Antique Gun Collecting

JoeyZ

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Does anyone here colllect old or antique guns, especially pistols? I am fascinated with all kinds of old stuff, guns are no exception.

I plan to start a serious pistol collection when my legal issues are finished. I want to get some old pistols, stuff like old police issue .38 revolvers, Lugers, Walther P38's, I saw a nice Colt 32.Auto at Reds about a year ago. Stuff like that. My uncle's got a vast collection of guns of all sorts spanning the 20th century. He's got WWI Mausers, Enfields, and Springfields, WWII M1's, Carbines, 1911's. Old British revolvers like Webleys and such.
 

Texas1911

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I plan to, it's just not a cheap collection to get into if you get quality items. Plus I really don't have a place to safely store a collection as of right now.

One of the first things I'm going to buy is a vintage M1911.
 

JoeyZ

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I think my first old gun purchase will probably be either a Police issue .38 or a .32 Colt. Start out relatively cheap, at least compared to a 1911.
 

SIG_Fiend

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I would like to eventually as well when funds allow. Assuming guns don't get completely banned in the next few years ;) , I would absolutely LOVE to buy an MG42, as that is the ultimate in my mind. The nice thing is there are plenty of "antiques" out there that aren't terribly uncommon and are still dirt cheap such as CZ52's, Tokarev TT-33's, Makarovs, most common WWII era bolt-actions, etc. AIM, CDNN, and some of the larger distributors seem to have a lot of at least these older handguns like TT-33's, Makarovs, etc for pretty cheap usually.
 

mac79912

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+1 on the mg42.I saw one at centerfiresystems for 8K.I have a 1939 bmw replica that it would look awesome on the sidecar.
 

mac79912

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I goofed.The one listed is 4000 dollars and is semi auto.the one I saw that came with the transfer paperwork was sold the first day to someone with a class 3.
 

texaspartsman

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My "antique collection" are my favorite guns. Not all of them are valuable but its still history.

Walther P1
Mauser Luger
Inglis Hi-Power with the correct shoulder stock
Russuan capture luger, BYF mixed parts
Colt new army 38 special, still looks new
Russian 7.62 Nagant revolver
Helwan 9mm
Beretta model 1934 32 auto


not so antique but no longer made

IAI Javelina 10mm long slide
IAI Javelina 10mm regular
S & W 1076 10MM FBI
S & W 1006 10mm
S & W 610 10mm (yeah I like 10's)
H&K P4 32 Auto
Desert Eagle 41 magnum (like a 10mm on steroids)
Navy Arms Tokorav 9mm
Chinese Makarov 9x18
Russian Makarov 380
Polish P-64 9x18
High Standard Double Nine

still looking for the right deal on a Lahti
 

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