Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by vonalt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Bazooka Charlie
Replies: 1
Views: 72
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Bazooka Charlie

I was reading up on WWII tank battles in Europe and I saw this link to a WWII American Flyer nicknamed Bazooka Charlie. Was curious about who this person was and what he did. His story is too good not to share. https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/this-daring-army-aviator-turned-a-scout-plane-int...
by vonalt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: returned to find account gone :(
Replies: 3
Views: 171
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Re: returned to find account gone :(

Wish my bank investments did as well as my gun purchases have done. But then again a Bank CD is no where as much fun as a Mosin or a Mauser is.
by vonalt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: HiPoint customer service
Replies: 7
Views: 308
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Re: HiPoint customer service

I have heard they were pretty good about fixing things. Others could learn a lot from Hi-Point's customer service.
by vonalt
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Does anyone feel this way
Replies: 4
Views: 271
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Re: Does anyone feel this way

I fail to see what your complaint is about. When you joined this forum you agreed to follow the rules that this forum is ran under. I don't think since new management has taken over there has been one person banned for violating the forum rules. When posts go beyond the established rules of the foru...
by vonalt
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Portugese M 1904/39 Striker Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 375
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Re: Portugese M 1904/39 Striker Spring

I have more than my share of mausers and I do have to say the Vergueiro's bolt is like ice sliding on glass. Has the smoothest action of any other mauser I own. I would include my Persian and Swedish Mausers into that collection.
by vonalt
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Portugese M 1904/39 Striker Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 375
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Re: Portugese M 1904/39 Striker Spring

I replaced the spring on my Verigiero with one I got from Wolfe. You may need to call or email them to get the right one. If you have trouble assembling the bolt shoot me a PM and I will share a video with you on how it is done. Bit of a trick to it. A frustrated owner once said its a bolt that you ...
by vonalt
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Accessories for our toys.
Replies: 0
Views: 255
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Accessories for our toys.

This afternoon I was looking at a post on another website about Shot Show 2019. The author of the post found a company displaying that sells accessories for our toys. I found listings for just about every kind of stripper clip, including new manufactured ones for the Swiss Straight Pull Rifles and o...
by vonalt
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Fun Facts and Trivia
Topic: 1908 Bronze ashtray ID request
Replies: 6
Views: 736
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Re: 1908 Bronze ashtray ID request

Your bronze ashtray is probably worth around $50 more or less. WI and MN were big into fraternal benefit societies back then such as the loyal order of foresters and Modern Woodmen of America, etc. Check around and see which ones had a organization start in 1876 and you could have an souvenir from a...
by vonalt
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Whoda thunk I'd neeed this, (French dingus) but I do!
Replies: 3
Views: 587
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Re: Whoda thunk I'd neeed this, (French dingus) but I do!

Is that similar to Bocce? I have played that before. Up there with curling on my excitement meter.

LOL

Kidding aside it is definitely a game of skill
by vonalt
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Why surplusrifleforum does not show on searches
Replies: 19
Views: 2061
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Re: Why surplusrifleforum does not show on searches

This isn't good. I googled Surplus Rifle Forum. Got one hit on the forum and a couple of negative links back a couple of years when the squabble was going on about the Enfields. Then not another hit. Goes on to other forums.
by vonalt
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: The late great Stephen A. Camp
Replies: 3
Views: 899
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Re: The late great Stephen A. Camp

He also had a fondness for the Star BM, if I recall he had one customized as a carry gun. I also followed his website and corresponded with him occasionally. Wish we had more enthusiasts like him in the ranks.
by vonalt
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Charles Lipscomb ???
Replies: 27
Views: 3745
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Re: Charles Lipscomb ???

I just checked the system logs and Charles was last on the forum Sept 28. So he is at least connecting to the forum. Suggest try leaving him a PM if you would like to connect with him.

Vonalt
by vonalt
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Today's Cincinnati Shooting
Replies: 0
Views: 565
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Today's Cincinnati Shooting

I use to work across the street from the 5/3 Bank Building on Fountain Square in Cincinnati where today's shooting took place. Took lunch lots of times in places that were in the lobby of the 5/3 tower. So I know the area pretty well. This is the first time a mass shooting hit so close to home. I do...
by vonalt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: RTFI!
Replies: 4
Views: 674
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Re: RTFI!

From the video it would seem the real tumbleweeds burn pretty fast and with an intense heat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BIhNPZh3KQ
by vonalt
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Signs you are growing old.
Replies: 46
Views: 6780
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Re: Signs you are growing old.

fluid was a mix of methanol and isopropyl alcohol. Guess we all missed the elementary school buzz. LOL We always got the handouts as class assignments or take homes for the parents. Those were generally notes about upcoming events or as reminders to vote yes for the upcoming school bond issues.

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