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DABTL
April 25, 2004, 11:32
I am trying to get the kid to clean his room. Here is a pic of one area of the debris field.

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Da Nerd
April 25, 2004, 11:43
I can only see four that are worth keeping, so if you get rid of the rest, the room will look lots neater...and if you send me the four good ones it will look really GREAT.

ONG
April 25, 2004, 11:49
Well I just wished by kids room looked that neat!

Derby FALs
April 25, 2004, 11:52
Get the kid a safe and have him work it off by painting the house.

762minigun
April 25, 2004, 13:12
can you do something about the pic?

Rawles
April 25, 2004, 16:40
Well, first he should be sent to bed without any supper for not having any Lee Enfields! Dammit Bill, you just ain't bringin' the boy up right!

The 2 either P14 or M1917 rifles are a good start though.:)

James
April 25, 2004, 16:58
Gvie me your address and I'll come over and clean it for him while nobody is at home. HAHAHAHA

James

DABTL
April 25, 2004, 17:06
Originally posted by Mark S
Well, first he should be sent to bed without any supper for not having any Lee Enfields! Dammit Bill, you just ain't bringin' the boy up right!

The 2 either P14 or M1917 rifles are a good start though.:)

The Mark IV, No. 2(t) is to the left of the frig. Those are two pristine M1917 to go with the other four in .303 and .30-06.

No one noticed the three trench brooms, the Brazilian G43 or the M1D yet. The other pics are just as heart warming.

EOD
April 25, 2004, 17:24
Well, Bill, can't resist taking a shot here...We can elect a democrat, and they'll come clean those up for you :biggrin:

DABTL
April 25, 2004, 17:26
Originally posted by EOD
Well, Bill, can't resist taking a shot here...We can elect a democrat, and they'll come clean those up for you :biggrin:

DRUDGE HEADLINE: ARSENAL FOUND IN KID'S ROOM--DEVELOPING :eek:

Batman
April 25, 2004, 18:17
Gee, no ammo? Wonder what that pile looks like:)

Andy the Aussie
April 25, 2004, 18:24
That pretty much looks like what my room did when Iwas a teenager...!!!!! Throw in a couple of No1 Mk 3s a trap gun and a few hunting rifles and we would be there.

All that is a world away now..... :(

xcpd69
April 25, 2004, 18:31
Originally posted by DABTL


DRUDGE HEADLINE: ARSENAL FOUND IN KID'S ROOM--DEVELOPING :eek:

Naw, THAT'S not an arsenal. I've SEEN arsenals on the News.

There's not a single shot 22 rifle (missing the bolt), a broken-stocked, bolt action shotgun, or B-B gun in the bunch.

EVERYONE knows from the News, that's what a REAL arsenal looks like.
:rofl:

English Mike
April 25, 2004, 19:07
What, no Porno magazines:confused: :uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:

jwaters
April 25, 2004, 19:31
Is that a MAS converted to FAL mags??

DABTL
April 25, 2004, 19:35
Originally posted by jwaters
Is that a MAS converted to FAL mags??

BM59

skfullgun
April 25, 2004, 20:20
Man, does he have to move all of those everytime he wants to get a beer out of that fridge? That's one way to keep him from driking!

bykerhd
April 25, 2004, 21:03
That has to be YOUR room ! Nice toys there though.
I never saw the floor of my son's room in the 18 years he lived at home.
Rarely saw it in my daughter's either and she lived at home for 21 years.

instr8
April 26, 2004, 06:48
Fine if you trust your kid with your liberty. Personally, I don't trust mine that far. I love my son, he's the greatest guy on earth, and one day he'll have my entire collection and his too, but he is still 17yoa. One f*ck-up by your son and you'll both be in jail, and trust me, it ain't that hard to f*ck-up. As for me, until mine is at least out of his teens and high school, the guns and ammo at my house stay locked up.

Stranger
April 26, 2004, 07:12
Threaten him with a garage sale. That encouraged me to put my things away.

Groucho
April 26, 2004, 07:42
Maybe it's the lighting or my aging eyes, but I don't see a minimum of four FAL's. :rofl:

You've got to be a little stricter as a father, Bill. Trust me, your kid will thank you later.

Groucho

kroberts
April 26, 2004, 09:15
When I was younger my Dad endured the same problem with me. His solution was to give me ample warning and then, while I was away, he would throw things in the garbage...literally in the garbage. Gone forever! I dont recommend this practice for the disposal of firearms. You could give him two days notice and then, while he is away at school or work, carefully enter the quagmire that is his room, abscond with the offending articles and...


HIDE THEM UNDER YOUR OWN BED :eek:


kroberts

bykerhd
April 26, 2004, 09:48
Posted by kroberts
When I was younger my Dad endured the same problem with me. His solution was to give me ample warning and then, while I was away, he would throw things in the garbage...literally in the garbage. Gone forever!

I use to threaten my son with the same action. I implemented it after he moved out and the mess didn't. He still hasn't forgiven me for chucking out what he called his "Baseball Card Collection". It might have been a collection I guess. There were a lot of them scattered around on the floor in there. Were being the operative word. He did have a pretty good Playboy magazine collection in there though.

DABTL
April 26, 2004, 10:46
Originally posted by kroberts
When I was younger my Dad endured the same problem with me. His solution was to give me ample warning and then, while I was away, he would throw things in the garbage...literally in the garbage. Gone forever! I dont recommend this practice for the disposal of firearms. You could give him two days notice and then, while he is away at school or work, carefully enter the quagmire that is his room, abscond with the offending articles and...


