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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:11 pm 
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The internet has a lot of great info; but to know the specifics, you really have to read books, both history and memoirs. I really want to visit the Balkans too...

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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:41 pm 
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i think i can relate to your wishes , i agree reading a lot and not just the wiki reports is required , i also understand that you never stop once started as there is always more to learn and know , hope you get to make that trip ,


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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:17 pm 
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The real question remains…Are they still hoarding them, or putting them on Gun Broker? Wonder if they signed that new UN arms treaty? Say it isn't so!

I remember seeing an old political map of Europe and listing Albania as under Chinese influence. I wonder what they are doing now? Don't make me go to Wikipedia.

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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Yes, Albania was closest to China in the Cold War, at least in receiving a number of Chinese weapons. The country was on lockdown by then.

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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Wonder if China will come back….probably only if raw materials are involved…

Had a room mate from Bulgaria once. Not the same, but its in the neighborhood. He mentioned those numerous pill boxes in Albania. Tourist camp sites now?

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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:03 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Last week there was a photoset of Albania on a Russian site. The country appears very poor overall. A friend in Italy told me a few Italian items can be found in markets but it's not worth a trip to look for them.

Mario has been there & may have comments to add here. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:27 am 
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Strange, Wikipedia, the only source for information on the world…. stated that some travel site (Lonely Planet?) made Albania the number one place to visit in the world in 2011. I guess if you want that adventure of a life time in a place devoid of other tourists, that's the place to go. I was so hoping it was Ohio…… We got a turkey farm locally that's a tourist attraction for reasons that elude me and just about all others that see the sign. Maybe its because there are no cows or pigs? Belt fed weapons might be allowed this week for processing the herd.

I wonder if they are in better shape financially than Greece. Of course, that wouldn't be hard, would it? They are a NATO member too. You can be fully enlightened by visiting Wikipedia in a matter of minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:40 am 
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...almost but not 'quite'....been feet on the ground in Slovenia and rest of Yugoslavia....but only cruised past it in the Adriatic...thats about the closest :Dbounce:

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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
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I was cruising the net & found several pics of Carcanos in Albania - mostly in the hands of partisans. Also one of Mr Comb-over, King Zog and the lovely Queenie Geraldeeny. SW

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 Post subject: Re: Carcanos in Albania
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:24 am 
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NebrHogger wrote:
I mentioned King Zog & Queen Geraldine. Which got me some wisecracks in private conversations.
I think he has room for one more medal!!
So! Everybody gets in on this! Here's a pic of King Zog.

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Kinda puts me in mind of Inspector Cleauseau! :crzy: :rotflma:

And here is the un-lovely Queenie Geraldeeny!
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She was actually quite a looker by Albanian standards! And not from Albania, either. I tried to find pics from an Albanian beauty pageant but no dice. I suspect the winners will be the girlz with the fewest children & most remaining teeth! :crzy: :rotflma:

And since the is a gun forum here we have loyal Albanian regular army soldiers with Italian M91 long rifles. Mussolini sent same with an aid package that included Zog giving him the entire country.

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Not to be! Queenie Geraldeeny told her hubby to grab the gold and they beat it for the border! At least she got what SHE wanted! ;) SW


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