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PzGren
05-14-2010, 22:16
I used to buy and sell a lot of guns during the 90s but I do not at all consider myself a collector, rather a shooter on the search for the perfect gun.

Even though I have accumulated a few guns, the ones that did not get sold had to have some special appeal to me. In general, I was looking for shootability. From that era of buying and selling is an old Marlin Papoose left over that I bought for $40 and found very accurate.

Now that I am older, I choose my guns differently. I want traditional firearms of higher quality - and that from me who has a dozen unkosher Glocks!

Finding quality firearms on a budget can be quite a challenge but then, if it is a rimfire, the cheaper ammo will make up for the purchase price. Or so do I justify it. Since I had no luck so far in finding a Hämmerli 212, I fixed my frustration with the purchase of a nice 1974 Anschütz 54 Match rifle. The stock shows nice grain and the metal is 98%, the trigger amazing and the accuracy outstanding!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/54Match.jpg

Quite different from the "tactical twentytwos" that the crowd is after. Are there more guys like me on this forum?

Come on, show off your best traditional .22s!

CajunBass
05-15-2010, 05:12
I guess these qualify. Bolt, Lever, Semi

1984 Ruger 77/22

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/100_0028.jpg

1982 Marlin 39A

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/Marlin39-A.jpg

1977 Ruger 10/22

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/000_0021.jpg

PzGren
05-15-2010, 06:12
Yes, they qualify.

Those Rugers are nice. I skipped a 77/22 around 1993 and got a Winchester 9422 XTR that I sold later, I should have gotten the 77/22 instead!

From when is your 10/22? It seems to have a walnut stock. Mine is an old one with walnut stock and aluminium buttplate but the stock is refinished. But hey, I paid only $50 for it and it works well now.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/Ruger1022.jpg

salvo
05-15-2010, 07:11
A few of my special .22's

Anchutz Exemplar XIV

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Exemplar%20XIV/AnshutzExemplarXIV-1.jpg

My Granddads HD Military & Winchester Model 61

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Andys%20Guns/IMG_5142.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Andys%20Guns/Winchester61-2.jpg

Winchester 9422M & 9422

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Winchester%209422M/Winchester9422M-2.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Winchester%209422/Winchester9422-1.jpg

Marlin 39A

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Marlin%2039A/IMG_3926.jpg

salvo
05-15-2010, 07:25
Just a few more of my favorites

Winchester Model 72

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Guns/IMG_4975.jpg

Dan Wesson

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Dan%20Wesson/DanWesson722-1.jpg

Ruger MKII 10" & Slab side

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Ruger%20MKII/IMG_5274.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Ruger%20MKII/IMG_4066.jpg

PzGren
05-15-2010, 09:10
Nice guns, Salvo.

I want to post a pic of the Hämmerli 230. It is chambered in .22 short and is rather "sports equipment" than a weapon but it does shoot unbelievably smooth!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCF4424.jpg

CajunBass
05-15-2010, 10:09
From when is your 10/22?

It's from 1977. It's a factory DSP, or Delux Sporter. The difference is in the checkered walnut stock mostly. I've got a couple others, but that's the nicest looking one of the group.

I'll toss in a pretty nice handgun too. Nothing really special, but nice.

1971 Smith & Wesson Model 17-3.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/004-1.jpg

PzGren
05-15-2010, 12:07
A S&W K22/M17 is nice indeed!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/preM-17.jpg

Clem Eastwood
05-15-2010, 12:56
my cz 452 varmint

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/IMG_0201.jpg

its 100y abilities (testing 2 different loads)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r255/cab0154/100_0007.jpg

PzGren
05-16-2010, 12:35
Clem,

the quality of the rifle is displayed in the 100 yard group! I consider it great.

Salvo,

the Anschütz Exemplar got me thinking. How does it shoot?

deadite
05-17-2010, 18:30
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN0431.jpg

deadite

PzGren
05-17-2010, 20:44
Nice target pistols, Deadite, but do you also have .22 plinkers?

