Getting The Young Folks Hooked...
Posted 03 January 2004 - 01:47 PM
Posted 03 January 2004 - 07:36 PM
Your Grandson is drooling ALMOST as much as me!! (I don't have an M1 yet.....)
BTW, mu son is named SAM.....will have to dig out and post his Tommygun pics!!
Posted 03 January 2004 - 08:08 PM
The world needs more grandpa's like you.
My total anti-gun sister has recently warmed enough to let the nephew
now go paintball shooting and also get an airsoft gun.
(neither of these are my passion)
I like to think I had a slight influence since I was asked to bring him paintball shooting.
Little steps one by one.
I am not going to introduce a Colt Thompson, YET!
Maybe one day when the time is right.
Posted 03 January 2004 - 10:02 PM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 11:39 AM
|Thank God for Westies. Thank God for KAR. How does anyone expect a normal young person to become interested much less an active participant in this very expensive hobby without them? Once they get hooked they can trade up on the appreciation their entry level gun is making.|
Semi-auto WH's sold for under $350 when they came out in 1975. They now fetch $700 for used samples. That is not the kind of resale appreciation that will allow the seller to purchase a full auto gun with the profits today, or any other day.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 12:01 PM
Two days later I saw that he had reduced his price to $750.00. Gun was listed on non NFA section of SUBGUNS.con. I immediately called him and he told me he changed his mind and decided not to sell the gun. Go figure. Probably for the best. What really bothers me is the indecision of our local police officers. How do they operate on the job? The trigger pull was like a long bad antique revolver. I agree with you that poor quality firearms do more harm than good. I will not thank God for Kahrs any longer. With reference to my MP43. It is early fxo Sn. 25xx dated 1943. I do not shoot it. I have 5 boxes of original ammo at 15 rounds per box in the strippers. I am planning to reload for it and use self control and shoot it like a semiauto. I keep it because of its historical value. Did you see that one went for $19,000. I don't believe it. My gun is still in legal Dewat form and all I need is a barrel and I will send gun to Ohio Ord. for fix and pay the big tax. There is one on the market right now for $18,000. I believe these gun are $9,000 guns. What do you think?
Posted 04 January 2004 - 05:58 PM
I just had to post this pic of my daughter, taken 3 years ago. And yes, I know that she should have worn glasses...
Posted 04 January 2004 - 06:03 PM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 06:15 PM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 06:36 PM
Posted 04 January 2004 - 06:40 PM
Yep, mine is a Brit gun, S-245XX. The swivel is not marked like yours though, it has the "Broad Arrow" and nothing else.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 06:46 PM
Stick around, I'm 29 and part of the younger crowd I guess.
Posted 04 January 2004 - 06:52 PM