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    Hundreds turn out for Seattle's first gun buy-back in 20 years

    http://www.komonews.com/news/Hundred...&smobile=y&c=n

    So who went and what did you get? Me I slept in missed all the stupidity and madness! Show and tell thread!

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    Police officers collecting weapons during Seattle's first gun buyback program in more than 20 years were shocked when someone brought in with a military surface-to-air missile launcher Saturday.
    According to a member of the Seattle Police Departmentís bomb squad, the launcher was a single-use military device that had already been used once.


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    Whoever bought that used Redeye missile tube for $100 over paid for it. It is a onetime use missile, it is now a fiberglass tube that is painted green. Yes I do know what I'm talking about. I fired one back in 1991.
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    It was very ironic, because many of the "private sale" folk trying to buy guns were walking around with several rifles and pistols each, because of this gun buyback. I thought the point was to get guns off the street. :P

    If I understand correctly, police only took in about 200 guns?? (Correct me if this is incorrect), and only two "assault weapons". I would be willing to bet there was considerably more private sales that happened than police buybacks if that's the case. Police had to shutdown at noon, and reopen shortly after with target cards. They still ended up shutting down 1.5hours early.

    Us "scalpers" stuck around until about 3:15ish.

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    So, any clue as to how many people sold their guns to a private individual over being ripped off by the city?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannerwaterbury View Post
    So, any clue as to how many people sold their guns to a private individual over being ripped off by the city?
    Umm, I'm going to GUESS that throughout the entire day, there were about 40-60 people trying to buy guns. I would say (judging by what I saw), the average # of guns purchased was 3-4. Rough math and guesstimates, I'd say private citizens took home between 150-200 guns. Because of the issue with SPD not being able to supply enough gift cards, and ending early helped with those numbers quite a bit though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theaero View Post
    Umm, I'm going to GUESS that throughout the entire day, there were about 40-60 people trying to buy guns. I would say (judging by what I saw), the average # of guns purchased was 3-4. Rough math and guesstimates, I'd say private citizens took home between 150-200 guns. Because of the issue with SPD not being able to supply enough gift cards, and ending early helped with those numbers quite a bit though.
    This! Although I saw a few people with a LOT more than 3-4. I personally picked up 6...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeith5 View Post
    This! Although I saw a few people with a LOT more than 3-4. I personally picked up 6...

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    Yeah, I saw a few who had snagged a TON. I also saw more who snagged 1-2, so I figured it averages out to about 3-4 per sign? No way of really telling for sure. Kinda wish we did have some numbers, to compare to SPD's numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theaero View Post
    Yeah, I saw a few who had snagged a TON. I also saw more who snagged 1-2, so I figured it averages out to about 3-4 per sign? No way of really telling for sure. Kinda wish we did have some numbers, to compare to SPD's numbers.
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    Did anybody snag any WWII Rifles or Pistols? Please PM me. I'd like to buy em......

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    I was with skeith and SVG, we had a blast. SVG ended up with all the free guns. He got a beautiful coach gun for no dollars. Good price.
    I picked up four long guns and two pistols. New toys to clean. An Arisaka with intact mum and the soldiers graffiti on the leather sling. Thats history. I acquired a dirty little WW1 Mauser 98 made at Spandau.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    I was with skeith and SVG, we had a blast. SVG ended up with all the free guns. He got a beautiful coach gun for no dollars. Good price.
    I picked up four long guns and two pistols. New toys to clean. An Arisaka with intact mum and the soldiers graffiti on the leather sling. Thats history. I acquired a dirty little WW1 Mauser 98 made at Spandau.
    The Winchester 1894 Cowboy in 3030 was good.
    I wonder if I met you. I feel like I talked a bit with skeith, because I remember that 380 and the revolver.
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    I'm trying to figure out their math, $100 gift card for handguns and $200 gift cards for assault type weapons.

    "Police said in the first two hours, more than 160 guns were turned in and $35,000 in gift cards were handed out". (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50586603...ws-seattle_wa/)

    So that being said, say they took in only assault rifles, What is 160 times $200? Did SPD steal $3000 in gift cards?
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    Nice looking M1903!!!!

