Charlton Heston's Basement - not really, but still cool -1 reply

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Rafterman

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#1 10 years ago

WARNING Anti-gunners should just hit the back button now as you are about to be subjected to some of the most amazing gun porn you've ever seen.

I got this email from my aunt. As usual, I always check it against the various hoax sites out there and did, indeed, find some innacuracies. Nevertheless, it's still good stuff.

Charlton Heston Gun Collection Photographs

Commentary: According to this message, which circulates via email and has also been posted to a number of firearms related forums and blogs, the attached photographs show a massive gun collection stored in the basement of a house owned by the late actor Charlton Heston.

Although the photographs themselves are genuine, many commentators have pointed out that the gun collection actually belonged to the late Bruce Stern, rather than Charlton Heston. Mr Stern was a lifelong military and gun collector. An attorney and Vietnam veteran, he was involved in a number of military and firearms related organizations. He was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Board of Directors. Mr Stern passed away in July, 2007.

The Stern gun collection became famous among firearms enthusiasts. A portion of the extensive collection was auctioned off in March 2008 by James D. Julia Auctioneers. The auction, which included firearms from other collections as well as Stern's, raised a record-breaking $12.7 million. Photographs of items from the Stern collection are available on the Julia Auctions website. Another part of the Stern collection is set to be auctioned in October, 2008.

Although the gun collection featured in the photographs did not belong to Charlton Heston, the late actor was a passionate gun rights supporter and served as president and spokesman of the NRA from 1998 until 2003. He died in April 2008.

Misidentification of ownership aside, these photographs certainly reveal a truly remarkable collection.




[130.Pz]W.Fuchs

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#2 10 years ago

Thanks, I finally know the story behind those legendary pictures :lol:




Von Mudra

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#3 10 years ago

Seen those pics before, always wondered who actually owned it. Judging by the plane in his front yard, he's loaded enough to be able to spend money on all that stuff. Its truely an impressive collection, an example of almost every major small arm from WW1-modern day




[130.Pz]W.Fuchs

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#4 10 years ago

Just look at the amount of BAR's :p Now I think about it.. He could arm a force..




silian

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#5 10 years ago

IMO there is only one plausible reason he'd need that many weapons... .... War with the Apes! :lol:




jumjum

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#6 10 years ago

Think I saw a Lafette trpod in there....




Von Mudra

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#7 10 years ago

Sadly, no Lafette that I can see in that collection:(




jumjum

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#8 10 years ago

Pffft, and they call it a collection....




Mr. BlOnd.Dk

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#9 10 years ago
jumjum;4390386Pffft, and they call it a collection....

Yes you are right JumJum! What is a gun collection without a.. 200px-Slingshot_%28weapon%29.jpg




Lainer

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#10 10 years ago

Freaking WOW! So thats where all those Class 3 guns are at! Nice to see that collection being freed up for the rest of us working class types....




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