mike todd

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  1. PUNISHER, yep I experienced the same thing on my last visit to Portland. not sure the name of the place but it was at a very upscale building downtown with a fine sculptured lawn and the main display was a gentleman clad only in shorts down to his knees and he was smeared with feces almost everywhere below the waist.had a needle still in is arm and was mumbling obscene phrases to passerby. we made the mistake of buying a "day transit pass" and most buses in the rear looked worse than a porta potti after a rock concert except there was no indication of any paper in the waste. our visit to Victoria island had the same high light. I don't get to many "inner cities" or back east much thank god , but I hear tales of the same side effect from all the social support venues. its a fact the only people the laws adversely effect are the ones that have something to loose and can pay why should they waste the time?
  2. WTK pistol grip 12 ga. "weapon"

    "not a shotgun"? I thought the gca 68 defined anything with a smooth bore a shotgun? in the early eighties I was ordered to destroy a mint new service colt .44 cal smooth bore because it was not registered when I got it. not even the option of removing the barrel . there are several examples out there reg. as AOW. why are all the marbles and H+R shotgun pistols in the registry? yep I read the letter and it state's "not a shotgun" but somehow the term smoothbore is NOT in the letter? SCAREY! not on my wall with out an exemption statement describing ALL elements of the piece concerned. PLEASE BE CAREFULL when attempting to apply the law.
  3. Mg17 Parts kit

    I would like to see a couple of the pics showing the feed mech and the breech end of the jacket if possible. there are some parts available and would like to clarify a couple issues. if you could please send them direct to my email . promise not to get in your deal I'm trying to help someone not make a mistake. myoldiron@outlook.com cheers mike todd
  4. .50 SLAP rounds

    DONT! they start to open as soon as they clear the bore restriction. there used to be a couple posts of destroyed brakes on the net.
  5. WTK: Repro Japanese Type 92 HMG Wrench?

    Glen / HARRY, man you said it the cost would be a killer. I don't recall the exact profile of a brl , we don't have a gun in the collection. the best solution would be to gundrill an old barrel and press in a new core. we did several 308 bren brls with 60 stellite cores in the 70's and they are still going. the only other option would be to remove sections from a damaged worn brl and press them on a new blank. to my knowledge no one makes a blank that fat but we could if need be. L have contacted the shop, and there is machine time available on the drill and rifling equipment, but its limited. available calibers are varied. they are running 6mm and 6.5 mmm at this time. about the wrench's /tools I contacted JOHN KEENE in MAINE and he stated he has an original for sale and another gent has some replica's available . because all ours sold so fast I'm thinking they may not be true to spec but you can check.
  6. WTK pistol grip 12 ga. "weapon"

    whoa there!! 16"barrel shotgun? non nfa? NO WAY! no matter how it came! if it was a "LEGAL SHOT PISTOL" it would be "any other weapon" at least and still require a $5.00 transfer. look guy's its pretty easy THERE IS NO WAY TO GET AROUND THE LAW ! in 1995 I ordered a SAR 48 FAL from J+G sales in Prescott,az. filled out my 4473 and when I got it home , found it was a select fire weapon and ready to go FULL AUTO. someone had made a mistake logging it into inventory and it was sold to me retail. they were due for a major problem down the road when it came up. I was still in violation for possessing an unregistered MACHINEGUN! the shop was more than 100 miles away and I sweated every mile getting it back.
  7. WTK: Repro Japanese Type 92 HMG Wrench?

