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Gil Martin
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Sign of the times Reply with quote

A friend of mine has several mint military rifles and is facing hard economic times. He asked if I wanted to buy some of them. They include a like new M1 Carbine, and M1A and a VZ-24. I told him I could help him out and would pay as much or more than a gun shop. I do not plan to sell them, but will hold them until he can buy them back. All the best...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

Times are tough . Your a good friend Gil to hold on to them for him Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

That's a big hearted thing to do.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

I'm proud of ya Gil...as Joe and Wiersay says...you are a good friend.

But then again...that is nothing less than what I would expect from anyone of the guys I know here...all damn fine people.

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

Pretty stand up thing to do... good on ya.

Hope yer bud comes into better times soon, Gil.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

They are tough times and that is a great thing you are doing for him.

Another sign of the times. As my parents friends are one by one passing on, they are leaving behind guns that their family members don't want or need. I am ending up with a whoole lot of guns I can't use
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

Skb, let me send you a mailing address...

Seriously the few guns that I know about in the family almost all went somewhere other than to me. I did get Dad's S&W Victory Model. My mother-in-law actually gave away my father-in-law's few guns rather than sell them to me!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

sk makes a point... "my" guns, the ones I used, were all up at our property in Washington.

Folks passed suddnely and left a ton of debt. Had to liquidate everything to satisfy the carpetbaggers. I used Pop's guns that we aquired over the years for plink'n, wing and large game. Didn't need any down here, per say, as I did all my stuff up there... rods and reels went too. Thankfully they were just good useable shooters and replaceable, nothing rare or collectable.

So- now I'm rebuilding the quiver as I took that arrangement for granted.

I think it's great what Gil is doing and it may save his bud some heartache once things pickup for him.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

skb2706 wrote:
I am ending up with a whoole lot of guns I can't use
Hey SKB, let me know what you've got to get rid of. My e-mail and IM info is on my profile.

Hey Gil, as they've already said, it takes a special friend to do what you're doing. If he tells you that he can't buy them back, I might be interested in the M1A.

(My wife is going to kill me for sure). scared

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

Gil!!! What a wonderful guy you are!! You will be repaid for your good deeds and I bet it will be overwhelming. There's always a place in my heart for people like you and your unfortunate friend. It's very sobering to end up in a situation like that, and I bet we can all relate to it. Thank you for reminding us that friends exist without limitations.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

True, honest and beautiful words Suz...right from the heart.

Your last sentence is perfect and says volumes. Not too many of us realise we have friends like that.

Thank you.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:27 am    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

Suzanne wrote:
It's very sobering to end up in a situation like that, and I bet we can all relate to it.
Suz

Suz, you are absolutly correct in that. I've been there. I had to sell everything because I suddenly needed a new car. I was esspecialy sad about my 7mm mag. I put a lot of work into it and had to let it go for almost nothing in comparison. I know exactly what Gil's friend is going through.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

d_hoffman wrote:
skb2706 wrote:
I am ending up with a whoole lot of guns I can't use
Hey SKB, let me know what you've got to get rid of. My e-mail and IM info is on my profile.

Hey Gil, as they've already said, it takes a special friend to do what you're doing. If he tells you that he can't buy them back, I might be interested in the M1A.

(My wife is going to kill me for sure). scared
My mother lives in a maintained community where it is predominantly seniors. As these neighbors have passed away it seems their family members have no use for guns. I believe I have added somewhere close to 40 to my collection that were just gifted away to me. None of any collector value as most were just hunting quality guns but it is a sign of the times when this could happen.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

Suzanne,
Thanks for the kind words. My friend send an email to me when I confirmed that I would assist him. He said, ..."I have no words at this time"... I believe it is what does not need to be said among friends that makes people close. There was a time I was up really against it so I can relate. All the best...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:51 am    Post subject: Re: Sign of the times Reply with quote

Gil,
I am glad there are folks like you around. Take care...
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