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Just a diversion - into the realms of the old and historic. I have some very beat up stuff like top break Ivor's etc ... but this fella here deserves a better place in history.

WWI service weapon - this one in .455 Webley. Used to shoot the LFWC as a ''manstopper'' round. Not a very potent round but I think it despatched quite a few to St Peter's gates! I load some Fiocchi brass with LRN's - same bullet I use for .45acp tho - it does need sized a bit larger. Doesn't get shot much now.

This was pretty much built from parts - having been stripped and cleaned up - and then cold blued. Not best of finishes but, providing covered in a good protectgive film of CLP - stays pretty good. It also has an issue with sear - single action can jam up - but double action still A1.





So - anyone else got some old history in their safe??

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colt made in 39
I'll be patient Bud - and wait for the pic!! In your own time dude! :biggrin:
 

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Forgot to post it Most of my colts are in another thread here



I need to retake a lot of the pics since i got my Digtal slr back from being loaded out to mom and pops :banana:
 

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Argentine contract P-35, very early. I shoot the living heck out of it anyway and put different grips on to make me grip it for what it wants and avoid the dreaded hammer bite.



Israeli police marked Webley Mk IV. Shooting it the month or so I've had it is still fun - almost as entertaining as sending six empties flying through the air by popping it open. ;)



1944 Russian Nagant revolver - I still shoot it with some regularity but the trigger pull both SA and DA is LOUSY.

That's some of the handguns - I also have some pre-20th century cartridge rifles and an intact mum Arisaka with everything present. ;)
 

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Nice, nice - thx guys - love it.

Bud thx for adding that one and, Robert - love the ol' Browning - oh well - the others too. History is great when it comes to firearms - just wish my knowledge matched up to my enthusiasm! :smile:
 

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I have an old 8mm Lebel French bolt gun ,my grandfather brought back from WW2. heavy ,long rifle. No pic though.
 

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Pity no pic but - that is a great specimen to have from that era - not it seems the most popular of ''tools'' but certainly one I'd love to have in my C&R type collection.
 

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I've got a nice old Luger (shown with my Walther P1 and .45 USP Compact) and a little .32-20 Martini.



 

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LOVE that ol' Martini Betty - nice piece to own. I am a tad envious too of the Walther and Luger.

It's good to see the older stuff still out there.
 

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How old is OLD ?

Ive got a 1901 Model 97 Winchester pump in 16 guage ...
A model 96 Gustav Swede 6.5 made in 1901...
About a dozen or so various Mausers,Mosins,a Swiss 7.5, Enfield Jungle Carbine in .303...1942 Win Garand and all are great shooters.

The 7.5 Swiss is absolutley the most accurate rifle made in the history of the world. The 6.5 Swede ranks up there with it...
 

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I guess anything pre WWII is good! I too have Mosins - Jungles etc ... and love em - but here am perhaps casting the net back to earlier 1900's sorta deal. Just nice to see any older and less common pieces.

So - pics then!!! Gustav - 16G Win pump??? :smile:
 

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George - I am happy to put the guns aside a moment - an early 'Vette or Shelby Cobra will do me just fine!! :smile:
 

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A nice 66 vette would do or 63 split window ... Shelby Cobra would be nice to .. out of my price range :screams: but we can all dream
 

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Old did you say?

#1- Mosin Nagant M44
#2- pre-14 K38
#3- an altered M&P
#4- an old Italian made 4 barrel .22
#5- a .25 of some make that my grandfather carried in his pocket
#6- Winchest model 12 in 20ga
#7- Remington Scoremaster .22
#8- Winchester 62A .22short
#9- Sears Ted Williams 20ga (High Standard Flight King)
 

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I like old iron, lets see, prewar eh?...

1884 Colt SAA


1890 Springfield


1911 Winchester


1913 USGI Colt


1927 Saddle Ring Carbine & 1931 Eastern Carbine


Bored yet? :redface:
 

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''Bored yet!! ''

Haha, no way!! Love that Springfield - and I say again, just love to see these fine pieces surviving and in good hands. They are our heritage.
 
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