Home Fun and Games Gun Meme of the Day: Thanks Brandon Edition Fun and Games Gun Meme of the Day: Thanks Brandon Edition By Jeremy S. - July 21, 2022 40 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ LGB? ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gun Meme of the Day: One Last Christmas Meme for 2023 Gun Meme of the Day: Die Hard Edition Gun Meme of the Day: That’s Fascinating Edition 40 COMMENTS Bakelite?!? Don’t believe I have run across any Bakelite mags at any price…$5 or more. Seems they would be heavy and brittle. I’ll stick with aluminum, steel and co-polymer. Found a box of Wildcat .22’s in the door of the safe. Marked $0.56 from Furr’s Supermarket in El Paso from the mid-70’s. They are going downrange (hopefully) next week. Reply They’re likely worth a Hell of a lot more to some collector of antique firearms and ammo. People will pay ridiculous amounts of $$$$ for old ammo boxes. Even more if they have the original ammo in them. Reply actually bakelite mags were very strong and worked very well. bakelite is the same substance use to make the old black telephones. much like the material pool balls are made of. and are certainly stronger than a lot of the polymer mags today. originally issued with fn-fals etc. Reply I remember a couple years ago when Samson came out with their new-retro folding stock for the Ruger Mini that one of the few changes they made was to replace the Bakelite grip with a polymer one, with the excuse that the Bakelite ones were a weak point in the design prone to failure. Just a marketing line? Or a different type of Bakelite? Or perhaps Bakelite is better for mags while modern polymer is better for grips? Reply donny cherries dad broke a black rotary at&t phone over donnie’s head. stuff ain’t that tough. brittles with age. True, but also a bit more brittle than modern polymer. For myself, bake’s are for show, metal & poly for hard go. Reply Red bakelite AK mags are really expensive. Reply True. Bakelite 45s are worth a good penny too. I remember selling a couple I had for what I thought was a fair price a few years back and I immediately snatched up something like 4 polymer 30rd Soviet block mags with the profit off each 45. Reply You’re obviously not an AK guy. Reply Any day now a guy will start 3D printing copies of the Bakelite mags. Reply I tried that with American Silver Eagles. Didn’t work. Reply the eagles are to preserve wealth long term … not make a fast buck. done right … works beautifully. Reply The Mosin Crate says he has a time machine for people who want yesteryears prices. https://www.themosincrate.com/time-machine-rental Reply I shoot at yesterday’s prices. It is called the “I backed up the truck during the Trump years and paid rock bottom prices for a ton of ammo to last me several years” method. Now ammo is still at least double what I paid, down from quadruple last year. I have friends and family who are happy they have 500 rounds total, and refuse to train because it’s all they have. Reply Is this bragging, failing to see the conundrum or some sort of mix? Reply A little bit of both, with a spritz of “next time the political winds are in our favor and there’s an opportunity to buy, I recommend you do it”. Because when I advised those in my circle to buy back then, they didn’t. Now they’ve asked me more than once if I can please spare some of mine. You need a few things here, but the priority should a better circle. AK guy problems….wouldn’t trade them for AR guy problems like the store being out of tampons. Reply *Snickers rising into a crescendo of hearty guffaws Real note, have an actual Radom 80% for a 100% Radom build I need to get started on, because FJB. Reply The Moisincrate Lhati 20 mm rifle. $995 Sigh. Reply No, it was 99$ LOL And <$1 a round Reply I love that thing. So well made. The weird bipod skis. The big cartridge. I started to help a guy I knew build up lower cost ammo. The idea was to use cast lead bullets, adapt 209 primers, and load with pyrodex. But we didn’t get far as he had a lot of trepidation. Reply Ask the buyer: which decade? And learn the economics of supply and demand equilibrium. Reply bakelite mags? crappy 1910 plastic? never heard of one. Reply actually bakelite mags were very strong and worked very well. bakelite is the same substance use to make the old black telephones. much like the material pool balls are made of. Reply Bulgarian or Russian poly mags are my preference, but bakelite is actually awesome. I haven’t run one over though to test it’s durability. I did run over a full Bulgarian poly mag once by accident and it still works fine. Plus bakelite 45 round mags are sexy. Reply My buddy has bakelite radios worth THOUSANDS. DUH… Reply I’ve got some .22LR UK Service issue dating back to 1968, some copper coated at GB10.00 $US1.20 a round. Any takers? Buy one get one free ! O bloody K buy one get > TWO free. Sod it half a box for a dollar! Reply Poor Albert, he tries to be funny. Reply looks ain’t everything. Reply Bakelite magazines were made 1965-1968, there were not actually bakelite but rather a material call ‘AG-4S’ that is a glass fiber reinforced thermoset phenol-formaldehyde resin. This material is similar to Bakelite in strength and has a similar appearance, and that’s the reason they are referred to as bakelite magazines. Reply @Albert L J Hall “I’ve got some .22LR UK Service issue dating back to 1968, some copper coated at GB10.00 $US1.20 a round. Any takers? Buy one get one free ! O bloody K buy one get > TWO free. Sod it half a box for a dollar!” So you have UK Service issue ammunition (UK government property) and now you are offering to illegally sell it and offering to illegally export or supply it. Reply Sounds like a crime against the crown to me. Isn’t that why the royalist bas tards had “draw and quarter”? Reply It would be illegal. Except that he lives in Ohio and he’s never had any UK ammo to sell. Reply So all them stories about being a Royal Marine in the AirForce Navy Amory operating under cover in the night operationally training future 007 spys is a lie? Ahh man say it ain’t so. Reply Don’t be silly… it was the UK Cadet Army Infantry Air Force armorer small arms instructor tactical expert Royal Marines Navy corps. ‘Cause you know, the UK military has such people that don’t know the difference between a semi-auto rifle and a single shot bolt action rifle and the difference between proportional force and deadly force. headmistress. Armslist is crap. The listings have been overrun by brassmongers rather than honest people looking to sell, trade, and buy guns. And you have to pay to list. As if getting asked “how low can you go” isn’t bad enough. Reply i’d go ten bucks a year. had fun for a long time. haven’t been on since subscription. Reply There’s a stink now because British SAS in Afghanistan are accused of not being gentle enough with the enemy. You know, those kindly head chopper guys? Apparently they were applying police type rules such as not firing into fleeing enemy even if he had entered your camp. Very absurd. I feel very bad for the accused soldiers who were applying common sense by eliminating a vile enemy. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.