MontanaRenegade86

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  1. Taking care of our own

    Mike Todd and R.L. are the guys I aspire to be like. Best regards to both of these damn good guys. -KristopherH
  2. Universal & Plainfield M2 Carbines

    Update...I pulled all the rounds and cleaned them up with some steel wool. Nine cartridges (out of 1,080) had varying degrees of pink corrosion. Of those nine, only two felt crusty. Probably half of the rounds had a grayish looking corrosion, not the green kind I am used to seeing. The price I paid for the Korean surplus was just slightly less than Prvi. Until and unless the Korean ammunition goes down in price, I'll probably go with Prvi next time. Prvi hasn't failed me yet in any of the firearms I've used it in. -Kristopher
  3. Universal & Plainfield M2 Carbines

    Most, if not all, of my Korean magazines are marked with a "UU" on the spine of the magazine. They also feel a little different from my other magazines. Lighter, maybe? The Korean ammo showed up a while ago. 1986 vintage. The rounds are a bit dirty but appear to be clear of any pink corrosion. Not sure when I'll go shooting, it's been pretty hot and dry the past couple of weeks. -Kristopher
  4. OPEN THANK YOU !

    May you have many, many more years here on Sturm. Take it easy for a while, friend. -Kristopher
  5. Universal & Plainfield M2 Carbines

    Excellent. I've had pretty good results with Armscor, but my Carbines run best with Prvi. I've got some Korean surplus coming in tomorrow. Hope to try it out soon and see how it stacks up against the others. In Liberty, KristopherH
  6. Universal & Plainfield M2 Carbines

    A good start. My M2s love Prvi Partizan 110 grain FMJ loaded into Korean 30 round magazines. If the Korean magazines don't work for you, spend the coin and find a couple of "J" marked 30 rounders. They are Vietnam War era USGI magazines and they are very good. Might want to invest in a new recoil spring, too. The M2 can be a tricky machinegun to get running, but damn is it fun when it does run. In Liberty, KristopherH
  7. Looking to get a transferable Chinese AK... advice?

    A classic movie. I love the BAR action scenes.
  8. Looking to get a transferable Chinese AK... advice?

    Cheers, Mike. Over the years, you've offered a lot of great advice to the NFA community, including to me. In Liberty, KristopherH
  9. Looking to get a transferable Chinese AK... advice?

    I think you'll find that Sturm has a varied cast of characters, each with a unique style. The people in charge of this board seem to have given quite a bit of leeway here with regards to speech. I hope that such leeway continues in the future. That being said, I hope that all of us use some discretion and think about how our words may affect the freedom that we have been given here, and more importantly, how our words affect our fellow enthusiasts in the NFA community. ... I look at it this way: at the end of the day, you are either an American or you are not. If you have pledged your loyalty to this Great Nation, that's all that matters to me. It sounds to me like you are in the American camp, brother. In Liberty, KristopherH
  10. Shipping Ammo?

    UPS Ground with ORM-D markings on the outside box. I don't think you even need the ORM-D sticker, you can mark it yourself, as I have received ammunition shipments this way. Just my thoughts on the subject. -KristopherH
  11. Who do you use to ship firearms?

    This rule applies to all "concealable" firearms such as sub-machineguns, short barrel fireams, etc. If you can make the gun meet rifle specs, you (as a non-licensee) can ship it USPS. -Kristopher
  12. What where you doing today in 1986?

    Integrity: If you have it, nothing else matters. If you don't have it, nothing else matters. Very few things are worse than a shitbag FFL/SOT or a crooked NFA enthusiast, IMO. -Kristopher
  13. I need a lawyer - please read and recommend

    As always, Mike Todd gives excellent advice. I strongly encourage all NFA enthusiasts to request FOIA records on all machineguns they own. Even though most of the information is redacted, a copy of the original Form (1,2, whatever) is a good thing to have. It's nice to be able to say, "This machinegun, serial number xxxx, was registered on xx/xx/xxxx by ACME Firearms in Wherever, USA". When selling a machinegun, you should consider sending any FOIA records you have to the purchaser so they can be fully informed, too. The NFA community is great and we should fully support each other and help others as much as we can. In Liberty, KristopherH
  14. What where you doing today in 1986?

    Bloody idiots at ATF! A Class 2 I know of has apparently made at least one Post-Sample FAL sear. He designed it to work in a (NFA exempt) sear-cut semi FAL (G-Series and the like). If only the idiots at ATF had allowed your registered sears... Such is life, I reckon. -KristopherH
  15. What where you doing today in 1986?

    On May 19th 1986, I was exactly three weeks to the day from being born. Talk about lucky! I am extremely glad that I have had the opportunity and ability to own machineguns in my lifetime. May our Great Nation one day get back the freedoms we have lost over the years! In Liberty, KristopherH
  16. UZI semi sear need to be hardened?

    Is your SMG sear marked with an X? If so, it was tested by IMI for hardness and presumably found to be acceptable. If I understand correctly, the Uzi sear was intentionally designed to be softer than the bolt, so that it would wear before the sear engagement area on the bolt. That makes sense to me, as a small part is going to be easier and cheaper to replace than a block of steel. Against better judgement, I use a semi-auto sear in my registered bolt Uzi SMG and it has stood up pretty well. However, I understand there are some risks to doing it this way. I am inclined to believe that a trimmed down SMG sear would be just fine in a semi-auto Uzi. In the end, it is entirely up to you. It's your gun and your personal tolerance for risk. Good luck. In Liberty, KristopherH
  17. UZI semi sear need to be hardened?

    I'm not a subject matter expert, but I think it would be good to go as it is. -KristopherH
  18. Would you shoot this rifle ???

    A buddy of mine once said, "You only die once, but you live everyday". I'd probably shoot it...once...just to say I did... -KristopherH
  19. Federal Gun Control Measures

    Right on the money, Mike. -Kristopher
  20. Don't shoot a hole in the boat!

    As an introvert, I am somewhat of a natural at social distancing. Been doing it my whole life. Never did like being in crowds much, sets off too many stimuli. In a crowd, I'm always looking for gaps so I can get the hell outta there. Hope this shit blows over soon before our economy totally collapses. -KristopherH
  21. Don't shoot a hole in the boat!

    A snowy/rainy day here in North Central Montana. The Old Man and I ventured out to look for some gophers to shoot. Shot at several gophers, nailed at least a couple with my Ruger Mark II. All in all, a good day to practice social distancing by hunting varmints. In Liberty, KristopherH
  22. Yes, provided it has the ability to fire automatically. I agree with Mike. Once one has defined what a machinegun is, he can then look at different categories of machineguns: light machineguns, heavy machineguns, submachineguns, automatic rifles, battle rifles, machine pistols, personal defense weapons, and the like. -Kristopher
  23. Let us assume: 1.) A "machinegun" is a firearm that fires automatically (or is capable of select-fire). 2.) A "sub-machinegun" is a smaller handgun caliber firearm that fires automatically (or is capable of select-fire). Therefore: A sub-machinegun is also a machinegun. Seems logical. What does everybody else think? -Kristopher
  24. Don't shoot a hole in the boat!

    As fun as that would be, I love shooting the little f#&% with my CZ 527 American in .22 Hornet. I love that damn gun, just wish the ammo was a little cheaper. -Kristopher
  25. The presamples are coming out in desperation OR

    If the timing was right for me, I'd take the plunge and get my FFL/SOT. The last couple of years have been pretty good for machinegun buyers, in my opinion. In Liberty, KristopherH