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« on: August 13, 2014, 11:58:55 PM »
I thought I would share some pics of some boomsticks.
First off, some of my black powder firearms.








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Re: firearms
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 12:02:17 AM »
Now a few pistols


Here is one or two for you auto guys.




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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2014, 12:06:00 AM »
And here is a special one. And I am sure Tom will love this one as much as I do.





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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 12:16:54 AM »
And here is a special one. And I am sure Tom will love this one as much as I do.
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 :drool:  An absolutely beautiful rifle.......


Love the 1861 Springfield as well Nate, and the Nagant revolver is always an oddball.  :tu:  Sadly none of my guns are here where I currently rent.  :(  They're split between a buddy's safe and my mother's house.

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: firearms
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 12:21:16 AM »
All I can say is  :drool: and pass me the Kleenex

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 12:50:26 AM »
Ill post some of my others later when I get them out.
Tom, that is a sweet M-1.

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Re: firearms
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 01:02:18 AM »
A man can love his dog, his children, his woman (or his man, I don't care), but there is no truer love than that for a Garand.


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Re: firearms
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 01:31:01 AM »

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 03:45:43 AM »


I fired thousands of rounds out of an M-14.  I loved the gun, but I never fired an M-1 to compare.

I will say an M-14 in full auto climbs so fast it is sort of useless  :rofl:

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2014, 03:56:40 PM »
They're very similiar weapons detron.  The big advantage is an M14 won't try to remove your thumb when you load the sucker..... :o Yeah the 14 was pretty much useless on full auto, which is why the vast majority were locked in semi mode.

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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2014, 10:01:02 PM »
It can be very frustrating reading threads like this when I live in the UK.

I can remember doing somersaults & feeling great when I got my firearms certificate in 1978 & that was only for a .22 target rifle.
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 10:51:22 PM »
It can be very frustrating reading threads like this when I live in the UK.

I can remember doing somersaults & feeling great when I got my firearms certificate in 1978 & that was only for a .22 target rifle.
I know what you mean :(

Most of the firearms I'd like aren't wizzy tactical numbers, but brutally simple rifles like the Savage 42 and M6 scout, but because there combination firearms they apparently need multiple certificates???

I do still miss my ole Lee Enfield No 4 though ::)

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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 10:56:45 PM »
It can be very frustrating reading threads like this when I live in the UK.

I can remember doing somersaults & feeling great when I got my firearms certificate in 1978 & that was only for a .22 target rifle.
I know what you mean :(

Most of the firearms I'd like aren't wizzy tactical numbers, but brutally simple rifles like the Savage 42 and M6 scout, but because there combination firearms they apparently need multiple certificates???

I do still miss my ole Lee Enfield No 4 though ::)

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I seen one of those things that makes me fancy an FAC the other week...a Lee Enfield No.7! Purpose built in 22lr! Most drool worthy thing I've seen since the M1Carbines!

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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2014, 12:10:10 AM »
Here's a pic of the first rifle I ever fired, the Lee Enfield no.8 .22lr
http://rifleman.org.uk/Enfield_Rifle_No.8.html



Here's the first rifle I bought (1978) Anschutz 54 .22lr

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Re: firearms
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2014, 12:25:16 AM »
Here's a pic of the first rifle I ever fired, the Lee Enfield no.8 .22lr
http://rifleman.org.uk/Enfield_Rifle_No.8.html
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Here's the first rifle I bought (1978) Anschutz 54 .22lr

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Nice one DR! We've an Anschultz like that in the armoury at the club,just nowhere near as  :drool:

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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2014, 12:28:00 AM »
They make .22LR Lee-Enfields?!?  :ahhh WANT!!!!!!  Were those made as .22's from the start, or were they .303's that were converted?

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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2014, 12:32:14 AM »
They make .22LR Lee-Enfields?!?  :ahhh WANT!!!!!!  Were those made as .22's from the start, or were they .303's that were converted?

