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GunKraut

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There were at least two people that thought that rifle was worth 16900.

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Hambone

Community Organizer
Stock is replaced. Here’s my credentials.

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Anyone literate and inclined can author a reference book. Reference books range from not worth the paper they are printed on to peerless and groundbreaking. The above works in the link, cited by one of the authors, is in the latter category. Owning a K98k sniper with double set triggers does not, ipso facto, make one an authority on anything. Co-authoring the most comprehensive and best book series on a subject does. Hhlaw, there is likely a Fakebook group where your antics might elevate you to some status within that community. As a result of the quality of the membership here, the same antics here are earning you a dayglo wig, red ball nose, some giant shoes, and a trap door seat in a carnival dunking booth. Some situational awareness would make that obvious. With all due respect, I would suggest that you step back, re-evaluate, and modify your approach to this site and its members. If you do, you'll easily find the guys here to be the most knowledgeable on the subject matter on this earth and quite helpful and friendly.
 

hhlaw

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I don't find some of the people on this site helpful or friendly at all. They for the most part are all hat and no cattle. They style themselves authenticators yet don't even own an example of what they're claiming to authenticate. Do you notice t h e i r child like use of memes? I used to think puns were the lowest form of humor but I was wrong. I have plenty of experience with self-appointed know-it-alls. They come up to your table at a gun show put their drink on the corner of your table and ignore your sign that says don't handle without permission. They grab your rifle and p u l l the bolt out and look at the b o r e and give your weapon a real hand job and if you ask them are they interested they say oh I don't have any money. The world is full of these sort of two-bit smarty pants.

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Hambone

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I don't find some of the people on this site helpful or friendly at all. They for the most part are all hat and no cattle. They style themselves authenticators yet don't even own an example of what they're claiming to authenticate. Do you notice t h e i r child like use of memes? I used to think puns were the lowest form of humor but I was wrong. I have plenty of experience with self-appointed know-it-alls. They come up to your table at a gun show put their drink on the corner of your table and ignore your sign that says don't handle without permission. They grab your rifle and p u l l the bolt out and look at the b o r e and give your weapon a real hand job and if you ask them are they interested they say oh I don't have any money. The world is full of these sort of two-bit smarty pants.

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I'm afraid you are making the mistake of assuming, based upon your experiences elsewhere. The guys here who are knowledgeable, and there are many, didn't get reputations for that through self-appointment. Everyone gets vetted here because our discussions are open and transparent. "Know it alls" and "two-bit smarty pants" are sorted out quick. You're getting sorted out by the forum now.

As for your other comments, several of the gentlemen here whom I've known for over 25 years, whose knowledge and expertise I trust the most, the people to whom I look for assistance and answers, may not own any K98ks or very few of them or 200 of them. I don't respect their opinions based upon their collection size. The size of one's collection does not translate to the size of one's intellect and knowledge.

I can understand your frustration with funshow grabass. I set up at my last show well over 25 years ago. I believe I've been to two shows since that time. That's not the guys here. I'm not much into punditry, as I'm not that smart. However, I'm a big fan of humor, hijinks, memes, and gifs. In fact, I would like to dedicate this thread to the posting of memes / gifs which best illustrate it. I'll start:

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heavy_mech

RKI- Reasonably Knowledgable Individual
Well the turd shaming has certainly been generating some 'buzz' lately. Threatened by MR & MRS from North Carolina. 'Questioned' by drive through ekspurts. A thought and a question. If 2 (or 3 or more) yahoos bid $xxx on any item and then immediately after you 'winning' said item attempt to resell with no takers is it still worth $xxx? How about after continued mass marketing on multiple venues with still no takers is that item still worth $xxx? Just because you spent a lot of money or paid $xxx doesn't make it 'worth' that much. At least not in my mind.
 

mauser99

Senior Member
Since when throughout history has anyone speaking the truth or touting reality been treated kindly by non believers ?????? :facepalm:

No real difference here......lol :laugh:
 

mb44kar

Senior Member
I don't find some of the people on this site helpful or friendly at all. They for the most part are all hat and no cattle. They style themselves authenticators yet don't even own an example of what they're claiming to authenticate. Do you notice t h e i r child like use of memes? I used to think puns were the lowest form of humor but I was wrong. I have plenty of experience with self-appointed know-it-alls. They come up to your table at a gun show put their drink on the corner of your table and ignore your sign that says don't handle without permission. They grab your rifle and p u l l the bolt out and look at the b o r e and give your weapon a real hand job and if you ask them are they interested they say oh I don't have any money. The world is full of these sort of two-bit smarty pants.

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You are making the classic dealer mistake of equating wallet size with experience. A mechanic doesn't need to own a Ferrari to know how to work on one. The necessary tool in these things is having SEEN a lot of rifles and all their features. That is, if you ignore the reference books authored by those on this forum that you insult (maybe, not knowing them, you feel you can't trust a reference book).
But even if you don't trust the reference books, you'd eventually see through years of experience and handling good rifles that Mike Steves & Bruce Karem's books are solid. To go back to the Ferrari analogy, the reference books are mechanic's manuals and the experience of seeing is well, the same thing.

And yes, some of the experience of seeing rifles comes from looking at some guns at shows. Better to look than touch though I agree, but if your rifles that people are touching look like the one you posted in the sniper forum, then people touching it is doing no harm to the value.
 

k98dave

Senior Member
A Ferrari mechanic if he were any good would own a Ferrari.

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Actually they are now called Ferrari Specialists/technicians.... I know a couple, they like to drive their Alfa Romeo 4C Spider's
 
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heavy_mech

RKI- Reasonably Knowledgable Individual
I meant to add this earlier and I'd like some feedback on this thought. I'd already covered the expensive part but even further terms like 'long-term collection' or 'extensive collection' are no guarantees. The way I understand it is there were (and are) some with their share of questionable items. And I'm not even specifically talking about collectors making an item 'right' by substituting parts, often erroneously. Or the bleaching of furniture because it was thought to be 'more correct'. The former example just came up on a fine rifle where the (or a) previous owner mistakenly swapped out capture screws.
 

mrfarb

No War Eagles For You!
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I was looking for a ridiculous meme. This was pretty ridiculous.

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Hambone

Community Organizer
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