Getting a new gun

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  1. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    My wife was talking to me last night and asked what I wanted for my B-day.
    I said "I don't know" then she asked if I want a gun.:eek:
    I said that "If you want me to get one I will" This just got "The look" She knows I am always ready to buy a gun.;)
    So I will be looking for a new gun to play with.:D
    I have been talking with Rob (Godaro) about having a gun from each of our wars so I was looking at the guns for WWI and saw what I want. Sense I have a M-1 from WWII.
    I think I will get another carbine A Winchester 1907.:D:D
    So the search begins.:rolleyes:
    I want one with the military stamps on it which could be hard to find.
    They made them for civilian use to. Police got them and it is said one was used to kill Bonnie and Clyde. (Among other guns).
    I think it is a cool looking carbine and uses .351 ammo. I have never had one in the shop so this is going to be a fun search. Ammo is available but expensive (But I am used to that with my .50)
    What a great wife.
    My Birthday is next month so I have time to find one. But could take a while to find one that was used in the war.
    Mike
     
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    Good luck on your search!
     

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    Good for you, Mike. Mine is next month too, but if i get a new gun it won't be cause my wife got it for me. I'll be the one buying it and trying to sneak it in the house without her knowing it, or it will be my last birthday for awhile!:eek:
     
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    Gonna have to look up that 'Winchester 1907'. I'm a history buff, but as far as standard issue weapons that one is a new one on me.

    Today is my wife's Birthday. We've had 5 or six Birthdays within this past and current month in our family. Happy early-birthday to you, Mike!
     
  7. goofy

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    They were shipped to Britten and a few other country's. I am checking to see if they were US issued.
    I am interested in guns made in the US even if they were shipped over seas.
    Mike
     
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    The model 1907 was designed by TC Johnson. And is similar to the 1903 rimfire .22. My model 63 is a off shoot of the 03. The receiver's of the 3 guns look about the same.
     
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    The Win. 1907 was issued to France (although they were made at the factory as full auto's) also to England and Russia but not many. The US Army Signal Corp Air Service bought about 20 of them. Mostly used by Law Enforcement in the US. Only round it was ever chambered for was the .351. It might be tough to find one with military markings today
     
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    And yes, there was one in use at the Bonnie & Clyde event.
     
  11. goofy

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    Thanks.
    That's what I have been reading.
    I'll find one somewhere. A full auto would be nice but I will settle for a semi.
    Mike
     
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    Thanks, guys! See - even an old dog like me can learn something new!
     
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    There was one with an extended magazine (10 rounds?) sitting in the rack at our LGS about ten years ago. Ammo was an issue of course, so it sat there for quite a while.
     
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    I can find them on auction sights right now. I even found one that is pre war with good wood.
    The problem with them is the forearm cracks so finding one that is not cracked AND have the stamps is going to be hard.
    But they are out there somewhere so looking hard is my only choice.
    Is the one at your lgs still there?.
    Mike
     
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    Long gone from the LGS I'm sad to say, but I can pretty much guarantee it's still here in Sitka roosting in someone's gun cabinet.
     
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