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Finished up Shorty's No.4 Mk.2 re-furb over the weekend:



And stumbled into another personal project for myself. 1942 Savage No.4 Mk.1* Lend-Lease rifle with intact US Property and "flaming bomb" marks and no importation marks. It was sportered and missing the mag, but repro mags will get me through until I find a Savage marked one. Have all the correct Savage marked parts coming to restore it along with new-old-stock forearm and hand guards. Butt stock was unmolested under the shellac and varnish, so I just cleaned it up with stripper and Formby's and have been rubbing a thin coat of BLO on it every day and letting it dry. Parts are ordered and will be coming in over the next week. Shouldn't take long to have it back in order and a grand total of $400 spent will net me a $700 rifle thanks to the lack of an import mark.



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And here's my Savage No.4 Mk.1* all purdied up. Before and after pics:

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Good Job Tallen, 

I miss shooting. Used to do quite a bit when I was young. Shot at a decent level back then at .22 & .762 on L81 in the interservice meets at Bisley. Our squadron pretty much carved the National level trophies in half with Cardiff (sheep shaggers). Did a lot of messing about with SA80/L98 as well at .556 in between which was decent fun as well for a firearm starved youth in Glasgow.  Probably couldn't hit a cow in the arse with a banjo now. A bit strange for this to make me feel so old at 30.

Not much opportunity for legitimate shooting here in Manchester. Always heard the place had a reputation for shooting(s) but seems it's more the car to car sort. 


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Got diagnosed with Shingles at the old age of 31. Guess the stress brought it out.
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My wife and I were in quarantine last month when she either had COVID, or an atypical pneumonia. The doctor decided it would be too dangerous to test her and likely expose her, and so we just stayed home and had groceries delivered for two weeks.

I got a good deal on a Tikka T3x CTR right before that happened, and I started a new job as an internal auditor for the biggest bank in my state - owned by the “Walmart family“. I am also supposed to be co-managing a campaign for one of my counties local Justice of the Peace elections, but social distancing added a unique challenge to that.

Our IT dept. has closed down additional remote working requests and so I’m still going to the office each day. There’s only a small handful of people working there, but it still makes me nervous with all of this going on. More than anything I’ve been horrified by my state’s (Governor) absolute refusal to acknowledge and deal with reality, or understand middle school science. Unfortunately, I suppose that’s part of life in Arkansas right now. We past our previous peak on Friday, and we’re continuing to show signs of outbreaks. He is taking the weekend off and already clearly stated that we’re not closing anything down from this point forward, kids sports and summer camps are on, and we have viral pictures from the Lake of the Ozarks which shows hundreds of people all within inches of one another.

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Anyone attend any good riots lately?
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Nah, lost my health insurance, can't risk that ER bill.
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Got diagnosed with Shingles at the old age of 31.

Sorry my dude. Been there. They run in my family, I ended up getting them two years ago when I was just 30. They hurt like the dickens. 




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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Anyone attend any good riots lately?

I went and protested downtown for a hot minute, but I'm still too leery of the virus to go hang out in too big of a crowd for too long. 
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:


Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Anyone attend any good riots lately?


I went and protested downtown for a hot minute, but I'm still too leery of the virus to go hang out in too big of a crowd for too long. 


My original sarcastic comment aside, I am very curious to see how COVID-19 statistics will be affected.

The internet is awash with looney theories about how the Rona is nothing more than a flu to it has mutated into something less lethal. By all accounts hospitals should be swarmed in a week or this virus isn't (currently) that bad..
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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:


Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

Anyone attend any good riots lately?


I went and protested downtown for a hot minute, but I'm still too leery of the virus to go hang out in too big of a crowd for too long. 


My original sarcastic comment aside, I am very curious to see how COVID-19 statistics will be affected.

The internet is awash with looney theories about how the Rona is nothing more than a flu to it has mutated into something less lethal. By all accounts hospitals should be swarmed in a week or this virus isn't (currently) that bad..

I don't think people will care, they say 54 million Americans will go hungry in 3 months due to this pandemic.
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If/when there is a spike in the next week or two I'd look for the forced business re-openings (see maskless vegas casinos) as a more likely culprit than outdoor gatherings. Protesters have been largely pretty good about masking at least.
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We're looking at the possibility of going back into lockdown. Yay. I forsee people ignoring it completely.

We were in level 5, IE full lockdown for 6 weeks (no travel, only essential services open, limited items in shops, curfew, military/police roadblocks) , level 4 lockdown for 4 weeks (more shops open, travel restricted but exercise allowed during certain hours, online trading allowed) and have been in level 3 for 2 weeks (no restrictions on businesses, mandatory masks and sanitizing, exercise and excursions allowed any time, social distancing, required to stay at home when not shopping/exercising).

They've now noticed a spike in cases and there is a rumour we're going back to level 4 tonight/tomorrow. Let's see. As part of their plans to prevent hospital transmissions and keep beds open cigarettes and alcohol aren't allowed to be sold during level 4&5, so everyone was stocking up on wine and spirits today.

