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    I only worked one, but I worked 72 hours per...

    I only worked one, but I worked 72 hours per week, on salary, a low salary; and stripped copper and scavenged aluminum soft and gutters, all to make a payment on a truck I couldn't afford, that Mom...
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    Well, he's working 5 days at Sprallmart, and two...

    Well, he's working 5 days at Sprallmart, and two or three afternoons washing dishes at a restaurant. I do partly feel for a young guy in the world now, but at the same time, he's got that typical...
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    I feel a bit silly to report back, I'm going out...

    I feel a bit silly to report back, I'm going out on a limb for him this once. I'm getting the gun, and my wife made payment to the utility, didn't give him cash or anything. There's a pretty good...
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    So, I think my plan is wait till wife is off work...

    So, I think my plan is wait till wife is off work and talk to her. If he's put off by me not trusting him, I'll tell him to go to the Pawn shop.

    As a back ground, he was working for a satellite...
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    I was thinking about sending him to a pawn shop,...

    I was thinking about sending him to a pawn shop, because even if I get the money back in two weeks, I don't want to be seen as a fall back plan. The pistol is a Hi Point .40 cal, and brand new is...
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    We won't miss a meal over it, but would really...

    We won't miss a meal over it, but would really help rebuild the "emergency fund" that was been really beaten up by holidays, car issues, and life.
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    Very true. I'm trying to find that middle ground...

    Very true. I'm trying to find that middle ground where Im at least sort of protected, at the same time as my wife wants to help. About 3 months he called about a $300 power bill, and we flat out...
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    loaning family money

    My 25 year old brother in law called my wife today and said his water is turned off. His girlfriend and her young son live with him. It's $200, which too me, is not something I'm willing to loose...
  9. HST over power shuttle? Or standard shuttle? I...

    HST over power shuttle? Or standard shuttle? I know part oof what throws people off is that unless you run construction equipmment, most people haven't tried a "Power Shuttle"/"Torq Reverser"/what...
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    So good I said it twice I guess

    So good I said it twice I guess
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    I have the flip sockets. They are good so far,...

    I have the flip sockets. They are good so far, just remember, if you forget the 1/2" 3" extension, you have a completely useless socket.
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    My wife is wanting to get something fairly soon,...

    My wife is wanting to get something fairly soon, and I'm thinking a KelTrc P32 might be good, with the 10 round extend mag for practice and the short 7 round for carry. Of coarse I'm also thinking a...
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    Just keep in mind, most and/or all conceal able...

    Just keep in mind, most and/or all conceal able handguns are not all that enjoyable to shoot. You want to practice with them, but it is also nice to have a "real" gun as well. Being out of...
  14. You make a point, what fills his need doesn't...

    You make a point, what fills his need doesn't fill everyone's, but it fills his and many others. This isn't about which is better, it's about what would fill someone's specific needs. The...
  15. My wish list would be the Industrial tractors...

    My wish list would be the Industrial tractors that they all used to make. Only real industrial tractor is JD-210 and a Case 530?, Massey, Ford, Oliver, Allis Chalmers, and others all used to make...
  16. Thread: Need Help!!

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    I would check Messericks, they have a lot of free...

    I would check Messericks, they have a lot of free parts diagrams.

    Edit: Kubota L275 | Messick's

    they will email you parts diagrams that can be very helpful, free
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    Guy on the directional drill should have felt...

    Guy on the directional drill should have felt it,, but you never know in hard soil. And it's not marked, what can you say
  18. Double post. But, couple thing that where...

    Double post. But, couple thing that where touched on earlier

    Benifits are gold: well, I disagree somewhat, try mailing your blue cross card to the mortgage company. Benifits are the icing on...
  19. Taking the same job, with another company can be...

    Taking the same job, with another company can be a major steep up, especially if he's been at the same place a long time. I read a new article a few months ago, that if you change jobs on average...
  20. When in doubt, there is no reason to tell your...

    When in doubt, there is no reason to tell your current employer. Interview, if you get an offer, you can "shop" that back to current boss if you want, give notice, or walk out cold. I pretty much...
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    True, but in Florida, utilities not part of...

    True, but in Florida, utilities not part of Sunshine One Call, do not have legal recourse against you if you cut them. Now... if there are visible indications their utility is there, they have some...
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    Well, a big thing with that is that buried...

