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Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



infrared35 posted:

Fudd milk makes me think of large-breasted cougars in country girl attire. But then again I try to find the silver lining in everything.



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armorer
Aug 6, 2012

I like metal.

I suppose you just had that lying around Cyrano?

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



armorer posted:

I suppose you just had that lying around Cyrano?


A mod is prepared for all eventualities.

infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

border patrol qt


Plaster Town Cop


Hot.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.




Zoom! Enhance!

Turns out IR35 was in on it all along, pictured here on the left.



infrared35
Jan 12, 2005

border patrol qt


Plaster Town Cop

Cyrano4747 posted:

Zoom! Enhance!

Turns out IR35 was in on it all along, pictured here on the left.





Welp; I'll be in my bunk.

LimburgLimbo
Feb 10, 2008

One day I will be happy
every day


What have I done

Potato Salad
Oct 23, 2014

Nobody Cares




That's really tame insofar as furry pinup goes.

I Demand Food
Nov 17, 2002


LimburgLimbo posted:

Is... is this like butter but made from Fudd milk? Because that's p hosed up ngl

I envisioned it as the Fudd version of Grindr/Tinder, but your version is probably more disturbing.

madeintaipei
Jul 13, 2012



Potato Salad posted:

That's really tame insofar as furry pinup goes.

Is it now?

!

?!

armorer
Aug 6, 2012

I like metal.

gunborker.com: No wonder eBay gave us the boot (it was the furry porn)

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"




infrared35 posted:

Fudd milk makes me think of large-breasted cougars in country girl attire. But then again I try to find the silver lining in everything.

I'll be in my toilet.

Hurling.

Jobbo_Fett
Mar 7, 2014

It would be a sad error in judgement to mistake me for a corpse.


Clapping Larry

gunporker.com: the angled grip on my barrel improves my length of pull

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

Proč bychom se netěšili když nám Pán Bůh zdraví dá?


My Fuddshake brings all the olds to the yard

The Bananana
May 21, 2008

This is a metaphor, a Christian allegory. The fact that I have to explain to you that Jesus is the Warthog, and the Banana is drepanocytosis is just embarrassing for you.





I hosed up.

I over-bid.

Now I wait 3 days, squeezed butthole, hoping someone dumber than me is out there and bids.

my kinda ape
Sep 15, 2008

Everything's gonna be A-OK


Oven Wrangler

The Bananana posted:

I hosed up.

I over-bid.

Now I wait 3 days, squeezed butthole, hoping someone dumber than me is out there and bids.

What's the item? Are you financially ruined or just feel like an idiot?

The Bananana
May 21, 2008

This is a metaphor, a Christian allegory. The fact that I have to explain to you that Jesus is the Warthog, and the Banana is drepanocytosis is just embarrassing for you.





Eh... just about 1hundred bux over what I found online for a new glock 19x.

Not ruined, just stupid.

my kinda ape
Sep 15, 2008

Everything's gonna be A-OK


Oven Wrangler

The Bananana posted:

Eh... just about 1hundred bux over what I found online for a new glock 19x.

Not ruined, just stupid.

If it makes you feel any better a few weeks ago I went after my white whale and ended up spending $600 over my original maximum bid. It's loving cool though no regrets

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Hell I’ve got the opposite problem. I saw something that wasn’t quite a white whale (post WW2 French production K98k - arguably the last Mauser rifle) but is certainly a very pale dolphin and tapped out after it got bid up a bunch. Not wondering if I should have sucked it up and dove in harder.

ZarathustraFollower
Mar 14, 2009





I'm working on rebuilding it now (folks on discord have seen the project), but I ended up spending 3k on a Rock Island Auction last month for a gun I really wanted, but wasn't truly prepared to drop that much cash on. Still got it for a lot less than a comparable GB auction. I'm already looking at another 1k to get it back into an 'as issued' state and am constantly fluctuating between "why tf did I do this" and "this is going to be awesome".

Dead Reckoning
Sep 13, 2011


Cyrano4747 posted:

Hell I’ve got the opposite problem. I saw something that wasn’t quite a white whale (post WW2 French production K98k - arguably the last Mauser rifle) but is certainly a very pale dolphin and tapped out after it got bid up a bunch. Not wondering if I should have sucked it up and dove in harder.

I think we all have guns we wish, in hindsight, we had gone after harder. I still kick myself for passing on a PPC Smython I saw in Vallejo, but I had already had bought two guns that month and had recently become concerned that I wouldn't have a job in 6 months.

Prof. Banks
Apr 22, 2015

Computer lab day! Time to spend 45 minutes trying to load pokemon.com!




The Bananana posted:

I hosed up.

I over-bid.

Now I wait 3 days, squeezed butthole, hoping someone dumber than me is out there and bids.

I accidentally bid $1.00/round on a lot of 5.56 on a local auction site a month or so back. I thought the bids we're for the whole lot not per box. Thankfully people REALLY wanted it and bit it up over $2.00/round.

The Bananana
May 21, 2008

This is a metaphor, a Christian allegory. The fact that I have to explain to you that Jesus is the Warthog, and the Banana is drepanocytosis is just embarrassing for you.





Prof. Banks posted:

I accidentally bid $1.00/round on a lot of 5.56 on a local auction site a month or so back. I thought the bids we're for the whole lot not per box. Thankfully people REALLY wanted it and bit it up over $2.00/round.

There's literally like 2 other listings for BNIB glock 19x's, same everything, near as I can tell, for less. Like, Buy Now, less. I'm pissed at myself AND the seller.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

Their eyes locked and suddenly there was the sound of breaking glass.


