Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hookeye, Dec 8, 2020.
I don’t know about “poor man” though. $65 in 1920 is the equivalent to $2,335 in today’s dollar.
And thanks for this.
That handguard is goin' on my Christmas list.
The OEM one is repugnant.
Blued steel and walnut - kind of like a beautiful woman elegantly dressed and very attractive.
Santa said he has them in stock!
I remember, as a young kid, teen and adult, going in the gun shops and seeing all the beautiful long guns and handguns, with pretty wood and blue a and stainless steel. The racks and counters were full of them. Now, you are lucky if you can find one. Everybody, now, wants the latest plastic wonders. Even the gun magazines, don’t have many articles on guns made of walnut and steel guns, now. Myself, I own a two glocks, one synthetic stocked shotgun, and one synthetic stocked rifle. I see them as not much more than a good hammer. If I had to sell some guns, they would be the first to go. There is no craftsmanship in them. They are just injected molded plastic and stamped steel. There is nothing in this world, like being out hunting, and being able to admire a fine firearm. The plastic stuff just doesn’t make me fill the pride of owning it, like a walnut and steel gun does.
The cop carrying that super light and reliable Glock, along with a ton of gear, sure does appreciate the design however. Apples and oranges
If I was carry a pistol everyday, it would be a glock. I wasn't implying they were not good pistols. They have there place. I would not carry a fine double out in a swamp, duck hunting. But a synthetic stock shotgun would be fine. If you lay a glock by a 1911 or a revolver, that is made by one of the good manuafactors, it is not apples and oranges. Quality and craftsmanship speaks for it's self.
I guess my point is why even bring a Glock into the conversation?
The first time I hunted in the far Northeast of Namibia (I do not shoot on the SA game farms) I took a stainless/synthetic rifle. It was an very accurate rifle, but as a push feed S/S it worked well but just didn't fit the suit. I overheard the PH's talking about it around the fire late one night, and made sure that on subsequent trips I have always taken rifles of Blued steel/walnut. Now I take one or two M70 rifles (just like a "proper" Mauser) when hunting in Africa .
The Rossi is something tropical, but at least it’s wood.
The Winchester ‘73, well, it used to be blued. lol
I’ve got some blued steel and walnut. There’s some stainless and walnut and laminate mixed in as well. I got completely away from traditional hunting rifles for a long time, but I guess I got a little nostalgic in the last couple years and I’ve started making some changes to my collection.
I have an AR-10 and an AR-15. Otherwise, all my rifles and shotguns are wood and blued steel. It's very difficult for me to find interest in anything else.
I've since refinished the wood on these 4...
Really like those CZ's (I think), 16Turbo, good wood, excellent triggers and metal work with a reputation for outstanding accuracy....right down to that sight hood that's big enough to keep my Ford Ranger out of the rain...wonder what they were thinking....Rod
My yet-to-arrive Shiloh Sharps was ordered with presentation grade wood, I am hoping for stunning grain configuration. I own composite-stocked firearms and I like them but for sheer beauty, my wood-stocked firearms hands down.
Yep. Notice that the hood is missing from one of the 550s in the group photo. I have it beside my house serving as a shelter for my lawn tractor.
@Cocked & Locked i think this thread is for you!
@Nature Boy i think your Mauser will fit in here just fine!
Now there is a butt that just won't quit!
<I jest couldn't he'p it!>
I actually really like stainless and walnut.
@Boattale what rifle is that?
My latest (and by far oldest) Savage rifle. An early 110mc (monte carlo) from Chicopee Falls that is stamped "patent applied for." Prettiest walnut (hand checkered) stock I think I've ever owned and the bluing is just superb. It carries the Weaver K-4 like it was made for that rifle.
Had all of mine out for their monthly check and wipe down.
Ive actually only got 5 all synthetic rifles. The rest have some form of wood.....didnt really think about it, and forgot about w couple earlier.
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