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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 19th, 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By mawkie
Sporting Arms auction find

-I've been dipping a toe into the sporting arms waters lately, acquiring items that speak to me. Hopped into the SAABaru with new GF to attend a central PA auction populated exclusively with 130...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 9th, 2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By mawkie
Fun seeing you and everyone at Margie's table....

Fun seeing you and everyone at Margie's table. Yet another good pickup! Massive looking breech block.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 5th, 2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By mawkie
Tons of neat stuff to look at in collectible...

Tons of neat stuff to look at in collectible .22s. I'm on the hunt for a nice Winnie 1903, 63, 57 and an early pre A 52. You have sporting, target and military training .22s to choose from. A huge...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 4th, 2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By mawkie
Congrats on getting a nice example!

Congrats on getting a nice example!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 2nd, 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By mawkie
Nice job! If it shoots as good as it looks you...

Nice job! If it shoots as good as it looks you ought to be one happy camper.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 2nd, 2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By mawkie
Closest to this example is the Finn M27 I have in...

Closest to this example is the Finn M27 I have in a 91/30 stock. This is the first I've seen or heard of a 91/30 in a 91 stock or it's use as a training rifle. I'm sure you've posted this to...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 30th, 2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By mawkie
There were two on the European market lately,...

There were two on the European market lately, didn't follow up to see if they sold and what for. Doubt for anything under $2k.
Yeah, it's not a terribly sturdy looking design. The folding arm is...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 29th, 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By mawkie
Here's the neat-o shoulder holster/stock...

Here's the neat-o shoulder holster/stock assembly. These sell for $2500-3000 when they come to market. 2-3 times what the pistol is worth.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 29th, 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By mawkie
Yup. Dimensionally the same (not a great idea)...

Yup. Dimensionally the same (not a great idea) but loaded to a much lower pressure. Easy to hand-load for.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 29th, 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By mawkie
The Crown/RE is the Italian Army mark. The other...

The Crown/RE is the Italian Army mark. The other is a proof mark.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 29th, 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By mawkie
In JB Wood's Beretta Automatic Pistols he...

In JB Wood's Beretta Automatic Pistols he postulates that the 7.65 SN range started at 15,000, making yours one of the early ones.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 27th, 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By mawkie
And I would gladly trade this and cash for the...

And I would gladly trade this and cash for the 1903 Pocket Hammerless that I let get away (taxes and insurance payments put a limit on my fun money this month).
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 27th, 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By mawkie
That stock lug on his makes a HUGE difference....

That stock lug on his makes a HUGE difference. Only 300 or so with the lug. I think he managed to snag a holster/stock too. Super unobtanium. This one I might handload for since the Glisenti 1910 I...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 26th, 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By mawkie
New Beretta 1923, quick look

Grabbed an Army marked Beretta 1923 in an online auction recently. Always wanted one and they're hard to find. Beretta built only 3,000 for the Italian Army and a total of around 10,000. It's...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 21st, 2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By mawkie
There are Finn Remingtons and there are Finn...

There are Finn Remingtons and there are Finn Remingtons. Def. a notch above the norm! I've got a pile of Finn MNs and nothing with an intact stock disc. Green w. envy!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 19th, 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By mawkie
The Mauser is a Model 1914 in .32ACP.

The Mauser is a Model 1914 in .32ACP.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 18th, 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By mawkie
Like both! Would love to see more photos.

Like both! Would love to see more photos.
Forum: Gun Shows March 17th, 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,210
Posted By mawkie
Saw Milsurp Dan at the MMB Imports table early on...

Saw Milsurp Dan at the MMB Imports table early on and then spent the morning with MDS buddy tarbucket cruising the aisles. Spent my fun money on a beautiful venometer from WJ Jeffrey and Co in...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 5th, 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By mawkie
With MAS 45s selling in the $400 range I would...

With MAS 45s selling in the $400 range I would expect this to hammer no less than $4k if just to sell off piece-meal. Doubt there's another of these on the planet so unique. Though unique obviously...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 3rd, 2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By mawkie
Here's something you don't see every day!

