I was funnin' really re the resolution - I just don't have real nice pics taken as family groups.
I do tho have a sorta thumbnail montage - made many months ago - a sorta compilation of stuff - hard to see what is what and it is outa date a bit but - best I can do for now! Some here will of course have seen them - handguns, rifles, shotties and M/L. Quality sucks - they need re sampled really.
I feel so inadequate, but here you go anyway-
From the top-
Beretta 302, 12 gauge;
CZ 550, .243 Win, Swift Premier 3-9x50 scope;
Brno Fox Model 2, .22 Hornet, Atlas Explorer Night Predator 10-40x50 scope;
Anschutz 525, .22LR, Tasco 3-9x40 scope;
Sako Finnfire Varmint P94S, .22LR, Edgar Brothers Opti-Mate 8-32x44 scope.
May 1, 2005, 02:30 PM
Rovi - doesn't look like you drop in too often from the Emerald Isle!! :)
Nice guns - that Sako Finnfire Varmint P94S - very very lovely looking rifle indeed - does it shoot as great as it looks? I rather imagine it will. I always appreciate good .22's, no matter what else I have or shoot. They have a place of their own.
May 1, 2005, 02:58 PM
Rovi - doesn't look like you drop in too often from the Emerald Isle!!Hi P95Carry, I have a browser open with the High Road practically 24 hours a day, but compared to the depth of knowledge, experience, and availability of interesting ironmongery you guys have, I don't often have much to add to the discussion.
Nice guns - that Sako Finnfire Varmint P94S - very very lovely looking rifle indeed - does it shoot as great as it looks? I rather imagine it will.It shoots waaaaaaaaaaay better than I do :)
Using cheap subsonic solid target ammo (500 rounds to a can), it'll put everything through the one hole all day, provided I play my part.
I don't. :D
It'll be a very long time indeed (if ever!) before I can moan that the gun isn't good enough.
I got it in mid February, and I figure I have over 4000 rounds through it by now.
The fact that I can put a steel target at 100 yards from my bathroom window in front of a perfect backstop probably has something to do with the ammo consumption :D
Its a beautiful thing to just look at and handle, never mind shoot.
May 1, 2005, 03:36 PM
Haha - I thought so! Only begs one more question - which you don't have to answer! ;)
How much was it? The whole deal there looks like a considerable (tho fine) investment. Any info on the importers etc?
Here is another .22 you may find interesting. Mauser-Werke Oberndorf - made it seems around 1920. This one has some patches of degraded bluing here and there - but was at one time a very much used rabbit rifle (134 one summer season!). Apparently in good shape it is worth up to $1k ... but anyways - this is perhaps the rifle I have had longest and the one I'd be least keen to ever sell. It is perhaps nearly as accurate as that Finnfire if I do my bit and even tho scope is not the greatest - it is excellent.
Interesting thing with this is its weight. Ready? - almost 10 lbs!!!! The chamber area is about 1" dia - you'd think to look (unless seeing small bolt and mag") - that is was at least a .243! Amazing old rifle.
I bought it (slightly) second-hand from a local dealer for EUROS€650, and the scope was €200, plus another €80 for the mounts.
According to xe.com, that total of €930 comes to around USD$1200.
As you say, a considerable investment, but its the finest gun I've ever owned, or even used.
Its only money after all, if I didn't buy a nice gun I'd only waste it on food or shoes for the children :D
According to Sako's website (http://www.sako.fi/), the Ardee Sports Company (http://www.ardee-sports.ie/index.html) are the Irish importers.
Here is another .22 you may find interesting.Woah!
That's a gorgeous piece of history, isn't it?
It'd be a shame to do a restoration job on that, it's just perfect the way it is.
And, at 10lbs it's a half pound heavier that my Sako!!!.
That's a real man's walking around gun :D
May 1, 2005, 04:32 PM
if I didn't buy a nice gun I'd only waste it on food or shoes for the children :D :D But now - you can go shoot the ''raw material'' to use to make them their shoes??
Indeed, a pricey number but not surprising. First one I recall seeing and I am most envious - nicely so! I hardly need say ''enjoy'' !
Hey - if you lurk as much as you say - come join in a bit more when you can - I am sure you have much to contribute - even if simple opinion.
May 1, 2005, 04:39 PM
Hey - if you lurk as much as you say - come join in a bit more when you can - I am sure you have much to contribute - even if simple opinion.You might be surprised by how 'simple' it might be :D
You too, and thanks for the welcome.
May 2, 2005, 05:38 AM
Here're mine. Both the Winchester 1911SL and the Mossy 590 are gone, and I've since acquired a Vektor SP-2 and a Bersa .380... the Swede has a different scope, the wood on the SAR-1 is a little more beat-up...
Of course, this is from a year ago, so I might just have to take another pretty soon. :)