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stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Artless Meat posted:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=282959406

FULLY LOADED ZOMBIE KILLER!

OK, so is "Zombie" just some sort of wink and nod for "nig. . I mean Obama, I mean muslims, I mean liberals" or is it a retarded cultural phenomenon?

I want to go all Psych 101 and think that it's because it's easier to half jokingly convince yourself you're preparing for zombies than some other real horror, but I also think it's just cover so you don't look like a LaRouche/Paul-ite stocking up for the upcoming revolution.

I so desperately want to believe that people aren't dropping money on "Zombie survival" weapons because it's a meme.

vvv Well, poo poo. Maybe I should start making "three wolves and a full moon" engraved 1911 grips. vvv

stealie72 fucked around with this message at 20:48 on Apr 23, 2012

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stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Quickshanks posted:

The reason the zombie fantasy is so popular is because it's a scenario that allows people to do every violent thing they've ever wanted to anyone and everyone around them while still being the hero instead of a psychopath.

Maybe that's what bugs me the most about it. It was neat when there was the tongue in cheek "zombie survival guide" for geeks a decade ago, but now that you can buy zombie-themed ARs, 380s, and obama zombie targets and whatnot, it's a lot creepy.

As an apology for turning this into zombie chat, I present what may be the ultimate gunbroker auction (spoiler, it's not for a gun):

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=283509872

Crappy item: check
Overpriced: check
Misspellings: check
"Zombie Killer": check
Credit card upcharge: check
Religious message: check
Cut and paste info that doesn't relate to the auction: check

Only thing it's missing is "shipping only to lower 45 states"

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Sixgun Strumpet posted:

Yeah, I started keeping track of Ruger's bargain page. They apparently have warehouse full of lost treasures, sometimes some cool stuff comes out of there.

Could you share that link?

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


thermobollocks posted:

Edit: I just got this from Brownells.

Target loads for the cure


edit to avoid double post:
http://www.armslist.com/posts/387824/cincinnati-ohio-rifles-for-sale-trade--sporterized-enfield

"I'm looking to sell my sporterzied .303 Enfield.
New paint job, custom cheek rest, New scope, New bipod.
I'm looking for a shotgun Plus cash.
I will entertain and trade offer.
This gun has a lot of time and money in it."

stealie72 fucked around with this message at 19:44 on May 2, 2012

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


oregional stock...







Edit: we should really be leaving his spelling alone and talking about a $600 mosin. That's much dumber than anything he wrote.

stealie72 fucked around with this message at 02:02 on Jun 13, 2012

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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



I'm going to assume this is fake as hell, but that's based on not much more than knowing that most poo poo involving the nazis is fake.

Would a doll made in Germany and presumably from a German concentration camp have "Germany" written on it in english? Though, that's probably the least suspicious thing about it. . .

Also, that poo poo. I'm going to have nightmares tonight.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Of all the horrible poo poo that I've read about, looked at, and made fun of on SA for over a decade, final solution doll and Titanic doll are the only things that have ever made my stomach turn.

gently caress you, humanity. And icebergs.

Gunbroker content: There's a seller with two pages worth of FN 9MM High Powers for $450ish. No idea if that's a good price (was looking for a 1910/22), but if you're looking for one, the gunbroker market appears to be flooded at the moment.

stealie72 fucked around with this message at 04:58 on Nov 18, 2012

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


I'm a few posts late but the linked auctions for the GENUINE HITLER PAINTING BARGAIN OMG BIN COA contained this gem:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=327921148

This leaves two possiblities, as far as I can see:
A) The Nazis really were so silly and cultish that they had swastika filament lightbulbs
B) This is so loving fake that it's not even funny. Or is at best some sort of commercial product from some point during the Reich.
C) This is a very lazy avant garde art piece.

Sadly, all seem equally likely.

This is rhetorical, because I'm fairly sure every TFR poster has asked it at some point, but what the gently caress is with people's hardon for those cartoonishly evil fuckwads?

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Pitch posted:

Yeah, it's a holdover from Thomas Edison himself. Everyone uses the same screw (but some countries use non-screw bases).

