Anyone carry "veteran" handguns?

Anyone carry "veteran" handguns?

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    Anyone carry "veteran" handguns?

    I'm sure more than a few of you out there are collectors of Vietnam War, Korean War, WWII or WWI firearms. I'm curious how many of you have carried C&R or collectible military handguns concealed or openly, and if so, what it was. I've carried my WWII P.38 and Inglis High Power, but I confess I've never thought of actually carrying the Model 1895 Nagant.
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    Despite acquiring a later Colt Government Model I still infrequently carry my old faithful 1918 vintage Colt Model 1911. First .45 automatic I ever owned. It'd serve well too if called upon. I carried it only recently.

    I've seriously carried a Colt Model 1917 on a couple of occasions. Others include a World War II 1 Model 1911A1 Remington Rand, Smith & Wesson Model 1917 and Victory Model, WWII P 38, a late 1940s Austrian Rural Police High-Power, a Webley Mark IV .455, and several pre-war commercial Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers including a Colt Single Action Army .38-40.

    Sure it's a stunt now but once these all were just old guns with some service life left in them, back when I got most of them. I still see them that way even though I realize that they have a measure of collectibility they didn't use to have.

    Some other handguns kept around here that haven't been seriously considered for carry include a 9mm Luger, Colt Model 1901 .38, and, as you mention, the Nagant revolver. These just don't make the grade for serious use for one reason or the other.

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    I have a P38 passed from my Grandfather and a M1911 passed from my father, I have never once thought about carrying them. I have shot them plenty of times and when going to the range with some friends the two war vets always hitch a ride in my range bag, I load my 9mm real soft for the P38 and shoot hardcast SWC out of the M1911A1. They are always a hit at the range they shoot very accurate, I would not however trust today's high powered self defense ammo in them.

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    I have nothing to show, but I sure like the looks of what you have...very nice!
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    I don’t know if you would consider it a veteran but I on occasion carry a 2-inch S&W Model 10 since that was what I carried when on active duty.

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    I also have a P38 that I like to take to the range. I've never had a problem using modern Sellier & Bellot ammo in it, but no +P though. I would never conceal carry it as it is too hard to hide on my frame. I do however carry a CZ 82 chambered for 9mm Makarov.

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    In the past, I've carried a Remington 1911 just because I liked it.
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    Occasionally I carry a CZ82 chambered in 9mm Makarov. Which was the standard issue for many Eastern Bloc military and police for many years.
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    I also carry a CZ82 9mm Mak. Great gun!
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    East German Makarov, Czech CZ-52 (7.62X25), and Russian Tokarev circa 1951 same caliber.

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    Nope. But those are so pretty weapons.

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    The only vintage piece I own is a .38 M&P that was shipped to a Lt Col D.I. Cooke, along with 17 others just like it, 44 days after Pearl Harbor. When I got the gun it look like it had never been fired, and I'm convinced that the box of rounds I put through it were rounds 7 through 56 in it's lifetime, so I've never carried it. I just take it out and clean it once in a while. It's truly my only safe queen.
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    I used to carry my grandfather's Mauser .32 but I feel guilty since the wood grips and the blueing are in such good condition. It was built in the 60s, it's not a WWII weapon, but it's still kind of old and I'd like to keep it nice.

    Also my dad left me a Makarov .380 but I don't think it's very old.


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    I have OC'ed with a Tokarev a few times hiking with my dog in NH
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