something barrowed, something blue
looking this picture over i spend way to much money on guns....... this is my (and my wifes) hunting arsenal this year
left to right
Marlin 1895G in 45-70(new).............perfect for the heavy brush. not really new but has $150 worth of new parts so im counting it. as it sits ~$650
Custom Remington 700 in 375 Winchester Short Magnum(blue), i didnt have it built, im actually its third owner and its less than 2 years old. ive got ~$1500 into it, to have one made up just like it would be closer to $2K
the wifes Remington 7 Youth in 7-08(borrowed for the pic), have ~$800 into it as it sits there, will prolly tack on another $400 next year when it gets a new stock to sorta match my 375(think purple instead)
the cheapest of the lot, a early 1950's Savage 99EG in 300 Savage(old, but not my oldest rifle) paid $250 for it......as it sits its prolly worth closer to $500 pawn shop didnt know what they had, that peep sight alone is worth $125. need to fix the stock before i can hunt with it, prolly do that this weekend.
so thats what? over $3K worth? bad thing is ive got another $1500 rifle along with 8 more worth between $200 and $700 each.................
and because im bored..........................
a British/USA rifle................. SMLE No. 4 Mk 1* Savage made it for the Brits under contract, doubt this one left the states....paid $70 for it, not original but one of my favorites
the top one is my other $1500 rifle, a 338-06 on a Remington made Pattern 17 Enfield, original rifle made in 1917/1918 as a 30-06 for our troops in WWI rebuilt in 2002 sorta to my specs. word to the wise do very carefull background check before sending a rifle to a gunsmith, this thing still aint working righ but fits me like a glove
my oldest rifle, a sporterized 1895 Chilien Mauser in 7x57, originally paid $150 for it at a pawn shop, has since been Cerekoted which is a baked on ceramic coating that is one with the metal, very hard to wear off and will not rust. its a job that usually costs $300 but didnt cost me anything. think im going to have this done to my 45-70
Sheridan I know your CP collection is safe. What are you trying to do intimidate all the wood be thieves? LOL Just picking. Very nice collection you have there. I look forward to the day when I get out of school and have the extra cash to start a collection myself. I will be going after mainly handguns though with a few riffles because I would actually like to start hunting. Believe it or not I have never been. Well, I went rabbit hunting, but I carried a BB gun. Dad felt I was too young I guess. But I am not anymore LOL. Just don't have the extra income to get a gun. I feel if I am going to buy a gun buy something good and a Glock 40 cal is around 500! YIKES.
actually im just as proud of some of my rifles as i am my plants and like showing them off.......knee is tweaking some after 2 hard days at work so i was sticking around in the office messing on the computer this morning and was bored so i posted these.
as far as my CP's being safe............if i hear someone in my house i assume they are after my wife, her kids or me....all of which mean much graver results to the individual than someone looking to mess with my plants. a call to the cops means a 10-15 minute wait minimum especially at night when few are on duty, im set up to deal with problems much quicker than that.
oh and your idea of holding off and getting something good later versus something cheap now..........very good one, rarely disappoints
Eek. I have no moral obligations to hunting but I personally could never kill an animal. I'm a bunny hugging wimp
I should learn how to use a gun, though.
"reactive" target shooting is fun...................gallon milk jugs filled with water are fun with rifles throwing bullets at high velocities, 130 grain bullet going near 3000 feet per second desintigrates jugs of water instantaniously, very cool. slower cartridges arent as fun. rimfires against golf balls is fun to, if yah line up just right yah can knock them a hundred yards or more. pumpkins, oranges, apples ect are great targets. they dont call the 45-70 a "pumpkin roller" for nothing
my sister refuses to hunt but she loves going out shooting.
I love shooting too. *When y mother lived here I would borrow her 357 revolver and go target shooting at an indoor range. *We took my mother in laws cheap 9 mm and 380 with us and the guns were so cheap that when I would hold the gun like normal the slide would catch my hand and it would hurt like HECK. *Since then I never asked to bring them again and made my mind up to get what I want to begin with. *Those cheap sat night specials SUCK. *Give me a 40 cal glock with the recoil supression spring and extra groves cut into the slides for better chambering. *Oh did I mention I really want twins too?
Sheridan what do you think about the Berrett riffle? *The new shoulderfired automatic snipper riffle the military is using?? *Cut a man in half at a distance of over a mile away!!
Here it is Berrett Look at the M107. *I have a video of a guy in Irac getting cut in half by one of these at over a mile away!
Sheridan this is mouth watering!
Barrett M82A1 but it costs almost 8 grand!
Wow! That is quite a collection of long guns you have Rattler. *Do you own any scatter guns?
What kind of handguns do you have? *Which is your favorite?
-I own a Government Model .45 that has been all over the world with me. * I have replaced the barrel, bushing, slide and recoil springs three times. *It is well worn but still accurate enough to do big time damage at 40 yards, it is my sentimental favorite.
-My target pistol is an accuratized .45 Colt Mark IV Gold Cup.
-My carry pistol is a .45 alloy frame Officer's Model Colt with Crimson Trace laser grip sight. *I shoot Black Talon in it.
-My pocket pistol is a .380 alloy frame Colt Mustang. *Hydra-Shok is my load of choice.
-My plinking pistol is a 6" barrel Ruger .22 with the sweetest trigger you can imagine.
I have a nice knife collection which includes a Randall double edge that has traveled a lot. *My father carried it in the Marines in WW II. *It and the Colt have followed me everywhere.
You are lucky to have a wife that enjoys shooting. *Tell me the truth though. *Does she actually know the true cost of each one you buy? *
My CP photo alubum http://www.cpforums.org/gallery/album01