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Cool find...in my garage!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by DFW1911, Mar 27, 2009.

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  1. DFW1911

    DFW1911 Member

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    I was doing one of everbody's favorite chores - cleaning out the garage - when I came a cross a knife that hasn't seen the light of day in years: a Cold Steel SRK!

    I completely forgot I even had this thing. My brother gave it to me years ago when he "de-weaponized" his house when the kids were born.

    It's in new condition.

    I realize it's not like hitting the lotto or getting some high-dollar knife, but it sure made cleaning the garage worth while.

    Now, let me get to work on the attic...

    Take care,
    DFW1911
     
  2. X-Rap

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    A buddy of mines mom was cleaning her garage and found a stack of M14 mags that have been there for over 30 yrs. He doesn't have a M1A but I do:D. Made a sweet deal on those, told him to have her keep cleaning and the gun might even turn up.
     
  3. TMM

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    finds like that are why i love looking through Grampa's attic... several years ago i found a couple bricks of .22's, case and a half of 20 gauge, case of .38....

    My aunt has also found some collectibles up there that she ebay'd for her folks at a good profit...

    unfortunately i am aware of all the stuff i own. i look forward to the day where i can find something that i forgot all about...

    TMM
     
  4. Ghost Tracker

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    I, too. have only recently reclaimed ownership of my garage back from the wasteland of Christmas Decorations & out-grown Mountian Bikes. I found a 60's vintage Daisy Model 99 Champion (Competition BB Gun). I'm hoping to uncover a Dino Ferrari of the same year!

    The CS SRK is a great garage-find, I dare you to outlive it!
     
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    I guess garages are where old Daisy rifles go to hide. But it's funny, they never seem to die! Mine's (gulp!) 40 years old now. Still shoots where it's aimed. I wish my body was holding-up as well...:D
     
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    I have one of those too, I keep it racked up next to my real rifles.
    I rarely use it though (that may change the way prices keep going up on ammo).

    It is a relic of my childhood.
    I shot my brother with it once, he was hiding behind a post I shot at...
     
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    We had a tree take out about half our house during hurricane Ike, and about a month ago while the crew was rebuilding the roof, ceiling, etc, one of them was taking out the remains of the ceiling, and a BB pistol fell down with the chunks of the ceiling. It apparently hit the floor pointing directly at the site supervisor, giving him one heck of a scare :eek:
    All we can figure is that a previous owner of the house hid it in the attic insulation at some point, and it sat there for 20+ years.
     
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    Found a Daisy on my screen porch last week. Our Red dog pulled a siding panel loose and there it was, rusty, dusty, and battered. It's the kind that came with a fake plastic scope that has long since broken off, so it has no rear sights. It still works, of course.

    And, of course, it was still loaded.
     
  10. DFW1911

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    I shot my brother when he was hiding behind this huge brick planting "box" we had.

    He didn't know it but I had managed to get onto the second floor balcony. While he was scanning the area for me he felt the unmistakable sting of a one-pump shot...right in his back.

    My plan, which I thought was just brilliant, did have one flaw: he returned fire with a semi-auto Crosman pistol, sending me scrambling for cover, of which there was precious little. I was hit a time or two (or more).

    Every battle thereafter I, too, was armed with my Crosman SA!

    I need to get back to the garage and see what other treasures are just waiting to be discovered.

    Thanks y'all,
    DFW1911
     
  11. KenWP

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    Well so far in my life I have found a Browning 22 auto in one old house that I still shoot 35 years later and it was made in 1914 and in and other old house I found a 22 single shot Cooey rifle and a Stevens Favorite in 25 Stevens. I have to keep looking I guess for a pellet gun.
     
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    Quick update: the Cold Steel knife I found is incredible. It has a great grip, fantastic edge and in flawless condition. The construction appears to be durable.

    I'm thinking of a new business: I'll clean out your garage, free of charge, provided I get to keep some of the better finds!

    Thanks,
    DFW1911
     
  13. hso

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    A buddy of mine's mother was cleaning her garage and found a Root beer face 1969 Rolex GMT Master and a 70 series Colt buried in a box of things of his. He's keeping the Colt and selling the Rolex since his mom needs a new car. Lucky find.
     
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    You have a keeper. If it is as old as you indicated, it is a SRK manufactured for Cold Steel by, the now defunct, Camillus Cutlery.

    These American made SRKs, and Recon Tantos, are in demand because of the "proprietary" Carbon V steel used; and, just because they are probably the last USA made Cold Steel knives.

    Modern SRKs & Recon Tantos are manufactured in Japan, using AUS-8A stainless steel, and are of good quality also.
     
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