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Discussion in 'Small Arms and Edged Weapons' started by Hufflepuff, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    It is the same with me; I don't own any guns myself, but I have shot a .22 Model 63 Winchester rifle, a 16-guage shotgun, my aunt's service Glock 19 pistol, the Smith and Wesson .38 police revolver, and a Henry Rifle-style .22 lever-action rifle.
     
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  4. Hufflepuff

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    For all of you who still want this up (and I doubt that is many people), if you can upload images of your weapons or anything of intrest, that would be outstanding.

    Huffen
     
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    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    Thanks Ron :)
     
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    last year had the chance to shoot a wartime manufactured 1911 government colt of a fried of mine in switzerland ...

    he is a retired officer of the swiss army with a huge collection of WW2 US equipment and also arms

    i was really surprised about the recoil - can´t say anything about accuracy coz i'm a lousy marksman - fired one whole mag (think 7 rounds) and was amzed about the craftmanship of the colt ...

    originally i´m from Germany with lots of restrictions concerning handguns and especially auto-guns - like my swiss pal i also collect WW2 US Mil-equipment and without arms such a collection is incomplete!

    i own a M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Thompson M1928 and Thompson M1A1 - all of them deactivated but in very good condition!

    my absolute fav. is the M1928 due to the high end finish of the parts and high end manufacturing in common -hope somewhen i will get the chance to really shoot with a life-fire one - is a ex-belgian Army Thompson in almost like new condition except the deactivation ...

    see attached pics of my small collection ...
     

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    Cool pictures, thanks for posting!
     
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    this is an m-249 not an M-60;) if someone else already caught this then I am sorry for the redundant post!:p
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Jump on in there and keep us straight, Katrina.

    psst...it was a post or two below, but that is alright.
     
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    thanks Jeff! this looks like a pretty cool forum...lots to read and talk about here. small arms are my specialty:rolleyes:
     
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    Well, I've only really fired 3 WW2 era weapons, the M1 carbine and a Walther P-38. Those were accurate, reliable weapons, but the 1903 Springfield is my fave. Man, I wish I could shoot some of the guns mentioned by others here! Especially the FG42. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I'd wanna fire that beast!
     
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    I would like to shoot it because it is an intresting weapon, but I wouldnt want to use it in combat due to the muzzle flash and the recoil. Still an intresting gun and design for it though.
     
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    google 'knobcreek' they hold a machinegun shoot there every year and I am sure someone would loan or rent you the weapons you are dreaming about. they are way to pricey for me....who's got 35,000 dollars for a colt 1928 thompson? 12,000 for an mp-4o?:eek: an fg-42? sold for over 100,000 at auction! yikes!
     
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    The price of a WW2 era 45 caliber Thompson is dropping like a stone, now that over 5,000 "brand new never been used " ones have been discovered in a Russian arms storage vault .

    These were a part of the "Lend Lease " supplies sent to the Reds by the USA in the dark days of the war. Never used and still in cosmoline and wrapped in brown paper. Comes complete with sling, mags and cleaning kit.

    Do a Google search for "russian surplus Thompson sub machine guns " or a similar phrase and see what comes up.

    Jim B. Toronto.
     
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    Jim,I see that the sportsmans guide is selling 1928 thompsons in parts kits...isn't it illegal to import the russian thompsons into this country even if you have the class2 permit? I will go google this now.

    thank you,
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    I was made aware of these items thru a friend in Toronto, who is a supplier of firearms to film production companies. He has a long standing "special ownership permit " in Canada, that enables him to supply film companies that are going to shoot in Canada, with fully automatic weapons that he owns, instead of them trying to import said weapons from the USA, or elsewhere.

    This info came my way about a year ago, and I no longer have the url for the Russian trading company that bought them as surplus from the Russian army's supply department. My friend also has a vast amount of vehicles and uniforms, from various places and eras, that he rents to the film industry here and around the world. Two large warehouses full, and a 200 acre yard for the really big stuff that won't fit thru the doors of the storage buildings. Fancy a set of 1956 Hungarian Border Guard winter uniforms, or how about genuine WW2 ChiCom rifles and MG's ? He has that and a lot more.

    As far as the BATF is concerned, I have no idea what they would say about the Russian Thompsons.

    Jim B.
     
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    they would allow them to be imported only as dealer samples or for police use. I could find no info on the net about these russian thompsons, as I said, the sportsmans guide has the parts kits and dummy guns built from these thompsons which were shipped inside the tanks we supplied the russians in the early part of the war in the lend-lease program. supposedly, these tommy guns were stored in caves and discovered in the late 90's.
     

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