Random Gun Photo thread

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Big Mak, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. jwdurf

    jwdurf Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    God created men, They say Samuel Colt made men equal.

    I picked this SAA up a couple of months ago. .45Colt (what else?) it is an early 80's manufacture, I found it at my lGS, the owner bought it new and never even cleaned the grease off of it.
    colt saa compressed.jpg
     
  2. Jolson

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    1201191923.jpg 1201191859.jpg Last one. I swear. Some of my random revolvers.
     

  3. howlnmad

    howlnmad Old Guy Doing Things Moderator Supporting Member

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    @Jolson don't let it be the last one, gun porn is good.
     
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  4. Rothhammer1

    Rothhammer1 Well-Known Member

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    Gee, it must be fun to celebrate one's willful ignorance.
     
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  5. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Yep, you have a problem with that?
     
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  6. Rothhammer1

    Rothhammer1 Well-Known Member

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    Ja, stutzen und (artillery version) pickelhaube!
     
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  7. Rothhammer1

    Rothhammer1 Well-Known Member

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    Knock yourself out.
     
  8. Rothhammer1

    Rothhammer1 Well-Known Member

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    Very well stated, sir.

    I have just turned sixty, myself, and for most of those years have been familiar with my Grandfather's (now my) Mannlicher Schoenauer M1910 Takedown Model. My dad had borrowed it to use on feral hogs while doing top secret 'EW' (electronic warfare) stuff on Santa Cruz Island for the U.S. Navy. Afterward it resided in its fitted case and from time to time a brother and I would work up the nerve to take it out and look at it. It did not have a full length stock.

    [​IMG] Is this a "Mannlicher stock"? It's a Mannlicher, sure enough.

    As I came to own the MS decades ago, was researching it and learning to handload, 'experts' kept asking me why it didn't have a 'Mannlicher stock' and double set triggers and would usually insist that it was highly modified if not outright butchered. The 1922 proofed rifle is entirely original but for the claw mounted Gerard scope that was on it when Grand Dad bought it in 1931 or 32 in Ceylon.

    It was only then, by hunting down and reading books, catalogs, and periodicals on the topic, that I learned the term, stutzen. Nobody is born knowing these things.

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    Pre - internet 'Google'

    I understand that it is entirely common for people in the U.S. to refer to all full stocked rifles and carbines as having 'Mannlicher stocks' just as we call our cents 'pennies' and insist that we'll never 'go metric' as we use cents, dimes, and dollars in our daily transactions.

    It's quite likely that the first full stocked carbines, or catalog images thereof, seen by many of our grandfathers were these:

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    Stoeger catalog, 1927

    It is equally likely that once the correlation was made between 'Mannlicher' and 'funny looking foreign thing with long stock', the moniker stuck.

    Consider the 'Pennsylvania Dutch', who were Deutsche, not Nederlander.

    Whatever the case, now you know. Accept, reject, or deny the information as you please (not you, Sharps... I know you're 'hip' to the MS).
     
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  9. Jolson

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    My favorite SAA. A colt custom. 0202201802b.jpg 0202201802.jpg
     
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  10. nmckenzie

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    Two Alrisaka Type 99s made several years apart. Top one I believe is Nagoya Arsenal (don't feel like going downstairs to double check) made in the fall of 1941 - just prior to Pearl Harbor. Bottom one is a 35th Series "last ditch" made at Toyo Kogyo Arsenal (Hiroshima) in June or July of '45 - just before the bomb was dropped. Being shielded by topography the factory survived, but an estimated 400 workers died. Interesting comparing the workmanship - or lack of it, production shortcuts etc. between the two. No, I don't believe the 35th Series rifle is radioactive long ones.jpg
     
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  11. DCman

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    Toyo Kogyo...they make Mazda's now.

    A friend of my mom survived Hiroshima by ducking under his desk at the last minute.
    When the smoke cleared, he came out and stood up. Everything around him was gone.
     
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  12. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The dawn of a new age.
     
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  13. Rothhammer1

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    http://www.crescenttool.eu/brands-timeline

    No, but we do have Messrs., Crapper
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    Thomas Crapper


    Phillips (...head screwdriver)
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    Henry F. Phillips

    Burnsides (sideburns)
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    Ambrose Everett Burnside

    And so many others... .
     
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  14. sharps4590

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    Burnside's also developed a rifle that saw use during the unCivil War.
     
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