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Is that square hole in the back wall a shooting range? I've seen that pic before and someone mentioned it but no one knew for sure.
 

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I know a guy who has a similar collection (but about 25% of the size). He has one of those WWII British machine guns with the mag on top, along with an AA gun and I believe a 20mm cannon, plus a hole bunch of M1 Garands, carbines, a couple of BAR's, bazooka, tommy gun, and various military vehicles in his garage (he has an Army jeep with a .50 cal on it).
 

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It seems those pics got circulated last year and attribted to Charlton Heston.

"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."

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/gun-collection.shtml

Holy Cow. There will be three auctions it seems. Pony up boys.
http://auctionpublicity.com/2008/04/08/julia-firearms-auction-takes-record-127-million/

"A Rheinmetall Germany FG42, Second Model machine gun was not only a choice example but also one of only a few currently known in this country. It carried a presale estimate of $50,000-$90,000 but saw tremendous bidding competition and ended up at $149,500. There were a great number of rarities within the Class III, many of them bringing far above their estimate. A rare and outstanding Johnson Model 1944 light machine gun, carrying a presale estimate of $10,000-$15,000 flew to $74,750. A British Sten MKI sub machine gun, estimated at $7,000-$9,000 brought $32,000. A U.S. Browning machine gun, cal .50M2HB, manufactured by Colt and estimated at $29,000-$39,000 sold for a final price of $51,750."
 

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Texas Armadillo said:
Is that square hole in the back wall a shooting range? I've seen that pic before and someone mentioned it but no one knew for sure.
I was wondering the same thing....


I got these pictures in an e-mail from my uncle, and I just had to share.
 
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