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Hi I'm a new member and wanted to test post before I went to one of the forums. This is a new experience for me, although I e-mail and search the web regularly I havn't used an iteractive forum before.

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Bob M.
 

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maddog.....I'm new here too. been collection for 11 years but burning out! maybe this board can help me stimulate the old collecting fire in the belly again? still love the hobby......just lost some of my passion over the past 3 or so years.

my purchase of jan stills Axis Pistols 11 years ago was the worst day of my wife's life......she's regretted it ever since! ;))
 

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Brad, WELCOME to the forum (and you too Bob), I had the opposite problem, had a passion as a teen, then it simmered, then the last 3 years, I have gotten into the hobby full force!

I think being around others, not concentrating on the fakes, repros and such, with a positive attitude adjustment helps a lot?

Ed


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Ed......I think you hit the nail right on the head. I need to find other individuals with a TRUE, PASSIONATE LOVE for "WW II history and hobby" rather than that old "root-of-all-evil"!

This site looks like an outstanding opportunity relight the old pilot light and share a few fruits from our "labor of love". Nice to meet you and Bob too.
 

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Welcome aboard maddog350gt and9mm, years ago I started collecting and before the internet was born all we had was gun shows and word of mouth. Now with the help of this forum and the continuous flow of newcomers it is a pleasure to hook up with many fellow collectors to exchange views on our collective hobby. For me it is a distinct pleasure to read about someones new find and to read the wisdom of others in thier respective fields when they help a fellow collector out,the wealth and wisdom that you will enjoy in the coming months will be hard to beat. Jim
 

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lou......

This forum is outstanding. I learn something new every time I log on!
Seems like the posters are the kind of people you want to be around with honesty and integrity.

Was thinking about posting in a few images and had a question concerning serial numbers. I see some people post up their guns with full serial numbers and others "masking" all or part of their numbers.....my question is......"What are the pros and cons of posting images one way or the other?"

Thanks in advance for any insight concerning this issue.
 

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Some people are afraid their gun will be used inappropriately by showing their serial number...

To tell you the truth, unless a dealer, I don't get it. To show the gun, you either have to delete all the numbers, because in the pictures, if you post Luger, DWM, 1917, SN 34xxp the last two will show up?

But I don't get the fear of NOT telling the serial numbers, no one has ever told me a logical reason, except as a dealer? {{dealer tells full serial number, sends you the gun, you take the bogus, not done well restamped parts off of your Luger and send the Luger back to the dealer, thus "Matching" your gun and making theirs NOW the shooter}}

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The root of this evil is based upon the fact that if it is discovered , through no fault of your own, that the gun you now own and have posted/listed is determined to be stolen, then the only recourse that authorities have is to confiscate the weapon from you without any monetary reimbursement. This started in the printed media [ Shotgun News ] and has survived ever since.

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huggiebear....that answered my question. I suspect I will not post up any full serial numbers.....eventhough the chance is likely remote that the pieces I would post are stolen. Heck, what's to stop anybody "out there" who doesn't like you from claiming the gun was "stolen".....if for no other reason than just cause you headaches! :((

Weimar Police....I can see your point but I think huggie's post makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, it's a politically correct world we live in these days and our hobby is very misunderstood by the PC misinformed.
 

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quote:Originally posted by 9mm

huggiebear....that answered my question. I suspect I will not post up any full serial numbers.....eventhough the chance is likely remote that the pieces I would post are stolen. Heck, what's to stop anybody "out there" who doesn't like you from claiming the gun was "stolen".....if for no other reason than just cause you headaches! :((

Weimar Police....I can see your point but I think huggie's post makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, it's a politically correct world we live in these days and our hobby is very misunderstood by the PC misinformed.
Any one can make all the claims they want to. But what good is a claim that "X" has the pistol that was stolen from me when either there is no police report or the police report was filed after "X" acquired the pistol. For example if I purchased a Hi-Power, Luger, etc. on July 1, 2002, what good is a claim by some one that the gun was stolen from them on February 1, 2003.

Of course, there is nothing to stop someone from saying that the pistol I owned for 2 years was stolen from them 1-1/2 years later. If a report is filed with the police to this effect, then this is a criminal offense (filing a false police report) and has jail time.

If it is someone saying they own all my pistols, I would just ignore them until such time they had the nerve to come & try to take them. Then they are going to have to prove that they owned them before I did and that they were reported stolen before I purchased them.

Another factor to consider is that if the pistol is trully stolen and the number has been entered into the fed data bank, then if the number was run by the police for any reason (for example: a routine traffic stop) & it comes back stolen, then after you post bail you can set out to try to show that you were not involved in the stealing of it or knowingly receiving stolen property or knowingly possessing stolen property.

But if you posted the full serial number on a board, etc. & the original owner contacted you about it, then you probably will not have to worry about posting bail as you were not trying to hide anything.
 

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Wow.....Charlie......that was a very luicd and well thought out post!

Plus....if you have a list of your purchases (with the exception of the anonymous gunshow buy) then that should help out in the case of the latter you discussed.

I will try to post a digital image in a day or so of what some consider one of the hardest to find Axis Pistols. In 12 years of collecting, I only ever saw one sell.....and it was this one.

Now there would be an interesting debate and a great thread......post what you consider the rarest Axis Pistol you own and after a couple of weeks.......have a VOTE of the board for the rarest of the rare posted in that thread. It would be very interesting to see what folks think???? ;))

Not that my entry would win.....but it's a GOOD one! Later :)
 

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Hi all,
Thanks for all of the positive responces to my initial post. I have been out of the country for a couple of weeks and didn't have web access. Sounds like this group is active and interested in the collecting hobby. I learned a lot about serial numbers and posting just from reading the replies to my test message. I hope I get the chance to chat with all of you in the future.

Thanks,
Maddog350gt
 
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