Unless it's one of those huge assed bulbs that used to be more common. They're like a regular bulb got supersized. (These things: http://www.buylighting.com/PS25-and-PS35-Standard-Shape-s/152.htm)


bunnielab posted:

A loathing of the Jew and a love of Hugo Boss?
I've wondered how much of this is because of the Nazi design ethic. So much of their look is so iconic: Lugers, helmets, cammo pattern, the lines on their tanks and planes, etc.

Tacit agreement with some of the nazi policies probably plays a massive-sigh-inducing part of it, though.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Steak Flavored Gum posted:

Nope. It drove 350 miles to a wedding!



Maybe my wild turkeys and your wild turkeys are different, but that sure looks like a guinea fowl, not a turkey.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


One of the best quotes I've ever heard about history is something along the lines of "It's almost impossible to understand events the same way the people living them understood them because we know how they end."

In this case, if every jew in Eastern Europe knew in 1938X edit: (cyranno will yell at me for picking a random year) that they had strong odds of ending up starving to death or ending up in a gas chamber, then yeah, they may have said "fuckit" and shot up every German or local German ally that knocked on their door, because what did they have to lose. But since history didn't go from "you're a citizen just like the rest of us" directly to "get in this shower", this argument is beyond idiotic.

It's also idiotic for the exact same reason when various modern paranoids claim that they're armed and ready for when the police state comes.

See also: the parable of the frog being slowly boiled to death.

stealie72 fucked around with this message at 19:34 on Sep 12, 2013

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


What I can't fathom is the bog standard stuff that goes for the same price as your LGS, especially given that every auction will cost $50-$60 more than the winning bid by the time you include shipping and an FFL.

There can't be that many people who don't have a close/good enough shop (or Gander or Dicks) that its worth the price.

Or people are bad at total cost.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Haha, holy hell. The last line about paypal.

Who the hell is going to mark a $16, 000 payment as a "gift" to save a couple hundred bucks.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


I kinda want to call it a Mosin Nagano from now on. Does that make me a retard too?

If someone said "nagant" and you heard "nagono," that's cool. But how do you gently caress it up having seen it written down.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Shima Honnou posted:

If I owned a 1911 I would unironically want those.

If I had those grips, I would unironocally buy a 1911.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


True to the spirit of this thread, the seller wants roughly 5x what the gun is worth.

I've seen the S&W version (the lemonsqueezer) in working condition in the $100 range.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


I can't find it at the moment, but there's a Bill Hicks bit where he is bitching about UK porn with blue blobs over the penetration hotel softcore porn that doesn't show penetration or ejaculation, and declares that it's not pornography unless someone ends up gooey.

It's as good a definition as any.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Sperglord Actual posted:

I've seen worse.

I think the price sets this apart.

Plus, it's listed as a "Mosin Nagan". That muzzle brake is misspelled is just to be expected at that point. (edit: also, the clamp on that brake: what the gently caress)

The world's most generic red dot is just icing on the cake. Oh, plus it's a carbine "sniper."

The entire thing is just

stealie72 fucked around with this message at 02:32 on Mar 22, 2014

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


What is it with guns/gun people that makes sellers think, "I've got a gun that's worth X and some accessories that retail for Y, so it's value is clearly (X+Y)*1.25?"

We all see this day in and day out. My local board is full of people trying to sell $100 22s with $30 scopes for $200.

I realize people try to pull this poo poo everywhere there's sticking aftermarket accessories onto things, but it just seems like guns are way worse. Especially because the sum of the parts is often shittier than the bone stock gun.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Bigass Moth posted:

I just tack on $60 to any gun I consider bidding on for FFL/Shipping/tax. Usually that knocks it from a good price online to something I could buy in a store anyway.

This is why my C&R has sat mostly fallow, especially because I generally buy sub $200 guns anyway. Gunbroker prices are almost always whatever they would be at my local stores or at gun shows. So meh.

