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HskrVern
12-07-2010, 11:01 AM
I just blew my gun money on a plastic rifle and wouldn't you know it, the bug hit me for a new rifle thats steel and wood. Post up some M-39 or K-31 pics so I can get a fix and not have to sell plasma and turn in pop cans for the next month.

AnZ17N
12-07-2010, 12:47 PM
I just got my M39 in a few weeks ago. I haven't gotten to take it out to the range yet, so I can't say anything on a personal level on its performance.
But I do also have a K31, and those are definitely some of the most amazing military surplus firearms around.

Not mine, but by far my favorite pictures of an M39.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/Vaarok/tigerm39.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/Vaarok/tigerm39left2.jpg
From thehighroad.us forums, from the user Vaarok.

I don't have any picks on hand of just my K31 or M39, so I'll just let some of the other members deal with those until I get the chance to take some photos. :D

mauser98k
12-07-2010, 12:47 PM
my K31 and M39.


http://img287.imagevenue.com/loc205/th_58173_K31_122_205lo.jpg (http://img287.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=58173_K31_122_205lo.jpg) http://img283.imagevenue.com/loc197/th_58173_k31001_122_197lo.jpg (http://img283.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=58173_k31001_122_197lo.jpg)

http://img184.imagevenue.com/loc622/th_58177_m39004_122_622lo.jpg (http://img184.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=58177_m39004_122_622lo.jpg)
http://img212.imagevenue.com/loc874/th_58181_m39001_122_874lo.jpg (http://img212.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=58181_m39001_122_874lo.jpg) http://img194.imagevenue.com/loc383/th_58184_m39002_122_383lo.jpg (http://img194.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=58184_m39002_122_383lo.jpg) http://img185.imagevenue.com/loc489/th_58188_m39003_122_489lo.jpg (http://img185.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=58188_m39003_122_489lo.jpg)

paul0660
12-07-2010, 12:59 PM
let me help:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/paul0660/gunsale001.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/paul0660/gunsale007.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/paul0660/coast080.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/paul0660/M9130010-1.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/paul0660/IMG_0440.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/paul0660/IMG_3213.jpg

glennsche
12-07-2010, 1:07 PM
I just got my M39 in a few weeks ago. I haven't gotten to take it out to the range yet, so I can't say anything on a personal level on its performance.
But I do also have a K31, and those are definitely some of the most amazing military surplus firearms around.

Not mine, but by far my favorite pictures of an M39.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/Vaarok/tigerm39.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/Vaarok/tigerm39left2.jpg
From thehighroad.us forums, from the user Vaarok.

I don't have any picks on hand of just my K31 or M39, so I'll just let some of the other members deal with those until I get the chance to take some photos. :D

there really is nothing more striking in the C&R world than these tiger striped finns.

i want one for the stock alone.

glennsche
12-07-2010, 1:09 PM
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/glennsche/CIMG1127.jpg

Quinc
12-07-2010, 1:22 PM
http://www.arthurshall.com/x_2007_manly_firearms.shtml

9: Mosin-Nagant M44Speaking of guns without safeties, here's the Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine from Russia. The Mosin was used by the Russians against the Finns, the Finns against the Russians, the Estonians against the Russians, the Russians against the Russians, and the Russians against the Germans. It does, in fact, have a safety, but it's quite hard to engage. But this is not a complaint one would ever voice in the Red Army. Your officer would reply, "Safety? Safety? Is gun! Meant to kill! No warrior should know he has safety on gun, because he should be killing enemies of homeland! Safety make loud click to aid enemy in locating warriors! No safety!" while pounding his fist on the table.

And the Mosin can kill enemies of homeland. The muzzle blast will vaporize green growth within a few feet of the muzzle, and even if you miss, the enemy will be reduced to shouting "WHAT?" to communicate. You'll need a recoil pad or shooting jacket. Ordinarily, this might be considered unmanly, but this rifle has a short stock for using while wearing several layers of wool for a Russian winter. It is acceptable to wear padding to fire a Mosin.

Of course, there are also M38, 91/30 and other variations of Mosin-Nagant and all are cool. All, also (except the M38), come with a bayonet. Russian doctrine held that the bayonet was mounted except while traveling in a vehicle, because the Russians understood that an empty rifle could still be a pointy stick—a Viking spear. The Russians loved to spear Turks. So, coincidentally, did the Vikings. This rifle sounds better all the time, doesn't it? The Finns used the Mosin as a sniper rifle during the Winter War, and their greatest Sniper was Simo Häyhä, who had 500 confirmed kills in 100 days. This is a man the Finns describe as "modest" and "self-effacing." It's a good thing the Russians didn't run into a Finn who was proud and arrogant. They'd have been wiped out.

