What's in Box #1?

Joined: July 22nd, 2011, 4:46 am

September 13th, 2018, 1:59 pm #1

The plan is to finally get around to organizing, taking pics, and selling off most of the collection this winter. As part of that, figured it would help to catalog what actually is there, so, taking a quick tour and some tourist pics for you folks. 

Pretty nice to start off with a nice Plinko in box. I remember this one clearly, it was an Ebay auction when they did not allow airguns. The seller had only the box pictured but in an off-hand way mentioned that what the box originally contained was to be included. Mint Plinko for $50.
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Got this one and a couple more from a gun shop in Palo Alto (a city nearby, no doubt) that had these for something like $40. This one has never been fired.
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A nice 802 (?) single shot .22 in a tattered box. About as nice an 800 likely to be found, missing sight elevator.
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Not sure where this came from. Not sure if it's missing the magazine or if it was intended this way. Having the "Apache" on the front end, and the really nice condition, is probably what prompted me buy it.
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Joined: July 22nd, 2011, 4:46 am

September 13th, 2018, 2:08 pm #2

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An unfired Schimel, like new in the box with paper. Hard to forget this one. Fell in with a group of BB tube collectors in Washington and were trading left and right, they would do anything for a new BB tube; including the purchase of this Schimel. What prompted the BB tube collector to purchase this was that it included the original tube of Schimel ammo. Can't remember what he paid for it but he sold this to me for $20. When looking it over, it was clear why the gun was in such rare condition, it was defective when shipped. There was a small sliver of casting flash that stuck the trigger in place. Took a minute to clear that and the gun has not been touched since. Includes the original Schimel flyer. 
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How many Schimels with this red warning label?
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Notice how the tip of the trigger touches the guard. It was stuck there when shipped from the factory.
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To be continued.
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Joined: September 30th, 2006, 2:52 am

September 13th, 2018, 4:32 pm #3

Some great pictures and awesome stories to go along with them.  Since you plan on selling some pieces, what venue/site do you plan on listing your items?  Looking forward to your future postings.
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Joined: March 13th, 2018, 11:48 pm

September 13th, 2018, 9:44 pm #4

DT ,  That's some very nice deals you got on these pistols! Is that Apache pistol the aluminum one ?
That is how the aluminum one I have is marked. The heavier zinc frame one I have is marked
fireball and burhans & assoc. on the muzzle plug.
Dave
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Joined: July 22nd, 2011, 4:46 am

September 14th, 2018, 12:04 am #5

daw1963 wrote: DT ,  That's some very nice deals you got on these pistols! Is that Apache pistol the aluminum one ?
That is how the aluminum one I have is marked. The heavier zinc frame one I have is marked
fireball and burhans & assoc. on the muzzle plug.
Dave
Yes, aluminum. Picture doesn't do the shiny aluminum justice. 
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