Friday, June 23, 2006

Boomsticks: Random Cool Stuff From Work.

We call the Armory Kalashnikov-pattern rifle with the blond wood stock the "IKEA-47". Not all the customers seem to get the joke.












We've started getting the Norinco replicas of the 1887 Winchester in. I've wanted one of these lever-action shotguns ever since I saw Ahnuld wielding that cut-down one in Terminator 2. My proposal that we SBR it, fit a big loop, and sell it with a box of long-stem roses and a pair of Gargoyles is still under consideration. By the way, the action on these things is just amazingly clever. Check out how the breechblock rotates with the hammer. If you open the action without throwing the lever all the way, you can chuck two shells in, and when you close the lever, the bottom one will stay on the lifter while the breechblock pushes the top one into the chamber. It's pretty cool to watch all the monkey-motion in the action. (You know who designed the 1887? That's right: John Moses Browning.)


Obligatory show-off shot of my 9mm AR. Because I can.


Remember I mentioned the CCA tee shirts with skulls & stuff? This is what they look like. You'll note that they are all subdued and mild mannered and very PR- and PC-conscious, no? Did I mention we rent machineguns? Automatics for the people, baby. ;)

11 comments:

Josh said...

So whats a guy gotta do to get one of those 1887's sent to his FFL? ;)

Sweet stuff. I just WISH there was a shop like you guys around here!

Tam said...

We're pretty amenable to cash, although we'll also accept charge cards over the phone... :)


I will be getting one of those 87's for myownself, too.

BryanP said...

The 87 certainly has the cool factor going for it. I handled one at a Nashville gun show recently. I can't quite justify buying one ... yet.

Any word on how well made they are?

pignock said...

I'd like your opinion of the 1887 compared to a modern pump shotgun. You made it sound like select slug drills would be much easier with the 1887 - is that the case?

Also, do they come in 20 gauge? My wife is starting to get the SASS bug and I'm always on the lookout for gear to show her.


Thanks,

Keith

phlegmfatale said...

Being in the throes of a bit of an Ikea fixation, oddly enough, the IKEA 47 would be my choice from that rack, based on aesthetics alone.
So, guns in movies are like porn for you, right? Tamnip? I can picture you, double sweaty-handing your remote and watching T-2 frame by frame, in ecstasies!

Zendo Deb said...

Somehow I don't think IKEA and AK-47s go together. I could be mistaken

Anonymous said...

The '87 is nice, no doubt... but will I ever find a decent '97 trench broom?
***Sigh***

Tam said...

"I'd like your opinion of the 1887 compared to a modern pump shotgun. You made it sound like select slug drills would be much easier with the 1887 - is that the case?"

I'd have to get my orange practice rounds and try some. Select slug drills would probably be fairly easy, but topping up the mag would be a bear, since it can't be done with the action open. No 'shoot-one-load-one' here.

Tam said...

" The '87 is nice, no doubt... but will I ever find a decent '97 trench broom?"

Norinco also makes the 97T, complete with heat shield/bayonet lug and US Ordnance marks. We sell them for, I think, $319 or $325.

Anonymous said...

Re 97 trench gun - see you in September (when my ship comes in)!

Just 'net-ordered a half dozen mags for Wifes' M4gery housegun. I mention this Independence Day gift over the phone... Her response?
"Oh Goody, I get new clippies".

I'm going to hell, right?

Anonymous said...

IKEA 47, Would the blond be from arsenal arms? I'm trying to track down a milled receiver varriant. Got any? Cool Stuff Tam...