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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by NorthBorder, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. NorthBorder

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    Guns are beautiful things. And we on THR are especially proud to show them off.How about showing off a few of your portrait worthy pics. Now, there are all levels of talent when it comes to photography so let's give encouragement to all who post (me). Tell a little about the pic; story, location, camera type, whatever you think would be of interest. If you are cowboying up with your irons those would be especially cool.
    I'll start:
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    These leverguns are a Winchester '73 and a Henry, both 45 Colt. Pics taken at/ around Lake Koocanusa.
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    Unfortunately my camera sucks, real shame because we have some nice scenery around here.
     
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  3. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Nice! Sadly, my guns seldom see the great outdoors.
     
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  4. J-Bar

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    Grandpa and his brother earned extra money working on the wrecker crew for the Denver & Rio Grande Western railroad. In 1926 a train tried to take a curve in the Arkansas River canyon a bit too fast, and derailed near Salida, Colorado. Grandpa and Uncle Al helped pick up the wreckage and bodies. They found a Remington 16 gauge side by side, which for unknown reasons made its way to their home rather than being included in the salvage bin.

    The shotgun is on my wall below a photo of the train wreck.

    Link to info on the wreck:


    http://salidaarchive.info/granite-train-wreck-1926/
     

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  5. Rembrandt

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    Have an appreciation for fine photography and wish I had that talent. In my attempts to duplicate those artists, I struggle with getting light settings and F-stop set correctly. Composition can sometimes makes up for those deficiencies.

    This pic is of a Winchester 52B Sporter during a squirrel hunt. The 52 Sporters were considered the epitome of 22 rimfires, built for adults who could afford the finest. Most .22's of that day were marketed to budget minded youth where checkering and precision were not high on the list when it came time to a select a rifle. But for the hunter with resources, the 52 was the one everyone dreamed of.

    The composition of the photo was more luck than skill. Rather than position a dead squirrels face with tongue hanging out, which is not attractive, turn him around so the viewer gets the idea without the gore. Old tree and leaves denote the fall hunting season which suggest a time gun hunters enjoy. The surrounding shadowing around the rifle draws your attention to the main object in the photo. Taken with a Canon EOS SLR.

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  6. Mousegun

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    Daystate Wolverine walnut air rifle.

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  7. Armored farmer

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    I'll post a couple of my current favorite pics. They are taken with a crappy android phone with a crack in the corner of the lens.

    Model 66 S&W on a mushroom/ shed antler hunt in the setting sun. 20200216_163120.jpg

    My usual woods walking gun, Ruger Single Six .22mag cylinder, 4⅝bbl with the first mushrooms of the year on April 11th 2020. It was dripping a little rain on overcast weather.
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  11. roval

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    no stories just pics of guns for the forum. my favorite is the shadow 2 pic and second is the SRH. 20190309_075742_copy_2016x1134.jpg 20191121_214228-3024x1701.jpg 20181111_094439-2016x1134.jpg 20180512_094832.jpg 20150723_125934.jpg 20200129_153454_copy_1600x900.jpg
     
  12. Odd Job

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    I like the look of that CZ!
     
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  13. gspn

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    50054038958_cf1f7325f9_5k.jpg 44 magnum by s s, on Flickr


    50054037688_fcdbd98625_4k.jpg 460 XVR by s s, on Flickr


    50054038203_22ddc8d1e5_5k.jpg 45 COLT final 2 by s s, on Flickr


    50054037453_189ec7f5ed_3k.jpg fistfull of thunder by s s, on Flickr
     
  14. Ks5shooter

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    I agree x2:D
     
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  15. roval

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    i assume the shadow 2 pic. i tried doing the same set up with taking the 97b pic but the blue makes for a nicer pic.
    A left over floor tile on my reloading bech. my fluorescent shop light and a small fluorescent light on a swing arm that could just barely make it to the spot, to light the front more and to lessen the shadow cast by the shop light . i try to place something underneath the gun( brass, small eraser etc...) to separate it from the surface , little but less prominent shadow adds depth. photos were with my phone.
     
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  16. Tusker10mm

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    Not the best photo but this is a recent finding. a 1927, all matching S&W MP. She has found a home in the Tom Threepersons El Paso carved holster discovered foundering in my holster bin. Have regulated her to shooting 148gn wadcutters which I have a couple cases of as shown, plus I load this round for this MDL 52 S&W. Stocks on this one are Ivory. :)

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  17. horsemen61

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    Dang that’s a gorgeous model 52!
     
  18. Captcurt

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    The Husky is mine. It is chambered for 300 WM. The Hi-Power is a consignment that I am listing. It is a 1994 MK III in the box with papers. It has been fired but is like new. Not a mark on it. DSCF0075 (2).JPG DSCF0102 (4).JPG
     
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  19. entropy

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    This is a story 40 years in the making.
    When I was 16, I worked (and shot) at a Trap club. One Sunday, an older gentleman came to our club to shoot, and had a Ljutic Mono Gun. After he shot a couple rounds, he sat down for a rest in the clubhouse. He noticed me standing at the gun rack admiring (Ok, salivating over,) his shotgun. He noticed me looking at it, and asked if I wanted to shoot it. "Yes, I'd love to!" was my reply, and he told me to hold the bead below the bird. I bought a box of Federal Papers (the same thing I saw him shoot in it) and after he showed me how to operate it, I went out and shot from the 20 yard line. (My handicap at the time) I ran them, and it felt like cheating! He seemed as pleased as I was that I'd done so, and I told him "I've got to get one of these! How much do they cost?" When he replied "$4000", I felt crushed, yet still elated that I had shot a 25 with the Ljutic. I vowed to myself then and there, that I would own one 'someday'. Well, I kept shooting my Dad's backup 1100 for another year until I turned 18, then a brand new 870, from then until I went into the Army. After that it was marriage, then kids. Well, the kids grew up, I am more solvent than I was then, and I had started back up shooting Trap. I shot my 870 the first year and part of the second, then I was able to afford anther Trap gun I'd wanted, an 1100 Competition Synthetic. Shot that last year, bettered my average, and then things just fell into place for me to acquire this Ljutic. While I haven't ran them with this one yet, I've come as close as possible many times already. Maybe Thursday night.

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  20. Armored farmer

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    I'm still envious of your Ljutic.the epitome of trap guns imho.
     
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    I have a Ljutic space gun that I have the same sentimentality.....
     
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  22. Good Ol' Boy

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    I really only have one good snap shot and I've shown it off quite a bit on this site so forgive me if you've seen it before....


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  24. Armored farmer

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    Here's a couple of cool pics of a not-so-elegant rifle. 20200321_175100.jpg 20200107_164200.jpg
    Ruger American Ranch 7.62x39 Nikon 3x9BDC
     
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    rather proud of that one.
     
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