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    Anything for sale? :razz:

    JOKING, of course. Awesome collection. You contine to blow my socks off....


    Now excuse me, I have to go find my socks....
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    Lots of history there. Impressive.
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    Very impressive, thanks for sharing!!
    Reminds me of that movie "ZULU"

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    Very nice collection. My stuff is all in storage at my parent's place because my basement flooded the week before Christmas - it was my Africa room.
    My dad spent his life collecting African things, so have I. When everything is back in place I'll add mine. I only have a few spears and some knobkerries, but plenty of trophies and similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtysonm View Post
    Very impressive, thanks for sharing!!
    Reminds me of that movie "ZULU"
    I was thinking the same.

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    Amazing collection of knobkierries.

    The longer spears are generally called assegai. The shorter Zulu wider bladed ones are known as iklwa.

    Some serious history right there.

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    Thank you for sharing. My kindle reading these days is "London to Ladysmith via Pretoria" by W. Churchill, good reading (although biased) about the Boer war.

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    My OCD went off the charts with the one rifle facing the opposite direction as the rest. VERY cool collection though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scianna54 View Post
    Just make sure you put those trigger locks back on the rifles after the photo shoot.
    Really? Really?

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    My late father in law in Holland showed me a 7 x 57 Mauser used by an uncle of his in the Boer war. The uncle left SA after the defeat in the Boer war and his wife died in an English concentration camp among many thousands non-combatants that did. Apparently the old fellow was quite a shot as the rifle was engraved with 36 lines and dates and locations of battles. It had the inscription "In God we place faith and Mauser is his angel" or something like this, the translation from Dutch to English may have left some nuances out. I believe that the rifle now is in a private collection in Eindhoven. Given the battles it saw, it was in very good condition. John, your collection is fantastic!
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