Just because guns

Originally Posted by theJanitor:

Bob, That's awesome.

 

 Thanks!!

 I need to take it out and shoot it. Sometimes I think about a re-build, or hell selling it.

 'cause knowing Ron, he'd be looking down saying sell that bitch, fool!!

 or...re-build it and shoot it. But, letting it sit, is probably bad karma for a "Ron gun" as I call them.

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"Good landing, good fight, and good luck" James M. Gavin 09Jul43

 "they say if it works, it's a good tactic...I say anything can work once" 

That is an awesome just because gun R.Moran. Very cool history on it also, I wouldn't sell that one either.

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  Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
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My upcoming just because gun will be a 2.5 Model 66. I scrimped and saved for it in college and it was my first serious handgun (as opposed to my FM Detective, which was junk). As I got smarter, I left S&W .357s behind for 1911s and Glocks. Then I sold it when I needed cash. Along w/ an M1 carbine and an 870 HD, it was the gun of my completely impoverished bachelor days and so has a lot of good memories associated with it.

 

 

 Janitor,

 You're killin me...who is your smith?

 

 I been wanting a revolver like that for awhile.

 

 I got this for now:

 

 

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"Good landing, good fight, and good luck" James M. Gavin 09Jul43

 "they say if it works, it's a good tactic...I say anything can work once" 

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My just because gun, or rather the reason for it:


A typical Swiss family Sunday in the `90...

Unfortunately my father decided not to keep his Stgw 57 after his service, so I had to buy one just like it (btw they go for around 300 bucks here). I tried to track down his personal rifle, but it probably got destroyed...

Bonus pic:

Still got his bayonet and belt.

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Location: Switzerland

300 bucks.  300 bucks.  I mean......300 bucks.  That is nearly the price for one magazine for that rifle here.  I'm going to cry now.  Thanks.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

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 Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

Originally Posted by S.E.G:

My latest project is a "Just Because Gun"

Its a Enfield No1 MkIII .45acp with integral 

suppressor. All work was done by me, except

the 1911 magazine adaptor which is from SIA.

Yep it's quiet and fun to shoot, the resounding

thud of the 230gr hitting its mark brings a smile. 

 

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Any chance you've got a step-action drill for a project like this?

 

Joined:  6/1/12          Location: Fort Bragg, NC

For just because guns 

An 1895 Marlin Guide Gun. One of the first. 18 inches of ported eardrum blasting goodness in 45/70.    

Totally impractical for most things but this is one of my favorite guns. Pretty darned accurate with an after market trigger and ghost ring sights.

This thing will flat out knock down a hog at a dead run with 405 grains of FU at a lumbering pace of about 1300 feet per second.

I absolutely love the way this thing handles. It is one of the quickest on target guns that I own. I love it for hog hunting in the brush. 

Many of my guns are for hobbies or fun or whatever, but I do have a few that I got because I just like them. 

 

First, HK33. Yeah, it's a century C93, but it's a demilled then rebuilt HK33, and it shows.

 

Over the years I have shot G3s and HK91s. They are fine, but too big, too heavy, too abusive. MP5 is nice, but it's just 9 mm and a 94 is too long and silly. But the 33 is just right. Shoots way, way too well and carries nicely. Have shot it with a (registered) auto sear and it is eminently controllable. I like this way more than I should for something with such odd scope mounting and no bolt hold open.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shoobe01/15922525943/

 

One thing about the Just Because guns is I am verging on collecting. This has everything in one sense of proper. I even have a BFA, I just forgot to get it off the BFA hook (I do go shoot blanks and MILES sometimes, so it has a home) and only now need to add a bipod. Don't like the bipod, but it's proper and needed. 

 

 

Second, MAS 49/56. Goes into my periodic love of old guns. Not all, but some. I also have a beat up Enfield, but want a good No. 4 rifle someday. This I like because I can't have a MAT49. Feels right to own when reading about the early Indo-China troubles.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/...2488/in/photostream/

 

Traded some NODs to a friend for this, a thermal magnifier, some Apache binoculars and some other stuff IIRC. It's not yet shootable as it was badly converted to .308, and is being de-converted. Barrel not quite mounted right yet, and I want to cut the grenade ring grooves back in the barrel. Has, as you see, everything again. Also on the lookout for the proper scope with side mount. Someday. 

 

 

And lastly, fuck all you guys. Having seen some para bits above I was compelled to grab up a few key pieces. Here they are next to my not-at-all-authentically-kitted-out FAL, which was my primary bop around in the woods rifle for a long while. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shoobe01/16356796057/

 

Sometime I will get a buttstock, the order the action spring, rear sight, a "lower completion kit" (why doesn't this exist and I have to order all the bits and pieces myself?) and then just pin it to my long upper. Far in the future, an 18" upper, too. 