It fires a 7.62X54R (for "Rimmed") cartridge, about as powerful as .30-06, and holds the distinction of being in service from 1891 to the present, longer than any other military cartridge. It is still used in Dragunovs, PKMs and other Russian weapons. It's cheap in quantity. So are the rifles, because they were built for (all variations) over 70 years, by Russia, Finland, Poland, Romania, even the US. As I write this, arsenal-new M44s are $55 to $200. At that price, you should have several, so any guests you have during the Collapse can be outfitted as they receive Enlightenment. Then they can rape, kill, sack and loot with the rest of the men who secure a new Dark Ages to hasten the new renaissance. It will be a manly duty.

#7: Swiss K31 Carbine"While traveling around Switzerland on Sundays, everywhere one hears gunfire, but a peaceful gunfire: this is the Swiss practicing their favorite sport, their national sport. They are doing their obligatory shooting, or practicing for the regional, Cantonal or federal shooting festivals, as their ancestors did it with the musket, the arquebus or the crossbow. Everywhere, one meets urbanites and country people, rifle to the shoulder, causing foreigners to exclaim: 'You are having a revolution!"

- General Henri Guisan

Switzerland has not been invaded in 800 years, because every man and most of the women are issued guns which they keep at home. Imagine a government that not only allows but INSISTS its citizens keep military grade weapons. That's points right there. Even more, they hold quarterly Schuetzenfests, at which shooting, carousing and drinking are expected. And it's entirely possible you will have your *** handed to you by a 13 year old girl shooting a select-fire StG90 assault rifle that she carried to the range from school, slung across her back while pedaling her bicycle. Swiss GIRLS are better men than most allegedly-male American liberals.

There is a story, possibly apocryphal but awesome nonetheless, that a ranking German (possibly the Kaiser) was visiting and watching the Swiss military on their summer maneuvers. He asked the Swiss commander, "How big a force do you command?"

The Swiss general confidently replied, "I can mobilize one million men in twenty-four hours."

The German asked, "What would happen if I marched five million men in here tomorrow?"

The Swiss replied, "Each of my men will fire five shots and go home."

Note that Switzerland was not invaded during either World War, and still used an updated version of the same bolt action rifle from 1889 to 1959, and kept it in reserve service until 1980.

The Swiss K31 carbine is…well, the Swiss Watch of rifles. It is precise, sturdy, accurate, powerful and unusual in having a straight pull bolt action. It might as well be semi-auto, if a gas tube had just been added. But the Swiss are traditionalists and not afraid of it.

The K31 packs a kick. It fires a 7.5 mm Swiss round that is expensive, because it only comes from Switzerland and it's only available in match grade. There is no non-match grade Swiss Ammo. Swiss soldiers don't miss. This is why they've never had to demonstrate the fact. Invaders fear a mountain range full of snipers.

The K31 is available surplus for $100-$160, in conditions varying from "Arsenal new" to "Beaver chewed." The beaver chewed version is because the Swiss, when performing their summer drills, tend to use the rifle butts to pound TENT STAKES when they run short of mallets. It is an ugly but durable weapon, from a nation that respects the warrior spirit. As a bonus, when buying one surplus, one may find a card under the buttplate identifying the gentleman who was issued it. This is an awesome historical detail: a warrior's weapon with the warrior's mark on it. Some people have even managed to contact the soldier or his family from this information.

HskrVern
12-07-2010, 1:33 PM
I just got my M39 in a few weeks ago. I haven't gotten to take it out to the range yet, so I can't say anything on a personal level on its performance.
But I do also have a K31, and those are definitely some of the most amazing military surplus firearms around.

Not mine, but by far my favorite pictures of an M39.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/Vaarok/tigerm39.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/Vaarok/tigerm39left2.jpg
From thehighroad.us forums, from the user Vaarok.

I don't have any picks on hand of just my K31 or M39, so I'll just let some of the other members deal with those until I get the chance to take some photos. :D


Wow, cleanup on isle 2 please!

mauser98k
12-07-2010, 1:33 PM
"Some people have even managed to contact the soldier or his family from this information."

i was able to contact the soldier on my K31's troop tag. he even wrote back to me.

