Random Gun Photo thread

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

  1. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Interesting.

    For reasons known only to themselves, Auto-Ordnance started making the model 27 semi-automatic carbine they used a slightly different magazine catch. This would not work with the full auto magazines, which had a perfectly round hole for the catch to lock into. This new catch required an oval shaped hole.

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    Machine gun on the right, semi-auto carbine on the left.

    You can either buy a machine gun magazine for about $20 and modify it with a dremel, or buy a pre-modified one from Auto-Ordnance for $75. Or replace the magazine catch on the semi-automatic carbine with a catch from a machine gun.

    All of the ones that I have seen that have been modified to work with a semi-auto carbine have been 30 rounders. To my knowledge Auto-Ordnance does not sell 20 round magazines.

    The magazine in your picture is a 20 rounder.
     
  2. PRR1957

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    The top image of the woman holding the Tommy Gun, is that May West ?
     
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  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    When I had mine, it came with a 50 round drum and a 10 round drum. I bought three or four 20 round stick mags that I had to modify to get them work right.
     
  4. Jolson

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    The gun was purchased brand new in 1975. Very low serial#. A 50 rd drum and the 20 rd magazine were both included.
     
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  5. nmckenzie

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    Uberti 1860 Henry in .45 Colt, Pedersoli 1859 Sharps New Model Military .54 percussion, and a Garrett Sharps 1874 50/70. 20170828_145816.jpg
     
  6. DCman

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    Remingon Model 30 in .30 Remington...not mine....

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  7. nmckenzie

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    Wow! That makes two that I've seen in the past fifty some odd years.
     
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    J.P. Gemmer styled Sharps in 45-70. 1404-1.jpg
     
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    Very NICE! I bet you wish it was yours. I know I wish it was mine.
     
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  10. ral357

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    This followed me home from the gun show today. According to the serial number it’s from 1976, fitting for a 4th of July acquisition. Wish I had some caps and powder for a volley to night:D

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  11. DCman

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    Thank you.
    Yes, I do wish it were mine.
    The strong Enfield action would help in creating some rather juicy handloads. :thumbsup:
    It kind of reminds me of my brother's Mauser, a little...

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  12. joe45c

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    Grizz looks like you could use some rain in your neck of the woods. Pretty dry background for your Sharps.;)
     
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    Grizz looks like you could use some rain in your neck of the woods. Pretty dry background for your Sharps.;)
     
  14. Jolson

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    You've got me curious now. Next time I'm at the safe I'll check it out
     
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  16. Alpo

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    If it was made in 76 it would be stamped MADE IN THE 200TH YEAR OF AMERICAN LIBERTY.

    My #1 45/70, according to the serial number list, was made in 76. But it is not stamped. Some guns were made out of order.
     
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