I’m planning to do a major giveaway contest to help expand the readership here, and to thank all you folks for reading and commenting and helping to make Forgotten Weapons be so successful and enjoyable for us. The plan is to give away something cool every day for a month, so I need to find a bunch of companies making cool stuff, and I’d like to get your input. What neat things have you been eyeing that you would like the chance to get for free?
We’re looking at things in the $20-$100 range here, and with that in mind, please let me know who you would like to see participate in this event. We’re in Europe right now (specifically, in the Musee de Armee in Paris today if things have stayed on schedule), so I probably won’t be able to respond right away, but please let me know what companies you think would be a good fit. Holsters, magazines, maybe something like a collectible bayonet – you tell me. We’ll put the whole event together when we return to the US, and hopefully we can get you some great stuff and bring some new folks to the blog.
And just because I hate to leave a post without any pictures, here’s a shot of a board showing the steps for making cases and charger clips for the 6.5×53 Uruguayan Daudeteau-Mauser. Enjoy!
Well it sure would be nice to see some of those RP46 top covers given away haha.
But in all honesty rare militaria is always fascinating and can be found at relatively low price the world over. I’m sure virtually anything you picked up would be responded to positively!
Why not give away rare and/or exotic cartridges as a prize? Such as, from here:
Something darn near everyone would use; like a half-gallon jug of CLP. If you think that’s too much – you aren’t shooting enough. 😉
You might consider the large instructional posters that governments and manufacturers produce to explain the function of their firearms and ammunition. These make great wall hangers in collection rooms.
You might consider the large instructional posters which the militaries and manufacturers produce to instruct users on the function of their guns and ammunition. These make great wall hangers in collection rooms.
Reloading supplies, possibly from MidwayUSA.com or anything collectable from IMA-USA.com. I also like all of the recommendations above.