Another New Member: Weapons Collector
Posted 27 July 2019 - 02:34 AM
Ive been collecting militaria for years, here and there. Ive mostly been interested in World War II, but recently Ive been researching and in to Korea and Vietnam. Much of my interest is weapon-related: guns, grenades, associated web gear, etc. . I started out 25 years ago building a collection of deactivated WWII submachine and machine guns, doing restorations on each, and collecting the associated gear.
I look forward to learning from this forum, and hopefully adding some knowledge or insight as well.
Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:25 AM
Welcome, hope you will post some pictures, I am looking for a none firing M2HB 50 cal. for my halftrack and M4 high speed tractor. cheers
Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:47 AM
Posted 30 July 2019 - 06:46 AM
Posted 30 July 2019 - 08:28 AM
Great collection! Like the MG34, had for some time a demilled by my own. Like the BAR, too, a very interesting weapon. A friend of mine ownes a Chauchat, the first automatic weapon US troops used in World War I when send to France. It seems in Europe the market for demilled guns will be more restricted so the time of model guns comes.
Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:09 AM
My goal was to have a submachine and machine gun from every major player in World War II; Japan is the most elusive, most expensive, so that is the hole in my collection. Some I bough deactivated, some I purchased as parts kits and rebuilt/ deactivated myself. All except the Russian DP28 (and models) I refinished myself. I like the idea of collecting different designs of the same object, seeing different ideas and methods of manufacture, and the history each gun carries with it.
Posted 01 August 2019 - 05:27 AM
Don`t know if there is any model gun of the Typ 100 submachine gun of the Imperial Japanese Army.
Posted 01 August 2019 - 09:48 AM
The M3 Greasegun is a airsoft model made by ARES, it’s made of stamped metal and is really close to the real thing, including the bead weld the goes all the way around it. The MP40 is a MGC68, and I even have the letter from the government declaring it a “non-gun”.
Posted 02 August 2019 - 08:13 AM
Very nice grenade display, top notch.
Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:32 PM
I just put that together, the case and shelves inside. I think it turned out decent.
By the way, my Japanese grenade is missing the top cap and pin/pull string- if anyone has a line on where I could get those, it would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:53 AM
Ever seen a Marlin UD-42 submachine gun? Saw it in the Batterie Todt museum at Calais.
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