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U.S. Army 1918 Dated Smith and Wesson Model 1917 in .45ACP A reliable and widely used six shot, double action revolver that was adopted by the United States Military in 1917, to supplement the standard .45 ACP M1911 pistol during World War I. There were two variations of the M1917, one made by Colt and the other made by Smith & Wesson. They used moon-clips to hold the rimless cartridges in position and to aid in extraction. After World War I, they gained a strong following among civilian shooters. The Smith & Wesson Model 1917 was essentially an adaptation of that company's Second Model .44 Hand Ejector, chambered instead for .45 ACP, employing a shortened cylinder allowing for use of half-moon clips, and a lanyard ring on the of the frame. Smith & Wesson had until then (c. 1915–16) produced the Hand Ejector, which uses their heavy .44 caliber frame, for the British Army in .455 Webley caliber due to shortages in British production facilities of standard-issue Webley Mk VI top-break revolvers. The S&W M1917 is distinguishable from the Colt M1917 in that the S&W cylinder had a shoulder machined into it to permit rimless .45 ACP cartridges to headspace on the case mouth (as with automatic pistols). The S&W M1917 could thus be used without the half-moon clips, though the empty cases would have to be poked-out manually through the cylinder face, since the extractor star cannot engage the rimless cases. The military service of the M1917 did not end with the First World War. The M1917s saw action again during World War II, when it was issued to "specialty troops such as tankers and artillery personnel." During the Korean War they were again issued to support troops. The M1917s were even used by the "tunnel rats" during the Vietnam War. Manufacture- @smithwessoncorp Photo taken by- @averageguns

Chiappa 1892 ‘Trapper’ Carbine in .44 Remington Magnum A reliable and classical replica of the Winchester Model 1892, it makes a great choice for plinking, cowboy action shooting or for medium game hunting. The 1892 is an iconic lever-action repeating rifle designed by John Browning as a smaller, lighter version of his large-frame Model 1886, which replaced the Model 1873 as the company's lever-action for pistol-caliber rounds such as the .44-40, .32-20, etc. With being produced towards the end of the era of the Western Frontier, the 1892 was not as popular as the 1866 and 1873 amongst ranchers and homesteaders as a defensive rifle with the west being much more civilised and bandit possess being far less common. Instead the 1892 and the later 1894, became more commonly used as hunting rifles for medium and large game such as deer and was also used for dispatching predators like coyotes. The 1892 had a scattered production history due to the First and Second World Wars along with the Great Depression decreasing sales and causing Winchester to produce firearms for the war effort. The Model 1892 became very popular during the 50's and 60's with the increase in Western Era movies and TV shows, despite most of them being set prior to the 1892's introduction it was still widely used with them being very common and filling the role of a lever action rifle. Manufacture- @chiappafirearms Restored by- @nechakooutdoors

Marlin Model 44 in 20 Gauge A hammerless pump action shotgun that was offered from the 1920’s until the early 30’s, it was mainly used as a sporting shotgun however this one was was modified by Carl Swebilius into it’s current configuration, with a shortened barrel and pistol grip. This setup would make it better set for a civilian defensive or a police riot gun. Edwin Pugsley put this Model 44 into Cody Firearm Museum’s Winchester collection in 1945. Manufacture- @marlinfirearms_official Photo taken by- @codyfirearmsmuseum

Sako L579 ‘Forester’ in .243 Winchester with a Tasco 6x40 Scope A very high quality and accurate Finnish made bolt action rifle which started production in 1957 and was designed to chamber medium power calibers such as .22-250, .244 and .308 making it a great choice for medium-big game hunting. Manufacture- @sako_international Photo taken by- @xlv4570

Webley Mk IV British Service Revolver in .38/200 (.38S&W or 9x20R) At the end of the First World War, the British military decided that the .455 calibre gun and cartridge was too large for modern military use and after numerous tests and extensive trials that a pistol in .38 caliber firing a 200-grain bullet would be just as effective as the .455 for stopping an enemy. Webley and Scott immediately designed and produced the .38/200 Webley Mk IV revolver, which is nearly identical in appearance to the .455 calibre Mk VI revolver (just scaled down for the smaller cartridge), and this was based on their .38 caliber Webley Mk III pistol, designed for the police and civilian markets. The MK IV is an interesting gun since it served from the early 1930s, and went well into the 1960s! Finally, this specific gun was one of a small handful that was shipped down to the Singapore Police Force (hence the S.P.F on the back) after the war ended. Manufacture- @webleyandscott Photo taken by and description by- @history_of_gunz

