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A new level of obsession...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Modeler, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Last weekend I picked up an M1 Carbine. It's a good gun, almost totally complete except the barrel band screw was missing. I did a little searching and found a guy on E-Bay who is overseas and has a bunch of NOS barrel band screws, so I ordered one. It's the right screw, parkerized, etc...

    After I ordered it I stepped back and thought, "I just spent $10 on a screw. From France."
     
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  2. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Not since I let the extractor plunger go zooming out of my G-21 and I had to order the little gold colored plastic "spring loaded bearing" for $3.99 and $7.00 shipping. Sounds about normal for gun stuff.

    One dinky spring or similar part and everything comes to a halt. Then you're glad to pay ridiculous prices just to get going again. :(
     
  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    :s0008: "I just spent $10 on a screw. From France."
     
  4. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking screw! Hey, obsessions are what makes it worth getting out of bed in the mornings, as a wise man once said, "Keep on Truckin!".
     
  6. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Modeler
    You're not the first guy who got screwed by France . . .

    Sheldon
     
  7. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    "You're not the first guy who got screwed by France . . ."


    owww that one hurts
     
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  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Should have bought all six, then you'd have cornered the market.
    $20.00 screw anyone?
     
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  9. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I don't trust any screw I only pay $20 for...
     
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  10. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    It's all relative . . . The government will screw you for nothing!

    Sheldon
     
  11. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    Well nothing is a stretch. We get to pay their salaries so they can screw us.
     
  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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  13. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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  14. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I've got it too. I paid $25 for an original slide safety retaining screw for a Colt 1903 .32 auto "pocket" model, and my screw is even smaller than yours.
     
  15. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a whole other gun just for a couple of special one of a kind screws.
    Took the donor rifle completely apart, kept what I needed, and then sold every last piece (except the receiver) on eBay. I barely broke even.
    I look very carefully now when I am buying vintage firearms.
    Is it all there, does Numrich have parts for it, has Bubba and his kitchen table been playing with it.
     
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  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "Ah Monseur, yew have just been escreued! Merci! France
     
  17. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I would figure you would pay more for a screw in france, but 82nd st in portland that price sounds about right.
     
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  18. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    A new level of obsession, is when your buying screws from overseas for 9 or more 30 carbines. ;)
     
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  19. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thats a beautiful collection
     
  20. Gunguy45

    Gunguy45 Well-Known Member

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    Don't make us all excited over GUN parts! Sheesh, I thought I was going to look at cheap french hookers and all I got was this?
    Don't make us all excited over GUN parts! Sheesh, I thought I was going to look at cheap french hookers and all I got was paper and cosmoline? Dude, you suck. At least sorta, in a joking way....:)