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If it wasn't for bad luck...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by inclinebench, May 24, 2011.

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  1. inclinebench

    inclinebench Member

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    I have come for moral support today. Last month I sent off for my C&R license. I have had visions of K31s and Mausers in my head ever since. Every night I come home from work and check the mail hoping that my C&R license will be waiting for me. Last night I found that I have to replace the radiator on my sedan, then got home to find my C&R waiting for me. K31 and Mausers will have to wait.

    On a lighter note, I will take the old radiator out to my range as a target for the time being.
     
  2. dodgensince74

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    after you shoot it up, take it to a recycle place so you can get a little $$ for ammo or a down payment on another rifle:D
     
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    Most radiators used over the last 15 years are aluminum and plastic, and only worth about $5-$8 in scrap. Unless you drive by a metals recycler anyway, it likely isn't worth the time and fuel.

    To the OP; what year and model? I don't know if you were planning to have it done at a shop or not, but most radiators are fairly easy to replace, and you'll save enough to pay for that K-31. A shop is going to mark the part up 60-100% over their cost and then $80-$100/hr in most places.
     
  4. inclinebench

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    If I had the time, I would replace it myself, but I need the car by the weekend, as I am going with the family on a little beach weekend trip, but have to return before wife and kids. So I need the car by then. I also work full time so my free hours are limited anyway. The shop is owned bya friend, and they do good work at a fair price, so while I hate to spend the cash, I think this is my only option right now.

    I will just have to put off the rifles for a couple of months. I just wont buy a gun if I dont have the cash on hand. I try to avoid debt where I can.
     
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    Wisdom in those words that not everyone follows. Good for you.
     
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    I have never owned a credit card yet. The only problem I encountered was trying to rent a car at the airport after flying cross country 15 years ago.
    + a lot for not spending beyond your means. I find it makes you appreciate what you have already all that much more. Gun purchases are the really good things as of late I am saving for and realizing reward.
     
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