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Old 11-03-2017, 11:28 AM
CounterMeasure CounterMeasure is offline
 
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I won a 03A3 from the CMP auction, setting my reserve really high because I was tired or looking for one I liked and losing out at the last minute. And so I paid a pretty penny for it, but I am happy with the price. The money alone isn't the problem, the wife mixed with the money is, and so I was worried about the conversation when she would first see the rifle.

I was going through it when she got home, and readied myself. She looked at it, and her first question is "what are you doing to that Garand?"

As a good and devoted husband of 20 years, my #1 goal is to make sure my wife is happy. And so as a good husband, I replied "just making sure its ready to go to the ranch this weekend".

She said "ok, let's figure out dinner when you are done", and off she went.


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Old 11-03-2017, 12:16 PM
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Well played, sir!
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:20 PM
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Never make the wife look like a fool. You did well.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:53 PM
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Just being a Texan has always been one step ahead of our Wonderful Brides . Congrats CM .
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:47 PM
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Now try for a Krag.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:52 PM
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I am very fortunate. My wife encourages me to buy more firearms and ammo. She has seen the profits from the sales I have made. And don't flame me, I have only sold one CMP firearm.

My wife has her own Garand and also has a CCP.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:57 PM
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Now try for a Krag.
Nope, not pressing my luck after this one. And she's Puerto Rican, so there is a major downside of "angry boricua" if she figures it out.

My son came home from college for the weekend this evening, saw the 03A3 and explained "Oh! a 1903!". He's a deputy flight commander in AFROTC, and recognized it from the unit's color guard rifles. I explained to him while momma is around, its an existing Garand, and if he wanted the chance to inherit it, he needs to remember that. He said he'd like a nice quiet weekend, so he's going with it.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:01 PM
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I am very fortunate. My wife encourages me to buy more firearms and ammo. She has seen the profits from the sales I have made. And don't flame me, I have only sold one CMP firearm.

My wife has her own Garand and also has a CCP.
My wife also has a permit, and several firearms, but they are all "new" models. Firearms like a Beratta A400, Glock 19, AR-15 and so forth. She's actually enjoyed shooting my .50AE Desert Eagle. If it has wood on it anywhere, she does not want anything to do with it, which is why I think this slipped in under the radar without a second glance.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:49 AM
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Nope, not pressing my luck after this one. And she's Puerto Rican, so there is a major downside of "angry boricua" if she figures it out.

My son came home from college for the weekend this evening, saw the 03A3 and explained "Oh! a 1903!". He's a deputy flight commander in AFROTC, and recognized it from the unit's color guard rifles. I explained to him while momma is around, its an existing Garand, and if he wanted the chance to inherit it, he needs to remember that. He said he'd like a nice quiet weekend, so he's going with it.
LOL!!! An angry "boricua" lady is worse than a banzai charge while being disarmed. The only way to survive is to flee the fight, and there's no way to win it.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:20 AM
Srgt. Hulka Srgt. Hulka is offline
 
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I bought a Mosin a few years back. When my wife saw it, she asked “Where’d you get that gun?” I said, “This? This is an old gun.” She was happy with that answer, and I didn’t lie to her. Technically, it is an old gun.
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