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Title: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on February 13, 2016, 12:14:03 am
So I'll dump it all in one post

This is a Congolese Ikakalaka, about 50-75 years old.

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/GaryIndian1_zpsc0r0qfyx.jpg)

Luftwaffe dress dagger, late war.

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/GaryLuft1_zpslm6efd5y.jpg)


(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/GaryLuft2_zps4m2oihqs.jpg)


Indonesian Keris, layered iron and nickel (pamor) etched to show the colors.  The hilt is carved hippo tooth. 1850-1900


(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/GaryKris1_zpswujpmjos.jpg)


(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/GaryKris2_zpstczdtkt2.jpg)


(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/GaryKris8_zpslplbsnaz.jpg)


1862 Colt Pocket Navy, factory converted to .38 RF. I made the holster based on an original police holster.

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/20150606_204425_zps65aik8sv.jpg)

.44 Automag, High Standard contract.

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/20150606_190145_zpss1djm63d.jpg)

Milled some more ARs
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/Forings2_zpsf844d556.jpg)

S&W Triple Lock, .44 Special
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/Triple01_zps73142485.jpg)

Two more M44s because Widener's had them cheap.
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/Mosins_zps3e0lapav.jpg)

Native made Eskimo seal club.
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/club1_zpsoftv7huw.jpg)

1000 year old Viking axe from north of Archangel, Russia
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/axe2_zpsmxpmj1e4.jpg)

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/Blades/axe1_zps1brj2jrn.jpg)

Flamethrower:
(https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12027772_10206514098203739_7139980370212683216_n.jpg?oh=b5d22722c9ca6a7ee2d11c3ccea10d5d&oe=57637E8C)
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: ksuguy on February 13, 2016, 12:17:06 am
Love the Automag. 
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MTK20 on February 13, 2016, 12:21:33 am
Love the automag and revolvers.

Also flamethrower  :cool.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Raptor on February 13, 2016, 12:23:36 am
The Auto Mag, Triple-Lock, and Flammenwerfer... :drool
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on February 13, 2016, 12:31:52 am
The Triple Lock shoots like a laser.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: coelacanth on February 13, 2016, 01:13:55 am
Cool!  :cool     Somehow, I like the old Viking axe head and the flamethrower.    :hmm    Go figure. 
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: GeorgeHill on February 13, 2016, 05:30:00 pm
Cool toys!
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Grognard on February 14, 2016, 07:24:25 pm
You really need to bring the Flamethrower to RavenCon  :thumbup1
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on February 14, 2016, 08:38:40 pm
You really need to bring the Flamethrower to RavenCon  :thumbup1

Can't make it this year, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: booksmart on February 14, 2016, 09:02:47 pm
Flamethrower?

Y'know, most people just mow their lawns...    :clap
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: ksuguy on February 15, 2016, 12:38:13 am
Hope to see you at Dragoncon.   I'll be making my first trip down there this year.   
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: seanp on February 15, 2016, 03:00:25 pm
Flamethower.

 :cool
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Sig_Lover on February 29, 2016, 10:51:03 pm
Love the keris

Rich

Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on February 29, 2016, 11:20:39 pm
It's a decent blade and a phenomenal grip.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Skunk Ape on March 02, 2016, 10:22:34 am
The Automag and the flamethrower were definitely the highlights of ScheutzenBoomenVigger. 

Further details:  Mike's flamethrower uses a mixture of diesel and food-grade Fireclean propelled and mixed by CO2 and ignited by a propane torch.  So no worries about flash ignition of fumes like you would get with non-jellied gasoline.  It's safe enough that I let my daughters use it.

-Travis Beck
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Grant on March 02, 2016, 10:44:46 am
  Awesome!   Love that triple lock.  Always been a fan of em
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 02, 2016, 10:47:58 am
Though it works better with gas, diesel and motor oil
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Gunnguy on March 05, 2016, 09:30:03 pm
Mike, what was the mix formula you said worked best?
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 05, 2016, 09:32:33 pm
Mike, what was the mix formula you said worked best?

Diesel thickened with about 25% oil, but I've heard that half/half diesel/gasoline has more range. I'll have to experiment.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: tokugawa on March 11, 2016, 06:32:04 pm
Love the keris

Rich


It's a decent blade and a phenomenal grip.

 It is likely from Bali, the top of the sheath and handle are indicative.
 
 do you have a copy of George Cameron Stones book, " A glossary of the construction , decoration and use of arms and armor"? An excellent reference on oriental and ethnographic arms.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 11, 2016, 08:50:04 pm
I do have Stone's book, but it's dated in a lot of places.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: tokugawa on March 13, 2016, 12:09:44 pm
That is the truth! 1934.. still relevant for most of the stuff I am interested in, though.

 His interest seemed to mostly be eastern weapons- it is amazing to read the credits and see how much of what is in the book  was his personal collection. Wonder whatever happened to it.

