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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 29th, 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 481,056
Posted By Machodoc
In the days of dopey dreams—happy, peaceful...

In the days of dopey dreams—happy, peaceful Philippines,
When the bolomen were busy all night long.
When ladrones would steal and lie, and Americanos die,
Then you heard the soldiers sing this...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 29th, 2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,887
Posted By Machodoc
Without the shredder the bullets do stay intact...

Without the shredder the bullets do stay intact for a while ... usually. Swedish trappers figured out that, if you were careful, the training ammo offered a really cheap way to dispatch a trapped...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 21st, 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,243
Posted By Machodoc
CHINESE KEEP UP GUN EXPORTS TO U.S. By Jay...

CHINESE KEEP UP GUN EXPORTS TO U.S.
By Jay Mathews July 5, 1989
Two Chinese trading companies controlled by army leaders, including one headed by the son-in-law of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping,...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 20th, 2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,243
Posted By Machodoc
In the early 1990s, China North Industries...

In the early 1990s, China North Industries (NORINCO) exported a number of surplus and newly-made rifles to distributors in the U.S. Many of the dealers in the U.S. were family of powerful Chinese...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 10th, 2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6,028
Views: 998,669
Posted By Machodoc
Nailed it!

Nailed it!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 10th, 2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6,028
Views: 998,669
Posted By Machodoc
Same sort of thinking. There was a tiny store...

Same sort of thinking. There was a tiny store (with sort of a bar in back) about a mile from my grandfather's house in Chas. Co. I didn't live in the area because dad was in the military, but the...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 9th, 2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6,028
Views: 998,669
Posted By Machodoc
Just in general ... it's a good sign that .22 LR...

Just in general ... it's a good sign that .22 LR seems to be back in stock and available at fairly reasonable prices again. I just got in five Federal AutoMatch .22LR 40 Grain 325 packs for about...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 9th, 2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,427
Posted By Machodoc
No. No, it doesn't. Bakelite was a miracle...

No. No, it doesn't. Bakelite was a miracle material when it first came out because it not only could be moulded, and was cheap, it could be made in several different nifty bright colors (as well as...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 5th, 2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,161
Posted By Machodoc
No plans to buy, but I did look at their pre-sale...

No plans to buy, but I did look at their pre-sale hype. Sure enough, they seemed to accidentally not show the import mark. They've quit marketing to collectors, and they now seem satisfied with...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 5th, 2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,664
Posted By Machodoc
"Overpaid" by only $100? Nah. You didn't. ...

"Overpaid" by only $100? Nah. You didn't. Don't even care what the final hammer price was. At worst, you bought it a couple of months early.

Another great addition to Mawkie's Magnificent...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 5th, 2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,797
Posted By Machodoc
It's puzzling as to why it's not marked. I've...

It's puzzling as to why it's not marked. I've got one like it (more of a parts gun), but mine's clearly marked. I haven't looked at mine in awhile, but I think the markings are on the top of the...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 2nd, 2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By Machodoc
:party29:

:party29:
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 2nd, 2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,575
Posted By Machodoc
^^^ Understatement of the year. Take advantage...

^^^ Understatement of the year. Take advantage of his offer!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By Machodoc
Send me a pm and I'll go through and see what...

Send me a pm and I'll go through and see what I've got. I don't have an Albanian anymore, but I've got a couple of early Chinese SKSs that went through Albania before being imported to the U.S.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By Machodoc
Not quitting at all. Just re-focusing what I'm...

Not quitting at all. Just re-focusing what I'm collecting these days.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By Machodoc
I think I have one that's complete, but in...

I think I have one that's complete, but in pieces. I'll have to dig it out and check.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By Machodoc
I may have some things you'd be interested in....

I may have some things you'd be interested in. Let's take this to PM, okay? I'm not looking for more than current market value except for guns that are in especially nice condition.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By Machodoc
I should have specified that nearly everything...

