Just a bit of gun porn this evening

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by jammersavage44, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. jammersavage44

    jammersavage44 New Member

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    Thought I'd share with the class the awesome week I had collecting! In one picture is a Romanian Contract, Russian Capture, Czech vz24 and below it is a 1959 Romanian SKS. I traded a 17 HMR I had for both of these. Numbers match (even down to the stock) on both of them!

    The other pic is what I just got yesterday. The top is a Hitler Youth .22 training rifle and the bottom is a 1943 Walther P38 with Nazi markings on it. While the P38 is a Russian capture and an import, the .22 training rifle is was brought back by this gentleman's grandfather! Numbers match on both and both are in fantastic condition! (was surprised to see how shiny the bore and rifle was on both these pieces..from what I understand, there is usually some pitting involved when getting one of these)
     

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  2. bluez

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  3. Garadex

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    Very awesome!
     
  4. stag556

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  5. TDS92A

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    Beautiful pieces!! :D
     
  6. Copeman60

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    Great historical firearms...
     
  7. ivandog48

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    Recently bought a Krag-Jorgensen .30-.40 off a guy. Great shape for 115 years old. Most of these were used in the Spanish American war. Teddy R. And his Rough Riders went up San Juan Hill with the carbine version. From the pictures, you can see the bluing wore off the receiver. The troopers came back complaining of being out gunned by the Spanish and their 7MM Mausers and demanded something comparable. Despite their complaints, it is a smooth as butter bolt action, five rds easily loaded through the side gate, 2,000 fps with 180 grain bullet, and very accurate. Almost 60" long, it may have seemed to be less handy than the Mauser, don't know. This led to the Springfield '03, an almost clone of the Mauser in .30-.06. I have an '03-A3 also and it's as good as a Mauser. I have a Mauser 98 made in 1941 and there is very little if anything about either rifle to complain about.
    Question for you history buffs.
    What rifle did the Marines use at Guadalcanal?
    A. M-1 Garand
    B. M1917 American Endfield
    C. .03-A3 Springfield
    Answer is C
    The Marines were slow to adopt the M-1. But the Marines were angry when they saw their Army replacements coming in to Gudalcanal carrying M-1's and it took till mid 1943 before all Marines were equipped with this obviously superior rifle. The '03 continued on as an excellent sniper rifle. My father carried the '03 in early WWII. Although the M-1 was adopted in 1936, we were unable to supply them to all our troops till mid 1943.
    Here's another interesting question.
    How many lands and grooves did the barrel of the '03 have?
    A. 2
    B. 4
    C. 5
    D. 6
    Remember, the '03 was used in sniper duty even in Vietnam. Extremely accurate.
    Answer is A
    Weird huh? I've got a Marlin 39A .22 with 8 lands and grooves, touted by Marlin to reach a higher level of accuracy. My M1917 .30-06 has 5 lands and grooves. It's a British designed rifle and they obviously felt the need for five. Why?
    I have chased rabbits, sorry. Here's the pics.
     

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  8. drboompa

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    Really cool. Great rifle.
     
  9. c3shooter

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    Ivan- couple of notes- it is Enfield, not Endfield. And the 1903 had 4 lands and grooves. However, the 1903A3 which replaced the 1903 had 2. It was a wartime economy measure in simplifying production, but they found the rifle still shot very well.
     
  10. ivandog48

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    You are correct. I stand corrected. I did not know that. After some reading you are right. I watched "SAVING PRIVATE RYAN" last night and saw the sniper rifle used was an '03-A3. They got a lot of things correct in that movie. Remember the shot he made on the German sniper that traveled down the German snipers scope? "MYTHBUSTERS" did an episode on that. They could not make it happen. They took pains to use the correct (reproduction) German scope, period correct ammo and there is just too much curved glass in the scope to deflect the bullet path. Good story though.
     
  11. kfox75

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    I thought the bullet through the scope "myth" was in response to the shot pulled off by Carlos Hathcock during the Vietnam War. I also recall one of their experts managing the shot using an AP round. I know it got revisited a couple of times, so it may have originated from the scene in Saving Private Ryan. Just a little confused is all.
     
  12. 1563621

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    1964 Colt NM 45

    stumbled upon this one, wrong grips but cherry!
     

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  13. 1563621

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    6 million garand 1956

    Service grade from Letterkenny. Can anyone say what type of stock this is?
     

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    1911

    lets see what comes up.
     

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    03a4

    put together
     

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  16. ivandog48

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    I am very impressed. Cherry? Are you sure? I'm a woodworker also. Doesn't look like cherry in the picture. Very, very, nice collection! How long did it take to put all this together? The M-1 has the milled trigger guard of an early model, but the sights are the later post WWII model. The 1911 has an adjustable trigger. I've only been a collector for 10 years and I don't know much about these fine weapons except that they are thrilling to hold and look at and appreciate. I used the M-14, the M-16, M-79 grenade launcher, 1911 pistol, and a large assortment of communist stuff, French and German weapons during my year in Vietnam. We will never see Mil-Surp stuff at the CMP from this era. It's a unique time we are enjoying. The CMP will eventually run out, they will never receive any M-14's, so what guys like you and I have will be the end I'm afraid. Besides being a good investment, it's a thrilling hobby. Black Walnut and blued ( or Parkerized) steel will be history before long. Hold on and pass it down.
     
  17. 1563621

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    It is a old M1D stock. SA open box not shown. Cheek pad screw holes on buttstock bottom. I used to have some custom 1911s, sold all and stay with US marked. well some others also. LOL
     
  18. DaughterofAres

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    And here I was all "excited" this morning that the hand grip and flashlight on the shotgun were "made in Israel". wo la! lol! Yours is FAR moRN exciting!!!
     
  19. 1563621

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    Been collecting for a few years. sometimes forget all that is in those ammo cans and the safe.