AnZ17N
12-07-2010, 1:45 PM
I have a troop tag with my K31, and I've thought of sending a letter out.
I just don't have a clue what I would say.

mauser98k
12-07-2010, 1:49 PM
I have a troop tag with my K31, and I've thought of sending a letter out.
I just don't have a clue what I would say.

after i found my rifles' soldier on an international phone book i just wrote to him telling him that he might be surprised to know his old rifle had made it over 5000 miles across the Atlantic, all the way to Southern California.

also told him a little about myself and let him know his rifle was well cared for and respected. sent him a couple pics of it too.

AnZ17N
12-07-2010, 2:18 PM
@glennsche, HskrVern
Those pictures were what originally pushed me over to spring for an M39 of my own. :D

@mauser98k
I think may do just that. Hopefully he's still around to see where his firearm's finally ended up.

And here's some pictures I just took of my own.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/AnZ17N/k31%20m39/CIMG1932.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/AnZ17N/k31%20m39/CIMG1929.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/AnZ17N/k31%20m39/CIMG1931.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/AnZ17N/k31%20m39/CIMG1926.jpg

skscj
12-07-2010, 2:33 PM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/claude68m1/Picture084.jpg?t=1291764688

Hopi
12-07-2010, 2:39 PM
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n446/equianous/wed.jpg

rojocorsa
12-07-2010, 4:21 PM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/paul0660/IMG_0440.jpg

Winner winner chicken dinner.



No really. A couple months ago, I was in the same boat (K-31 or M-39) and I ended up with a rifle just like the one above in the end.

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4161/no4002.jpg

I don't regret it one bit.

I probably would consider a K-31 though, who knows what the future will bring?

AnZ17N
12-07-2010, 4:59 PM
That's a lotta Swiss going on there!
Also quite a few nice examples of tiger striping.

@rojocorsa, Fine rifles indeed! If I had more .303, I'd take it out a lot more.
And of course the future will bring you a wonderful 'new' K31! ..Eventually.

icormba
12-07-2010, 5:26 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v709/Vaarok/tigerm39left2.jpg


I know this is referred to as tiger stripe, but it looks more leopard to me! wonderful!

CmpsdNoMore
12-07-2010, 6:57 PM
Not mine, but by far my favorite pictures of an M39.

Do want!

Dr.Mauser
12-07-2010, 6:58 PM
I just blew my gun money on a plastic rifle and wouldn't you know it, the bug hit me for a new rifle thats steel and wood. Post up some M-39 or K-31 pics so I can get a fix and not have to sell plasma and turn in pop cans for the next month.

Did you really sell plasma? does it pay good?

jaq
12-07-2010, 7:19 PM
I just blew my gun money on a plastic rifle and wouldn't you know it, the bug hit me for a new rifle thats steel and wood. Post up some M-39 or K-31 pics so I can get a fix and not have to sell plasma and turn in pop cans for the next month.

Here's my K31. It is my most accurate milsurp ;-)

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee465/glenizen/Swiss_K31_sm.jpg

jaq
12-07-2010, 7:20 PM
...

Wow! That is truly impressive ;-)

rojocorsa
12-07-2010, 10:24 PM
That's a lotta Swiss going on there!
Also quite a few nice examples of tiger striping.

@rojocorsa, Fine rifles indeed! If I had more .303, I'd take it out a lot more.
And of course the future will bring you a wonderful 'new' K31! ..Eventually.



Thanks.

But decision decisions decisions...I want them all! :Panic:

MongooseV8
12-08-2010, 7:26 AM
This is one of the best rifles I have ever had :D

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q47/turborscapri1984/Gunz/DSCN2721.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q47/turborscapri1984/Gunz/DSCN2722.jpg

Mac Attack
12-08-2010, 9:33 AM
I have never been interested in Mosins until I saw the picture that AnZ17N posted. I really like the tiger stripped stock and think I may have to pick one up.