I should have specified that nearly everything that I've got to thin out is milsurp.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By Machodoc
No Soviet SKSs, but some early Chinese. Only M1...

No Soviet SKSs, but some early Chinese. Only M1 Carbines I have are non-military.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 27th, 2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By Machodoc
I should have been more specific, I guess. I've...

I should have been more specific, I guess. I've got some SKSs, but not Russian. Have one or two Sino-Albanians that I'll let go.

I've also got several Argentine Mausers. I need to go through...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 26th, 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 159,175
Posted By Machodoc
There are lots of variables, including where you...

There are lots of variables, including where you live, etc., etc., but people have recently reported about 4-6 weeks.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 26th, 2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,128
Posted By Machodoc
Herd Thinning - Collection Re-Focus

EDIT -

Based upon responses that I've gotten, I've decided that this isn't the best way to go about things. I may post some of them in the for sale area here eventually, or I may just figure out...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 23rd, 2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By Machodoc
^^^^ Yeah ... this ... that's what HE said! ...

^^^^ Yeah ... this ... that's what HE said!

Truly beautiful addition, Mawkie. One of my favorites of your many excellent finds.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 21st, 2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By Machodoc
You suck (in Dutch)! :lol:

You suck (in Dutch)! :lol:
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 21st, 2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,833
Posted By Machodoc
They look pretty fair to me. No great bargains,...

They look pretty fair to me. No great bargains, but not bad prices at all.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 21st, 2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 481,056
Posted By Machodoc
Same logic here ... except I haven't been screwed...

Same logic here ... except I haven't been screwed out of mine at work (yet). Fortunately, my oldest son has agreed to shoulder the responsibility for helping her convert hardware to cash if she ever...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 21st, 2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,805
Posted By Machodoc
^^^ This. I'm surprised that nobody else...

^^^ This.

I'm surprised that nobody else mentioned checking the sear. With a firing pin that looks like yours, there's also a fair chance that the sear is also damaged or worn.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 20th, 2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,604
Views: 481,056
Posted By Machodoc
^^^ This. I can usually expect a roll of the...

^^^ This. I can usually expect a roll of the eyes, or the obligatory, "You didn't really need that!", but otherwise she's pretty understanding.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 19th, 2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,624
Posted By Machodoc
It's all about honesty and integrity. The only...

It's all about honesty and integrity. The only way to send a message to businesses that are dishonest to customers is to quit doing business with them. Maybe they are getting that message, but I'm...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 18th, 2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,699
Posted By Machodoc
Okay ... not all leather is the same, and it...

Okay ... not all leather is the same, and it can't all be treated correctly with the same products.

Old, dried-out leather needs to be reconditioned. You can slosh lots of different stuff onto...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 15th, 2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 31,037
Posted By Machodoc
This is Joy, my smooth-coat Border Collie. I've...

This is Joy, my smooth-coat Border Collie. I've always had labs up until I got her, and they were more cuddly. Joy is by far the smartest dog I've ever had, but it's more like having a miniature...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 14th, 2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,945
Posted By Machodoc
Man. That's an awesome gun. No ... really ......

Man. That's an awesome gun. No ... really ... it's very special on so many levels. Yeah ... you suck.

My FIL loaned his WWII Mauser to a cousin, and it was never brought back. The cousin has...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,684
Posted By Machodoc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Of4V9EhGXo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Of4V9EhGXo
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,699
Posted By Machodoc
^^^ This. It's worth the price, and it will...

^^^ This. It's worth the price, and it will probably last you a long time if you keep the container sealed up.



^^^ Also, this. Olive oil is slightly acetic, and you don't want that on...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 13th, 2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,395
Posted By Machodoc
I'd normally frown on such practices, but those...

I'd normally frown on such practices, but those are clearly "dug" pieces of battlefield scrap iron that are too far gone to do anything else with but melt down. On the other hand, you can't help but...
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