Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

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PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:05 pm

Smokeyja wrote:I'm not going to post any other photos of my collection but I will leave with two of the Finish Capture Mosin Nagant 91/30

It is my favorite rifle of all times and it fires very well. It was heavily used in the war I could tell and for functionality I replaced the bolt when I fire it but for originality I have the original bolt to go in it. The only problem is if you fire it with the original bolt it will just fly out of the reciever .

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I have a little bit different take on guns. I do own new ones but my favorites are the old ones used in war. Now I can't say for sure if the rifles I own we're used on the battle fields but to own a piece of history like that is amazing. When you hold it you can imagine being that Russian soldier who is captured and then being the Finnish soldier who takes charge of the Russian rifle to defend his country. Or a soldier could have fallen holding this rifle and then the workers who built the rifle with the precision and determination during the war. These pieces of history hold a lot of truth, sadness, fear, anger and so on. It's almost like you are there when you hold these things . That might sound weird but I have a fun imagination :)

I hope I can continue to collect so that I may pass the history down to my children. I have different rifles from different wars and a story to go with each one.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War

I really should go back to school and get a history degree and do something with history. Metal work isn't as fun for a job lol



NICE!!!
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:11 pm

I hear you, we have one in the family that a great uncle brought back from the Spanish American war. It is a 30-40 krag that has been estimated to be worth about $10,000. I remember firing it years ago when my uncle owned it. The barrel looks like swiss cheese but it still shot well. I also have the large Bowie type knife he returned with, hand made. Quite a piece of work.

Kevin
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:17 pm

KLook wrote:I hear you, we have one in the family that a great uncle brought back from the Spanish American war. It is a 30-40 krag that has been estimated to be worth about $10,000. I remember firing it years ago when my uncle owned it. The barrel looks like swiss cheese but it still shot well. I also have the large Bowie type knife he returned with, hand made. Quite a piece of work.

Kevin


Oh hand made knives are the best! I have made a few myself ... I'm still trying to get the perfect temper down though. high carbon railroad spikes make for a great knife steel!

When I go to museums I always want to play with the things on the wall!
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:29 pm

Yeah, I have heard that old non carbide saw blades are good as well? I still have some rather large ones somewhere back in Maine. 3 ft. in diameter. to 14 inches.

Kevin
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:35 pm

KLook wrote:Yeah, I have heard that old non carbide saw blades are good as well? I still have some rather large ones somewhere back in Maine. 3 ft. in diameter. to 14 inches.

Kevin


You're right they do! Any tool still is good to work with you just need to take the temper out to work it and then re harden it after your done . Something I haven't really mastered yet but irony do it every day either.

I made a knife out of an old leaf spring from a model T ... That's my sharpest knife yet!

Once I get my coal forge up and running at my house I can do a lot more.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:36 pm

This is the last one I made a few yrs back. I always used old files & really enjoy playing with antlers
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:42 pm

Funny Fred, I have a whole collection of knives made from files my grandfather, his father and some uncles made. They were not well off and they made specialty knives to cut leather and carve wood. Some are hunting knives. I have carried my grandfathers last knife he made and used to gut the deer I shot with his rifle. Nice old .300 Savage. :)

Kevin
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:47 pm

Nice knife Fred! Btw how hard is antler to carve?

Kevin you are the only other person I have heard mention an old savage. You are talking about savage arms correct? My Father has an old 22 from Savage.
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:07 pm

Here is one I started working 2 years ago and haven't finished but it works well in the woods! It's forged stainless .
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The US Marine K-Bar is to reference of the size.
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:15 pm

Well, yes, they can be very old. My old partner has an old savage .22 pump action, real nice. I have more then one old Savage. Savage and Stevens were joined up at one time also. One of my 99's is from the 1920's. .250-3000. It is one my grandfather owned, sold to best friend and it came back to me more then 20 years later. I hardly ever get rid on one once I own it. I have some old military arms as well. The craftsmanship in the actions, polishing and such, is just so superior to todays production rifles. But we have better material and precision machining so I can't say the rifles have not improved.

Kevin
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:18 pm

Another thing we inherited from my uncle was a Machete from WWII? It is the real heavy one with a curved end and has a leather sheath with brass ends. Very pricey to by at surplus shops I think.
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: Dennis On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:18 pm

[quote="Smokeyja"]Kevin you are the only other person I have heard mention an old savage. You are talking about savage arms correct? My Father has an old 22 from Savage[/quote
I have a Stevens model 311,20 ga. double barrel shotgun made by Savage Arms
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PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:23 pm

KLook wrote:Another thing we inherited from my uncle was a Machete from WWII? It is the real heavy one with a curved end and has a leather sheath with brass ends. Very pricey to by at surplus shops I think.


An assault machete.................ohhhhhhhhhhh noooooooooo :D
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:23 pm

From Chicopee Falls, Mass. I remember going by the Savage plant there. I just looked it up and it was ORIGINALLY the Stevens plant and became Savage later on. That explains that. ;)

Kevin
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Re: Instead of buying guns & ammo I am buying a stove!

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:26 pm

I am afraid my brothers and I possess enough sharp objects, blunt objects, darts, arrows and devices to throw them, and guns to be considered terrorists. So be it.

Kevin
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