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Greetings IFGians!

Post by Ambi » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:54 pm

Sincere thanks to Forum administrators for letting me in. My acquaintance with guns was limited to watching my grandfather clean his Webley Scott pistol long time back. My all consuming desire to own a pistol from that time is still unfulfilled. IFG is the next best thing. Looking forward to an interesting and instructive experience.

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Post by timmy » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:25 pm

Welcome, Ambi, to our group. We hope that these forums will not only be the next best thing for your firearm experience, but will also serve as a stepping stone to fulfill that desire of yours.
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Post by Ambi » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:35 pm

thanks a lot timmy sir.

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Post by Vikram » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:19 pm

Welcome to IFG!
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Post by Ambi » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:56 pm

thank yo Vikram sir. Feeling at home already!

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Post by Prabhath » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:37 pm

Welcome aboard.

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Post by mundaire » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:02 pm

Welcome aboard Ambi, wondering if your username is inspired by that iconic car made by Hindustan Motors, the Ambassador, fondly called the "Ambi" or "Amby"? :)

I think those of us, above a certain age, would have many memories associated with that car.

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Re: Greetings IFGians!

Post by Ambi » Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:34 am

Thank you prabhath ji.
Thank you mundaire ji.
'ambi' is the pet name for the last child, if male, in Tamil. Owning an Amby was, of course, the proof of success in one' life.

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Post by Martin Clarke » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:33 am

Welcome to this wonderful forum Ambi.
There is a lot to learn from experienced people here.
Cheers!

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Post by Peacefulguns » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:38 pm

Welcome aboard.

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Post by thesinfulsaint » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:57 pm

Welcome Ambi,

Would you have any pics or more information on your grandfather’s firearm? Please do share.


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Post by RamMani » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:07 pm

Ambi wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:54 pm
Sincere thanks to Forum administrators for letting me in. My acquaintance with guns was limited to watching my grandfather clean his Webley Scott pistol long time back. My all consuming desire to own a pistol from that time is still unfulfilled. IFG is the next best thing. Looking forward to an interesting and instructive experience.
Welcome Bro..
My best wishes to fulfill your desire and dream .

i also got a gun but not able to trace my grandpa gun, it was sold before independence.
Only the hunting stories of my grandfather with British and erstwhile royal families told at my young age (early 70’s) are remembered as a faint dream.

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Post by Ambi » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:38 am

Thanks a lot peacefulguns, sinfulsaint and RamMani.
Alas I don't have any photo of the WSPistol .No cellphones then! Sometime after retirement, he transferred it to my uncle who was in Police. No Idea what happened to it.

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Post by Mr.Shome » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:02 am

Welcome Ambi, hope, this wonderful forum guides you well.

@Mundaire
Yes, Ambassador is something way more than a just as a commuting vehicle...I stole our Ambassador a few times, when parents were not around... learnt to drive on this....btw... those were the days, when a 12-year old boy carrying a .22 Air Rifle was not too scandalous.

While I humbly wish Ambi, I apologize for the tirade on Ambassador....Mundaire's post triggered some memories.
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Re: Greetings IFGians!

Post by Ambi » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:28 pm

Thank you Shome for your wishes.

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