Smith and Wesson Model 617 in .22LR with a Hogue Cocobolo grips and an extended cylinder release A ten-shot double action revolver built on S&W’s K-Frame which has been used for the .38 Special Model 10 and Model 15, which were widely used by law enforcement throughout the 20th century. This frame size is a comfortable size for most people to shoot accurately and carry all day, this is handy with a .22 if it’s planned to be used as a woods gun and carried with other gear. With the 617 being a .22LR it has almost no felt recoil with it weighing in at almost 40oz making it a good choice for new shooters, also with it being in .22 ammo is cheap, easy to find at most stores, is lightweight and can be used to hunt small game (the latter two great points for a survival pistol). With the 617 being the same size and having the same controls as most of S&W’s centerfire revolvers, it makes for a great training handgun on a budget. Manufacture- @smithwessoncorp @hogueinc Photo taken by- @holtworks

Springfield Model 1898 Krag Jørgensen in .30-40 Krag A historical and unique rifle which was the first smokeless powder bolt action rifle used by the US military which replaced the Springfield 1873/1884 Trapdoor, in 1893, as their standard service rifle. A distinctive feature of the Krag–Jørgensen action is its magazine. While many other rifles of its era use an integral box magazine loaded by a charger or stripper clip, the magazine of the Krag–Jørgensen is integral with the receiver(the part of the rifle that houses the operating parts), featuring an opening on the right hand side with a hinged cover. Instead of a charger, single cartridges are inserted through the side opening, and are pushed up, around, and into the action by a spring follower. The design presents both advantages and disadvantages compared with a top-loading "box" magazine. Normal loading was one cartridge at a time, and this could be done more easily with a Krag than a rifle with a "box" magazine. In fact, several cartridges can be dumped into the opened magazine of a Krag at once with no need for careful placement, and when shutting the magazine-door the cartridges are forced to line up correctly inside the magazine. The design was also easy to "top off", and unlike most top-loading magazines, the Krag–Jørgensen's magazine could be topped up without opening the rifle's bolt. The Krag–Jørgensen is a popular rifle among collectors, and is valued by shooters for its smooth action. Photo taken by- @milsurp_nation

Smith and Wesson Model 64 in .38 Special with a 4” barrel A six shot, double action revolver developed in 1970 as a stainless steel version of the Model 10. It was widely used by several U.S. police, sheriff and state agencies and was a popular choice in high humid states because the stainless Model 64 was more corrosion and rust resistant than the blued, Model 10. Originally offered in two variants, a 4" taper barrelled square or a 2" round , the Model 64 has since been offered in numerous configurations. The 4" heavy barelled version, introduced in 1974, became a favorite with many police agencies. Five variants were made for NYPD and these revolvers are marked "NY1" as opposed to the more common "NYCPD" marking for department issued guns as these were intended to be purchased by individual officers. It was the first stainless steel revolver authorized for use by NYPD as well as the last revolver approved for use being replaced by 9mm semiautomatic pistols in 1993. Noted for its accuracy, dependability and manageable recoil, the Model 64 is still in use for security, inmate transportation (Corrections), target shooting, formal target competition and personal defense. Manufacture- @smithwessoncorp Photo taken by- @magnumforce34

