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FKIM01

Gun Nuts/Collectors?

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2 minutes ago, mrflynn03 said:

How long did your background check take?  I've heard some days it can take an hour or more. 

Under 20 minutes...Took me longer to find the ammo aisle...

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6 hours ago, mrflynn03 said:

How long did your background check take?  I've heard some days it can take an hour or more. 

My experience is that about 90% of buyers are instant approvals.  As soon as I enter all their info and hit submit, I get a proceed notification.

For the remaining 10%, a delay usually lasts at least 24 hours.  That's just how overwhelmed the system is.

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...and in my 3 plus years of doing background checks, I have had ONE denial and I guarantee this guy is not a hardened criminal.  He's just unlucky enough yo have a name, address or social security number similar enough to a criminal to trigger a delay.  He's working on getting a UPIN to avoid denials in the future.

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This evening, I shot a Chinese military issued SKS from the Korean/early Vietnam era.  I'd bought three of them which had been sitting in cosmoline grease since the 50's & 60's, tore them completely down and ran them through a buddy's parts washer, then oiled them up, reassembled them and put a 40-round pro-mag on the oldest looking one to shoot.  What a blast.  That old war horse cycled the 20 rounds I loaded in it without a hiccup.

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5 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

...and in my 3 plus years of doing background checks, I have had ONE denial and I guarantee this guy is not a hardened criminal.  He's just unlucky enough yo have a name, address or social security number similar enough to a criminal to trigger a delay.  He's working on getting a UPIN to avoid denials in the future.

If I remember right, in Indiana, if you have a valid LTC permit you can bypass the NCIS check. 

My wife and I are about to get lifetime  permits asap. 

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6 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

This evening, I shot a Chinese military issued SKS from the Korean/early Vietnam era.  I'd bought three of them which had been sitting in cosmoline grease since the 50's & 60's, tore them completely down and ran them through a buddy's parts washer, then oiled them up, reassembled them and put a 40-round pro-mag on the oldest looking one to shoot.  What a blast.  That old war horse cycled the 20 rounds I loaded in it without a hiccup.

My grandpa, who fought in Korea and Vietnam had an sks. The story was it was a battlefield pick up and he sent it home.  No way to really prove it but I dont have it to verify.

But I do remember when you could buy cases of surplus sks for $60 each. 

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Just now, mrflynn03 said:

If I remember right, in Indiana, if you have a valid LTC permit you can bypass the NCIS check. 

My wife and I are about to get lifetime  permits asap. 

Sorry...not in Indiana...

https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/permanent-brady-permit-chart

Even I as an FFL have to run a NICS check on me when I take personal possession of a gun.

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10 minutes ago, mrflynn03 said:

My grandpa, who fought in Korea and Vietnam had an sks. The story was it was a battlefield take home.  No way to really prove it but I dont have it to verify.

But I do remember when you could buy cases of surplus sks for $60 each. 

They are literally $400-500 now.  That's partially due to time value, partially due to increased collector interest and partially due to what IUFLA posted earlier...record numbers of gun buyers driving the market.

...and as far as proving battlefield take home, I'm not sure you can prove it, but if you find no import marks anywhere on the gun, good chance it is a bring back.  That always adds value.

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1 minute ago, FKIM01 said:

Sorry...not in Indiana...

https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/permanent-brady-permit-chart

Even I as an FFL have to run a NICS check on me when I take personal possession of a gun.

It's been a while since I've bought a gun. I get one every year for Christmas or bday.  I keep dropping hints to my stepdad(you know who) that I want a Marlin 1892 lever action .357.

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2 minutes ago, mrflynn03 said:

It's been a while since I've bought a gun. I get one every year for Christmas or bday.  I keep dropping hints to my stepdad(you know who) that I want a Marlin 1892 lever action .357.

You're probably thinking a Marlin 1894 357 mag.  I actually have one of those...nice guns.

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4 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

They are literally $400-500 now.  That's partially due to time value, partially due to increased collector interest and partially due to what IUFLA posted earlier...record numbers of gun buyers driving the market.

Geez, I'm glad I got my Garand when I did and am kicking myself in the ass for not gettin a Winchester Garand receiver and an Iver Johnson M1 Carbine.  I had the money but I just wanted the M1 Garand at the time. 

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2 minutes ago, mrflynn03 said:

Geez, I'm glad I got my Garand when I did and am kicking myself in the ass for not gettin a Winchester Garand receiver and an Iver Johnson M1 Carbine.  I had the money but I just wanted the M1 Garand at the time. 

My most treasured M1 Garand is an International Harvester made in Evansville, Indiana.  IH wasn't very good at making Garands and had to eventually get help from Springfield to mostly finish their contract, so IH Garands are considerably more scarce than other receivers.

In a carbine, the one I don't have that I want is a Rockola.  I just think it would be cool to have a gun made by a jukebox company.

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17 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

My most treasured M1 Garand is an International Harvester made in Evansville, Indiana.  IH wasn't very good at making Garands and had to eventually get help from Springfield to mostly finish their contract, so IH Garands are considerably more scarce than other receivers.

In a carbine, the one I don't have that I want is a Rockola.  I just think it would be cool to have a gun made by a jukebox company.

I made a vacation out of it.  I had the option of going to the CMP store in Camp Perry Ohio(Ohio sucks) or Anniston, Alabama.  So I chose the south. It was my wife and I's first vacation after being married. She didnt understand why I would drive 12 hrs to but a rifle. We stopped, stayed in Nashville the first night, her first time there.  Saw the Shiloh/Pittsburgh landing battlefield.  Spent a couple hours in the CMP store, and spent 3 days in Nashville on the way home. When she saw the cmp store she was hooked. Just like when she saw the first Indiana fireworks store. There is a world beyond pop its and sparklers. 

Our handgun permits or cu expired and she is the one pushing me to get lifetime permits.  We will tomorrow.  My wife is from Illinois.  I Taught her well. 

My Garand has a '53 Springfield reciever with a Harrington and Richardson operating rod. The wood is original production, so not modern aftermarket.  Mine was a Greek return.

 

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2 minutes ago, mrflynn03 said:

Our handgun permits our currently expired and she is the one pushing me to get lifetime permits.  We will tomorrow.  My wife is from Illinois.  I Taught her well. 

I got lifetime permits seems like 5-6 years ago.  When my daughter turned 18, one of her gifts was a lifetime carry permit.  As I understand, the 4 (5?) year permits are now free but I would always recommend spending the money and getting the lifetime permit unless you're past 70.

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5 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

I got lifetime permits seems like 5-6 years ago.  When my daughter turned 18, one of her gifts was a lifetime carry permit.  As I understand, the 4 (5?) year permits are now free but I would always recommend spending the money and getting the lifetime permit unless you're past 70.

As much as I would like national reciprocity it's a long shot. But my long term goal is to move to somewhere in Montana. With a lifetime permit I can carry in about 38 states.

There is a reason people from anti freedom states get Utah permits. 

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