Antique Gun Collecting

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by JoeyZ, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. 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.
     


  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. zembonez

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    This is true with anything collectible. Transistor radios to fishing lures... the good stuff is high dollar.
     
  5. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    If it was a working real FA MG42 give me the address because I'll buy it tomorrow.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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
     
  10. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    That's quite the collection Ira.
     

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