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historydigger said:
Ferdinand ritter von Mannlicher who'll always be connected with Steyr has his 160th birthday on January 30th. To celebrate some of us will have a get together at Schroeder's Cafe in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, January 26 at 6:00pm.
Those who's like to attend may RVSP me at [email protected]
Wish I could join you, but San Fran's a bit far to go for supper. Lift one for me! :beer:

I did a little historical research recently on Ferdinand Mannlicher: Austria's John M. Browning. Remarkable man that more Americans need to know. :mrgreen:
 

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Well there you go. I go out to Cali for about a couple weeks, drop by San Fransicko, visit MrBoma when I was there and still miss something. I can say without a doubt, I won't be able to see ya there, but wish you all the best and my thoughts and joy will be with you all. Contact MrBoma, he should be able to make the trip.

Take care,
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Just ran across this article from Guns magazine, August 2004, on Mannlicher's 1895 rifle design.
Born in 1848, Mannlicher was a mechanical genius. During his long career at the Steyr Works spanning that fertile period when black powder gave way to smokeless, he is credited with the design of over 150 models of repeating and automatic military firearms adopted by numerous European countries.

Working as he did on advanced designs in the last quarter of the 19th century, Mannlicher was not influenced by previous models. There were none. Consequently, his designs are refreshingly original. From an engineering viewpoint, many of his mechanical solutions have been recognized as precursors to later designs as modern as the BAR, the Browning machine gun, M1 rifle and M1 carbine.

Some have gone so far as to say most of the small arms designs of the 20th Century reflect, in some way, individual mechanical principles Mannlicher incorporated into his numerous models.

Imagine fielding a light machine gun with a Bren-type feed system in 1885, or a semiautomatic, clip fed rifle in 1893 utilizing a "hesitation lock" that was to reappear as the "Blish lock" in the Thompson submachine gun, or a gas operated, semiautomatic rifle in 1895 incorporating many of the fundamental mechanical features of the Garand. Mannlicher did it, but in surplus circles, the rifle most often carrying his name today is the Osterreichisches Repetier-Gewehr M.95.
I'll be adding some of this info to my Mannlicher bio page. :mrgreen:
 

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midtnshooter said:
I am working on my website (LGSTO.com) and would love to add your research to it. If you allow me to copy/paste, I will give you full credit with a full parade of college cheerleaders leading the way.

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MTS,
I hereby grant my global permission for you to copy and paste to your heart's content. I can't stop people from stealing from my site anyway, but credit is always appreciated. And don't forget to give the "full parade of college cheerleaders" my home address. :mrgreen:

Speaking of "stealing" names, I think I found out who the "other John Myers" is who bought my former johnmyers.com domain name. The new registrar owner is a John Myers in London, England, and this particular John Myers is a London rocker who just signed his first big recording contract: 1 + 1 = http://www.johnmyers.co.uk/? And I shouldn't accuse him of stealing. He paid well for it and I've got the new pistols to prove it. :mrgreen:

Maybe there's a wealthy John W. Myers out there who'd like to buy my new domain name?
 

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Anyone want to buy LGSTO ? Physc, I was pretty lucky to get such a short address and something like Let God Sort Them Out might be something someone would eventually like to buy. Maybe I can buy me an AR with it.

Thanks for the hard work. A copying and a pasting I will go :v

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MTS, Hold off on stealing the Mannlicher page at least until later today. I've got some new copy I want to add and it's the very next thing on my to-do list. When I get a round tuit. :mrgreen:

Today, I promise! :bs:
PS. OK, MTS, I finally found that round tuit! Ferdinand Mannlicher page is updated, proofed and ready for primetime: http://www.johnwmyers.com/mannlicher.html. Steal away. :mrgreen:
 

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Netfotoj said:
MTS, Hold off on stealing the Mannlicher page at least until later today. I've got some new copy I want to add and it's the very next thing on my to-do list. When I get a round tuit. :mrgreen:

Today, I promise! :bs:
PS. OK, MTS, I finally found that round tuit! Ferdinand Mannlicher page is updated, proofed and ready for primetime: http://www.johnwmyers.com/mannlicher.html. Steal away. :mrgreen:
I like how you told me to wait before I steal it. :D

Thanks,
MTS
 
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