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Which is why I am an accumulator, not a collector.

Found a wonderful FR8 Mauser today, and cannot wait to shoot it. I have wanted one of these for a while, but the supply had seemed to dry up. i shot my friends a few years ago and man to they have some kick lol. I was always intrigued by the design and love the old mauser actions. Having a short, fast handling bolt action carbine in 308 sounds like it is going to be a pretty nice addition. I know they are not much to look at and are kind of a bastard child but I have a soft spot for the more unusual stuff.

If you are unaware of these things do a google search and read some of the history, pretty interesting stuff!




 

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My gun taste is all over the place .If it says Colt, I want it. I realize to all the purists , since I don't have a " theme " ( SAA , 1911 , Python ) ....I'm not . I have 26 Colts in 12 calibers, and no other maker in my collection . Which is why I'm a Colt collector, not an accumulator. I have a Winchester 101 from my grandfather- and the only other firearm is a Remington 11/87 supermag - because I grew up shooting clays & wings with an 1100. At the time of purchase I 'd never seen or heard of a Colt shotgun. Since then ,I've purchased three. Funny thing is ,I don't own the most iconic Colts - The hogleg & slabside. For me, they're not practical carry guns. I'm not a 19th century gunslinger,20th century soldier or 21st century operator. I am a Colt collector. My Remington and Winchester aren't even allowed in my Liberty safe. All my Colts are shooters except my Z40 since its NIB, and my 6" B STS has been retired-since it's worth 3 to 4 thousand and will keep increasing . I paid $ 585 for it in '98, and it will never be holstered again - under my leather trench eagerly awaiting a Winchester silvertip reload (my modern day cowboy Lone Ranger rig). Some day I might sell/trade it - only to have 2 Colts for one. The only other I would sell/trade would be any of my .22's- Colteer,Stagecoach, Scout and Trooper. Again, only to replace with Colts I'd rather have. To me, .22's biggest attributes are the inexpensive cost of shooting 100's and 1000's of rounds , and easier marksmanship proficiency . I purchased the .22's because they were available and affordable. I would rather shoot centerfire.My collection is my son's inheritance, I have no savings or retirement. I also buy Colt memorabilia when I see , like and can afford. My last purchase was an NIB blue necktie w/ Rampant Colt. It was from gunbroker ,along with my last ten or so firearm purchases- you all know Colts are really not common in gunshops.When it arrived , I told my wife I wanted to be buried in it ..... If I don't wear it to church or a wedding first. As far as a " themed " collection , I would personally have a Colt Sauer, Colt Thompson and a Boa - rather than 3 SAA's . I don't see myself owning any of these- except a Sauer. However, I will attain a Peacemaker - probably dual cylinder..... and she will end up sleeping in a velvet lined case. And I will acquire a 1911 - probably .38 super , since I don't have that caliber . My dream guns are a 4" blue Python with real ivory and a blue New Agent .45 DA also wearing ivory....... I WILL PUT THEM TOGETHER SOME DAY! The one Colt that slipped through my fingers ,that I missed by a week - a Colt Cowboy in solid blue . I saw it at a PawnShop NIB ........no case color(anyone ever see? )and no sale on payday !
 

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I think that's a very decent rifle Rob, and the Mauser action has always been very reliable.

I sure would like to be a fly on the wall of that room though Rob. I'm wondering what those two penguins on your desk are cooking up with regard to that nasty Exxon spill on your desk.

Bud


Which is why I am an accumulator, not a collector.

Found a wonderful FR8 Mauser today, and cannot wait to shoot it. I have wanted one of these for a while, but the supply had seemed to dry up. i shot my friends a few years ago and man to they have some kick lol. I was always intrigued by the design and love the old mauser actions. Having a short, fast handling bolt action carbine in 308 sounds like it is going to be a pretty nice addition. I know they are not much to look at and are kind of a bastard child but I have a soft spot for the more unusual stuff.

If you are unaware of these things do a google search and read some of the history, pretty interesting stuff!

 

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That is a really nice Rifle, and a nice length also, almost a Carbine I suppose, or maybe it is a Carbine.

Were these all .308 from the Factory then?

And, were they all this finish originally?
 
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