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  • 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.
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    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.
     

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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
     

    JKTex

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    I've got a few, although nothing of real value. I recently sold a JP Sauer and Sohn "Western Marshall" .44 Mag. I wish I would have taken it to the range at least once before selling it, but I could probably work that out with the guy that bought it. :D

    Also have:

    -S&W MP .38 Special (made in the 1910-1920 range)
    -2 - 7mm Mausers. One with what I now know is an after-market stock as it was converted for "sport". The other is still full military except the bayonet that disappeared somewhere through the years.
    -An old Winchester Model 97 12 ga. of my grandfathers. It was such a bad ass, he never let any of us "boys" shoot it.
    -Another old Remington single shot .22 that also came from my grand father. I shot that crap out of it as a kid, shooting turtles and snakes and anything else I could find.

    Most of it I'll keep for sentimental value, but not much $$$ value.
     

    Texas1911

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    I guess you can consider my Mauser vintage, it was made in '42, but it has the eagles ground off and an importer eletropenciled on it so it's worth nothing pretty much.
     

    LHB1

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    Guess I'm on the other side of the tracks here. I like to examine and look at older guns but not interested in collecting them. The only guns I am interested in buying are modern, high quality shooting firearms, whether pistol, rifle, or shotgun. I'm one less competitor to drive up prices for the collectors.
     

    Texas1911

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    Guess I'm on the other side of the tracks here. I like to examine and look at older guns but not interested in collecting them. The only guns I am interested in buying are modern, high quality shooting firearms, whether pistol, rifle, or shotgun. I'm one less competitor to drive up prices for the collectors.

    No quarrel with that, to each their own they say. :cool:
     

    texaspartsman

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    My oldest shooter is a Schmidt Rubin mod 1889 made in 1891.
    Also have a model 1911 and a K31.
    Swiss Veterli in 41 Rimfire mint, but no ammo
    Martini Henry in 577 (relic)
    Matini Henry in 303 British (may get brave one day)
    Italian Veterli converted to fire Carcano rounds (relic)
    03 springfield 30-06
    03-A3 30-06
    Eddystone P-17 Enfield 30-06
    French Mas 36-51 with grenade launcher
    Mas 36 in 308
    Mas 36 in 7.5 French oops, 3 of those
    Mas 49 7.5 Fench
    Remington Nagant 91/30
    Westinghouse Nagant 91/30 Finnish capture stamped
    Sako Nagant
    Polish M44 Nagant
    Tula M44 Nagant
    Tula 91/30 1923 vintage
    4 other misc. Nagants

    NAGANTS ARE CHEAP NOW, STOCK UP OR
    20 YEARS FROM NOW YOU ARE GOING TO BE SEEING THEM AT THE GUN SHOWS FOR $1500 AND KICKING YOURSELF I can still remember seeing M1 carbines for $125 M1 Garands for $250 buckets of nice Mausers for $75 and passing on mint Arisakas for $75 A friend of mine has some 03 springfields that were 29.95 plus shipping back in the day.

    Springfield M1 Garand - .308 (blue sky conversion)
    Arisaka Type 44 with the Mum intact
    Steyr M95 Carbine - Budapest
    Steyr M95 Carbine - Austrian

    we won't get into all the Enfields
     
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