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

  1. Jayessgee

    Jayessgee Familiar Face

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    Returning to the letter, well, image of the topic, here's a dandy little Colt .32 made in 1917 but, no indication of any military connections.
    And ye olde Ruger Standard or #1...
     

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  2. Atticus Finch

    Atticus Finch Call Me a Cab

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    North Carolina has always (during my 60 years) required a purchase permit to buy a handgun. No permit is required for a long gun. The permit is issued by the sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides. The Sheriff and the Clerk of Court conduct a background check of the applicant, which now includes a cursory mental health history. In fact, the applicant must sign a wavier in order for the Clerk of Court to access the applicant's mental health history. At this point, I'm guessing that all this entails is checking for involuntary commitments in the civil files in the county of residency. I doubt the applicant's entire mental history would be available to any Clerk.

    It took me almost two weeks to get my most recent permit. I thought that was a tad long, but part of the problem is that I applied on December 30th...which is in the middle of the "Season of Can't Get Crap Done". I also think the Sheriff is struggling with the new part of our statute which requires the mental health check.

    I don't buy many handguns. In fact, my last purchase permit, before this most recent one, was over fifteen years ago. But I've been thinking of taking one of the many CCW courses that are offered here every weekend. I don't plan to carry concealed. I did that for a while when I was a young prosecutor and didn't care for it. But I do want to avoid having to apply for a purchase permit again.

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  3. cm289

    cm289 One of the Regulars

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    NM- walk into gun store, fill out ATF form 4473, undergo instant NICS check, walk out 10 minutes later with your gun. Or buy from a private seller.


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  4. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC One Too Many

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    those are both fine guns but, WOW, I love that Colt!
     
  5. Kirk H.

    Kirk H. One Too Many

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    It is worth it to get the CCW. I carry Off-duty and qualify yearly with that pistol as well as my service pistol. I did get my CCW several years ago and it is so much easier to go into the store, select the handgun of choice, pull out the CCW permit and ID, fill out the paperwork and be done. The two weeks that you had to wait unfortunately is becoming more of the norm rather than the exception.
     
  6. Jayessgee

    Jayessgee Familiar Face

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    Here is something a little different. A first generation Parker Hale P1853 reproduction that was "defarbed" for American Civil War reenacting sometime before that became as common as it now is. I was a reenactor back in the 1980s during the 125th anniversary of that war. Back then, most guys just used their muskets as they came from the manufacturers except maybe for refinishing the stocks.
    From the reenactors point of view, the Parker Hale P1853 while perhaps the most accurate reproduction of that famous rifle-musket having been made directly from original patterns, it was a reproduction of the 4th model which post dated the ACW. The most obvious difference was the Baddeley barrel bands. Our unit Lt. worked with the National Park service as a living history historian and modified my rifle for me. The barrel bands were replaced with original bands. The stock was refinished and the metal reblued by an original method. My bayonet is an original that may or may not have been used in the war. There's simply no way to tell. It's only clear it was not used by crown forces.
    The stock cartouche and barrel stamps were redone but I retained my PH- lock to keep it's connection with that.
    I have done some serious campaigning with this old musket, hunted deer with it and just plain burned powder sending lead down range for the joy of it. One thing it has that most (if not all) other reproductions lack is the Enfield's tapered rifling. The rifling is deepest at the breech and gets progressively shallower to the muzzle. The Parker Hale reproduced this feature in their barrels.
     

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  7. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD One Too Many

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    Here's one of my latest, and it's one that I haven't seen all that many of. It's an H&R 155 Shikari in .45-70 with a 28" barrel and a Creedmoor tang sight.
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  8. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC One Too Many

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    Kilroy, that is a very neat rifle! JSG you have turned out some classics, thank you both!
     
  9. Jayessgee

    Jayessgee Familiar Face

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    More classics.
    These directly from my Dad.
    His favorite, an unconverted Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 mag. A S&W K.22 in original box. (I learned to shoot on this among others) and a 1st gen Colt SAA. in .38spl. It left the factory as a typical black gripped colt .45. When it was redone as a .38 or by whom is unknown. It has been confirmed it was not done by Colt. The stag grips are after market too. Considering the simplicity of the sights, this piece is remarkably accurate and spot on center.
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  10. Jayessgee

    Jayessgee Familiar Face

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    Something more recent, Browning "A bolt" but only .22 cal.

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    And not so recent... an RC98. A mix-master I grant you but still a nice representation of an early Erma AX 41 with the Gothic imprinting. The sling is clearly wrong, a make do but it works so well I am loathe to change it. It's still German, a G93 sling.
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  11. MikePotts

    MikePotts Practically Family

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    Nice job on that Parker-Hale Jayessgee!
     
  12. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC One Too Many

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    JSG, those are treasures. As a confessed S&W junkie I love that 22!
     
  13. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    Down in Deep South Texas this weekend chasing quail and nilgai. Young son managed a nice 2 year old bull nilgai. I stuck with quail for the most part. Lots easier to carry. But,,,,, when I did go a hunting the elusive Blue Bull I packed this;
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  14. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC One Too Many

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    Picked up a very nice condition Stevens 12 gauge SxS. Still has it's case colors, but the old live rubber buttpad had disintegrated. I had an older Pachmayr that will fit, just have to trim it down! This one is still tight as a vault. [​IMG]
     
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  15. jkingrph

    jkingrph Practically Family

    I took care of one of those, in 16 ga, for a number of years, that had belonged to my father. Back in the early 70's he let me take it to Turkey for a couple of years as we could not have rifled arms over there. After my son finished college and law school it was passed on to him. Dad had bought it new and it saw very little use, I carried it deer hunting a few times and shot some skeet and quail with it. The case coloring is still bright and colorful, and it locks up tight. Some years back I completely dissembled it cleaned up some internal burrs and lightly polished the sears, then applied some moly mixed in a modern synthetic grease. They are not as nice as one of the high grade guns but much better than most of this grade.
     
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  16. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD One Too Many

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    My latest, a Model 1902 Remington Rolling Block in 7x57mm (7mm Mauser).
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  17. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC One Too Many

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    Sweet pick Kilroy, how does the 7x57 recoil in the Remington? Comparable to a Mauser?
     
  18. TPD166

    TPD166 One Too Many

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    I've owned a Springfield GI model (I think even more basic than yours) for over ten years, and it's one of my favorite 1911s. I had some minor issues with the gun when I first got it, but those were due to some bad magazines. Once it was broken in, it became a tack-driver - even with GI sights. Congratulations, I'm sure you'll be very happy with it.

     
  19. TPD166

    TPD166 One Too Many

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    One of my favorite wheelguns - the biggest and baddest .38 Special of all time - the N-framed S&W .38/44 Heavy Duty. This an immediate post-war production model. I came across the gun at a decent price last year and was finally able to cross this off my "wish list." It is possible (I am told) this gun was from Austin PD, has the original grips, and the finish is probably about 90% (looks much better than it photographs). The holster is a Tom Threepersons model from El Paso Saddlery.
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  20. RJR

    RJR

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    Nice old piece.
     

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