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  1. Who are some of the best synthetic ivory...

    Who are some of the best synthetic ivory makers/manufacturers?
  2. I'd like to help you clean out your holster...

    I'd like to help you clean out your holster locker by at least a couple. How to ID my selections is puzzling so let me just describe 2 of them. The 1st is a RVN era black shoulder rig for the M1911...
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    As a birthday gift from a grandson last year I...

    As a birthday gift from a grandson last year I was given an iTarget Trainer with a couple different caliber modules (45, .357, & 9mm). He set it up on our lanai which is 30 ft wide. He was concerned...
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    Sticky: Who carried the M1917 45s?

    As I reread these postings just about everything about these century-old handguns is shown except who they were issued to. I assume many field officers (O-1 to O-5) and senior NCOs carried them. ...
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    I've been trying to buy one of these but can't...

    I've been trying to buy one of these but can't find a dealer. Any suggestions? What are they selling for? I thought I had one here in Sarasota but they say they don't have them. Ed
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    I'm from the distant past when I was issued a...

    I'm from the distant past when I was issued a M1911 that rattled when you shook it. I found a M16 that I trotted and bought a Browning HP 9mm from an ARVN officer. My son carried M9 in Iraq &...
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    I've been trying to buy one of these but can't...

    I've been trying to buy one of these but can't find a dealer. Any suggestions? What are they selling for? I thought I had one here in Sarasota but they say they don't have them. Ed
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    Thanks for the info. I'm a former Mauser Auto...

    Thanks for the info. I'm a former Mauser Auto guy so I misspoke when I mentioned the side plate. In any case these two Colts have only one serial number (xxxxAM) which is on the bottom of the frame...
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    Many thanks to all respondents. You guys always...

    Many thanks to all respondents. You guys always seem to come through with the kind of detailed information we all seem to want. I for one am extremely pleased to know a lot more about these two...
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    COLT 2nd Gen Pair

    I recently acquired a consecutively numbered cased pair of new and apparently unfired, 7 1/2 bbl., .45 cal. SAA. Beautiful guns - no pics yet. I have a question about the serial numbers which are...
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    Sticky: Hi Dave -- I recently learned of Buck's passing...

    Hi Dave --
    I recently learned of Buck's passing and commented that I hoped somebody would continue his fascinating research. Vic replied that he though you might be doing just that or know who is. ...
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    Sticky: Hey Buck -- I was browsing through the on-line...

    Hey Buck --
    I was browsing through the on-line catalog of a current gun auction in Frewsburg, NY which has a nice Colt M1917 Service Revolver. It had a couple pretty good pics of the serial numbers...
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    Sticky: Haggis -- I've long been retired and I have...

    Haggis --
    I've long been retired and I have numerous time consuming interests but I envy your research and your devotion to it. As I recall a couple months ago I made my small contribution to your...
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    I have been looking for a Johnson SA Rifle for...

    I have been looking for a Johnson SA Rifle for years and have only seen two I could handle. Of course I'd prefer a USMC hand-me-down but a civilian model would be a great stand in. I'd appreciate...
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    Sticky: My Colt M1917

    Acquired 2018 gun show in Tampa. Original walnut stocks with dings & dents. High luster 99% blued finish with sharp text & horse. No. 74xxx on butt w/intact blued swivel lanyard loop. Crane &...
  16. I've only been on the Forum for a few months but...

    I've only been on the Forum for a few months but I have been a collector for about 65 years. My interests over the years have changed a couple times but I always seem to come back to American...
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    Thanks for the welcome to the list. My dad was...

    Thanks for the welcome to the list. My dad was from Sherbrooke and two cousins in nearby Lennoxville were building unique hunting rifles for a few years.
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    Proud to have served and happy to be on this list.

    Proud to have served and happy to be on this list.
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    Morning Skysoldier -- Sorry for the delay in...

    Morning Skysoldier --
    Sorry for the delay in answering your question re: Pathfinder School. My Pathfinder personna nothing so honorable. As a brand new 2LT in a self-propelled 155 mm artillery...
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    An Old Military Collector

    I signed on to the forum a couple months ago and have thoroughly enjoyed reading a wide variety of posts. A city boy I got my first rifle, a Marlin 39A, at age 12. By age 18 I was buying & selling...
  21. Beautiful collection although I was almost...

    Beautiful collection although I was almost blinded by the high luster blueing! Actually I'm just envious but I'd be buffing every day so ......
    How did that Beretta get in with those beauties?
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    As a long dedicated American Military Small Arms...

    As a long dedicated American Military Small Arms Collector, I've dabbled in American coins as well. A misspelling in a coin, while extremely rare and I've never seen one, is occasional and the value...
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    Hey Oberon, you did a great primer on the M1903s...

    Hey Oberon, you did a great primer on the M1903s & M1908s in 3 or 4 paragraphs. Moreover you did a pretty good one on the various types & grips, etc as well. I used to rely on my 1950s vintage copy...
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    I got caught in an ArmsList scam last year. We...

    I got caught in an ArmsList scam last year. We had a bank to bank transfer receipt which provided the guy's name.address & acct #. He spoke to a bank officer acknowledging receipt of the funds yet...
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    Lumberjack -- I think you are right as I have...

    Lumberjack -- I think you are right as I have been looking to upgrade for awhile and I haven't seen a pristine model like this anywhere. If you don't mind my asking how much did you have to give for...
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