Have you ever walked into a gunshop and...


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effengee
August 31, 2004, 09:48 PM
...seen a firearm that was just so cool it made you drool?

I went into the local shop earlier today and saw a Norinco special edition AK-47 in a sealed presentation case with all the bells and whistles...
Gold inlay, select hardwood, superb finish...
$1500

Has anybody seen one of these???
Is this something truly collectible???
I'm thinking of asking him if I can take a picture to post here...
:D

Jim

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RRTX
August 31, 2004, 09:59 PM
I have to wipe the drool every time I go into a gunshop no matter what is there lol

effengee
August 31, 2004, 10:49 PM
The .50 BMG L.A.R. Grizzly with 10 rds of linked for $2500 at the store in Wardsboro, Vt. Sometimes I make the pilgimage with a friend just so they can see one up close...

It's a real eye opener to see a thirty-something pound rifle with a muzzle-brake bigger than most handguns...

I love to go different places and find the gunshops...
Drooling seems to be a common thing in all of them...
jim

Standing Wolf
August 31, 2004, 10:56 PM
Gun shops in my neighborhood provide free handkerchiefs on the way in.

Chupacabra
August 31, 2004, 10:58 PM
I walked into a shop a couple weeks ago and saw an MG34.

:what:

I'm not sure if it was operable. Still pretty cool though. :cool:

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
August 31, 2004, 11:04 PM
Yeah, my favorite gunshop, The Shootist, in Tyler Texas makes me drool and weep every time I go in. Mack, the proprieter, always has something ancient, rare, and in mint condition that he teases me with every time I drop by. Last time I was there he has a mint Colt Police Positive from the 30's, in the box with paperwork, in the case. He somehow finds all manner of WW II bringbacks with paperwork intact, old original uniforms, militaria from all eras, old unique Winchesters...you name it, he has it.

The last thing I drooled on was a new DS Arms GrayWolf that he had special ordered for a customer who for some reason changed his mind after the rifle arrived. SWMBO was with me that day I was there, and if I hadn't been there picking up my new FAL I'd have gotten the GrayWolf too.

I promised her a new pistol (of her choosing) before I got more rifles. She makes me keep my word, dagnabbit.

Regards,
Rabbit

fistful
August 31, 2004, 11:12 PM
Gunstore in the Saint Louis area that deals in a lot of automatic weapons and chopped down shotguns has a big stinkin' machine gun (12.7mm or 14.5mm, I don't know) on ski's - yes, ski's, with a wooden barrel shroud. Doesn't make me drool, it's just really, really, really, really cool.

Third_Rail
August 31, 2004, 11:15 PM
Are you sure it's a MG? Sounds like a Lathi on the snowskis. 20mm anti-material rifle.

effengee
August 31, 2004, 11:22 PM
Having ran chairlifts for three winters at Haystack and one at Mt.Snow the prospect of a firearm mounted on ski's certainly qualifies as a must have piece of winter equipment...

It sure would make the term "clearing trails" take on a whole new meaning.
:evil:

jim

Harry Tuttle
August 31, 2004, 11:49 PM
http://gyokusaiclub.hp.infoseek.co.jp/img/lahti.jpg
Lahti

effengee
September 1, 2004, 12:02 AM
Honey? Can I get one of those?

What the hell for?

Because those darn gophers are ruining my perfectly good shooting range with a bunch of holes...

hahahaha

Jim

UnknownSailor
September 1, 2004, 01:00 AM
Well, back before Shooter's World, in Phoenix, stopped stocking mass quantaties of firearms, they once upon a time had a semi-auto M-60. $7500 and change, in 1993.

I used to go into the rare & collectible room (it's now the "member lounge"?), and oogle all the really rare lever guns and wheelguns.

BHPshooter
September 1, 2004, 01:04 AM
The .50 BMG L.A.R. Grizzly

Those are awesome. My friend's dad has one, he lets us fondle it. It's a HEAVY son of a gun. Maybe he'll let us shoot it one day.

Yeah, I see all kinds of stuff I want when I go into a gun store. So much stuff I want, in fact, that it's completely not fair. :D

Wes

P95Carry
September 1, 2004, 01:21 AM
ANY trip into gun shop is fraught with temptation!!:p The secret is ... to go in for a small jug of powder ... and walk out with ......... just that jug of powder!:D

Nope - actually - it ain't that easy! :neener:

Black Majik
September 1, 2004, 01:38 AM
When I was in Arizona a few weeks ago I saw an AR-15, and a HK-91, and a steyr AUG, oooh oh and a AK-47, oh and a MP5.

