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Arms Room Update

The differences are only obvious if you, for some reason, have really been paying attention.

Visitors should also note the following caveats:

Periodic Goblin Warning (SM)

As a service to Goblins who are considering Seizing The Arsenal (this excludes LE types: y'all come with a warrant, knock [no no-knocks, please, the front door is expensive], take what the warrant specifies and we'll talk about it in court - just please take care of 'em, you know, periodic cleaning, oiling, etc. They're used to being spoiled like that).

Note to thieves trying to figure out where I live: Once you do that, you've got to get past the living interior and exterior guard, the security system (hint, cutting the phone and cable WON'T help), and finally, if I'm home - me. WonderWife (TM) v3.x is also right handy with the Winchester M97 trench gun. Hardwood floors, so clean-up is easy. I'm a reasonable fellow, if you surrender meekly or run away, that will be fine. Not interested in killing or maiming anyone unless you are dumb enough to attack me or my family.  Plus guys, impressive as it looks, it's not as valuable as you might think - and it would be very hard to move, since you would be flooding the local market. Not to mention the fact that every dealer within a (classified) radius would have a list of serial numbers and descriptions within 24 hours (ain't the internet great?). Oh, yeah - did I mention that robbing licensees is a federal offense? The feds don't go overboard after little stuff, but whacking this collection would likely garner their interest! Plus 'bangers won't like these - the ones that look like they can shoot a lot - can't, and many of them won't work properly if you hold them sideways like they do in the movies.

So, go find an easier target, eh? No - better yet - get a real job that has better fringes.

Periodic Disclaimer for anti-gunners and law enforcement surfers (I don't mind you LE types) Heck, I don't mind the anti-gun types until they start trying to send LE types to take 'em away... here we go with the Periodic Disclaimer (TM):

Everything you ever see in photos here that I own is fully legal to own, federal, state, and local - WHERE I LIVE! Your mileage may vary, such as living in the Borg Collectives of California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, etc. Though ya might be surprised to find out what's legal where you live. I am a licensed collector (which isn't a license to collect, just to receive via the mails without a dealer being involved), and that only applies to curio and relic firearms. Fortunately, that's about all I want to own.


Oooo....evil thought....

You should have an open house event and invite Feinstein, Schumer, Pelosi, Boxer, et. al.

I'd pay six bits to see the video of the horrified looks on their faces!
I should add - Very nice assemblage of very cool toys and nick-nacks. 

CA is "technically" a Class 3 state.  Technically.  But the CADOJ thinks that about the only ones outside of LE who should get them are movie prop houses.  And darned few of them.  We are trying to work on it though.
I can't tell any differences, but then again my eyes mist up every time I see the arms room pics. Truly beautiful.
A few observations:

There appears to be a dried turd on one of the mortar base plates that wasn't there last time I looked.

Leakage of kit from the vault to the outer regions seems to be accelerating, a requirements review and gap analysis is in order.

That Canadian rifle holding thingy is very sweet, much better than odd pieces of 2x4.

The rich dude on the last episode of Family Guns has some catching up to do.

Reminds me of the time I came upon my favorite Platoon Sergeant re-organizing his military tools.
"Geez, Platoon Sergeant," I said, "how many weapons do you carry?"  "One more than anyone knows about" was his reply. 
That "dried turd"' is a hemp carrying handle!
Very nice...  I like the layout of the mortar area in particular.  A few placards and you've got a museum.  (I know, too much hassle.)  Now that they've gone to the M777 you ought to be able to get a smokin' deal on a DEWAT M-198.  :-)

Thanks for the clarification, hemp handle it is.  However, the IG has already rendered his report, so put down 1 each mortar as Non Mission Capable.
Turds, dried or not, do not a mortar unserviceable make!
The words I would use are "More Orderly", even the overflow.
By the way, if you google images for  "Ahmedabad armoury" you will get a photo with the following caption:

An Indian Homeguard serviceman performs a religious ritual over Lee-Enfield service rifles at an armoury during the Hindu festival of Dussehra in Ahmedabad on October 24, 201. Held at the end of the Navratri festival, Dussehra symbolises the victory of good over evil in Hindu mythology.

Can you get someone to bless the armoury?

 Ah. The dreaded letter, I & G. Ivn knows how to play rough.

Even if they are just curios and relics, I likes as it's kewl beyond words.

Nor do cover plate screws for a TOW missle guidance set kept in an attached bag because they vibrate out and get lost render that weapons system NMC.  But try telling that to the IG team. No one expects the Spanish (IG) Inquisition.
The walls seem um... brighter? and the floor seems a bit less scuffulous.
 Nice! The trouble with being a zoomie is that trying to collect our chosen instruments of destruction and fun (read: chick impressing) tends to get a bit expensive...and if you get them into the basement,  it's a bitch getting them out!

Random thought - I've been to a few Airsoft stores that have a wall of weapons, that at first glance, can be really impressive!  Sure they are "toys", but some of the full metal/plastic/wood ones are practically indistinguishable from the real items - and you can rock and roll in your basement or backyard without attracting too much attention...

 Kirk - I have an Airsoft SA-80. It was the only affordable way to go. There's no shame in that.
 Less cat hair?
 Oh, there's plenty of cat hair!!!
 Like Grimmy my guess would be better lighting.
 Nah, it's not the lighting.  Most lighting changes are just me playing with Photoshop.  The actual changes are an added ammo box and some of the rounds in the mortar pic, the cut-away artillery shells in that pic, and the tidying up of the outside-the-vault area.  But that was really just a ruse to post the pics.
Kirk, the parts on some of the Airsoft guns and "Real Action Markers" (.43 cal. paintball guns) are exactly the same as on the firearms.  Interchangeable. 
Yes, Joe - but rarely (in the case of airsoft, anyway) to anything approaching the correct spec, and unless the rules have changed, ATF won't allow in airsoft guns that are "convertible".  They actually got challenged, and lost, IIRC, on a shipment within the last year or so.

Here's something on that - linked video is interesting.