    Well, a big thing with that is that buried electric should be in an easement or ROW, they can't just put it across someone's private property.

    Agricultural land often has exemptions, but I would...
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    When I was a commercial superintendent, the...

    When I was a commercial superintendent, the cable/data company hired by the building owner literally lifted fresh sod to lay the drop and the set the sod back down. Shovel or trenches never hit the...
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    Technically, any time you break the surface of...

    Technically, any time you break the surface of the earth, even on your own property. Lot of phone lines have been cut putting in mail boxes, sign posts, and fence posts. 811 is free, but might...
  25. If you raise the bucket at max speed while...

    If you raise the bucket at max speed while sitting still, full throttle, you can just about tip them. You take off full speed ahead, at full throttle, level surface, bucket raised more than half...
  26. The simple answer is yes. What I mean is a...

    The simple answer is yes. What I mean is a wheeled skid steer will tip back very easily on a hill, more so if you lift bucket up high. I don't mean they will completely turn over, front wheels come...
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    The US did not sign the Hauge Accord, that banned...

    The US did not sign the Hauge Accord, that banned expanding ammo.
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    I am a bit leary of this question. 6" is of...

    I am a bit leary of this question. 6" is of coarse stronger than 4"; that's why we always spec it for drive ways, and 4" for sidewalks and house slabs. Is it 'worth it' that is a hard one to...
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    How bad off are the stills? You could silver...

    How bad off are the stills? You could silver solder minor holes up,
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    As Eddy said. I've poured concrete, supervised...

    As Eddy said. I've poured concrete, supervised crews pouring, and inspected concrete work. The typical residential crew, if no one is watching, will normally try to pour at a 8" slump. It's not At...
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    So, for carbine, I assume .40 cal would be the...

    So, for carbine, I assume .40 cal would be the best choice unless your looking sub sonic, right?
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    I was thinking the same thing, about heaving or...

    I was thinking the same thing, about heaving or settlement.

    Fiber is for controlling cracks from curing, which should be minimal if you cut with in 24 hours of pour, and don't soup it up with...
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    You don't gotta hide them from her you just got...

    You don't gotta hide them from her you just got to give her a couple of them
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    We camp with my son's cubs scout pack at place...

    We camp with my son's cubs scout pack at place just down the road, that was an old grist mill. There is a small grave yard the park care taker found. About 30 or so graves, mostly young children. ...
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    Still cap? I always heard aluminum wouldn't hold...

    Still cap? I always heard aluminum wouldn't hold up to alcohol vapors
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    Concrete won't shouldn't increase much fuel...

    Concrete won't shouldn't increase much fuel prices are still real low. I wouldn't worry about letting the ground sit before pouring concrete you'll have to compact it regardless. It is harder to...
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    I ordered my wife a set of the pink camo...

    I ordered my wife a set of the pink camo rubberized grips for her .40. Think it was $17, and free shipping. It does note that grips don't have life time warranty, only against manufacturer defects.
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    Going from 4 to 5 inches is just under 5 cy, and...

    Going from 4 to 5 inches is just under 5 cy, and assuming they haven't started work on the pad, Zero more labor. That's very expensive mud!

    Edit: so, $500 in mud, plus 25% profit on materials,...
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    The deep well ones are terrific. I use them with...

    The deep well ones are terrific. I use them with a breaker bar and 4' drill rod extension, and I have Zero problems.
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    Pretty much what he said. CPVC is a breeze to...

    Pretty much what he said. CPVC is a breeze to install, repair, replace, ect. Every Ace, HD, Lowes, TSC carry the fittings, pipe, and glue. For PEX, your going to have much less selection.
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    Double post, but since I did; if you read the...

    Double post, but since I did; if you read the list, I find my self well prepared in some areas and sorely lacking in others. I know I am extremely lacking in the cash on hand (and money in the bank...
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    Ask yourself these four questions to reveal your...

    Ask yourself these four questions to reveal your level of preparedness | Glenn Beck

    Worth a read
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    I actually saw just today, they do have some...

    I actually saw just today, they do have some optional grips you can order from Hi Point, at least for the .40 and .45. Gonna look a bit closer after work today
  44. Those sound about right for a late 80s industrial...

