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    SurplusRifleForum.org and a Rant thrown in for good measure

    Well another great site is going away. What a bummer. The owner/admin for this site is closing down this November. Here comes the rant. As an old guy I appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into a firearm that is made from metal/wood. These days if it isn't black plastic and cheap, then it receives no attention. I'm sick and tired of yet another Glock clone. I'm glad to see the High Power making a come back, also Rock Island's STK100 is interesting with an all aluminum frame. Really glad to see Colt bringing back some classic revolvers. I hope this becomes a trend. I'm so sick of yet another plastic piece of poop. Have to admit I own a few plastic firearms. But they are not favorites. Ok, now I feel better, thanks. Feel free to disagree.

    BTW, this site is for sale... I could find out what he wants... Convert it to a brass trading site. Since the owner/admin here is AWOL.

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    Well, the fat lady, holding a Mauser, hasn't sung yet regarding that site, nor has she sent a last round downrange.
    Note: You may recognize my handle there, as well.
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEP View Post
    Well, the fat lady, holding a Mauser, hasn't sung yet regarding that site, nor has she sent a last round downrange.
    Note: You may recognize my handle there, as well.
    From the owner, listed on the home page:

    "Forum members: the hosting for the board ends on 6/1/2023 and the domain name registration ends on 11/11/2022

    I've run the hosting/registration/software side of the forums, alone, for the last five years and with no one to step up and help. The wonderful team of active moderators have kept up the day to day running, and for them I am extremely thankful. I'm going to let the forum go gracefully if no one wants it. I'd rather see it go quietly instead of fight to keep it breathing another five years.

    If you have a vested interest in keeping the content or keeping this forum running, and would like to make an offer to purchase it, please reach out to me, otherwise I will be letting the forum go when the hosting runs down."

    ***Actually, when the domain name runs out, the site will no longer exist. There will be no way to reach this site, whether the hosting systems are up and running or not... ***

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    Understood, however a new owner can step up & continue it. Hosting & registration can be continued, but the current owner is stepping back. Are you interested?
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    I wonder what it would cost to take over the site.

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    I've considered it, myself. Waiting for a reply from the current site owner.
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    Probably the right move.

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    I've been waiting for a reply for weeks...

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    You are the best.

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    Got a reply-anyone else get it?
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    Have we heard anymore on this?

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    Back to the top

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    Here we go again.

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    Here's the reply I got:
    "It's probably going to be something along the lines of $800 for another couple years of hosting, and another $100 for the domain renewal for a handful of years.

    But basically I would sell them the domain name/transfer the account over to them as it currently stands and they can be concerned about that later.

    As far as an offer to take over the site right now, the last site I sold was for well over $15k, this one I would consider selling for a lot less. I've put years of work into it, as well as my own money, so I'm basically just trying to break even on the money I've invested. First person to come to me with an offer that does that, gets it. IN terms of a dollar amount, I'd like for them to decide what they think they should offer and then we can negotiate further."
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    I received the same exact reply. I think he has cut and pasted to avoid retyping replies. I don't blame him.

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    I replied a couple weeks ago, but no reply, yet. In essence I made the point of just continuing the site, but not purchasing it (as he hinted at) due to little or no income being generated.
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    Sight has been disabled by the owner. Let it die quietly, I guess.
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEP View Post
    Sight has been disabled by the owner. Let it die quietly, I guess.
    The lights have been turned off and the door has been closed. There was a time when this site was a vibrant place... I've always loved holding a piece of history. Taking it to the range, even more. Times have changed. Has to be some black plastic firearm now...

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    I think we all love the old firearms, my collection is about 50/50 with modern and C&R guns.

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    My collection is over 95% milsurps. It may be noted in my sig line what I have. If the current owner isn't willing to let us continue, as is, without looking for a huge profit, so be it.
    Load and shoot: 6.5mm (Dutch, Jap., Carcano, Swede), 7x57, 7.35 Carcano, 7.5mm (Mas, Swiss), 303 British, 7.65x53, 7.7 Jap, 7.62x51, 30-06, 8x50R & 8x52R Siamese, 30-40 Krag, 8x57, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, 8x 56R, 30 Carbine, 450/577 Martini, 300 Win Mag, 45 LC.

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