Walther PP, Zella Mehlis, 90 degree safety

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCI0032.jpg

wjv
05-17-2010, 21:32
9422M

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i303/bcvojak/RVNet/P1030249.jpg

M1 Carbines

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i303/bcvojak/RVNet/P1030359.jpg

salvo
05-17-2010, 21:55
Clem,

the quality of the rifle is displayed in the 100 yard group! I consider it great.

Salvo,

the Anschütz Exemplar got me thinking. How does it shoot?

It's a tack driver PzGren, shot the first of many 40x40 scores when I shot IHMSA.

Here's a couple more .22's
Ruger Single Six

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Ruger%20Single%20Six/IMG_0352.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Ruger%20Single%20Six/IMG_0193.jpg

Browning Buckmark Silhouette

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Browning%20Buckmark/IMG_2055.jpg

PzGren
05-18-2010, 00:44
bcvojak,

are those M1 carbines in .30 carbine?

Salvo,

the Buckmark looks like another serious target shooting machine!

My highest quality handgun, and favorite shooter, happens to be a .22; my beloved 1969 Korth:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCF4403.jpg

CajunBass
05-18-2010, 03:59
A couple more nice revolvers I suppose.

Dan Wesson 22. Year unknown, but it's a Monson, Mass. gun.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/001-1.jpg

Colt Frontier Scout, convertable, from 1967. It's been fired, but not much.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0033.jpg

I'll add this one, just because I like it. It's not a fancy gun, it's actually a "boys rifle" but I wanted one when I was a kid and never got one until a couple of years ago. This one is as nice an example as I've ever seen.

Ithaca 49, falling block Single shot. (The magazine tube is fake.) When I was a kid they sold these at Sears and Roebuck for I think for less than $50.00 bucks, but my mother was scared to death of a rifle so I never one. Shotguns were ok, but no rifles.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/000_0032.jpg

Morgo
05-18-2010, 04:11
My 41's :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1030219.jpg

Probably my two most accurate .22 pistols, although my Ruger MkII 10" and Browning Medalist are right up there as well.

Atticum
05-18-2010, 08:50
Mine didn't start quality.. it was the cheapest .22 at the store. It's getting there slowly.

Ruger MkIII 22/45
-Pac-Lite 4.5" Threaded Receiver
-Pac-Lite Compensator
-Clark Hammer Bushing (removes magazine disconnect)
-Volquartsen Target Sear
-Wolff Firing Pin Spring
-Wolff Reduced Power Trigger Spring

I have these parts that haven't installed them yet:
Clark Target Trigger
Volquartsen Exact Extractor

Maybe one of these days I'll add a can.

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af132/byrnemm/Ruger%20Mark%20III%20Pictures/mkiiiwpaclitecompensator.jpg

wjv
05-18-2010, 10:13
bcvojak,

are those M1 carbines in .30 carbine?

Yup, they are.

GlockPride
05-18-2010, 21:27
Nice guns, gents! Morgo, where's your 622?

I only have a blued Single Six, Ruger 10/22 and MKIII 22/45.

Well, the GSG-5 and the Henry H01 and grandpas old Winchester 72.

I love .22's!

RedHaze
05-18-2010, 21:45
Grand dads Hi-Standard HD Military that got passed down to me.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs205.snc1/7222_1126123876469_1328317000_30332169_2358885_n.jpg
Probably my favorite gun to shoot, and my least favorite to load a magazine for.

Rooster Rugburn
05-18-2010, 21:54
I don't have pictures of mine, so I stole these from the net.

Mine is a little beat up because it's nearly 50 years old, but I am in the process of refinishing it and replacing it with a beater to shoot.

They are amazingly accurate and will eat anything.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg88/ozardofwiz/1725659_wbymkxxii_03l.jpg


This is my newest, Weatherby Mark XXII. It's a stock Weatherby photo.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg88/ozardofwiz/markxxii.png

Morgo
05-19-2010, 00:37
Nice guns, gents! Morgo, where's your 622?

I only have a blued Single Six, Ruger 10/22 and MKIII 22/45.

