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#1 The1930sRust

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 12:03 PM

Thought I'd start a thread so we can all bloviate about our favorite Christmas gift. Mine was living past two days of blizzard on I-24 and getting to come home for the Holiday. Whew! Ice and rear wheel drive police cars just don't mix! But I kept her on the road...

Dad bought me a Springfield Armory Model 1911-A1 stainless with wood grips which is pretty boss. I was not expecting such an extravagant gift!

What about ya'll?


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Posted 25 December 2004 - 12:13 PM

you should enjoy that springer, it sounds like it's an SS GI.
i have 2 parked gi's, and they're real tack drivers.

wife bought me, among other things, a repo winny 97 scatter gun with a 20" barrel. i'm pleased with it.
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 12:22 PM

My mom bought me 2 gun cases for my Enfield's. Dad told her it was VERY mean to put empty gun cases under the tree, its misleading. biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:07 PM

Went to a local antique mall and found a 30 rd. mag bag. Great condition, marked Hoosier 1942. And you can't beat the price of $22.50. Merry Christmas to me!!
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:16 PM

I was really hoping that the GRINCH would sneak into everyone's home this year and steal their Tommy Guns for me...Just didn't happen... mad.gif
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:23 PM

One of the joys of Christmas-a wife who buys you a book on Stens and an book on MP-44s, wraps them up and puts them under the tree. It's the gift that keeps giving all year long. Thanks CB.

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:38 PM

My OOW 1918A3 BAR arrived the day before yesterday... I call that my present to me... tongue.gif

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 01:41 PM

You could kill a tank with that gun! ohmy.gif
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 02:03 PM

Congrats Joe, you MUST bring that to the BBQ shoot next year!
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 02:55 PM

Ron-is it a 945 code with hardwood stock, or a dot with laminate stock? If hardwood, check it over closely to see if it is finger jointed. Some were three piece stocks, some only two. Mine is a three piece stock.

Either way, nice find. Those little rifles were almost sporterized out of existence in the 50's and 60's.

BTW, along with the books, the wife also bought me a copy of Enemy at the Gate (the sniper movie) on DVD. Gotta love that girl!

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 03:02 PM

I did get a 1941 K98 with a very Beautiful Laminated Stock..Does that count?!
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 04:34 PM

Chris,

What did I get for Christmas....

Well, I got the same winter storm you got stuck in (here in Memphis, TN.) ph34r.gif

I got to slide into a fire hydrant with my car (but I don't consider that a present.)

I got a letter from Homeland Security stating that my fiancée's visa application has been approved and sent to the US Embassy in Ukraine. wink.gif

PK emailed me and said my Broadhead Armory full-auto pin gun functions (but still needs to be finished.) biggrin.gif

All in all, a great Christmas (except for the fire hydrant thing! sad.gif )

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 04:34 PM

I spent a week in Belgium, and parachuted out of a WWII C-47 into Bastogne!!!!
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 08:01 PM

Happy Gunza to all! (our Winter holiday celebrated in addition to Christmas) laugh.gif . Each boy in the family got a Walther P22. We bought grandpa a Red Label shotgun. One son got a Fausti O/U. I got a ton of large power tools (arrgghh, arrgghh). That shop will be outfitted up and running by Spring and I'll be making whatever I need. smile.gif
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 09:14 PM

Wife got me a curio cabinet for the gun room to display Tommy parts, a encyclopedia of small arms, and some decorative wood brackets for a shelf in the G room..

Brother in law got me a bucket tool tote and more hand tools.

Still more on the way next weekend! smile.gif
Ordered myself the new L drum and American Thunder, as soon to come gifts.
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 11:22 PM

Best gift was spending the day with family topped by a prime rib dinner.

But also cool was the gift of 2 miniature ammo cans manuf by Lakeside Machine. Patterned after the 30 cal cans used on a 1919, I can get 300 rds of 22lr in each can and they complement the Norrell FA 10/22 quite nicely.

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Posted 25 December 2004 - 11:35 PM

Well aren't those just cuties!
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Posted 26 December 2004 - 04:30 AM

Like Joe, I also received an OOW BAR along with 12 spare mags, two mint 6 pouch mag carriers, two nice sets of M1941 suspenders and some damn fine astronomy related reading material.
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Posted 26 December 2004 - 09:03 AM

Well, the wife got me 4 AGI Armorers Series videos for the Thompson,Sterling,Uzi,and 1919a4...camo rack pack for the Kodiac ATV...front and rear racks from a buddy....a Knight Tbolt 50 cal./Scoped,..a Mathews Outback bow,complete set up,..a Rugar mkII Stainless Commemerative,...photo history of WWII book...and `3 Stooges` dvd collection....what a Christmas!... wink.gif
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Posted 26 December 2004 - 09:07 AM

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...and `3 Stooges` dvd collection....what a Christmas!...  wink.gif


I love the Stooges! laugh.gif

Classic Americana!
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