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  1. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Oct 22, 2017

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    World Archery Championships on right now...



    Canadian men's recurve team shooting for the bronze medal shortly - will be a big ask against the Korean team...
     
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  2. Kulprit

    Kulprit Oct 24, 2017

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    I'd love to contribute pics, but for some reason I can't photograph a firearm to save my life. Long guns especially.
     
  3. jimdgreat1

    jimdgreat1 Oct 24, 2017

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    Bought the rack a couple weeks ago. Had to see which ones would fit. HmQFFJg.jpg
     
  4. any4xx

    any4xx Oct 25, 2017

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    Makes me miss the good old days. I had to sell most of my AR’s when I moved back to CA. Down to three now. But looking forward to moving to AZ in a few years so I can start playing again.
     
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  5. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Oct 26, 2017

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    Yes, yes I do like a good firearm. I am mostly into handguns and right now I have really been enjoying my black powder revolvers. IMG_20170126_175843720_HDR.jpg
    The stainless 640 is my EDC, the 1911 is the family heirloom, the Derringer is a CVA kit I built with my dad when I was a kid. IMG_20170625_191013325.jpg
    The Walker is the newest addition to the family and it is next to the SAA for s size comparison. That sucker has a 9" barrel and weighs in at 4 1/2 pounds.
     
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  6. nurseford25

    nurseford25 Oct 27, 2017

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    Here is an old pic of my .45 kimber custom carryII. With some watches for good measure. 03BCDECB-A20C-47A3-952D-BCD249DAA59C.jpeg
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    And my .357 Ruger Black Hawk, which I ended up selling to help fund my speedmaster purchase several years ago. I miss the gun but I’m still in love with my speedy.
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  7. Wryfox

    Wryfox Nov 2, 2017

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    What is a 1000yds?
    Take a look very carefully at dead center of pic..the slight brown rise is a 10ft berm.
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    Nice calm day...and not bad for these old eyes. Probably one of my best, not only in group size but accuracy. Target is 12".
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  8. Wryfox

    Wryfox Nov 16, 2017

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    This old gal has been through a lot....one of my favorites. Colt 1911 "mutt". 45ACP. WWI GI frame, WWII GI slide(Remington contract), post war National Match Barrel and Bushing (1950s). Shoots like an old GI warhorse should...straight, honest and without complaint.

    Through two world wars and some competition shooting after that. Oh my if the old gal could speak....

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  9. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Nov 16, 2017

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    Wryfox, I like a good honest 1911 shooter. Yours reminds me of mine. Mine has a matching WWI Colt Frame and slide but sports a 70 Series matched barrel and bushing and has had a ramp job done to accept semi-wad cutters. It shoots straight all day long but won't win an awards for being a valuable collectible. Some people seem to forget that not long ago these were just old guns and they only cost a few bucks to pick up.
     
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  10. noelekal

    noelekal Nov 16, 2017

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    I really appreciate that one Wryfox. Stories of mankind's tragedies and triumphs are both possible with that one. The one's that look as if they could have stories to tell appeal to me too.

    I'll bet that pistol of yours has a nice trigger and I'll bet it shoots well too.

    A World War II rework of a World war I Colt. This one's Parkerized finish and Augusta Arsenal rework markings are indicators of another G. I. .45 which likely could tell tales of two World Wars and more if it could only talk.
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    By comparison, this Remington Rand contract 1911-A1 was produced in 1944 and was said to be a colonel's wartime gun by the seller. Buy the gun (or watch) and not the story. If the story is true then this pistol probably spent the the War in the colonel's desk for its surface condition remains mostly mute, telling little.

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  11. noelekal

    noelekal Nov 16, 2017

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    So true Waltesefalcon. The old Colt above wasn't even a really good deal at $140 ... back in 1978 when I purchased it.
     
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  12. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Nov 16, 2017

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    Old age isn't for sissies :( At one time I was an ambidextrous shooter. Now I have a laser on my Colt Defender ;)
     
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  13. Ranger230

    Ranger230 Nov 16, 2017

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    Very nice Colt! Arsenal or not the the history on that firearm would be awesome to know.

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  14. Wryfox

    Wryfox Nov 17, 2017

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    Indeed! I'll take history over tacticool anyday.

    So then this one...an even older gal who just drips history:

    1874 Dated Colt Single Action Army 'Artillery' model

    Survives today with experience through the Indian Wars, the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection...then to live on with some cowboy who nickel plated it and used it extensively based on the wear to the finish and grips.

    Most people remember the Spanish American War(concluded in 7 months) but not the Philippine Insurrection which lasted 3 1/2 years (1899-1902). The Colt SAA was brought back due to the woeful performance of the replacement 38 cal revolvers used by the army during that period, which were ineffective at stopping the drug doped Moros in jungle fighting.

    The need for a more modern cartridge (in the now again preferred 45 cal) directly led to development of an even more superior handgun for army use, ultimately leading to the adoption of the Colt 1911 several years later.

    So this this fine gal is the grand daddy of the 1911, and served close to 50yrs in military service (being sold as surplus after 1911).

    Talk about history! And it was sitting on a lowly shelf in a small local gun shop before being elevated once again to a large display case in a home of someone who can appreciate her gallantry of service.

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  15. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Nov 17, 2017

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    Wryfox, that is a great SAA. You certainly have a nice little collection of Colts.
     
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  16. noelekal

    noelekal Nov 17, 2017

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    Wryfox, you've posted another that's been there and done that. Closed out the tumultuous 19th century and continued to serve in the turbulent 20th century. Chambered for an excellent handgun cartridge too.

    I can't now recall if the first handgun I ever shot was an "Artillery Model" Colt Single Action Army Model 1873 or a 4-inch Smith & Wesson Model 15 .38 Special revolver, both owned by an uncle. Summer of 1968 at our old family place is where I was introduced to both.


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    Here is an example of one of the U. S. military issue Colt .38s that gained the reputation for the woeful performance during the Philippine Insurrection, a Colt Model 1901 chambered for .38 Colt. I choronograph tested a few old Frankfort Arsenal 4-11 dated cartridges some years ago. The 150 grain lead bullet clocked a paltry 660 feet per second over the chronograph's screens. Late production commercially produced factory .38 Colt ammunition manages 725-750 fps with the same weight bullet.
     
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  17. fly4food

    fly4food Nov 17, 2017

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    My 10mm double stack 1911 really likes this thread Trev, but then again it lives in The Great State of Texas, USA.
     
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  18. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Nov 17, 2017

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    Here is my 1915 vintage 1911 that after two world wars became a competition gun.
     
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  19. WYO_Watch

    WYO_Watch Nov 18, 2017

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    A few months back I unloaded a few .22 rounds into a fake Seamaster PO. You can shoot a 22 all day and still afford dinner. You cannot shoot a 22 all day without ear protection and hear your wife at dinner...


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  20. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Nov 20, 2017

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    That is a really clean looking Ruger Wyo-watch. One of the few guns I regret selling off was a MkII Ruger.