Well, the GSG-5 and the Henry H01 and grandpas old Winchester 72.

I love .22's!

It's on it's way :)

S&W 2206
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1020834.jpg
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1020831.jpg

And some Ruger's
http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1020860.jpg

PzGren
05-19-2010, 02:52
Ruger MkII necesse est! When we are talking quality guns.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/MkIILHWood.jpg

vafish
05-21-2010, 20:59
I used to buy and sell a lot of guns during the 90s but I do not at all consider myself a collector, rather a shooter on the search for the perfect gun.

Even though I have accumulated a few guns, the ones that did not get sold had to have some special appeal to me. In general, I was looking for shootability. From that era of buying and selling is an old Marlin Papoose left over that I bought for $40 and found very accurate.

Now that I am older, I choose my guns differently. I want traditional firearms of higher quality - and that from me who has a dozen unkosher Glocks!

Finding quality firearms on a budget can be quite a challenge but then, if it is a rimfire, the cheaper ammo will make up for the purchase price. Or so do I justify it. Since I had no luck so far in finding a Hämmerli 212, I fixed my frustration with the purchase of a nice 1974 Anschütz 54 Match rifle. The stock shows nice grain and the metal is 98%, the trigger amazing and the accuracy outstanding!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/54Match.jpg

Quite different from the "tactical twentytwos" that the crowd is after. Are there more guys like me on this forum?

Come on, show off your best traditional .22s!

Is that a 1407 or 1607?

Does it have an X at the end of the serial number?

Here is my Anschutz 1607 barreled action in a 1613 stock. It is one of the "X" guns. My daughter shoots it in small bore competitions. She holds 5 NRA national records with it and next fall she'll be heading off to college on a rifle shooting scholarship with it.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n75/vafish/Guns/22s.jpg

deadite
05-21-2010, 21:04
Nice target pistols, Deadite, but do you also have .22 plinkers?

Walther PP, Zella Mehlis, 90 degree safety

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCI0032.jpg

I used to have a Star FR-Sport, a crappy FIE single action, and a Ruger Mark III, but I sold them all. I tend to plink with the target autos, though. ;)

deadite

PzGren
05-22-2010, 04:01
I used to have a Star FR-Sport, a crappy FIE single action, and a Ruger Mark III, but I sold them all. I tend to plink with the target autos, though. ;)

deadite

I shot a Star FR Sport, I wasn't overwhelmed. I also owned an FIE M15, looked nice but had a horrible trigger, and with the .22 Mag conversion there was no accuracy left worth mentioning but I had gotten it for a good price together with 500 rounds of .22 short.

I still have a couple of Ruger MkIIs that I actually enjoy, they are sturdy and uncomplicated guns with reasonable accuracy and trigger characteristics.

Anyway, I sometimes need a little help to shoot well and that Hämmerli 230 in .22 short will make a mole look like a master:supergrin:.

The FIE is the antidote to this thread:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/Italian22MAG.jpg

PzGren
05-22-2010, 04:05
Is that a 1407 or 1607?

Does it have an X at the end of the serial number?

Here is my Anschutz 1607 barreled action in a 1613 stock. It is one of the "X" guns. My daughter shoots it in small bore competitions. She holds 5 NRA national records with it and next fall she'll be heading off to college on a rifle shooting scholarship with it.



Congratulation on the daughter! She is putting the Anschütz to the proper use. I think mine is a 1407, and no, no X at the end of the serial. What would the X mean?

Jason D
05-22-2010, 15:47
http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=821&pictureid=3056

http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=821&pictureid=3055

Hamden 107 Supermatic Citation Trophy with both barrels, as well as barrel weights.

Doc226
05-22-2010, 16:05
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w76/Ayavei/IMG_1761.jpg

Used to be a Ruger 10/22

Jason D
05-22-2010, 16:24
I have a used to be Ruger as well.
Now it's mostly Volquartsen.

vafish
05-22-2010, 20:59
Congratulation on the daughter! She is putting the Anschütz to the proper use. I think mine is a 1407, and no, no X at the end of the serial. What would the X mean?

