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Old January 02, 2018, 12:15   #1
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End of year buys

Alright big spenders time to fess up on your year end big scores.

About the only thing I bought gun related was some ammunition but non gun related I bought a Everlast 255 EXT tig welder now I just have to teach myself the craft. I hope I didn't make a mistake buying a Asian made tig welder it did have quite a few good reviews plus some American made welders are assembled with foreign pieces parts. Plus it was the time of year the IRS wants to take your money.

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Old January 02, 2018, 16:54   #2
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Got 671 rds of M855 ball on chargers in the ammo can for $150 yesterday. And an hour later got 160 rounds of PPU 303 brit ball ammo for $75. I'm tickled pink when ammo can be had that cheap !.
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Old January 02, 2018, 19:37   #3
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I've been looking for a decent low power variable at a clearance price. Not much luck so far.
A couple months ago I did snag a Weaver Super Slam 2-10x42 on a closeout. Kinda' wish I bought a couple.
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Old January 02, 2018, 20:44   #4
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Pistol and rifle complete lowers from PSA, a couple bolts, and some mags in gun related purchases. I non-gun, got my son a $250-300 tech suit for $145. THAT was the best deal of the bunch, even it it cost more than any of the other stuff...
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Old January 03, 2018, 07:32   #5
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I picked up a 1990 F-150 Larado Super cab with short bed and 37K lbs original miles, truck originated out of Texas. Also paid to have the bed Line-X'd, and flushed all the fluids (didn't need it, but I had no service history... CYA). This will be my daily driver, while the '85 Chevy C10 sits cozy in the garage waiting for an LS transplant in the spring.

Also finally picked up some Ratas build tools to replace the set that were never returned to me by another FALfiles member who is long gone. Paid full price for used, but couldn't find them anywhere else for the time being.

Bought some more Hirt from Sportsmans's Guide.
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Old January 03, 2018, 09:46   #6
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This will be my daily driver, while the '85 Chevy C10 sits cozy in the garage waiting for an LS transplant in the spring.

Bought some more Hirt from Sportsmans's Guide.
You're changing the "Locking Shoulder" on your Chevy?

This is the FALfiles after all.

They must use different snow clearing stuff in Michigan, in Maine '85 Chevy's have succumbed to the salt brine and been ground up in the rust bucket recycler long ago unless stored for the winter.

OP, kept looking at all the hundreds of ads of spectacular close out buys, but nothing peaked my interest enough to plunk my money down.
I may have reached the saturation point.
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Old January 03, 2018, 10:48   #7
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You're changing the "Locking Shoulder" on your Chevy?

This is the FALfiles after all.

They must use different snow clearing stuff in Michigan, in Maine '85 Chevy's have succumbed to the salt brine and been ground up in the rust bucket recycler long ago unless stored for the winter.

OP, kept looking at all the hundreds of ads of spectacular close out buys, but nothing peaked my interest enough to plunk my money down.
I may have reached the saturation point.
Michigan salts the crap out of their roads. The roads are also terrible here. I wouldn't buy anything local unless an exception. The '85 was a one owner truck, retired GM employee who passed. This truck definitely never saw snow, body and undercarriage is flawless other than crappy 1980s factory paint. It was properly Zeibarted as well. Truck currently has 59K miles on it. All the power options work including dual tanks. The current drivetrain is getting replaced with a 2006 1/2 Truck 6.0 LS with Corvette LS6 cam w/ upgraded lifters/springs and HD rebuilt 4R60 tranny. The drivetrain is ready to drop in, plug and play, pulled from another build.

I found the truck on Craigslist, of all places! Here is a pick, worked great for our last family move.



The New Year's buy 1990 Ford F-150. The doors and panels are properly Zeibarted and undercarriage oil coated. Line-X in the bed. Drivetrain bone stock, other than upgraded A/C system. It will stay that way... "TRUCK!" Gas mileage sucks, but beats the hell out of a car payment and new car insurance (wife drives the new breeder-mobile battle cruiser).


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Old January 03, 2018, 11:10   #8
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I scored four Noveske barrels all new in original packaging, about three dozen of the new Enhanced magazines, a few triggers and a couple of scopes was all for AR 15. Now for 10/22's found a Shilen air gauged barrel in factory taper (going to build a box stock appearance "sleeper" in laminated Ruger factory stock painted to hide lamination and flip people out when shooting sub MOA groups at 100 yards with "Walmart" rifle), also found a Kidd and a Volquartzen barrel along with several stocks from thumbhole to the Star Wars looking competition variation.

Piled up a bunch of Kidd, Volquartzen, Power Custom, Wolff and other brand fire control parts plus lightweight titanium bolt handles and extractors. Top that off with recoil and other springs of many values plus shims by the dozens, extended mag releases firing pins, etc will be building at least three or four custom 10/22's and three or four parts rifles with mostly stock barrels and stocks but upgraded internals with barrels cut and crowned to 16.25".

Still have piles of AR parts from end of 2015 and 2016 so didn't need much. The Noveske barrels though should motivate me to get done as know they will be minute of a knats @$$. Have over two dozen barrels and four dozen lowers plus parts to finish all the barrels minus a few handguards. 2018 should be a big year for building.
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Michigan salts the crap out of their roads. The roads are also terrible here. I wouldn't buy anything local unless an exception. The '85 was a one owner truck, retired GM employee who passed. This truck definitely never saw snow, body and undercarriage is flawless other than crappy 1980s factory paint. It was properly Zeibarted as well. Truck currently has 59K miles on it. All the power options work including dual tanks. The current drivetrain is getting replaced with a 2006 1/2 Truck 6.0 LS with Corvette LS6 cam w/ upgraded lifters/springs and HD rebuilt 4R60 tranny. The drivetrain is ready to drop in, plug and play, pulled from another build.

I found the truck on Craigslist, of all places! Here is a pick, worked great for our last family move.



The New Year's buy 1990 Ford F-150. The doors and panels are properly Zeibarted and undercarriage oil coated. Line-X in the bed. Drivetrain bone stock, other than upgraded A/C system. It will stay that way... "TRUCK!" Gas mileage sucks, but beats the hell out of a car payment and new car insurance (wife drives the new breeder-mobile battle cruiser).
Nice trucks! That Chevy is sweet. I still miss my '70 Chevy C 20.
Nothing fancy, just five on the floor with a 300 cu inch six cyl and a single barrel carb. The tires were mounted on split rims that needed to be blown up in a cage. One garage neglected my advice and wiped out the windshield of new Caddy in for snow tires. Ouch! No harm done to my split ring however.

MACV, got one of these myself, "1. Winchester 1886 in 45-70 (Miroku)". My rifle is an earlier version and marked "Browning 1886".
Good shooting rifle, but a bit heavy especially if fully loaded.
I only load a couple two or three, there being no Grizz in my woods.
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