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Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

(I've got one of those old Single Points! I might even still have the box. It's got to be worth something.  I would be glad to sell......oh, never mind. )

 

I was going to say my main "just-because" gun is my M14, but after the blood-letting in another thread, I'm keepin' my yap shut.

Originally Posted by Bill, Idaho:

...I was going to say my main "just-because" gun is my M14, but after the blood-letting in another thread, I'm keepin' my yap shut.

Too late! 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

My just because rifle is a type 2 arisaka paratrooper rifle. Got a good deal on it and said why not. These things are as rare as hens teeth up here, not much involvement in the PTO for Canada. Now, try to find some ammo for it. 

R711 OUT

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Originally Posted by MonkeyBomb:

For just because guns 

An 1895 Marlin Guide Gun. One of the first. 18 inches of ported eardrum blasting goodness in 45/70.    

Totally impractical for most things but this is one of my favorite guns. Pretty darned accurate with an after market trigger and ghost ring sights.

This thing will flat out knock down a hog at a dead run with 405 grains of FU at a lumbering pace of about 1300 feet per second.

I absolutely love the way this thing handles. It is one of the quickest on target guns that I own. I love it for hog hunting in the brush. 

I have the stainless steel version with the ported barrel (circa 2002 I think). It's loud (especially if you are to the side of me), it's unapologetic, and surprisingly accurate especially with Hornady gummy-rounds. Marlin calls it the Guide Gun, I call it the God gun :-)

 

~A

I basically sold my Guide Gun (long ago) because my thumbs are too fat. Could run the hell out of it, in any position, light, easy to carry, was weirdly accurate at crazy ranges (but you better be able to estimate well!) and made a weird bouncing sound on the range like Thor's hammer came down in the distance, but it could be five minutes for /me/ to reload it. Plus, often, blood. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

I have no idea if this was your issue, and it may be common knowledge to everyone, but just as I had to learn it at one point, maybe this will help someone else.

 

When loading a lever action, don't shove the round all the way into the magazine.  Leave the base sticking out in the loading gate.  Use the next bullet to push it in all the way.  Continue this until you are at the last round.  THAT one you shove in all the way, so it is the only one that your "fat thumb" has to get in all the way.  Also, if the spring on the gate is too strong, disassemble the rifle and bend the spring a bit to reduce the tension.  That will make it a little easier on the tip of the thumb.

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Never hint at what you really feel

Teach the children quietly For some day sons and daughters

Will rise up and fight while we stood still

 

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Oh, we tweaked the loading gate and all that. I probably did not do something /quite/ as tricky as you do, but had multiple carts in one hand, tried to use them for feeding. Never happened well. 

 

Until semi-recently adding some just 'cause guns, I have tended to be data driven. I don't have any glocks because no matter the practice I was slower and less accurate with them. May need another lever gun someday. A friend of mine inherited a .308 Savage 99 he does not love enough so may have to do something about that someday. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

My "just because" gun is a Pietta copy of an 1860 Colt cap and ball revolver.  I bought it a couple of years ago on a whim.  I cast my own balls, get powder from a local fireworks manufacturer and caps are cheap.  It's become my .22lr during the drought. 

 

HUGE giggle factor when you touch off a cylinder full.  You can fire a group at 25 yards that you can cover with the palm of your hand.  

 

The guys carrying those things during the late 1860's were pretty well armed.

Originally Posted by pointblank4445:

 

I'm fascinated by the idea of a standard-issue military sidearm that is held to a 50 meter accuracy standard.  Sig P210-2 made somewhere in the mid/late 1950's, sporting some Nil Grips and modified P210 Legacy magazines.

 

I always wanted a P210, but for the life of me can't figure out where to sell a kidney to afford one.

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I took this gun in trade for Colt 1911 partial custom job.  I had always been somewhat interested in the P210 but somewhat skeptical of the hype that surrounds them.  It is truly an incredible piece.  If pistols today were made with the same level of care as the original P210's, they would command nothing less of $6k...7k (or more) for that level of craftsmanship.  Normally, I don't get all gaga on aesthetics seeing as how mass-produced polymer and alloys are the order of the day, but I was floored when I finally got one of these things in hand.

 

Heck, this thing is so smooth and shoots so well, I don't care that it makes my hand bleed every time I shoot it. 

"Pain, we endure...faulty weaponry, we do not."

