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  •  got to visit CMP South today.... (4+ / 0-)

    ... on the final leg of my extended roadtrip to NOLA.  Picked up two M1 Garands, a special grade with new barrel/stock/etc for shooting and a correct grade for collect-ability.

    Had to have them shipped back to NYS.  Doing so let me escape the 9% Alabama sales tax.  Not a small sum on a $2000 purchase.  Of course I spent the money I "saved" on additional ammo for my new toys.  Shipping them back was probably for the best anyway, now I don't need to worry about taking them out of the car every hotel I stay at on my trip back home.

    I'll post pictures when I get back home and can download my digicam.  It doesn't want to play nice with my laptop for some reason.  The store was quite the experience.  Well worth the three hour detour off my route to NOLA.

    There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

    by Crookshanks on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 12:27:06 AM PDT

    •  err, that would be yesterday.... (4+ / 0-)

      ... wow, it's apparently after midnight.  Who knew.

      There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

      by Crookshanks on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 12:27:32 AM PDT

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    •  I want a working Garand. Just never seem to (4+ / 0-)

      have the $$ and there's always some bill to pay or something to fix and what not.

      I'd rather have a Marlin Camp 45 truth be told.

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      by KVoimakas on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 03:59:32 AM PDT

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    •  did they have any of the AP at the store? (4+ / 0-)

      I know every time they put it online, it's long gone before I can afford it......

      The Greek HPX is good stuff though. Shoots well and boxer primed easy to reload. Just remember to ream or swage the primer pockets.....I need to figure out my swaging die someday but the hand reamer is so easy to use......

      The greek empties are what I'm converting to 7.65 argentine but I need the neck turning attachment for my trimmer to be on the safe side...

      In the meantime, I found a guy with a bunch of Argy ammo who wants to trade for .270 so I got lucky........

      •  I bought two cans of the Greek ammo... (3+ / 0-)
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        .... didn't think to ask about the AP ammo.

        Actually took the ammo with me because they weren't going to ship that overnight.  Didn't want to have the guns show up on my doorstep and have no ammo to shoot.  If the Fedex man delivers them with enough daylight remaining you just know I'm heading right to the range....

        The folks in the store were awesome too.  They are holding the guns until next week and will ship them on a date that times them to arrive at the same time I get home.

        There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

        by Crookshanks on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 07:10:42 AM PDT

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        •  I've heard great things about the CMP's service (3+ / 0-)
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          everyone seems to have a good experience.

          One of these days I need to pick up one of the M1917 barreled actions to build a big bore custom on.....

          I have an absolutely mint condition never rearsenaled M1917 Eddystone that has been shot so little the bolt barely has a wear mark on it.

          Last I cked she should be in the 1000-1250 + range, even has the og cleaning kit. I found her in a pawn shop 15 or so years ago for a 150 bucks....

          Those actions are about the strongest ever built and I'd love to build a big belted magnum out of one...

          I wish the Admin would change their minds and allow those korean Garands and Carbines to be reimported.

          I might be able to afford one of each then.....Then just a 03A3 and a trench gun and I'd be happy with my old warhorse collection....U.S. issue anyway, there's still a bunch of different Mausers I want plus a Nagant or two and.......

          •  I asked the old timer at CMP South about the (1+ / 0-)
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            Korean guns and he said they would not be going through the CMP if they got imported.  They'd be sold by private sellers.  He was actually worried that they could undercut the CMP and flood the market with subpar guns.  CMP does a lot of work to make sure the guns they sell are functional and safe.

            He did agree with me that the decision to ban the import of those weapons was politically driven BS.

            There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

            by Crookshanks on Fri Oct 15, 2010 at 06:15:11 PM PDT

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            •  I'd really rather see the CMP get them like you (0+ / 0-)

              said, they make sure the gun is actually as graded.

              Though if someone like CIA got them, they'd at least be cheap.  As long as they didn't have to disassemble/reassemble and I think that only applies to foreign made rifles......

              I'll come across ones I can do eventually.  That's one of the nice things here is there is a trading/selling local collector market as there's no restrictions against or requirement to register anything..... And amazingly, there's still no blood in the streets as people tend to police themselves and don't deal with idiots.....

              "Guess who's laughing while the world explodes, When we're all crybabies Who fight best among ourselves" John Joseph Lydon

              by buddabelly on Sat Oct 16, 2010 at 07:14:16 PM PDT

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