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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:43 pm

Seeing as folks are discussing their other hobbies (RC cars, RC planes, and slingshots are coming to mind) I figured I'd start a similar thread for my own hobby.

I'm a bit of a gun collector. I don't have a LOT of guns, but more than the average bear, I suspect. In the same vein, I don't own anything too fancy. I seem to have a bit of a fetish for old foreign made military arms and old "every man" guns.

With that said, here's my collection with one exception (I've a mid 1970s era Ruger Blackhawk that doesn't show up in the pics)....

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Anybody else share my hobby and feel like showing their wares?
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:45 pm

"Dont have a lot" ??

Nice collection mate! Oh how I wish Australias gun laws would change...
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:46 pm

I would classify that as ALOT of guns.
Nice collection 8)

EDIT: ahh... beaten to both points...
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:55 pm

LOL... Well, I don't have a lot of guns for somebody who would classify themselves as a collector. I've personally known people who's collections numbered in the *hundreds*. For example, one guy owns an SKS from every country that ever produced them. That's like 17 guns where only an affecionado would be able to tell the difference.


edit: And I'll take a bit of time to point out some of my more prized guns (not necessarily most valuable; just guns I consider interesting for one reason or another)...

The pistol with a muzzle brake: That's a S&W model 41. It's just a .22 though. What sort of .22 has a muzzle brake? A *highly accurate* .22. It's actually a match-grade target pistol.

And yes, that is a Luger you see on the lower right of the pistol pic. It's 1936 production with German Army acceptance stamps (Waffenampt?). One of those, "If guns could talk, this one could probably tell some amazing stories," things.

The 8th rifle from the bottom, just above the SKSs. That's a Mauser model 1895 manufactured for the Chilean Army. Nothing too interesting there except that some post-factory markings indicate that somehow the gun made it's way to South Africa and in all likelyhood was used in the Boer War.

The single shot 12 ga, 3rd from the top. Not sure of it's age, but it's between 95 and 105 years old. In it's day it was a cheap gun meant for hunting or whatever by the Joe Sixpack of the day. It's worth almost nothing, but I think it's cool anyway.
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Unread postAuthor: MountainousDew » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:57 pm

Its funny (maybe, ironic?), that of all days you could have posted this, you pick the day that I went to cite in all my guns. And I too would say you have a lot of guns.
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:19 pm

Wow, I love historical guns!!! Especially the Luger, it's such a unique and historically importrant gun! I question, the handgun above the luger, what is it? That's not a walther p-38 right? It kinda looks like it. I love the stock on the rifle that's 2nd for the top! And that target pistol is very cool (and big). Have you shot all or most of these guns?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:28 pm

maverik94 wrote:Wow, I love historical guns!!! Especially the Luger, it's such a unique and historically importrant gun!

Did you know that they still make 'em? They're extremely accurate so competition target shooters still buy them.

I question, the handgun above the luger, what is it? That's not a walther p-38 right? It kinda looks like it.

Nothing more exciting than a Ruger MkII w/ bull barrel and better than stock grips.

I love the stock on the rifle that's 2nd for the top!

As do I. It's an old Savage bolt action 20 ga. It's been in the family since the 1960s and was used when it was purchased by my uncle. No serial number so it's tough to date, but that model of gun was made from 1937-1965. Thus, I'm *GUESSING* it dates to the late 1940s.

And that target pistol is very cool (and big). Have you shot all or most of these guns?

I've shot them all except:

Luger - That one truly is a collectable. I've no intention of ever shooting it.
The 100ish year old 12 ga - I'm not 100% sure it's safe. It's an OLD gun.
The model 1895 Mauser - Just never have. Not sure why.
The Yugoslavian SKS - It doesn't have a chrome lined barrel like the Romanian SKS so it's tougher to clean. Result? If I want to shoot an SKS, I grab the Romanian.
The lever action .30-30 at the bottom. I've had it a whopping 1 week. Just haven't had a chance to shoot it yet.
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:04 pm

two sks but now make 10 i am disapointed and u dont have a 50 cal sniper or 50 cal desert eagle u need to get one out of the three. nice museme u got goin so far
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:22 pm

Your old Mauser looks a lot like my 112 year old Springfield. The flip up pin that holds it together has a cool looking flower stamped in it, but it wont show up in the pictures, (MrCrowleys crappy camera batteries are to blame) :P lol.

The brake down lever was replaced with a home made one by my grandfather, he got this Springfield when he turned 16 for his birthday, said it's all he wanted in hole wide world, he got his wish. :D He past in 1982, he was 85 years old.

I also have a HR 20 gauge single shot, breech load with thumb button release. It's about 30/35 years old I'm guessing. Last but not least, a model 190 Winchester .22 semi-auto, best plinker I've ever shot with confirmation from most others who have shot it, they all have agreed and 2 offered to buy it, sorry not for sale.

My next edition to my collection will be a .22 magnum, some call them .22 Hornets. It will also be a Winchester or I'm not interested.

Is that western style 6 shooter a Colt? I really really admire that one!

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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:15 pm

He doesn't NEED all those guns. Clearly he is planning a massacre. I am moving to Australia for my own safety!

EDIT: He only has two hands, but i'm sure he will devise an evil way to use them all for crime. Long live Australian gun laws!
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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:13 pm

Image well this is my 30.30, all my other guns are @ my uncles in his case maybe i will run over their next weekend and get some pictures
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:22 pm

ARGH!!!!!!! This makes me wanna get a Martini Rifle , those are sweet looking, and very historical british rifles!
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Unread postAuthor: geardog32 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:27 pm

dont have my guns with me in college but i have:

still in the process of building DPMS AR-15 with a 22 inch stainless bull barrel with full length quad rails 6x9x40 scope Harris bi pod still gotta get some new grips, trigger, and stock.

yugo ak-47 underfolder from century international

ruger 10/22

hi point 9mm carbine

really old bolt action 22 (cant remember what it is) its gotta be at least 60 years old probably older.

this may be weird but my dad is actually a very large FFL dealer in ohio that does lots of gun shows and is a distributor for dpms
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:37 pm

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Very cool. Is it still shootable?



twizi wrote:two sks but now make 10 i am disapointed and u dont have a 50 cal sniper or 50 cal desert eagle u need to get one out of the three. nice museme u got goin so far

1) 50 BMG is illegal in California. No can do.
2) Have you ever actually held a Desert Eagle? Way back when it was only available in .44 Mag I thought I wanted one. Then I held one and realized that unless you have the hands of a gorilla, it was a lost cause. Seriously, there's no way I could safely handle that gun; my hands are simply too small (and while I can't palm a basketball, I don't have small hands either). And in those few moments any urge to own the gun dissolved. It's simply an impractical gun for probably greater than 95% of the people out there due to nothing more than it's physical size.
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Unread postAuthor: geardog32 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:56 pm

eww... California is a bad place to be a gun owner.
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