Originally Posted by wonderlust
Well I a sitting here with a huge grin on my face....
Just won an auction on the 'bay for a job lot of PC gear.
included are 4 IBM model M 1391406 and an IBM 6450225
Total price Â£0.99
You lucked out. Model Ms aren't so common over there in the UK, there's a lot up in Scotland because IBM used to have a plant there, but they aren't nearly as common as they are over here.
I think this summer when I'm visiting my dad I'm going to see if we can dig up a non-functioning Model M and take it to the target range to see if it really can stop a bullet. We'll try, say... .22LR, .32ACP, and 9mm Makarov.