Originally Posted by gunnut07
what makes it a piece of history? Because it might have been used in combat. WHOPPIE. Never did understand this mentality.... Really it doesn't make your move valuable either.
Just because it was a military weapon doesn't make is HISTORIC.
They may not seem like history to you, but they are.
I have a Mosin Nagant and a Nagant revolver that were made before WWII. The chances of them being used are extremely high. They are both covered in stamps and markings that tell the story of their lives.
You may not care. That is your right. But do try to understand that a lot of people do care. These guns were probably used to fight the Nazis on the Eastern front. They might have even been used in Stalingrad, or Kursk.
I find that extremely interesting.
These are the guns that were used to forever change the World. THAT makes them a piece of history.
As you said, if you own the gun, you have the right to do anything you want to it. But don't criticize the people who do choose to keep them original for their history.