A Legendary gun dealer died today

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Re: A Legendary gun dealer died today

Post by arctictom » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:31 am

I love people with character, sounds like he was one.
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Re: A Legendary gun dealer died today

Post by mekender » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:59 am

arctictom wrote:I love people with character, sounds like he was one.
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thanks chris, that made me smile... which from the sounds of the guy, that is exactly what he would have wanted :D
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Re: A Legendary gun dealer died today

Post by Rod » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:42 pm

Marty really was a legend... for both good and bad reasons. As a business owner he was a disaster. Marty was, to put it gently, nuts. He mostly hired fellow nutjobs and malcontents to work there.
And that's why he hired you? Seriously, the world has too few "characters" any more. They're not allowed by the modern world.
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Re: A Legendary gun dealer died today

Post by Rumpshot » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:16 pm

Rod wrote:
Marty really was a legend... for both good and bad reasons. As a business owner he was a disaster. Marty was, to put it gently, nuts. He mostly hired fellow nutjobs and malcontents to work there.
And that's why he hired you? Seriously, the world has too few "characters" any more. They're not allowed by the modern world.
Dang Rod, you beat me to the keyboard with the nutjobs and malcontents and Chris' employment!!! :lol:

As for the "characters" comment, I really believe we have a collection of them right here on this forum. Rod, Chris, Rumpshot..... Probably too many to list.
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Re: A Legendary gun dealer died today

Post by Dedicated_Dad » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:43 pm

Also made me smile, then made me sad - both that I was never blessed to know this man, and that the world is poorer by one more of a dying breed.

God help us...

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Re: A Legendary gun dealer died today

Post by First Shirt » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:03 pm

The world is rapidly running out of places for these "round pegs in square holes" to hang out and practice their eccentricity. It's loosing a lot of it's color in the process.

I've known several characters like that. Wish I'd known this one.
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Re: A Legendary gun dealer died today

Post by SeekHer » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:42 am

Marty Mandel (Baruch HaShem) rest with your loved ones!

I was privileged to be one of the other members of this forum to have purchased a fair number of firearms from the above and don't think I was scalped too badly on any of them, as they were available there but nowhere else...

I asked him once why with all the hoopla of the time, late 1970s, he didn't carry a custom worked 1911? His reply, "I want something that works" so he carried a SIG/Sauer...

I loved going into the store and marveling at his display prowess...Like Chris said, Swarovski next to Swift, Hammerli target pistols next to Sat. Night Specials, shotguns with rimfires, etc...

Marty, you were a mensch, a Zionist but most of all a classic—Rest Well!
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