I had no inking of the...

Excellent thread! I had no inking of the existence of this first lot until your email the other day. Just when you think you might have a full grasp of a subject...
And I have no excuse since I own...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 5th, 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,650
Views: 840,092
Posted By mawkie
Yeah, when I see something like the first thing...

Yeah, when I see something like the first thing that crosses my mind is "OK, what's wrong with it?". Humans do make mistakes and you might get lucky but 99 out of 100 times I'm sure the pricing is...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) September 3rd, 2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5,650
Views: 840,092
Posted By mawkie
Also noticed 4-5 Swedish Browning M1907s in the...

Also noticed 4-5 Swedish Browning M1907s in the original 9mm Browning Long. Not the Century conversions to .380. Simpson is always scouring Europe for cool stuff and I noticed that M1907s sell cheap...
Forum: Gun Shows August 29th, 2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,295
Posted By mawkie
Damn senior moment. Grooming on the 28th.

Damn senior moment. Grooming on the 28th.
Forum: Gun Shows August 26th, 2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,295
Posted By mawkie
Damn, two weeks too soon! Bucky has a grooming...

Damn, two weeks too soon! Bucky has a grooming appt. on the 14th in Gettysburg and that would have been the perfect venue to consume much of the 5 hrs I have to kill while waiting for him to finish...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 23rd, 2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By mawkie
I've found the Bianchi built versions of this...

I've found the Bianchi built versions of this holster selling anywhere from $30 - $80 so it's like I got the book for $100. Kinda glad I dropped out of the bidding for one, not as nice, at a Redding...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 19th, 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By mawkie
BTW, I checked the address on the receipt and...

BTW, I checked the address on the receipt and Jackson Arms is gone, replaced by the Bank of Texas. Don't know if it has any connection to Jackson Armory which is also based in the Dallas area.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 19th, 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By mawkie
Holster photos...

Holster photos...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 19th, 2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By mawkie
Latest auction haul, smalls.

-I'm a frugal SOB and just refuse to pay market value for almost anything. Case in point: I've wanted a copy of Jan Still's Imperial Lugers and their Accessories for at least 20 years. But nice...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 19th, 2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By mawkie
Both of these are good suggestions. I made my own...

Both of these are good suggestions. I made my own tool a la the moto-tool and screwdriver way. Wish I was smart enough to think of the Schrader valve tool, never occurred to me.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 18th, 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,151
Posted By mawkie
Well that's a sweet catch. No5s still fetch a...

Well that's a sweet catch. No5s still fetch a nice dollar and as you mentioned it hasn't been "enhanced". Love the figure on the furniture. And the ammo is the perfect cherry on top! Yup, good to see...
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