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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2013, 12:14:45 pm »
Cobra 9mm ... nothing fancy just used to keep mice out of the house.  I am a big fan of the Sig though and would love to get a .40 at some point.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2013, 07:50:21 pm »
My new to me Smith & Wesson SW9VE. This will be my carry gun.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2013, 06:12:27 am »
I enjoy shooting and tend to collect the classic military long arms...like this one.


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« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2013, 06:15:20 am »
I like your style. :21
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2013, 06:27:15 am »
My oldest son, who is on this board as IanC, cut his teeth on centerfire rifles shooting my '17 Enfield when he was 14.  I have very fond memories of Ian cranking out rounds at the Ft. Lewis range in Washington with that big Enfield thumping his shoulder every time.  Each time, after his head stopped hitting the stops fore and aft from the recoil, Ian would work the bolt to chamber another 30-06 round and pull that butt tight into his shoulder to try again.  The soldiers would walk over to watch the little kid shoot that big rifle from the bench and smile watching him.  I was smiling then too and still do when I remember it.


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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2013, 06:52:01 am »
Thats awesome Chris.I really like older rifles.Its nice to see how they were made back when pride and craftsmanship was part of the manufacturing process.It probably small to some but there in a pretty cool display of military rifles in Tellico Plains right before you go across Cherohala Skyway.Next ime your over here would make a nice ride and some interesting history to.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2013, 08:34:35 am »
Thanks for the tip, Marc.  That sounds like a plan for next summer.  As you like older firearms you'll have to stop by sometime so I can show you some of the inhabitants of the gun safe.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2013, 10:59:12 am »
I enjoy shooting and tend to collect the classic military long arms...like this one.

I inherited a Smith Carbine. 50 cal Civil War era breach loader.

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2013, 02:43:29 pm »
Sonny,

That's very cool!  Thanks for sharing the pic of what is very obviously a true family heirloom.

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #69 on: October 28, 2013, 03:11:49 pm »
I have a few old guns. My favorite is a Winchester model 37 single shot 20ga. My grandfather have it to my dad who in turn have it to me when I was 12. He took me to the turkey shoot at the ruritan club in Lenoir City. He bought me 7 tickets and I won all 7. I only had maybe 15 or 20 shot in the target. But, I had the one closest to the X. The old guys who worked the shoot seemed as excited as I was. I guess the reason it's my favorite is because it's a reminder of one of the best times I ever had with my dad.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #70 on: October 28, 2013, 03:41:29 pm »
By the time I was old enough to handle a gun my papaw was just listening to his dogs run rabbits and the guns were just used for blackbirds in the garden so I missed that part.What was his and would have been my prized gun was a pair of Belgium Brownings but they were lost in a house fire.Chris I just like old stuff in general like I said the quality and its just cool seeing how things used to be made.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #71 on: October 28, 2013, 03:49:30 pm »
Thanks for the tip, Marc.  That sounds like a plan for next summer.  As you like older firearms you'll have to stop by sometime so I can show you some of the inhabitants of the gun safe.
Heres a few threads with pics from the museum.
http://easttnbikers.com/index.php?topic=2623.0
http://easttnbikers.com/index.php?topic=2244.0
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2013, 04:01:21 pm »
That's very cool!  Thanks for sharing the pic of what is very obviously a true family heirloom.

I wish I knew more of it's history. My uncle gave it to me upon his passing and all my aunt could tell me was that she thought some doctor gave it to him as partial payment for some brick work my uncle did for him.

There are some carvings in the stock that are very worn but, it appears to have belonged to someone with a Cavalry division and a date of 1861 is visible.

I wish it could talk so it could tell me just where it's been and it's role in the war!  :21

And, it would make me famous as the guy with....THE FREAKIN' TALKING GUN!  ;D

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2013, 05:34:15 pm »
Those are some nice looking guns there guys. :21
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #74 on: October 29, 2013, 07:31:20 pm »
.50 cal. Hawkin. You skin grizz pilgrm? .44 mag. make my day. Pinfire E. LEFAUCHEUX, civil war era.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #75 on: October 29, 2013, 07:34:14 pm »
Nice Sarge

Here is new to me...it has a story..but we won't get into that ;)

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #76 on: October 29, 2013, 09:12:57 pm »
Nice. I like Springfield products. This is my Springfield 1911. I carried a 1911 at China Beach in Viet Nam 1969 - 1970.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #77 on: October 29, 2013, 10:29:07 pm »
Nice. I like Springfield products. This is my Springfield 1911. I carried a 1911 at China Beach in Viet Nam 1969 - 1970.

