"Kaestli" Target percussion
fluted barrel perc from 1830..
...i could have posted another 100 pix....
but take an hour yourself to scroll
theres like dozens of broomhandles
and tons of stuff that make it hard to decide
what the top5 would be. :)
February 14, 2010, 03:01 PM
Nice items,Mp7. I'll peruse that fully later.
If you were to start collecting today what would be your first 5 in your C&R collection?
This depends upon what you want to collect.
- Just what's cheap and available at the wholesalers?
- A certain era of military weapons?
- Western frontier firearms?
I think it's all too common for folks to just rush out and buy a few things without spending some time deciding what really interests them down deep, then learning about the nuances and differences. Then take a good long time to shop for the best one you can find of each example you want.
February 14, 2010, 03:25 PM
rereading the OP ...
... its about a start-5
and then spending millions around that centre?
then work downwards towards the arquebus :)
February 14, 2010, 03:35 PM
and I need a 6th slot for the 1903a3
no particular order (and I already have 3 of them)
February 14, 2010, 03:45 PM
I would go for
1. M-96 or M-38 Swede
2. K-31 Swiss
3. No. 4 mk 1 Brit
4. vz24 Czech
5. M-39 Finn
All speak volumes about those who produced them, and are great fun to shoot.
February 14, 2010, 03:59 PM
No one has listed a WWII Walther P.38 to date? Heck, I'd start with that one. :)
I'd also add a wartime Walther PP or PPK.
A matching Luger would be a must as well.
An M1-Garand, to be sure.
How about one of the CZ-model C&R eligible handguns for a fifth?
February 14, 2010, 04:03 PM
Anything made before 1899 are not C&R guns, they are antiques.
February 15, 2010, 10:22 AM
Enfield no. 1 Mk 3
that one is responsible for all my troubles :D
Plain Old Bill
February 15, 2010, 10:24 AM
No one has listed an M1 carbine? :what:
February 15, 2010, 10:51 AM
Colt and S&W revolvers, Lugers,Any hamerless 1903 type pistos, Colt auto's,and the more I think the more I can come up with. Any gun in good condition, that you can get at a good price, including Rifles. I remember when the
"army surplus stores" in NY, used to sell M1's, Mausers etc for $25 bucks, and no one wanted them. In the late 50's, You never know what the future holds.
February 15, 2010, 12:20 PM
I already own a M44 so I would try for, in no particular order
February 15, 2010, 02:21 PM
Inglis Hi Power
February 15, 2010, 04:14 PM
Luger P08 Artillery with stock and snaildrum
I like how Mp7 thinks.
Enfield No.1 MkIII
Enfield No.4 (T)
M-N 91/30 Sniper
k98k Sniper variant
C96 "Broomhandle" with stock/holster
Nazi marked P35 w/ buttstock
Nazi marked PP & PPK
1st Gen. Colt SAA (of each available cartridge)
Some old S&W top breaks (of each model)
I could keep going on for a long time...
I need to have a list of a couple hundred.:banghead: The first 5 would just be the easiest to find and/or cheapest to purchase.
February 15, 2010, 06:08 PM
February 15, 2010, 07:46 PM
savage 1907 (just cool little art deco art pocket pistol)
1887 lever action shotgun (der arnold favorite)
the list would go on and on and on
i have a 1911, yugo 24/47, fn49, walther p1, sks. had a MS but like mauser better.
February 15, 2010, 10:55 PM
Ain't no beatin' the CZ-82.
February 16, 2010, 09:26 AM
February 16, 2010, 09:33 AM
Winchester M1 Carbine
Winchester M1 Garand
Enfield #4 MK2 (F)
K31 or German 98K
February 16, 2010, 09:45 AM
I've only had my C&R a few years. This is my list of 5 most desirable (to me) -
1) Colt M1911A1
3) M1 carbine mixmaster
4) Sten Mk II
5) Victory model revolver born in 38 special
February 16, 2010, 11:29 AM
5 Howdah pistols
February 16, 2010, 02:10 PM
MP7. Those are some beautiful firearms. Technically, though, those wouldn't be considered C&R, but rather antiques. No C&R license required. However, from the looks of those pieces, I believe the higher hurdle to be cleared would be finding $$$ to buy them with. Those have to be worth a lot of moola@!! :what::what:
As for my top choices for C&R? I'd say anything for the prices we had on them 10 years ago. I DO miss the old days.
Century 1999 Nagant Revolvver w/holster $49.87
SOG 2000 CZ-50 w/holster $79.95
SOG 2004 CZ-52 w/extra mag $93.84
Century 2004 Russian Capture K-98 w/acc $169.87
Century 2000 Ballester Molina w/2 mags $189.97
SOG 2000 East German Makarov w/holster $163.15
1. Long Branch Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk 1* (bought it this past Saturday!)
2. K98 or VZ24 or Yugo Mauser
4. Another Enfield
5. S&W Model 1917
February 18, 2010, 01:28 AM
Out of curiosity... Are all select fire StG44's (and Mp43's, 44's etc...) C&R eligible? I assumed they were categorized as class III machine guns. Would it only apply to the ones that had the 1968 Amnesty form filled out? Can't afford one, just love to drool over them and I am very curious. Can anyone educate me, please? :o
February 18, 2010, 02:50 AM
not well versed so don't laugh
lee enfield #4 mk1
mannlicher-carcano standard carbine
February 18, 2010, 07:42 AM
Model 1897 Trenchgun
Kentucky Rifle (I have a soft spot for the revolution "snipers")
February 18, 2010, 08:21 AM
You mean to start collecting right now?
US M1 Garand
Soviet capture K98k ( basic, and least expensive K98k Mauser around today)
Soviet M91/59 carbine
US M1 Carbine
February 18, 2010, 09:21 PM
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