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Discussion in 'Wanted' started by PeeJay1313, Sep 22, 2020.
I’m gonna set up a go fund me
Almost certainly- but I didn’t think of that when I posted that.
You want a rifle with history? You can get a Garand from the CMP. You can still get Mosin-Nagant 91-30 for a somewhat reasonable price (complete with a chunk of 2x4 to beat the bolt open). But if you want HISTORY- I would refer you to this pug nosed ugly brute that enforced Rule .303 over most of the world
the Short Magazine Lee Enfield. Still in use in some form after more than 100 years, has outlived 4 Kings & Queens of Britain, moderate recoil for a full caliber rifle, with enough steel on the front end to get your attention. Still copied in village workshops in 3rd world nations, and carried by warlords in places you don't even want to think about.
A lot of people still swear by Ed's Red. Interesting that transmission fluid was used as a substitute for sperm oil starting around WW2.
Sperm oil? That’s gross Sheep!
Ok, so the point with lube/protectant (slash)trans fluid mixture. I think I'll say away from it. I have a couple wood stock firearms. Not worth the risk... Back to task....
I would enjoy hearing about your historical firearms you have...
Hopefully I’ll have one soon, I just got the Go fund me set up
That was his point
The current president of CNN used to produce a show where the contestants were required to eat donkeys sperm. Completely off topic but thought I’d share this tidbit on a Saturday morning.
Now that is an historic firearm. I would be curious about how many figures that that pistol would appraise for. I would think not less than six.
The father of a man I used to work for was a very wealthy architect and avid gun collector. He had some "historic firearms" with a capital "H." His collection was like a museum. I really liked his Thompson, retired from the Chicago P.D. He also had a highly engraved and gold filled 1911 that Nixon had made for the Sha of Iran, but was never delivered.
When you walked into his basement "gun room" and two shooter automated shooting range, the first display piece you saw was a WWII .50 cal. tripod mounted machine gun, and it was not display only! He used to take it out to the local police range until the range officer banned it for the destruction of the mounds. Part of his collection was just machine guns. His best friend is one of the countries biggest class III dealers, still in business, and he always had his ear open for new "deals."
If you are loaded, you can have things like that. I have to settle for Mosins and Mausers.
No, definitely can't afford things of that "caliber".. lol
I’ve never had any interest in foreign military firearms
Like a Sharps Highwall in 45-70?
I have a historical 7x57 carbine from the Second Boer War. On May 10th 1901 it was taken from the owner, Pieter Huijsen, on his surrender to the troops of the New South Wales Mounted Infantry, who had just been thoroughly wazzocked over the previous day by the Boer unit of which Huijsen was a part. The prisoners were given POW numbers and escorted away, and out of history. If you watch Ian McCollum's Youtube channel, Forgotten weapons - Boer war rifles and carbines - you'll see another example of the carbine, serial number 6688, mine is 6691.
Top, another ex-African Mauser in 7x57
Centre, Boer War carbine
Bottom, Swiss K11
I DO have the cleaning rod, just for some reason I had it out when I took the pics.
My thanks go to M. Peter de Jaeger of Korranafontein Farm where the skirmish ended, with a heavy loss to the Australians in their first action with the Boers. They were the flanking protection for a column of British troops, BTW, and got carried away by their enthusiasm to see some action. Sadly, it all turned to ratsh*t for them in very short order when they discovered that the three or four Boers they'd seen on as ridge had about two hundred or more pals on the other side.....
It was not for sale, but I got to hold it. Wearing gloves.
When I was a teen, I met the Curator of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond VA. Whenever i was near there would stop by, say hi, and- museum joke- ask "What's new?" *answer is- Nothing- we're a museum!*
One day I stopped by, he said I know you have always had an interest in firearms- I have one you can look at- but don't cock it. Handed me a pair of white cotton gloves, then a ball and cap revolver.
Looked it over- very nice condition. After I handed it back and said thank you, he said "That was Robert E. Lee's revolver. We just got it. "
Outlaw and I went to the Rock Island Arsenal a few years back, how about m1903 serial number 1.
Stopped by my local gunsmiths a couple years to say hi, he knew I loved Colt single actions, he handed me a Colt single action in 44 Henry. I couldn’t believe it