That's my problem with them. Not that they are nice and pretty, but they shoot so well. Two different times I have shot two different guns (briefly) and they are super, super nice to shoot also. Not just accurate but... correct. Smooth. Good. 

 

But to me that's $900 nice. Not $9-thousand nice. Maybe I am an old cheapskate though. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

Originally Posted by pointblank4445:

I took this gun in trade for Colt 1911 partial custom job.  I had always been somewhat interested in the P210 but somewhat skeptical of the hype that surrounds them.  It is truly an incredible piece.  If pistols today were made with the same level of care as the original P210's, they would command nothing less of $6k...7k (or more) for that level of craftsmanship.  Normally, I don't get all gaga on aesthetics seeing as how mass-produced polymer and alloys are the order of the day, but I was floored when I finally got one of these things in hand.

 

Heck, this thing is so smooth and shoots so well, I don't care that it makes my hand bleed every time I shoot it. 

And even though the new ones have some improvements like an "American" mag release and an easier to manipulate safety, they are not in the same ballpark as the Swiss originals.  My P-210-6 is the only semi auto that can give my HK Mk23 a run for its money accuracy wise.  Incredible pistols.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

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 Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

Of all the guns I've had and sold, the ones I regret the most was a SIG P-210-6 I bot from a guy who had gotten in Europe in the 1960s and a Belgian Browning HP. 

 

I swear, the SIG slide stop had more machining in it along than any current poly gun sold. I traded mine for a Steyr SSG .308 with good glass, so did OK on paper, but still miss the SIG. At 50 yards, if you did your part you could get touching three round groups. Oh well...

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Joined: 29 May 2008          Location: AZ

spoeni, you are not helping 

 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

This Armalite DEF10 doesn't do anything one of my BCM 5.56 guns won't do for all practical purposes, but at least it's heavier, recoils more, and holds less ammo, so I've got all that going for me... 

 

I thought I had sworn off AR308s but this one was just too cool a toy for me to resist.

 

Originally Posted by vmpgsc:

This Armalite DEF10 doesn't do anything one of my BCM 5.56 guns won't do for all practical purposes, but at least it's heavier, recoils more, and holds less ammo, so I've got all that going for me... 

 

I thought I had sworn off AR308s but this one was just too cool a toy for me to resist.

 

If a rifle could be considered "handsome", that would be a prime candidate.  Well done.

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

HRH (Ret.) The Most Reverend Consig

 

 

 

 

 Joined: 28 Nov 2004: 0037hrs        Location: The worst run state in the U.S

Originally Posted by Consigliere:
Originally Posted by vmpgsc:

This Armalite DEF10 doesn't do anything one of my BCM 5.56 guns won't do for all practical purposes, but at least it's heavier, recoils more, and holds less ammo, so I've got all that going for me... 

 

I thought I had sworn off AR308s but this one was just too cool a toy for me to resist.

 

If a rifle could be considered "handsome", that would be a prime candidate.  Well done.

Thank you for the kind words. The rifle functions well with both the IMI 20 round mag as pictured and the Magpul LR25 25-round mags. It is definitely more manageable a package with the 20-rounders. I've shot a variety of new production and surplus .308 and 7.62x51 and the only round that doesn't work is the surplus West German 150gr DAG (short stroke).

Not mine but the GF recently just bought a Bond Arms derringer with .38/357 barrels. We always kind of thought they where neat but never really considered getting one until we got to meet and spend a little time with Gordon Bond at SHOT earlier this year. He couldn't have been a nicer guy and he was really enthusiastic about his product. Plus we got to mess with them and see how well built they really are. The GF's gun is built like a frickn tank and the craftsmanship is first rate. She mostly uses it for a fun gun and occasionally as a backup when we go on the quads.Now we just need to get all the other caliber barrels!

Here is my survival/woods musketoon:

 

 

 

 

It is an H&R singe shot twelve gauge smooth bore, with a 3.0" chamber, and a barrel cut down to 18.125".

 

It is wearing a Choate () survivor stock set, and home made sling.  

 

The Choate stock allows the gun to be broken down in the field, without tools.

 

 

Both halves of the gun can stow into the side pockets of my ATS RAID II.

 

 

 

The two Safariland shot shell holders, clipped to the sling, give me four on-board reloads + one in the chamber = one box of shells.

 

 

Handling this thing makes me feel Mandalorian as Fett, until I shoot it….boy does this gun kick like a Bantha!  

 

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Originally Posted by LobsterClaw207:

Your MC spraypaint work remains the best I've seen outside from paid professionals. 

 

Thanks for the compliment.  

 

Rattle can Multicam must be my mutant power.  

 

This paint job took me about forty minutes, at the most.

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