Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fun Show Time!

Let's all sing the Fun Show Song!
Flintlocks and Flop-tops
And Number Three Russians
Black-powder Mausers
From jackbooted Prussians,
Shiny Smith PC's from limited runs
These are a few of my favorite guns.

Socketed bay'nets
On Zulu War rifles,
Engraved, iv'ried Lugers
That make quite an eyefull
Mosin tomato stakes sold by the ton
These are a few of my favorite guns.

Rusty top-breaks!
Smallbore Schuetzens!
And all of Browning's spawn
I just keep on browsing my favorite guns
Until all my money's gone.
I had originally intended to track down a used Glock 17 to get it chopped down into a "G19L", but all the talk about militarization of the police recently has me craving a Remington Model 8 or a Winchester 1907.

EDIT: Heh. People started arriving @ Roseholme Cottage a little before 0800, and I walked off and left this post in the editing window without hitting "publish". Now I've been and I'm back and no Winchester Model 1907 or Reminton Model 8, but I did find a half-decent little Savage 1917, which I needed in order to have one of each main Savage variant.


Kristophr said...

Hmmm ... was that one of the photos from Bonnie and Clyde police ambush?

SPEMack said...

The Model 8 (preferably in .35 Remington because...Muricah) or the Winchester 1907 were the patrol carbines of the day.

Semiautomatic, firing an at the time intermediate cartridge. and from again at the time, a large magazine.

Great Grandpa carried a -1907 while the sheriff of the neighboring county in the late 1920s/early 1930s.

One of each is on my short list.

Sean Elkins said...

Is the show in the big hall or the smaller one this time? I'[m thinking about going tomorrow.

Any pistol powder?

Cincinnatus said...

I really am getting quite jealous of your Savage collection.

Ed said...

I know that you have tried the rotating barrel lock action Boberg Arms XR9-S that will handle 9mm +P ammo, and that you like Savage pistols that use a similar action. Now you can try a Boberg Arms XR45-S that will handle .45 ACP and .45 Super Ammo:

Ryan said...

I've heard those called a 17/19 or a 19/26. If you want the slide but don't need the extra length on the grip it is an appealing idea.

Al T. said...

Had one of those Savages. Put one magazine through it and away it went. Worst hammer bite I've ever had. Dang, it was a cool gun though.

Lewis said...

In a random example of synchronicity, I was just musing with friends how a "rimless .357 equivalent" M1 carbine would be the absolute berries. I'd thrown out the possibility of the 9mm Winchester Magnum----yeah, I know, it's like Bren Ten magazines, but still . . . .

Critter said...

Remington Model 8 ye say?!? There's one in .30 Rem at the local pawn parlor!

Tam said...

I've shot my bolt for the month, gun-wise. :o

Drang said...

I thought it was odd you'd posted something "apre-fun show" on facespace but nothing here.

Visitors from Porlock, you say?

Anonymous said...

Kristophr: I can't ID the men in the pic, but yes, it is the scene. I recognize the stretch of road.
Were I to look it up, I might be able to give you names, but you can do that as well as I.
--Tennessee Budd

Beaumont said...

Have the M8, albeit in .30. My wish list includes an M81 in.35 as well as an M1907.

David said...

Having owned, and sold, both, I recommend the Remington.
The Winchester is hard on forearms, which are darn near impossible to replace, and ammo for any of the four Winchester calibers (including the 1905's) has spot spices on par with precious metals.
The Remington, while a little more complicated, is sure easier to feed, esp if you can find one in .300 Savage.

DJ9 said...

My Glock 1917 (named that just to add to general model number confusion in the handgun world) has been the center of my carry activities for well over a decade now. Based on a Gen3 G17 frame, the reduction in grip length to G19 size makes for easier concealment without compromising velocity or sight radius.

I've always said that if Glock ever factory-formalized such a model, I'd buy two as soon as I could scape together the shekels. It is that useful.

mikee said...

As the owner and carrier of a Glock 19 stock model Gen 3, the very idea that one can modify a Glock (beyond Bubba using a soldering iron on the grips) makes me both intrigued and slightly nauseous.

Intriseous, or perhaps nausegued.