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Do you have a "display" gun in your home?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 2dogs, Jan 4, 2003.

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  1. 2dogs

    2dogs Member

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    You know, shotgun over the mantle, AK47 on the wall, whatever.
     
  2. Schuey2002

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    Nope!

    All of mine are locked up outa' site..

    My friends all know that I'm a gun fanatic,so there's no need to "display" on my part..:)
     
  3. Tamara

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    My display weapons are mostly swords.
     
  4. jimmy

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    Every now and then I observe to my wife that such and such a rifle would fit perfectly above the fireplace. She just grins and shakes her head. Although she and I may disagree on our living room decor, she's probably right from a security standpoint. :cool:
     
  5. sm

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    Nope!

    out of site--out of mind
    my place looks like a boring
    older male going to school

    exactly the look I want
     
  6. charlie d

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    Colt .25 pocket in glass fronted display case with old cameras, fishing reels, metronome etc.

    Flintlock pistol and BP pistol on nick nack shelves.

    At this time 10/22 in cleaning vice in dining room, Marlin Guide Gun in corner.
     
  7. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    War clubs, knives but no guns. May put up a few blackpowder guns after I disable them (remove internal lock parts).
     
  8. clem

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    Hawken .50 cal. Rifle.
    Swords, Claymore & Viking.
    Viking battle axe.
     
  9. 22x9

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    Yes.

    My Civil War Percussion muzzleloader given to me by my grandfather is mounted over the fireplace. Had it over the fireplace in the old house(5 years), in this house(4+ years) and will always be there no matter what house I own/live in.

    My wife(an anti) complained about it the first few years, but finally can to the conclusion that that "gun" wouldn't be killing anybody and so it was ok.
     
  10. PlayTheAces

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    A mauser hanging on the wall of my den. The wife is a little resistant to my hanging one over the fireplace! Doesn't blend with her decorating ideas.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Pssst! 22x9, your gun may easily be worth over $1k. If the bore is ingood shape, even more. Better to put up an Italian replica. You can pick them up used as cheap as $250.
     
  12. Hkmp5sd

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    If a Remington 870 hanging on the bedroom wall for quick deployment counts, yep.
     
  13. dfrog

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    Yes! I wear it on my belt.:cool:
     
  14. Neal Bloom

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    The wife did not like my suggestion of hanging two AK's over the fireplace mantel. I then suggested Mausers but no go. Oh well, I'll just keep everything in the safe except for nightstand guns which will be displayed if BG enters house.
     
  15. Fatcat

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    Not a gun per-se, but I have an M1 Carbine folding paratrooper stock on display. Once I find an M1 Carbine to fill it with, though, it will come down. :)
     
  16. andy

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    Jeff Cooper stated that "display" guns attract three types of people. You guess what the three are.
     
  17. New_comer

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    Yes.

    A Valtro 1911 displayed proudly as my desktop wallpaper :D
     
  18. itgoesboom

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    My grandfather had a SA 1903 in 30-06 over his mantle, and it was one of my favorite things about his house. He was one of the last real cowboys in California, so there were photos of him with his horse, his old saddle, his old gunbelt and holsters displayed throughout the house. But the 1903 was the centerpiece.

    It impressed me so much, i decided to get a few relics of my own, so that i could have a display some day. So i picked up a Swedish Mauser, a British Enfield, and a Russian Mosin Nagant. The M44 was defective, so i returned it, but i always figured i would use the other two to start a nice display case, after i had refurbished them.

    Alas, over 6 years since i have shot them, and my wife doesn't really want me to display them anywhere in our apartment (can't blame her, our home doesn't have "that" feel to it), so i just traded them off for my SKS.

    Someday i will have a collection of all the M-1 series of rifles. M1 Garand, M1Carbine, M-14 (well, M-1A) and Mini-14 (since its based on the M-14) in addition to a nice milspec 1911A1 in a display case.

    I.G.B.
     
  19. Sindawe

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    Display Weapons

    Nope, no firearms over the fireplace, as the rifles are under lock & key, while the handguns/shotguns live by the bed :) The spot over the fireplace is reserved for the Bat'leth once I find a compitent smith to forge me one, or I take up the art myself :D
     
  20. Ala Dan

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    No, I don't. Lots of times my family decides to keep the
    interior (wooden door) open, for viewing the outside
    world. I wouldn't want any weapons to be seen by
    potential burglar's that may be lurking in the area.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  21. redneck2

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    Yeah....

    my 1850 Hatfield .50 cal muzzle loader is over the TV.

    if you can't enjoy 'em, why have 'em???

    Other than the nightstand gun, everything else is in the safe

    Of course, the ADT burgular alarm and 104# chocolate lab help
     
  22. DadOfThree

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    I have a black powder rifle that my great great grandad carried in the Civil War hanging over the fireplace. I'm not sure you could even classify it as a gun anymore though. The hammer won't stay cocked and the trigger doesn't work anymore. Not worth anything to anyone but me.
     
  23. Long Hunter

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    Not anymore

    Years ago I used to have handguns and long guns in racks and all over the house.

    Now keep everything locked in the safe.

    Except the one I carry, which is on me all the time.

    Long Hunter
     
  24. Smoke

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    I have my Great Grandfathers double barrel shotgun on a wall in my office. It doesn't work, and the stock is badly broken. Just a nice conversation piece.
     
  25. Butch

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    Yep.
    2- Hawkins
    2- cap & ball revolvers
    2- bp shotguns
    1- blunderbuss

    :D
     
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