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Old 05-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #31
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S&W 1st Model DA .44Russian, 1881.

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My foster mother's father had one of them dudes. When he kicked the bucket, all the relatives fought over who got to own it. I remember playing with it when I was a little kid. Contrary to NBC's opinion, I never shot anybody with it, though.
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The oldest I currently have is an original Remington Rand 1911A1 Government model from 1944 unfired. My grandfather has a few late 1800's models.
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Sigh. Some very nice guns mentioned here. I like older guns with some color and history. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #34
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1942 Kriegsmarine Mauser HSC, 7.65
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Reproduction? 1300's. Original!? 18th C. flintlock.
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Do you have a pic? I would love to see it.
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Do you have a pic? I would love to see it.
I have a crappy camera, but here goes. The black grips are from Numrich but the originals are something I haven't seen on any other HSc. They are a mottled gray maybe aluminum or a really hard bakelite, but they are orignal.008.jpg

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Has the eagle and swastika over an M on the front strap and all the eagle over N's on the slide and triggerguard

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I have a service revolver my Grandmother gave me. Her Uncle used it in the Spanish American war. Don't know anything about it except I think is was manufactured in CT. Or was that MA? Also have the leather holster. The stitching is all rotted out.
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1898 Springfield .30-40 Krag-Jorgensen rifle. I bought it because of the historical elements. It had been sporterized by a previous owner many years before I got my hands on it, but I did find some ammo for it, of which I stocked up.

I doubt anyone is making .30-40 ammo these days, they can't keep up with orders for modern ammo. It's been treated roughly over the years by whomever owned it and has become a safe queen. I was planning on selling it, but my wife, who is pure Norwegian, insisted I sell it to her. She wrote me a check for my asking price, from our joint account. I don't think I came out ahead in that deal.

I'm toying with restoring it, but that is kind of low on my to-do list just now.

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Two of interest:

1908 Colt Vest Pistol .25 Caliber (Manf. date a few years later)

Pre War Walther PPK in .22 caliber before Nazi markings
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