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #78 on: October 30, 2013, 07:20:25 am »
.50 cal. Hawkin. You skin grizz pilgrm? .44 mag. make my day. Pinfire E. LEFAUCHEUX, civil war era.

Darrell,

Nice!  You have some old favorites there and the old pinfire is fascinating.  I have a Thompson Center .50 Hawken that I bought in 1975.  Fun gun and one of Ian's favorites too.  He doesn't care for my .44 Smith though as even he thinks that's a lot of recoil. Yours must be a bit fiercer since mine has a longer barrel which would tame some of the recoil. I don't have any old handguns like your cool old pinfire piece.   

I remember taking the big S&W to an indoor range in the metro D.C. area that was frequented by cops.  I checked with the gun shop clerks before we went to the basement range to make sure their backstop was up to .44 mag rounds. After being assured that their backstop was good for "anything you pick up in your hand" we headed downstairs.  There was about 8-9 other shooters at the range, mostly young L.E. types and a couple of wives, and we fitted in just fine at first.  We started with a 9mm auto (Ruger P89) and a S&W 686 loaded with +P .38 loads and nobody gave us a second glance.  After an hour or so I loaded some pretty hot .357 loads into the 686 and handed my friend the S&W 629 .44 loaded with some real palm tinglers.  Heads snapped in our direction with the first shots from the .357 and people started putting their hands over their ear protectors when the .44 went off.  After a couple of cylinders full from each Smith I noticed the range had gone completely silent.  I looked around and noticed everyone packing up and leaving.   The owners of the range came downstairs to see what we were shooting and commented that everyone in the gun shop above the range had jumped a foot when the .44 went off.  We shot for another 30 minutes or so and when we came up the clerks looked relieved.  Note to self...magnums in an indoor range are really, really loud!   ;D

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2013, 07:22:38 am »
Nice. I like Springfield products. This is my Springfield 1911. I carried a 1911 at China Beach in Viet Nam 1969 - 1970.


Classic!  Straight military style 1911A-1 even to the small front sight.  Love it!
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2013, 07:31:01 am »
Heres a few threads with pics from the museum.
http://easttnbikers.com/index.php?topic=2623.0
http://easttnbikers.com/index.php?topic=2244.0

Marc, that does look cool.  An interesting destination and a great ride to get there!  No downside there I can see.   :)

Thanks a lot for the tip...I can't wait till next summer.

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2013, 10:23:03 am »
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« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2013, 04:20:17 pm »
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2013, 05:22:18 pm »
Nice Sarge

Here is new to me...it has a story..but we won't get into that ;)

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Are these fresh from the spin cycle or fluffed and dried?  ;D

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2013, 05:50:22 pm »
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My .44 mag is a Taurus Tracker. It is lightweight but has a ported barrel which reduces the recoil to about .357 mag level. I carry it some this time of year and any time I am hiking. Good bear medicine.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #85 on: October 30, 2013, 06:10:37 pm »
Nice looking weapons.  I, too, like a lot of the old weapons.  I love the Winchester and went to the museum at Cody, Wyoming.  I also like the Springfield, especially the WWI version, along with the Colt 1911-A1 .45 handgun, the Hawkins lever action, etc.  It's kind of funny that some of the older weapons were so accurate, even years later yet we keep making newer models and styles that have more moving parts than a sewing machine.  The Russians had it right, build one, work the bugs out and then keep building it, i.e., AK-47.  Our M-1 and M-14 were great weapons and still are.  You mess with some of the newer weapons and the least amount of dirt causes them to quit working.  Reason I like the Glock.  It's a Swiss version of the AK-47 but in a handgun.

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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #86 on: October 30, 2013, 08:06:14 pm »
Chris
My .44 mag is a Taurus Tracker. It is lightweight but has a ported barrel which reduces the recoil to about .357 mag level. I carry it some this time of year and any time I am hiking. Good bear medicine.

Hope you have a hunting permit.

Its a felony to carry anything larger than .22 and longer than 6.5" barrel without a hunting permit.  As A lot of hiking trails are also on Game lands.

I found this out the hard way in 1996 w/ a S/W Sigma series 9mm.
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Re: The BIG'OL GUN thread!!!
« Reply #87 on: October 30, 2013, 08:26:03 pm »
I always keep my hunting / fishing license up to date. Also keep a handgun carry license current. I like to be legal and stay current on firearms law.
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« Reply #88 on: October 30, 2013, 08:31:45 pm »
 :birthday Yaa! I just hit 50 posts and am no longer a jr member. I must celebrate.   :22
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« Reply #89 on: October 30, 2013, 08:40:28 pm »
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