21 thoughts on “Americana

  1. Years ago I went into a gunshop in Cody, Wyoming. Like a kid in a lolly shop, I bought plenty of brass and projectiles from them. They were a one-stop shop for a good weekend, they had a connecting door through to the liquor store next door.

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    • Good to know you have been to the greatest country on Earth, and to one of the coolest cities in our nation. The gun museum is probably the best in the world hope you visited.

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      • Bear Claw, yep, it is the best gun museum on earth. We went in January ’92, the tour organiser booked the SHOT Show fine, but didn’t check with Cody, they were closed! The fine people at the museum opened it for half a day for us, very kind of them. I went through a lot of 35mm film.

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          • egorr, we’re not all tech wizards like you. And I did say it was ’92! Make sure that you go to the Buffalo Bill Firearms museum before anything else when restrictions are finished. Have you fitted that BREN mag to your SMLE yet? Seeing as how you can’t top up with clips when you have a scope above the receiver.

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            • No, but I DID get 5 extra mags for it. Brownells, pointy, lousy/cheapass workmanship, but after a little polishing and tweaking they work okay…

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  2. Thats pre-stupid… meaning photo was taken pre-2020… ain’t no -way- them long guns are still there or anywhere… the shop(s) here in FL are long-empty. Only one that stays open is GunGirl’s and thats b/c she’s doing a fuckton of FFL Gunbroker transfers daily… like upwards of 150 +

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  3. And probably inexpensive guns too. Meijer supermarket stopped selling ammo, never sold guns that I know of. Anyway, a while back when they got .22’s back on the shelf, they wanted 49 cents each for them

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    • Is the gun and ammo drought in USA purely a symptom of supply catchup and unbelievable demand market forces, or is there an unseen factor or force at work? I ask from simple curiousity, seeing reports of bare shelves for months now.

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      • It may be a combination of both, when I go to the few places around here that sells ammo and such I always ask if they have a caliber I need and I buy right on the spot, where back in the good old days I would buy the ammo I thought I needed for the year to range shoot, or plunking and what I thought I needed for hunting.I know a lot of guys do that now buying what ever amount that trickles in or knows when the supply truck pulls in and there waiting to see what came in. The ammo makers as I have read are not increasing production so as not be be left caught with inventory if all of sudden we all see unicorns and sit singing we are the world with our sworn enemies of the left and globo-die homos…

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  4. Looks like ten places within 20 miles if me. Add bait & tackle, a store display of Kabar’s, chew by the roll, a Pawn license, walk in beer cooler, 3 coolers of energy drinks, sausage & biscuit kitchen, a pizza oven, on a coal miner’s route, and the ladies work there call you honey.

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    • Damn, I want to be there! I like being called “Honey” by beer/guns/sausage&biscuitkitchen/pizzaoven kind of store, where all the Good old Boys are…

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      • Those Ladies make the finest sausage and biscuit, and pepperoni cheese rolls. Cup of joe to wash that biscuit down, some joints its a line of miners and loggers, sweet girls and their mom’s behind the counter no waiting they got it covered.
        Its ritual.

        Yeah, you do. Its one of life’s blessings. Believe you me I’m a die hard Yank from God’s country of NH, there’s nothing like those sweet Southern Ladies calling you Honey.
        You can have the worst day in the mine and they wash your blues away like angels swooping down on your dirty coal dust ass.
        And they mean it.

        You say, yes Mamm thank you, and, I appreciate you. And feel like you want to give them a hug like some lovin like your favorite aunt and grandma.
        Time. Honored. Traditions.

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        • Oh yes, I was stationed and lived in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and I liked yes man and using Miss in front of girls and ladies, I do it here and i get the weirdest looks… Southern Belles, a National Treasure! Why I want to go back.

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  5. There used to be a place in South Barre, Vermont called “L & M Guns & Grocery”. It was a pretty cool place but it disappeared about 16 years ago.

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  6. I remember days where that was common place. It’s the way merka was designed to be run, local mom & pops and none of this mega Wally World super stores buy everything under the sun and it’s all made in fuking chinkland. A box or 22LR’s for fiddy cents.
    And I been to the Cody Museum, went in to kill a few hrs, arrived at bout 8:30am and finally got out of the basement (where the guns are) somewhere around 4:40, and spent only about 2 hrs on the upper levels (which are also fascinating). Could have spent other whole day down the basement way, yup it was that interesting, or I’m a slow looker & reader.

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