I've heard different things. Most say it means something about a special or select barrel. Some say they are a special gun handed out by Anschutz himself. Others say it means nothing.

The gun my daughter shoots is an "X" gun. When we had the barrel chopped and the bloop tube put on the gunsmith that cut it down said "you know what this is don't you?" I said "Yeah, are you going to pay me a lot of money for it?" he said "no" so I told him to cut it to fit her.

deadite
05-24-2010, 04:37
I shot a Star FR Sport, I wasn't overwhelmed. I also owned an FIE M15, looked nice but had a horrible trigger, and with the .22 Mag conversion there was no accuracy left worth mentioning but I had gotten it for a good price together with 500 rounds of .22 short.

I still have a couple of Ruger MkIIs that I actually enjoy, they are sturdy and uncomplicated guns with reasonable accuracy and trigger characteristics.

Anyway, I sometimes need a little help to shoot well and that Hämmerli 230 in .22 short will make a mole look like a master:supergrin:.

The FIE is the antidote to this thread:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/Italian22MAG.jpgYeah, the Star was a nice looking gun, had so so accuracy.

deadite
05-24-2010, 04:45
My 41's :)

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp4/brycemorgan452/P1030219.jpg

Probably my two most accurate .22 pistols, although my Ruger MkII 10" and Browning Medalist are right up there as well.

The Medalist is one of my must buys. Do you have any shots of it?

:)

deadite

deadite
05-24-2010, 05:00
http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=821&pictureid=3056

http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=821&pictureid=3055

Hamden 107 Supermatic Citation Trophy with both barrels, as well as barrel weights.

Nice!

Morgo
05-24-2010, 05:01
The Medalist is one of my must buys. Do you have any shots of it?

:)

deadite

Not that I can think of, no good ones anyway.
I havent really been shooting it much of late, its kind of taken a back seat to the newer pieces in the collection.

CajunBass
05-24-2010, 05:30
I'll add a couple more that I got recently. They're both Ruger Single-Sixs, made in 1958. The rear one with the wooden grips has been converted to a transfer bar system, the front one has not. The rear one is older, with a five digit serial number, the front one has six digits. No magnum cylinder, the 22 magnum wasn't introduced until later.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0078.jpg

I've thought about looking for a set of original grips for the rear one, but the wooded ones are really comfortable. They don't fit the gun particularly well, I suspect they were homemade, but I like them.

wingspar
05-24-2010, 14:10
Bought new by my father in 1950 for $37.50.

http://www.pbase.com/wingspar/image/118298718/original.jpg

Bought used and well rusted last year. A 1970 model I paid $149 for, and it cleaned up nice.

http://www.pbase.com/wingspar/image/124329989/original.jpg

Jason D
05-24-2010, 15:22
Nice!

Thanks

DJ Niner
05-25-2010, 00:01
Bought new by my father in 1950 for $37.50.

http://www.pbase.com/wingspar/image/118298718/original.jpg

Bought used and well rusted last year. A 1970 model I paid $149 for, and it cleaned up nice.

http://www.pbase.com/wingspar/image/124329989/original.jpgClassic guns, classy photos. Well done!

DJ Niner
05-25-2010, 00:06
Although some were not very expensive, I would describe all of these are quality .22 handguns. I've owned several others that cost much more, but didn't shoot as well or weren't as useful for other reasons.

Heavy revolver, light revolver, indoor/basic target pistol, outdoor/hunting pistol:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/2599/22handguns6ti9.jpg

Yeah, I know, the rubber slip-on grip looks tacky.
It fits the gun to my hand perfectly.
Function over form, that's me. :supergrin:

.

PzGren
06-08-2010, 08:21
I am glad to be able to share another treasure with you. After a long, long search I finally scored a lnib Hämmerli 212 Jägerschaftspistole. This pistol derived from the famous Walther Olympia that secured gold in the 1936 olympics for Germany and developped via the Hämmerli Walther 200 all the way to the 208, the pistol that still holds the record.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCF4503.jpg

deadite
06-08-2010, 09:31
I am glad to be able to share another treasure with you. After a long, long search I finally scored a lnib Hämmerli 212 Jägerschaftspistole. This pistol derived from the famous Walther Olympia that secured gold in the 1936 olympics for Germany and developped via the Hämmerli Walther 200 all the way to the 208, the pistol that still holds the record.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCF4503.jpg

Fantastic!

