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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: I have oficially lost interest in guns.
I hear you. I am a long time collector. Its difficult to see an entire industry change, but reality none the less. The funny part to me is, the marketing of para-military synthetic guns to the American public. The " make you ready for the invasion" concept. If you know anything about the armed forces, you know that John Q. Public and his black plastic fantastic 5.768 x 39 Sp, superzapper would not live long fighting any trained soldier from anywhere.
I own a few synthetics in hunting stocks. I bought them for Alaska and hunting in tree stands, where nice wood takes a beating quick. I can tell you though, my favorite guide in Alaska carries a Model 70 in its original wood stock. There are pieces of wood missing, no finish left at all, gouges, stains, old spray paint ( Alaskan waterproofing ), and it still kills year after year. The " stuff" being put out today pales in quality to the stuff of yesteryear. Auctions are a great idea, as well as estate sales, but prices are up on good stuff. I think the gun industry would find that a lot of guys would pay a premium for nice wood if they offered it.
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)