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I want a gun.

fgzk 8 August 2011 30

big black gun

Would the 16 guns stolen from a shipping container in Fyshwick be for sale on the black market in Canberra?

The police said they could be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Personally I’d like a big black gun.

How much should I expect to pay? 

Does a gun black market exist in the ACT. Has anyone ever been offered a dodgy gun to buy?

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Postalgeek Postalgeek 1:51 pm 28 Feb 13

poetix said :

astrojax said :

i want a gnu…

An alpaca packs more heat. I know, I have a pair of alpaca socks.

The number of lawless individuals alpacing heat has me very a-lamaed…

poetix poetix 1:31 pm 28 Feb 13

astrojax said :

i want a gnu…

An alpaca packs more heat. I know, I have a pair of alpaca socks.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 1:28 pm 28 Feb 13

bigfeet said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I used to work with someone who had a m60 buried in his backyard but no ammo lol. He seemed to think he could make rounds himself somehow but didn’t because he couldn’t be bothered.

Its a good thing that this firearm is now out of circulation and in the hands of the authorities.

That is assuming you did the right thing and reported it to the police.

But of course you did, anyone who knew this sort of information and didn’t take it to the police would certainly have no right to ever comment on law and order issues on a public forum.

I

oh wow. how is this for a comment on law and order. I did indeed report it to the old woden police station. They said where is your proof, i said i had none besides he was bragging like a tool and provided a picture when we told him he was full of it.

police said we are not going to dig up someones entire yard becuase you say he has a fire arm buried in it unless you can get actual evidence.

i said fair enough and left.

Thumper Thumper 10:39 am 28 Feb 13

astrojax said :

i want a gnu…

You’ll first need a gnu license.

astrojax astrojax 10:20 am 28 Feb 13

i want a gnu…

PBO PBO 9:50 am 28 Feb 13

Thumper said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I used to work with someone who had a m60 buried in his backyard but no ammo lol. He seemed to think he could make rounds himself somehow but didn’t because he couldn’t be bothered.

Ah, the old 60. Glorious days at Holsworthy doing ambushes when the pistol grip fell off.

Runaway gun!

🙂

Happened to me once, fell apart during a nice healthy game of fire and movement and I actually found another retaining pin that someone else had lost on the past, circular karma. I still remember hearing the story of the M60 with the blank firing barrel taking down an F1-11 during some exercise in the past, The bolt on the end apparently came off during a full auto burst and flew into the intake of plane as it did a low sweeping pass. I always thought it was BS, but who knows?

bundah bundah 8:54 am 28 Feb 13

bigfeet said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I used to work with someone who had a m60 buried in his backyard but no ammo lol. He seemed to think he could make rounds himself somehow but didn’t because he couldn’t be bothered.

Its a good thing that this firearm is now out of circulation and in the hands of the authorities.

That is assuming you did the right thing and reported it to the police.

But of course you did, anyone who knew this sort of information and didn’t take it to the police would certainly have no right to ever comment on law and order issues on a public forum.

I

Since when was conscience a precursor to commenting on law and order? 🙂

Alderney Alderney 8:32 am 28 Feb 13

Spiral said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I used to work with someone who had a m60 buried in his backyard but no ammo lol. He seemed to think he could make rounds himself somehow but didn’t because he couldn’t be bothered.

M60 rounds themselves probably wouldn’t be that hard to get hold of. Of course the linking clips may be a problem these days, though I suppose someone could have a go at making them. In the old days you could have picked them up off the ground if you knew where to look.

This is what they should do in the U.S, i.e. ban the ammo.

They still have the right to bear arms, they just can’t get hold of any rounds to use the thing.

Of course, the Second Amendment (and one could argur their Constitution) is so outdated it isn’t funny. For a start, the federal government has a standing army these days. Kind of nullifies the reason for the Second Amendment.

Thumper Thumper 8:28 am 28 Feb 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I used to work with someone who had a m60 buried in his backyard but no ammo lol. He seemed to think he could make rounds himself somehow but didn’t because he couldn’t be bothered.

Ah, the old 60. Glorious days at Holsworthy doing ambushes when the pistol grip fell off.

