Saturday, April 16, 2011

Estate Auction

Been needing a hunting rifle. Mosin-Nagant
The bondo over fiberglass screen wire has been working well on the Dungeon II. I saw the guy I rent the dungeon from at the estate auction this morning and told him I would be ready for him to pick it up at the end of the month. I guess I better get my butt in gear and get the rest of the holes patched, the door moved from the dungeon and put on the dungeon II and get my stuff moved! I think Nick needs a front in his dungeon so maybe we can trade? My dungeon front for a door that will fit the door jam in the dungeon II.

Tried an experiment yesterday evening by hooking my Zune to a set of computer speakers and putting the setup inside the Dungeon II. Sure sounded good so I guess Nick will have to play his guitar in it at the Tank Party. Should sound like a symphony orchestra. ;) Of course we will have to pick a cool day for it. :)

19 comments:

  1. Well did you buy the rifle?

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  2. That rifle looks like a good one, and yes, they are pretty straight shooters all right. Get enuff ammo and enjoy it!

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  3. Mosin nagant. good choice Tffnguy. I think the ammo is 7.62 *54R mm. YOu can find spam cans of ammo for a good price at classicarms.inc Its a wierd (but effective) caliber.

    tank looks cool too.

    your not gonna believe this, but I found an scwinn air dyne excercise bike for sale on craigslist that has been modified with a 12 volt generator. I can pedal and generate a steady 12 volts of power.

    The VA got me knee surgery in June of last year and the doctor says I need an excersize bike, so this would be great to use.

    If I buy it tomorrow, I will send pics

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  4. Well after you finish moving your stuff into the Tank the acoustics will be different...You two should make a youtube video in there now!

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  5. Good purchase on the gun. I buy ammo from here:

    http://www.ammoman.com/

    Fires nice, clean...good prices. Depending on quantity you buy, it comes sealed in plastic or sealed tins. Real nice for stocking up/long term storage.

    Please tell Nick to come out and play again :o)

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  6. Dale, good to talk to you. Hopefully we'll get some rain here SOME DAY??? so visiting here will be nice again. 9 points was just barely visible yesterday I guess because of smoke. Isn't much better today and some of the further mountains are near invisible.

    CC, Yes it is 7.62 x 54R mm The air dyne sounds like a good way to get some exercise and get another benefit from it at the same time. Just Me built something like that out of a real bicycle, but I haven't heard any reports out of her as to how well it works.

    Frann, maybe I'll keep adding and removing stuff from the tank until it is tuned just right. ;)

    ezrablu, I'll check in to the link. I know the really cheap ammo is corrosive, but I'd like to stay away from that if I can. I've shot two rifles like it and really like them.

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  7. Hey Tffn...Here's a good place to buy the Russian surplus ammo, and they have some non-corrosive stuff too (but more pricey)
    http://www.the-armory.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/762x54r_ammunition.html
    I think the only concern with corrosion is in more humid climates, but I simply heat some water, mix 50/50 with ammonia and pour it down the barrel to wash out corrosive crap, and let it dry. You have to do this before the gun cools off after shooting...FYI

    Bigfoot (seeya next week)

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  8. Dwight saw some ammo out at Cabela's today, softpoint stuff for $12.99 a 20. Be happy to know that the rifles are going for $150 there too. So you got a real good deal. It was great talking with you last night too!

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  9. Dale, another blogger told me she had to pay $100 for hers and then pay some sort of fee on top of that so I think I came out good. I guess I'll find out when I shoot it.

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  10. Bigfoot, you'll have to show me how to do that. I was planning on going to Odessa this weekend and spend a week, but have too much work to do on the tank and getting the dungeon ready to go back that I'm not going to be able to head north. Will see you'll down here.

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  11. Like I said the other night, when you buy one online you have to find an FFL dealer that will accept the weapon and there is always a fee for that, usually around $20-30 or so. So you at least saved that much anyway. Plus the others I've seen have generally been more that what you paid outright. Have a good day and get busy out there! lol

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  12. Yeah, I'd forgot about that. I am busy, but its getting HOT here! Should be getting a load of water here some times today. Sure wouldn't want to be out with the threat of fires around here!

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  13. tffnguy...I've had ammo purchased a lot of different brands and calibers from there stored a LONG time...looks and shoots great. It's hit and miss what's in stock BUT I'm finding ammo is getting harder to find just about everywhere these days.

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  14. ezurablu, I know the pistol ammo is getting hard to find. At least for now I have enough of that to get me by. That and shot gun shells (Thanks to Dale for both) I wish I'd have had more $ at the auction because there was a trailer loaded with different kinds of ammo and lots of it. It was going pretty cheap to (like 12 or so boxed of 45 ammo/20 rounds per box) for $40. Don't know what the 380, 9mm, 7.62 and others went for. I was going to bid on some of the 7.62 until I found out it wouldn't work in the Mosin-Nagant and what was there that would have I didn't see and it was auctioned off before I knew it.:(

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  15. As a military historian, would love to know if that's an authentic original, or just a replica. Definitely wanna take a closer look at it next time I'm there!

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  16. Its the read deal Jim. There were so many of them made that I'd double there were any replicas made. No need to. From what I hear some people selling them are putting new bolts in them, but this one also looks original. I can't wait to try it out to see how it does.

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  17. Nice rifle. Would be interesting to know the provenance. Might be Finnish or if you're REALLY lucky American manufacture during WWI for the Soviets. All of the surplus 7.62 x 54R ammo should be considered corrosive.

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  18. John I think it was Russian made. Several friends down here with the same type made in different countries seem to think so to. Bigfoot made me a gift of some fast load clips and some ammo so I got to fire it. (Most of us did at the party.) It shoots very well and seems to be in good shape for its age.

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