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Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by Undertow, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain One Too Many

    Ah, now that's more like it. But lose the handcuffs. Love the .38 ACP. Will kill any game animal in North America. At least that's what Colt used to say.
     
  2. A .38 ACP? On game? Only if you can hit them in the eye. Anyone who tried it on a big bear or a moose would likely end up as lunch.
     
  3. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    Why lose the handcuffs? These were patented in 1899 and so are period correct.
     
  4. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain One Too Many

    Handcuffs? My fantasies don't include being a sheriff. That's all.

    As for the .38 ACP being good for big game, all I'm don't is repeating what Colt said, so it must be true. After all, Elmer Keith thought a .44 magnum was just about right for anything--used one handed. He used two hands for long shots. He also thought factory loads were too hot. As far as effectiveness goes, it goes without saying that you have to place your shots properly for them to have the desired effect. Near misses only work on humans. W.D.M. Bell liked to use his 7x57mm Mauser for killing elephants but we all know now that a cartridge that small is incapable of killing an animal weighing something like six tons. So he must have used something else. Either that or he only killed small elephants.
     
  5. Bell was so extraordinary a shot that he could take geese out of the air with a rifle. And that story of his using a 7mm Mauser on elephants is urban myth. He didn't even buy the 7mm until he retired to Scotland. However, he did use FMJ .303's on elephant quite successfully. But understand, he was hunting elephant in a day when they were innocent and unaware of how dangerous pale skinned people were. Now they know better and so should we.
     
  6. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain One Too Many

    Could be. Elmer Keith, by the way, said the .357 magnum was good for people with weak hands.
     
  7. Levallois, I absolutely love the photo composition and subject matter!
     
  8. Levallois

    Levallois Practically Family

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    Thank you sir.
     
  9. Well, all the parts are in for my .38 Super 1911. It all goes to the gunsmith for fitting the internal parts, then I will put a high polish blued finish on it. Going for a look from the 1920s, wish me luck!
     
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  10. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain One Too Many

    I have a .38 Super Government Model. I don't like calling them "1911s." I'm funny that way.

    I recall seeing a photo of some Western law enforcement types from sometime before WWI and for long guns, they all had Winchester lever actions, including Model 1895s. I had one of those for a while (not the carbine, though) but I hardly used it at all.

    There was a movie about the "Mad Trapper of Rat Rover" with Charles Bronson. The Mad Trapper was a real-life character who led some Canadian Mounties on a chase through the Yukon and Northwest Territories after shooting one and killing another during the chase. He used a Savage 1899 and the correct rifle was used in the Charles Bronson movie. But most everything else in the story was turned upside down, Hollywood-style, although they managed to include most of the elements in the story one way or another, like the part where they blew up his cabin. There were other movies about the story, all equally fictionalized.

    Movies sometimes get little details like that right but ignore the actual story.
     
  11. Kirk H.

    Kirk H. One Too Many

    I remember that movie....Death Hunt....Its been several years since I have seen it.
     
  12. Kirk H.

    Kirk H. One Too Many

    Very nice sir.
     
  13. Yesteryear

    Yesteryear One of the Regulars

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    My favorite 45 Colts, chambered in 4.5mm! That's right, these are just .177 cal BB guns... but they sure look/feel/and even operate like the real thing! I've been plinking with these lately; popping cans and cups out back. Cheap, quiet, and cool!

    Umarex BB replica of the Colt SAA (45 Colt)

    KWC BB replica of the Colt 1911-A1 (45ACP)

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  14. RJR

    RJR I'll Lock Up

    For several years I collected Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifles.A good deal of what I read spoke of Bell being very fond of the MS 1903 carbine in 6.5x54 MS and taking elephants with it.
     
  15. Probably my favorite shooter, a SIG P225-A1:

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    Virtually unknown, but stainless steel, lightweight with less felt recoil, a Tanfoglio Witness Pavona:

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    A revolver belongs in every collection:

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  16. Hiya Strummer, my wife has a Pavona and loves it, crud, she is flat out poison with it!
     
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  17. I originally bought it for my daughter, @DeaconKC. Turns out she didn't care for it. What's a man to do? I simply added it to my collection! It's really fun to shoot!
     
  18. Foch

    Foch New in Town

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    I can't do vintage on Long Range Tactical Marksmanship. Say hello to "Buster", my Sako TRG 22 in 7.62 of downrange happiness.
     
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  19. Hello Foch and Buster!
     
  20. IMG_4854.JPG Built this one last Spring. Wanted a smaller Jäger to go with my bigger ones! This one is a .40 calibre.
     
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