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Gun buyers score at auction with on-target bids
Houston Chronicle ^ | January 19, 2013 | Ryan Rockett

Posted on 01/21/2013 4:47:00 AM PST by humblegunner

After already successfully bidding on a few weapons, Saul Silva was ready to call it a day when spontaneity struck. Caught in the moment, he spent $300 on what he called a "conversation piece" - a M72A3 antitank rocket-launcher.

"I mean, who else has this?" Silva said, cradling the launcher as another thought sprang to mind: "My wife's probably gonna kill me."

The launcher was one of more than 100 firearms auctioned off from the private collection of Bill James, founder of The Arms Room in League City. The auction, mostly firearms and weapon accessories, included 19th-century rifles, swords, and even a sneaker autographed by Yao Ming.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: auction; banglist; guns
What? No background checks?

Oh, the humanity!

What if some lunatic got hold of Yao Ming's shoe?

1 posted on 01/21/2013 4:47:08 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Hello, Mr Silva. We're from ATF and we just have a few questions...


2 posted on 01/21/2013 5:01:13 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: humblegunner

$300 for an empty fiberglass tube?


3 posted on 01/21/2013 5:15:43 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: humblegunner
cradling the launcher as another thought sprang to mind: "My wife's probably gonna kill me."

Either that or it'll end up as an extension on your gutter downspout........

4 posted on 01/21/2013 5:24:02 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: R. Scott

I’m thinking of getting some PVC and OD green paint from the local big box store and going into business... Even if i only get $100 for a replica, probably 95% profit margin....


5 posted on 01/21/2013 5:25:16 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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6 posted on 01/21/2013 5:43:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Sounds like a good plan to get money from the ignorant.


7 posted on 01/21/2013 3:43:20 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Sounds like a good plan to get money from the ignorant.


8 posted on 01/21/2013 3:43:20 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Stick some paste-on plastic fins on a big beer or wine bottle and sell 'em as Gen-U-Ine NVA B-40 rocket!
9 posted on 01/22/2013 5:31:55 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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