my collection of American firearms

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Reinhard, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Reinhard

    Reinhard New Member Supporter

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    Hi ,I am a new member on this forum and want to share some pictures off the guns in my collection, .. ;)

    this is the top gun in my collection ,an unfired single action pre/post war colt
    one off the 27 last sold in 1972,with colt letter caliber .38 special
    the second colt is a .45C first generation ,with long flutes cylinder,colt letter ,shipped to Simmons hardware company st louis Missouri,26 dec;1913 special features,furnished with a double action cylinder of long flute configuration,gun in shipment ,one,engraved in 1972 and signed under barrel,ivory carved grips
     

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  2. Davyboy

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    Great way to start welcome
     

  3. orangello

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    Welcome! That is a beautiful firearm.
     
  4. amoroque

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    Gotta love those Colts!
     
  5. CA357

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  6. Reinhard

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    this one is 41cattlebrand colt,made in 1906 engraved by D.W.Harris
    ivory grips

    the blue one is a.45C first generation ,with colt letter made in 1915 and shipped to Iver-Johnson ,ivory raised mexican eagle grips

    the stag gripped colt is a first generation .45C made in 1909
     

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  7. Reinhard

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    this is a 44-40 single action made in 1919 ,engraved by J.Adams ,ivory grips
    the blue one with plain ivory grips is a refinished 41 colt ,made in 1899
    the black 7,1/2 inch colt is a second generation 357 magnum
    the colt on his original box is an etched panel 44-40 in untouched condition
    with colt letter
     

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  8. Reinhard

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    a Wilbur Glahn engraved single action colt made in 1909 ,cal 38-40
    raised ivory grips with bird motif

    the nickelplated colt is a blackpowder frame serial 505XX,original ivory grips

    the colt with bowie knife is a blackpowder colt made in 1882,original ivory grips
     

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  9. Reinhard

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    my smith &wesson and iver-johnson guns

    just began recently to collect other guns than the SAA colt's,my few smith&wesson's
    38 lemonsqueezer in original condition
    5 inch target serial 4xx,mother of pearl grips
    32 lemonsqueezer in original box
    nickelplated Iver johnson in box
     

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  10. Reinhard

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    this is the last one ,another iver johnson ;)
     

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  11. dunerunner

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    What a beautiful collection! It almost brought a tear to my eye.

    Thank you for posting it, Reinhard!!
     
  12. canebrake

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    Outstanding! That is the finest collection of SAA Colts I've seen!

    Welcome Reinhard, glad to have you on board.
     
  13. mjtaur

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    clean pics! looking good.
     
  14. Reinhard

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    gun lawes are very liberal when it comes to collecting guns,only have to be 18 years old, all first generation colts are free for sale except the 357 mag and 38 special, more free weapons are swiss lugers,c-96 pistols,mauser rifles,nagant's revolvers and rifles,all 1900 automatic colt models, the russian contract 1911 and the norwegian Kongsberg in 45 acp are also free, 380 auto colt,and some more;;;; its a whole list off guns,no ammo is allowed for collection guns :D heavy fines (25.000$) for having an unlicensed gun and jail time included,carrying a concealed firearm is just unthinkable here and is absolutly not done,no defending off property here (with guns) use off a gun is only allowed at night,and only when you are in direct danger, shoothing a burglar who wants to escape with your precious guns will put you away for at least a year behind bars,he has to atack you ,then you are allowed to use your gun,

    wanting a permit for a modern gun is something completly different
    just like the british gun owners we where (the legal gun owners) punished for the action off one disturbed nut case ,shooting a toddler with her nanny ,and a woman reading a book on a bench,with a 30-30 winchester, that was then free for sale without waiting periode ;;;;;the belgian gun federation asked for manny years to stop selling free weapons,we still have our licensed guns ,but like everything in this muppet country it all has to do with money and taxes,so now we can pay for every permit asked:mad:
    no national rifle association here ,


    THANK YOU FOR THE NICE COMMENTS
     
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  15. M14sRock

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    I am unable to stand up right now.

    Reinhard, your collection is exquisite. Please move to the States, and bring them all with you. Please?

    Do you shoot, or just collect?
     
  16. Reinhard

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    that would be great, I love the U.S and its people,while most kids where fan of Bruce Lee in the seventies,my heroes where Elmer Keith and Phil Spangenberger,;) ,anyway I shoot modern guns also,my side arm is the 686 357 mag,als have a snub rossi ,a blackpowder gun ,and a single action 45 Uberti,also a small collection off WW2 items and guns
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    this one I acquiered a week ago a scofield replica made by uberti
     
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  17. VR4

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    Thats a very nice collection you go there. Thank you for sharing.
     
  18. M14sRock

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    I'd love to see your WW2 items. Please???
     
  19. CA357

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    Reinhard, you have exquisite taste in firearms. Thank you for sharing them with us.
     
  20. Reinhard

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    a picture off my small WW2 collection,all original items except the belt buckle

    FWIW, I COLLECT THESE ITEMS ONLY FROM A HISTORICAL POINT OFF VIEW ,
    the luger with matching mags and holster is a family heirloom,liberated just on time by the right man(my grand father)
    the helmet is apraised by german helmets .com ,and is a rare and original helmet ,made late 44 and probably never issued,the P.38 is a spreewerke
    thank you for the nice comments!
     

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