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Link Posted: 2/11/2017 3:02:31 PM EDT
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114 Year Old Colt New Service in .45 Colt that's been rode hard and put away wet. Paid $25 for it a few years back.





Can still hit plates at 30 yards one handed.




Took the S&W 1917 to the range also. For a 100 year old revolver. It shots like it is brand new. 

Link Posted: 2/25/2017 2:06:40 AM EDT

A 1917 1903 and 1943 M1.
Link Posted: 2/26/2017 5:29:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2017 5:31:36 PM EDT by FREEFALLE7]
Two of my Afghan bring backs. One it just a wall hanger enfield muzzle loader and the other is a fully operational BSA Henry Martini. Not a bad deal for $250 U.S.  



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[Last Edit: 8/6/2017 10:12:37 PM EDT by JeepinCO]
1932 to 1934 Mauser C96 Broomhandle pistol







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My two humble contributions:

1932 Tula M91-30.  Sticks like hell on everything except lacquered steel case ammo.  Go figure.

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My recent purchase, a Yugo M24.  Made at the Military Technical Institute in the mid '30's.  I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but hopefully I'll be able to Friday. 

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Link Posted: 5/8/2017 8:19:00 PM EDT
My modest collection...

Link Posted: 5/27/2017 12:50:49 PM EDT
By no means a good pic but I was messing around with some stuff for another project and took this one.
Link Posted: 7/5/2017 6:22:28 PM EDT
M1903 - NRA High Power Rifle - Don James Memorial 2017


0:00 Offhand
8:03 Sitting Rapid
10:11 Sitting Rapid result
10:25 M1 Garand Prone Rapid
11:46 Prone Rapid
13:09 Prone Rapid result
13:16 Prone Slow
19:03 Prone Slow results
19:25 Aggregate results
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 1:09:34 AM EDT
Springfield M1903 rapid fire - Arfcom Entry (not airsoft)
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 7:50:37 PM EDT
Just thought I'd post a few post-photobucket era pics of one of the most elegant guns I've been able to own......


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Just thought I'd post a few post-photobucket era pics of one of the most elegant guns I've been able to own......
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That is amazingly sweet.....
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I think it's a MKI Ross. Eventually it should be possible to have the sporterized stock repaired.







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I suppose this counts as C&R despite the threaded barrel and semi only conversion.

Link Posted: 3/2/2018 6:09:43 PM EDT
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Why my handle is 98k guy...
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Holy crap that's an amazing collection!!!!!!
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C&R in a place it dares not go.....







Cola-Warrior!

Since it was the 100th anniversary of the US being in the Great War, and both M1917s were made in 1918. They needed to once again be fired in anger. The anger of the chug and penalties.
Link Posted: 3/28/2018 12:08:52 AM EDT
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Still shoots great after all these years, 1917 Erfurt Mauser!
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[Last Edit: 3/30/2018 1:37:44 AM EDT by SoloDallas]
Restained stock (dark walnut) but without sanding; just stained over (and you can tell, as that red glue is still down there as it should be - I just wanted a slightly darker brown as I have seen on some Mausers)
Then applied a couple of layers of TRU Oil. This stock was not in great condition.
Despite probably not being very true to its original color (which I understand, was lighter initially) I like k98s on the darker side.
I DO have a blonde stock as well - original to this rifle. But for now, I like the darker one better (shown blonde below current state)


Refinished BCD43 K98
by SoloDallas, on Flickr


Original German Items of Long Ago. by SoloDallas, on Flick
Link Posted: 4/16/2018 9:50:12 PM EDT
Got me another K98. Slightly better looking, all original and matching numbers. US import; this is a batch that came from Austria several years ago.


K98s
by SoloDallas, on Flickr
Link Posted: 4/20/2018 8:53:32 PM EDT
Same 98Ks, but the top one with a different stock (testing)


98Ks and friend
by SoloDallas, on Flickr
Link Posted: 5/6/2018 2:20:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/6/2018 2:22:51 PM EDT by SoloDallas]
I'm essentially speaking to myself in this thread but - what has inspired me, needs to go back to you all.

I swapped the original A3 stock (Remington FJA stamped) with this one, so that I can preserve that stock better when I go shooting.
Also, this stock seems to be better for shooting the rifle thanks to the scant grip (which I prefer in looks to the 'C' style).


1943 A3 with Scant Stock by SoloDallas, on Flickr


1943 A3 with Scant Stock by SoloDallas, on Flickr


1943 A3 with Scant Stock by SoloDallas, on Flickr


1943 A3 with Scant Stock by SoloDallas, on Flickr

1943 A3 with Scant Stock by SoloDallas, on Flickr

ETA: the hand guard is new old stock; came to me in a raw format and I have been slowly matching its finish and color to the older, original scant stock.
Same rifle in original condition:


Original 1943 Remington M1903A3
by SoloDallas, on Flickr
Link Posted: 5/6/2018 9:22:48 PM EDT
Sten Mk2s build.

