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59 minutes ago, Armybrat said:

Those Browning Safaris are fine rifles.

I inherited two of them from my Dad’s best friend. One was a .30-06, the other a .243. Both beautiful guns, with the .30-06 showing some wear from numerous Alaska hunts during the 1960s. The 55 year old .243 looked like NIB.

Gifted them to my sons. Several years ago.

 

I know :)  If the one with the .243 ever decides to sell I would love to be the first contacted.    You can tell I take care of this one.

Ready for deer season. Used see through sights so I can still use the iron sights. 

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So I may qualify for one of Surly's more liberal (no c/r) sorts as a ratio to number of guns owned (inherited from my dad when I was 16).  But at any rate, some already were here at the old DCBC house locked up, and the rest were in a cool, hidden gun cabinet at my mom's place.  Well she is downsizing and the house is going on the market.  So I went to go through the long overdue process of removing the crap that was considered mine from the stuff worth keeping.  Sorry for the long intro, but this is about half of the collection that just came home and perplexed/amazed my kids (the rest was already here with me).

1940 Winchester .270 Model 70

1953 Browning A-5; 12 Gauge  (Belgium) (Dad's initials engraved on side plate).

1950 Winchester Model 94; 30-30 Rifle

1966 Weatherby .270 Magnum (W. Germany) (Dad's name plated on the butt of the pistol grip)

Late 1960s Browning FN Trombone .22 Pump Rifle (DCBC's first gun to shoot)

1977 Remington Model 1100 .410 Shotgun

1982 (?) Thompson/Center Flint Lock Black Powder Muzzle Loader 50 Cal. "The British are Coming!"

1984 Remington Model 1100 20 Gauge Shotgun (DCBC's first bird gun)

 

The rest of the collection includes a Mini 14 (gift from my sister's college roommate's dad when I was 6 (really)); M1 Carbine (Dad's driving out to the ranch protection); Charter Arms .38 police special, 1941 Colt .45 1911a (lend lease WWII pistol); Winchester (I think) 12 gauge pump (has Nydar airplane gunsight mount (I have the Nydar site in a box), Remington Model 42 .410 pump, and I think that's it.

 

 

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So I may qualify for one of Surly's more liberal (no c/r) sorts as a ratio to number of guns owned (inherited from my dad when I was 16).  But at any rate, some already were here at the old DCBC house locked up, and the rest were in a cool, hidden gun cabinet at my mom's place.  Well she is downsizing and the house is going on the market.  So I went to go through the long overdue process of removing the crap that was considered mine from the stuff worth keeping.  Sorry for the long intro, but this is about half of the collection that just came home and perplexed/amazed my kids (the rest was already here with me).

1940 Winchester .270 Model 70


1953 Browning A-5; 12 Gauge  (Belgium) (Dad's initials engraved on side plate).

1950 Winchester Model 94; 30-30 Rifle

1966 Weatherby .270 Magnum (W. Germany) (Dad's name plated on the butt of the pistol grip)

Late 1960s Browning FN Trombone .22 Pump Rifle (DCBC's first gun to shoot)

1977 Remington Model 1100 .410 Shotgun


1982 (?) Thompson/Center Flint Lock Black Powder Muzzle Loader 50 Cal. "The British are Coming!"


1984 Remington Model 1100 20 Gauge Shotgun (DCBC's first bird gun)

 

The rest of the collection includes a Mini 14 (gift from my sister's college roommate's dad when I was 6 (really)); M1 Carbine (Dad's driving out to the ranch protection); Charter Arms .38 police special, 1941 Colt .45 1911a (lend lease WWII pistol); Winchester (I think) 12 gauge pump (has Nydar airplane gunsight mount (I have the Nydar site in a box), Remington Model 42 .410 pump, and I think that's it.

 

 

Lot of words with no pictures.

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Is the '84 1100 a LT20 or standard sized gun.  Those LT20's are sweet little guns and often selected as a 1st bird gun for kids.

I'd love to have an 1100 in 410 too.  Very jealous.

Oh, and lets see a picture of the 1940 Model 70.  Don't get rid of that.......But if you do, I'm your huckleberry.

 

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Remington Model 42 .410 pump, and I think that's it

Remington 42 or Winchester 42? 

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12 hours ago, Jkwellborn said:


Lot of words with no pictures.

That's a good point.  I'll have to do the fashion show photo shoot at some point.  Too worn out for words right now.  Cleaning out a big house 3.5 hours away and doing the round trip the same day takes its tole on our hero.

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2 hours ago, Reagan1k said:

Is the '84 1100 a LT20 or standard sized gun.  Those LT20's are sweet little guns and often selected as a 1st bird gun for kids.

I'd love to have an 1100 in 410 too.  Very jealous.

Oh, and lets see a picture of the 1940 Model 70.  Don't get rid of that.......But if you do, I'm your huckleberry.

 

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Remington 42 or Winchester 42? 

Sorry.  Winchester 42.

The 1100 is an LT20 and it was my first bird gun.

