Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
Government is simply the word for those things we choose to do badly together.
That is a fabulous story. Thanks, Tam.
Awww shit, I didn't think you'd get me with that one, but you sure did!
Yeah, I had the same reaction. I swear there's some dust in the air or something. My monitor got blurry.A really good story.
...and those are the kind of folks that made this country great...Dann in Ohio
"Concern yourself with what is right and you'll never second-guess that decision,"Wiser words you'll never find.If you'll excuse me I have to go find some tissue. Must be the pollen.
Very good story. Thanks, Tam.
That is a great story.
There are good men still in this world - and good news. Thanks, Tam.
Love the story. Too bad they are both Federal felons now. Shipping guns to others across state lines without using an FFL will land you in Club Fed.
Divemedic,How do you know they didn't use an FFL? This is a news story we're talking about. You know, the people who worry about shoulder things that go up?If I sold Divemedic a prewar K-frame via Gunbroker, I'd probably just tell the reporter that I "shipped it to him" and not bother giving them the dreary details about faxing FFLs and so forth...
Uhh, yeah...gulp. You were right about the lump in throat. Hold on I've got something in the corner of my eye too...
There is an exemption for gifts, Divemedic.
If you scripted that story no one would believe it; amazing and beautiful. But how the hell did that fine relic make it into the catalog of a "well-know auction house" without the numbers being run? Unlike most stolen property, firearms are never purged from NCIC.Also, "There is an exemption for gifts..."There is?AT
AT,"Also, "There is an exemption for gifts..."There is?"Not that I can find.I can find an exemption for bequests...
Great story Tam.It's kinda dusty around here all of a sudden...
No exemptions, and the Auction house screwed the pooch... That gun should have been STILL listed on NCIC, and I'd bet there will be an investigation. Good story though, and the military DOES stick together and mostly does the right thing!
I found it interesting that they have conflated 1911 with 1911A1, all in the same story.Given that it's the lame-stream media I guess I should just be happy that they didn't simply call it a "Glock revolver".
You are aware that the military had most 1911's "upgraded" into A1's between the wars, yes?
OORAH, Marine!Semper FiLeatherneck
Another fine example of why my time here is well spent. Thanks.
Will:What I found interesting was that the photo in the article was pretty clearly a 1911A1, with the "scallop" cut in the frame behind the trigger. I guess I wasn't aware that the US gov had re-machined the frames of older 1911's to upgrade them to the 1911A1 frame. I'd guess if that had been done, most of the other changes were in bits and pieces that were easily swapped out, like the mainspring housing, sights grip safety, trigger and hammer.
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