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  • Current collection

    Weatherby 7mm rem mag with Swaro Z5 3.5 to 18 x 44
    Marlin 336BL 3030 with Leupold Deltapoint Pro red dot
    CZ 455 22LR/22Magnum switch barrel
    Uzkon S13 20 gauge O/U shotgun
    Diana Panther 21 .177 air rifle

    Attached is a photo of me on a hunt in a New South Wales state forest recently. I also run this campaign to try to get us state forest hunting in my home state of Queensland, where it is currently not permitted, please follow and join the fight.

    "There is no such thing as society" - Margaret Thatcher


    • Originally posted by Zad Fnark View Post
      Old thread...

      My Dad passed away last year. He had an aneurysm in his aorta which blew up. Mom went in for surgery for the same thing and that's a whole other story. I was worried it was hereditary, but my doctor pulled up a CAT scan I had done and I looked perfect. Both of them were heavy smokers which probably did it.

      Anyway, being a collector, he had some 110 rifles and 75 pistols which my two brothers and I had to divide up. It took a few days as each rifle that came up we would tell some story about it. My collection has pretty much quadrupled from this.

      He also had, I'm guessing some 100,000 cartridge cases as well and hundreds of cast bullets and their molds as well as normal jacketed stuff. I probably won't be buying much for some time.

      Some of my highlights:
      • M1 Carbine - all original 1943 build from Inland. Even eats cast bullets for breakfast.
      • M1903 Springfield (a brother grabbed the Garand ) This isn't a 03A3, but a WWI model whose sights are near impossible for me to see
      • Remington model 8 and 81 - these are full recoil operated rifles, I've happily found that M1903 Springfield stripper clips are fully compatable with these The 8 is in .35 Remington and the 81 is in .300 Savage
      • Walther P-38 - appears to be a bastardized mix of war and post war parts
      • Numerious Colt revolvers - I gave each of my 2 sons one in .38 Special as they can find ammo for these. My remaining ones are all in long forgotten calibers that I can reload anyway.
      • Martini-Henry in .577-.450 - very fun to shoot and reloadable for me.
      • Japanese Arisaka in 6.5. I should have grabbed the 7.7 he had as it was one my Grandfather brought back from Tinian during the war. Dad had beautifully refinished this one. It had a bayonet with a wooden scabbard which seemed to match everything
      • plus a bunch more...

      Most of his stuff was WWII era or earlier. He did have a very nice heavy barrel AR-15 all scoped out. It sorta looks like an A1 with the triangular foregrips, but everything's in wood. Very elegent.
      Hope you got it well secured and insured. We had one member here (I'm sorry I can't remember his name) who had his collection stolen while he was away from home. It was heartbreaking for him.
      If you are emotionally invested in 'believing' something is true you have lost the ability to tell if it is true.


      • Still trying to work on that. I live in a decent neighborhood with a cop living across the street from me. Anyone caught trying anything gets to deal with my brother who's a deputy at the jail.


        • Yep, that's the problem. The bigger the collection the more expensive it is to insure and secure. A gun safe for 5 long arms? No problem. 50 long arms?
          If you are emotionally invested in 'believing' something is true you have lost the ability to tell if it is true.


          • Despite inheriting some 50+ firearms, I went and built my final AR-15. Last one I'll ever make. I've made five now and none of them are in .223 Remington / 5.56x45 NATO.

            This one's in .50 Beowulf, also known as 12.7 x 42. The target was shot at 100 yards and isn't bad for a first outing. As the holes started appearing, I had trouble seeing the dot on the target.

            Last edited by Zad Fnark; 06 Jun 22,, 18:25.