Firearms and family history
This is a discussion on Firearms and family history within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; A little backstory first. This year my wife and I decided to become gun owners. We did the NRA first steps pistol class and the ...
July 5th, 2009 07:30 PM
July 5th, 2009 07:30 PM
July 5th, 2009 07:47 PM
You definitely have some 'history' there.
I'm curious to see what the 'experts' have to say about your pistols...and someone WILL know.
Certainly some family history to hang on to...
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July 5th, 2009 08:01 PM
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July 5th, 2009 08:54 PM
Milke, please hang on to those,you will never be able to replace them,even if you get the .25 refurbished the collectors value should stay close to good/excellent condition.Shoot/depend on the modern firearms,admire the art and craftmanship in the older ones.
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2 Ruger alaskan .454s
July 5th, 2009 08:59 PM
All look interesting but that is one fine looking Colt hammerless.
July 6th, 2009 12:04 AM
You can't sell those, MLong... even if NONE of them will shoot, those are family heirlooms... clean 'em up and do a little research on 'em...
Those aren't "safe queens" with some serious family history, I don't know what is...
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July 6th, 2009 12:17 AM
I second that!
Originally Posted by boscobeans
July 6th, 2009 02:45 AM
1943 - 2009
Very fine collection, mlong623.
The Ruger Mark I and the Colt are extremely desirable collector's items. I would hold on to them, for sure. The Colt should be safe to shoot, but it's probably a good idea to have it checked by a gunsmith.
The Spanish revolver is a cheap counterfeit of a Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector. They were made from inferior steel and most weren't even heat treated. Put it in a frame and hang it on the wall.
Keep the Iver Johnson and the little .25, too, for the family connection.
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
July 6th, 2009 08:22 AM
I've got a 1903 Colt Pocket pistol like that, it's a smooth shooter, my wife loves shooting it for some reason. It actually belonged to her grandfather who at one time carried it concealed in a CALIFORNIA county. She even has his old concealed carry permit.
Great story about the guns they have a lot of family history attached to them, especially the little .25 revolver. As far as refinishing anything, me personally, I'd clean them up, lube 'em, and leave them as they are.
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July 6th, 2009 10:11 AM
The Iver Johnson is the only one we were considering getting rid of.
Mostly because her dad still has the pistols that matter to him (never get rid of your carry piece(s) right?) and he doesn't consider the IJ "his" gun. Does that make any sense? Thinking on it more, the IJ will probably become more interesting as time passes. The rest are definitely keepers.
PPK, the colt is my wife's favorite too. Ladies and Colts must be something like Ladies and pickups. It's a beautiful thing.
Time to go safe shopping. My little document fire safe ain't big enough for these and the one it in now.
July 20th, 2009 12:54 AM
That little Ruger was a ton of fun at the range today, Mike! Definitely keep that one around. I think the Mrs will have a great time with it next time we all head out to the range :)
Don't frisk me, I am the weapon.
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NRA Member & Pistol Instructor
July 20th, 2009 01:55 AM
I wish my family had heirlooms like that, we don't have anything! I hope to change that when the time comes.
July 20th, 2009 02:09 AM
What a great collection, thanks for sharing.
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July 20th, 2009 10:32 AM
Yeah that was fun. I liked the ruger too. It's a sweet shooter. For its age its pretty much a new gun that needs breaking in.
The IJ is in the never use category. The thing kept locking up and the cost to repair is well over its value.
Now I get add a nice snubby on the to-get eventually list.
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