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Any pics of your SVT-40? It's a beautiful rifle and with the price of surplus 7.62x54r it's on my shortlist of future purchases - unfortunately for me they're quickly rising in value stateside - $800 and up. bunni 00:06, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Your Collection

That's quite an extensive list of weapons you own. I didn't think Canadians were allowed to privately own guns? Orca1 9904 00:05, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

No, they can but I think their laws are very strict- 21:18, 30 June 2009 (UTC) (S&Wshooter)
I bet it's a pain to get ammo though-S&Wshooter 00:32, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Not at all. I go to the store, I flash my firearms permit, and I pay. Although if you mean getting ammo for all my weird old guns, then yeah, that's a pain, but I usually manage. - Nyles

Just saw the photos of your handgun collection, very impressive indeed. I particularly like the "Artillery" Luger with the snail drum magazine, bet that probably was one of the harder pieces to acquire. That Hi-Power in the bottom-right corner, is that your issue sidearm? I heard that the CAF use the older Inglis Hi-Power instead of newer Hi-Power models, and the one in the image seems to have the Inglis' distinctive rear sights. Orca1 9904 02:02, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

It is an Inglis, but it's my personal property, not issued. It's a 1T series (mid 1944), and overseas I was issued a 6T (mid-late '45) and then 8T (late '45) series - I don't think there's many, if any 1T series left in the system. -Nyles

I've owned more than You do, but recently I've had sell many of them for money(gas prices are a b!*&h). - Kilgore 22:34, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

A truly amazing collection and thanks for the Astra image on the Truck Turner page BeardedHoplite 01:48, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, and I just wish that picture was of mine. I've been looking for an Astra 400 for about 10 years, but Spanish pistols are incredibly hard to find in Canada. In 10 years I've seen 2 Astra 400s and maybe a dozen Luger 1900s. Figure that one out. - Nyles

Sorry if you don't like the Caliber listing on the image descriptor

We've strayed a bit from that, but that WAS the site standard in the beginning, to list the weapon and then the caliber at the end of the sentence. MoviePropMaster2008 03:20, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Death Hunt

This movie is right up your alley. Canadian Mounties in a manhunt in the Yukon in the early twenties. Lots of older firearms along with Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson. How can you go wrong? If ever a page screamed for Nyles that's the one. Right now it's pretty sparse. Just FYI. --Jcordell 13:36, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Snider-Enfield artillery carbine

Thanks for the fix. I thought that maybe the model in the film was shorter but I just chalked it up to an optical illusion. I guessing since The Ghost and the Darkness was filmed in South Africa that the movie armorer was South African. Bet you can find some great old British firearms down there. Thanks again. Like you I have a fondness for movies set in the past using older firearms. Especially more unusual firearms. --Jcordell 21:03, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I've noticed we like the same movies. And by the way, I got a copy of Death Hunt - a project for my first week overseas.

I'm looking forward to it. Hey you stay safe over there partner. --Jcordell 00:22, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Reilly: Ace of Spies

Okay the page has been screencapped. Enjoy. I couldn't get good screencaps of the Webley automatic and the Mannlicher Model 1903. I tried, but no luck. --Jcordell 13:00, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

How are you doing?

Haven't heard from you in awhile. Still in Central Asia? Have you been frequenting the forum? I need to get over there more often. I've been adding to moves and I've created a couple. Though they are U.S. centric I upgraded The Sand Pebbles and Rough Riders. I would imagine those two movies would be of interest to you. I also upgraded McQ and created Brannigan and Sharky's Machine. Those are cop moves though and I'm not sure you're really into cop flicks. However I do like the older ones. Lots of revolver action. Anyway drop a line. Don't be a stranger. --Jcordell 20:25, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Good to hear from you - I'm still in Afghanistan, today is my D-25 for going home. Next week I'll have been here long enough to qualify for a bar on my campaign medal. Long tour. I saw the work you did on Rough Riders, very nice - I'm adding a couple myself. I haven't actually seen those films, but I'll definately add them to my list. I've been working 13 hour days over here (and that's when we're not doing operations) so I don't have much time for movies unfortunately. I've got a whole hard drive of films I never watched!

Good to know that you're okay. Long days. I remember my time in the Army and that was during (mostly) peacetime. Stay safe. Take care and thanks for the compliment.--Jcordell 22:44, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Breaker Morant

I made a page for Breaker Morant. One of my favorites, but I need your help in the editing department. Especially when it comes to the Mausers being used by the Boer Commandoes. Thanks again. --Jcordell 02:47, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Nice page, but honestly I can't tell the exact Mauser variant used by the Boers. It's definately a 93 / 95 type, but the only real way to be sure is to look at the bolt or the left receiver rail. The most commonly seen variant is the Chilean M1895, which is a pretty good match for a Boer M1896 - in fact when the Brits blockaded South Africa, DWM just sold the remaining rifles on their contract to the Chileans.

