Picked up by FedEx, delivery expected Monday.
So all's well?
Of course not!
I had a plan. A very clever plan! The item in question has been known to have "Greek Wood" problems. I would avoid it by requesting the best wood available. Because I wanted said item to be from the era Dad would have employed it, I was going to ask for that specific period...and I forgot to do it!!! Aaarrgghhh! I wanted to get it from M*A*S*H, but I got the Summer of '42 instead.
The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley,
Friday, March 30, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
The CMP has finally posted prices for the soon to be released M1 Carbines. At this time only the Inland manufactured rifles are priced.
Heartbreak city: They're priced at $495! In itself, not a bad price considering the prices found elsewhere. Unfortunately the carbines will have no accessories. Just the rifle: no sling, no cleaning kit, and most importantly, no magazines. Heh, just pick them up elsewhere! Like here? How many do you want? Better get more than one.
In fact, it would be best to get them right now. Once the carbines get released, you'll be competing with everyone else. The law of supply and demand will be well exercised once the buying frenzy commences. Expect parts and accessories prices to rise precipitously. If you want one - and just one is all you can buy this year - be prepared.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
As all good gunbloggers should know, earlier this week the DC Circuit Court held the Washington DC gun ban unconstitutional. So now, La Shawn Barber is thinking about getting a gun. Visit her site here and make a recommendation.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Well, considering the Carbine information below, and the new information about purchase limits, a choice had to be made. Sure, I could buy two rifles except the funds aren't available. With the reported number of carbines being around thirty thousand or more and a purchase limit of one a year for each manufacturer, I've decided that the supply should be sufficient to last for at least one year.
As a result, I've decided it's best to purchase one of the remaining M1s instead of a carbine. Considering the information about Garand supply from the CMP, it's quite likely that the M1s will run out soon, and no more are expected from the army. The only thing left is the Greek return Rack Grades which are considered to be from poor to fair condition. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I'm relatively new to guns. I would have liked to purchase a higher grade rifle, but it's too late now. I'm hoping that whatever Garand lands on the doorstep, it's at least in a good enough condition to just need some cleaning up. Gunsmithing work is beyond me at this stage, except for stripping and refinishing wood. I have no desire to spend the money required then have to replace the wood and the barrel. Sort of defeats the purpose of buying the rifle doesn't it? Of course the government considers the evil part of the gun to be the receiver anyway so I guess that's the only part that matters.
Since November, talk has been rampant about a new so-called "assault rifle" ban being introduced in Congress and now HR 1022 has been put on the table. It seems many of our sport shooting guns will be considered unfit for our ownership and we'll be required to turn them in. Yeah, right..... A fine semi-automatic rifle like the Garand and even the Carbine (already banned in New Jersey) will become dangerous goods that must be kept out of the hands of those who might desire one. For the good of the children of course. You know how many of these fine old warhorses get used each day in the commission of crimes, right?
I personally don't have much interest in Zumbo guns like the ARs and AKs, but as a law abiding gun owner, I believe I have the right to own whatever I want. Including full auto. Therefore, until the threat of confiscatory legislation goes away, it behooves all gun owners to put aside all other purchases of those types of guns not currently threatened by those who would disarm us, and purchase evil "assault rifles." We can't count on a sunset clause being introduced in the next attempts to ban guns our self proclaimed betters don't want us to have, so stock up now and hope for at least a fight to grandfather in what we've already purchased. The best outcome is of course to write and call our representatives and demand they refrain from infringing our Constitutional Rights.