I once saw a Springfield Arsenal shipping crate with two sequentially numbered, still in cosmoline Springfield 1903s from the late 20s. It was soooo cool. But this lot of ten MAS 45 training rifles...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 1st, 2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By mawkie
Ross Rifle Video, very cool, even in French

Francois Dupuis, one of the co-authors of The Ross Rifle Story, donated 135 Ross rifles and other collectibles to the Canadian War Museum in the 70s. The museum was eventually taken over by the...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 1st, 2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,865
Posted By mawkie
A No4 MKI, No4 MK2, No4 MK 1/2 or No4 MK 1/3...

A No4 MKI, No4 MK2, No4 MK 1/2 or No4 MK 1/3 would be a good 2nd Enfield. Esp as a shooter. Have always sung the praises of the MK2 family as shooters, totally underrated. The No5 MKI, aka Jungle...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 1st, 2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,162
Posted By mawkie
Funny that you saw that and I didn't, went right...

Funny that you saw that and I didn't, went right over my head. There are lots of neat things that are getting swept into the C&R world with age making for interesting possibilities. The early MKIs...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 26th, 2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,162
Posted By mawkie
Started watching for early Red Eagle MkIs...

Started watching for early Red Eagle MkIs recently along with the early 60s vintage US marked MKIs. Never been a Ruger fan but am slowly creeping towards the dark side. Besides, I got a MKI magazine...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 26th, 2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,865
Posted By mawkie
There ya go, looks great! Every collector of...

There ya go, looks great! Every collector of military long arms needs a SMLE in his/her collection. An absolute must.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 22nd, 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By mawkie
Still looking for the right Type II to add to the...

Still looking for the right Type II to add to the collection. That search has been ongoing for five years now. Some day I'll find the right one to pull the trigger on. Keep telling myself "patience,...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 22nd, 2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By mawkie
Started the process with Colt Archives to get...

Started the process with Colt Archives to get additional info, feel this one is worth the cost. We'll see if it's commercial as I suspect. If it did make the trip to the other side of the pond then...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 21st, 2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By mawkie
Belgian Army contract Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless

Have bid on more than a few of these in the past but never successfully. Then this one comes up, flying under the radar with an auction house that only knows it's a nice, early Colt 1903 Pocket...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 21st, 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By mawkie
Thanks for sharing yet another awesome find! A...

Thanks for sharing yet another awesome find! A new bit of knowledge gained today, never knew these existed. Was there a lanyard ring on this design? Only ask as I noticed the holes on the grip heel,...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 17th, 2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By mawkie
Wow, a grand slam in my eyes. Two matching mags...

Wow, a grand slam in my eyes. Two matching mags are stupid hard to find. Ditto an original lanyard. Holster is mint (is that the tool poking out in the one photo?) and just needs a shoulder strap to...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 16th, 2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By mawkie
Wow, nice! I've had a Jones for an early metal...

Wow, nice! I've had a Jones for an early metal grip example but most are sporting badly worn finishes. This one is super clean. Good find!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 14th, 2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By mawkie
Thanks, always nice to learn something new every...

Thanks, always nice to learn something new every day!
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 13th, 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By mawkie
OK, now most under appreciated pistol/revolver?

Continuing the interesting theme...
For me it's the Webley MKI auto which competed against the Browning 1911. Watch Ian's range video of it up on Youtube ...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 13th, 2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By mawkie
The bolt of the Arisaka has a very simple design....

The bolt of the Arisaka has a very simple design. Don't care for the Arisaka safety when compared to the Mauser system. The French copied the Arisaka bolt for the MAS 36 in general layout and did one...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 13th, 2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,241
Posted By mawkie
Gentlemen I disagree. That big front post is fast...

Gentlemen I disagree. That big front post is fast to acquire in the field, it's a battle rifle not a target rifle. Ever try to find that narrow Springfield 03 blade quickly?
The fact that the...
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