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POTD – Mauser HSc

While at The Cody Firearms Museum, I took this picture of a Mauser HSc.  I can only assume this was a WWII German gun that ended up in the Winchester Reference Collection. I also believe Mauser made these after the war as well.  Not something we would realistically pick up for the reference collection since nobody ever really runs into …

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Belt Buckle Guns

These have always been goofy. Something that appeals to children or folks who’s view of “combat” is distorted by fetish and fantasy.  Typically two traits immature personality types will gravitate towards to make up for a lack of training or experience.  But just like the special needs guy at the airport who was getting through TSA with his belt buckle …

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RSC-1917 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Saw a French Model 1917 Semiautomatic Rifle / RSC-1917 in the rack at Cody. Took some up close pics for reference. The RCS is on our to-buy list. We just need to find one at the right time.  Last I looked, RIA had one sell for $5463.00, which isn’t that bad. Keep your eyes peeled for us, OK?     …

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22LR Luger By Erma

While visiting the Cody Firearms Museum (CFM), taking a gander at the Lugers is always a must. Now I admit I am not the biggest Luger fan personally. Makes, variations, markings, finishes? Meh. Not my bag.  We actually have a Luger, but it is in 9mm. Why? Because that’s a caliber we support. But… There seems to be a German …

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Borchardt Carbine

What’s better than a Borchardt pistol? Why a carbine of course! I took these photos a while back while visiting the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming.  Besides being neat. Take a look at the date. It’s a semi-automatic carbine and was produced in 1893/1894.  Keep that in mind when politicians complain about semiautomatic weapons of war.    Sincerely,  Marky …

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Mexican Mondragon Rifle

The Mondragon is a unicorn rifle for us. They are very rare overall and extremely rare inside of the United States. Why? Logically…how many guns does Mexico export to the US every year?  See my point?  This was made by SIG and is chambered in 7mm Mauser. I bet it would be a pussycat to shoot.      Sincerely,  Marky …

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Winchester-Hotchkiss Model 1879

So…why I am I looking at a sporting rifle? The first clue is the caliber. It’s in 45-70. So that makes we wonder if it would handle modern 45-70 loads? Figuring most commercial 45-70 loads are made to be “Trapdoor Safe”, I would think…maybe…probably? But ultimately I would defer to someone more knowledgable than me to make that final call.  …

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Model 1917 with BAR Magazine

We’ve all seen the ’03 Springfield’s that have been modified to take the larger magazines. Some are done after the fact since it’s a historically correct modification, while others seem to have been done during the war.  So…imagine if you were walking past the table at your local gun-show and you saw a US Model 1917 rifle modified to accept …

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POTD — Model 1917 Heavy Barrel Sniper 

The next time you see some WWI Bubba’ed rifle at a gun show, make sure it’s not an actual factory rifle that has been mis-identified.  I won’t give away all my best secrets with details, but I keep a running list of typical “mistakes” that can lead me to buying something well under market value.  Trust me. Knowledge is power.  …

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Bergmann Model 1898

I have always thought pistols from this era looked very cool. They have a unique quality that doesn’t flow down stream of Browning or Glock. As such, they have an almost alien like style to them.  If given the chance, even though it’s in a weird caliber, I would snatch one up for our reference collection. Even with the understanding …

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POTD – Glock 21 Cutaway

I took this photo at the Cody Firearms Museum a while back. Who doesn’t have an affinity for cut-away guns?   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Steyr Hahn 1912 9mm Luger

So…you thought this photo is a repeat did ya? Nope! This is a photo we took at the Cody Firearms Museum.  Why? Because we have the exact same gun. Steyr Hahn converted to 9mm Luger by the Germans. But I have to be honest, we were a little disappointed in this photo. Because we really were interested in seeing the …

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POTD — Turkish Walther PP

While visiting The Cody Firearms Museum, I happened upon a pistol I didn’t know existed. At least back in 1947! A Walther PP copy made by the Turkish MKE company.  Since Cody wasn’t as accommodating as one would have liked, they didn’t give me the keys to play with the action.  Maybe next time. Do you know someone who has …

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Glock Display – Cody Firearms Museum (Hi-Res)

I took these pics a while back while out West on a hunting trip. Currently the Cody Firearms Museum is undergoing a major renovation so most of the collection is put away.  In the mean time, if you want to see a, “gaggle of Glocks” check out these thumb nails. I have left the images full size so the viewer …

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Whitney Lightning 

I took this pic while I was at the Cody Firearms Museum a while back. Some of you may know this pistol as the Whitney Lightning or the Whitney Wolverine. It’s a 22 caliber semi-automatic that was billed under the phrase, “more modern then tomorrow”.  It is my understanding the pistol wasn’t a good seller. And as tends to happen …