Thanks and okay. I'll just stick with what I put on the page. --Jcordell 18:11, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

I actually bought a Boer Mauser recently, once it arrives I'll post some pictures. Also, if I remember correctly, one of the Boer's uses a Mauser C/96 in the ambush scene where the Australian Captain is killed, don't they?

Somebody is impersonating you!

I've noticed that an unregistered user called who has been signing pages with your user name. I've already posted a message on his user talk. I can't stand somebody who impersonates a user of this site. Hope you read this soon. I will inform an administrator about this whole thing. - Kilgore 22:48, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

That was me. I wasn't signed in when I left the message. Nyles
See Kilgore ;) I told you! :) Nice to know you're watching Nyles' back, but if he had a problem, HE will be the one to let a Mod know that action is needed. MoviePropMaster2008 02:48, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for the misunderstanding. I belived that someone was using your user name to edit around the site. Still getting used to this kind of stuff. Will not happen again - Kilgore 05:18, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Ballester-Molina page

I deleted the page you made for the Ballester-Molina because that gun is already listed on the M1911 pistol series page. It's a nice gun though, I have one with pearl grips. - Gunmaster45

Well then I'll undo that deletion, my bad. - Gunmaster45

Stevens Model 520

I was going to make a page for it. Should it be called Stevens Model 520 or Model 520-30? It's kind of an obscure shotgun nowadays. Can't find too much info on it and wasn't sure what the correct title should be. Thanks. --Predator20 01:53, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

I built the page as Stevens Model 520/620 and did redirects for each model #. I'd like to find a better pic of the 620. But no films are listed as using it right now anyway. Yeah I saw a pic of a Stevens 520 Trench gun, very cool. Most of the time when you think of the military trench you think of the Winchester 1897, 1912 and the Ithaca 37.--Predator20 17:36, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

.56-.56 Spencer

You mentioned on the Henry 1860 discussion page that the .56-.56 Spencer round was more of an actual rifle round than those fired by most of the pre-1876 repeating rifles which were predominately pistol caliber. I was wondering if you could tell me what would be a good modern equivalent of this round for reference. On a similar note, I was wondering if you knew which provided better performance: a .45-70 Government round from a Winchester '76 or a .30-30 from a Winchester '94. This topic came up when discussing Western Rifles with my friend recently. Thanks in advance for your help as I don't have much knowledge of old Black powder cartridges. -Anonymous

Thanks for the information. What I read about the '76 Winchester never said its main chambering was different from the standard government .45-70. While on the subject of Winchester rifles, I was curious if they were ever used in large numbers by any Military? I know most Armies at the time weren't interested due to lack of range and stopping power. However, I remember hearing that during one of the Russo-Turkish wars the Turkish Army employed Winchester rifles and was able to defeat much larger Russian forces in several battles. I have not been able to confirm this and the only definitive information I have come across about Winchesters in warfare says they were only used on a large scale during the Mexican Revolution. -Anonymous

No PNG's, please.

Thanks for your help id'ing the rifles on the Gettysburg page. Just a reminder to upload your screenshots as JPG's instead of PNG's. I already changed the ones that were PNG's. --Ben41 23:40, 1 October 2010 (UTC)


I noticed most of your collection, which is very extensive and intriguing by the way, is made up of late 19th and early 20th century weapons, many chambered for cartridges that are no longer easily available. I was wondering if it's a pain to try to feed all those weapons or if the ammunition is easier to acquire than one would think. I have a fondness for historic weapons as well but was always afraid to try and acquire many pieces because of the fear of not being able to find ammunition, at least not at reasonable prices. -Anonymous

Thanks for the info. As far as the Soviet 14.5mm is concerned, here in the US any gun larger than a 12.7mm requires special permission and a tax stamp from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to possess, and that's only if State and local regulations don't forbid owning such weapons. Are guns in this caliber banned in Canada too or is the 14.5mm simply hard to come by? -Anonymous


Hi, as you may have noticed I have created actor pages and added links things on the Passchendaele page you created. Saw the movie this afternoon; good story, nice weapons display but I think also a bit overdone on the drama-side. Page is already quite well done (good screencaps!) but I feel that with actor links and gun links (to be added later) the page will be even better, eh?

Thanks for help

Thanks for help with Colonel Moran's rifle. It was really a difficult problem. May I ask for help in another case? In A Man from the Boulevard des Capucines there is a revolver that I still cannot identify: the shape of its frame is similar to top-break Smith&Wessons, but it has an ejector rod running along the barrel that resembles Lefaucheux revolvers. As you are an expert in revolvers, maybe you will be able to identify this one? Thanks in advance! Greg-Z (talk) 04:21, 9 December 2012 (EST)

I think it's a Webley No.5 Express with the standard rod ejector. The other unidentified revolvers look like a S&W 586 (unlikely) and some sort of pre-WW1 S&W Hand Ejector, likely an early .38 model. - Nyles

Need help with rifles

Hey there! I hear you are knowledgeable regarding old rifles :). I could use your input on the "Nicholas and Alexandra" article. Check the talk-page first. Thanks in advance. Dudester32 (talk) 16:48, 24 February 2015 (EST)

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