Won't Shoot?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by HKSlinger, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    Are there any guns, in any of your collections that you WILL NOT fire? I don't mean because of a safety issue, but because it would bring down value,its never been fired etc.. I like to shoot, and think it would be a blast to shoot those old guns.
     
  2. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Just one....

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    (j/k)
     

  3. patret

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    I have one rifle I consider to valuable to fire. It is a original Krag sniper rifle in 6.5 mm.

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  4. M14sRock

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    Is that yours? Or did you take that pic at the Springfield Armory Museum?
     
  5. M14sRock

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    I only have one that I won't shoot. Mainly because it has never been fired, and if I fire it the value would be affected.

    It is my 1937 Colt Ace .22lr. Mint, unfired.

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  6. Theunsb

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  7. M14sRock

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  8. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    I take it you didn't see the (j/k) under the pic? :D

    In reality, I do have a Mark 1 rifle (far left), three magazine pouches, a bolt pouch, and a couple of boxes of original ammunition. No device though. I don't have your kind of money to throw around. :p

    All I have are shooters...

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  9. M14sRock

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    DANG!!! I was SO hoping you had one. I've never believed they were ALL destroyed. So somehwere, there is an attic with a box full of weird stuff in it that the owner can't identify.

    Nice rifles, too!
     
  10. Highpower

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    I actually did see one listed for sale several years ago. Asking price was 60K.
    Just a little bit out of my league....
     
  11. HKSlinger

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    I see a couple wrenches on the table, and a rifle,some pistol rounds? What are the other things? One looks like an extra bolt in the pouch?:confused:
     
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  12. M14sRock

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    You are looking at the rarest piece of US Military equipment in existence. Rarer than a Luger in .45, or a Savage Trials .45. Trendsetting, evolutionary, portent of things to come.

    Keep looking......
     
  13. Highpower

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    The pouch on the right was be to worn on the soldiers belt to give him a place to store the standard bolt from his rifle when it was removed from the gun in order to install the Pedersen device.

    This was a SECRET project during WWI. The US Congress wasn't even aware of its existence. :eek:

    Here's the story:

    Pipsqueak Pistol That Never Was
     
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  14. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Those are some sexy rifles, they just don't make 'em like that any more. I have this sudden urge to go out and buy some more.:eek:
     
  15. Highpower

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    The old war dogs will live on far longer than I will that's for sure. :cool:
    But I'm not ALL old school ya know! ;)

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  16. M14sRock

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    I'm glad to see you finally put the M14 in the middle place of honor. :D
     
  17. Highpower

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    Well of COURSE!

    Time-line had nothing to do with it.... :D
     
  18. HKSlinger

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    Wow. Good read. Well,I can die now,I've seen everything! Ya know,now that I think of it, I'm only about 3 1/2hrs. out from St.Louis,if you ever change your mind about shooting it.........PM me. :)
     
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  19. DrumJunkie

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    I have two I don't shoot. But it's nothing to do with value. One is an old 12 ga. that was my Dads. I have other shotguns so I really have no reason to shoot it. I would like to see about getting another stock for it, the one on it has been cracked a while.

    The other is a little FIE Derringer. I bought it of a little old lady (really!:eek:) that I was a little afeert would use it and I just didn't think it was a very safe weapon for her. I was able to find her a little 38 spl. that fit her needs much better.She was carrying that trigger guard-less Derringer in her apron pocket:eek:.

    I am not one that likes safe queens all that much. Not that I think some don't deserve the honor. It's more a I don't have a lot of money so I don't have anything worth that kind of status. I do have one of the Jovino Effector Model 25-2 Smiths I don't shoot much. It's supposed to be pretty rare but I really don't know how rare. And it's just too much fun to shoot.
     
  20. Highpower

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    So how about posting up a pic or two? I would love to see it.
    The Krag is just one of the many empty slots in my wish list. ;)