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    Hi and welcome to the forum from NW Pennsylvania!
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    Howdy!
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    Hello Lionel and welcome to the forum from N.E. Indiana, U.S.A. Thanks for the pics, very nice! Enjoy!!
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    Hello Lionel, and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your S&W semi-autos.

    Many in America don't know the long and deep history Belgium has with firearm design and production.

    I recently edited a major biography on Paul Mauser with one of the authors who lives in Belgium. As a result, I've visited Liege and Brussels a number of times in recent years, and very much enjoyed these trips.

    I was invited with the authors to present a symposium organized by the Belgium Weapons Collectors Association recently on Mauser at the Curtius Museum in Liege. There is considerable interest in American firearms in Belgium, and I was able to visit one of the most complete private collections of Smith and Wesson handguns while there.

    Here are the videos from the symposium. Man people don't know that both Paul and Wilhelm Mauser got their professional start as gunsmith designers while working for Samuel Norris (Remington's representative) in Liege.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ijn...fPiu3hO_QKOxMo
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    Welcome. You made good choices with both of those handguns. Good luck on your .357 search. I would recommend you try for a 686 or the blued version, a 586.
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    Welcome LONG, from the state of South Carolina.
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    Very nice looking collection and welcome from the high desert of Arizona.Texas is somewhere to the east of us.
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    Welcome aboard from the "GunShine"state of Florida.

    State of over 2 MILLION 21 THOUSAND Concealed Carry Licenses and counting!





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    Welcome from Western Canada. I hope you enjoy it here online. Our laws are quite strict too for handguns, but nothing like Belgium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrerick View Post
    Hello Lionel, and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your S&W semi-autos.

    Many in America don't know the long and deep history Belgium has with firearm design and production.

    I recently edited a major biography on Paul Mauser with one of the authors who lives in Belgium. As a result, I've visited Liege and Brussels a number of times in recent years, and very much enjoyed these trips.

    I was invited with the authors to present a symposium organized by the Belgium Weapons Collectors Association recently on Mauser at the Curtius Museum in Liege. There is considerable interest in American firearms in Belgium, and I was able to visit one of the most complete private collections of Smith and Wesson handguns while there.

    Here are the videos from the symposium. Man people don't know that both Paul and Wilhelm Mauser got their professional start as gunsmith designers while working for Samuel Norris (Remington's representative) in Liege.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ijn...fPiu3hO_QKOxMo
    Thanks a lot!
    I live in Liege and yes we have a strong history in firearms production.
    Near me is the FN factory, where the mauser 89 rifles were manufactured at the end of the 19th century, and which produced many famous models, such as the gp35 hi-power, the FN five-seven, the assault rifles scar and many others. There are also many armourers and a school of armory in Liege.
    Happy to know that we are known for our expertise and our passion for weapons


 
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