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    And I moved from Phoenix to Michigan about 10...

    And I moved from Phoenix to Michigan about 10 years ago! Haha. Miss it sometimes but for my career choice, the jobs are here in Michigan.

    Shpadoinkle, whereabouts in Michigan are you from? I...
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    With bakelite being a phenolic resin, I don't see...

    With bakelite being a phenolic resin, I don't see why an epoxy would not react and covalently bond with the bakelite substrate. I could be wrong, but to me it seems they would adhere well. Jeepfan's...
  3. Thread: Freedom

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    Was born in Cali but mostly grew up in Maryland...

    Was born in Cali but mostly grew up in Maryland and Arizona. I moved away from Arizona in 2010 and do miss it.

    That said...it does seem to slowly be going the way of Kommiefornia as are all of the...
  4. As someone who has lived and regularly travels to...

    As someone who has lived and regularly travels to Germany, they too have been destroyed by EU firearm mandates, though some of the blame definitely lies on many of the citizens themselves.

    Sad...
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    Best Builder for CETME C?

    Hi all,
    I bought one of the recent Apex kits on sale. I know it will be more expensive than just finding and buying one already built, but can someone recommend a good builder for these? Preferably...
  6. Thread: KAR 98a

    by Andyman
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    Yes it does. And as soon as you mentioned that I...

    Yes it does. And as soon as you mentioned that I remembered that it actually stands for Einwohnerwehr Bayern, or a Bavarian Freikorps division iirc. Thanks for jogging the memory!

    Anything else...
  7. Thread: KAR 98a

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    Nice!! Except it looks to be an Erfurt and not an...

    Nice!! Except it looks to be an Erfurt and not an Amberg. You've got yourself a Prussian one there!! :)

    I have a couple Kar98a's. They are really cool. One is a 1915 Erfurt, I believe, converted...
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    "These are all very early rifles - i.e. Pre...

    "These are all very early rifles - i.e. Pre Vietnam to Early Vietnam Era rifles which probably saw use in that conflict..."

    Bullshit. Those things were shipped new or near new to Albania and...
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    Dude. Nice. I had no idea Italy had reasonable...

    Dude. Nice. I had no idea Italy had reasonable gun laws. Are the mg's, etc deactivated? That is a dream collection there!

    Whereabouts in Italy are you from? I find myself in the Milan area pretty...
  10. Sorry to hear. He had a very unique sense of...

    Sorry to hear. He had a very unique sense of humor that always cracked me up. I was wondering where he ended up and hoped he would jump back in some day here. Poor guy. Like others have said, this is...
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    That 1972 one that is third from the bottom is...

    That 1972 one that is third from the bottom is mine. It is from an east german post-reunification scrap pile. Definitely authentic. I already transferred that SN onto my own romy RPK so please don't...
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    For me, it was living in former East Germany and...

    For me, it was living in former East Germany and learning more about the weapons used there. When I got back, the way to build up an East German kit was with AA-OK scrap parts from after...
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    My immediate thought as well

    My immediate thought as well
  14. Brendyn has built almost all of my kits over the...

    Brendyn has built almost all of my kits over the last 5 years. I can't say enough about how talented of a builder he is-impeccable attention to detail. Every gun he built for me encouraged me to pull...
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    That is my understanding too, Brendyn, regarding...

    That is my understanding too, Brendyn, regarding the heat treatment in salt producing a black oxide finish. Chemically, it makes complete sense that it would work that way.
  16. One of my cousins in Germany was in the...

    One of my cousins in Germany was in the Wachbattalion Felix Dzierzhinsky. They were technically a unit of the Stasi stationed in Berlin, but realistically were an elite NVA unit. I know he was issued...
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    I rented out a nice house on about 13 acres for a...

    I rented out a nice house on about 13 acres for a few years. I sold it after that. No amount of money is worth the shit that I had to put up with for that. Having to go through with an eviction and...
  18. Made in " " is a common phrase everywhere in the...

    Made in " " is a common phrase everywhere in the world. Most of my GDR East German gear has "Made in GDR" stamped on it even though it was not exported as well. Again, even if it had been exported it...
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    Sorry to hear about the downturn she has had recently. Fwiw, this thread prompted me to discuss with my soon to be fiancé what my wishes would be if I were to suffer a traumatic brain injury and vice...
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    I dug one of those up in France when I used to...

    I dug one of those up in France when I used to metal detect on old battlefields. A cousin on Germany who is an avid wwi collector bought one in great shape from a kid in town who found it in his...
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    That fixed it!! Thank you! I had to switch to linear mode. So weird.
  22. I agree, but past experience on this is that...

    I agree, but past experience on this is that generally one post is not the full story and should not be taken as gospel to permanently ruin the other party's reputation. Noting how absurd the story...
  23. Posting this on a forum that you did not do...

    Posting this on a forum that you did not do business through is not going to help this. All it will do is create lots of meaningless drama and reduce your chance of getting these parts back. Lawyer...
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    It is. Checked that before starting this, but good thought!
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    Example. This post. Instead of posting at the end of the thread, it posts previous to my last post before making this one.
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