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Boy I Didn't Realize How Cool My Sister Is  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Hey guys

I never really realized how cool my sister is until today.

Anyway last night I get home and there is a message on my answering machine. It is from her. So I give her a call turns out the aunt of a friend is having an estate/yard sale. The friend tips her off on some of the merchandise that will be offered and it includes 2 "Japanese rifles". She wanted to know if I would be interested in them. I said I might be and ask that when she goes to the sale to look at them and give me a call if she has any questions about them.

So today after work I met up with my sister and she had gone to the garage sale and in the car where the two rifles. WWII era Arisakas. Mums are intact, No BATF etching like you have a new import. Serials numbers match on the rifles, Original slings and two bayonets.

I get to buy them off her when I get paid....  bigthumbsup 

Damm who would have thought my sister would have been cool enough to find out about two intact Type 99's on sale and pick them up for me when I couldn't because of my work schedual...


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
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User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
I never really realized how cool my sister is until today.

I never realised how cool my sister was until yesterday.

It turns out she is a closet football fan (arsenal). I knew my mum was a fan (actually, one of the biggest footie fans i know, again... Arsenal though), but my sister?!?

Congrats on your new purchase!  Wink

[Edited 2006-05-19 09:30:23]

User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Many of us have known just how "cool" your sister is for quite a while.

Seriously, though, I could kick my grandmother (which would be very macabre at this stage  tombstone  ) for selling a Nazi officer's Luger (I think) with mother-of-pearl grip.

Lucky break for you!


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 2):
Many of us have known just how "cool" your sister is for quite a while.

 rotfl 


User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
I get to buy them off her when I get paid....

 idea 
Work a deal.....maybe save her the grief of purchasing future birthday and/or christmas gifts for you.



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 2):
Many of us have known just how "cool" your sister is for quite a while.

An obvious but good blast there  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 2):
Many of us have known just how "cool" your sister is for quite a while.

"L-188 dosn't know that his sister and me do it in my van every sunday. She tells him she is church but he dosn't know...."


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Next time I'm in ANC, I'll have to look her up. I bet she'll stay out later than 1930.  Wink

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Wow! I've lived long enough to hear the Arisaka become desirable, be thought of as cool.

I remember when they sold for $9.95 at Ye Olde Western Hunter. So is the Nambu collectible now?



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Yeah I like your sister, she's cool.
 rotfl 
 wink 



rolf
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Good to see someone in the family has finally moved out of the house.

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

I thought, upon reading the heading, that you'd stumbled across your sister's myspace page or something.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 10):
Good to see someone in the family has finally moved out of the house.

Glad someone else whent there before I couldn't resist the urge any longer.  Wink



User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 7):
Next time I'm in ANC, I'll have to look her up.

You can find her pic hanging in the post office on the bulletin board marked " FBI"

 duck 


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
You can find her pic hanging in the post office on the bulletin board marked " FBI"

And in the truck stop toilet stall marked: "For and adequate time, call..."


User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1928 times:

L-188, send her out my way, we are always looking to import single women out here in the bush. Good work on the rifles, interested in selling one? Seriously send me an IM if you are.

User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Post pics of your sister.

Signed,



~4.6% of Airliners.net (the straight side)




-NWA742


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

You guys are terrible.

Here I am trying to start a nice firearms thread and all you can do is pick on my sister.

Anyway a new development. I went over to vist the local expert on Japanese weapons at the gun store where he works...They had another Arisaka on the shelf.

This one is a very late war one...I picked it up too.

Makes an interesting comparison between those two my sister got, which right now we think where 1920's builds and this 1945 built one.

You can really tell they where taking a lot of short cuts in manufacturing.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
You guys are terrible.

Here I am trying to start a nice firearms thread and all you can do is pick on my sister.

 rotfl 

Actually, L-188, I've seen quite a few compliments towards your sister!

She must "know" a lot of people.

 Wink




-NWA742


User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

D'OH! Posted a comment in the wrong thread.

[Edited 2006-05-20 06:31:44]

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 2003, 14060 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1749 times:

Actually those with intact mums (the Chrysantemium, the symbol of the Japanese imperial house) are quite rare, since, as with the German Swastika, the Allied troops demanded this symbol to be removed.

Jan

BTW, be carefull when firing the late Arisaka. Most of the late war cheaply made rifles have a reputation of blowing up due to bad substitute materials having been used in making them. They are not considered to be safe.


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2669 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1729 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
You guys are terrible.

Here I am trying to start a nice firearms thread and all you can do is pick on my sister.

HELLO???? Are you new here??? what did you expect??
 Big grin



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1724 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
You guys are terrible.

Here I am trying to start a nice firearms thread and all you can do is pick on my sister.

No, we're picking on you. We're picking-up your sister, which - BTW- couldn't be easier if she had a handle.

 duck 


User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 20):
BTW, be carefull when firing the late Arisaka. Most of the late war cheaply made rifles have a reputation of blowing up due to bad substitute materials having been used in making them. They are not considered to be safe.



Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
You can really tell they where taking a lot of short cuts in manufacturing.

The first thing you want to do is get those crappy Jap double "A" batteries outta there and put in some good 'ol Ray-O-Vacs'. They may have already leaked inside the battery compartment. If so, some vinegar and baking soda should do the trick.

Can you still get roll caps for those old guns?  biggrin 



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 20):
Actually those with intact mums (the Chrysantemium, the symbol of the Japanese imperial house) are quite rare, since, as with the German Swastika, the Allied troops demanded this symbol to be removed

Ive heard several different version of the story.

Version A: US troops where ordered to remove them from captured arms
Version B: US Troops bringing them home where ordered to remove them to keep them busy on the boat trip home.
Version C: The Japanese removed them to save face
Version D: The Japanese removed them because they where no longer imperial property when surrendured at the end of the war.
Version E: The US ordered the Japanese to remove them after the war as part of the program to "De-imperialize" Japan after the war.

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 20):
Most of the late war cheaply made rifles have a reputation of blowing up due to bad substitute materials having been used in making them. They are not considered to be safe.

Both of the ones my sister got appear to be pre-war manufacture. I looked up the maunfacturers mark and they both appear to have been made in that arsonal in Manchuria....sorry can't remember the name off the top of my head.

Now the one I bought yesterday when I just happened to go in to talk to the local Arisaka expert (Who doesn't recommend shooting any made later then a 7th generation rifle) he believes was made in July of 45. YOu can deffinately tell that quality control was headed right out the window, and that they had made a lot of changes to simplifly construction and remove metal parts....Damm the buttplate on it is a piece of wood nailed onto the stalk.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (8 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

Stop trying to talk about riffles L-188. Its interupting our talking about your sister.

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