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Old 04-19-2014, 06:45 PM
The Original Youngblood The Original Youngblood is offline
 
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In ~1978 I bought an 8mm Mauser Variant as a gift for my father at Chesapeake Gun Works (they had, like, an acre of milsurps in gunracks at the time). IIRC, it cost me $75.

It was ~25 years before I understood exactly what I had purchased: a Polish Wz29 that had been scrubbed and smuggled into Spain during their civil war in the latter half of the '30s. A number of tiny Circle-Z stamps but the original markings that you would expect were gone.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:49 PM
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^^^ Nice to discover its significance. Amazing what one little mark on a rifle can denote.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:00 PM
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Where did a NV regular get a Ruger Blackhawk?
I recall seeing a picture of an Air Force pilot pre-flight inspecting his aircraft. On his hip was a Ruger Black Hawk in a Western style holster and gun belt. The picture was in the Time Life series of books about the Vietnam War. One can only speculate. 30 carbine ammo would have been readily available.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:06 PM
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The most unusual firearm in my collection? Look no further than this thread: http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....ight=tabatiere
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:34 PM
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Mine would be a 1945 Swedish Ljungman that I just bought in near new condition.

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Old 04-20-2014, 05:58 AM
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In ~1978 I bought an 8mm Mauser Variant as a gift for my father at Chesapeake Gun Works (they had, like, an acre of milsurps in gunracks at the time). IIRC, it cost me $75.

It was ~25 years before I understood exactly what I had purchased: a Polish Wz29 that had been scrubbed and smuggled into Spain during their civil war in the latter half of the '30s. A number of tiny Circle-Z stamps but the original markings that you would expect were gone.
I've got one of those as well. Non-import marked and completely sanitized except for a four digit serial number and a bunch of circle Z marks. If they could talk...
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:03 AM
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For rifles, my Hakim, for pistols I would say my 1895 nagant revolvers.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:52 AM
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1978 Albanian sks. Refinished, but it isn't matching anyway.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Rick the Librarian Rick the Librarian is offline
 
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Slightly OT, but below is a picture of a Philippine peso coin, one of the millions which was kept on Corregidor for safekeeping, then dumped into Manila Bay, when the island was ready to fall. Some were recovered by the Japanese (using American POW divers) and more was gotten after WWII.





I'll have to do some thinking on which firearm I have would "qualify".
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:12 AM
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O/U 8mm JRS I bought in Germany and a few others S/S's I purchased over there too.
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