PzGren
06-08-2010, 09:45
Thanks Deadite!

I know that you appreciate a good rimfire pistol. I had wanted to buy a 212 in the early eighties but had to settle for a Hämmerli 208 since I was young and shot serious competition. Now I am the proverbial old fart, matches are no longer important, I only compete with myself and the vanishing eyesight.

I hate to admit it...but this gun is beautiful. It was more than a rational, teutonic decision. I fell in love.

But this little thing has good company.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/ClassicTrio.jpg

RedHaze
06-09-2010, 15:04
Quality handgun, less than quality camera.

Hi-Standard HD Military
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3721/histandard02.jpg

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1240/histandard01.jpg

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4272/histandard03.jpg

Nestor
06-09-2010, 16:18
It's mine, but it didn't arrive yet :supergrin:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/may62017-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/may62014.jpg

PzGren
06-09-2010, 21:30
Those Hi Standards and old Colt pistols definitely qualify to be high quality. All three pistols in my photo above, are discontinued though I heard that Korth opened a new facctory in Germany.

All those old guns are of the legendary quality of a bygone era.

Morgo
06-09-2010, 22:07
I agree, there's not too many new firearms around these days that have the same quality bluing as these older ones.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 07:54
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2322.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2323.jpg

PzGren
06-10-2010, 12:47
BAC1023,

you have real nice centerfire pistols, how about getting you deeper into rimfires? May I post a classic Colt to entice you:supergrin:?!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCF4264.jpg

deadite
06-10-2010, 13:57
BAC1023,

you have real nice centerfire pistols, how about getting you deeper into rimfires? May I post a classic Colt to entice you:supergrin:?!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCF4264.jpg

You tell 'em, PzGren! I've been trying to convince him that owning a highend rimfire is just as cool as as centerfire.

Here's another cool rimfire. A 1978 Smith and Wesson model 41 bull barrel ("A" Prefix w/ cocking indicator):

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN0433.jpg

:)

deadite

PzGren
06-10-2010, 21:31
Deadite,

I try not to become a collector, I see myself predominantly as a shooter who enjoys fine guns and accepts the advantage that a quality gun with a great trigger is offering.

I know that I am missing a short barreled, early S&W M41. Missing it strictly as a shooter, of course...:supergrin:

deadite
06-11-2010, 07:20
Deadite,

I try not to become a collector, I see myself predominantly as a shooter who enjoys fine guns and accepts the advantage that a quality gun with a great trigger is offering.

I know that I am missing a short barreled, early S&W M41. Missing it strictly as a shooter, of course...:supergrin:

I definitely would be more of a collector if I had more money. ;)

BAC has one seriously great collection. He just needs to get himself a really sweet rimfire to accompany those sweet centerfires. :)

I'm with you on the great triggers on better handguns thought. My Ruger Mark II Target is a great gun, but I've also put another $500.00 into it so that it shoots as good as my stock Smith and Wesson 41 and Browning Challenger.

Don't get me wrong, though. It's great fun to customize your guns and, personally, I seem to appreciate them more because of the time I've spent fiddling with them. I know how that Mark works inside and out, but I can't say the same about the Smith and the Browning.

deadite

RedHaze
06-15-2010, 17:44
Couple more of the HiStandard HD Military. Now that I borrowed a nice camera.
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5931/histandard.jpg

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/1240/histandard01.jpg

wingspar
06-16-2010, 12:22
Classic guns, classy photos. Well done!

Thanks for the compliments. Don’t know how I missed your post before.

PzGren
06-16-2010, 22:09
Thanks for the compliments. Don’t know how I missed your post before.