Far be it from me to suggest fuckery, but this thread is full of people who make lame excuses to not pay for things. Maybe be one of those people? gently caress Gunbroker, basically.

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

So pat yourself on the back and give yourself a handshake
'Cause everything is not yet lost




Pillbug

My big regret was putting in a bid limit on a KSG that I then immediately regretted. Luckily the auction didn’t hit that but some idiot smashed their bids against my limit and put the price higher than I really wanted.

The Bananana
May 21, 2008

This is a metaphor, a Christian allegory. The fact that I have to explain to you that Jesus is the Warthog, and the Banana is drepanocytosis is just embarrassing for you.





Ok- we all good.

Some one else bid me out.

Not sure why you'd pay 770 plus tax, shipping and ffl for a gun available at 660 to 680 ON GUNBROKER right now.

Yond Cassius
May 22, 2010

horny is prohibited

I feel a bit funny resurrecting this thread, and it's not Gunbroker as such, but I feel like the "holy poo poo, wtf, collectors" factor on this has to be shared and I don't know where else it goes.

Yond Cassius fucked around with this message at 04:22 on Jul 8, 2021

Prof. Banks
Apr 22, 2015

Computer lab day! Time to spend 45 minutes trying to load pokemon.com!




Yond Cassius posted:

I feel a bit funny resurrecting this thread, and it's not Gunbroker as such, but I feel like the "holy poo poo, wtf, collectors" factor on this has to be shared and I don't know where else it goes.

Gross, the thought that people collect that sort of thing has always creeped me out.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Prof. Banks posted:

Gross, the thought that people collect that sort of thing has always creeped me out.

You can larp with that as Chris Cooper's character in American Beauty I guess.

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"




Prof. Banks posted:

Gross, the thought that people collect that sort of thing has always creeped me out.

There are, and always have been, a lot of them.

I don't begrudge someone having a Nazi stamped gun. But when they have twelve of them and nothing else, I'm gonna have to give them a big side eye.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




I've seen some pretty amazing fakes and bubba jobs on GB, but this is a new one. Looks like a Turkish K.Kale Mauser that was partly scrubbed and stamped with Khyber Pass grade fake German markings.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Holy loving laffo



Ice Fist
Jun 20, 2012

^^ Please send feedback to beefstache911@hotmail.com, this is not a joke that 'stache is the real deal. Serious assessments only. ^^


Cyrano4747 posted:

Holy loving laffo





I don't know anything about this stuff at all, what am I looking at here?

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Ice Fist posted:

I don't know anything about this stuff at all, what am I looking at here?

So imagine you're working at a bar and I saunter up to the counter.

Ice Fist, I say, give me a glass of your finest whisky.

The really good poo poo, you ask? Are you sure, the top of the top shelf?

Yep, I say.

So you get out your step stool, climb up to the top shelf where the manager needs to watch you pour it, slide a glass over to me, and watch as I down it.

That will be $97, you say.

And as I stare you straight in the eyes, I slide this across the counter to you.




That's this in gun form.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



OK, so let's actually break this down a little bit because it's so wrong I don't know where to begin. We're talking you ordered a cheeseburger and I brought you a brick levels of wrong.

First off, here's a receiver from a real BYF-marked K98k.



So, just look at the placement of the factory code (BYF) and the year to begin with.

Then look at the neatness of the stamping and the type of font.

Now note that the rifle in the pic above is 1944 dated. They used a different factory code for Mauser Oberndorf in 1940. A real 1940-dated Oberndorf rifle will have the "42" code. Like so:



They switched from the number codes for factories to letter codes in 1941. So it goes 42/1939, 42/1940, BYF/1941, BYF/1942 etc.

So that's all wrong.

Now note that "G" in the middle there. That's nonsense, but I think this person read somewhere that the G-coded rifles are worth more.

See, early on the Germans didn't want to admit they were rearming, so they stamped a letter instead of a year on the rifles. You see K-dated (1934) and G-dated (1935) guns. In '36 they admitted to rearmament and just put the year on.

So a real G-date Oberndorf gun would have S/42 (factory codes had an S/ in front of them for a few years in the 30s) and G, like so:



The side rail is just a terrible attempt at this:



Complete with a bad double-stamp on the 8.

As for the rest of it, the listing claims it's a G98 which is. . . nonsensical with those markings. Imagine if I told you I had a Ford Prius to sell you. That kind of "uh, no."

Then you can get into the nerd stuff with the specific features of the rifle that tell Somebody Awful it's probably a Turkish gun made at the K.Kale arsenal in the 40s, but frankly that's getting far enough in to the weeds that we're basically trying to explain that a dolphin isn't a dog because of the flippers.

It's bad, if my tortured analogies haven't made it clear. Random people in the Khyber pass copying words in languages they don't understand would be embarrassed at this effort. Somebody Awful should apologize, personally, to those guys for comparing this to their work.

Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006

Behind every great engineer is someone just hoping the "genius" doesn't bankrupt everyone.



Cyrano4747 posted:

Holy loving laffo




I mean this is wrong on so many levels it's basically art at this point.

The only way it could be worse is if the guy stamped those markings on a Mosin.

If it was $100 cheaper I'd probably buy it.

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Ice Fist
Jun 20, 2012

^^ Please send feedback to beefstache911@hotmail.com, this is not a joke that 'stache is the real deal. Serious assessments only. ^^


Thanks for the break down that is extremely entertaining to me.

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