Never seen any of them before until' that time. :D

The_Antibubba
September 1, 2004, 02:50 AM
Before I even see anything, the smell of a gunshop gets me salivating-the aroma of cosmoline, lubricants, and History.



Ahhhhhhh. :D

PMDW
September 1, 2004, 02:58 AM
Yes, although it was just a stock new production Springfield Armory Garand. I had to watch as someone else purchased it, as well.

BamBam-31
September 1, 2004, 03:15 AM
There's something very Freudian about Harry Tuttle's pic....

One good thing about Mom & Pop type shops as compared to Turner's type chains is that they have cool old stuff for you to oogle at. At Turner's, it's pretty much all new (except for the occasional SKS, MN, or Mak). Nothing wrong w/ new, but shops that carry SVT40's, Swedish Mausers, old Colt's, etc. tend to score a lot higher on the coolness scale. Must be that musty webbing smell.

mhdishere
September 1, 2004, 08:53 AM
When I went to Kittery Trading post in Maine last fall I just about hyperventilated. Racks and racks of rifles and shotguns, no locks, just sitting there begging to be fondled. This especially from someone who grew up in NYC where all guns are under lock and key in the shop, you can't handle it without asking.

SuicideKing
September 1, 2004, 09:02 AM
Yeah, my favorite gunshop, The Shootist, in Tyler Texas makes me drool and weep every time I go in.

I know what you mean..............I was in there about a year or so ago and he had a Trapdoor Springfield in there. Drooled when I saw it... wept when I left without it.

He does have a little something for everyone.

Gunsnrovers
September 1, 2004, 10:31 AM
When I first walked into Mandela's (spelling?) in Scotsdale, AZ in the mid-1990's I had a heart attack. A whole wall full of class III's from WWII to current. MG34's, MG42's, Brens, a Vickers, FN's, M14's, M16's, HK, MP's, Stens, Thompsons. Every gun I memorized as a child was pretty much on display and either for sale or for rent in the downstairs range. :what: I KNEW I had to move to Phoenix.

My folks already lived there and I wanted to come out, but first work and now marriage have kept me away. I should have made the leap when I was single, but such is life and now that I have cast the stone, I wouldn't trade my wife or son for anything. I'm working slowly on convincing her to move (just about anywhere but the PRK is fine by me) and I've built momemtum, but it's a work in progress.

armoredman
September 1, 2004, 10:42 AM
Gunsnrovers, lots of room here in AZ....
I had a Barret L82 50 semi auto rifle at the shop once. That was drool city, even broken down in the travel locker. Also, same guy bought a Carlos Hathcock M1A with the Springfield Mil scope. Oh, drool.....

Bart Noir
September 1, 2004, 02:15 PM
I'm thinking you were in Sam's in south Everett. They have one in the case, for sale I think, which is semi-auto only. They have another on an anti-aircraft stand with anti-aircraft sights, out on the floor. It is inoperative and I'm not sure if it is for sale. But it is out...on...the...floor. For a moment I was shooting at French aircraft in 1940. Lousy Frog's take that!

Bart Noir

Chupacabra
September 1, 2004, 02:34 PM
I'm thinking you were in Sam's in south Everett. They have one in the case, for sale I think, which is semi-auto only. They have another on an anti-aircraft stand with anti-aircraft sights, out on the floor. It is inoperative and I'm not sure if it is for sale. But it is out...on...the...floor. For a moment I was shooting at French aircraft in 1940. Lousy Frog's take that!

Yep! That was it. I was looking at the one in the case, but didn't notice the one on the floor. I'm going to have to spend more time in there this weekend.

:D

Gifted
September 1, 2004, 08:23 PM
Yes, I've lived a sheltered life...

The first gunstore I went to, back in Febuary:what: Saw a CX4 Storm out. Played with it, fondled it, wanted it. I think I'll see if I can get one for less though.

This spending wuality time with my father. We checked a couple more stores, the last one was a small shop that specialized in LEOs and class III. He had a plastic replica M2HB hung above a wall full of SMGs and tactical shotguns. It was beautiful. He let us mess with a few guns, a P90 for starts; he had a Five-Seven out for people to look at. He had a Russian artillery rangefinder in there.

I think the thing that got the most attention from me was the entry shotgun that had a small space on the wall. A very small space. The magazine went the full lenth of the barrel. A pump, with a fold down grip on the pump, and pistol grip. You're normal tactical shotgun, save for the barrel, which couldn't have been more than a foot long. I think it was a Remington. I can't remember what exactly it was.

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