What is your hobby?
Posted Fri Apr 22, 2011 08:54 AM
What is yours?
Posted Fri Apr 22, 2011 09:09 AM
In other words, I just can't leave stuff alone, I always have to "make it better"
Posted Fri Apr 22, 2011 09:16 AM
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Posted Sat Apr 23, 2011 06:14 PM
Now THAT is a hobby... I've never had the cash to pursue that myself, but it's really neat to see gems getting faceted.
And since you're into British military history, let's see if you can identify these pieces:
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of my old 3 band Enfield anymore... but that was one heck of a fun rifle... same with the No1MkIII... and the No.5 Mk.1...
Posted Sat Apr 23, 2011 06:30 PM
Are the Martini-Henry's from IMA? I visited the shop to handpick one, and none had the potential to be restored to even a semblance of yours.
That looks like a Zastava M64 below the Bren...grenade flip-up sites, smooth top cover. I built one from a WSA repair section, it's the best AK variant I own.
Posted Sat Apr 23, 2011 06:40 PM
Also, that's... an M70AB I think... I could be wrong. Haven't actually looked at it since I built it out of boredom one week. There's also an NDM 86 in the background, and of course the Bren Mk.1M. So there's that...
Posted Sat Apr 23, 2011 07:02 PM
In the summer, when I'm not creating, I sit outside and pluck around on the guitar (badly). I wouldn't subject anyone to that in the winter when they can't escape. I play about as good as Pheobe on the tv show Friends. *sigh*
Posted Sat Apr 23, 2011 07:24 PM
The way I understand it, the M70's were stamped receivers, and the M64's were milled. The originals were blued, and the Century remakes (M70AB1/2) were park'ed. I assumed you already had a welder to fix the Bren, and were planning the same for a torch cut 64. I used plain vanilla 7018 to weld mine...didn't take the parkerization, had to Duracoat. Yugo AKs are rock solid.
Posted Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:38 PM
The Bren was MiG welded by a friend that has a welding shop. The bolt was a headache, a heart attack, and 14 lesser aneurisms to machine though... I went through 2 carbide end mills to finish that thing... still haven't got it shooting just right yet... I think I left a burr in the bolt guides... damn thing rarely slides completely shut. I'll get around to finishing it eventually... probably after I finish... "converting" (read: rebuilding it in questionably legal full auto format)... the MG34
Posted Sun Apr 24, 2011 02:23 AM
Martial arts , more philosophy lately , my back bitches if I spend too much time on the mats . I also collect edged weapons .
I also like to draw , I'm no Picasso , but I'm decent at it , I always wanted to be an animator or Marvel cartoonist .
Posted Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:08 PM
I like to do anything that interests me at the moment. Today I planted vegetable seeds, yesterday I built a frame to mount automation machinery into. Now I'm going to do some Discrete Fourier Series studying. In three weeks I'm going to start drinking again. Hell yes.
Posted Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:49 AM
I'd say they were a joke, but that's the kind of joke that violates the Geneva Convention. They should be convicted of criminal stupidity... (for those that think that's too harsh, remember, these guys make their living buying and selling guns. They should be able to tell the difference between two very well known variations).
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