Random Porn From The Safe

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by pokute, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Just pics of some of my other stuff (Mostly my pics, but sometimes other folks, because sometimes I just can't seem to get a good one):
     

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  2. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I love art shows. You have some very nice pieces!
     

  3. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    A few are going up for auction in two weeks because I don't shoot them anymore. Fortunately you can get your money back, plus a little extra, if you hang on to a really purty gun for about 4 years.

    Notice the difference in the size of the frame and cylinder between the custom Colt Officer's Target and the Colt Shooting Master? The Shooting Master was built on the New Service 45 frame. It can handle 357 level loads in 38 Special brass.

    The S&W M41 at the bottom looks very slick with the 7-3/8 compensated barrel, but I shoot it with a 5.5 inch heavy barrel. It's the gun that saved my bacon this year and got me the scores I needed to keep my classification. I can still venture out in the daylight thanks to that gun! The gun shown is not mine, which is earlier, and purtier (High polish deep blue barrel - Not so much contrast with the anodized compensator), but every time I take a pic of it it comes out looking totally wrong.

    At the top you see an H&R "22 Special", made in 1924. This is a 22 fixed sight target pistol built on a 38 frame. The early guns, like this one, chambered 7 rounds of 22lr - Later they upped it to 9, beginning the H&R 9-shot line of 22's. It has a false trigger... The real trigger is the little tiny nub sticking out of the frame behind the trigger. This was a clever design that made it possible to do radical trigger modifications and establish very light pull. I'm pretty sure Walter Roper designed the action. The front sight is a little piece of brass, designed to be shaped to the shooter's need.

    The S&W 3rd model "perfected" single shot is the second finest target pistol ever made. Won more matches than any other pistol until Walter Roper started selling the Model 195 "USRA" pistol while he was chief designer at Harrington and Richardson. This particular pistol (made in 1914) has the rare "Olympic Chamber", which swages the bullet and brass at loading, so that all rounds are exactly identical in roundness and diameter before shooting. When I was younger and had 20/10 eyesight, I could shoot dimes at 25 yards with that gun. I sold it recently to a friend who couldn't sleep knowing he didn't have one.
     
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  4. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Poor fellow! Lol. Good luck on the auction. I don't know if I could part with any of them.
     
  5. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Well, the thing is, I've got a bad case of recoil addiction right now, so all the mid-bore stuff was sitting idle. I'll still have three first-rate 22's to shoot when my fingers, wrists, and elbows all cave in.