rhouston8

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  1. RL... I agree with all you said. The NFA is a community and while I'm not a soft heart touchy feely guy I do enjoy hearing and learning about the history of the hobby/profession we all love so dearly here. Not all of us were collecting/shooting before '86 and I do relish in the fireside stories of the pre 86 wild west of NFA where slab cracking amounts of 3 cent milsurplus 8mm abounded and barrels were smooth bored out on a regular basis. Mounds of spent casings beneath the tripods. And all the wild arse stories and personalities involved.
  2. Werner helped me out a LOT with very specific info concerning my AUGs and packs and whatever. He also helped me out a ton on optics including NV/Thermal. I really can't say I helped HIM out that much at all. I would absolutely welcome Werner's presence here or anywhere. Him gone off the grid has been a huge loss for us in the layman gun community. This cant be overstated. Now...I have no idea why he left or got kicked off "the other board"...I guess bc I'm not of the Protected Class or whatever and that's fine. I dont need or deserve an explanation. I do wish we had a more lively informative discussion forum here on Sturm. Oh and I for one really miss the old hardarse rules of posting items for sale. Loved seeing the smackdowns by Buddy and have gotten it myself at times. No problem. But man that made for clean quick previews of guns for sale. I loved it.
  3. i'd love to have some 54R tracer if you want to sell it at a reasonable price. The belts dont do anything for me but whatever. houston
  4. First Machine Gun advice, opinions please.

    oh...if you are stuck on german...then get an MP5...whether it sear gun or a registered receiver depending on the type of collection you want to build. EVERYONE loves shooting an MP5. Cant go wrong. Makes for an excellent 1st or 2cd MG although they are expensive as heck of course.
  5. First Machine Gun advice, opinions please.

    for your first machine gun I'd rec' something more basic...say a $7,000 Mac (w a Lage upper) like a M11/9 or depending on your budget say a $12,000 Uzi or a $19,000 M16/AR15 or a $15,000 FNC. I would def. NOT rec' jumping straight into a high end old collector beltfed like a MG42 which run $50,000 or so depending. Belftfeds are hard. If you feel the need for a beltfed then go with a 1919a4 for about $16,000 to learn the ropes. I wouldnt go with a STG 44 for a first gun either. The main problem is that you are new to MGs and the most difficult purchase assessments are centered on the style guns you mention above---bc things like matching serial numbers etc mean huge FMV swings in price. Instead just buy something more mainstream and not susceptible to you as a new buyer being screwed badly. Want to get screwed badly anyway? then buy a beltfed not knowing anything about beltfeds. Dont do it dude. Mac, Uzi, FNC, M16, .... oh and make sure you fully understand the amount of money you're looking at (and feeding the gun if you are a high volume shooter) and have a budget. Your budget will help you narrow down your first MG.
  6. Hmmm.... I know of Dan Dolan in NM. In fact I purchased an Uzi from him maybe 10 years ago. Gun was delivered etc , no big issues. From that conversation I remember Dolan as being an environemntal atty in NM and being a collector of tanks and whatnot. TV shows used them etc. The Dan Dolan I dealt with back then is a nice reasonable guy. I have a hard time believing this ad was posted by the same guy. -Houston " Sorry for late reply - been on extended vacation redoing a vacation home. Yes I do have - cannot post/host them here - send me an email to drd@lobo.net and I will send you several emails with Hi Resolution photos of the HK21...call me at 505-269-2056 and I will tell you more.....send email ping & I will send bunch of photos of the rifle.....Ralph did a super job....as usual. RDTS build the rifle with HK original German parts bought 15 years ago when avaialble in quantity and Michaels Machines installed the belt feed roller and belt feed and box.....also German HK parts. Dan Dolan "
  7. Excellent condition Howco import FNC folder. It's marked for 3 round burst but doesnt currently have that installed. Buyer pays stamp(s) and actual shipping costs. I have plenty of references in the MG world that can vouch for me etc so buy with confidence. Gun is in MS. While this is not a distressed sale by any means I have priced it lower than any of the other FNCs I've seen recently on the board. Selling it only to help fund another MG purchase. Send me a message or shoot me an email - <my sturm user handle> at G mail dot com Houston Hardin
  8. Sell Norrell .22 for a HK pack? or Not?

