Monday, February 04, 2008

Oh. My. Gawd!

Unc posted up the link to this upcoming firearms auction.

All those Colts. All those Lugers. One of the Japanese Garand knockoffs machined from a billet of pure unobtainium .

For the first time in my life I find myself wishing I had a wealthy relative I could poison.

16 comments:

Less said...

Wow!

Breda, the librarian, is actually a gun!

Bryan said...

Oh. Oh my.

Pardon me, I have to get a towel before my keyboard shorts out.

BryanP

perlhaqr said...

Oog.

I need a better paying job.

Anonymous said...

Nice. some icons some really obscure ones.

I find myself wishing for someone who buy it as a single lot and display them.

Anonymous said...

What's a "lever-action musket"?

From the looks of the page, there are some Rare Gun Pictures.

staghounds said...

There are actually two auction houses selling this collection. The other sale, just before Julia's, is the good stuff.

staghounds said...

Lever action musket- Winchester once made full stocked rifles with long barrels which they called the "musket" style, trying to sell them to military organisations. They failed dismally and the musket style is usually the rarest of any Winchester model.

Anon, you ought to get some of that Google where you are.

Anonymous said...

Google produced results, but not answers. Answers to such questions as: Is it rifled? And if so, why isn't it called a "rifled musket"? But if does not load from the muzzle, and it uses cartridges, can it even be called a rifled musket?

In other words, a quick Google search didn't tell me a thing about what the phrase "lever action musket" meant.

Rankor said...

Definitely a role model. My collection is focused on military semi-autos, and with 10+ I thought I was doing fairly well. This is like sitting in a bar and talking up your war record and then finding out you're sitting with Alvin York on the left and Audie Murphy on the right. Hmm. I wonder if Mephistopheles is still up for a deal?

Anonymous said...

"Item #56: FRENCH CHAUCHAT MOD 1918 LIGHT MACHINE GUN. ... Action functions smoothly but appears to function only on safe, and full auto when cycling by hand."

I though that was normal... *rimshot*

-Kresh

Anonymous said...

Even if I win the lottery...

OldeForce

HTRN said...

Ack! Not one, but TWO Webley Fosberry's?!

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

I'm not greedy. All I want is the M2 HB, the 1928A1 Thompson and either the MP38 or an MP 40.

Of course, I wouldn't turn down the Bren, or one of the PPSh 41s, or the BAR, or the Lanchester, or....

Anonymous said...

There are a few there that are in the realm of "I could afford it", but not many!

J.R.Shirley said...

Mm. A MAT-49 and Walther MPK. Disgusting that $400 truck guns are being sold for the cost of a decent car. Sad.

Tamara, when are we going to create our own country?

Charles Pergiel said...

Should I know who "Bruce Stern" is, or was? And who is auctioning off the good stuff?