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by vonalt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Something I dug up
Replies: 14
Views: 6659
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Re: Something I dug up

From looking at this map he wasn't too far from the Seymour area. I will give you he stayed south of the Seymour. But isn't N Vernon due east of Seymour? I need to get back down there. Been 30 years since I was last in that area. See if my old house is still standing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...
by vonalt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Pistols
Topic: Something I dug up
Replies: 14
Views: 6659
United States of America

Re: Something I dug up

You mentioned Seymour IN, I use to live in Columbus, IN. If I recall didn't Morgan's Raid during the Civil War go through that area? Seymour and N. Vernon were in the raid's proximity. Could have been one of the raiders or one of the militiamen rushing to defend the Hoosier state that dropped it.
by vonalt
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Second Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1254
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Re: Second Time

Where were the parents? I think I would have given dad a piece of my mind, minimum. A kid that young has no concept of gun safety.
by vonalt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Combloc Pistols
Topic: 1961 East German Makarov
Replies: 17
Views: 8232
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Re: 1961 East German Makarov

The Makarov was the first gun I ever collected, prices back in the mid-1990s were ridiculously cheap. I could get 3 for the price one Bulgarian Makarov goes for now and LVC green box ammo you could get for $3.50 a box. I put thousands of rounds through my early ones. It was great shooting centerfire...
by vonalt
Thu May 16, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Military Pistols General Topics
Topic: Bogart and his pistol collection
Replies: 9
Views: 3424
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Re: Bogart and his pistol collection

Bogart and Bacall were married in Ohio. Been to the farm now a state park here several times.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malabar_Farm_State_Park

Farm was left like it was when the owner died even down to the scratches in the kitchen door his pet Boxers made.
by vonalt
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22
Replies: 12
Views: 1637
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Re: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

I don't think they are planning any semi-autos, guys. That Mosin is a single shot and everything else they produce is a single shot as well.
by vonalt
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22
Replies: 12
Views: 1637
United States of America

Mosin replica made by Keystone in .22

Keystone which produces the Chipmunk .22 rifle has just announced a replica of the Mosin Nagant rifle. Evidently, they will be producing a series of .22 riles based on old war horses in the near future and the Mosin is the just first in their series. Retail is going to be $399 for the basic rifle an...
by vonalt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Bazooka Charlie
Replies: 3
Views: 746
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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: 4
Views: 993
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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: 8
Views: 1517
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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: 819
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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: 7
Views: 1540
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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: 7
Views: 1540
United States of America

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: 628
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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: 1628
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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...

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