    I cant possibly fathom why one would choose a 22 pack over a hk sear. I mean I just cant wrap my head around that at all. the HK sear is the obvious winner of those two. The versatility alone trumps most every other MG on the market to me...and is why they are so dang expensive. Hosts- factory or clones- from .22 conversion kits , MP5k PDW , up to HK23E beltfed...and everything in b/t. Come on guys. Yall arent being honest w the OP here. The HK sear is the bomb. A 22 pack is kinda interesting and fun plinker one trick pony. Flame away suckers! hah
  9. WTS: NIB Mac M10A1, .45acp, F3. $6,500

    Sold pending funds to Goatwgn. thanks
  10. WTS: NIB Mac M10A1, .45acp, F3. $6,500

    ^^done. thx. -Houston
  11. WTS: NIB Mac M10A1, .45acp, F3. $6,500

    ^^ Would need an 9mm upper assembly. Details past that you'd need to research/ask around yourself as it's NIB and I havent shot it thus I'm rather ignorant on it. I do know that this is NOT one of the crappy original "Texas Macs" but rather one of the registered receivers in the lot that Wayne Daniels? bought from Leatherwood back in the day when the Stephensville co. went belly up. He then took those receivers and finished them out properly--- tig welded the rear plates (see pics) and used all factory RPB parts to build the gun out. Past that I'd refer you to Mac Man book on the details. Here's the link to that exceptional book about all things MAC. https://www.amazon.com/Mac-Man-Gordon-Ingram-Submachine/dp/0982391811 Houston
  12. FS or Trade: Ramo 1917A1 Water Cooled 30-06 $17,500

    I'll drop by at OFAST and check it out. I'll be at line spot 40/41. Houston
  13. M10A1 , new in the box, unfired, all accessories just as from the factory. Rear end re-welded / upgraded appropriately. Currently set up in .45 acp. Can be set up in 9mm as well. Form 3. in MS. The buyer pays the stamp and pays actual shipping costs of your choice when the time comes. Requires all funds up start to begin transfer. I accept most any method of payment. Not interested in any trades at this time. I'm happy to provide numerous personal references from the MG world and of course one is welcome to drop by to inspect it. Selling it only b/c I'm using funds for yet another MG. Shoot me a private message (or email me <my sturm handle> @gmail.com) if you are interested in buying it. The first " I'll take it " gets it. Upon specific request I can bring the gun to OFAST this weekend (Jun 22, 2018 )for inspection. Houston Hardin
  14. Has restrictor ring still in place (can legally be milled out easily if desired) but importantly has no blocking bar. Shoots great. Conversion as on the form = Hard Times Armory On form 4 in MS. The buyer pays the stamps and pays actual shipping costs of your choice when the time comes. Requires all funds up start to begin transfer. I accept most any method of payment. Not interested in any trades at this time. I'm happy to provide numerous personal references from the MG world and of course one is welcome to drop by to inspect it. Selling it only b/c I'm using funds for yet another MG. Shoot me a private message (or email me <my sturm handle> @gmail.com) if you are interested in buying it. The first "I'll take it" gets it. It will be cross listed prob. later today. Upon specific request I can bring the gun to OFAST this weekend (Jun 22, 2018 )for inspection. Houston Hardin
  15. WTS: 1919a4. DLO. 308. F4. Like New $16,950

    Oh yeah...I'll be at OFAST up in Wyandotte, OK this coming weekend (June 22 , 2018 weekend mg shoot). Upon specific request I can easily bring the gun up there for potential buyers to inspect. HH