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    Exclamation Welcome fellow enjoyers of Old Iron and Wood

    First IF you are a C&R holder OR an FFL who does business with, or will order for those desiring Curios and Relics, please let readers this thread know.

    I hold a C&R, former 07/SOT, buy/trade/barter bubba'd up arms, parts, pieces, hunks and rusty "stuff".

    Where does a guy start? Enjoyed older and antique arms since my granddad showed us his bringbacks from ETO WWII.
    Had read about PO8, P38, KAR98, and an un-nutted MP38. Little kid then. Books, movies, magazines, and an air rifle to "..shoot them DAMN KRAUTS!!!" with.

    Well into my early 50's, have owned, traded, sold, and tinkered on just about every nations arms. Was fortunate as a young teen to have as a mentor, Dad's buddy, a real wood and steel gunsmith. Well, yeah, I swept floors and emptied trashcans for years, BUT got to see the multitude of guns then bought cheap brought in to be transformed into something mo' bettah.

    Today I'm sure the purists among us might decry cutting up history. (NOW I sure would bellow!) However when a Mauser of good steel and parenting could be remade into a sporting rifle for not as much as a commercial version, well, things happened.


    Safe is overflowing with older arms, which are not for cutting on, save for repairs. Always hunting for the base materials to make a rifle that looks look it was issued to its Soldier.

    Look forward to meeting others with this infection, err, passion.

    kevinL
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    Placeholder for something REALLLLLLY snazzy!

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    always enjoy looking at old firearms

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    Pre what date, is considered an antique, by law?

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    Is it legal to buy/sell an antique handgun, without doing a back ground check?
    Is it legal to conceal carry an antique handgun, without a ccp?

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    Hey Skip,
    I sportcized (spellcheck didn't like that) a Springfield A3-03 into a respectable hunting rifle. I picked the rifle up at a yard sale in Lebanon for about $40 back in the 1980's (ahh, the good old days). The fellow who originally tried to convert it had made some kind of home-made stock, which had cracked around the grip. I was impressed by the fact that the innerds still had the original cosmoline packed around the trigger assembly, and had rifling you could drive a jeep down though. The cartouche on the barrel made it out to be from 1943. It didn't seem to have much wear on it. I decided to go whole hog on this one, and bought a Bell and Carlson graphite stock, and did my first glass bedding with a Brownells kit to float the barrel. I paid a real gunsmith, Dan Geisert, who was the caretaker of the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club at the time, to move and mold the bolt handle for a scope. He also drilled and tapped the receiver for Weaver mounts. I added a Timney trigger and an old 3x9 Weaver scope, and presto my first hunting rifle and a damn good one with MOA accuracy. That was some fun stuff.
    -Dan

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