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  1. ras47

    ras47 Jun 16, 2017

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    It was Christmas 1971 and I was 10. My sister and I had opened out presents but there was one more under the tree. Mom gave Dad a quizzical look and Dad just smiled. "It's a Peace on Earth and Good Will Towards Man present". A Star 9mm pistol, clone of the Browning Hi Power, and had been carried by the East German Border Patrol. Well worn but clean. Shoots like a dream. I was already shooting 45's with my father regularly and putting 8 in the paint from 25 feet. 9mm was a joy to shoot and I spent Christmas Day in the backyard expending the better part of 200 rds.
     
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  2. davidswiss

    davidswiss Jun 16, 2017

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    The standard shooting range for the K31 is 300m and they had to be accurate at that range so were very well built.
    Unlike the enfield, for instance, they never had to be rushed out the factory door to go into action so there were no compromises on material or build quality.
    If you've ever taken part in a competition against a swiss shooting club you'll see some extreme accuracy using the K31.
     
  3. ras47

    ras47 Jun 16, 2017

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    Are those Glaser rounds I see? I have Glasers at home for my Glock 23.
     
  4. any4xx

    any4xx Jun 16, 2017

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    Model 19? If so, one of my all-time favorites. If not, still a nice wheelie!
     
  5. duc

    duc Jun 16, 2017

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    I was going to rave about my appreciation for octagonal barrels (Model 1886 .45-90), but I saw the rest of your post. Envy is all I have to offer. Sorry. Nice 10mm.
     
  6. duc

    duc Jun 16, 2017

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    I am constantly stunned by your photographic eye. Your pictures look like a computer generation of the perfect image.
     
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  7. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jun 17, 2017

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    The Swiss have a certified badass history overall . They don't compromise on much . It's a very interesting society . I did quite a bit of business in Switzerland many years ago. They can close the borders within one hour and lock down the country for one year if necessary. They subsidize certain businesses to ensure self sufficiency , even wine (hey, priorities). One fellow told me they have the second highest number of M1 Abrams tanks in the world. All able bodied men were required to keep an issue rifle and ammo in their home , and qualify with it annually. That makes for some army. Historically , Swiss are neutral because they can...not because they are pacifists, but because they are badass. Makes for some very nice hardware .
     
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  8. Wildebeest67

    Wildebeest67 Jun 17, 2017

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    IMG_0095.JPG I personally am partial to the US service rifle m1 30 cal me shooting pop up long range at camp Perry Ohio
     
  9. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jun 19, 2017

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    Its almost impossible to pick one to show here, but this one is one of my favorites. A Marlin 1881 Indian Trade Rifle, 45-70 Gov't. Big heavy buffalo gun. Man this is fun to shoot.

    I've shot just about everything over the years, but I find historic arms to be the most enjoyable now.
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  10. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jun 19, 2017

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    This is my current restoration project, Circa 1760 Swallow Double gun...yep that's inlaid gold there at the chamber. Must have been quite a piece in its day. The wood shows incredible promise. Its very rough and currently nonfunctional, but should clean up nice.

    If anyone knows about the name Swallow from that time period, I'd greatly appreciate any info as I'm having trouble researching it.

    It was converted to percussion in the early 1800s by Gebhard. Heavily used after that as the locks are virtually worn out.
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  11. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jun 21, 2017

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    MG34 anyone?
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  12. ras47

    ras47 Jun 22, 2017

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    Fierce weapon!! I fired one last year courtesy of a licensed class 3 dealer/collector. Allied troops had good reason to fear this beast.
     
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  13. noelekal

    noelekal Jun 22, 2017

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    I've been present on a couple of occasions when collectors fired their MG 34's. An impressive rate of fire. The gun really rips!
     
  14. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jun 22, 2017

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    What's better than a Desert Eagle 50 cal? Why, one with extended barrel and scope..... DESERT EAGLE 50 SCOPED2 - LEFT -1.jpg
     
  15. noelekal

    noelekal Jun 22, 2017

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    Nice Wryfox.

    I fired one of those about ten years ago because its new owner was reluctant to test fire it. It didn't have a scope or the extended barrel though. Recoil was manageable, even when fired one-handed.

    I can only muster a .44 Magnum as the most powerful handgun kept on hand. Purchased this Smith & Wesson Model 29 in 1980 to use in hunter pistol silhouette competition and for handgun hunting for deer.

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  16. Wryfox

    Wryfox Jun 22, 2017

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    That's a dandy looker. Used to have a 29 silhouette, regret giving it up. Nice heavy barrel controls flip. I think it had a 3pos front site(or was it 4) with a little wheel to adjust each position. Very clever.
     
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  17. noelekal

    noelekal Jun 22, 2017

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    More long-snouted Smith & Wesson target models. I was on a long-barreled kick at the time. These have seen bulls-eye competition with good results even though the discipline has long since gone wholly over to automatic pistols.

    Model 14 K-38 Masterpiece with 8 3/8-inch barrel.
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    Model 17 K-22 Masterpiece with 8 3/8-inch barrel.
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  18. any4xx

    any4xx Jun 22, 2017

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    I'll see your .44 and raise you to an even .500. ;-)

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  19. noelekal

    noelekal Jun 22, 2017

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    It's a big 'un. I'm done.

    It would be fun to test-fire the .500 S&W.
     
  20. any4xx

    any4xx Jun 22, 2017

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    Actually... not too bad. I also have its sister in .460. THAT is a monster! Somewhere I've got a pic of it doing its thing. Stand by....
     
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