    Those sound about right for a late 80s industrial machine. If you don't Have to have 4x4, it really opens your options up. Friend up the road from me, 3 brothers, run a 60-80 head operation with no...
  45. Thread: AR 15

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    Google and Facebook. I look for a 13mm tap on...

    Google and Facebook. I look for a 13mm tap on Google one day, next day in my Facebook feed are machine tool ads.
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    Just received my one piece interupter/ejector...

    Just received my one piece interupter/ejector from Finland. It fits and works, and frankly doesn't look like it's ever been installed before. Guess Finland must have pallets full of misc spare...
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    The 12" gong in 3/8" looks good. I have welded...

    The 12" gong in 3/8" looks good. I have welded two rail road plates (the part that holds the rail to the cross tie) together, but I have two issues; one is welding up the square holes, that's a lot...
  48. Thread: AR 15

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    I have two 'duck bill' 30 round mags, and I don't...

    I have two 'duck bill' 30 round mags, and I don't like either. I would say I get a miss feed at least once per 30 round mag and probably more. The factory ten rounder feeds fine every time. I have...
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    PE and HDPE is common for gas, as well as from...

    PE and HDPE is common for gas, as well as from water main Corp stop to meter (depending on individual utility, one fairly major one doesn't allow any PE over 1", anything bigger is PVC or DIP).
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    It amazes me to see people saying PEX over CPVC. ...

    It amazes me to see people saying PEX over CPVC. I'm been out of the commercial, multi family, and residential construction for about 5 years, but in this area PEX is only used in mobile homes. You...
  51. It compacts fine with regular vehicle traffic. A...

    It compacts fine with regular vehicle traffic. A roller is always nice, but that's more of an issue if your going to pave it. You'll need the 32 cubic yards to do all 1900 Sq ft. As you spread and...
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    1.5" at 25 yards is still a paper plate at 100...

    1.5" at 25 yards is still a paper plate at 100 yards with a pistol barrel and shot gun body. If nothing else, it's neat
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    So it actually shoots pretty darn well. Cool

    So it actually shoots pretty darn well. Cool
  54. 800 square feet is approx 90 square yards. 4"...

    800 square feet is approx 90 square yards. 4" thick is around 400 lbs per square yard, so 18 tons. They typically are sold by weight or full load, not cubic measure. A typical mini-wheeler dump...
  55. They are a good product, but their not magic. ...

    They are a good product, but their not magic. They will never be 'pavement' and 4 or 6" of RAP/millings won't bridge swampy ground. They do hold up to erosion better than limerock, and they do form...
  56. Thread: AR 15

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    Don't even ask about .308 vs 7.62x51 or 7.62x25...

    Don't even ask about .308 vs 7.62x51 or 7.62x25 vs 7.63 Mauser, or 7.62x53R vs 7.62x54R...
  57. Thread: AR 15

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    Honestly, I prefer an SKS to an AK for normal...

    Honestly, I prefer an SKS to an AK for normal life, none battle type SHTF secanrio. Longer barrel, milled receiver, 10 rounds and strippers are just fine.

    AK and SKS are far less 'Mod' able...
  58. Thread: Ammunition

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    I stopped by looking at Dicks for 7.62x54r 202 gr...

    I stopped by looking at Dicks for 7.62x54r 202 gr Brown/Silver bear soft points. They stock no 7.62x54r. Stopped at Academy because wife wanted a "tru-knock" metal bolt on D-loop. Academy had...
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    I've got one that I didn't think sucks, but I...

    I've got one that I didn't think sucks, but I haven't used it hard. Used it for brakes, and on occasion to hold random stuff in place. I'll avoid trying to use it too hard.
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    Ok, thanks. Hopefully the only thing left to buy...

    Ok, thanks. Hopefully the only thing left to buy for this gun is some 203 gr SP.
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    So, dumb question, is the interrupter the only...

    So, dumb question, is the interrupter the only thing that holds the ammo in the magazine from springing out? There is an area on the back right top of the magazine that looks like it has been...
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    I went ahead and ordered the single piece. Not...

    I went ahead and ordered the single piece. Not really sure it mattered on way or the other.
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    So, if you could get a one piece...

