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Old 06-07-2016, 10:21 AM   #1
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Jerry Kuhnhausen Collection Auction

This is neat just to scroll through. Jerry Kuhnhausen's firearms collection up for auction, and there are some really neat firearms here, from consecutively serial numbered fully engraved Colt SAA'a, Pythons, M1 Carbines and Garands, just tons of wonderful guns.

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P/U a Springfield Armory M1 carbine #12917 got alittle bit of history today from the Jerry Kuhnhausen collection.
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P/U a Springfield Armory M1 carbine #12917 got alittle bit of history today from the Jerry Kuhnhausen collection.
So you got one of the carbines listed from his collection? That's great!
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You're very welcome, sir. I wish I could have bid on a few myself, but it just wasn't in the cards right now.

How about some pictures when you get a chance?
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I will post some next week. I would think it might make it to my FFL Monday or Tuesday?
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Jerry's collection is a wonderful thing, but Jerry's published knowledge is worth far more. JMHO.

Perhaps it is time for me to become more than just an interloper?
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P/U a Springfield Armory M1 carbine #12917 got alittle bit of history today from the Jerry Kuhnhausen collection.
Are you sure it's a Springfield M1 carbine? I have never heard of that one.
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Are you sure it's a Springfield M1 carbine? I have never heard of that one.
I never heard it either had to do some research mine is SC12917 or rather #2917 in production

A number of carbine collectors and/or enthusiasts have used the forged steel receiver manufactured by the commercial Springfield Armory of Geneseo, IL and constructed an M1 Carbine using parts manufactured by the original U.S. Springfield Armory in Springfield, MA.

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The forged steel receiver sold 1997-1993 has a 6 digit serial number starting at 100,000, all preceded by the letters SC. The lowest serial number observed to date is SC10045 which was purchased direct from Springfield Armory, Inc. in July 1997. The highest observed to date has been SC12971.

David Reese related the total quantity manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool Co. for Springfield was 3000.


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I took a couple pics of the carbine today
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I took a couple pics of the carbine today
That's a commercial receiver. Nice looking rifle though, ought to be a ton of fun.

Springfield Armory (the military one) did the blueprints for the M1 Carbine, using some engineers and draftsmen borrowed from Inland, but as far as I know they never actually made an M1 Carbine. Even the tool room samples, gauges, and fixtures were made by Inland, and a few at Winchester.
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Yeah commercial but I would believe far superior to some of the commercials out there now Kevin being a forged receiver and all the rest is new GI un-issue parts.I do not know if I will shoot it maybe one round just to say but with less three thousand made on the forged SC receivers and coming out of the collection I say it has a little more prominence.I have found myself trying to buy more rifles with matching numbers of late.I have my eyes set on a Venezuela Mauser Carbine 98% rating 100% matching looks to of hardly been fired if it has.The SA Mausers can be found in extremely nice codition alot of times and their are so many variations.
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That is an extremely nice looking carbine, Javlin. Congratulations!

Good luck on your Venezuelan Mauser. Hope you get to set your hook on that one, too.
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IrishCop,

Speaking of Venezuela, I saw a pair of UNFIRED Model of 1908 MAXIM water-cooled MG with all the "goodies" at the national Arsenal in 1990. - They were ordered but never issued & later "forgotten" in the back of a warehouse.

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Speaking of Venezuela, I saw a pair of UNFIRED Model of 1908 MAXIM water-cooled MG with all the "goodies" at the national Arsenal in 1990. - They were ordered but never issued & later "forgotten" in the back of a warehouse.

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Oh wow. Just being that close to such a piece of history. Had to be amazing.
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IrishCop,

I asked about the pair of Maxims & the supervisor said, "I have no idea what will ever be done with them, as nobody seems much interested except you & me". - I asked if the National Museum didn't want them & he said, "The museum doesn't want to spend the money put them on display."

I suspect that due to "bureaucratic inertia" that they won't be moved in our lifetime, especially given the UTTER MESS that "Chavez & company" made of my favorite SA place.
(HORROR STORY doesn't come close to describing what I'm hearing about what's really going on "down there" in 2016. = Chavez & his "pals" have DESTROYED what was a BEAUTIFUL & FRIENDLY nation while "messing about" with communism/national socialism)

yours, sw

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IrishCop,

I asked about the pair of Maxims & the supervisor said, "I have no idea what will ever be done with them, as nobody seems much interested except you & me". - I asked if the National Museum didn't want them & he said, "The museum doesn't want to spend the money put them on display."

I suspect that due to "bureaucratic inertia" that they won't be moved in our lifetime, especially given the UTTER MESS that "Chavez & company" made of my favorite SA place.
(HORROR STORY doesn't come close to describing what I'm hearing about what's really going on "down there" in 2016. = Chavez & his "pals" have DESTROYED what was a BEAUTIFUL & FRIENDLY nation while "messing about" with communism/national socialism)

yours, sw
My family and I visited Venezuela circa 1970 while on a cruise....I remember it as a beautiful place. I recall riding the teleferico (SP?) up the side of a mountain which offered a spectacular view .... my sister hogging the time on one of those coin-fed mounted binoculars....a cab driver to whom my mother tried to speak a little Spanish to who became a friend and sent us Christmas Cards for years (he spoke excellent English as it turned out!!).

May Hugo Chavez rot in the deepest pit in Hell for all eternity ...............
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TommyGunn,

When I was "seconded to the OAS", the President was PEREZ & he was CORRUPT & the standing joke was that , "NOBODY could be MORE incompetent nor any more CORRUPT." - WOW were we ever 100% WRONG.

As soon as Chavez was sworn in, he started "ripping off" the national treasury to enrich himself & his close circle of pals, took TENS of MILLIONS of dollars from the drug-thugs from Columbia, invited in the Cubans/Russians/Chinese, started "disappearing the intelligentcia" & then DESTROYED the economy/environment.

Then Chavez's hand-picked successor finished "picking through the bones" of what was left of "my Venezuela".
(I had planned to retire there until Chavez came into power & ruined VZ.)

Fwiw, when our team was down there, Venezuela was:
1. a BEAUTIFUL place,
2. Had HAPPY/SMILING people & who liked Americans,
(Even the truly poor seemed well-fed, clean, neatly dressed & "reasonably happy & satisfied".)
3. BEAUTIFUL, CHARMING ladies,
4. EXCELLENT food at a good price,
5. A low cost ofliving,
6. Little street crime & it was SAFE to be out & about at any hour,
(In 1889 there were SIX murders in Caracas & armed robbery was RARE.)
and
7. The VZ armed forces were the most admired organization in the nation.

In 2016, NONE of that is true anymore. - It's all COLLAPSED & truthfully I have no idea of how to FIX THE MESS.

yours, sw

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That is an extremely nice looking carbine, Javlin. Congratulations!

Good luck on your Venezuelan Mauser. Hope you get to set your hook on that one, too.
Hook line and sinker the charter cost just alittle more than anticipated.

Have pics next week if the weather stays fair.
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