    HARRY, we made those at a shop located in phoenix that I haunted more than 40 yrs with hotrod and gun projects. it was always busy but new things were exiting and a challenge. my health forced me to move to texas, but I'm still in contact with them often. we bought a bunch of the barrel machinery out of springfield armory years ago and the focus lately has been getting that running for custom barrels. I will see if any of the old drawings can still be programed in for a run. several have asked and I dropped the ball. stay in touch! cheers mike JOHN KEENE has also asked for more so I guess its time
  8. Rock Island Auction Saco M37

    an original m37 was on this site offered under 15k for more than a year. ended up doing time on gunbroker and never sold there either. gun was legit and a legit estate item along with WWII a4 and a buffalo anm2. presentation is a big factor . when they mess up at the first offering the fixes don't appear to work. timing also will effect things
  9. Auctions always amaze me (RIA May Auction)

    I always sign up for the entire auction via live telephone and have often had the same questions. after 10 yrs following them and talking to others, I find there is another group of buyers out there that you wont see at knob creek or many gun shows. not sure how or why but the results are not always the same if they offer too many examples of the same thing prices stay down. in most cases the hammer is always more than "street pricing" two yrs ago nice lugers were hammering under 1.7 k that would bring close to 3k on gunbroker. just too many. I bought 12 mint swiss lugers all under 1.3K . the c+r 37's have always been weak at times and many times less than sideplate guns even on this site. due to a bad connection I lost an ORIGINAL exc cond SPANISH WAR COLT GATLIN GUN that closed at 123K next sale a trashy colt exceeded 225k. maybe these guys want to be "under the covers" or something who knows
  10. WTK: Repro Japanese Type 92 HMG Wrench?

    we made 25 of the wrenches that were exact duplicates. IE BLAKE MACHINE PHX AZ they sold on GB VERY FAST should have done twice that many. I have been looking for an original portive brl wrench for the next project. any help? cheers mike
  11. WTK: Info on Browning HP Wood Stock

    not quite able to read markings , but unlike any originals I have seen. most are marked by company/ Canada a dated and not at the wrist. however atf exemption still applies for ORIGINAL TYPE REPO STOCKS. but must be exact model stock for exact model/era weapon. this is abused quite often so use care.
  12. UPDATE!! I found a 2013 news add . stated he was arrested with 12 unreg machine guns, silencers, meth and tons of child porn. article also stated he had 2 prev arrests for non reg nfa. he is still free??? sacramento atf was advised he is still active . WHAT IS THE STORY? INFORMER? NO ANSWER FROM ANY LAW AGENCY. so much for laws, just ignore them no problem
  13. well as most of you have probably noticed, I like the WEIRD STUFF ALSO. I have always owned and enjoyed shooting the portive's and strip Hotchkiss guns (fiddle factor) the hoard of 67 FN and Greek .303 is getting too low and I fell guilty shooting it now. Its time to convert one to 7.62x54. I see several examples on social media that are running good, but I don't know how to contact them. I have a reamer and know the bolt needs to be opened up.023 but that's all I know. ANYBODY out there know what to do or have contact info for someone that can help? I have plenty parts and barrels and good machine tools. but would certainly pay someone to do it if thats what they want. just want to get it done. THANX MIKE
  14. FNC need help / parts

    may be correct but thought I had seen some samples years ago. I know the parts are tough and surmised the carrier was welded. however it shows NO sign of it and I know what to look for, so they knew what they were doing. this all makes me very curious where all the other parts came from, like hammer /selector etc. if they are orig full auto parts, then why not carriers? maybe some folders were for NJ polizi , but they were very common at retail. we sold several . actually more folders because the fixed stock were hard to get for some time from distributors. still hope to get someone hooked up that can do some work . thanx for the info !! mike
  15. FNC need help / parts

    I own a FNC sear and have it installed in a gun that runs perfect. I shoot it a lot and have purchased several other semi's to back it up. my problem is, all the semi's need the bolt carrier with the trip for the sear. what are folks doing that by sears only? are they getting them welded up? if so who would be the best choice for this? I don't want to send the lower out and could do any adjustments for timing to the altered carriers as needed. as far as I know the only source for original parts would be to sacrifice a dealer sample. after all is said and done I would like to just put any upper I have on the full auto lower. thanks for any info!!! cheers mike