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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 09:58:14 PM »
 :facepalm :facepalm at least they let her keep her own property.  :facepalm :facepalm :facepalm :facepalm :facepalm
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 10:22:02 PM »
 :shocked

Imagine finding something like that in an attic...  It's happened.  I read at one time that the supposed MP45 prototype was found in a closet.
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 10:41:15 PM »
Mountain out of molehill much guys?  The lady had no idea what she had.  The cops can't control what people bring.  She kept it and will get its dollar value because of the cops.  Any idea what guns shops near retirement communities get?  A buddy has a shop near Sun City and constantly getting widows calling.  This isn't the drama you are making it out to be. 
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 10:58:53 PM »
I was thinking more of "People who don't check on what something may be worth" versus "Drama".
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 03:04:36 PM »
Had a buy back on Oahu in the early 80's. Woman called and demanded someone come over and get "those danged rifles" out of the garage. Said they belonged to her late husband. She directed the responding officers to the garage, opened the "old wood boxes" to show them the 2 Lahti anti-tank rifles and ammo. She didn't even want the grocery store gift cards fore turning them in. Same program, saw a Winchester 1 of 1,000 turned in for a free turkey dinner.   :facepalm  Sometimes you just want to sit down and cry.  :'(
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2012, 01:11:57 AM »
[sizellstupid is as stupid does.[/size] :hmm :banghead
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 04:57:19 AM »
Sad thing is, I wonder how many historical or otherwise valuable firearms get turned in at these things where there aren't cops with some scruples that get destroyed (or, the cynical side of me says, end up in a cops personal collection).

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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 09:09:50 PM »
Had a buy back on Oahu in the early 80's. Woman called and demanded someone come over and get "those danged rifles" out of the garage. Said they belonged to her late husband. She directed the responding officers to the garage, opened the "old wood boxes" to show them the 2 Lahti anti-tank rifles and ammo. She didn't even want the grocery store gift cards fore turning them in. Same program, saw a Winchester 1 of 1,000 turned in for a free turkey dinner.   :facepalm  Sometimes you just want to sit down and cry.  :'(


A friend of mine had a Lahti that he registered during the '68 Amnesty (along with about a hundred other NFA items. Really blew the ATF agent's mind when he flipped back the tarp on the pickup bed.) We fired it a few times - and it is a no-fun gun to shoot. We had the semi-auto trigger group in, but he had the full-auto group as well. I can't imagine  firing that beast full auto.
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 09:02:08 PM »
My understanding is that the Lahti was turned into an anti aircraft gun at some point. By the Winter War tank armor was thick enough to stop anything a man can fire, but the Finns put the Lahti to good use by blowing up officers, field kitchens and cooks.

Ian at ForgottenWeapons.com waited outside a gun by-back, along with a couple other gun guys. Apparently you can get nice firearms for a pittance, with the former owners being perfectly happy about being screwed.
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 10:02:14 PM »
If we have learned anything from 20th century warfare, it is that often "obsolete" weapons are still useful in other roles than their original one. Looking over at the Recoilless Rifle thread, the RR is not very useful in an anti-armor role, but danged if it ain't still useful in the anti-almost-everything-else role.

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 11:12:18 PM »
Mosins spotted in Syria.. 'Nuff said
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 11:34:37 PM »
I think Mosins have turned up everywhere but the moon.
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2013, 11:55:09 PM »
Moon Mosins. lol.

I dunno about rifles but I know that the Russians had space shotguns.
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2013, 11:03:44 AM »
Moon Mosins. lol.

I dunno about rifles but I know that the Russians had space shotguns.




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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2013, 01:18:30 AM »


Russian TM-82 Shotgun, pistol, flare gun, machete.  :whistle

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Does such a tool still exist?
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Re: Hey - let's turn in a nice STG 44 in a "buy back" program.
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2013, 02:53:45 PM »
Does such a tool still exist?

I am quite certain it's joke, but even in jest it is butt ugly and has multiple functions which does fit the MO of most Russian made things  ;).
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