If I was looking for some very specific gun and cared less about cost, though, gunbroker would be awesome.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


If someone wants to buy that for me, I will go get my CCW and carry it on any day that is cool enough to wear enough clothes to conceal it. And show it off to dudes at the range just to make them uncomfortable.



edit: The only thing that would make that gun better is if it lived up to stereotypes of geek eros actual historical Roman eros and had dudes loving on it.

stealie72 fucked around with this message at 02:07 on May 1, 2014

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


That KKK carving looks like the kind of poo poo you would see carved into cabin walls at boy scout camp. The random scratchings of hormonally-confused 13 year old boys trying to be edgy.

Except they generally had a pocket knife so the quality of the carving was a little better.

But no, its clearly the ceremonial darkie-killin gun of the Louisiana Klan's grand wizard.

Has gunbroker ever explicitly stated why they do not have listing or relisting fees to put some amount of pressure on people to have poo poo that is at least mildly saleable? Just that simple step would cut down on so much of the chaff there. When you make ebay book rational and responsible, you have probably hosed up badly in life.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Basticle posted:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=430164678

I dont know what blows my mind, the price or the fact that its somehow gone past the buy it now price

Act now and you can get a 5 pack of drop guns included in your overpriced lower order:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=430418518

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


DakianDelomast posted:

Hey it's only $100 for a rifle. It's worth buying just bec.... OH GOD NO. MY EYES!!

Holy poo poo. This is the new standard by which all other bubba jobs will be judged.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Sixgun Strumpet posted:

When a glamor shots photographer sells a gun on gunbroker: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=466622704

I'm hating myself for kind of liking the way the powder coating looks. Though I bet once you take the Vaseline off the lens, it looks like poo poo.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Sixgun Strumpet posted:

Honestly, if the action is good it would be a fun gun at that price. lovely finish and all.

I do enjoy that the third photo is a completely unrelated gun, BTW.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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



I loving love gun people. Not only are you trying to trade an alligator for a gun, your picture is upside down.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


I can't believe it didn't occur to me to do this on GB. I used to do it all the time for camera gear on Ebay before its spelling correction became a thing. Lots of people can't spell Mamiya.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


That leather is so good that it adds $1000 to the price of the gun, going by the BIN price.

Edit: what the gently caress did they do to the finish? Is that parked?

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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



Well, I've learned that bolt shotguns are not just a relic from the 30s through 50s, and that someone tried to commercialize a zip gun.

The more you know...

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Even though I buy almost everything off the internet, and mostly buy old guns that I can't walk into a store and buy, I have yet to make a gunbroker purchase. This thread has played no small part in this. I'd rather go visit my local pawn shop every week and see if something interesting came in than deal with these shitheads.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


What's the third one?

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Parts Kit posted:

M95 Steyr-Mannlicher of some sort. They're kinda neat but ammo is a bitch if you don't reload.

Ah, that would be why I couldn't place it. I remember the old Jesus-y classicarms selling them for like $89 with the warning that you would never find ammo.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


At least it's got no reserve, a reasonable first bid, and doesn't try to make up some bullshit story about how it's pitted because it was pulled from the sands of iwo jima by a vet who sent it to his brother fighting in Europe who killed an SS officer with it.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


A Wizard of Goatse posted:

literally no one reads the TFR classifieds
No way, guy. My mom says I'm SOMEBODY!

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Ha, I was expecting at least an interesting story in the letter for that extra grand. Not an utterly run-of-the-mill history that anyone can get for $50.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Sixgun Strumpet posted:

I think some guys think old = valuable, no matter what it is.
Pawn Stars is incredibly stupid for many reasons, but its one saving grace is the head guy telling people "I've got rocks in my back yard that are millions of years old, but that doesn't make them valuable."

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Looks like it's printed on can koozy material. Bleh.

stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


Cartouche posted:

I would like to tear the face off of the person who did this, to avenge the spirit of this majestic creature.

Maybe I go to the wrong zoos, but that's. . . not what a baboon looks like.

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stealie72
Jan 10, 2007

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


As if gunbroker needs any help being shittier, I was just browsing through some listings and had a lovely little piece of malware auto-download (fake flash player update). Luckily both Chrome and Windows immediately deleted it, but good lord.

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