The 1100 .410 was my dad's armadillo gun at night and his water moccasin gun when we'd go fishing when we used to have our ranch.

No current plans to sell anything.  I'm weirdly sentimentally attached to all of it even though I don't hunt anymore.  My older son is very interested, which means I'll probably end up at the range or shooting trap with him at some point.  The exception to the selling question is that muzzle loader. 

The Model 40 seems to be in very good shape, but hasn't been fired in a very long time.  He retired it when he bought the Weatherby (whole 'nother story about him not realizing that rifle was a magnum and loading it with regular .270 rounds and thankfully not doing himself harm).  I remember asking my dad about it in the 80s about the .270 and his responding that there's no way we were shooting that gun without its having a very thorough going through.  Add another 30 years to that warning.

That Weatherby (and the Model 40) are the only two I haven't fired.  I'm a grown man and I'm still a little terrified of that howitzer.  Saw him miss a white tail by a hair with it at 700 yards once.  But he made more long shots with that rifle than he missed is my romanticized memory of it.  But his stories of missing always were worded as "he was on the run and I shot ahead of him to get him turned around."  My older brother would always stand behind him mouthing the words, "He missed."

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Those are all excellent firearms to pass along.

The older LT20s like yours and mine are great bird guns, along with the  410s they have quite the following with enthusiasts - very pricey!

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Reagan1k said:

Those are all excellent firearms to pass along.

The older LT20s like yours and mine are great bird guns, along with the  410s they have quite the following with enthusiasts - very pricey!

 

 

 

 

Good to know.  I had no idea.  Most of the stuff is well used.  Plenty of nicks on the stocks.  The LT20 is in better shape than most for its age.

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Oh, and on that Model 70.....If you want to have the gun looked at - Pre64win.com

Guy is a model 70 wizard with an OCD complex to do it RIGHT - the only thing he'll work on is a Pre64 70...period   - he'll clean it...inspect part by part, can repair or replace anything down to original springs and screws, will give you barrel and throat grades.  Will even do a complete restoration or modification if you want.  He'll maximize the usability and / or value of the gun to your wants/needs.

Worth a look.

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Very nice collection. Your Poppa had excellent taste in firearms.

My favorites from your list would by the Winchester Model 42 (I have my Grandpa’s) and Model 94, the M1 Carbine, and WWII Colt 1911. 

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15 hours ago, Armybrat said:

M1 Carbine

They are so much fun.  Loud as all get out, but great little platforms.  The original .30 carbine round utilizing 110gr ball ammo was weak - however modern hunting/sporting ammo is a different story.  Out of the longer barrel, I've seen ballistics (on paper, mind you) that come close to replicating the terminal effects of a .357 Mag out of a handgun (7' barrel)

The longer barrels make all the difference (your mom...)

Take a .357 in a carbine/lever-action, load it hot, and inside 100yds it's replicating a lower-grain 30-30.  The velocities achieved with these pistol calibers in longer barrels is pretty cool.  I've gut-punched hogs at 100+ yds with a .44mag lever action and they were not happy....

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M1 Carbine

My first ever gun purchase all by myself. $125 and 6 beers at an Austin gun show circa 1985. Here I am with Grunt on a West Texas op in 1987.

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1 hour ago, Lat22 said:


My first ever gun purchase all by myself. $125 and 6 beers at an Austin gun show circa 1985. Here I am with Grunt on a West Texas op in 1987.

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Waiting for the reds to drop down by parachute?

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1 hour ago, workswithseed said:

Waiting for the reds to drop down by parachute?

I’m betting either Texas secessionists or a Mormon cult.

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Question on the tax stamp... when do you know what the hell is going on? Does my FFL just call me out of the blue one day saying “he it’s here” or what? Is there a place to check the status?

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Question on the tax stamp... when do you know what the hell is going on? Does my FFL just call me out of the blue one day saying “he it’s here” or what? Is there a place to check the status?

You can call the NFA number to check in the status of your stamp. You’ll need the serial and transferor(your LGS).

It’s basically 3-4 possible answers.

Not received/cashed
Cashed on ##/##/####
Approved on ##/##/####
Not sure of the verbiage of this but if something goes wrong...

But even when approved it can take up to 30 days for them to send it to your LGS.

Basically you want to know when your “check” was cashed by nfa and that’s about it... I’d suggest the reddit r/nfa monthly mega thread appproval, it can kinda give you an idea about how long the waits are going each month

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It does, it’s a needless paywall denial of product but it is what it is right now.

Basically you wanna know your check was cashed and then forget about it for a few months, check again, forget about it for a few months...

Mine took 204 days from cashed to approved, then another 37 days for stamp to arrive at LGS.

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CDNN has some special edition Talo Ruger #1 Single Shot rifles in .44 Magnum... $1,299.99.

20” barrel:

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43 minutes ago, Armybrat said:

CDNN has some special edition Talo Ruger #1 Single Shot rifles in .44 Magnum... $1,299.99.

20” barrel:

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I want that exact gun in .220 Swift.  Had the chance to get one in pristine condition years back....passed like an idiot.  

