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#21 TNKen

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 11:23 PM

Scoob, positive on Mark Scott in Chattanooga, I've done many deals with him. Listed as Scott's Bookkeeping. Have a MG-42 in his safe awaiting paperwork. Funny concidence!!!

Sgt., let me see if I can dig up the guy in Erwin's name. Nice guy. He used to hang out at Shooter's Mark. I think he got a couple of post sample HK's, and a John Tibbits gun or two. He can usually be found hanging out with John Tibbits at Knob Creek.

Sounds like we need to organize an East Tennessee shoot!!!!!

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 11:29 PM

TnKen--
That sounds great! Also, we need to get together sometimes. Did you once say you shoot over at the park at Watagua dam?
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Posted 08 March 2005 - 11:39 PM

Usually over at the range beside South Holston Lake, but I don't mind coming over to Watagua. Let's wait until it warms up a bit, and the 42 gets home. I need a place to let it walk!!! I can probably drag a few fellows out as well.

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 02:12 PM

Sgt:
The class 3 in Erwin works at the same place you do. I know him well. He works in engineering/maintenance... I will try to send you his email address... I am sure you have crossed paths...

I would like to see a Thompson shoot organized in East Tennessee. I know and have met several of you guys from East Tn...And Bristol Va...

Point blank in Johnson City is a safe bet reguarding the weather. I have access to the Police range , but the chief would fall over dead when he thought of the liability...

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 04:58 PM

I would like a Thompson shoot, but I only have one.

I do have some other "junk" guns that are kind of fun to shoot. :-)

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Posted 09 March 2005 - 06:46 PM

Please let me know if you guys plan a shoot, I'd love to drive up for the weekend. Plus, it would be a great excuse for me to visit the family. If for some reason you can't secure a shooting spot, I might be able to talk my uncle into letting us use the family farm out in Piney Flats. This is probably not likely, but I can always ask. We've got about 100 acres and a decent shooting backdrop, I usually let go with my '27 and no one has ever complained.
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:10 PM

Congradulations SGT:

The M1 you got today is a real beauty... Just being there when you picked it up was almost a much fun as if it were mine. ( Would you re-consider selling ??)

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 10:32 PM

A south eastern shoot??

Sounds like a plan!

LOL, June perhaps? smile.gif

Maybe we could convince Chris to bring over a bushel basket of those lil fuzzy things. Are they still in season in June?
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Posted 10 March 2005 - 11:26 PM

Sten--
I had a great time picking up the M1. Wished I had a mag with me, we could have tried it out.

Grew Crow and guys-- Yea, a TN shoot sounds like a plan. TAC 2 allows Class III stuff. Maybe they could sponsor it. If any of you guys know the owner, maybe you could get the ball rolling.

Thanks all for your help. I'll post pictures shortly.
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 10:18 AM

So Sgt. who signed off on your xfer? Or do we need to file an FOIA request? Just curious as to who is/isn't doing their job at the ATF.
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 10:39 AM

Hey Roland--
The sign-off name was Savage. I'm assuming it was the same lady who spoke with me on the phone. I'm still not sure how the fingerprint check works, or whether that was even the true reason for the delay. All I know is, when I began the inquiries, the form suddenly gets approved. Where was it in the mean time?
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:06 AM

Sgt::

Have you turned the M1 loose yet???!!!

I am sure that when you explained the purchase to Monique that she was understanding... Probably didn't say a word rolleyes.gif ....

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 12:22 PM

For those of you who don't know, Monique is my lifesized drawing manneqiun. She often gives me the silent treatment when my affection changes to other inanimate objects.

Sten, I haven't had the chance to give the m-1 a nice dump. I did examine everything with a magnifying glass to see if I missed any markings. I'll give it a good cleaning, but there doesn't appear to be any substantial wear on the internals. I'm glad it came with the m-1 bolt. I'll give you a call later, to help me break it in.

I took all that glossy varnished blonde wood off and replaced it with some battleworn GI wood. I put the sling on her and she looks absolutely lovely, when I pose it next to the 28. Gosh guys, this obsession sure is fun. Wished I had started many years ago. I woud have given Murray a run for his money. LOL tongue.gif
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 02:59 PM

Yeah, I know Doc down at Tac2. He like's MG's as well. I've let him play with my HK53 at IDPA matches before. He probably would let us do it, which would be better than a public range.

My guess is a few bucks for the space. We could probably get him to set up a stage or two for a subgun match if someone would let him shoot with their gun.

I'll look into it.

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 03:57 PM

Doc Bryant at Tac2 in Greeneville, TN says he is interested in hosting the shoot. We have to get together and work out the details.

Here is a link to his range: http://www.tac2.net/index.php

Now, how many folks are interested?

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Posted 11 March 2005 - 06:16 PM

Me!
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Posted 11 March 2005 - 09:17 PM

Me!
if you guys don't mind a semi in the crowd.

I'm planing a trip down over the weekend of 6/11 + 12th.

NFA transport forms are submitted already. Plan on hauling a few toys along!
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Posted 12 March 2005 - 12:07 AM

Count me in...just give me a week or so notice.

Crow, don't worry...we'll have our own little semi corner. I'll bring some of my other toys to make it fun though biggrin.gif
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 04:34 PM

Count me in !!!

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 09:13 PM

Sounds like we may just have a plan, better call the ammo store! biggrin.gif
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