CSACANNONEER
12-08-2010, 9:42 AM
I just picked up a Swiss 1889 last night. It's going to join my 4 K31s and stay with me for a long time. I have 3 Mosins left and I'm looking to get rid of 2 of them and keeping one just because. But, if you don't have either, go with a Swiss rifle. You won't be sorry.

glennsche
12-08-2010, 10:25 AM
#7: Swiss K31 Carbine"While traveling around Switzerland on Sundays, everywhere one hears gunfire, but a peaceful gunfire: this is the Swiss practicing their favorite sport, their national sport. They are doing their obligatory shooting, or practicing for the regional, Cantonal or federal shooting festivals, as their ancestors did it with the musket, the arquebus or the crossbow. Everywhere, one meets urbanites and country people, rifle to the shoulder, causing foreigners to exclaim: 'You are having a revolution!"

- General Henri Guisan

Switzerland has not been invaded in 800 years, because every man and most of the women are issued guns which they keep at home. Imagine a government that not only allows but INSISTS its citizens keep military grade weapons. That's points right there. Even more, they hold quarterly Schuetzenfests, at which shooting, carousing and drinking are expected. And it's entirely possible you will have your *** handed to you by a 13 year old girl shooting a select-fire StG90 assault rifle that she carried to the range from school, slung across her back while pedaling her bicycle. Swiss GIRLS are better men than most allegedly-male American liberals.



dude.

i live in switzerland. this is not reality, at least, not anymore. This certainly could well have been true up through the 70s, but now, not so much. Certainly not for the last 20-30years.

i dont know a single woman here who shoots. most men dont either, they did their service, and they were happy to, and some of them continue to do it into their 30s if theyre officers and have desk jobs, or if theyre connected in business/industry (its like the last great gentleman's club) but most people give up their STGW90s and never touch anything military related again the rest of their lives after 30 or so. The rural cantons its rather different, but they're not the populations centers, not the places which are driving switzerland. (their equivalent of w Virginia as it were).

Furthermore, dont forget, the swiss were occupied by napoleon, so that whole "invaded in the last 800 years because they're armed" is not true; indeed, the reason they took up universal conscription (like everyone else did at the time) was to hinder that from ever happening again.

Dont let the swiss cultural myth confuse reality, sir. The govt doesnt INSIST on keeping guns. if you want to stay in the national guard (which is basically what they are as far as quality professionalism and fitness), you can. But if not, that's fine too.

HskrVern
12-08-2010, 10:30 AM
Did you really sell plasma? does it pay good?

I have heard its a bit painful and can rake in a whole 120 bucks a month.

Reductio
12-08-2010, 10:45 AM
I just picked up a Swiss 1889 last night. It's going to join my 4 K31s and stay with me for a long time. I have 3 Mosins left and I'm looking to get rid of 2 of them and keeping one just because. But, if you don't have either, go with a Swiss rifle. You won't be sorry.

I've been itchin' for a couple mosins.... I'll have to be keeping an eye on the classifieds it looks like. :D

jaq
12-08-2010, 10:46 AM
dude.

i live in switzerland. this is not reality, at least, not anymore. This certainly could well have been true up through the 70s, but now, not so much. Certainly not for the last 20-30years.

i dont know a single woman here who shoots. most men dont either, they did their service, and they were happy to, and some of them continue to do it into their 30s if theyre officers and have desk jobs, or if theyre connected in business/industry (its like the last great gentleman's club) but most people give up their STGW90s and never touch anything military related again the rest of their lives after 30 or so. The rural cantons its rather different, but they're not the populations centers, not the places which are driving switzerland. (their equivalent of w Virginia as it were).

Furthermore, dont forget, the swiss were occupied by napoleon, so that whole "invaded in the last 800 years because they're armed" is not true; indeed, the reason they took up universal conscription (like everyone else did at the time) was to hinder that from ever happening again.

Dont let the swiss cultural myth confuse reality, sir. The govt doesnt INSIST on keeping guns. if you want to stay in the national guard (which is basically what they are as far as quality professionalism and fitness), you can. But if not, that's fine too.

Oh man, there you go busting our favorite myth ;-) You know he was quoting from the completely over-the-top Arthur's Hall, right?

But anyway, it is right and good of you to keep everyone checked in with reality. BTW, how are things over there these days? I only got to spend a few days in Basel a few years ago. I need to stop in for a while longer on my next trip to France & Germany.

HskrVern
12-08-2010, 10:56 AM
I've been itchin' for a couple mosins.... I'll have to be keeping an eye on the classifieds it looks like. :D

I'm putting up my M44 and M38 up tonight as a package or trade for a K-31 or M-39.

jaq
12-08-2010, 11:16 AM
I'm putting up my M44 and M38 up tonight as a package or trade for a K-31 or M-39.

