Spectacular Machine Gun Collection

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  1. I was at a local indoor action match a couple weeks ago. This guy came over and commented on my Wiselite Sterling Mk4 and Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS. He asked about the MP5 clone and then asked “Want to see a real MK4 and MP5?” Yes, yes I would. He had his friend go fetch them. We talked a bit waiting for the friend to return and he showed me some photos of his collection on his phone. I mentioned that I am a writer for TFB and so he invited me to check out his collection. There are some rather rare guns in his collection.

 

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Here are his Singapore Ultimax 100 Mk 2 and Ultimax 100 Mk 4. The recoil is non-existent.

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Some RPKs and an RPD.

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These are not select fire but interesting.

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HK91s with registered sear packs.

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Some full auto AKs

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Then we have his beltfed section. All working and all full auto.

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Here is a PKM

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An MG42.

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Water cooled 1919 .

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Another 1919. There are two more in this collection.

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A BAR with Swedish pistol grip. He says there is no modification it is a simple bolt on.

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I have been invited to pick a couple to shoot when the weather gets warmer. I cannot wait. Much of this collection is like “Pearls before swine” as I do not know much about machine guns other than the generic select fire guns. Belt Fed weapons are completely foreign to me. The owner is willing to teach me about them and you will see a bunch of articles in the future detailing some of this fantastic collection.


Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • thedonn007

    Are these all transferable?

    • Andrew

      Either they aren’t all transferable or they aren’t all full auto, because there aren’t any FN P90s on the registry (design work is said to have started in 1986, but the first prototypes weren’t produced until 1987 and it wasn’t released until 1990).

      • While folks focus on the enactment date of FOPA86, they also need to remember that the transfer of imported machineguns had already been curtailed by GCA68.

      • Twilight sparkle

        It might just be an all nfa collection, the ps90 could just be there since its an sbr.

    • Konflict7993

      All I want to know if tranferable Ultimax 100 Mk 2s exist.

      • There are not any transferable Ultimax guns but there are some pre-86 dealer sample guns.

    • Nicholas C

      Some are but s lot of them are post samples and a couple de-wads. Like the STG44 was a De-wad.

  • Andrew

    I came.

  • iksnilol

    I am slightly bothered by the Japanese rising sun flag being behind the MG-42.

    Like… IT DOESN’T FIT THE THEME!

    • Major Tom

      Neither does the Nazi swastika flying behind SOVIET COLD WAR machine gun.

      • iksnilol

        It’s like somebody wanted to vex all people with an interest in recent history.

        • Emperor Palpatine

          ..

  • Major Tom

    The “unknown” machine gun looks like a Browning M1917 kitbashed with a Vickers or Maxim gun thermal sleeve. Early production model? Limited variant?

    • Ken

      Maybe one of the export models?

      • Major Tom

        The flash suppressor (I assume it’s a flash suppressor) on the end of the barrel is reminiscent a little bit of the Swedish M/29 variant of the 1917 for anti-aircraft use.

        So possibly.

    • Josh

      I was thinking Maxim too

    • politicsbyothermeans

      I think it’s an M1917A1 based on the riveted side flanges along the bottom of the receiver. The water jacket is a little screwy. That is almost definitely a Maxim booster (minus flash hider/flame arrestor) but likely not a Maxim water jacket or cap. I’d have to see the trunnion end of things to figure it out. The water jackets and associated plumbing were actually relatively fragile so it’s not uncommon to see Frankenjackets like this one.

  • #lifegoals

    • Bob

      Maybe it’s feasible for you, Mr. Spend-$4000-to-make-a-G36-Clone, but for us mere mortals it’s a little hard to do. ;D

  • ken

    The last LMG is a Japanese type96 not BAR.

    • Phil Hsueh

      No, it is a BAR, it’s just that it’s behind the Type 96 is all so it’s a bit confusing since you’re naturally looking at the foreground first.

  • ken

    see the BAR now. Great pic of it BTW

  • katratzi791

    A video about this collection will be fantastic.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Uhh….

    • Swarf

      Just need to PS the photo of the guy’s wall in to the glasses reflection.

    • Like this?

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Awesome

  • John Yossarian

    Awesome! Please be sure to let the owner know how much we all appreciate your access to his collection.

  • DIR911911 .

    somebody won life’s lotto . . . BIG

  • Istvan80

    WOW. He’s got even an AMD too

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    You are blessed! Can’t wait for more. I’m so envious to have a similar collection one day. LOL.

  • Swarf

    That is a goldmine, Nicolas C. Don’t piss this guy off and you’ve got articles for years. We’re all going to be waiting for the next installment of Mystery Dude’s Full Auto Garage.

  • Tahoe

    What’s the gun between the PKM and MG42? It has what looks like an HK drum mag, but doesn’t look like an HK.

    • Nicholas C

      He told me but i dont remember.

  • Paul White

    I’m just going to reassure my “collection” that it’s in no way inadequate and that I don’t secretly want more and more variety. *sigh*

  • Johnson184

    Dude… marry that guy.

    • Nicholas C

      He is divorced. So you have a chance. LOL

  • Evan

    The fact that my gun collection looks nothing like that is depressing.

  • Bob

    Errrrk… This guy could go to some third world country and straight up build an army to take it over. The Man Who Would Be King….

  • M1911

    Wow.

  • salty

    tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiits!!

  • Wynter

    Dayum…….just dayum…..

    Is he single? I’m not the type to marry for money but for a mega full auto collection like that I might lol.

    Just kidding of course. Seriously though, that is amazing! I always wanted to be able to afford a select fire AR lower someday but it ain’t happening. That guy must have a full on Scrooge McDuck money vault in the basement…or…that room is it.

  • avconsumer2

    Wow. It’s like a toy store… but with guns. I’m afraid I’d have to paint that peg board white though. The standard brown just isn’t doing those beauties any justice. They’d contrast a lot better with white.

  • Leigh Rich

    Nice collection display. Mine is smaller but nice to see i am not the only one.

  • RSG

    I’m happy that this collector has the wherewithal to pursue such a magnificent assemblage and that he’s allowing you access to it. Grateful even. But I can’t help feeling complete disdain for our government and its pursuit to diminish our rights. For those that don’t know, without the GCAs (both of them) that infringe our ability to own full auto small arms, a brand new M16 F/A rifle would cost a civilian no more than what a semi auto version does. The only reason these are prohibitively expensive is because there are no transferable guns in circulation after 1986. REPEAL THE GCA. REPEAL THE NFA. ABOLISH THE ATF.

    • Geoffry K

      Have to repeal the Hughes Amendment to FOPA to buy NEW select fire weapons.
      The machines guns still owned will stay high priced even if the GCA and NFA were repealed. It would just make it easier to buy and sell them without the ATF forms and Tax Stamp.

  • shooter2009

    That guy must rob banks for a living…

    😉

  • John Seeba

    What ever you do don’t let obummer’s cronies know where this collection is. They will kill your friend to get them away from him.

  • Miguel Raton

    Ask him if he’ll adopt? 😉