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  • rob63

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    I have sold a number of my firearms over the years for different reasons, and then spent years rebuilding my collection. I recently added another First World War rifle that I had been looking for, so I thought I would photograph them together. A number of them have been rebuilt after the war, and a few are pretty much original. Some are readily available, some quite difficult to find. This is nothing close to a comprehensive collection, the variety of arms used in WWI is quite remarkable. I know there are many far better collections out there than this, but it makes be smile.

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    I thought I should add some close-up photos of the actions as well, from top to bottom. I will have to break this up into several posts due to the limits on photos in one post.

    French Mle 1886/93 Lebel
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    Austrian Model 1895 Mannlicher
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    French Mle 1907/15 Berthier
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    Wolfhound

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    Very nice collection Rob. I have bought a few of your rifles over the years and they are always top notch. I have had to sell a few of mine over the years also.

    I think with you it’s the thrill of the hunt and you always manage to find great rifles. That must take a lot of patience these days.
     

    Warrior1354

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    A wonderful collection Rob, and not to mention one of those rifles I recognize fondly. You were awesome to do business with years ago my friend I hope you are doing well.
     

    Lee11b

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    :+1: AWESOME COLLECTION!!!!! rob63!!!!! I totally agree, if the rifles could talk. Yes, some of your rifles are not pristine, BUT they are BATTLE RIFLES and they are better than any rifle that sat thru the war in cosmoline and a crate.
     

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