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  1. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Aug 17, 2018

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    I decided that I should take a few better photos of my Detective Special and the Mixson rig I have for it.
     
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  2. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 21, 2018

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    For those that want to scratch some braincells, here's a little challenge for you.....

    What is it?

    Generic answers not accepted...be specific! Country, manufacturer, and model.


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  3. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 21, 2018

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    A stab in the dark.

    Yugo M48BO: a contract 98 Mauser variant made in Yugoslavia (Serbia) by Zastava and chambered for 7.92X57 (8mm Mauser).
     
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  4. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 21, 2018

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    cz vz 24 country that used this one unknown to me. These old mausers went to many countries
     
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  5. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Aug 21, 2018

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    The lack of markings is cruel. About the only thing I can say is that it is not Turkish, Iranian, or Chinese.
     
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  6. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 21, 2018

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    Ding ding ding!

    Contract Czech vz. 24. The lack of markings are original, and yes they went to many countries. No idea where this went but just because it was a noname contract doesn't mean less quality. This rifle's action is "like buttah"...incredibly smooth and locks like a vault. Best 98 style I have and found it for $80 "out the door" at a local pawn shop.

    Generally, it is said the unmarked units were shipped to revolutionaries vs countries that had crests/seals/special markings applied. Don't know how much truth there is but it does make sense. Spanish civil war seems particularly likely. Maybe someone knows more.

    It appears I've underestimated y'all's expertise. Gotta find a tougher one for you......
     
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  7. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 21, 2018

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    Military Surplus rifles
    Cosmetic wise they do not have to be pretty. As long as they are good shooters. This one fits that criteria. K31 dates to 1940
     
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  8. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 21, 2018

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    Just a lucky guess.
     
  9. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 24, 2018

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    Wonderful rifles, those K31s. Back in Memphis, watched a guy shoot NRA Service Rifle at 600yds and nearly cleaned the match. Don't recall the exact figure but it was in the 590s. Only one I've seen in one of those matches. My score was something less.....:(
     
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  10. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 24, 2018

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    OK, so here's something a bit tougher. If you know them you can get this, or pretty darn close. And I know serials aren't exact...history can be murky. Unfortunately, if I show virtually anything else, I'll give it away.

    hint: this is not special, just nickel plated.

    Country, model,caliber

    ......expert bonus for mfr, year and use(mil/PD/civ, etc)...pretty sure I'll need to give more hint for that but lets see.

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  11. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Aug 24, 2018

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    Germany, Luger, 9mm, 1930s?, civilian. I'm not sure about the maker or which variant it is.
     
  12. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 24, 2018

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    Correct! German luger 9mm 1937.

    Well still not hard enough, so get the rest!

    Serial has an 'n' postfix. That should get you mfr and use (mil/pd/civilian)
     
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  13. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Aug 24, 2018

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    Mauser?
     
  14. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Aug 25, 2018

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    German 9mm Luger, unknown age, maybe pre WW2? I owned a similar one back in the early 90's and sold it to help pay for my move from Texas to Colorado.
     
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  15. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 25, 2018

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    Yeah, but I have The Red Baron's personal Luger here. Says so right on the left grip.

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  16. gemstar

    gemstar Aug 26, 2018

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    Would love to take shot with Eastwoods gun.
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  17. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 26, 2018

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    Bought a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum with 8 3/8-inch barrel brand new in early 1980 and still have it. This one's seen a lot of rounds as it's been used for hunter pistol silhouette competition, hunting deer, and just general "campaign firing" fun.
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  18. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 26, 2018

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    Ding ding again!

    1937 military Mauser made 9mm luger (with post war nickeling)
     
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  19. Wryfox

    Wryfox Aug 26, 2018

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    Yum. I had one of these years ago, same silhouette model (though I thought it was like 10 1/2" barrel... It was big!). I'm using my phone right now so can't see Pic clearly, but I believe these had a little adjustment wheel under the front site to quickly set it to the different silhouette distances. I think they were 10,25,50, &100.
     
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  20. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 26, 2018

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    That's not the silhouette variant with the 10 5/8-inch barrel and the "dial-up" adjustable front sight, but just a plain ol' Model 29 (-2 revision) with the 8 3/8-inch barrel. When I was a silhouette shooting fiend I'd have thought that front sight was "handy as a pocket on a shirt" but didn't want it with such a "long-snouted" barrel. Really, the 8 3/8-inch barrel is pretty awkward, but I was on a long-barreled Smith & Wesson kick back then and gathered in several in different calibers.

    Google images assisted with finding an image of the silhouette variant.

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