Was over at his place for 4th of July celebrations, and he showed me the guns he inherited from his grandfather, with additional guns on the way. Unfortunately I didn’t get photos of his guns, but I’ll post some generic pics below:

Berdan II rifle; fires a big-ass 10.75x58r (.42 Berdan). His was missing the ram rod and bayonet, and the bolt was a little sticky but it was very neat. Ammunition is apparently very hard to find, being over 100 years old.

Stevens .22 Visible Load rifle in wall-hanger condition.

Just...what?

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Burnside Carbine, which fired one of the oddest rounds I’ve ever seen, in .54 cal. It looked like it had a nickel finish, and was in very good condition. Ammunition for this is even scarcer than the Berdan, considering this was a Civil War weapon.

Looks more like a cigar than a cartridge

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1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine; 45-70 Government. Also in good condition.

My favorite from his collection, a 1917 Artillery Luger in 9mm. It had a long almost 8" barrel, and was in very good condition as well.

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I’m hoping we can get him to take the trapdoor and luger to the range soon, after he has them cleaned and inspected. A very neat treat to look at all these.