Any firearms enthusiasts here?

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  1. DAVIDICUS

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    What guns do you have?

    What guns do you want?

    Do you hunt, target shoot or just collect?
     
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    Well, I have 3 x .177 airguns. 2 of them are Rifles (Dont know the make) and one is a pistol. I want an air rifle of my own, as the ones I use are really my dads. I mainly shoot target but if a bird or other animal is in the vicinity ill have a pop at that too...
     
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    Weihrauch HW95 .22 air rifle is what I own. 8)
     
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    Ive got an air rifle and an air pistol, what I really want to use though is my dad's No.4 SMLE :D I used to target shoot at school and was a cadet weapns instructor, but obviously its harder to shoot now Im at uni. Once I've left and settled in the North-West though, I'll take it up again
     
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    Heres my premier rifle...sorry for poor pic quality
     

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    Here's mine, not a very good picture.
     

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    What kind of velocity do you guys get with those pieces?

    How accurate are they?
     
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    I have several weapons, as I should obviously have.... Ill post some pics and write ups later when I aint at work....
     
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    Chinese SKS, Chinese Tokarov 9mm, S&W 38, .22 raven "SNS" ;)
     
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    I dont know about velocity, but you can make a cup of tea in the time it takes for the pellet to hit a target 100 yards away :lol: Its bloody accurate though.
     
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    I don't know what the velocity is, I'm informed on the .177 one it's 1000 feet per second. All I know is that it'll blast a rabbit and tear it's head in two from about 100 yards away and it's almost pin point accuracy.

    It'd be pointless having scopes if it wasn't accurate.
     
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    I dont have a scope but its still damn accurate.
     
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    I don't have any left but my favorite fire arm that I owned was a 12 bore Damascus barreled shot gun made around 1900 of unknown manufacturer (but I thought it may have been a Parker) a real work of art and a craft that has been lost to gun smiths although not a weapon that took kindly to the proofing tests and could not be used with smokeless powder.
    Best gun I ever handled a Holland and Holland double barreled big game rifle. very similar to this one.
    Nowadays owning fire arms in the UK even sporting weapons is getting much harder so I gave up some time ago.
    As far as Air weapons go the old BSA Airsporter is still a good gun
    and the Webley senior or Junior pistols still command quite good prices at the auctions if they are pre war and in good nick.
     

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    Nice Trackend, Welcome Back!
     
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    Yeah, how was the holiday?

    Anyway, as you know, I have a deactivated Mosin Nagant 91/30, but I also have an old 12 gauge fowling piece - (also out of commision)

    My dad's mate has a beautiful Martini-Henry MkI rifle which works - in fact, the armourer of these guys - http://www.thediehards.co.uk/

    was staggered when he saw the condition of it in relation to it's age. (1870's) - it has hardly ever been fired. And you don't need a licence for a firearm over 100 years old.

    It takes a .450 calibre bullet so if you got shot by one at close range, you'd probably disappear from the top up!
     
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    Wow, that sounds pretty sweet! :cool:
     
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    Agh! If we ever get organised and get a scanner - I could show you some pictures of when we got to try it out on a range. Fun!
     
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    Current Inventory:

    Ruger Security Six 6" .357 Magnum

    Tanfoglio Witness Standard Combat in .40 S&W

    Ruger Redhawk Stainless Steel 7-1/2" Barrel in .44 Magnum

    Marlin .22 Magnum Bolt Action Rifle

    Remington 870 Express Super Turkey 12 gauge 3-1/2" Magnum

    Ruger Mini-14 Stainless Steel in .223 Remington

    Ruger Number One Standard in .338 Winchester Magnum
     
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    Quite a collection 8) Are they all active?
     
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