    So, if you could get a one piece ejector-interrupter for $15 or a two piece for $14.95, which would you choose. If it matters the two piece would be Polish Radom new unissued. Is there a functional...
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    Anyone have the HF dremel? There is a really...

    Anyone have the HF dremel? There is a really cheap looking $9.99 one and a $24.99 red one. I tried to search, to see if anyone already brought these up, but the search function is garbage.
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    To answer my own question somewhat; looks like...

    To answer my own question somewhat; looks like one piece ejector-interuptor is pre-M91/30 change and two piece is post 1930. Had to do some better googling to find that. I see a single piece on...
  66. Not really. I plan on trying to really flatten...

    Not really. I plan on trying to really flatten it out with a dremel or something. Can't really get an angle grinder or file or anything to the area.
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    Ejector. It's broken off just past the small...

    Ejector. It's broken off just past the small screw holding it to the bottom left outside of the receiver. The inside part, the interrupter, is completely gone. When I was putting everything...
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    Double post So, I see on ebay and buymilsurp,...

    Double post

    So, I see on ebay and buymilsurp, their are two types; a single and dual piece ejector/interrupter. Is the difference an age thing, or an improvent, or a war time cost savings thing? ...
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    Ok, I'm missing the "interrupter" and the...

    Ok, I'm missing the "interrupter" and the extractor is broken off. I'll have to order more parts on ebay. Sorry for the rather ignorant way I tried to explain it all.

    I was pleasantly surprised...
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    The spend round remains on the bolt as you pull...

    The spend round remains on the bolt as you pull it back, clipped on the bolt face by the extractor. So, yes, but the spend round is at least pulled back out of the chamber.
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    I considered it, but in the end, when you really...

    I considered it, but in the end, when you really look at how the bolt locks up when closed, I felt OK firing it. It's not extracting, and the magazine would not hold the ammo in, (bad...
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    Got it put together. Wrapped some 240 grit sand...

    Got it put together. Wrapped some 240 grit sand paper around a screw driver handle and sanded to fit the round receiver.

    Hopefully I get a chance to do some shooting with afternoon.

    Pics or it...
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    Are hex receiver stocks and round receiver stocks...

    Are hex receiver stocks and round receiver stocks suppose to be interchangeable? I got the friends stock last night, and this morning I tried to put it together. Seems like the hex has some more...
  74. As an update, I got the M14 threads tapped, and...

    As an update, I got the M14 threads tapped, and it's actually a Qiye 110cc. Looks like the engine is some Chinese Honda copy.

    The new, bigger plug isn't sealing up well, and I'm loosing...
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    Maybe $250 gift card and a 25% off coupon. Think...

    Maybe $250 gift card and a 25% off coupon. Think I'd snag up a drill press, vise, and some misc handle tools with it.
  76. Just picked up a M14x1.25 tap at Lowes, marked...

    Just picked up a M14x1.25 tap at Lowes, marked down to $8 from $16, and it comes with a M18x1.5 as well. I figured that was a sign. If for any reason that doesn't go well, I found a whole head for...
  77. The insert and tap finally got here from the slow...

    The insert and tap finally got here from the slow boat from China, and guess what.... the OD of the inserts are 10mm, the ID is maybe 8mm, so this "10mm sparkplug rethreading tool" is completely...
  78. Thread: Bird Flu?

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    I have (had) 10 hens since about April. About 3...

    I have (had) 10 hens since about April. About 3 weeks ago, a single hen (Rhode Island red or production red?) got lazy, sick acting, and after about two weeks finally died. At first when we noticed...
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    Pictures 445611 445610 Don't know...

    Pictures

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    Don't know how well the pictures show it
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    So, I received my barreled reciever, and then...

    So, I received my barreled reciever, and then ordered a set of sights and just now installed them. Still lacking a stock, but a friend has one he said he'd give me. I've dropped several hints, but...
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    I would set it back 6" at least, otherwise you...

    I would set it back 6" at least, otherwise you can't ever repair it. As a matter of fact, it's pretty much impossible to build a fence On the property line. How do you do the work with out going on...
  82. Just run a horizontal row of blocking about 12",...

    Just run a horizontal row of blocking about 12", 48", 84", and 10 ft. Screw your metal off to the horizontal 2x4.

