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Seattle has gun Turn in, Private buyers save guns
Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 01/27/2013 11:33:26 AM PST by marktwain

Edited on 01/27/2013 11:41:06 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

"John Laigaie III of Bellingham, a retired Army master sergeant, lays out the revolvers and rifles he and two other friends purchased on the periphery of the Seattle Police Department's gun buy back event in Downtown Seattle, Saturday January 26, 2013. Laigaie and his friends are advocates of gun rights, and affiliated with the website opencarry.org. They spent approximately $500 on the lot, which they estimate to have a value of near $2,000. Many independent gun buyers and sellers on the periphery of the official buy back were helped by long wait times and Seattle Police closing the line to the buy back hours early after running out of Amazon gift cards to exchange for firearms."


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; seattle; secondamendment; turnin; wa
More activists are learning to use political judo at these events. They obtain some nice firearms for a reasonable price, and the media shows the silliness of destroying valuable property.
1 posted on 01/27/2013 11:33:37 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Third from left looks like a classic Ruger 10/22.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 11:38:15 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: marktwain
Third from the right looks like an Arisaka. Probably an old war trophy.
3 posted on 01/27/2013 11:42:06 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Darksheare

I think there is a straight magazine extending out of the bottom of that one. It doesn’t look like the extended magazines of my 10/22 that are curved. The standard one is flush.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 11:43:03 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Didn’t blow up the image, I couldn’t see a magazine on my screen.
Hmm.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 11:44:50 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

“Third from left looks like a classic Ruger 10/22.”

I don’t think so. I do recognize a Model 94 leveraction with action open. The other leveraction is actually a single shot .22 as I recall made by Ithaca. With the exception of the single action revolver which i cant tell if it is a Colt and maybe the model94 it looks like a load of junk.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 11:49:43 AM PST by Okieshooter
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To: CrazyIvan

Looks like Dad passed away and sonny needs to pay the rent ...


7 posted on 01/27/2013 11:50:57 AM PST by Ken522
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To: thackney

Actually it looks more like my winchester 69a bolt action with 5 rnd mag than my 10/22 with folding stock


8 posted on 01/27/2013 11:52:16 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: marktwain

I love it.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 11:56:59 AM PST by Girlene
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To: Okieshooter

Nah, looks like someone’s been scuba diving on that lake where everyone’s canoes keep tipping over.


10 posted on 01/27/2013 11:57:18 AM PST by pingman (ust)
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To: Okieshooter

Just blew up the image.
Image quality is crap.
But it has an odd front sight.
And it’s old.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 11:59:28 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: CrazyIvan

Actually third from the right I think is a Mosin Nagant.


12 posted on 01/27/2013 12:09:19 PM PST by Castigar
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To: Darksheare

They wanted only ‘working’ guns. There is no reason that people can’t turn in old rusty pieces of crap that ‘work’ so to speak. Get the money then invest it buying more ammo.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 12:09:36 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Nice of them to specify working guns.
Guess they don’t want to be embarrassed by people turning in inert AT-4 tubes.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 12:10:51 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: marktwain
At the site, there is a photo album link.

Unfortunately, some of the rifles in the police stack have metal butt plates on them. There were probably some good C&R military rifles turned in by Seattle idiots that didn’t know what they had.

15 posted on 01/27/2013 12:42:26 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: CrazyIvan
Yep that does appear to be a Arisaka. My family has one with the Emperor's christathunum intact.

The thing shoots like sh$t because the barrels worn out Still an interesting rifle... ..

16 posted on 01/27/2013 1:22:51 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Darksheare

Looks like a Mossberg 22 cal that I cut my teeth on some half a century ago. Still have it, still accurate as any modern 10/22. Note the forearm, it is hinged to drop down to become a handle.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 2:00:17 PM PST by Vladzred
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To: Vladzred

“Looks like a Mossberg 22...]

Looks like these gun buybacks are like the best city-sponsored “Gun Shows” going these days. People want to sell, and you already know what they are willing to sell them for.

Are the cops razzing any of the private buy-backers?

I’m in the market for some weaponry, so I’ll be keeping my eyes out for any gun buybacks in the greater Cleveland area. City-sponsored gun shows, that’s what I’ll call them!

The law of unintended consequences never cease to amaze me.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 2:17:56 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Bshaw; All

Here are a few recent examples, with links:

Seattle has gun Turn in, Private buyers save guns

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2982411/posts

AZ:Former Senator Offers Better Alternative to Gun Turn In

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2975505/posts

A Reader Reports from the Hartford CT Gun Buyback

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2965697/posts

Cleveland Gun Buyback Program Attracts Buyers Offering Cash for Guns (VIDEO) (OH)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2949475/posts

The Detroit PD Doesn’t Like Competition(MI)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925955/posts

Gun-buying enthusiasts crash firearms ‘turn-in’ event at Memorial Coliseum(OR)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2920297/posts


19 posted on 01/27/2013 7:30:14 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Okieshooter

“The other lever action is actually a single shot .22 as I recall made by Ithaca.”

I think you are right. Growing up that is what I used - easily outshot my friends with their semiautos! Br brother has it now.

I will need to look for the next gun buy-back program and look into this idea. Any way that I can help get these guns out of the hands of ner-do-wells and into the hands of a law abiding citizen!


20 posted on 01/27/2013 11:13:41 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Darksheare

Well it was not a 10-22. It was a winchester Mod 77 in .22 There was a Winchester 94 made in 1949 in .30-30 The Arisaka had all matching numbers and an intact chrysanthemum and the soldiers name painted on the original leather sling. There was a GEW 98 made in 1917 with all matching numbers in excellent condition. The prize (other than the ‘94) was a Colt Police Positive(detective special) made in 1926 in .38S&W. It was carried by a “Railroad Dick” during the thirtys. I saved six weapons and spent US$275 for all.


21 posted on 04/22/2013 10:00:32 AM PDT by msglaigaie
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To: msglaigaie

Great job, and welcome.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 10:07:27 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: msglaigaie

Welcoem to FR.
Any particular reason you resurrected a dead thread from January?


23 posted on 04/22/2013 12:27:28 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare
Cuz they might have been involved.....

But do remember, we did once have a troll (many FR ID's) who claimed to be the subject of every different story....

....so skepticism is always prudent.....

24 posted on 04/22/2013 12:30:08 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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