The Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating an M4 rifle that has gone missing from the DC national guard. It looks like it is either a troop that has decided that he needs to keep his weapon when things get sporty soon, or he is going to sell it on the black market, what the Soviets used to call ‘nalyevo’ (on the left).
So I asked about the shotgun that I recently acquired and you guys delivered. I was put in touch with a great gunsmith who specializes in refurbishing Parker Brothers shotguns. I sent him photos of the shotgun. He tells me that this particular gun was manufactured in July of 1914 and has a value of between $3,000 and $4,000 once refurbished.
If I send him the shotgun, he will give me a quote with no obligation other than his cost in return shipping if I decide not to get the work done.
Here is the problem: I can ship it to him and get it returned without going through an FFL. The problem is that UPS and Fedex are telling me that they REQUIRE me to go through an FFL and they require it to go overnight at a cost of $400 each way. The idiot at the UPS center even told me that if I am not an FFL, they will require me to ship it to a police station in the town where it is going in care of the guy doing the work, and he can then pick it up there. They also require written proof of the value of the shotgun in order to insure it. I can’t get written proof until the guy I am shipping it to receives it. This is ridiculous.
Yes, I know that UPS requires overnighting of firearms because their employees are thieves. I would rather ship USPS Registered insured. Cheaper and more likely to get there, if I can.
That means the cost of shipping alone could be a third of the value of the shotgun. Since this is a long gun as well as being a C&R weapon, is there another way? Anyone have suggestions? Or should I just apply for a C&R license and send it USPS?
Normally, we post about the newest gun we have. This is the newest to me, but certainly the oldest gun that I own. I recently acquired this from a family member:
It isn’t in the best shape, and certainly looks old, but I am afraid to do anything to it, even clean it, lest I destroy its value.
I am not interested in selling, as the weapon reportedly once belonged to my great grandfather, and has been in my family’s possession for over 100 years. I would, however, appreciate any insights into the origins and possible value of this firearm.
Project Graduation raffled off a rifle to raise funds for graduating seniors. The antigun lefties got the vapors.
SG Ammo has 5.56mm Green tip in stock. Israeli manufacture, 500 rounds for $399. That is less than 80 cents per round.
I don’t have any interest in SGAmmo. Just letting people know about the deal.
A woman in North Carolina accused her ex-boyfriend of domestic violence in a civil case, stating that he was in possession of explosives and weapons. She also claimed he was a right wing extremist. Over one hundred Federal agents raided his home in Montana with three armored vehicles, plus more than two dozen other vehicles and a helicopter.
Twice in my life, I have been accused of domestic violence. Both times, the accusation was proven false in court. In both cases, the woman made the accusation long after our relationship had ended.
The first time was in 2004, and the woman filed the complaint six weeks after we were broken up. Why? Because after we broke up, I asked for the return of my automobile that she was driving. She refused, then began hiding it. After some drama and a visit from the cops, I got my car back, so she filed a DV complaint against me.
Forward ten years later to 2014, my newest ex-girlfriend and I had broken up. Nearly five months later, she had read my account of the 2004 incident and thought it was a great idea. She repeated the process.
Both cases were dismissed, but at great personal cost. There are no repercussions for women who lie to obtain these DV orders, so they have become the weapon of choice for jilted women to use the courts in order to extort concessions from their former partners.
Now it appears as though the Democrats are going to use it to give the Feds an excuse to go all shooty on your dogs and steal your guns. Why not? This tactic is only used against MEN, and the cops are fine with that. Since white men are the “Jews in the attic” for the
Democrats communists this works perfectly for them.
So I drove down to Bonita Springs today to pick up that pistol. Traffic was awful. We left the house at 10am to arrive 200 miles and 5.5 hours later. The transaction took less than 30 minutes, then it took us another 5 hours plus to get home. I am tired of being in that car.
No more posty today.
So I guess the Democrats passing gun laws is finally worrying people. My search for an M&P45 began on Friday and expanded as the weekend went on. I called or visited every gun shop within twenty miles of my house. No luck. I checked online vendors: PSA, Brownell’s, BudsGunShop, RKGuns, and others. Still no luck. Then I checked other places: Bass Pro, Gander Mountain, Shoot Straight. Nope.
I turned to Arms List. A place on there had one, but the store was a pawnshop more than 200 miles away from my house. They won’t ship.
So I thought that maybe a Glock 21 wouldn’t be so bad. I started over. The only Glock 21 I could find was over $700. Nope.
I broke down and called the South Florida pawnshop and bought it over the phone. As it turns out, my wife and I are taking a road trip to go get it. I just haven’t told her yet. I will have to bribe her with some other activity that we can do while down there. Or I will have to wait until a day I have off and she doesn’t, then go by myself. Cost? $550, plus a 400 mile road trip to go get it.