Ooooh, it sounds like this thread backfired on you :( Instead of reducing the craving it intensified. Yikes :eek:

Sorry, but it's probably gonna take a little more than that to get your fix. I would not even consider trading my K-31 for your offer. Especially since I have both a M38 and a M44 already.

But that's just me, maybe someone on here can't live without those two fine examples of Russian kick-*****edness and has an extra K-31 or Finn lying around. Here' hoping :D

glennsche
12-08-2010, 11:22 AM
Oh man, there you go busting our favorite myth ;-) You know he was quoting from the completely over-the-top Arthur's Hall, right?

But anyway, it is right and good of you to keep everyone checked in with reality. BTW, how are things over there these days? I only got to spend a few days in Basel a few years ago. I need to stop in for a while longer on my next trip to France & Germany.

:)

dont get me wrong, for euros, they love to shoot. but by american gun owning demographic standards, they're still pinko euros. :)

its good here, cant complain. lake view, 13min commute by rail to work, 25days vacation, 17% taxes. the swiss have figured a lot of great things out, they have the perks of the "socialist" european countries (vacation, public transit, job security, 80% of your salary as unemployment benefits in the event of layoffs firing or even quitting, clean cities etc) yet they're not high in taxes, keep their govt and their govt spending very local (most of your tax money goes to your local city and county and not to the feds), and generally seem to do well for themselves. then again, its easy to run a country when the entire country is smaller than the population of LA and San Bernadino Counties.

the weather sucks *** tho. :)

interestingly, stgw 57s are $250 a pop here, i wish i could figure out some sort of export business! :) and k31s and k11s are under 100 bucks.

since i'm a filthy foreigner and havent gotten my waffenschein (weapons permit) yet, i've been buying up other kinds of militaria, like helmets, tschakos and bayonets. and k31 stripper clips are 2bucks a pop. so i'm trying to buy up stuff and sell it when im back.

greets from the banks of Lake Zurich! (my neighborhood below)

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/glennsche/kberg.jpg?t=1291839691

Reductio
12-08-2010, 11:25 AM
I'm putting up my M44 and M38 up tonight as a package or trade for a K-31 or M-39.

No K31 here yet, but mighty tempting package, will keep an eye out for it.

HskrVern
12-08-2010, 11:36 AM
Ooooh, it sounds like this thread backfired on you :( Instead of reducing the craving it intensified. Yikes :eek:

Sorry, but it's probably gonna take a little more than that to get your fix. I would not even consider trading my K-31 for your offer. Especially since I have both a M38 and a M44 already.

But that's just me, maybe someone on here can't live without those two fine examples of Russian kick-*****edness and has an extra K-31 or Finn lying around. Here' hoping :D

Crap dude, everyone is peeing in my cherios today :(.

jaq
12-08-2010, 11:43 AM
:)...
http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/glennsche/kberg.jpg?t=1291839691

Niiice :)

Stgw57s for $250? Be still my fleeting heart! If only....:D

Yeah, some of those pinko euros have figured out a thing or two about life, its organizing & arranging that we Americans could benefit from. If more Americans would travel more and more widely, I believe our country would benefit greatly. Travel is its own unique form of education :)

glennsche
12-08-2010, 11:53 AM
Niiice :)

Stgw57s for $250? Be still my fleeting heart! If only....:D

Yeah, some of those pinko euros have figured out a thing or two about life, its organizing & arranging that we Americans could benefit from. If more Americans would travel more and more widely, I believe our country would benefit greatly. Travel is its own unique form of education :)

couldnt agree more.

too bad so many of us see education and worldliness as "elitism"

paul0660
12-08-2010, 12:09 PM
glennsche, what's the deal with owning/carrying handguns in Switzerland?

glennsche
12-08-2010, 1:06 PM
glennsche, what's the deal with owning/carrying handguns in Switzerland?

hi paul,

actually i confess im not real sure. I know you can get them if you have a reason (like if you're a body guard or work in security or something) but i dont think concealed or open carry exists the way it does in say NV or AZ.

i just googled it and found wikipedia, which seems to be line with what i thought was to be the case, but again i'm not really sure. :)

what you see all the time are kids going to and from their units in their full kit and gear with the sg90s on their chests, and the occaisonal officer with his sidearm. But people dont "carry" per se unless its military related as far as i can tell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Switzerland#Conditions_for_getting _a_Carrying_Permit

jaq
12-08-2010, 1:55 PM
Crap dude, everyone is peeing in my cherios today :(.