Runaway gun!

🙂

bigfeet bigfeet 7:00 am 28 Feb 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I used to work with someone who had a m60 buried in his backyard but no ammo lol. He seemed to think he could make rounds himself somehow but didn’t because he couldn’t be bothered.

Its a good thing that this firearm is now out of circulation and in the hands of the authorities.

That is assuming you did the right thing and reported it to the police.

But of course you did, anyone who knew this sort of information and didn’t take it to the police would certainly have no right to ever comment on law and order issues on a public forum.

I

Spiral Spiral 11:36 pm 27 Feb 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

I used to work with someone who had a m60 buried in his backyard but no ammo lol. He seemed to think he could make rounds himself somehow but didn’t because he couldn’t be bothered.

M60 rounds themselves probably wouldn’t be that hard to get hold of. Of course the linking clips may be a problem these days, though I suppose someone could have a go at making them. In the old days you could have picked them up off the ground if you knew where to look.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:52 pm 27 Feb 13

I used to work with someone who had a m60 buried in his backyard but no ammo lol. He seemed to think he could make rounds himself somehow but didn’t because he couldn’t be bothered.

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 7:46 pm 27 Feb 13

I realize this thread is 18 months old but anyway…
About 12 months ago I worked with a security guard who was always bragging that he could get handguns if you wanted them. He claimed that a “clean” piece was about 3K while a “dirty” piece was about $1200. In a brilliant marketing move, he didnt even know if the guns he got were clean or dirty. He just sold you what you wanted and took your money regardless.
He is now dead from a completely unrelated incident ( unrelated to anything gunny or security).

gb12390 gb12390 6:03 pm 27 Feb 13

the big problem you’ll face is ammunition supply, kinda hard to come by if you are unlicensed. Don’t expect to buy any off a licensed shooter either, weirdos like you are the people who give the shooting sports a bad name in this country. Either buy a licensed gun and go through the steps to own, store and operate it legally, or move to the US where noone cares who you are or what you do with your weaponry.

fgzk fgzk 6:53 pm 12 Aug 11

15K is a lot of passion for personal pleasure. I hadn’t realised how expensive “tooling up” could be. I think Thevoiceofchoice,s warning is enough for me to abandon my plan.

Thevoiceofchoice said :

You can get a gun but then risk of having charges laid against you for previous offences commited by that weapon. If you did not do it you will be forced to provide the details of the seller. This will put you into the unfortunate situation of being a “dog” in criminal circles and if the seller is possesion of firearms then you are in an unfortunate position.

Thevoiceofchoice Thevoiceofchoice 3:05 pm 09 Aug 11

You can get a gun but then risk of having charges laid against you for previous offences commited by that weapon. If you did not do it you will be forced to provide the details of the seller. This will put you into the unfortunate situation of being a “dog” in criminal circles and if the seller is possesion of firearms then you are in an unfortunate position.

p1 p1 2:46 pm 09 Aug 11

PBO said :

Who can tell me the difference between being caught with a real gun and being caught with a replica?

I have been told what it was at the ACT registry and in other staes and it seems a little dispropportionate

Can’t say for sure what the difference is if the cops find one in your pocket, but I do know that when it comes to bringing them into the country (personally, or via the post) there is absolutely no difference at all. Which is pretty interesting when you consider the differences between some replica guns and a nerf gun painted matte black.

Katietonia Katietonia 2:22 pm 09 Aug 11

Of course black market guns exist in Canberra. I’ve never been offered but I know other people that have, and have also been caught for owning them.

gospeedygo gospeedygo 9:29 am 09 Aug 11

Disinformation said :

Henry82 said :

plus you can’t really do much with $5k in $2 coins.

That’s about 3000 hours intensive simulated firearms training at Intencity at Belco. Cheaper than ammo and great preparation for the Zombie Apocalypse.

Intencity is gone man IIRC.

PBO PBO 9:23 am 09 Aug 11

Who can tell me the difference between being caught with a real gun and being caught with a replica?

I have been told what it was at the ACT registry and in other staes and it seems a little dispropportionate

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