Link Posted: 5/20/2018 8:49:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/20/2018 9:48:04 PM EDT by SoloDallas]
More of one of my 98Ks. I have fallen in love all over again with them, I think it's still my favorite rifle of all times.
Updating this one with proper stock, parts etc. and almost more importantly, I have been oiling wood parts with BLO, thouroughly.

Helmet is also original German production M40 and reworked by the Finns (German sticker applied by me)


WWII Stuff by SoloDallas, on Flickr

Similar image but filtered in a sort of vintage fashion


WWII Stuff Filtered
by SoloDallas, on Flickr
Link Posted: 5/21/2018 6:29:49 PM EDT
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Just DROS'd this one, coming to me in 10 days. Carcano M91/38
The interesting thing about this one is that it's in 8mm Mauser (as I wanted) and that it has at least one Nazi Waffen marking. Could be fake (markings), there are several out there as such; or not.
The action is incredibly smooth; have never seen a Carcano with such a smooth action actually.

This one was made in Terni - while my grandfather was working there, as a master engineer at the Acciaierie di Terni (in the 1940s and following years).
This one has something of me in it.


M91/38 Carcano Waffen Marks 8mm Mauser by SoloDallas, on Flickr


M91/38 Carcano Waffen Marks 8mm Mauser by SoloDallas, on Flickr
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Fabrica De Armas La Coruña Fusil Reformado 8. Hecho en año 1951.

¡Viva España!
Link Posted: 6/5/2018 7:31:15 PM EDT
Must be in a Italian-nostalgia state-of-mind.

(WWII Italian Carcano - then sold to the Finns - M38)


Original Carcano M38
by SoloDallas, on Flickr


Original Carcano M38
by SoloDallas, on Flickr
Link Posted: 6/8/2018 9:28:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2018 12:41:56 PM EDT by SoloDallas]
Goddamn, I fell in love with these WWII Carcanos. I think it is certainly due to the fact that - well - I am Italian; was born here but grew up there.
Also, I am immensely fascinated by WWII history. I got addicted.

So, these were poor rifles, made with not much. But I am surprised nevertheless at the ingenuity, the ideas such as thinking of shorter rifles because long ones were outdated (hence, the Cavalry here, the TS and the M38 - all short rifles; this in itself was innovative). Seemingly the Italians were among the first to implement the concept of a short rifle as widely used by its military - though the Italians did not win anything.

Few means, great creativity and fair workmanship.

This is the same 8mm Mauser carbine I posted above but with a different stock (still for an 8mm conversion) that I like way more.
ETA: backpack is also mine, I served with it in Shitaly (1991) for a whole year. It would seem that those backpacks were still made with the exact same pattern as the WWII ones.

lol, Shitaly...


WWII Carcano Cavalry by SoloDallas, on Flickr


WWII Carcano by SoloDallas, on Flickr


WWII Carcano Cavalry by SoloDallas, on Flickr

ETA: OMG it's true, my backpack was exactly, precisely still the same sh!t pattern as the Fascist one in WWII. Speechless.

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WWII Carcano
by SoloDallas, on Flickr
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Yugo M48, M48 A and M48 BO (no markings)







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My most recent purchase, French occupation K98K Mauser. This one was produced in the Fall of 1945.

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Link Posted: 9/8/2018 8:27:47 PM EDT
Poster above, just mind blowing.

Humble triplet of Italian WWII Items


Italian WWII Triplet
by SoloDallas, on Flickr
Link Posted: 10/4/2018 11:38:45 AM EDT
A couple Mosins

Link Posted: 10/7/2018 12:25:22 AM EDT
WWII EXPLOSION!

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Link Posted: 10/17/2018 11:02:09 AM EDT
Had to pick up this Yugo rearsenaled 98k.  It's in too great of a shape to pass up.



Link Posted: 10/27/2018 12:44:24 PM EDT
Winter is coming (I just bought this old, beat up, classy M39 yesterday).

IMG_3426 by Austin Scott, on Flickr
Link Posted: 11/13/2018 1:23:15 PM EDT
My new K31 Rifle



Link Posted: 11/13/2018 1:25:50 PM EDT
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My new K31 Rifle

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That is beautiful. I so fucked up when I didnt buy one back when they were $99.
Link Posted: 11/17/2018 1:35:35 AM EDT
About half of mine
Don't have a picture of my Garands or my Mosin horde.


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Might as well start off the new year...by waiting ten days. First California purchase since moving here, not thrilled about the silly rules.

I still need to find an FFL that won’t try to kill me with fees if I buy surplus stuff online.

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