your favorite gun-related misspellings


max popenker
May 27, 2004, 02:09 AM
my No.1 is "Rugar Beercat" - the ultmate beer can blaster, i suppose :cool:

No.2 would be then "Baretta pistol", the "light nine'ty" hand cannon ;)

So, what's your fav's?

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May 27, 2004, 02:50 AM
:D My favorite kinda-sorta gun related was a post from someone looking for "a good marital arts school."


Dew knot trussed yore spill cheque or two fined olive yore missed aches.

Travis McGee
May 27, 2004, 03:11 AM
I love when stupid blissninny reporters mix up calibers and mm. Such as "the alleged robber carried a 45 millimeter pistol."

May 27, 2004, 05:49 AM
45 millimeter pistol
I bet it has one hell of a kick.

May 27, 2004, 06:05 AM
M1 Grand

May 27, 2004, 06:59 AM
Muzzle break - I can't stand broken muzzles.

May 27, 2004, 07:06 AM
A salt rifle!:evil: :evil: :evil:

Dave Markowitz
May 27, 2004, 08:09 AM
Bushamster. It's an assault rodent. :)

lee n. field
May 27, 2004, 08:18 AM
Well, I had a spell checker once insist that "Makarov" should be "makaroon".

May 27, 2004, 08:25 AM
Clips vs. magazines.
Bullets do not go into guns. Cartridges go into guns, bullets come out of guns along with a big boom, a bit of a flash and the casing...
Ditto the inability for bliss-ninnies to figure out metric and caliber. I have seen the .9 mm in print (Boston Globe)...seems a bit small for my tastes.
Cop Killer bullets seem to be both hollow point and armor piercing at the same time(!)

Brian Williams
May 27, 2004, 08:30 AM
Them partridge front sights, kind of hard to see with all of the feathers, and the white stuff all over the barrel really ruins the finish.

Patridge, not partridge the bird.

Brian D.
May 27, 2004, 08:41 AM
The local "Trader Mart" type paper often shows "Smith & Western" revolvers for sale. However, I'd imagine the folks selling the goods are the culprits, and the Trader Mart employees are just printing the ad as it was given to them.

El Tejon
May 27, 2004, 08:47 AM
Brian, you forgot "pre band" firearms!:D

May 27, 2004, 09:04 AM
Oh yes, those local trader papers are great. Around here we have the IWANNA, which commonly prints mistakes in nomenclature, brand names, calibers and whatnot. I can only assume most mistakes occur during the transition from Emailed or phoned in ad requests to print, as I doubt the actual seller is capable of some of the errors I've caught.

Though the mistakes are numerous, I really liked the "Roguer standless ranch" rifle a few years back, or the "Israeli made U21" and "Enfield with polymer stick" in a local paper last year. I'd really love to have one of those u21's, but I can't seem to find any... must have been one-of-a-kind.

:( I always seem to miss the good deals.

Zach S
May 27, 2004, 09:27 AM
Some ppl have bad handwriting, not to mention the amount of ads that IWANNA does weekly, it wouldnt surprise me if they dont double-check anything but the phone number, if that.

I love how they list their policy of not listing "assualt weapons" or pre-ban guns, at the beginning of the section, especially when half the rifle ads are for EBRs.

May 27, 2004, 09:50 AM
don't forget the Metal Detector Invisible Glocks;)
That one still cracks me up...:D

May 27, 2004, 10:37 AM
I like the .12 Guage discussed recently. That would be a cannonball right?

May 27, 2004, 11:07 AM

Oozies... :rolleyes:

(yes, its from the MMM this year, Source (

May 27, 2004, 11:32 AM
you favorite gun-related misspellings

I'll start with that one.:D

May 27, 2004, 11:34 AM
They don't call it the Million Moron March for nothing... :rolleyes:

bullets come out of guns along with a big boom, a bit of a flash and the casing...

If that's a revolver, you'd better HOPE the casing doesn't come out! :what:


May 27, 2004, 12:32 PM
M1 Grand :rolleyes:

Joshua Hutchison
May 27, 2004, 12:39 PM
a " .20 gauge" :D

Black Majik
May 27, 2004, 01:58 PM
I'll admit something... be nice though! :p

When I was a kid I thought it was Sig Saucer :o

Then I noticed a lil' later in the years that there was no "c" in Sig Sauer

May 27, 2004, 02:57 PM
I've once seen a Cult 1911.

Cult, yeah, you're telling me!

May 27, 2004, 03:04 PM
Well it's kind of PG-13 rated but the local trading post listed a Man Licker Carbine for sale. I found out your co-workers look at you funny when you start laughing while reading for sale adds.

Lane Mullins
May 27, 2004, 03:14 PM
Man Licker---That's the funniest thing I've ever heard- I'm gonna get fired if I don't stop laughing so hard!

Bullet Bob
May 27, 2004, 03:29 PM
"has some WARE at the muzzle" (for "wear").

And, "this is my favorite gun SIGHT", when they're talking about a computer forum (site).

May 27, 2004, 04:37 PM
Funniest one I ever saw was for a S&W Model 29-2 with 8.3/8" barrel, listed for $400, with the comment "needs repairs". When I clicked on the attached picture, it had had a monstrous kB!, obviously with a double-charged case or something, and the cylinder was in five pieces, the topstrap was torn off the front of the frame, the barrel had drooped significantly...

:D :D :D

May 27, 2004, 04:42 PM
From an auction on GunBroker- "...lever action sattle ring carbing".

Took a good ten minutes to decypher that one.

May 27, 2004, 06:13 PM
During the DC Sniper thing there was a TV "journilist" who said the velocity of the .223 was over 1000 cubic feet per second

May 27, 2004, 08:22 PM

Whoa! A whole new area of physics to study!

Or would that be fizicks?


Reporters - the weakest link.

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