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Hey Kayback! Watched a video on TheFirearmBlog, abd they covered SA's gun laws. Most parts seem like a pain, but buying a suppressor like buying a Coca Cola; and able to get a brand new machine gun shipped in seemed petty sweet!
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Hey Kayback! Watched a video on TheFirearmBlog, abd they covered SA's gun laws. Most parts seem like a pain, but buying a suppressor like buying a Coca Cola;

It is. Our gunlaws are very similar to what I understand the ATF&E Form1 /Form 4 applications are. Someone needs to decide if you've provided enough reason to own something and OK it.

This has quite hilariously bit them right in the ass. In 2006 they changed the system from "will issue" to "shall issue" and put on hard limits to number of guns you can own as a "normal" person. 4 total, no more than 2 pistols. What they were expecting was 1 SD gun, 1 sport pistol, 1 hunting rifle and 1 hunting/sporting shotgun. That's everything right? They then introduced 2 new classes of citizens, Dedicate Hunters and Dedicated Sports Shooters. Both of these can bypass that 4 gun restriction, as well as the ammunition restrictions (200 at a time,no more than 2400/year). This is where the fun and games started. So many people had more than 2 pistols or 2 rifles that almost everyone signed up as "Dedicated". There is a documented process to be "dedicated" and once you've got it they are pretty much back to "will issue". They have tried to fight this in court but basically everyone got dedicated, and now because we have this status "restricted" guns like Semi auto rifles and shotguns become easily available. So everyone in creation bought one. For having 14 of us sharing a beat up M1 Carbine and maybe an LM5, everyone has at least one centerfire rifle, a rimfire rifle and possibly a PCC. Many have multiples :p :p So silly.

And you know what? The legal citizens still don't commit crimes with their restricted guns, the criminals still use "stolen" police R5's and struggle era AK-47's.


As for suppressors, yup. I have a bunch of them in my garage. I bought a mono-core .22 suppressor fairly recently on a whim to see if it works better than my home made one. It does not. (mine has more internal volume I suspect). You can't go hunting on many game farms if you don't have a suppressor on your rifle.

Quote and able to get a brand new machine gun shipped in seemed petty sweet!
? I don't know what you mean about this?

Legit machineguns are super heavily restricted here. You have to be a collector to swing a license for one. And that's not an easy thing to do. It is gate-keepered by the other collectors and they have a sequence you have to follow. Personally I can't give to tosses about manual rifles but to become a collector I have to build up a collection (and testable knowledge) of first old pistols, then old rifles, then semi auto rifles and then full auto's. So you're looking at spending thousands just to get into the door. Collections also need to be "themed" so I can't say "machineguns", but something like the "US paratrooper loadout 1943-1945, European theater" would mean I can build a whole theme from pistols-rifles-semi auto rifles-full auto.
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I didn't know the dedicated class wss a newer thing, and sounds like a no brainer.

Yep he covered what it took to get an MG, collector, theme etc. And here in the states it costs thousands to acquire just a single MG. But with the Hughes amendment we're stuck with anything 1986 and older. Unless you hold a FFL license.
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

I didn't know the dedicated class wss a newer thing, and sounds like a no brainer.

Yep he covered what it took to get an MG, collector, theme etc. And here in the states it costs thousands to acquire just a single MG. But with the Hughes amendment we're stuck with anything 1986 and older. Unless you hold a FFL license.


*cough* with a special occupation tax stamp *cough*

01s and 07s can get post 86 dealer samples, but they have to have the correct SOT for them (i.e. become a licensed Class 3 dealer) and even then they're still expensive and a biatch to deal with since the BATFE requires you to notify them every time you move it across state lines, or out of the safe for more than 24 hours.

Mind you, that might all be moot in the not too distant future given a recent case where the DOJ let a guy walk free because the NFA is flawed in its "tax" role: https://reason.com/2020/04/22/doj-dismisses-indictment-of-machine-prosecution-while-cert-petition-was-pending/
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

I didn't know the dedicated class wss a newer thing, and sounds like a no brainer.

Yep he covered what it took to get an MG, collector, theme etc. And here in the states it costs thousands to acquire just a single MG. But with the Hughes amendment we're stuck with anything 1986 and older. Unless you hold a FFL license.


Mind you, that might all be moot in the not too distant future given a recent case where the DOJ let a guy walk free because the NFA is flawed in its "tax" role: https://reason.com/2020/04/22/doj-dismisses-indictment-of-machine-prosecution-while-cert-petition-was-pending/

Good news, but I'm not holding my breath.

Ordered a Trijicon RMR to replace my Holosun on my pistol. Will transfer the Holosun to my rifle with a off axis mount.
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Oh I'd love an RMR but they retail for STUUUUUUUPID prices here.

It's so annoying. I was pushing for red dot pistol classes in local semi autonomous IDPA matches and got shouted down every time. "no one carries a red dot!" "unrealistic competition gear!.

Now every Tom and Harry has one and the prices are sky high. Everyone is shooting in the Carry Optics division.
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