Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nwilliams, Sep 30, 2008.
the rifle seems to be a Swedish mauser.. I damn myself for selling mine only 200chf ($) ...
We're not totally gunless!
I don't have a camera, but here's what's in my gun cabinet:
CZ 858 7.62 x 39mm w/folding stock - They're only about 700$ Cdn up here, weirdly making them more accessable to us than U.S. buyers.
Henry GoldenBoy .22lr
Lee-Enfield 1916 No.1 .303
Lee-Enfield 1943 No.4 .303
Lee-Enfield 1945 No.5 Jungle Carbine (Lee-Enfields are the only box-mag centerfire rifles you're allowed to have without a magazine pin. And they're pretty.)
An old junker Cooey .22lr I can't bring myself to have deactivated.
Russian 1954 SKS 7.62 x 39mm
A Sears-Roebuck .410 single shot shotgun, ancient but good for around the farm.
Winchester Defender 12 gauge 3 in. mag, rifle sites since it's usually loaded wih slugs for bears.
Locked in the safe are:
Webley 1916/1918 (not matching numbers, sigh) Mk.VI .455
Sig Sauer P226 9mm
Ruger Single Six .22lr/.22mag
Russian 1944 TT-33 7.62 x 25mm, which I just bought and haven't got the chance to try out yet.
I'll try and post some pics if anyone's interested.
I know plenty people around here with bigger collection than this - I only got my RPAL (restricted possesion acquisition liscence) last year. Non-hunters like me just aren't allowed to do much with them besides look at them lovingly and shoot them at designated ranges. It does have the advantage of making them pretty cheap for those willing to jump hoops, Lugers were going for under 500$ before they got banned and moved to the U.S. market!
I just read this post from start to finish. Very informative!
The Swiss do seem to be winning on the collection front, but I think the Luxembourgers have the better photography skills!
I'm based in Singapore for my job, but I maintain an active collection back home in South Carolina. Let me add to the "gun laws around the world" with Asia's first entry.
In Singapore, people that jump through the the hoops (bureacracy & expense) to become a member of the shooting club can own guns, but they have to be kept locked up at the club and can only be used at the club. Except, oddly, the shotgun club is sometimes allowed to cull crows in residential areas. Centerfire rifles are the exception, they cannot be owned. But pistols, .22's and shotguns are ok.
It's quite rare to meet anyone here who is into shooting, although all males must serve a 1.5 year period of mandatory military service so they are at least somewhat familiar with rifles.
The penalty for possessing a gun during the commission of a crime is death. Being caught with a gun or even ammunition would result in a multi-decade prison sentence.
In the past 10 years, there has been only 1 firearms murder, and that guy was caught and executed. However, Singapore is small and has easily and highly protected borders so they can keep illegal weapons out.
The rifle is indeed a 6.5x55 Carl Gustaf M96, or Swedish Mauser, manufactured in 1910. Woods and barrel are in excellent conditions, and it shoots very well. The handguns are, as you correctly said, a 9x21mm CZ 75 SP-01 and a .45ACP Kimber 1911 Stainless Target II, with replacement wood grips. I love shooting this pistol!
Some other pictures of my Swedish Mauser:
Apologises for the delay – been off the forum for a bit. I live in Bristol.
I only bought the HW97K to enter a few Field target Shoots my clubs holds now and again. Tried it with my 30 year old BSA Airsporter but it just wasn’t up to the job against the ‘PCP boys’
Decided on the HW as I wanted a modern springer for plinking and the Field Target Shoots. Really impressed with the accuracy at 25 yards. Every shot pretty much through the bullseye (bench rested) – I’m beginning to wonder why I use good money shooting .22LR over the same distance with no advantage in accuracy.
As you like Enfields, here are a couple more to drool over:
Kaboom, how are you able to get those guns, special license or over the counter at a gunshop?
to buy full auto's in Switzerland, you need an exceptionnal authorisation (150$ tax) from the police.. glock18 to ma deuce, it's all the same..
I wonder how prominent CZ sales are in little Czechland (Czech Repub., I know)
I WISH i could live in two places at once. too bad the middle east is so crappy, with the heat, sand, and terrorism.
who knows, maybe another country will fall soon and a new government can be built with Mr. Wayne Lapierre as the president.
I WANT full auto bad. but that law isn't gonna be overturned in the US anytime soon (every anti-gun politician would have a heart attack)
And I Damn You for not selling it to me
I couldn't give You a better response than Shung
- Before giving me the authorisation for the "Ma-Deuce", the officer in charge of the "weapons affairs" just wanted to know if my girlfriend would ask me to sleep on the sofa for a long time because of this "silly little thing"
@ goerz & Calibre44 :
Thanks a lot for the informations and the additional pictures about Your Carl Gustaf M96 and the two pictures of the Enfields "on the range"
"See You soon"
Just a little update, I bought this beauty yesterday:
S&W 686-3 .357 Magnum with a 6" barrel. This gun is at least 20 years old. I can't wait to test it at the range tomorrow night!
Wow! Looks like some of the countries don't have to deal with the things we here in the states have to deal with like 922(r) compliance or the civilian ban on machine guns made after 1986.
But having to pay $$$ for a pre-1986 machine gun or a none 922(r) "assault weapon" is a small price compared to not having any gun rights.
My Baby a .22-250!! That thing is amazing.
As an American not allowed to own anything with a fun-switch without lotsa $$$$, let me just say thank you and I don't envy much, but that looks like LOTS of fun. Thanks again for the pictures!
My newest, S&W 686 Competitor
A typical swiss "garden party"...
And a typical swiss citizen
I'm not the guy on this pic. He's my neighbour (and a very good friend)
Wow, nice collection! What's that wood stocked weapon lying next to the .50 caliber? Looks like an M1 but it has an unusual falsh hider.
I already posted in this thread, but I added a few things since last time...
Dlask Arms AR-15 + VTac sling, light mount and sling attachment and Magpul grip, adjustable stock, GMag magazines, B&T free float handguard, Eotech 512, Tango Down battlegrip.
Glocks, AR and Mossberg 500
Suppressor RDS Vortex NatoII (French)
Hi Silvanus, Thank You.
The M4 Dlask Arms is very nice
I like the design of the B&T handguard (of course : Swiss Product )
and the RDS suppressors are very good.
... And You were right : The "wood stocked weapon" is effectively an US-M1.
With and without the M3 flash Hider :
Details of attachment on the barrel :
There is an original (but expensive) US M-1 Carbine Flash Hider, made by Springfield Armory, for sale at Ricky's Gun Room, Inc. :
You can find the Flash Hider Cone and also a Muzzle Brake for the US-M1 at www.keepshooting.com
The muzzle brake :
(I ask myself why a muzzle brake for the US-M1... there is no recoil on this this beautiful little carbine )
Absolutely beautiful guns fellas.
What do you guys keep around for home defense or use as carry guns? Would love to be able to keep a selective fire rifle as my truck gun when in the mountains!
gotta love the swiss.....
Good thing some Europeans have guns. I often wonder if the European armies are loyal to their traitorous anti-European governments or their country.
Ka'boom, dude how did you get your hands on a howitzer? thats what that looks like in your garden party. Like a vietnam era howitzer. I didnt think regular citizens could get those.
Well maybe its not a howitzer, thats what it looked like when it was standing up. But still man. In the united states youd probably have to be in the military to ever get your hands on one of those.
I love the Swiss.
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