I have reached the "Gunvana" of wood and steel


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bushmaster1313
June 5, 2011, 02:18 PM
1957 Winchester Model 12 Riot
1955 Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum
1978 Smith & Wesson Model 49

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/CIMG0116.jpg

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/CIMG0114.jpg

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Kliegl
June 5, 2011, 03:12 PM
Good start. You need a Model 94 and Model 97 to go with that Winchester.

Good looking guns and good photo.

nwilliams
June 5, 2011, 03:13 PM
Very nice!

Those guns certainly look like they were made to be together:cool:

bushmaster1313
June 5, 2011, 03:38 PM
Two more pics, with a piece of wood and steel that can only dream:

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/CIMG0122.jpg

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww6/bushmaster1313/CIMG0129.jpg

Standing Wolf
June 5, 2011, 04:44 PM
Dandy guns and good photographs!

WaltonS
June 5, 2011, 05:06 PM
I'm gonna wax poetic on this one... Y'all been warned!

As a younger guy most of my friends and colleagues find it odd that I like older styles. They've just got more character than these contraptions of plastic, lightweight aluminum alloys, etc...
Don't get me wrong, there are some modern weapons that I think are utterly fantastic. But there's a soft spot in my heart for anything that looks like it'd belong on a police officer's hip in 1970, or like a relic from wars past, antiquated and forced into unjust obsolescence by a newer, "better" design that fundamentally improves nothing. I guess it goes back to that old adage, "if it ain't broke..."
With that said, I approve of, and envy your collection, good sir!

kozak6
June 5, 2011, 06:32 PM
*slow clap*

Now you need a pre-64 Winchester Model 70.

Owen Sparks
June 5, 2011, 11:21 PM
The close proximity of that rusty pitch fork makes me cringe!

DON'T SCRATCH IT!

HammerheadSSN663
June 5, 2011, 11:32 PM
yeh, you need a long gun in that line up.

bushmaster1313
June 6, 2011, 12:07 AM
yeh, you need a long gun in that line up.

The Pre 64 Model 70 is the obvious choice, but shoot lefty, and the first time I operated the bolt on one I took skin off my left thumb. For me, the Savage 99 is probably the way to go.

But not being a hunter I have been slow to get a classic rifle.

I do, however, have a 100% New Jersey legal sporting arm (no folding stock, no bayonet lug, no flash suppresor) to go with my handle:evil:

natman
June 6, 2011, 09:23 AM
The close proximity of that rusty pitch fork makes me cringe!

DON'T SCRATCH IT!
Who cares if he scratches a rusty old pitchfork?;)

rodensouth
June 6, 2011, 10:35 PM
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing those fine arms.

speedway
June 7, 2011, 10:01 PM
WaltonS:

I feel exactly the same way. I tip my hat to you.

speedway
June 7, 2011, 10:03 PM
That 55 Smith is a real stunner. Thanks for sharing your nice collection with us.

El Mariachi
June 7, 2011, 10:30 PM
Nice collection there, Walton....and I feel the same way. Steel and nice lumber just seem to go together. I myself just started buying guns about 4 months ago but I've already purchased;

A JC Higgins/Sears model 45 in .30-.30 (built by Marlin), circa '58.

Heritage Rough Rider, blued, 6 1/2" barrel with coco grips.

'83 Blackhawk in .357 with rosewood grips.

Not one, not two, nor three but four JC Higgins/Sears Model 10 12 gauge bolt action shotguns, all made in the late 50's. (and know, you can't ask :rolleyes: )

And finally a scoped '49 Husqvarna Model 640 in 8 x 57. With eight 'kill' notches on the left side of the action.

I'm not sure why these things attract me, except that perhaps because I've been a wood worker for the past 40 years, and I love old things that were built the the old fashioned way. Well, the Heritage not withstanding.....:D

Lazyshooter
June 7, 2011, 10:33 PM
Nice

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