    Or go with 24" OC studs and run purlions (nailed/screwed horizontally to the...
  83. Thread: Ammunition

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    I didn't realize anyone was building those. I...

    I didn't realize anyone was building those. I had wondered, considering one of their huge advantages where they could be quickly stamped out cheaply by unskilled labor.
  84. Thread: Ammunition

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    I have a CZ-52, made in Czechoslovakia. It's...

    I have a CZ-52, made in Czechoslovakia. It's always functioned well, and has a nice build to it. The handle is a bit long but I have big hands. I will say it doesn't like 1940s Romanian surplus...
  85. Thread: Ammunition

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    I really like 7.62x25 Tokarev, and if it wasn't...

    I really like 7.62x25 Tokarev, and if it wasn't for SBR laws, I think a 12" barrel, 7.62x25, with folding or collapsible stock would be a fantastic little toy, with way more bite than .22 or .22mag
  86. Thread: Ammunition

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    I looked and didn't see any 9mm Makarov or...

    I looked and didn't see any 9mm Makarov or 7.62x25 Tokarev in the store.
  87. Thread: Ammunition

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    I looked and didn't see any 9mm Makarov or...

    I looked and didn't see any 9mm Makarov or 7.62x25 Tokarev in the store.
  88. It's an aluminum head, but figured I'd try the...

    It's an aluminum head, but figured I'd try the cheapest way first, if for some reason the tap and insert doesn't work, I can over size to the next plug up. If that doesn't work, I probably will call...
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    Any idea what size and type of material the old...

    Any idea what size and type of material the old line is made of? If it's 4" or less, I would pay it no mind. If it's steel, and old, it's probably broken and or rusted away in may areas, so I...
  90. Just ordered tap and inserts for $14 or so odd...

    Just ordered tap and inserts for $14 or so odd dollars on ebay. Estimated arrival is Oct 29, which is longer then I wanted to wait.

    I have a funny feeling that this "gift" is gonna end up...
  91. Looks like my cheap butt is going to end up...

    Looks like my cheap butt is going to end up ordering on of the ~$35 kits on ebay. O'Reilly's cheapest kit was $138... I knew better than to get in a hurry, but I got in a hurry anyways...
  92. My mother in law just baught a old used 50cc...

    My mother in law just baught a old used 50cc Chinese no name 4 wheeler for my son. It ran when she bought it, and for maybe 5 minutes the next day. Then it died. So, yesterday, I put fresh gas in,...
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    Looks like I finally got everything taken care...

    Looks like I finally got everything taken care of. Seller is shipping Saturday morning. I've still got to get the stock from friend (probably give him a 18 pack of Miller Lite for it). I've got to...
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    I've been through just about enough trouble over...

    I've been through just about enough trouble over a dang barreled reciever. The seller is a C&R FFL, and not a standard FFL. After calling and or visiting about 15 (no joke, 15) local gun...
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    It's just the once off right now. I'd like to...

    It's just the once off right now. I'd like to save a few bucks, get a decent shooter, and also, orginally, 'build' the gun. Now, I'm simply gonna drop my bolt, trigger, magazine, etc into a free...
  96. Out on CR42, in eastern Marion County, couple OTR...

    Out on CR42, in eastern Marion County, couple OTR drivers would pull off on a kinda vacant lot. Owner told them he wanted something like $100/week for each truck to park. Later, the fuel tanks got...
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    Ok, I'm running into a minor snag. I've found...

    Ok, I'm running into a minor snag. I've found about a dozen guys who do FFL transfer, but so far I've had about 6 say they will only deal with another FFL, not an individual on the sellers side. Is...
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    So, having never used Gunbroker before; the...

    So, having never used Gunbroker before; the seller emailed with all his info, and I need to either do a "Postal Money Order" or a PayPal 'Gift'. He very specifically said if I want to do PayPay,...
  99. Thread: Ammunition

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    Double post. But since it did, I did buy the...

    Double post. But since it did, I did buy the Game Getter, tandem 16ft ladder stand for $99
  100. Thread: Ammunition

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    While near Jacksonville this weekend, we stopped...

    While near Jacksonville this weekend, we stopped at Academy. Got 80 ends of Tula 7.62x39, and 20 rnds of 7.62x54r. Prices where great on 7.62x39, around $0.2395/round, and OK on the 7.62x54r,...
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