Saturday, December 31, 2005

Gun P0rn for Uncle

Say Uncle has a list of helpful hints on how to get linked to and read by him:

Now, if you want me to read, it’s easy. Two words: Gun porn.

We're already on Uncle's blogroll, but hey, what's wrong with some harmless link-whoring? Besides, I don't think I've ever posted gun p0rn here. So what Uncle wants, Uncle gets.

In preface, I don't think my collection is too, um, exciting. Due to finances and new babies I've had to pare down the number of guns I own to the bare minimum necessary to enjoy the shooting sports, and they're all common "sporting weapons" bought at the local sporting goods store. No salacious Class III guns here.

The first is my old deer-whacker, a Savage Model 110E in .270 Win. Bought it used at a pawn shop in '89 for $225. Shot my first buck with it. I sold it off a couple of years ago to a co-worker, and he used it to take down a nice 4-point muley last fall. I included it here for sentimental reasons.

This one is probably a little more exciting. It's a Springfield Armory 1911, probably a veteran of World War I and II. My late uncle bought it at a hardware shop in Idaho some 55 years ago for $50 (no Form 4473 or background check was required back then). My brother inherited it, and I now have custody because El-ahrairah is busy being an International Man of Mystery in Europe and Iraq.

My Mossberg 12 Model 500 12 gauge, shown here on the porch of our Idaho cabin in Goblin-Whacking/Bear Medicine mode. I took it with me this past year to keep the local bear -- who's been trying to break into the cabin -- honest.

This one is the closest to an Eeevil Plastic Assault Weapon that I have. My Mini-14, with a Scary-Looking M-14 style flash suppressor attached (I ended up taking it off, because it adversely affected the accuracy of the rifle). Now that the AW ban has finally disappeared, I've been thinking of adding a plastic pistol-grip stock.

Finally, since others are showing Uncle their Garands, here's my old Garand, Springfield Armory, Serial #24X,XXX. A World War II relic purchased from the DCM back in '95 for only $250. It was fully rebuilt with a new barrel and bolt and shot like a dream. Alas, my old boss greatly coveted it and I finally had to sell it to him to keep the family van running. That has turned out to be one of the most-regretted decisions of my life (next to selling off my '68 Cougar in high school).

UPDATE: Just to clarify, this is not my full collection. I saved those photos for another p0rn post.


At 7:38 AM, Blogger The Great El-ahrairah said...

Yup, I know what you mean about selling off guns. I had to sell off my Glock 17 to pay off some debt along with another Colt .45 that I had. The Colt had a nasty habit of denting the brass that was ejected so that they couldn't be reloaded. If you are going to show pictures of Eeevviiilll Mini-14's, you should show a picture of mine. It's much better than yours because it says that it was "Made in the 200th year of American liberty."

At 4:08 PM, Blogger Fugger Nutter said...

Nice Porn :)

I have had to sell a few myself when times were bad and it hurt. I am almost back up to my full inventory.

I just blogged a gun porn entry for you if ya feel like checking it out.


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