Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Gun Show Haul

My son went to a gun show this past weekend, somewhere down IN AR. He didn't buy any guns but did pick up a few other things, a nice little haul if you ask me:

He spent a lot of yesterday trying to clean out the drum magazine of whatever they had coated it. We had thought it was Cosmoline but  am now doubtful because putting it into an oven at up to 210 degrees for well over a half hour did not have any of it met off. He wound up putting it in a broiler pan full of boiling water with some Dawn dishwashing detergent added and said that did the trick. Then rinsed it, patted it dry as he could do and put it back in the oven to dry quickly and completely.

He said it holds 75 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo and is for his AK. I am thinking he is going to have a lot of fun at the range with it - that is if it is not a pain in the arse to reload. As for the other things in the pic, the mag is for his Glock 43 along with the Pearce extension for it. At first I thought the two jars were moonshine but closer examination showed them to be otherwise. Had me thinking that AR had some really excellent rules about gun shows for a moment there. Knife looks cool, don't know if it is practical. I am guessing the blade is obsidian.

All in all he did well. Now that he is in a much freer state than NY, buy what gun accessories he wants and he can enjoy shooting the way one should be able to enjoy it. Makes me just a wee bit envious.

All the best,
Glenn B


1 comment:

pigpen51 said...

My son and some of his buddies bought a motor home from here in MI and went on the road playing music 3 or 4 years ago. They went all over the southern U.S., doing odd jobs to get by, such as hurricane relief in TX, pitbull rescue in AZ, and such. They played at the Phoenix Suns arena, for a hockey game, I think, and also played at the Whiskey A GoGo, in CA. He ended up in San Luis Obispo, CA. He stayed there for a couple of years, got married, and he and his wife moved back to MI. The first thing he did, once he was able to, was buy an AK 47. He just hated the liberal government of CA, but the state was fine, he said. I had given him an old shotgun and an old .22 rifle that had been my dad's, who had passed away. He took it with him, when going back to CA from visiting me. He said that if he had waited another few months, he would have had to go through a bunch of red tape to bring these old things into the state. Plus pay money and the waiting period, for old guns that were not worth over a hundred bucks combined. I could not stand to live in a place with laws that bad. MI is bad enough.