While reading the Classified Ads ......


December 18, 2003, 10:02 PM

I have taken up lately reading the classified ads looking for some guns to add to my collection/safe. Needless to say the big papers around here do not carry gun ads (Wash. Post and Balt. Sun. Go figure), so I am regularly checking my smaller daily county paper.
Today's paper had the following gun listed:

For Sale: Mussel Loader .50 cal

Now I know why the oysters are so hard to find.


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December 18, 2003, 10:09 PM
I often wonder when I see typos in adds like that;
is the typo from the person entering it into the computer, or are they just copying the typo of the seller?

Prolly some of each.

December 18, 2003, 10:10 PM
Hmm. Never seen a .50 caliber mussel before.

December 18, 2003, 10:11 PM
Some papers let you phone in your ad. That's always good for some mixups.

December 18, 2003, 10:14 PM
Never seen a .50 caliber mussel before.
They use "mussel shells" for ammo.:p

(we find them in the river up here ... :) )

December 19, 2003, 08:42 AM
I bet that costs a few clams.

December 19, 2003, 08:46 AM
Depends on what you're willing to shell out! :cool: A real pearl, eh?

December 19, 2003, 09:09 AM
It's a plea for help; don't be shellfish. :D

TFL Survivor

December 19, 2003, 09:16 AM
It takes some serious mussels to load a tight .50 patched roundball with a patch that's too thick...

December 19, 2003, 09:46 AM
That's one of them dangerous snapper rifles I heard about from VPC! You can shoot a boat out of the water a mile away with one of those! Only a TERRORIST would want one! :what:

But I might buy one just for the ....

(yeah, you knew it was coming)



December 19, 2003, 09:54 AM
I wonder if it comes with a mother-of-pearl stock?

December 19, 2003, 10:35 AM
Sounds like a whale of a deal.

December 19, 2003, 10:50 AM
Hey guys could I sponge one off of you?
Ah , I don’t want to leach of ya like a bass hole.

December 19, 2003, 11:07 AM
I wonder if any sharks were surfing the want ads looking for a bargain like that? It sounds like a fishy deal to me:)

December 19, 2003, 11:19 AM
In the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette I see "Grand" rifles for sale for as little as $550 or $600.

That's something, to get a grand worth of rifle for about half price.

Or maybe, those rifles just aren't that grand after all.


December 19, 2003, 11:27 AM
Oh my ... this thread is like, so ... Off-Tropic


December 19, 2003, 01:32 PM
They say a pun is the lowest form of humor.....

....maybe that's why I enjoy it so much. :D :neener:

December 19, 2003, 01:54 PM
:banghead: This topic is painful. I think I'm gonna go take a couple of aspirins now.

Cod we please move on to some fin else now? :D

cracked butt
December 19, 2003, 02:14 PM
I've seen some rifles snuck under the radar in the local paper posted under sporting goods.

ATV for sale:
3006 exhaust
semiautomatic transmission
Remington decals on fenders
call for price

December 19, 2003, 04:00 PM
Don't be so crabby. Dig up the clams, or we'll send you to sleep with the fishes.

Navy joe
December 19, 2003, 04:23 PM
7.62x54 Tokarov pistol for sale. Ow, that's gonna hurt. Nicely enough the chap only wanted 300 bucks for it.

Rare .50AE Gold Desert Eagle, $2500

Actual ad snippets from my area.

Larry Ashcraft
December 19, 2003, 04:38 PM
This one was in our paper a while back...

Remington rifle, 3 out 6

December 19, 2003, 07:56 PM
I've seen thirty-alt-sixes equipped with Loop Hole scopes advertised, too.

December 19, 2003, 08:57 PM
More than once I have seen .308 Mousers for sale in my local fish wrap. Frankly, I find the .308 to be a bit overkill for mice - it ruins the meat.

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