You probably missed it because of all the nice pictures of quality guns!:cool:

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wingspar
06-17-2010, 11:26
You probably missed it because of all the nice pictures of quality guns!:cool:

Well, since he quoted both of my photos, which made my photos appear again, that should be hard to miss. Having ones own photos posted again in any thread usually stands out, and is hard to miss. :supergrin:

PzGren
06-17-2010, 20:06
Well, since he quoted both of my photos, which made my photos appear again, that should be hard to miss. Having ones own photos posted again in any thread usually stands out, and is hard to miss. :supergrin:

I know, it is flattering, isn't it?!

wingspar
06-18-2010, 12:13
I know, it is flattering, isn't it?!

Yes, and always nice to see, tho quoting photos usually drives me nuts. I spent years in photography forums, and it was kind of tiring to see some new guy post crap for photos and get two or three pages of comments, and then I post professional grade stuff, albeit, maybe not a favorite subject, or a subject that is posted to death, but still a great photo to zero comments, usually does not endear me to post again. I see the same thing in gun forums. I take time with studio lights and such, and post technically great quality photos, and never get a comment on them, while some guy posts crap taken with a cell phone, and gets tons of comments. In this case, it’s more subject matter than photo quality. A tricked out AR is going to get a lot more comments than a basic Glock, no matter the photo quality. So, on those rare times when someone does compliment me on my photography, I make it a point to thank them... Even if I am a couple of months late. :supergrin:

Nestor
06-18-2010, 19:33
Well, my 50 years old beauty is finally here, so...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1040323-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1040319-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1040314-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1040318.jpg

...I just placed the order for Browning SA 22 and I guess it's also quality rifle.

deadite
06-18-2010, 21:39
Well, my 50 years old beauty is finally here, so...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1040323-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1040319-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1040314-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1040318.jpg

...I just placed the order for Browning SA 22 and I guess it's also quality rifle.

Great looking classic, Nestor!

deadite

PzGren
06-18-2010, 21:53
Nestor,

Congratulations on that fine classic pistol!

I am sure that you are very happy with that Colt and the Browning SA22 is a high quality rimfire rifle that will make you just as happy!


Wingspar,

though I am a photo slob, I always wonder how other people, like you, get their photos to come out so nice. I guess, I have to take more time and care to improve those shots. I like guns, because my shots with them are better:supergrin:.


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Nestor
06-18-2010, 21:58
Thanks Guys.
I decided to go quality vs quantity lately.
It's a real nice experience to hold a quality piece of steel in your hand.

PzGren
06-19-2010, 04:55
...It's a real nice experience to hold a quality piece of steel in your hand.

Especially when it has a blueing job like your Colt!

ViperR
06-19-2010, 05:39
Thanks Deadite!

I know that you appreciate a good rimfire pistol. I had wanted to buy a 212 in the early eighties but had to settle for a Hämmerli 208 since I was young and shot serious competition. Now I am the proverbial old fart, matches are no longer important, I only compete with myself and the vanishing eyesight.

I hate to admit it...but this gun is beautiful. It was more than a rational, teutonic decision. I fell in love.

But this little thing has good company.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/ClassicTrio.jpg

That bottom auto--is that a Walther PP? I'd like to take a closer look at the sights. I have one and need better sights for mine. Thanks!

PzGren
06-19-2010, 07:00
That bottom auto--is that a Walther PP? I'd like to take a closer look at the sights. I have one and need better sights for mine. Thanks!

Yes Viper,

that is an old Walther PP in .22 l.r. from the early 30s. It is in my possession for over two decades and I got it with those sights installed. I think that they are custom made for the gun.

Does this photo help?

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCI0032.jpg

PzGren
06-19-2010, 07:20
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/DSCF4512.jpg

I think that this photo is giving you a better idea. The rear sights actually bear a close resemblence to those on my Hämmerli 212, the successor to the old Walther Jägerschaftspistole. Maybe the sights come from a Walther Olympia?
The front of the slide is machined to accept the front sight.

But the Olympia did not come out until 1936 and my PP is older than that.

