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Squeaky

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About Squeaky

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  • Birthday 07/27/1970

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  1. Hi Everyone: Years ago I visited an elderly family friend who was not a shooter or gun collector. This was before I knew guns as well as I do now too. He had worked in some exotic locations during his life like Saudi Arabia. I think he once worked in Germany too because of an antique gun he showed me. He was glad I knew some German and wanted me to translate something on it. It said "Schmidt und Sohne" - Schmidt and Sons. Am I correct thinking he had something valuable? At the time, I had enough sense to tell him to let someone at a place like Christies appraise it for him if only f
  2. No insult taken. For some dumb reason I'm always calling a sling a "strap." Can't believe I've had my Saiga 223 all this time without a sling. At least I have magazines and ammo for it.
  3. Hi guys: I went to check my Saiga .223 the other day and realized I'd never bought a strap for it. Duh! My question is who makes a proper strap for this rifle? I suppose any AK strap will do, but I thought I'd ask anyway. Thanks!
  4. Hey Guys: One of my Dad's Marine Corps buddies submitted this to me. He's wondering what the value might be. I was wondering if you could help take a guess. He didn't have a picture. Sorry. WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE, .30 U.S. (30-40 Krag) caliber, 20" round barrel, blued finish, straight grip walnut stock and Schnabel forend with ebony inlay, internal box magazine, open sights, crescent metal butt plate, brown leather sling, copy of factory letter showing dates, serial 22884, shipped 10/17/1899.
  5. Hey Guys: Canik's pistols look pretty good. I'm intrigued by the METE SFX model. It looks like you can get a pistol with a barrel about as long as a Glock34's with 18-20 rounds, but it costs several hundred dollars less. Do any of you own, or have you shot, Canik pistols? I'd like to know what you think of them before getting one. My situation is I have a Glock 43, but I'd like a big brother for it and use the 43 as a back-up gun. I've been thinking about the Glock 34, but the Canik METE SFX looks like a budget friendly alternative. I think Glock is too proud of their pistols. Thus,
  6. Thanks "patriot." I think I might get one of these instead of a Glock 34. It's interesting how both the Allies and the Germans used this pistol during W.W. II. Like the 1911, it is a classic.
  7. Hello: Please pardon my ignorance, but would someone explain to me why everyone seems to be losing their minds over Springfield and CZ (?) making their versions of the Browning Hi-Power pistol? I've heard something about the patent expiring. The excitement is lost on me, but not for any lack of curiosity. What is the importance of the Browning Hi-Power? Or what is the historical significance of this pistol? Why is it so popular? To an uniformed layperson like myself, the Hi-Power just looks like a 1911 chambered for 9mm. I'm sure I'm wrong and that there is more to the story.
  8. HI Everyone: I finally got a custom .308 bolt rifle built. It has a trued/blueprinted Rem 700 action and a Shilen heavy barrel with a 1:12 twist. I figure I better get proper cleaning gear for it before I do sight-in firing. I basically told my gunsmith to give it a "match" chamber since I'll mostly be firing Federal Gold Medal Match 168 gr. ammo in it. I don't know what he did, but my bolt is VERY smooth. Anyway ... I don't want to accidentally mess up anything when I clean my rifle. For example: I'll only use nylon brushes. My question is what is considered a high-qual
  9. Hi Guys: I am overwhelmed by the number and kinds of boots out there. Now I know how a non-gun person feels when they hear a jillion pistol & rifle calibers spoken about in conversation. Here in Texas, we had a harsh (and rare) winter storm hit us earlier this year. I've never seen single digit temperatures my whole life. My New Balance running shoes were not proper foot wear for snow and ice. I nearly slipped on several ice patches, and the snow soaks your shoes if it's deep enough. I want to finally get a pair of quality hiking boots or hunting boots that are at least truly wa
  10. Yeah ... I was thinking it might be a collector's item now ever since the import ban. My thinking (and I hope this is sort of right) was to get rifle with AK reliability & toughness, but with the better accuracy of a .223 or 5.56 cartridge. As far as I know the 7.62x39 round is less accurate. However, I still wouldn't want to get hit by one. Given my Saiga's possible collector's value, I'm glad I've only taken it to the range about three times and never rapid fired it like I'm a Rambo wannabe. I did, however, buy it knowing it'd be a good battle rifle if stuff ever does get rea
  11. Thanks Jerry52. I'm afraid of screwing up something if I go tinkering with it. I'm coming from the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" side of things.
  12. No. I think I'll leave it as it is.
  13. Pardon my ignorance, but what conversion are you referring to? I suppose my answer is "no" since it is stock just like when I bought it. I'm not a gunsmith.
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