I'd asked that to the guy with a No.7. Apparantly the no7s were built as.22 as cadet rifles. ASFASIK the no8s were converted from the unloved no5

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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 12:40:45 AM »
They make .22LR Lee-Enfields?!?  :ahhh WANT!!!!!!  Were those made as .22's from the start, or were they .303's that were converted?

I'd asked that to the guy with a No.7. Apparantly the no7s were built as.22 as cadet rifles. ASFASIK the no8s were converted from the unloved no5

UNLOVED?!?
  It'll knock fillings out of your head from the recoil while blinding you with the flash created by touching off a full power cartridge from an 18.8" barrel, and you can't hit what you're aiming at anyway, but....  :think:  OK, unloved works.  :)  My father had an original Jungle Carbine, and when he moved my middle brother and I came into joint ownership of it.  :D  It's a fun rifle to shoot, but not for an extended period of time by any means.......
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There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2014, 12:50:09 AM »
As far as I'm aware JD, the No. 7, 8 & 9 were purpose built .22, previous to that were 303 conversions but I'm sure to be corrected.

http://www.rifleman.org.u...ifles_comparison_page.htm

http://www.rifleman.org.u...bore_training_rifles.html
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2014, 12:53:50 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2014, 12:59:35 AM »
Speaking of converted Lee Enfield's, I had a book years ago where in the late 1800s someone had converted a Lee Enfield or possibly a Lee Metford into a 6round bullpup for the cavalry, but I've never managed to find it on the web ???

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Re: firearms
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2014, 01:01:25 AM »
DR?  :salute:

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Re: firearms
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2014, 01:11:35 AM »
Speaking of converted Lee Enfield's, I had a book years ago where in the late 1800s someone had converted a Lee Enfield or possibly a Lee Metford into a 6round bullpup for the cavalry, but I've never managed to find it on the web ???

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History's first recorded bullpup was the Thorneycroft carbine of 1901. This odd looking bullpup bolt action rifle chamber the .303 round, but had the bolt mechanics near the shoulder, making the Thorneycroft carbine shorter than the typical Enfiled .303 rifle at the time. The gun was developed into a few prototypes, but died a quiet death.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2014, 01:13:25 AM »
^^OK, now THAT is a bit messed up.  :o

Very interesting site you linked to BTW, daverobson.  I'll be checking it out thoroughly for sure.  :tu:

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2014, 01:19:36 AM »
Speaking of bullpups, the last ever Enfield rifle was the EM-2

Here it is in action in 1951.


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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2014, 10:44:20 AM »
Your googlefu is far stronger than mine! Thanks mate :tu:

I always thought it was a shame the EM2 wasn't adopted as it was a bloody good rifle by all accounts

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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2014, 12:06:27 PM »
That's a nice looking rifle.

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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2014, 03:29:18 PM »
Bullpups are a conspiracy to keep lefties off the front line..... ;)  Seriously, the EM2 was a very good design, and performed well in field testing.  The problem was it couldn't be converted to fire 7.62 NATO, and the US Army would NEVER adopt a caliber smaller than that..... ::)

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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2014, 03:36:29 PM »
Bullpups are a conspiracy to keep lefties off the front line..... ;)  Seriously, the EM2 was a very good design, and performed well in field testing.  The problem was it couldn't be converted to fire 7.62 NATO, and the US Army would NEVER adopt a caliber smaller than that..... ::)

Join the British armed forces then, lefties not a problem, you WILL be taught to shoot right handed  :rofl:

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« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2014, 03:38:29 PM »
Bullpups are a conspiracy to keep lefties off the front line..... ;)  Seriously, the EM2 was a very good design, and performed well in field testing.  The problem was it couldn't be converted to fire 7.62 NATO, and the US Army would NEVER adopt a caliber smaller than that..... ::)

Join the British armed forces then, lefties not a problem, you WILL be taught to shoot right handed  :rofl:

No I'm not joking
:D I've heard that. Officially, there has never been a left-handed British soldier.....

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D

 

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