    How much work is it going to be to get all those rifles right-side up, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    I was with skeith and SVG, we had a blast. SVG ended up with all the free guns. He got a beautiful coach gun for no dollars. Good price.
    I picked up four long guns and two pistols. New toys to clean. An Arisaka with intact mum and the soldiers graffiti on the leather sling. Thats history. I acquired a dirty little WW1 Mauser 98 made at Spandau.
    The Winchester 1894 Cowboy in 3030 was good.
    A personal thanks to you & the other folks there who managed to save some of those wonderful pieces of history from being lost. Melting down a perfectly good modern firearm is bad enough, but destroying tangible history like that, THAT should be a crime!
    (and altho the wife probably won't let me, PM me if you want to sell that Arisaka )

    Wonder how well that aluminum rebar they're planning to make from ALL THOSE "assault weapons" they acquired will hold up....
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam3176 View Post
    Gun buyback is really just PR. Criminals wont turn in weapons. The good people turn in Old weapons that may not work. Its PR so the Sheeple in front of the tv think Government wants to keep you Safe. As they Arm up their Private Military on UN payroll To Knock all of us on OUR ASS after they Disarm us. Or "TRY" I will protest any gun buyback as a Scam and BS.. And yes. Only the elderly turn in there old guns. And now there KIDS wont get them to Protect themselves..
    Some friendly grammatical advice bro... your conspiracy theorist posts might be a lot more effective if you familiarized yourself with the difference between "their" and "there."
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    Gun buyback is really just PR. Criminals wont turn in weapons.
    Sure they will. Think about it, it's the perfect chance to ditch murder weapons since the cops destroy them without running ballistics on them or dusting for prints or even getting the name of the person that turned it in. It's the perfect way to ditch a murder weapon and have the cops cover up the evidence of your crime out of their incompetence and hubris.

    The good people turn in Old weapons that may not work.
    If I were near Seattle I would have bought a bunch of toy guns that looked real enough and turned them in for a hell of a payday... a payday I'd use to buy a new AR with 30-round mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z1P2 View Post
    If I were near Seattle I would have bought a bunch of toy guns that looked real enough and turned them in for a hell of a payday... a payday I'd use to buy a new AR with 30-round mag.
    There were a lot of that going on, old pellet guns, even new ones that were cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z1P2 View Post
    If I were near Seattle I would have bought a bunch of toy guns that looked real enough and turned them in for a hell of a payday..................
    I was there. A guy came out laughing because he went to walmart, bought four BBguns at $20 ea. He gave them to mayor macgrimm for US$100 each. And did everybody see the "face recog" cameras set up on the receiving line?

    I had to put a rebuttal on the UK Daily Mail. Our little enterprise went international.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSG Laigaie View Post
    I was there. A guy came out laughing because he went to walmart, bought four BBguns at $20 ea. He gave them to mayor macgrimm for US$100 each. And did everybody see the "face recog" cameras set up on the receiving line?

    I had to put a rebuttal on the UK Daily Mail. Our little enterprise went international.
    Link? Manchester is outlawing paper clips I heard, too dangerous!
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Link? Manchester is outlawing paper clips I heard, too dangerous!
    check post #2

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    Re: Hundreds turn out for Seattle's first gun buy-back in 20 years

    Quote Originally Posted by kparker View Post
    Nice looking M1903!!!!

    How much work is it going to be to get all those rifles right-side up, though?
    That m1903 requires NO work, I cleaned it up last night and gave it a good oiling. The mechanics work and there lock up is tight. I'll take it out to shoot this week. The .380 and the .22 lever will take no work as well. 1 of the Mossbergs just needs a good cleaning, the other will require minor work. The revolver needs a couple parts but I have had a few offers for it already.

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    Re: Hundreds turn out for Seattle's first gun buy-back in 20 years

    Quote Originally Posted by theaero View Post
    I wonder if I met you. I feel like I talked a bit with skeith, because I remember that 380 and the revolver.
    Probably did see all of us. I bought the .380 right before we left. I had an a grey WSU hoodie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z1P2 View Post
    Sure they will. Think about it, it's the perfect chance to ditch murder weapons since the cops destroy them without running ballistics on them or dusting for prints or even getting the name of the person that turned it in. It's the perfect way to ditch a murder weapon and have the cops cover up the evidence of your crime out of their incompetence and hubris.


    Are you sure of that? Who's to say that there aren't a lot of pictures of those handing in firearms in some digital camera that was taking pic's from "behind the scene"? Remember, the police wanted people to leave the firearms in their vehicles until they were contacted by an officer. That puts a vehicle license number in conjunction with any turned in firearm.

    Who knows.


    BTW, did anyone pick up on McGinn's comments on the TV News? He used the presence of all the "buyers" as an "example of why current gun laws are crazy". Expect him to use this when arguing for changes in the State

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeith5 View Post
    That m1903 requires NO work, I cleaned it up last night and gave it a good oiling. The mechanics work and there lock up is tight. I'll take it out to shoot this week.

    Unless you have had lots of experience with 1903's, do yourself a favor and check the Serial No on any one of the many '03 websites. Some are "Shooters" and others are "wall hangers" due to their time of production. Also make sure you have a properly heat treated bolt, again, the sites will explain.

    They're great rifles to shoot if they aren't from early production or equipped with a "brittle bolt". Have one myself that has been shooting straight in my family for over 60 years.

    Nice looking, just be safe.
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