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Help me start my Gun Collection!

Discussion in 'Handguns Wanted' started by CastleFox, May 27, 2009.

  1. CastleFox

    CastleFox Gone New Member

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    I have been shooting off and on all my life. But just started purchasing and gun collecting as a hobby. (wife said I should get a Hobby!)

    I only have 1 gun so far :paranoid:.

    I'm looking for new or used guns of all types and calibers.

    -Semi-Auto Pistols & Rilfles
    -Wheel Guns
    -Strange, ugly and different guns

    All must at least function and shoot good.

    Dirty is OK. I enjoy taking them apart and cleaning and restoring them.

    I'm not an "Avid" or picky collector. Just wanting to get a collection started.
    It's not so much about Value or Rarity as it is if I just like the gun.

    This is my NEW and ONLY hobby, so we will see!

    Send me what you have and I'll take a look at it.

    My next (2nd) gun purchase is going to be my primary concealed carry piece.
    My (3rd) gun can be any interesting, strange, ugly, unusual or different gun. :wow:

    Let me know what you have! :flag:
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    for fun gun, ugly but great shooters look at russian militaty surplus. I love my M-44 it is a 7.62 x 54R (rimmed cartride)
     
  3. CastleFox

    CastleFox Gone New Member

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    To me, that's not an ugly gun. Looks kinda of cool in it's own way.

    Where do you find these? M-44 and other Russian Surplus?
     
  4. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    Once you buy your first mosin, many more will follow. Russian surplus is a great way to start, although prices have gone up alot on the ammo (at least for the mosin ammo). Check out pawn shops, garage sales, and the forums, it takes some time to find decent guns at decent prices.

    There are several dealers on the board here, ask them if century has any in stock (not likely). These got scarce quick when obama got into office, and I know the mosin lovers pick up M-44's for sale quickly.
     
  5. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    I'd also recommend gun shows.... tables full of strange, interesting, unusual things.. some of it nearly scrapmetal, but some real gems in there. How about a pre-1938 Japanese Arisaka rifle, or perhaps a Schmidt-Rubin Swiss 7.5 straight pull, pre WW 2, or a 6.5 swede, maybe an 8mm Mauser, Nazi markings, chrome metal (barrel, receiver), most likely a dress- or parade rifle? I've seen all these and more at the gun shows. Dealers and private tables
     
  6. CastleFox

    CastleFox Gone New Member

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    WOW! I'll have to start going more! When is the next one here in Portland?
    I'll be sure and go!