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Title: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: Black November on January 27, 2020, 05:58:31 PM
Do you think it is a bad idea to include some wild replicas in a gun room like a fake RPG, dummy grenades, or a belt fed .50 cal? Obliviously all would be non-functioning and totally legal, but it would really throw people off.

These fakes would only be for decoration purpose, and to compliment the actual firearms collection.

Thoughts pros/cons?
Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: scoop on January 27, 2020, 07:21:48 PM
It's your room, you can do what you want.
Are you asking because you're going to let others in to see?
Maybe that's not a good idea...
Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: Black November on January 27, 2020, 08:25:50 PM
I am more concerned that there will some kind of misunderstanding with alphabet soup, and I will be escorted/held downtown until they finally realize they’re replicas.

Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: scoop on January 28, 2020, 11:07:08 AM
Those guys are pretty good at spotting replicas.
I don't think you'll have much to worry about.
Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: fred.greek on January 28, 2020, 10:33:04 PM
I would be concerned about some whiny liberal filing a complaint, and getting shot during a kick the door open event....
Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: Black November on January 29, 2020, 07:22:01 AM
I would be concerned about some whiny liberal filing a complaint, and getting shot during a kick the door open event....

This also....but again it all depends on who is allowed to see it in the first place.
Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: David in MN on January 31, 2020, 08:37:46 AM
I've seen guys fill out a room with deactivated weapons rather than buy at full price when it's just for show. I've also seen guys who make replicas (Adam Savage does Youtubes about making "that gun" from movies).

There's a lot of options here whether you want to achieve a look, have real surplus, focus on a certain time or war, or have movie prop memorabilia.
Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: David in MN on January 31, 2020, 11:29:59 AM
OK, I've been hunting on antique and deactivated websites. You could go really far with a pretty small budget getting a couple deactivated grenades, historical bayonets, musketballs, and the like. I mean a budget of $2k would yield a nice little historical collection. I assume you've already got some guns  ;) to display and maybe a nice knife or two. If you've done the surplus thing like a WWII rifle it would fit in all the better.

I must confess I find this idea growing on me. A room of all my guns and historical military/outdoorsman gear with a custom built cleaning/armoring bench, an armchair with all my gun books, and maybe a little shelf with a couple bottles of Scotch to sip on and appreciate my little museum when I've got it all done and set up.

I'll haveto wait (young child) but I find this idea fascinating. Done right you would really have a cool reading room. I'm curious to hear how this works out.
Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: Black November on February 11, 2020, 01:44:55 PM
OK, I've been hunting on antique and deactivated websites. You could go really far with a pretty small budget getting a couple deactivated grenades, historical bayonets, musketballs, and the like. I mean a budget of $2k would yield a nice little historical collection. I assume you've already got some guns  ;) to display and maybe a nice knife or two. If you've done the surplus thing like a WWII rifle it would fit in all the better.

I must confess I find this idea growing on me. A room of all my guns and historical military/outdoorsman gear with a custom built cleaning/armoring bench, an armchair with all my gun books, and maybe a little shelf with a couple bottles of Scotch to sip on and appreciate my little museum when I've got it all done and set up.

I'll haveto wait (young child) but I find this idea fascinating. Done right you would really have a cool reading room. I'm curious to hear how this works out.

In a few months, I am starting construction on a new home. It could take almost a year to finish, but I will send some pics when we are done. Look up gun room on Pinterest for some good ideas and it will really grow on you.
Title: Re: Adding Wild replicas to display in a gun room?
Post by: armymars on February 11, 2020, 04:14:03 PM
  For replicas I think Steam Punk. They look so cool.