ViperR
06-19-2010, 10:38
Thanks! Helps alot. From your 1st pic (of all three), it looked like some sort of leaf adjustable, but newer pics I can see it's a custom set-up dovetailed. I'll pass these along to my smith to see if he can duplicate them.
BTW, love those Walther PP-PPK-PPK/s rimfires. High quality gems that a a blast to shoot and hard to find unless you have serious $$. I see you have 4 mags for it and those babies are close to $100 each if you can find them.
I'm almost tempted to spend a good chunk of change on "Gutter Snipe" sights for mine.

PzGren
06-19-2010, 11:19
Hey Viper,

I really have four mags for the .22 PP! But one of the mags in the photo with the three guns is for the Hämmerli. Those actually cost even a little bit more and I only have three altogether for the 212. The most ridiculously expensive magazines that I have, are for my SIG P210. Most people do not spend as much on a gun as I spend on my magazines - but quality rules for me.

I still spend more on components and ammo that I shoot than on guns in any given year.

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wingspar
06-19-2010, 12:53
Wingspar,

though I am a photo slob, I always wonder how other people, like you, get their photos to come out so nice. I guess, I have to take more time and care to improve those shots. I like guns, because my shots with them are better:supergrin:.

Well, I’ve got thousands invested in camera equipment and studio lights, and have been at it for money for a while. It’s a bit more involved than most care to get. I still don’t like most of my photos, but enough have said they like them with their money, so I must be doing ok from time to time.

A key thing is a good tripod and even light, and try not to use the on camera flash. Sometimes, the best light comes from shooting outside on a cloudy day. The light is filtered thru clouds, and is usually even. Always watch your reflections. Guns reflect light. If you use off camera light, you can move the gun, and or the camera around to where you get the least amount of reflection in your photo. With onboard flash, you have no control over that. Your photos are better than a lot of photos I see on gun forums.

PzGren
06-19-2010, 13:09
Thanks Gary,

I will get the tripod from the attic and use it. I will go for natural lighting, too.

wingspar
06-19-2010, 17:27
Thanks Gary,

I will get the tripod from the attic and use it. I will go for natural lighting, too.

You know, now that I think back on it, that photo of the old Ruger hand gun of mine on page two of this thread was actually taken on a piece of velvet like material laid out on top of my Lazy Boy in the livingroom under a skylight. It was on a tripod tho. A one second exposure at f/11 for good depth of field.

PzGren
06-20-2010, 02:38
Well, it may take more time than I have left on this earth for me to shoot really good photos but with the help of a fine German Cullman tripod, that a good friend had given to me long ago, I could make a decent enough close up shot of the front sight. The gun also appears more in its natural color and not brownish.

This is the front sight:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/PPfrontsight.jpg

ViperR
06-20-2010, 06:10
Thanks for another pic. With my aging eyes, it's a trip to the smith for a better sight picture on my PP. Anyway, here is one of my rimfires that has a good sight system that I can see well. Does this one count for quality?

PzGren
06-20-2010, 06:26
Viper,

I had an AA conversion for my G30 and did not like it, the accuracy with the .22 conversion fell clearly behind the accuracy that I usually achieve with the .45 ACP.

I do not consider the AA unit quality, it is aluminium and the magazines a mere plastic. My S&W 22A shoots better and has been enduring over 70,000 rounds but as well as that gun has served me, I do not consider it a quality handgun and the pride of ownership is somewhat limited.

The Advantage Arms conversion is definitely not the traditional quality I had in mind!

ViperR
06-21-2010, 18:10
OK, does this qualify as a quality piece? It's a 1969 Walther PPK/s in .22lr that's basicly in seldom fired condition (or 98%) that I pulled out from my banks safety deposit box and took the pic in the private room.

PzGren
06-21-2010, 20:15
Viper,

not only does it qualify, it is a prime example of a high quality rimfire gun!

blackbmw
06-24-2010, 23:52
Ill play the game....started out as a basic 597, not so much anymore. volquartsen knows me by name now....
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg180/whitneyblocker/22stuff005.jpg
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg180/whitneyblocker/22stuff001.jpg
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