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Old 12-09-2012, 08:13 AM   #27721
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Wound up some years ago when I first got on the job with a WWII Colt 1911 and a Fabrique National 9MM (Browning Hi-Power), which was a war souvenir with Nazi markings. Both were bring homes from WWII vets I was working with. Also got a Luger the same way.

I wound up selling the Colt first because it didn't feel as nicely made, or fit my hand as well as the FN. Also was loose as could be and not very accurate.

The FN was a great gun, never failed to fire and held 17 rounds in the German stamped mags. It had come with 2 mags and the original holster.

I eventually sold it many years later to a collector because it was too big, as far as I was concerned, for off duty carry. Sold the Luger to a collector also.

Still have fond memories of the FN.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:35 AM   #27722
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I looked, but I can't find the story shown on TV, on the station website but a gun buy back was held in Hartford, CT and a couple days later the police returned the weapon to the person who turned it in. It was a WWII German assault rifle that they said was worth $30-40,000. They showed a picture of it. Talk about a nice thing to do. I couldn't believe some of the nice stuff being turned in. The people could have gotten much more for many for the guns from a local gun store.

I always figure the people running the buy back take the good stuff home anyway. $75 gift card for a nice stainless Ruger revolver. Whattta deal.


found this: about story

http://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/14i188/woman_turns_in_sturngewehr_44_in_hartford_ct_gun/

here's a video I found later:

http://www.necn.com/12/08/12/WW2-weapon-turned-in-during-gun-buy-back/landing.html?blockID=811359&feedID=11106
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:33 AM   #27723
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Returned from Buy Back?

That is really a rare occurance. The people behind those gun 'Buy Back' programs usually want any and every firearm they can collect to be destoyed. Of course the individual officers assigned to the project might not share that sentiment. Generally the programs run in a 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' atmosphere, in order to get illegal and stolen firearms turned in they don't ask information or record where anything comes from, they just take the firearm and hand out $$$. Someone had to take the time to look into this particular firearm. Nice to see that happen these days.

The programs are really a great success, unknowing widows lose out on hundreds or thousands of $$$ for their spouses collection and crooks get to 'fence' the guns that they have stolen without any worry of being caught.


It was a pretty quick glance, but at the beginning of that video the was an M-14 on the table. In shooting condition that should be worth at least a couple K. Wonder if it hit the shredder?


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Old 12-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #27724
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So much for anonymous gun turn ins.

I was at one in Brooklyn and a guy handed in a US marked single action Colt in excellent condition. I almost started moaning.

The turn in was at a church, but staffed by members of the NYPD firearms unit. I asked them if that gun would be destroyed, and was told it would be taken back to their HQ and kept for historical purposes, as in their firearms museum. I saw several other collectibles including M-1's, M-1 carbines, and lots of rifles with expensive scopes being turned in. A huge pile of gun cases also started growing on the floor. Would have been nice if they gave the scopes and cases back to the owners to sell separately.

I often wonder if that Colt ever made it back to their HQ.

I handed in a couple of junk .22 rifles, a starter pistol, and a broken BB rifle, and got back enough to buy my son a new Mossberg pump shotgun, and myself a Marlin Papoose.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:27 PM   #27725
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Ya' know I'm thinking if that German gun had never been registered with BATF and gotten a stamp, it would have been illegal to possess, so how could they just give it back to her?
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:41 PM   #27726
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Ya' know I'm thinking if that German gun had never been registered with BATF and gotten a stamp, it would have been illegal to possess, so how could they just give it back to her?

I'm not gonna say anything.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #27727
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Wound up some years ago when I first got on the job with a WWII Colt 1911 and a Fabrique National 9MM (Browning Hi-Power), which was a war souvenir with Nazi markings. Both were bring homes from WWII vets I was working with.

Good luck with yours.
I saw one with german marks for sale on line but it was at a premium, and really, something like that is more of a collector piece. I'm planning on shooting mine.

Thanks - I'm sure I'll be back to report on it as soon as I get it out to the range.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #27728
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Built this back in the 80's when Para Ordnance was selling only frames. Frame is Para Ordnance P13 and all the upper bits are Springfield Armory 1911-A1.

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #27729
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dont worry about a budget and id prefer a 9 already have a 22 , just looking for more of a recommendation on the manufacturer and model. I like the ppk but the .380 doesent have the put down power im wanting as i understand(correct me if im wrong , not an expert). I'm looking for something that can sit by my bed or be hidden in any little spot that will put someone down if i ever have to use it in that capacity. I have a shotgun but honestly im not going to be able to get it out,loaded and ready if i really ever need it so i want something thats easy to hide and have ready.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #27730
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Ruger P85. Bought it when it first came out (had an FFL in the day). Haven't bothered to send it in for the recall yet. And no, that's not rust.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #27731
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Congrats. Love the Hi-Power. It fits my hand really well. I'm in the market for a 9, and it's between the Hi-Power and the CZ series.
Get the CZ 75B. I have one. Tack driver. Will sell all my Glocks. Well, most. The CZ isn't the pistol I would choose for my CCW. Very few feed issues but in personal defense, any fail to feed, fail to eject, or fail to load is fail to shoot and fail to live. So, keeping my G23. But the CZ is my favorite.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #27732
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Ruger P85. Bought it when it first came out (had an FFL in the day). Haven't bothered to send it in for the recall yet. And no, that's not rust.

Had a neighbor back in 89' (iirc) that went to show his wife how to 'uncock' it and boom.. almost shot her in the leg.. thankfully he only managed to kill his couch.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #27733
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Congrats. Love the Hi-Power. It fits my hand really well. I'm in the market for a 9, and it's between the Hi-Power and the CZ series. Still have a little more research to do though. Don't like poly pistols. Hate the way a Glock feels in my hand, Enjoy the Hi-Power!
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I own both and as much as I love the look and feel of my hi-power, in reality the cz75-duty is a better gun, mainly for the modern design, increased capacity and DO/SA and half the price. Cant really go wrong with those two choices
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #27734
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I own both and as much as I love the look and feel of my hi-power, in reality the cz75-duty is a better gun, mainly for the modern design, increased capacity and DO/SA and half the price. Cant really go wrong with those two choices
I own both a CZ 85B and a Duty, both in 9mm. Love them both

The 85 mostly goes to the range anymore, the Duty goes with me into the sticks
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:20 PM   #27735
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I may be the only one in this thread who doesn't like Browning Hi Power 9mm's. While they feel wonderful in your hand, I could never get used to how it felt when the shot actually occurred.

Perhaps some funky recoil?
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