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Old 12-20-2010, 05:55 PM
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Default My Christmas present to myself...

Aside from going down to Mexico to visit my folks (which is really THEIR present), I decided to get myself a Christmas present this year. I bought myself a very interesting antique Belgian-made Frontier Bulldog revolver, because the price was right. These Belgian copies of the Webley Bulldog are very common antiques, but normally they're pocket-sized .32s, and this is definately a holster-sized .44 (registered as a .44-40 but I can almost guarantee it's not), and with the lanyard ring and trigger guard spur it's a very interesting mystery piece.

But then something else came up that I couldn't refuse because they're so uncommon here in Canada. It's an all-original, very nice condition US Springfield Model 1861 rifle-musket with bayonet. And no, it is not a reproduction - it was made by Norwich in 1863, thereby unseating my Snider-Enfield Mk.I as the oldest gun in my collection.

The irony is, the Springfield is going to be alot easier to shoot than the Bulldog...
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:04 PM
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This is mine. Saved about $60 from what they usually sell for, would have been about $90. But had to pay damn state tax. This is what I originally wanted (but in parkerized) when I bought my Para GI Expert which has since been traded.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:36 PM
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As a Christmas gift, my father is trading his Winchester 1300 12 Ga w/ extended mag tube for my High Standard 1911
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I got my 1894c for hunting season, my early xmas gift was a new case. On my birthday it will be handgun time, and next hunting season a ruger 77 hawkeye all weather .308 with a good scope.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:52 AM
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Those are some fine firearms, Nyles. At this point you could probably open a museum
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