Bren Gun in .303 British made by Inglis in 1945 A reliable and widely used Commonwealth series of light machine guns (LMG) made by Britain in the 1930s and used in various roles until 1992. The Bren was a licensed version of the Czechoslovak ZGB-33 light machine gun which, in turn, was a modified version of the ZB VZ. 26, which British Army officials had tested during a firearms service competition in the 1930s. While best known for its role as the British and Commonwealth forces' primary infantry LMG in World War II, it was also used in the Korean War and saw service throughout the latter half of the 20th century, including the 1982 Falklands War. Although fitted with a bipod, it could also be mounted on a tripod or vehicle-mounted. The Bren Gun was mainly produced in .303 British with it being the standard issue round amonst the Commonwealth Countries in the Lee Enfield however it was also chambered in 8x56R for Bulgaria and 8x57 for China during World War 2. In the 1950s, many Brens were re-barrelled to accept the 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge and modified to feed from the magazine for the L1 (Commonwealth version of the FN FAL) rifle as the L4 light machine gun. It was replaced in the British Army as the section LMG by the L7 (GPMG), a heavier belt-fed weapon. The Bren was capable of 500 rounds per minute making it very controlable, and resulted in better accuracy over long periods of firing compared to other machine guns such as the MG-42 which would need the barrel to be changed with overheating. The Bren also used a 30 round box magazine that could be easily reloaded by an assistant gunner with it being located on the top. 100 round Pan magazines were available however these were only used for anti-air gun versions of the Bren. Photo taken by- @canadianwarlord Owned by- @ozarkmachinegun

Colt Bisley Model in .38 W.C.F. restored by Turnbull Restoartion made in 1905 The Colt Bisley was introduced in 1894 as a target pistol. The name Bisley came from the famous firing range in Bisley, England. The Colt Bisley can be distinguished by the longer grip, the wider hammer spur, and the wider trigger. The distinguishing feature of the Bisley Target Model is the topstrap, which is flat and fitted with a sliding rear sight, adjustable for windage only. The revolvers were supplied with different blades for elevation. The Bisley mainspring is longer than the SAA mainspring, and the two are not interchangeable; it is attached to the hammer with a stirrup via a forked upper end. The serial numbers are stamped on the frame, the backstrap and the trigger-guard at the end of production, with tiny dies. The most common calibers were .32-20, .38-40, .45 Colt, .44-40, .41 Colt, and the British calibers .450 Eley and .455 Eley. Most Bisley Standard Model Revolvers shipped to a United States address were not used for target shooting, but for self-defense, because the grip and hammer were ideal for fast shooting. The late 1890's with increased urbanization in the West suggests the possibility that many of these pistols were companions to the lever action rifles of the same period and that the low slung hammer, less backstrap, and short barrel may have suited the city dwelling suit coat wearing clientele who still found themselves outdoors not only on horses but in buggies and automobiles. The need for man stopping bullets was decreasing in urbanized environments, although in semi-urban areas, a pistol like the Bisley would be suitable for discouraging both four legged and two legged "varmints" while also suitable for collecting supper along the road. The Bisley may mark a movement to a more civilized West. Manufacture- @coltfirearms Restored by- @turnbull_restoration

Mossberg 500 in 12 Gauge The Model 500 is a rugged and reliable pump action shotgun and was first developed in 1960 and became very popular amongst hunters, militaries and law enforcement and is still widely used today. It is a very ergonomic shotgun with it featuring a tang mounted safety which is very easy to use and can be used by right or left handed shooters. The 500 also does not have the shell elevator in the way when the pump is forward, this makes it very easy to load and prevents your thumb from getting caught while loading like on most shotguns. This makes it a great defensive or hunting shotgun with it being easy to operate and has a smooth action. Manufacture- @mossbergcorp Photo taken by- @doomcrew_shotguns

Enfield M1917 in .30-06 Springfield A reliable and historical bolt action rifle, the U.S. Model of 1917 was an adapted version of the earlier .303 P14, which was produced by numerous US companies such as Winchester and Remington for the British military due their lack of Lee Enfield rifles at the start of the First World War. When the U.S. entered the war, it had a similar need for rifles. The Springfield Armory had delivered approximately 843,000 M1903 Springfield rifles, but due to the difficulties in production, rather than re-tool the Pattern 14 factories to produce the standard U.S. rifle, the M1903 Springfield, it was realized that it would be much quicker to adapt the British design for the U.S. .30-06 Springfield cartridge. Numerically, it was the main rifle used by the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I. The Danish Slædepatruljen Sirius still use the M1917, which performs reliably in Arctic conditions, as their service weapon. Today the M1917 is a great collector's rifle due to it's rich history and would also make a unique hunting rifle. Photo taken by- @hookedonguns

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