 
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: sarge712 on March 13, 2016, 09:11:35 pm
... his personal collection. Wonder whatever happened to it.

 

I wonder what has happened to a lot of personal collections. I have been tracking down a lot of local family history and I have ran across a lot of Civil War history among all the families I'm related to and I've wondered what happened to all the sabers, etc. that many of them carried. Many of them were in the same cav and infantry units in the CSA. I've seen photos of them with their sabers unless they were borrowed for the photos. I, being a knife ho', can't for the life of me understand why you would get rid of an heirloom piece like that. Might have traded it for food, crop seed, etc. back in those days
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Grognard on March 14, 2016, 01:56:01 pm
our family history is that my great grandfathers & -uncles uniforms were destroyed after the war, to prevent harassment by Yankee occupation troops.


also equipment was tossed into the Uwharrie River and what is now High Rock Lake. 


From the tone of post-war journals, many a southern lake of sufficient depth is filled with accoutrements.


Only up north, do you still find large family museums filled with heirlooms and captured souvenirs.


 :shrug



Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on March 14, 2016, 07:07:34 pm
I have Confederate pistols.

Keep in mind the Rebs NEVER had the budget the North had, and repurposed a lot of stuff.  I expect a lot of swords got turned into brush knives.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: coelacanth on March 14, 2016, 07:49:58 pm
Truth.  And more than a few rusted away and fell apart from neglect over the years.   :banghead
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: tokugawa on March 15, 2016, 05:15:23 pm
our family history is that my great grandfathers & -uncles uniforms were destroyed after the war, to prevent harassment by Yankee occupation troops.


also equipment was tossed into the Uwharrie River and what is now High Rock Lake. 


From the tone of post-war journals, many a southern lake of sufficient depth is filled with accoutrements.


Only up north, do you still find large family museums filled with heirlooms and captured souvenirs.


 :shrug
Had a buddy years ago who was married to a cia guys daughter. It was in DC but when it slipped out I was interested in guns, her father brought me downstairs and opened up a trunk. When he was stationed in Europe he was in a small town, and they drained one of the lakes for some reason. Lying there buried in the soft mostly oxygen free mud were a bunch of guns. I don't remember all the story, but apparently they were thrown in there after ww1 or ww2.  he had a bunch of lightly rusted handguns and a nice Colt 1917 .45 revolver that he had had re-blued. Would have thought the story was BS till he showed me the finds!
 
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on July 14, 2016, 11:55:32 pm
A friend gave me a #5 carbine. That's a friend indeed.  I had to buy the magazine.


(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/P1020214_zpsdmmsvzgw.jpg) (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/mzmadmike/media/guns/P1020214_zpsdmmsvzgw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on July 14, 2016, 11:57:23 pm
Had a buddy years ago who was married to a cia guys daughter. It was in DC but when it slipped out I was interested in guns, her father brought me downstairs and opened up a trunk. When he was stationed in Europe he was in a small town, and they drained one of the lakes for some reason. Lying there buried in the soft mostly oxygen free mud were a bunch of guns. I don't remember all the story, but apparently they were thrown in there after ww1 or ww2.  he had a bunch of lightly rusted handguns and a nice Colt 1917 .45 revolver that he had had re-blued. Would have thought the story was BS till he showed me the finds!
 

A 1917? Like this one?

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/_D6A1814_zpsdcivb0st.jpg) (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/mzmadmike/media/guns/_D6A1814_zpsdcivb0st.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: tokugawa on July 27, 2016, 03:32:10 pm
A 1917? Like this one?

(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/mzmadmike/guns/_D6A1814_zpsdcivb0st.jpg) (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/mzmadmike/media/guns/_D6A1814_zpsdcivb0st.jpg.html)

 Same model, not nearly so nice- his had the typical re-blue with an over enthusiastic polishing job- flats rounded, sharp edges blurred, that sort of thing.  I really miss seeing a good bluing job- the last factory piece I saw that was good was a custom shop Smith, with the soft velvety blue they used to put on the standard guns. To find a good high gloss blue is a custom proposition any more.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on September 06, 2018, 03:46:07 pm
I finally got the Robert Faller drilling to Oleg Volk for professional photos.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40882627_1312834838858836_1822778760303214592_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEcAFWA3a900-1nb1VfavbI-yLGa3DAhsJg88hV6XNtBARmjz12oSGlnPXO2P-k6tvg44cwtXL11RJl5A_c31d3yyQ7nilTG9JViW4q4TV4ow&oh=70033ea5fedaa912e1eab13c17d4b97b&oe=5C3B515F)

