Friday, April 28, 2006

Boomsticks: I don't have a mantel... hang a mantelpiece gun over, but I do have a large, disused storage closet.

A friend calls it "the museum". What doesn't show well in the photo is that there's a thumbtack in the map corresponding to the country of origin for each of those rifles.

Milsurp collecting: It's a disease.


Anonymous said...

I can understand "collecting" what I don't understand is "disused storage closet." Now that's something you don't see often.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Dammit Tam, that's brilliant.

Now you'll have me searching for a wallworthy world map and a corkboard that size.

Anonymous said...

Milsurp Collecting Disease!

If someone comes up with a cure, they'd better stay away from me! Or I'll buttstroke them with one of my Mosin-Nagants.

(Actually, it would take me awhile to figure out which one to use. Hmm, maybe with a Smle? English or Indian? Oh, hell! Just keep the damn cure away!)


BobG said...

Now that is beautiful...

Tam said...

That's all the smokeless bolt-actions. I have to store autochuckers and black powder cartridge breechloaders elswhere...

Goldwater's Ghost said...

Now, there's one type of rifle (I think they're rifles, they may be muskets) I want to hang over my mantle.

I believe they're 1795 Springfield rifles...first rifles made for the US Army in the US, at Springfield Arsenal.

These are the type used on the branch insignia of the US Army Infantry. I'd put two, crossed, over the mantle


The Second Amendment means nothing outside of hunting.

Our forefathers gave us that right to fend off a military takeover in the U.S. - by
either the left or the right.

Apparently, since most gun owners are far right they didn't see fit to fight the far
right takeover so here we are. On the verge of martial law.

You'll imitate your German counterparts of 70 years ago. You'll allow them to take away
any weapon that gives you parity with the military. You know you barely made a peep when
the Brady Bill took away your assault rifles, which is what you'll need to effectively
combat troops.

What a bunch of cowards, and what a sore disgrace you are to our forefathers who gave
their blood for the likes of you.

In Jesus' Glorious and Holy name,
Dean Berry -- Real American

Dr. StrangeGun said...

"(I think they're rifles, they may be muskets)"

Heh, over 210 years, a rifle can transmutate into a musket rather easily :)

phlegmfatale said...

lovely collection.

Tam said...

"lovely collection."

I keep trying to convince myself that it's not a "collection", it's a "retirement fund". ;)