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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 04:44 AM
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Customized stainless Smith & Wesson 626 revolver, .44 Magnum, 4-inch barrel
Custom solid wood hand grip, action job, champhered cylinders, Magna-ported, and engraved. Includes a Bianchi leather holster and two speed loaders in their own holster.

The original owner carried the gun as his sidearm when he was doing MP duty while in the Navy, including when he was stationed in Japan and held a guard post that was once manned by Lee Harvey Oswald. The engraving includes the original owner's initials, so if he is ever famous (which is possible) the gun has historical provenance.

Collecting firearms is fun!
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discntnt_irny_srcsm Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 08:03 AM
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1. Make my day. ;) n/t
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 10:04 AM
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2. I won't be able to do that until June 27 because of California's silly 10-day wait
Edited on Mon Jul-18-11 10:05 AM by slackmaster
For those unfamiliar with the process of doing a private sale of a used firearm in California other than a curio or relic long gun, here are the basics:

- Buyer and seller must both appear in person simultaneously at the place of business of a federally licensed firearm dealer, with the firearm.

- Seller presents ID (California Driver License, California-issued non-driver ID; or a military ID or US Passport plus proof of residence in the state.)

- Buyer presents ID, same as above but additional proof of residence is required regardless of ID type. I used the registration card from my command SUV.

- Buyer presents California Handgun Safety Certificate card. Mine expired last year, so I had to take a ridiculously easy test and pay $10. (At least the HSC card requirement will prevent a total moron from being eligible to buy a handgun.)

- Dealer and buyer complete federal Gun Control Act form formerly known as Form 4473. This used to be on yellow paper, now it's computerized for data collection only, and gets printed out. That's the part that is supposed to weed out felons, fugitives from justice, live-in lover beaters, people discharged dishonorably from the military, illegal aliens, etc.

- Buyer pays California Dealer's Record of Sale (DROS) fee of $25.

- Buyer pays private-party transfer fee, amount regulated by the state at $25.

The store was busy but the man who helped us was very efficient. We walked out about 35 minutes after our arrival. I drove my friend home and wrote him a check for the amount, and talked about me possibly selling him a Mosin-Nagant rifle.

It's such a hassle and expense ($60) transferring a firearm legally in California that I must assume that many people blow off the whole process and just transfer weapons for cash and keep quiet about it. Curio and relic long guns are exempt from the whole thing.

Now my revolver sits in the safe at the gun store. The 10-day wait makes no logical sense in my case, because I already own more than 50 functional firearms including concealable ones.

When I go to pick up the gun, I'll have to bring a state-approved locking device. Now only cable-type locks are approved by the state, so my big Ziploc bag full of old-fashioned trigger locks is worthless.

I'll also have to sign a declaration that I own a state-approved gun storage device. I bought my safe in December 2004. It cost me almost $3,000 with delivery and installation. I think people should get a federal tax break for that kind of investment.

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beevul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 10:35 AM
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3. No cat pics with the safe slack?
Samantha was it?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 10:49 AM
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4. Sam the Beast as a kitten per your request
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Atypical Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 01:13 PM
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11. OMG!!!!1!!! An Arsenal!!111!!! n/t
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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 09:17 PM
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15. Not an arsenal, proper term is "armory". n/t
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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 04:54 PM
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12. How well do the velcro pistol holders work?
I notice that they seem to be placed on a section of loop pile carpet. If this is correct do they stay well secured?

I ask because my vault door has loop pile carpet on it (custom job) and have been considering velcro holsters like in your picture.

Thanks.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 05:03 PM
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13. That's "industrial strength" Velcro, not like the stuff used on clothing closures
Edited on Mon Jul-18-11 05:05 PM by slackmaster
It's very strong.

My safe's manufacturer (Liberty) doesn't advertise them as available, but here's a place that does:

http://www.deansafe.com/aco-acornpistolholsters-5pack.h...
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Glassunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 11:36 AM
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5. Did you bolt that bad-boy to the floor?
It 4 hours and 2 trips to Home Depot. I ended up with one burned out drill and one sheared masonry bit to get mine bolted in.

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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 12:16 PM
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6. Yep. Safe installers did that. They had a Hilti hammer drill, bits, and anchors.
I was envious of their accoutrement.

I did manage to hammer drill holes to bolt my milling machine to the floor of the garage. I burned out two bits in the process, but the machine hasn't moved or tipped even during the Easter 2010 earthquake.
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Glassunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 12:54 PM
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10. I have a perfect spot in my basement...
It is tucked into a closet with the only access being in the front. The right wall is against my foundation wall and the left side is next to a drywall wall of the closet, however the wall is load bearing so there is only about 12" of space on either side of the support for a criminal to work on it. Of course they would have to rip the entire wall down to do that. It would take hours and an ass-load of tools.
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MicaelS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 12:17 PM
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7. How did you do that?
Remove the interior, and drill straight through the bottom?
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Glassunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 12:38 PM
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8. My safe came with anchor holes already in it.
Edited on Mon Jul-18-11 12:38 PM by Glassunion
I just had to buy the anchor kit when I bought the safe. The anchor holes are under the removable floor panel.
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MicaelS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 12:42 PM
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9. Thanks n/t
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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-11 09:16 PM
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14.  I really hate to say this but, DAMN I'M GLAD I LIVE IN TEXAS.
Go to the shop, find what I want, fill out Federal Form, show my CHL, pay the man, leave with happy package.

So much simpler!

Oneshooter
Armed and Livin in Texas
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 03:36 PM
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17. Even simpler for a private-party transfer
Cash on the barrel head.

Of course it's still illegal for you to sell a gun to a person who is prohibited from owning one, but you probably have no way of determining that.
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oneshooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 05:45 PM
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20.  I have a friend in the Sheriffs Dept. he can, and will run a quick BG check for me. n/t
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 03:26 PM
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16. 4-inch? Wood grip? Instant arthritis.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 03:38 PM
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18. Not with the Magna-Port and moderate loads
Edited on Tue Jul-19-11 03:40 PM by slackmaster
This is a different model but the port on the right side of the barrel is similar to the ones on the gun I bought.



I have fired it several times. Recoil is not bad, and lift is minimal.
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-11 03:43 PM
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19. Ah, Hogue to the rescue. Have to use it on a steel Ruger .357.
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