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Nyles 04-10-2010 07:26 AM

It's finally home...
 
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Well, after more than 6 months, almost $400 in shipping fees and innumerable headaches, I finally have the PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle I bought before coming to Afghanistan. For perspective, I'm leaving in less than a month.

As you can see, it's huge! My father is not a tall man, but it's a good picture of the size and weight of the thing. The gun cabinet is full of my WW1 German and Finnish rifles - meaning Mosin-Nagants with 31" barrels and Mausers / Gewehr 88s with 29" barrels. Not small rifles. As you can see, storage is gonna be an issue.

S&Wshooter 04-10-2010 07:30 PM

It must be a pain to get ammo for it. Nice rifle

Nyles 04-11-2010 01:14 PM

I've got 15 rounds. Too bad I can't bring ammo home, there's lots of it over here.

Markost 04-11-2010 04:41 PM

Good for you Nyles, thatīs a huge baby :D

S&Wshooter 04-12-2010 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Nyles (Post 13005)
I've got 15 rounds. Too bad I can't bring ammo home, there's lots of it over here.

15 is never enough. I don't care if the gun can destroy the whole universe with one shot, it's still not enough

Excalibur 04-12-2010 02:49 AM

Have you shot it yet?

Nyles 04-12-2010 07:37 AM

Actually, at $40 a pop, I think 15 rounds is a pretty reasonable number to have.

And no, I haven't shot it. Because I'm still in Afghanistan.

S&Wshooter 04-12-2010 08:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Nyles (Post 13020)
Actually, at $40 a pop, I think 15 rounds is a pretty reasonable number to have.

And no, I haven't shot it. Because I'm still in Afghanistan.

I bet you can't wait though

Nyles 04-13-2010 02:38 AM

Oh, definately. Gotta find somewhere with an appropriate backstop though.

S&Wshooter 04-13-2010 02:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Nyles (Post 13033)
Oh, definately. Gotta find somewhere with an appropriate backstop though.

That's gonna be a bitch. Congrats on the badass cannon though. Hopefully it won't take your arm off

Mandolin1 04-13-2010 02:10 PM

That thing is HUGE!!!

Excalibur 04-13-2010 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Mandolin1 (Post 13041)
That thing is HUGE!!!

That's what she said

Zulu Two Six 04-13-2010 09:14 PM

^*sarcasm* Oh hahaha! *sarcasm*
immaturity! hahahaha! so funny

nice, that's gonna be hard to find a place to shoot at.

Markost 04-15-2010 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Zulu Two Six (Post 13044)
nice, that's gonna be hard to find a place to shoot at.

Go to Mexico,

http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/8/...mors2_LAR2.jpg

kill some shriekers and hit your truckīs engine block :D

Mandolin1 04-15-2010 02:09 PM

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The gun in Tremors II was "only" a .50 BMG. I don't want to know what 14.5x114 or whatever it is would do.

Nyles 04-19-2010 06:43 PM

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Ok, one last stupid gun while I'm still making overseas pay... I wasn't going to buy anything else completely retarded, but you sure don't see these very often. Yes, it's all real.

Excalibur 04-19-2010 07:12 PM

That thing's going to be awesome...and a bit heavy

S&Wshooter 04-19-2010 09:01 PM

If you ever run empty (not very likely :D) with that thing, it's heavy enough to bludgeon someone to death with ease

Zulu Two Six 04-19-2010 09:38 PM

with all due respect
SHIT!
im so jealous of you, my friend collects lugers, he has 2. one from his grandfather during WW2 and another he bought somewhere.
he will kill you if he sees that

Nyles 04-20-2010 02:56 AM

Thanks. The Luger (Lange Pistole 08) is all-matching & made in 1917, and so is the drum. These are very neat pistols, they're commonly called Artillery Lugers, but in actual fact they're found mostly with unit marks from infantry regiments. In 1917 they were issued on a scale of 10 per company for issue to trench raiders and assault troops, and widely issued to stormtrooper battalions. It took up pretty much the entire years production, so this one you can pretty much guarantee was used by one or the other.

The other really cool thing about it is that the trommel mag is specifically exempt from magazine capacity restrictions due to it's rarity and historical signficance. So it is, as far as I know, the only pistol in Canada that can legally hold more than 10 rounds.

Now I just need the original holster and stock, which will probably end up being another 1K down the drain... going to make do with reproductions for awhile on that one.

S&Wshooter 04-20-2010 08:04 PM

Now you can be an example to the Gov't of how high capacity guns don't cause people to rampage

Nyles 04-21-2010 02:46 AM

Well, the thing about the trommel is that it's basically impossible to load more than 10-12 rounds without the loading tool anyways.

So there's another $500...

ManiacallyChallenged 05-08-2010 08:31 PM

I guess this probably counts as necroposting, but I'm very curious;
what is the technique to shooting a Luger with the snail mag? Do you have to hold it some special way? Or just do a ton of bicep curls before?

Nyles 05-09-2010 04:47 AM

Well, the trommel was only ever intended to be used with the stock. Using it just as a pistol would be retarded. You hold the pistol with your right hand, stock in the shoulder, left hand under the drum. It's actually pretty awkward.

On a side note, I've picked up a reproduction holster / stock and found a guy in Europe selling a loading tool fro $600. Sadly thats a good deal, the tools are 3 times rarer than the drums. And the drums are rare!


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