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beetle
01-09-2011, 6:45 PM
First a shout out to the crew at Valkyrie Arms in Milpitas. It was super easy to transfer these C&R items in from out of state. Thanks Valkyrie!!!

I was a good boy in 2010, so Santa brought in a bunch of new toys for me in December. I finally got around to taking pictures of them.

Let's start with the Mausers. I collect Mauser pistols, so I added a few to the collection:

The pocket pistols of 1910/1914 and 1934
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/mauserpp-1.JPG

These are nice little pistols that are easily concealed. I can see why they are called the pocket pistols. One interesting tidbit, notice the little nub at the end of the frame? Indeed, these are striker fired pistols! We commonly associate striker fire with modern pistols like the glock/xd/M&P, but striker fire was already in use waaaay back in 1910!

Next up is a police marked Mauser HSc.
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/mauserhsc.JPG

The HSc was issued to to the german army, navy, and police. In addition, military personnel not issed a sidearm commonly purchased the HSc from the commercial market. As a result many HSc pistols became war souveniers and returned with American troops.

The addition of these three mauser pistols makes my mauser family pretty complete:
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/mauserpistolsmall.jpg
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/mauserfamilysmall.jpg

In addition to the mauser pistols, I also picked up the following PPK. I liked it because of the original accessories (walther tin box, oil bottle, cleaning cloth, and original instructions). This is a Nazi police model (eagle N, eagle C):

I liked the way this pic came out. So much so I'm using it for my avatar for now.
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/ppk-1.JPG
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/ppk-2.JPG

(to be continued next post due to maximum # of images allowed in post)

beetle
01-09-2011, 6:47 PM
Next up I also picked up a couple of rilfes:

First up is a dual stamp G/K43. I believe the mount to be a (pretty good) repro, and the scope to be a post-war Czech ZF4. The scope case appears to be original:

http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/g43-1.JPG
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/g43-2.JPG

Finally my favorite for the year was delivered in December:
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/johnsonbig.JPG
http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/johnson2.JPG

Overall 2010 was a good year for my C&R collection :D

Hope you guys enjoyed the pics!

wilit
01-09-2011, 6:51 PM
Wow. Quite a collection. Great pics too. Next on my list is a Luger.

67Roadster
01-09-2011, 6:56 PM
Awesome collection...and great picture taking.

You must of dropped a bundle in 2010. :patriot:

Noonanda
01-09-2011, 7:03 PM
how much did the G/K-43 set you back? I remember when I got into collecting back in 2003/2004 when I would see them for 1K at the Tulsa Gunshow. Now you dont see em for under 2K

NYY
01-09-2011, 7:25 PM
Nice collection man!

OHOD
01-09-2011, 7:57 PM
I was digging your collection a lot!
But then I came to the Johnson....fell off my chair in pure delight.

Wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing.

Anchors
01-09-2011, 8:58 PM
Awesome. Soo clean and great pictures!

Milsurp Collector
01-09-2011, 9:23 PM
You have great taste, very nice!

trashman
01-09-2011, 9:31 PM
Wow - just wow - great pics, and GREAT taste in guns!

--Neill

jackandblood
01-09-2011, 9:50 PM
A *good* year... you son of a :D Really those pics are spectacular. I'd submit them to wikipedia and other online references for topics like: WW2 handguns (German), Curio and Relic, and for some of the specific makes and models.

joefrank64k
01-09-2011, 10:00 PM
That 1910 and that Johnson are beautiful! Nice! :D

iareConfusE
01-09-2011, 10:06 PM
Those are sweet.

DasBoost
01-10-2011, 9:56 AM
Wow, this thread made my Monday... Very nice collection. Love the Walther, those lines are classic. That Broomhandle is pretty BA also.

rojocorsa
01-10-2011, 12:03 PM
Oh, I remember [very] briefly speaking with you the last time I was at Valkyrie. I remember seeing the 1910/1914 pistols, but I didn't know you had a PPK too.

She's a beauty.

mosinnagantm9130
01-10-2011, 12:19 PM
Holy crap! Talk about spending spree!

I'm digging the G43 myself.

longhairchris
01-10-2011, 2:36 PM
Stunning collection you have there. Nice pics too!

Dr.Mauser
01-10-2011, 3:50 PM
Nice collection!!

morrcarr67
01-10-2011, 4:00 PM
excuse me, I need some time to be alone.

OK, I'm back.

Now that's what I call "GUN PORN"

WOW!!!!!! that's a great Mauser collection. I'm very green right now. :D

beetle
01-10-2011, 6:44 PM
thanks everyone for the kind comments :) Always fun to share with fellow enthusiasts!

.22guy
01-10-2011, 6:49 PM
Good lord, what do you do for a living?

Nice collection, thanks for sharing!!

westcoast362
01-10-2011, 6:51 PM
Those are in outstanding condition. A nice collection indeed.

1-M-42
01-10-2011, 7:53 PM
Will you adopt me???

Outstanding group, I'm very envious.

Technical question: what camera and settings did you use??

Saigon1965
01-10-2011, 8:09 PM
Excellent and thank you for sharing - What will 2011 bring -

Bhobbs
01-10-2011, 8:32 PM
Wow nice M1941.

BigFatGuy
01-10-2011, 8:42 PM
But then I came to the Johnson....fell off my chair in pure delight.


.sig material, right there.

Scout2Diesel
01-10-2011, 8:49 PM
Extraordinary post!

Thanks for the looksee

beetle
01-10-2011, 9:00 PM
Will you adopt me???

Outstanding group, I'm very envious.

Technical question: what camera and settings did you use??

For the pistols I'm using a cheapie light box and $5 lamps from target:

http://www.employees.org/~beetle/phototut/equipment.JPG

but you can easily make your own out of a paper box and white trash bags

http://www.employees.org/~beetle/phototut/plastic2.JPG

For the rifles I use 4 pieces of foam board and 2 pieces of white project paper from Michels. The paper is for the bottom. I then place the foam board on either side and on the rear of the paper.

I'm using a Canon 7D camera with a combination of 16-35, 24-70, or 100 Macro lenses.

Note that it's possible to get great pictures without expensive equipment. The key is good indirect lighting and the use of a tripod. I think there is a photo guide somewhere on this forum (although I've never read it). Alternatively here is a tutorial that I put together for the lugerforum.

Photographing Firearms PDF (http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/PhotographingFirearms.pdf)

Blaze Kenobi
01-13-2011, 9:11 AM
Wow! I need to get my C&R ASAP!!!! Now imagine those guns with a super hot model!

furyous68
01-13-2011, 10:01 AM
Beautiful guns! I know nothing about the Johnson... is that beast belt fed? I see the Semi-Automatic designation in the picture, but ejection area looks like it's for a belt fed system to me.