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  1. lindo

    lindo Jan 10, 2020

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    These would have been a fine quality pair of pistols from the 1770s. However they are not real duelling pistols: they do not have rollers on the frizzen or frizzen spring; they do not have a rear sight; and they do not appear to have a set trigger. Of course they may well have been used in a duel, but the combination of brass barrels and locks, with silver mounts, indicates that they were made for a gentleman needing good pistols for hard conditions - exactly as you would expect George Washington to own.

    Thanks for sharing them.
     
  2. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Jan 11, 2020

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    Nice I'm also a fan of S&W third gens My favorite in 45xx third gens is the 4566 this one has the de-cocker with no safety. Not the greatest picture of the 4566 however it works for me.
     
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  3. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Jan 11, 2020

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    Wife took me to a place called Adventure Outdoors today, she said I’d like it. They had over 10,000 guns for sale and 95% of them were used. It was a great day.
     
  4. Lostpuppy116

    Lostpuppy116 Jan 11, 2020

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    Where is this wonderful place of firearms? I may wish to take a pilgrimage to Adventure Outdoors in the near future.
     
  5. verithingeoff

    verithingeoff Jan 11, 2020

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    https://adventureoutdoors.us/
     
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  6. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Jan 12, 2020

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    Any Kahr fans
    Early model K9 I really like handguns that are all steel. I have my fair shar of Tupperware handguns however I prefer steel
     
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  7. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Jan 12, 2020

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    I gave my all steel MK9 to my niece as a wedding present several years ago. I frequently carry a very early PM9, and the steel version was just too heavy for comfortable pocket carry.

    In the last few weeks, after I made it past 700 rounds through my Sig P365, I started to feel comfortable carrying it. But the PM9 with 7 rounds is still lighter in the pocket than my P365 will 11 rounds, and I’ll probably still keep the Kahr in my rotation. My 360PD J-frame feels weightless in comparison.
     
  8. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Jan 12, 2020

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    Only Kahr I have, SBR’d M1A1 Tommy gun.
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  9. Lostpuppy116

    Lostpuppy116 Jan 12, 2020

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    There are many gun cases that can hold a "Tommy gun", but none as cool as the violin case. I applaud your choice of case. Excellent taste!
     
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  10. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Jan 13, 2020

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    Thank you, I French lined and customized/reinforced a wooden violin case from the late 1800's to handle the job. I'm always asked if I have a tommy gun in that violin case when I carry it though. lol
     
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  11. Professor

    Professor Jan 13, 2020

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    I had a fairly good guitar many years ago, I loaned out and was told it had been stolen. I still had the travel case so I fitted it out to hold a Marlin/Glenfield .22 carbine and two pistols with holsters and belt along with ammo for each.
    When out of town it would draw no attention if carrying it from the car to a motel room.
     
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  12. noelekal

    noelekal Jan 13, 2020

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    "Why yes. Yes I do."
     
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  13. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Jan 13, 2020

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    Yeah, but apparently there's some type of stigmatism about a violin case thanks to 40's gangster movies.
     
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  14. Socks

    Socks Jan 13, 2020

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    I concur! It’s quite an eye opener!
     
  15. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Jan 13, 2020

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    Trust me, you ain't seen noth'n yet!
     
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  16. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jan 14, 2020

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    They advertise being the largest gun store in the world.

    That can certainly be debated. We have a store in Florida called AAA pawn.

    They advertise 7,000 guns, and in talking to the owner he says he has to update the ad because they really have 10,000 on display, but that's all the room they have for them. He actually has 20,000 total. The other 10,000 are in storage.

    I have never seen a collection of guns like this in my life. It rivals any museum, including the NRA museum. but AAA doesn't specialize in engraved presentations or presidential guns, etc. They just have one of everything, and most they have several to choose from, going back 300 years. Want a Colt 1903? They have about 20 originals to choose from.

    Back a few years ago the prices were spectacular, but about 4yrs ago they did a massive re-inventory and repriced everything. Shame really, because now they are all about 10% too high. Five years ago I dug out a hidden Marlin 1893. They couldn't believe the price on it, so they looked it up....according to their coding system, the price tag was the original one they put on in 1979. I bought a bunch over the years, all way below market value just like that one. Not surprised they did the re-inventory.

    It is actually difficult to see everything due to the dense packing. I believe it is the single most populated inventory of vintage guns on the planet.

    The pic below is actually the LEAST dense section of the store, so you can get and idea of how its laid out. This is probably about 10% of the store.

    My wife calls it the Black Hole. You lose all concept of time when you enter.........

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  17. tikkathree

    tikkathree Jan 14, 2020

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    I could spend time in there; some kind of retreat from the everyday norms.

    Kinda reminds me of when my daughter was having her wedding dress made in a town about 40 miles from home and luckily for me, about 3 miles from my favourite gunshop for milsurplus rifles. The second Saturday I showed up at the same time as the previous week the staff looked at me with a "you here again?" look so I explained why I had two hours to look slowly and carefully at rifles. The manager called to his staff "bring this guy a chair, pour him a coffee, he deserves all the service we can give him." There would have been three more visits before the wedding and I'll never forget their understanding and kindness.
     
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  18. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Jan 14, 2020

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    When I was in the third grade my mom worked across the street from the JM Davis Gun Museum in Claremore, OK. After school, while she worked and after I had finished my homework, I would walk across the way and spend the rest of the afternoon in the museum. The collection is either the largest or second largest in the nation.
     
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  19. noelekal

    noelekal Jan 15, 2020

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    Been there Waltesefalcon.

    Great stuff.

    'Course I'd want to shoot all of it. It'd never do for me to have high value condition reference examples of guns or watches. I'd just want to shoot 'em and wear 'em.
     
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  20. RLC

    RLC Jan 15, 2020

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