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TheJoker
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TheJoker

G&G Evangelist, 57, from "...upon the east bank of Big Blue River"

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"...anxiously awaiting that next CMP shipment" Jun 18, 2014

TheJoker was last seen:
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    1. TheJoker
      TheJoker
      "...anxiously awaiting that next CMP shipment"
    2. SUBMOA
      SUBMOA
      Hey howdy ! I saw a news article about a
      savannah cat in detroit that escaped from its owner who was trying to catch it in live traps. A neighbor shot and killed it thinking it was dangerous. I thought of you and cringed. Beutiful creatures If I could get one for my wife she would be forever grateful. Hope it was no where near you . Submoa = Ed
    3. frenchy
      frenchy
      Hey Buddy, very good to hear from ya..forgot you were DOD, yea as soon as i get my scooter outta the shop that'll sure brighten my day!!! LOL! Talk to you again soon my friend,
      Dale
    4. jason1965
      jason1965
      Hi Scott,
      I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and an awesome New Year as well.
    5. frenchy
      frenchy
      WHAT!! You didn't buy it anyway Scott??!! LOL!!
      Yea seems like ya can't swing ah cat without hittin' war time Walthers lately.....
    6. frenchy
      frenchy
      Hey Buddy PSA has 9mm Cheaper than Walmart for one day.
      Ammunition, Magazines, Rifle Parts, Bulk Ammo and Rifle Accessories - Palmetto State Armory
      Dale
    7. frenchy
      frenchy
      Your just havin all kinds ah fun Scott :147: :) Hey i posted some pic's on the WALTHER forum you might wanna check out my friend.
    8. frenchy
      frenchy
      Yes the video did indeed take me back Scott......

      "Those were the days my friend
      we thought they'ed never end
      those were the days
      oh yes those were the days"

      more tomorrow Scott.....I'm....1969---1985...............................................

      I'm so glad God spared my life.................................................................
    9. frenchy
      frenchy
      Yes the P-38 has matching #'s, and no being a RC gun doesn't bother me, my K98 is a RC rifle but it's not had any markings "peened" and the whole gun (including the bore) is in excellent condition, i bought it before the prices went crazy high.
      Well I'm going to check out your SKS post,
      bye buddy,
      Dale
      Great, won't let me post, it's to long:boggled:!!

      PART 2
    10. frenchy
      frenchy
      Yea Scott i really need to make myself learn to type correctly (passed typing class in high school) but thot i was gonna get one of those "speak and it types for you" things since they have gotten reasonably priced, seems like one called Dragon? was selling for $70.

      I saw a VERY different type of SKS buffer once someplace, maybe on the SKS SURVIVORS forum that worked in a totally different way than the common buffer seen and sold, sure wish i had bought one or made note of the info on it.

      Sounds like your havin' wayyy to much fun! LOL!! Didn't know Grand Funk Railroad were still together!....Makes me feel younger!LOL

      Well before i shot the P-38 thot i should talk to Palmetto, so were in the middle of negotiating, now they want pic's of the bore.....

      PART 1
    11. frenchy
      frenchy
      Well my friend i had a 2 day, long winded, hunt and pecked reply and i hit "preview" and lost the whole thing.....I'm soo freaking ticked off i gotta go have a pity party...
    12. frenchy
      frenchy
      Well i stripped and cleaned the P-38 Scott and the gun is in excellent condition EXCEPT the bore....dang dang and dang!...blast their eyes.. :11:, the #1 thing i care the most about!!!!
      Plenty of rifling but pitted pretty bad...not the chamber or any place else, going to call PALMETTO in the morning but have low hopes, also has a small x behind slide take down lever so probably an RC gun but that doesn't bother me to much...(kinda)....they did say in their ad that some were RC guns.

      Haven't shot it yet (was gettin' her all clean an checked out when i found the bad bore) so maybe they will send me another, if they won't i might check out another barrel for it,

      talk to ya latter Buddy,:(
      Dale
    13. frenchy
      frenchy
      No Scott, 1955, wow! didn't know of any DA autos P-38 or S&W, thot they came out around 1980's!!
      I was/am so blown away with the P-38, the DA/SA was the one improvement on the 1911 that i liked when i first read about it, this is all new to me, i thot the Luger was THE sidearm of WWII until i started seeing the P-1 & P-38's advertised on AIM SURPLUS and started reading about it's history.
      The more i learn about WWII the more i realize how MUCH i don't know LOL!!

      Dale
    14. frenchy
      frenchy
      Well Scott,
      My daughter loved the slim solid feel of the Tokarev, she only picked up the P-38 once and went out back of the gun shop to empty a clip thru the TTC, i really like it too but WOW!! i see why you admire Herr Walther!!

      Man i love this P-38, Mr.Carl was WAYYY ahead of his time, decocker, loaded chamber indicator, double action/single action!!!!! Everything that was "new" in modern pistols!!

      Just picked them up Thursday so haven't fired the P-38 yet but VERY glad to own it, pic's of both soon,

      bye fer now Buddy,
      Dale
    15. frenchy
      frenchy
      Guten Tag, mein Freund, boy those are really nice and ah fine price Scott, I'll bookmark that site and see what happens when my daughter checks out the P-38 and the Tokarev, if she choses the P-38 I'll show her the Mountain State Supply site, by the tracking i think everything will be here this week, maybe tomrrow :)!!

      Thanks again my friend,
      Dale
    16. frenchy
      frenchy
      Thanks Buddy, maybe I'll wait and see how the gun will be used and after firing the P-38 and the Tokarev which my daughter will choose,
      goodnite my friend
    17. frenchy
      frenchy
      Hey Scott ya gotta holster for your P-38? Been lookin, sheesh! high priced rascals if ya want a war time original...even post war are more than i wanna pay!
      Dale
    18. frenchy
      frenchy
      Welcome home Buddy, good of you to write....gotta be tired
    19. TheJoker
      TheJoker
      Actually, the Spreewerk book is only about the Spreewerk factory and it's P.38s.

      I agree about German engineering. My first 35mm camera was a Contaflex by Zess Icon. My Dad was an engineer. He turned me onto a lot of German engineering including him my Walther which was a WWII era PPK.

      Appleseed was an awesome experience. I'll post more later. Right now I'm sore and I have a couple of rifles to clean!

      Talk to you soon,
      Scott

      PS I read a couple of GI accounts of the capture of the Walther factory in Germany. They were each allowed to keep one as a 'war trophy'. The rest were carefully inventoried.
    20. frenchy
      frenchy
      I sure remember your P-38 in your great WWII collection pics Scott, I've mainly stayed with WWII rifles because of price, that's why the Nagant revolver has been my only handgun, (besides my trade for the 1911 45 acp) when i went to buy for my daughter i had a Romanian Tokarev, holster and extra mag, in my cart, with shipping it was $340, so then she would have to order ammo online, etc., so i thot shoot I'll just buy her a P-38 and she can get 9mm anywhere, ( I do still plan to buy a Tok. for myself ).

      Palmetto State Armory had war time (said made between 1940 to 1945) Spreewerke P-38's for $519 no shipping.

      Thanks for the history link, (I'll buy that book, i know very little about Carl Walther ) and those great pics of the GI's!! Oh man i sure hope those guys got to keep some!!!

      I've always admired German engineering past, and present.
      But John Moses Browning will always hold top spot in my mind.

      Hope you come back with some pics of you at Appleseed mon ami!
      Dale
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    Birthday:
    Oct 8, 1959 (Age: 57)
    Location:
    "...upon the east bank of Big Blue River"
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    Systems Analyst
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