Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fun Show Report.

The Indy 1500 Fun Show is in town this weekend. Bobbi and I took a preliminary pass-through yesterday afternoon; we'll probably go back at least once more. (If you've never been, it's huge; way too big for one day if you plan on examining things in detail or doing any comparison shopping.)

I picked up a trinket: It's chambered in 7.65 Browning and has forward cocking serrations, despite being almost a half decade older than the oldest M1911. Guess what it is. Ready? Go!

14 comments:

og said...

Hmm. THe only old forward serration I ever saw was a 1902; I thought they were only available in 380, not 32. Sounds like a great snag, can't wait to see it!

atlharp said...

Ok, I know this one.......an AK-47!

Joanna said...

I guess that it's ... a gun! Of some sort!

Do I win a prize?



My dad was an Air Force brat. I learned early on that if I let my eyes glaze over and said "All I know is plane go zoom," he'd stop trying to explain the details to me and let me go back to my book. :-P

Nick Pacific said...

og... .38 acp.

And if it is in .38, then it hardly qualifies as a "trinket."

Turk Turon said...

Don't you already have one of those in another caliber?

og said...

Nick: 7.65 Browning is 32 acp, not 38, or 380, or 9mm Kurz. I spect Tam threw that in there to further obfuscate.

staghounds said...

Dreyse.

Unless you have found the elusive Kessler/Arminius...

og said...

oooh, a dreyse. Louis Schmeisser hizzownself. Can't wait to see the pics if that's what you got.

RevolverRob said...

Dreyse(s?) are cool guns. My dad had one a few years ago that a neat gun to shoot and play with, someone stole it though along with a Nazi marked CZ27.

In fact in retrospect my dad has a thing for the 7.65mm Browning cartridge.

-Rob

Nick Pacific said...

ugh. thought she was talking about brownings from the 1911 comment. I thought she meant a 1900 variant (.38).

What's the allure to a Dreyse? I've seen a couple but I never picked one up figuring them to be a browning clone.

Tam said...

Nick,

They have a certain external similarity to the FN 1900, but differ a lot mechanically.

I think the fascination for me is that it's so mechanically different.

By the 1930s... well, certainly by the end of WWII, most every pistol on the planet was from one of three family trees: M1911 (tilting-barrel/recoil), FN 1906 (blowback/striker), or PPK (blowback/hammer). Sure, there are exceptions, but they mostly serve to prove the rule; so the stuff from the Cambrian Explosion of autopistols is just fascinating to me...

staghounds said...

The Kaiser bought a lot of these, and Langenhans too, the first time the Germans wrecked the world. Think of them as the Hun 1917.

Is it just the regular eagle proof, or the Gothic W of military acceptance? Which I'd expect, given the serial.

Tam said...

It has the little "Crown-over-D" up to the top right of the ejection port.

I've been nose-down in here since last night... :D

tailkinker45 said...

Bummer! I'm unemployed. No can buy toys right now. *Pouts*