The wishlist

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by Bouillabaisse, Dec 6, 2011.

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  1. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    My mother's been going on at me to clear out a load of "junk" that's cluttering up her house. Understandable really, since I moved out over 20 years ago. So rooting through the cupboards I found a big stash of old gun magazines from the 80's, ranging from the sensible Guns Review to (a very few) odd survivalist mags. Anyway, I've carted them all home with a view to sticking them on ebay and have started reading them, as you do. It seems 15 year old me took a lot of thought selecting guns from the adverts and highlighting the ones I wanted. The choices centred around a FAL of some sort, or an M14 or Garand (it's probable I wanted all three), a Mauser Broomhandle, a rather tacky looking AK-alike in .22 and a Browning Hi-Power. What were your teenage gun dreams? And to pre-empt the standard replies, there was also a stack of Playboys in the pile. But they're not for sale.
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  3. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Oh yes - Stg 44 - in 1982 to you sir, in semi-auto £345
  4. What survivalist mags have you got? I've still got my collection of SWAT from the mid 80's, minus the first few editions. When I got a de-activated UZI for my 18th birthday, I had field stripped it in seconds all thanks to the articles contained in the magazines.

  5. Seriously...Jesus I was born too late. Those replica jobs that are on the market now...Dietrich Sport Systems or whatever they call them are nearly €2.500!!!
  6. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    As a teenager all I really wanted was a new BMX and a sniff of Rachel C** in year 10's axe wound.

    You weird gun freaks.
  7. Dera Santa, I want an underlever "cowboy" style repeater in .45 long colt. And a pump action shotgun chambered for 12 guage 3.5 inch supermag.
  8. When I was a teenager I wanted a Browning B25 Superposed stack-barrelled shotgun, I was understandably disappointed when I was given a Winchester .410... Nowadays I want a William & Son Sidelock 12-bore side by side, however at £46,500 plus vat this will undoubtedly remain on my wishlist. Unless there is a very generous patron/sugar daddy out there I will have to stick with my Beretta!
  9. I remember articles in magazines about the Stg 44 stating how rare they were, museums and rich private collections only. Then suddenly they were all over the shagging shop. I reckon Mr Cummings still has boxes full of them stashed in his warehouses around and about the place. Common sense really, Adolf was'nt going to build a production line to only knock out a few hundred examples of an assault rifle and then Mr Cummings went around after WW2 collecting and cleaning up stuff for the allied powers.

    If you ever get a chance have a read of this. He tells a few stories about driving around europe after WW2 collecting arms from ditches, barns and warehouses: Deadly Business: Sam Cummings, Interarms, and the Arms Trade (9780393017663): Patrick Brogan, Albert Zarca: Books
  10. Much good it will do him - he died in 1998.
  11. Quite fancy a 25Pdr; but where on earth do find a civvy range you can fire one on?
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  12. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    There were a couple of **** Britih ones - articles on best crossbow for a post-apocalyptic world, that sort of thing. I think even 15 year old me knew they were rubbish - there weren't many.