Rifle butchers.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bunnyhunter12, Aug 16, 2007.

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Given it was an 1895 long, Steyr Mannlicher, how do you feel about making it a lamp?

  1. A shame to do that to a rifle.

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  2. It's better than using the 1895 to shoot with.

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Who cares?

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    22.7%
  1. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    I am not sure that's altogether fair. For one thing there are many here who didn't get a chance to read it first time around. For another there is often fresh ideas and views from new people.
  2. pawn

    pawn New Member

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    +1 :)

  3. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride New Member

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    As they say over there..... "no worries Mate!" Thanks for reviving this zombie, Tranter..... it's been an enjoyable read! ;)

    SR :)
  4. JLA

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    I vote who cares.... To each his own, I used to think it was a sin to do such a thing to a rifle, but after some brief thinking on the matter i realized i wouldnt want some hack wanna be firearms enthusiast telling me i cant saw the barrel down to 16 inces on a perfectly good mauser just cuz i wanted a bolt action pistol;)
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    I don't generally love the idea, but a wall hanger can really set off the "look" of a room.

    BTW I love that table Tranter
  6. woolleyworm

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    agreed, thx for saving me the typing FTK
  7. jacksonco

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    It is a shame but that in a way is exactly what the feds are saying when you need a special tax stamp to have a rifle or shotgun under 16 inches long. And that in my opinion makes the feds a bunch of pinheads :cool:
  8. TranterUK

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    The shape of things to came? In the UK with the restrictive gun laws the large number of gun enthusiasts still like to collect them, thus the growth of the de activated market. Take a look at this site, there are several but this is a good example. In particular note 'handguns' under the SHOP section, via 'deactivated weapons'. The owner is a friend and nice guy.

    www.dwsuk.org

    As I have said before, I can see and agree with deactivation of old, low value collectables, but some of the deacts do seem a bit of a broken pencil, pointless.
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  9. warriflefan

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    I've seen loads of old shotguns that aren't safe to fire that would make a great wall hanger. Maybe an early series 1903 that had the soft metal would be good too.
  10. warriflefan

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    I guess the question is, would you need an FFL to buy the lamp?
  11. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Disagree totally. I would have not been able to see that old gun, and the imagination that went into saving it, hopefully, for the grand-kids. It's a first for me, and I think it's pretty slick. +1
  12. Double D

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    You do know this is a 4 year old thread right?
  13. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It was started today by a new member. Probably looking around, and found something of interest to him / her. Yep, old thread, but the gun's still neat.
  14. jack404

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    and when i joined i dug up some old threads too , whats old news to some is revelation to others , so its a good idea to Judge NOT lest ye be Judged as the good book says ,

    if a old thread is of interest to a new comer then the system here is working and thanks for the forum bosses for leaving them to be accessed by one and all old and new ..
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    +1
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