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(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41091311_1313190368823283_3986716290575237120_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeExdZWrsun_ysz7GVDGwmyaywRB818gWQ5_F1-jCWSjWftZxMHAXabjjgfQTk7gCWyDyf09sTFBDPrgOrGzaGMLOqFQheX_QuHs4Ha2z4AVNA&oh=26d31e2c3677eadc853708377e2e4616&oe=5C244D18)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41091349_1312834942192159_8037621816576966656_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEvKEPHbjborB-9cjBI_aEVI00xjoJFUqM728OVpsYjyTLAZDG3-Q4_SnbVlLqYpzZ4f8cwT8gQKMeBNUC-tY171TdPh-hVLQKHAr3fQfrK1A&oh=5b6670674275a24806fff2204f15402a&oe=5BF427C8)

I have a Valmet M82 inbound, and a new custom built super heavy gun vault.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: coelacanth on September 06, 2018, 04:46:47 pm
Beautiful.  Now, in that second photo - please tell me you aren't handling that wonderful old piece with Cheetos dust on your fingers .  .  .  :shocked
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on September 06, 2018, 05:43:13 pm
That was leather dye on my finger, and I'd cleaned them with alcohol.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: coelacanth on September 06, 2018, 06:19:54 pm
I figured it was something other than what I asked about.  Basically I was just giving you the "bizness".   :cool   Serves you right for making me read all that non fiction related commentary in your latest collection.   :neener
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on September 06, 2018, 06:28:07 pm
You didn't like my facts about guns and gun control?
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: coelacanth on September 06, 2018, 06:38:38 pm
Loved 'em.  Just liked the stories more.   Although I did appreciate the cocktail recipes.   :cool
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: lesptr on September 06, 2018, 07:20:07 pm
I finally got the Robert Faller drilling to Oleg Volk for professional photos.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40882627_1312834838858836_1822778760303214592_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEcAFWA3a900-1nb1VfavbI-yLGa3DAhsJg88hV6XNtBARmjz12oSGlnPXO2P-k6tvg44cwtXL11RJl5A_c31d3yyQ7nilTG9JViW4q4TV4ow&oh=70033ea5fedaa912e1eab13c17d4b97b&oe=5C3B515F)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41151280_1312834862192167_7993184521564454912_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeFSye5HnAWfDYmsHRI8HJjGfgMHywBA8pWl5ioCj41HzfvPuXQILSRYVjUTyk22Z51OlbLQv6mG4mcJSW_cUX9ymKcFoHliEFas1WpRCwg_aQ&oh=93679d9b5b128e875a1e97474205d113&oe=5BF7DB68)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40940679_1312834858858834_1438112718950236160_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeFMVpkLw1n3-45CRrXm0lmsjfV9Z6X_JsDcV7gBqrwBTd7Ltf_ElXKLHu0JhHWNcAd5sBOaFJ379vJ1qRkRUJmm7vhw1zxQGOLeVF4LCFjdZw&oh=473797e9618871afaf229f3bcc882d18&oe=5BF02E65)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40919621_1312834918858828_5684331375931424768_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeEM_7vKpg4YsRoRw4jpATEaX6vXLVvZcKJP5ypCdLtl1PljK1Z73uthdh5e3kl1tTeUzZiasTomjId-dOMyXC0i1RGKOHt71HA5e3moMvE-2w&oh=3b0ad51092f2b5f8a2f731d4509b5e1b&oe=5C28E609)

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(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41091311_1313190368823283_3986716290575237120_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeExdZWrsun_ysz7GVDGwmyaywRB818gWQ5_F1-jCWSjWftZxMHAXabjjgfQTk7gCWyDyf09sTFBDPrgOrGzaGMLOqFQheX_QuHs4Ha2z4AVNA&oh=26d31e2c3677eadc853708377e2e4616&oe=5C244D18)

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I have a Valmet M82 inbound, and a new custom built super heavy gun vault.
If I was a woman, this would have given me panty pudding.

🤤


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Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Raptor on September 06, 2018, 08:13:04 pm
:drool
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Grant on September 06, 2018, 10:14:07 pm
  I love those drillings.   I'd like a nice combination gun at some point and a drilling for retirement.  Think it would be a nice walkabout gun.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on September 07, 2018, 02:31:00 am
Wife 2.0 got me an early anniversary present.

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Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: AltRight Vanguard on September 07, 2018, 10:08:57 am
Wife 2.0 got me an early anniversary present.
Beautiful specimen.  Not to be 'that guy,' but is it registered as an SBR, or is it a C&R allowance that allows the stock to be used?  Or just good photography angles?  Not calling you out, rather I am curious how it works.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: Mikee5star on September 07, 2018, 10:39:29 am
Beautiful.
Title: Re: Added some new stuff in the last year
Post by: MichaelZWilliamson on September 07, 2018, 10:58:59 am
Brownings and Lugers with original stocks are grandfathered C&R.  Certain models can have a repro stock--ATF letters are not consistent. But original is legal as is.