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    This rifle is still one of the most prized K98k pieces in my collection from Mr.Brock's collection. Took me years to get one of these to find without problems. Glad to see he made that endeavor possible. This is what I remember telling him and his reply to me. "You know this took me four years too find a nice AX 1940. Well it took me 20 years now enjoy that rifle as much as I did!" We both got a good laugh. I'll be honest was very happy to see much of his collection go to members here.

    I do hope his wife is doing well she was very pleasant to deal with. I could see why they were both great to deal with at the shows.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    This rifle is still one of the most prized K98k pieces in my collection from Mr.Brock's collection. Took me years to get one of these to find without problems. Glad to see he made that endeavor possible. This is what I remember telling him and his reply to me. "You know this took me four years too find a nice AX 1940. Well it took me 20 years now enjoy that rifle as much as I did!" We both got a good laugh. I'll be honest was very happy to see much of his collection go to members here.

    I do hope his wife is doing well she was very pleasant to deal with. I could see why they were both great to deal with at the shows.


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    Very nice. Thanks for showing.

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    Hugh and Mary were always very good to me. Used to go to Atlanta for work training, and went there for years. I own a very nice 1936 S/147 that came out of his collection. It was on layaway when he passed away. Mary sent it to me without if being fully paid off. Of course I paid the balance, but that is how they were.
    First time I ever went to their shop in 2001, it was close to closing, they knew I was from out of town. They invited me to dinner and see his collection, and they had not know me very long at all. Just good people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekafant View Post
    Hugh and Mary were always very good to me. Used to go to Atlanta for work training, and went there for years. I own a very nice 1936 S/147 that came out of his collection. It was on layaway when he passed away. Mary sent it to me without if being fully paid off. Of course I paid the balance, but that is how they were.
    First time I ever went to their shop in 2001, it was close to closing, they knew I was from out of town. They invited me to dinner and see his collection, and they had not know me very long at all. Just good people!
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    He was at many of my local shows, Greenville, ATL, etc.. He was at NGD/SOS. I talked with him often for over 20 years.I looked at his LSR, after he looked at me like I was unworthy. He had seen me for many years, if he cared to notice, and I averaged $10K in pocket at the average show. He looked at me like dirt. I may have looked like a commoner but I had cash. The majority knew me, apparently he did not care to. How somebody treats me counts so I can not agree this big build up, even if he has passed. He had some good stuff, especially in his own collection but what he sold was a little less glorious IMO. Like any other seller, the items had good and bad, buy the gun not the story or the based on the seller. When somebody treats me like a commoner and with disrespect over 20 years, and ignores me with $10K in my pocket, matters. Actions have consequences. JMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike radford View Post
    m\ny o


    May he RIP.


    He was at many of my local shows, Greenville, ATL, etc.. He was at NGD/SOS. I talked with him often for over 20 years.I looked at his LSR, after he looked at me like I was unworthy. He had seen me for many years, if he cared to notice, and I averaged $10K in pocket at the average show. He looked at me like dirt. I may have looked like a commoner but I had cash. The majority knew me, apparently he did not care to. How somebody treats me counts so I can not agree this big build up, even if he has passed. He had some good stuff, especially in his own collection but what he sold was a little less glorious IMO. Like any other seller, the items had good and bad, buy the gun not the story or the based on the seller. When somebody treats me like a commoner and with disrespect over 20 years, and ignores me with $10K in my pocket, matters. Actions have consequences. JMO.
    Mike,

    I can’t disagree with anything you say. As a matter of fact, I too, had some difficulty with the man. Until, that is, I got to see who he truly was. He shared some personal experiences with me that led me to understand his personality. Mary made him a better man to the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    ..I'll be honest was very happy to see much of his collection go to members here.

    I do hope his wife is doing well
    Yes brother very nice to see collections go to collectors. That guy got some smoking rifles. Not a hater either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    This rifle is still one of the most prized K98k pieces in my collection http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....w-AX-1940-find
    I must say neither of mine are as nice but you caused me to first appreciate these. The finish quality is high as is the blue and they made all (most) everything in house.

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    My first 'real' rifle. Still one of my favs despite the JPS bolt m/m. Of course e/37 butt plate and band spring. Probably some drop contract or an apparatchik. I can honestly see an early party adopter wielding influence to get a small part made for a higher cost at their steel stamping mill up the Lenne from Altena.
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven26 View Post
    Mike,

    I can’t disagree with anything you say. As a matter of fact, I too, had some difficulty with the man. Until, that is, I got to see who he truly was. He shared some personal experiences with me that led me to understand his personality. Mary made him a better man to the end.

    We did become friendly his last two years. A friend, who is a director of the SCGCA, sold him a rare rapid acquisition sight rifle. We became somewhat friendly thereafter.

    I have always had a problem with sellers who treat me as if I am too poor to deal with. It really pushes my buttons. They lost a lot of sales. Maybe I should wear a suit? I often look like I do not have a pot to pee in, not exactly a nice dresser. I guess I should make more effort to make a good first impression.

    He had an awesome collection. I wanted his K43 sniper. The LSR was not so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekafant View Post
    Hugh and Mary were always very good to me. I own a very nice 1936 S/147 that came out of his collection. It was on layaway when he passed away. Mary sent it to me without if being fully paid off. Of course I paid the balance, but that is how they were.
    That is nice!!!!! Wow.

    Not making excuses for anyone, but sometimes selling guns just gets to a person. When someone walks up to your stuff, handles it for a while and leaves kinda takes a lot out of someone. Then a real buyer walks up, a seller just doesn’t know they are a buyer but thinks they will have to go through it all over again probably just takes a lot out of people sometimes. Maybe that was what he was going through? Unless he did it all the time which this wouldn’t explain.

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    Been selling military rifles as a hobby for years and have learned never ever judge someone by the way they look or the way they are dressed. You just never know. A good collector friend of mine told me just at the last OGCA show a gentleman came by his table with muddy jeans and a shirt that was well worn. You wouldn't think the guy has $2 in his pocket. Turn's out he spent well over $2000 at his table. He was polite to him and was happy to make his buyer happy with his purchase's. That has been my motto for years and have had many good dealings with folks some I'm happy to call friends.

    On a side note I was judged really bad 6 years back when I was looking for my first matching G/K43. I asked a seller at a small show if he had one for sale because he had one in a display rack. He paid me no attention and kept talking to one his friend's. I asked again if he had one for sale becasue I was in the market for one. He looked at me laughing and said "Son go away you have champagne taste on a beer budget and you are not even worth my time." Of course I was young at the time just turned 22. Anyone I took one look at him pulled out $4,000 out of my pocket. And said "well I had enough money to buy one. But I wouldn't give you one damn penny of this money even if you sold me one, and would rather go spend it on beer and hookers instead of giving it to you! I then told him to have a nice day and walked away he wasn't laughing anymore either.
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