08-03-2012 11:03 PM
I am a new member whos just ordered a M-1 Garand from C.M.P. aand wanted to find out how to dismantle it and work on it.
08-03-2012 11:03 PM
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08-04-2012 01:21 PM
Hi, collectors community...
I'm a newbie on this forum, I'm now retired and have more time to fill up my interest on firearms, I spend a life on collecting firearms.
I espacially like Colt guns, I belong to CCA ( Colt Collecting Association). I've been lucky to attend several CCA Conventions in several States, included in october 2, 1992 at Hartford CT, visiting the Old factory, even on top of the famous Dome as well as the new factory with Ms Hoyt and M. Huber.
Well, my language is french, (hope my English is not too bad) living in the French part of Switzerland, 'cause in my country is shared in three parts German, French, Italian.
My present interest has turned to 1911A1 pistols from the five manufacturers.
I should say four because I do not think I could see once a Singer.
By-By everyone and good luck for your collecting adventure.
08-04-2012 07:08 PM
I'm long time shooter of an 1903A3 that my father purchased when I was 14 or so. He bought it after a fellow he delivered milk to offered it to him, post "sporterizing" for $25. Yup, I'm a bit old. It was worth more then, and now, had he not "sporterized" it, but we do with what we get. My son will get it next. He's becoming a shooter, but he lives in California where its a struggle just to own a gun.
I recently got interested in the Mormon Battalion, some 500 Mormons who signed on with the US Army during the Mexican-American War. They were issued Model 1816 Springfield Musket from the Harper's Ferry arsenal. They were .69 caliber smooth bore flintlocks--they weigh a ton. Anyway, I'm open to anyone who can help me with the accouterments provided to them. They are the folks who completed the Santa Fe Trail through to San Diego, California, where there is a museum; the museum that sparked my interest.
Regretfully, I have physical problems that will prevent me from doing a real job of re-enacting this historically significant group, but I plan to pass on all the equipment and knowledge I can amass to my Grandson as he strikes me as the kind of person who will get involved with it. I may have started too late to get my son going, but then I may be proven wrong in the end (I sure do hope so).
I'm a retired Chief Petty Officer from the US Navy. Ratings I served in included BM, AO, GMTC/WTC; I get bored easily, which is why Muzzleloading has always interested me. I have 4 traditional (2 flint, 2 cap) and 2 inline muzzleloaders plus a cap-and-ball revolver. Regretfully, they are all reproductions, but they are shooters and I have fun doing that. I also love shooting the AR I had put together from DPMS; they make a fine rifle that can't be possessed in California.
Thank You to grandpabear For This Useful Post:
08-05-2012 12:14 AM
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08-05-2012 05:34 AM
Hello from new member
Hi, my name is Paul and I live in Brisbane , Australia. I have been collecting for 36 years since I was a 16 year old school boy. I used to try and collect everything ever made but of late have settled down to Brit/Commonwealth items.
08-05-2012 03:40 PM
Hi Everyone, I just got back from a shoot with my Universal Firearms M1 carbine.
About half way into the shoot the bolt when to hell on me. The extractor broke off and the firing pin cam out part by part. No fun. Chewfw
08-05-2012 06:36 PM
hello im lude 92 from Alabama and i got a ? CAN YOU SHOOT A M1 WITH A ADJUSTABLE GAS PLUG WITH A BAYONET ON ?
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08-06-2012 02:27 AM
New Martini Henry collector and shooter onboard
I am happy to join the site and have found it very entertaining and informative.
I have been collecting Martini's of variety for a few yeats and love to shoot them.
My collection includes a Sporter from South Africa in .577/450, a MKIV, one carbine in .375 Express and a nice Martini Cadet.
I would like to share my photos and learn from your experience in best loads and shooting.
Good to be here!
08-06-2012 10:21 AM
I am not new to surplus rifles but I am new this site and hope to learn alot.
08-06-2012 10:46 AM
I've lurked in this forum occasionally, and it's awesome! I wish I could find time to visit more often (which is why I keep getting reminders in my email that I haven't exactly been an active member). Guess it's time to turn off the reminder about an introductory post I get when I do log in.
The collective knowledge in this forum is amazing. So is the collection of publications. I've downloaded and read several. Thanks for a great forum.