Hi and welcome to the forum from NW Pennsylvania!
I keep a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'!
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself."
Hello Lionel and welcome to the forum from N.E. Indiana, U.S.A. Thanks for the pics, very nice! Enjoy!!
S&W 642 38 Special
High Standard Double Nine 22 Revolver
H&R Targeteer 22 Rifle
Marlin 336BL 30-30 Rifle
Iver Johnson 12ga
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.
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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.
Welcome LONG, from the state of South Carolina.
Very nice looking collection and welcome from the high desert of Arizona.Texas is somewhere to the east of us.