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no shit, Malcolm.
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Remington Arms prepares for bankruptcy; Navajo tribe in talks to buy - source

Remington Arms Co, America’s oldest gun maker, is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection that could come as early as Sunday night and is in advanced talks for a sale to the Navajo Nation, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The Native American tribe is planning to vote to approve the deal as soon as Friday, the source said. The tribe previously had bid for Remington, planning to drop its most controversial semi-automatic rifles, the New York Times has reported.

U.S. retailers have placed restrictions on gun sales after school shootings, hurting manufacturers such as Remington. A Remington Bushmaster rifle was used in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Connecticut in 2012 that killed 20 children and six adults, making it central to debates over gun policy.

The gunmaker has filed for bankruptcy before, in March 2018 after sales faltered and the company had trouble meeting requirements of its lenders.

Remington emerged from bankruptcy the same year, owned by its former creditors, including Franklin Templeton Investments and JPMorgan Asset Management.

The sources cautioned that the timing of the bankruptcy filing could slip, and that the deal with the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the United States, may not come to fruition.

The sale to the tribe would occur through a court-supervised process, the source said, subject to higher and better offers and approval from a judge.
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Witness wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:46 am
Remington Arms prepares for bankruptcy; Navajo tribe in talks to buy - source
https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/ ... buy-source
The irony is delightful.
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The west that won the gun

... no, wait that was colt.
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Prelude to the above

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They call it the beehive.
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If it fires 3 from a single trigger pull, is it legally a full auto?
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ed has the real deal, a 9-shot (for killing cats). :P
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Giz wrote: Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:54 pm If it fires 3 from a single trigger pull, is it legally a full auto?
No. It has to reload and fire with one trigger pull.
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Hotchkiss was an interesting guy. "Merican, went to France when they expressed more interest in his cannon and machine guns than the US. Abandoned wife, took up with a French trollop. Died, left wife fortune. She established the Hotchkiss School in CT.

And for your enjoyment, a picture of my son firing my Hotchkiss Mountain Gun
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Your neighbors must get a kick out of you.
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For some reason they have never complained to me.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:44 pm ed's neighbors are old school Floridians who think he's pretty OK for a Yankee. ;)
They keep telling me something about my lips
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They look purdy?
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Yeah, thats it. What do you think they mean by that? Also they all seem to play the banjo.
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Maybe they like your ethnic pillows? Much purdier than those euro type thin lips.



Banjos just go with whisky drinkin’ and having a good time, right?
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Mega Lulz
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I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere!!!

Seriously ... who is that character in the fake beard. Is there a back story or is that "humor"?
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Coulda been real though so it isn't that funny. Know what I mean?

Wait .... that beard is real?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:15 pm Does ed still check this thread?

Here's one for ed:

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I’m surprised Ed didn’t point out... that’s not a glock.
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Excellent.
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ed, your escaped pet has been found!
Alligator found in the swamps near Wrocław

While the Polish storks have left the country for Africa for the winter, another exotic animal seems to have come to Poland. Strollers near the Oder river in Wrocław reported to have seen an alligator! It is yet unclear how the animal ended up there. The Polish services managed to catch the reptile on Sunday.
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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare (probably Socrates originally)
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I wonder if either actually speak French? It's hard to imagine that much phonetic memorization for a short comedy skit. Or ... where they really speaking French? For all I know it was gibberish.
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I don't know honestly. For all I know it could be faux French. Perhaps Witness would know?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:26 am I don't know honestly. For all I know it could be faux French. Perhaps Witness would know?
Perhaps?!? :x

Yeah, mostly gibberish with some French words thrown in. Both have terrible Murican accents.
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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:22 am It's hard to imagine that much phonetic memorization
Just remembered something: when I lived in France I went to listen to Bach's Matthäus - Passion.The singers certainly weren't German, yet had perfect pronunciation.
(Another fact which struck me at the time was that the unique viola da gamba in the orchestra effortlessly dominated the racket, not a matter of volume but of timbre.)

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Something Ed will not appreciate, the new Ruger wrangler revolver... I expect a ruger revolver to be somewhat manly but this...:

“This model features checkered wood grip panels for a non-slip texture and is topped off with an emasculate Cobalt Cerakote finish, which gives it a cool look.”


Hand in your man card when you buy it. (Maybe that’s just standard wording on 22lr nowadays?)

https://www.classicfirearms.com/ruger-w ... ter-02014/
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Thats a trommel magazine, same one used with an artillery luger.
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The video wouldn’t play so here’s the YT one
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Union: Remington Arms, oldest U.S. gunmaker, terminates 585 employees at birthplace

Almost 600 employees at the Remington Arms plant in Ilion were told Friday that they would be terminated, effective Monday, the local union said.

The Remington Outdoor Company is also refusing to pay severance and accrued vacation benefits, according to a statement from the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), the union that represents the workers.

Remington is obligated to pay severance and vacation benefits under a collective bargaining agreement, UMWA officials said.

Remington is terminating 585 employees, according to UMWA.

Ilion, a small Herkimer County village of 8,000 people, is the birthplace of America's oldest gunmaker, which first started making guns there in 1816.

“This outrageous action by Remington Outdoor company is a slap in the face to the employees who built that company into the best firearms manufacturer in the world,” UMWA International president Cecil E. Roberts, said in a statement.

“UMWA Local Union 717 has already filed a series of grievances under our collective bargaining agreement, and the UMWA International Union is exploring further legal action.”

The sale of the Remington plant in Ilion to Roundhill Group, LLC was approved late last month in federal bankruptcy court as part of the Remington Outdoor Company bankruptcy case, according to court documents.
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I think Smith and Wesson are behind this
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With China money funding it
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More on: The Guns of Star Wars: The Original Trilogy.
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Mauser. Churchill used the same one. They are the most un-ergonomic things you can imagine.
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