Monday, October 23, 2006

The Arms Room.

When I was younger, I had a notion that the house I lived in when I grew up would have a room in it that was just for me. Darkly panelled, richly carpeted, filled with overstuffed furniture, a cozy writing desk, and with a cheerfully crackling fireplace, the walls would be lined with bookshelves. Hanging here and there on the walls between the shelves would be various historic arms: A Roman gladius, a Brown Bess musket, a Garand. Scattered on the shelves, there were other knick-knacks: an old British pith helmet, a bronze sword, a shadowbox with various old bits of military regalia. There was a suit of armor standing in the corner. It would be my own personal little museum and library.

This space on the web will serve much that same purpose for me. Over at my main blog, View From The Porch, I get a fair number of Google hits on "Mannlicher-Schoenauer", "Gew. 88" and the like as a result of my "From The Vault" and "Ask Auntie Gun Nut" posts. I'll be using this space as a repository for those in the future, and seeing where it grows from there. I hope it makes it easier for those trying to do research, being able to access the data without having to wade through my bad jokes, sarcastic political commentary, and day-to-day bloggery.

Welcome to my museum.

Welcome to my library.

Welcome to The Arms Room.

16 comments:

LawDog said...

Oh, look! Persian rugs!

Kevin said...

Made from real Persians!

Grant Cunningham said...

"Mmmmm....Persians."

cleanhead said...

"pith helmet" thay it, don't thpray it. Heh.

Tennessee Budd said...

How many Ahmawhackajobs does it take to make a Persian rug, anyhow?
Nice blog, Tam. And cleanhead, ya beat me to it.

Anonymous said...

Pith helmet?

Does it protect one from pithy comments?
Dennis

pignock said...

Encyclopedia Tam - cool. Good luck, too!

Mark said...

Exciting. Linking in. Knock 'em dead, kid!

M

1894C said...

Don't like persians...too gamey.

Anonymous said...

taste like chicken...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

I was just looking over my new (to me) Mannlicher Shoenaeur, and wondered what that little button thingy was.

Mine is in 30/06, to complement my rock island arsenal Springfield, sporterized.

I noted that the guys at the gun store all wanted to be the guy who got it for me out of the back room. A last walk up the isle with a beautiful lady.... before she gets hitched!

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Tam: great site! A good outlet for your encyclopedic (did I spell that right?) knowledge of weapons and history. Look forward to reading it regularly.

JR said...

A great idea, and an great site.

I have highlighted it as my "Blog of The Week".

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tam. That was a very interesting walk through history and eloquent story telling.

dr mac

Anonymous said...

Love your "arms room," I think we must be soul brothers or something! Wish I'd thought of it!

Beautiful arms collection, there is something so special about holding a 100 year old piece and thinking about the history it may have seen. I can't get enough.

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God Bless,
WmRoy