My C&R's

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by Buford Allen, May 29, 2004.

  1. Buford Allen

    Buford Allen New Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    Vernon, TX
    Just wanted to share with you what I have collected in the last year:

    (1) Czech BRNO VZ 24
    (2) Mosin-Nagant 91/30
    (3) Mosin-Nagant 1891/59
    (4) Yugo SKS M59/66
    (5) Chinese SKS Type 56
    (6) Winchester Mod. 67
    (7) Remington Mod. 11

    I am wanting to add:

    Yugo Mauser 24-47, M48
    Mosin-Nagant 1891, M38, M44
    Russian SKS
    BRNO CZ 52
    Tokarev TT-33
    Romanian AK 47
    Schmidt-Rubin K31
    Lee Enfield MK III
    Arisaka Type 99

    And anything else that I might stumble upon!!!
    Last edited: May 29, 2004
  2. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    Thanks for sharing your list with us. And good luck in acquiring the ones on your wish list. :)

  3. merc

    merc New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Pelham, NH
    Hello BA
    looks like you have been pretty busy.
    You have a pretty neat collection there.
    If you add all those on your wish list you could start your own firearms museum.
    Good luck
  4. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    That's what it is all about.

    That's a neat list of guns, Buford. Collectors have varying interest. The gun collectors club I belong to is a great mixture of interests. Each meeting we have a "show and tell' time. People bring a gun, or guns from their collection and explain the details of each piece. We have dentists, professors, high tech, gun dealers, antique shop owners, etc. as members. One can learn a lot from these experts on various collector items.

    I'm hung up of .45s, but have a few other things beside.

    1917 Colt Revolver
    1918 Colt
    1919 Colt
    1926 Colt
    1942 Colt
    1943 Colt
    1943 Colt, duplicate Ser. # US&S range
    1944 Colt Lend Lease
    1945 Colt LL
    1943 US&S (2)
    1944 Rem Rand
    1944 Rem Rand LL
    1915 Springfield Armory .45
    1914 REM-UMC
    1943 Ithaca
    Colt Woodsman Target .22, 1952
    Walther P .38 byf44 w/ holster
    1918 Luger, two original mags, brought back from North Africa
    Springfield Trap Door .45-70, 1884
    1943 Win. Carbine
    1942 Win. Garand
    Springfield Mdl. 1903, 1931
    Remington Mdl. 12, .22, 1931

    I smell another US&S in the wind. It came home.

    Good luck on finding the most desired gun you dream of!
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2004
  5. merc

    merc New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Pelham, NH
    that is quite the collection of Colts you have there.
    I too enjoy collecting Colts. But I just started and do not have as varied a collection as you do.
    You should be proud of that collection.
    Let us know when you add to it.
  6. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    Thanks, Merc! I have read some of your post and you have a start. I've probably been at it many years longer than you. I'm just a novice by some collection standards.
  7. This past January (2005) I got interested in the Fiala Arms & Equipment Co. guns. I heard these were originated by Anthony Fiala meant especially for adventurers exploring frigid places like the North and South Poles of our planet. They were manufactured in New Haven, CT. His company logo was a polar bear. He had his Model 1920 designed as a magazine-fed repeater that fired single-shot because he didn't trust the semi-auto action (like the Colt pre-Woodsman of the same era) in sub-zero temps. The gun typically came with a 3" barrel for concealed carry, a 7 1/2" barrel for targets and plinking, and a 20" barrel with forestock all three in a carrying case with a detachable shoulder stock. As near as anyone can figure, there were approximately 5,000 guns made in various configurations with various names on them such as: Fiala, Schall, Columbia Arms, and Botwinik Bros. (Check your C&R listings guide.) In the first seven months of this year I managed to acquire 7 guns - including four 3-barrel sets, three of these in original cases - and by October an 8th gun. Below are pictures of my three cased sets. All have matching numbers on the various parts. FFF
  8. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    Well, stuff happens! I sold one US&S, the 1926 Colt, the Rem-Umc, a 1943 Colt, the Walther P .38 byf44 w/ holster and the Springfield Trap Door .45-70, 1884.

    Then I picked up a 1943 Colt with a duplicate number of Remingto Rand, a Welbey Mark IV .38 S&W and a 1940 Colt

    Now my hobby fund is flush for the next Tulsa Show in April.
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