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So... any of our members here have an interest in firearms?

  1. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 20, 2012

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    Yeah sure, you seem to have that freeze thing down just fine
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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 20, 2012

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    Dude, I live in New Jersey. It's like Beirut but you can understand the a$$holes yelling and shooting at you. :p The welcome packages that come with things like coupons to local supermarkets also come with a guidebook to making explosives out of common household materials.
     
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  3. smithrjd

    smithrjd Sep 20, 2012

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    The BSA I have would be familiar to those in the UK, a Model 12 in 22LR. It is know as a club or gallery rifle. I take a preveres pleasure in outshooting folks with rifles 90 years younger with scopes that cost more than my rifle with micrometer iron peep sites. If the wind is down, 10 shots into a 1/4" at 75 yards is nothing. It's what I call a "keeper" Don't even remember how many young kids, Boy and Cub scouts have learn basic rifle safety and earned their merit badge with this rifle. It was made in 1916 and still has many many more years left.
     
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  4. Whirling

    Whirling Sep 20, 2012

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    I used to have fun with my Feinwerkbau 601 air rifle back when I was a teenager. I couldn't quite put all the pellets through the same hole at 10m, so no Olympics for me. The rifle is still at my parents' house. Someday, I should retrieve it, get it tuned up, and plink some more. For me, the main advantage of air rifles is the convenience...easier to find a place to use it...easier to clean. Plus, these Feinwerkbau rifles were built to a wonderfully high standard. (Photo stolen from web.)

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    Jon

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  5. imt58

    imt58 Sep 21, 2012

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    Some of those old Beezers are quite collectable. Just read an article on US Co. Sheridan in a UK mag. They were taken over by Benjamin. Early Remington, Sheridan, Crosman and Benjamins fetch good money over here.

    I have a modern CO2 Ratcatcher pistol but had nice wooden grips made for it. Great for plinking and shooting rats in the barn.

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  6. smithrjd

    smithrjd Sep 21, 2012

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    The small frame BSA Martini's used to available, but they are getting hard to find now. Prices on a good example are indeed going up. Most were imported from the UK when clubs got new rifles or closed down. Mine is a rather nice one, all original, blueing is still good going to plum now. Has the BSA sights as opposed to the Parker Hales.
     
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  7. john wilson

    john wilson Jan 28, 2013

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    I like guns puppys and sunsets.
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  8. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 28, 2013

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    Damn John, where the hell ya been. :D
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 28, 2013

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    Half of these look like 3D renderings of guns rather than photos they're so crisp...
     
  10. john wilson

    john wilson Jan 28, 2013

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    At home or at work. Was on vacation for two weeks and all I did was paint the inside of the house. Boring but it had to be done, looks fantastic.
     
  11. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 28, 2013

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    Well don't be a stranger, like seeing you around here, besides I think you would kind of like it.
     
  12. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jan 28, 2013

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    Wow. Did you take those photos?

    Welcome to ΩF :thumbsup:
     
  13. john wilson

    john wilson Jan 28, 2013

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    Yes sir. Nikon D3. in my dinning room.
     
  14. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jan 28, 2013

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    The lighting in those shots is phenomenal. Nicely done.
     
  15. smithrjd

    smithrjd Jan 30, 2013

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    Great pictures, only one 1911 platform, an old '52 Argentine. At least the frame and slide everything else is from Wilson combat. My favorite pistol.
     
  16. MyVintageOmega

    MyVintageOmega Jan 30, 2013

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    Good solid 50 cal.... IMG_0141.JPG
     
  17. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jan 30, 2013

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    Also good for plinking and shooting rats in the barn.
     
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  18. MyVintageOmega

    MyVintageOmega Jan 30, 2013

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    Actually it's funny you mention......as about 6 years ago I was at my Grandmothers barn shooting up the rats. I used a (cressi sub star 55). I have some cool pics of the gun somewhere......
     
  19. MyVintageOmega

    MyVintageOmega Jan 30, 2013

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    Found it. The star 55 works on air compression and can be filled up to an (80 bar pressure). When fired the release is violent and quite explosive. The spear itself is hardened and the tip takes a lot of punishment. I use it mostly when diving where sharks may be present. I'am wearing a rolex yacht master....long long lost ago in a philippines dive. IMG_1143.JPG
     
  20. Wheels

    Wheels Jan 30, 2013

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    Cool. M2HB on a vehicle mount. What vehicle is it mounted on?