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by Niner
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: The Turk Mausers
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: The Turk Mausers

While I'm on the subject. A lot of old Turk Ammo came into the country about the same time. Bandoleers came with seven pockets of two five round clips on stripper clips. As I remember ...they were about $4.75 per 70 round bandoleer.....delivered free....from Century. This was in a space of time from...
by Niner
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Mauser
Topic: The Turk Mausers
Replies: 1
Views: 9

The Turk Mausers

Remember when these thing were coming in by the boat load at cheap prices? The Turks all looked about the same.... because they were made to look the same in the 1930's but they were really several models going back to at least 1893 that were all factory remodeled beginning before WWII started to lo...
by Niner
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

US fuel czar has what seems to be a chicken little moment that gets a lot of push back. He wants to close everything East of the Mississippi down for a week and then start back up with Mondays as holidays. This would include stuff like department stores and movie houses as well as manufacturing acco...
by Niner
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Classic British Firearms
Topic: Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and an SMLE.....
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and an SMLE.....

Now that's good news. I thought the guy was going to stiff you. :loco:
by Niner
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Wounded German soldiers didn't like the fact that people who had not been in the actual war....many not even soldiers.... were wearing the Iron Cross medal.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-2/
by Niner
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: The Millsurp After Hours Gourmet
Topic: Bacon & Egg banjo's
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Bacon & Egg banjo's

What's the bun like that makes it special? What's the texture like? English muffin? Hamburger bun? Two pancakes? Two soft tacos?
by Niner
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Seenager
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Seenager

I just discovered my age group! I am a Seenager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50-60 years later. I don't have to go to school or work I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don't have a curfew. I have a driver's license and my own car. I am neve...
by Niner
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The After Hours Funnies
Topic: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them
Replies: 1465
Views: 164119

Re: Random Meaningless Pictures-Lets See Them

M14man. It was a step over the line from moderate adult content allowed and into vulgar territory. A judgement call.
by Niner
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Army lets soldiers in training actually go to Seattle.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Billy Sunday was the rock star of his day. He could pack the biggest venues of his day with people and..... do it twice a day. His awe inspiring attraction was as an evangelical one man preaching show. All sorts of Protestant churches would even band together to bring him to town to preach his pecul...
by Niner
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

The general in charge at Ft. Lewis was replaced and the new post commander decided that Seattle wasn't such a din of sin as the man who preceded him thought that he removed the order that Seattle is off limits. However....since the soldiers under his command were forbidden from getting more than 20 ...
by Niner
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Mauser
Topic: Range Day Mauser Infantrie Rifle Mod. 1896
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Range Day Mauser Infantrie Rifle Mod. 1896

Nice looking rifle. Good shooting as well.
by Niner
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: College football championship a classic
Replies: 0
Views: 23

College football championship a classic

When his starting quarterback flinched and couldn't complete passes for first downs he put in his second string quarterback. Sabin won that game and the Tide did roll. Great game.
by Niner
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Wilson says me too to Lloyd George with a little different word spin on the "we don't demand the banishment of German Monarchy"...but we really do part. The reparations are soft peddled but obviously without limitation and the colonial possessions are to be forfeited with little mercy .......
by Niner
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Alabama online news does story on gun show
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Alabama online news does story on gun show

There was a big gun show in Birmingham recently and the AL.com site did a story. Not the kind of story I'd write if I lived there and attended and were an online news writer....but at least one of the top ten things that got the writers attention wasn't the snack bar so it's not a total Alice in Won...
by Niner
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: EZboards which turned into Yuku has become Tapatalk
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: EZboards which turned into Yuku has become Tapatalk

So, do you like those Tapatalk mass emails?
by Niner
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Welcome and Announcements
Topic: Skype Chats on Sundays adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Re: Skype Chats on Sundays adjustment

It's more like 1:30 to 2:00 pm Central Time start time. Just depends on who is logged in. We still got some video chat room screen space for more participants. The attached grabs are from today. From France, Scotland, Alabama, Florida, and 20 below zero in Canada.
by Niner
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Nasty weather........
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Nasty weather........

Il pleure dans mon coeur
Comme il pleut sur la ville.

Paul Verlaine.

French class many moons ago.

With your mother's death, your weather fits that poem.
by Niner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Nasty weather........
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Nasty weather........

It's been down to 20 degrees for a low temp for the last few nights. Tomorrow it starts back into to "Normal" December weather for the Gulf coast. Glad I don't live in a place where it gets down into the minus temperatures and the snow piles up as well. Really strange how the "snow bo...
by Niner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Christmas gifts.........
Replies: 9
Views: 102

Re: Christmas gifts.........

Looks like Santa didn't forget you. Nice gifts. No gun stuff for me....unless you count a Xbox game with a lot of shooting in it. Does that count? :cool:
by Niner
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

British war aims according to Lloyd George.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

The real reason a negotiated peace isn't possible is the total distrust of the Axis and a crusade to force a revolutionary change in the monarchical condition of Germany.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/
by Niner
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Swiss and French weapons
Topic: Schmidt Rubin 96/11
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Schmidt Rubin 96/11

Those are some really tight groups. Good shooting.
by Niner
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: Yesterday's Rose Bowl
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Yesterday's Rose Bowl

Yesterday the Rose Bowl was played between Georgia and Oklahoma and it was also part of the four team play off for determining the two teams playing for the national college football championship.( I say this for Duncan :razz: ) A hundred years ago it wasn't nearly so significant....even though two ...
by Niner
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093407/1918-01-01/ed-1/seq-1/ At least there was some potential for some peace talk. But... not a very strong one. Good must conquer evil was the general mantra....rather than negotiate with it. Besides... our side thought it was on the path to victory and...
by Niner
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

Oh What a Lovely War review: Like most people, I know World War I at second or third hand, through such sources as Robert Graves' "Goodbye to All That." The most dramatic point Graves makes is that the war almost literally exterminated the generation that would have ruled Britain in the 19...
by Niner
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

New Years Day 1918. What started off as a blood letting dual of honor over the death of an obscure archduke, by what today we would call a lone wolf terrorist, now has turned into Good versus Evil as the only explanation for the continuing blood bath. There will be no negotiated Peace. There is no n...
by Niner
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Milsurp After Hours
Topic: Most produced firearms.
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Most produced firearms.

Hard to believe but the 10 million Remington 870 shotguns is confirmed elsewhere as to number made. I got one. You got one. All God's gun nut children...in the USA... have one. However, of the military guns listed in particularly, how many of those remain in existence? 17 million Enfield rifles stil...
by Niner
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.
Replies: 555
Views: 38451

Re: THE FIRST WORLD WAR THREAD.

In the US there are more pressing problems in New York and elsewhere a hundred years ago today.
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn ... d-1/seq-1/

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