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Old 09-18-2016, 10:26 AM
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Default What is your most elegant firearm?

Well?

Mine is my Pattern 1853 Enfield Snider conversion.

I will let the pics speak for themselves (credit for the photos goes to the guy who sold it to me - he is a much better photographer than I).












This is meant to be a pic thread, please post 'em up......looking for ELEGANCE above all.....what's your favorite?
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My great grandfathers 2 hunting rifles. He used them in India around 1921. Took a cheetah, water buffalo and others. Among the 2, the 9mm Manlicher Schonauer is elegant, is an understatement. The other, I have no idea of the caliber, is just massive. I'll post a pic tomorrow.
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Old 10-25-2016, 9:17 PM
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Very nice Snider. Here is my Snider from Nepal.
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C96 made in 1916.



Or this 1964 production (which makes it a C&R) Python.
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Beautiful firearms guys, I would post mine but the pictures don't do it justice. My most elegant is an usinussed Persian 98/29 Mauser.
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A few of those....A couple of that....but just enough to have fun :D
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C96 made in 1916.



Or this 1964 production (which makes it a C&R) Python.
Very nice pistols.

Reminds me of an artillery Luger.
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Just the one in my avatar.
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C96 made in 1916.



Or this 1964 production (which makes it a C&R) Python.
That Broomhandle is a thing of beauty.
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This is my Son's most elegant.......







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I forgot to add this to my earlier post:

Cased Colt 1851 Navy.
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I forgot to add this to my earlier post:

Cased Colt 1851 Navy.
Oh wow....that is elegant for sure. A beauty.
I don't think I could bring myself to fire that.
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I'll have to post pictures later but I have a 60 plus caliber handmade black powder rifle with a green oak stock where someone carved the whole stock but with everything raised not glued on or carved into the wood. I have never seen another one. Pictures later when I get time after Christmas
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Damn.
This thread truly is gun porn.
So many sexy azz guns.
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Elegant - bah, humbug, in my eyes the MG42 is the most elegant of firearms.



Photographed by a Tin-plate camera.



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Geez you guys, some beautiful guns.
Mine are all just tools.
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Love those Daguerreotypes/Tintypes of your MG42, very cool!
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Elegant - bah, humbug, in my eyes the MG42 is the most elegant of firearms.



Photographed by a Tin-plate camera.



Do you shoot that at the Big Sandy Shoot? Friend has a DS. Its a lot of fun too shoot.
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This thread ought to be about the 'rarest' firearms
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Here's mine:
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Wow, I don't own anything close to you guys'. Mine is probably a Swedish Mauser.
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I don't think there's anything 'elegant' about an MG42.
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1913 DWM Luger.

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I'm going to go with my 1957 S&W .357 pre "model number" five screw frame with factory target grips.

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Most elegant? Hard to pick.
Handgun:
1916 Dated DWM Imperial Luger, refinished with a deep Belgian blue, and all internals jeweled in the early 60's by the master gunsmith at Miroku in Japan.


Rifle:
Winchester Model 1885 HiWall in .32/40, made in 1886. Wollensak 4x scope added in the 30's.


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Stefano Fausti DEA .410 SxS

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