HIDE THEM UNDER YOUR OWN BED :eek:


kroberts

The rest of the room photos had about 15 other rifles/pistols in evidence. He had been showing off to an old family friend who came to town for a few days. I wondered what they were doing upstairs.

I told him to get it cleaned up and squared away. He did. I will take a pic of the storage room and post it some time.

Taking into account the comments here I went upstairs again last night. All that was out was the G43, SVT40 sniper, one garand and a Luger. All the web gear and helmets are neatly stored and arranged. Now the room is full of NAZI paratrooper uniforms and leather gear. Where he got that I do not know. No wonder he stays broke.

DWS
April 26, 2004, 10:58
Bill,

I hope you're just kidding and that's YOUR room, regardless, I will make a trip to Texas and clean it(for free) as long as I can keep all that junk! :D

Move the mirror and a pic, a decent gun safe would fit in that location. Propped up against a wall, all those nice guns are going to get banged up, it looks like the wall has it's fair share of front sight dings. I'm serious, it may have been OK to leave that kind of "harware" laying around 15-20 years ago, it is just trouble waiting to happen nowadays.

One of my friends found out the hard way about 5 years ago, he ran an auction house(lots of cash late at night) and usually had a few nice pistols stored in a locked office room. Several of his employees knew they were stored there in an unlocked desk in that room, one careless employee blabbed in front of a her teenage thug sons, the boys broke in late one night and grabbed the pistols. After a 3 week investigation LE found the perps, one had attempted to pawn a pistol and was later IDed, and the other tried to sell an old man(constable)a customized model 66 pistol he already knew was stolen.

Both modern revolvers (.357 S&Ws)were recovered, the cops never located the matching pair of 1861 Navy Colts. :( Times have changed, thieves and other idiots are getting brave, you don't want to leave that kind of "bait" just laying around for visitors to see.

DABTL
April 26, 2004, 11:39
Originally posted by DWS
Bill,

I hope you're just kidding and that's YOUR room, regardless, I will make a trip to Texas and clean it(for free) as long as I can keep all that junk! :D

Move the mirror and a pic, a decent gun safe would fit in that location. Propped up against a wall, all those nice guns are going to get banged up, it looks like the wall has it's fair share of front sight dings. I'm serious, it may have been OK to leave that kind of "harware" laying around 15-20 years ago, it is just trouble waiting to happen nowadays.

One of my friends found out the hard way about 5 years ago, he ran an auction house(lots of cash late at night) and usually had a few nice pistols stored in a locked office room. Several of his employees knew they were stored there in an unlocked desk in that room, one careless employee blabbed in front of a her teenage thug sons, the boys broke in late one night and grabbed the pistols. After a 3 week investigation LE found the perps, one had attempted to pawn a pistol and was later IDed, and the other tried to sell an old man(constable)a customized model 66 pistol he already knew was stolen.

Both modern revolvers (.357 S&Ws)were recovered, the cops never located the matching pair of 1861 Navy Colts. :( Times have changed, thieves and other idiots are getting brave, you don't want to leave that kind of "bait" just laying around for visitors to see.

I built a secure area some years ago. That is where they belong and that is where he returns them to after shooting, cleaning etc.

That wall has all the dings from cleaning so many over the years. That is where we put them to clean, rather for him to clean.

dougjones31
April 26, 2004, 12:48
Re: How Do You Get the Kid to Clean His Room?


Tell him that if he does not keep his room clean that he will grow up to be an old dirty useless Democrat. That is sure to get his attention.:wink: :rofl:

martin35
April 26, 2004, 16:13
His room not much I would say , I would get a Mafia member to make a offer he cant turn down. Childern , our pride and joy.. Oh yeah a rifle rack would be nice.

DABTL
April 26, 2004, 16:20
Originally posted by martin35
His room not much I would say , I would get a Mafia member to make a offer he cant turn down. Childern , our pride and joy.. Oh yeah a rifle rack would be nice.

I keep the Garands in two original shipping crates from CMP, of the most part. Some other spare Garands wound up against a wall.

gunnut1
April 26, 2004, 19:38
Gee, no ammo? Wonder what that pile looks like

You REALLY don't want to know!

lawdog
April 27, 2004, 13:44
Here's the solution: Adopt me.

I promise you dad, I'll clean up the room.

In all seriousness, I wish my parents had the love of firearms like you have. I hope he recognizes how lucky he is to have the start of a collection like that.

DABTL
April 27, 2004, 20:03
Originally posted by lawdog
Here's the solution: Adopt me.

I promise you dad, I'll clean up the room.

In all seriousness, I wish my parents had the love of firearms like you have. I hope he recognizes how lucky he is to have the start of a collection like that.

I buy guns. He collects them. This is only a tiny fraction of the rifles. Not counting pistols it is much larger. Much.

I keep the Garnands, not in the picture, in two original Springfield packing crates.

Currently, all I buy is sniper rifles. He collects other things and sniper rifles.

Hawk
April 28, 2004, 12:48
I collect bills. You should see the stack I have working. I also keep some of the bills in their orginal packageing. I too built a special storage area to hold all the bills.

I don't have boys just girls and they have a mighty Barbie collection. They stack their barbies just like your son stacks those rifles. They have so many barbies they think it's funny when I use them as target practice. I'm envious of you, I wish my girls liked guns and ww2 stuff.

timkel
April 28, 2004, 14:02
I got the same problem. I wish.
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