Awww, man - I'm sorry :-( I'm sure someone will be along shortly to make you feel better. And, dang - I see that you're stationed at Lemoore. I've heard that place reallllllyyy suuuuuucks. Is that true? :43:

j/k with ya - I'll ask around to see if any of my friends are interested in a swap with you. My condolences about being stuck at Lemoore, though :D

Cowboy T
12-08-2010, 2:13 PM
I have a troop tag with my K31, and I've thought of sending a letter out.
I just don't have a clue what I would say.

How about something like this?

"Your rifle is in good hands and is being used as intended. Thanks for keeping it in good condition so that I may now use it. Here are some pics."

And then include a pic or two with you shooting it. Maybe even include a grouping. If it's a tight group, he knows you're a shooter. If it's not (thus you're pretty new to it, like I am), then hey, he had to practice, too, right? So will you. Then, get out to the range as much as possible and do just that.

I'd say that's a pretty good way to honor what that rifle stands for.

rojocorsa
12-08-2010, 5:04 PM
Thanks for the dose of reality. I knew that one posting (which I've seen before) is complete bull and I always roll my eyes a the 13 year old girl part. Though the last sentence is entertaining.



I don't think I've ever see a K-31 clip.

paul0660
12-08-2010, 7:20 PM
i dont think concealed or open carry exists the way it does in say NV or AZ.

Or in parts of California. I always try to make that case when the vid of Swiss folks going around with their rifles makes the rounds. There is an assumption that Switzerland is relatively peaceful because everyone is packing or at least has a service weapon in the closet. In fact, they are as tight about private ownership of firearms, and the place is peaceful because they are Swiss..........and I am not going to say more about that ;-)

paul0660
12-08-2010, 7:24 PM
K31 clip. They call them chargers:

http://www.swissrifles.com/sr/sclip/index.html

CSACANNONEER
12-08-2010, 7:25 PM
I don't think I've ever see a K-31 clip.

There's always a few at gunshows but, they want $7.50 to $15 for each one!

HskrVern
12-09-2010, 5:44 AM
Awww, man - I'm sorry :-( I'm sure someone will be along shortly to make you feel better. And, dang - I see that you're stationed at Lemoore. I've heard that place reallllllyyy suuuuuucks. Is that true? :43:

j/k with ya - I'll ask around to see if any of my friends are interested in a swap with you. My condolences about being stuck at Lemoore, though :D


Yes Lemoore really does suck, i've grown up near feed lots and agriculture but this place is like the land of 10,000 foul odors.

rojocorsa
12-09-2010, 6:12 AM
Those clips sure look unusual!

DasBoost
12-10-2010, 2:33 PM
its good here, cant complain. lake view, 13min commute by rail to work, 25days vacation, 17% taxes. the swiss have figured a lot of great things out, they have the perks of the "socialist" european countries (vacation, public transit, job security, 80% of your salary as unemployment benefits in the event of layoffs firing or even quitting, clean cities etc) yet they're not high in taxes, keep their govt and their govt spending very local (most of your tax money goes to your local city and county and not to the feds), and generally seem to do well for themselves. then again, its easy to run a country when the entire country is smaller than the population of LA and San Bernadino Counties.

the weather sucks *** tho. :)

interestingly, stgw 57s are $250 a pop here, i wish i could figure out some sort of export business! :) and k31s and k11s are under 100 bucks.

since i'm a filthy foreigner and havent gotten my waffenschein (weapons permit) yet, i've been buying up other kinds of militaria, like helmets, tschakos and bayonets. and k31 stripper clips are 2bucks a pop. so i'm trying to buy up stuff and sell it when im back.

greets from the banks of Lake Zurich! (my neighborhood below)

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/glennsche/kberg.jpg?t=1291839691

:eek: I paid roughly $6.33 a pop at SG!!! Oh well, I got 9 for the price of one reproduced box mag. Also, I've wanted to go to Switzerland for awhile. My great-aunt, my Noni, was from Switzerland and she always used to tell me stories when I was younger. Growing up in the North Bay and not traveling much, it was amazing to hear about the Alps covered in snow and the other stories from her. Switzerland's political system and structure really do allow everyone to get their money's worth due to taxes remaining fairly local and the canton system allowing for greater control in matters. Keep gathering items and I may be a customer! :)