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They also have some in .243 Win. and 450 Bushmaster for a hundred or two less. The Bushmaster is stainless.

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6 hours ago, BabaYaga said:

I want that exact gun in .220 Swift.  Had the chance to get one in pristine condition years back....passed like an idiot.  

Saw one on gunbroker within the last 6 months or so.  Kinda stuck out is the only reason I remember. 
 

On 7/26/2020 at 7:33 PM, dcbc said:

M1 Carbine (Dad's driving out to the ranch protection);

That was the first gun I really leaned to shoot. Mines a General Motors and is smooth as glass. God only knows how many I’ve put down that tube.  But it was my favorite from 8 yo until my early teens when I started getting into clays.  What a great list of guns, dad knew his stuff. 

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43 minutes ago, Armybrat said:

1st time I’ve seen it (don’t do FB)

You're better off for it.  

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10 hours ago, fattyflattie said:

That was the first gun I really leaned to shoot. Mines a General Motors and is smooth as glass. God only knows how many I’ve put down that tube.  But it was my favorite from 8 yo until my early teens when I started getting into clays.  What a great list of guns, dad knew his stuff. 

Not surprising.  After both WWII/Korea tens of millions of service rifles flooded the civilian markets.  I have a CMP Garand.  I know many others that have/had the trifecta:  Carbines, Garands, and a 1911.  You could get them almost anywhere:  hardware stores, catalogs, etc.  

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3 minutes ago, Handcruser said:

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Dat' quilt tho'....;)

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33 minutes ago, BabaYaga said:

Not surprising.  After both WWII/Korea tens of millions of service rifles flooded the civilian markets.  I have a CMP Garand.  I know many others that have/had the trifecta:  Carbines, Garands, and a 1911.  You could get them almost anywhere:  hardware stores, catalogs, etc.  

Yeah, my dad was in WWII and stayed in the military until 1964.  He told me that he was buying surplus carbines for $10 and giving them to friends for ranch guns.  Of course, he didn't buy one for his family.

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6 minutes ago, baboso said:

Yeah, my dad was in WWII and stayed in the military until 1964.  He told me that he was buying surplus carbines for $10 and giving them to friends for ranch guns.  Of course, he didn't buy one for his family.

My brother bought one in the early 1960s through the NRA program for $20. Mailed directly to his front door.

 It was a brand new unissued carbine coated with cosmoline still wrappedin the paper. Don’t recall who made it, but probably Inland.

he sold it a year later for $100..

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23 minutes ago, BayouBill said:

Hey I bet that quilt is comfy as shit

I think we all have a few of Meemaw's old quilts in the guest room or attic.  

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1 hour ago, Armybrat said:

My brother bought one in the early 1960s through the NRA program for $20. Mailed directly to his front door.

 It was a brand new unissued carbine coated with cosmoline still wrappedin the paper. Don’t recall who made it, but probably Inland.

he sold it a year later for $100..

The old ads in the back of Field and Stream, or later in Shotgun News still haunt me to this day.......they were begging you to buy all that old surplus to clean out the cluttered warehouses.

 

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3 hours ago, Handcruser said:

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Where were you able to find one?  I'm having trouble even finding some parts

 

 

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1 hour ago, Reagan1k said:

The old ads in the back of Field and Stream, or later in Shotgun News still haunt me to this day.......they were begging you to buy all that old surplus to clean out the cluttered warehouses.

 

And to think, I paid $20 for one of those really shitty stamped metal EIG .22 revolvers made in Germany. That thing sheared off more lead than actually made it out of the muzzle. Have no idea why I bought it. Already had the Single Six I bought new in 1959...

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The next purchase was this .357 Blackhawk in 1968. Gifted it and its San Antonio Alamo Leatherworks rig to my oldest son last year, as it is his birth year too.

 

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3 hours ago, Handcruser said:

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Nice. I love the Eotech with flip to side magnifier set up.

 

3 hours ago, BabaYaga said:

Not surprising.  After both WWII/Korea tens of millions of service rifles flooded the civilian markets.  I have a CMP Garand.  I know many others that have/had the trifecta:  Carbines, Garands, and a 1911.  You could get them almost anywhere:  hardware stores, catalogs, etc.  

 

I have the trifecta. My Garand is the CMP Special, completely restored, she's a beauty 

 

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7 hours ago, BabaYaga said:

I know many others that have/had the trifecta:  Carbines, Garands, and a 1911. 

I’ve been holding a never fired Garand for a family friend in the safe at my folks house for at least 15 years.   No 1911 tho :( 

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8 minutes ago, fattyflattie said:

I’ve been holding a never fired Garand for a family friend in the safe at my folks house for at least 15 years.   No 1911 tho :( 

Dad bought three new in cosmoline surplus rifles in the 50's for 5 bucks each. They were WW1 Springfields and never fired. He sold one for 500 and told me he wished he had the same offer for Garands. Five bucks each for unfired Garands would printing money. I remember in the late 80's i almost bought an IBM built rifle for 100 bucks (worked for IBM and thought it would be cool). Advertised in Shotgun News

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