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Posted in thread: Ranch rifle (plus Bond waffle) on 03-10-2009 at 03:00 PM
thanks Laufer, had not heard of Gunbroker - will check it out. Thanks too for taking the
trouble to visit the weapons site - your comment is much appreciated!
Posted in thread: Ranch rifle (plus Bond waffle) on 03-04-2009 at 10:34 AM
re Gene - Bond: Yes, in the films, you're right. I learnt that someone told fleming that the
beretta was more of a ladies gun or something and he changed to a walther. I think it was in
'From Russia w...
Posted in thread: Ranch rifle (plus Bond waffle) on 03-04-2009 at 10:31 AM
hi, thanks for all the replies! The serial number is 185-25204 so presumably a slightly later
model (185) than those you mention. Good info in order to get an idea of date though.
Posted in thread: Ranch rifle (plus Bond waffle) on 02-27-2009 at 04:02 PM
This (I believe) is a Ruger Mini-14 .223 'ranch rifle', with detachable magazine and folding
stock. Any general info on this weapon would be helpful - are they still around and/or widely
used in the U...
Posted in thread: Old flintlock, mystery feature on stock on 02-27-2009 at 09:12 AM
ha! well, the 'beauty mark' is a big freckle but what the hell. As for the accent, yes, I spent
at year at West Virginia University and must admit, there weren't many other British folk there
and it l...
Posted in thread: Old flintlock, mystery feature on stock on 02-26-2009 at 10:08 PM
yes Gene you're right it is a miquelet (sp?) mechanism, not snaphaunce, sorry - I wasn't clear
on the distinction between the two. The gun's over on a different site at moment so will try to
get hold ...
Posted in thread: Whaling gun? on 02-26-2009 at 03:28 PM
yes, i agree with what you both mention about the practical uses of such a weapon on a ship.
Beginning to think that maybe it had been originally used on the walls of the Nile forts the
English took o...
Posted in thread: Old flintlock, mystery feature on stock on 02-26-2009 at 12:27 PM
Me again.Thanks to all those who've posted such helpful replies to my previous posts.This is a
pretty old gun - muzzle-loading snaphaunce carbine - but rifled. The snaphaunce was in use in
Posted in thread: Whaling gun? on 02-25-2009 at 01:19 PM
aye, thanks biff! So would this have been just any old percussion gun that they've then
attached a swivel to? Or, because it seems far too long for a general service/infantry weapon
at 1.7 metres, per...
Posted in thread: Whaling gun? on 02-25-2009 at 09:54 AM
hi,can anyone help pin down this object we found in our museum stores? Apologies if this is
posted in the wrong forum - could've gone under 'hunting' (if is for whaling) or 'curios' as
well I guess. B...