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Posted: 5/10/2004 1:56:52 PM EST
When at the range or when someone comes over to see your collection, what is the first gun you show them or which is the one that you would rather die than get rid of?
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:00:32 PM EST
My Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special. (A 1911, for you Philistines out there)
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:01:26 PM EST
My 1941 byf Black Widow Luger.
It is not only mint, it was given to me by my late Father, a week before he died.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:05:11 PM EST
Got about fifteen favorites that I would never part with.

Flavor of the week is my new AR-10 carbine. I can't really say that I would pick it over any of the others as "the one", but I hold it a lot.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:05:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
which is the one that you would rather die than get rid of?

definitely have to be the large one in my pants

(well somebody was inevitably gonna say it)
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:13:47 PM EST

I have a Remington 11-87 Sporting Clays NP (nickle plated reciever) that I shot in competitions a lot in high school, that's probably it.

I have a 1933 Colt 1911 that is really cool...but I haven't had it long enough to get sentimental with. Eventually this will probably be it.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:15:13 PM EST
A tossup between the FAL and the 1911A1.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:18:20 PM EST
A 1924 Colt 1911 Transitional Model and my Custom M1A always seems to surface first. Then the AR-10, 15's and AR-50.

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:19:44 PM EST
The two that get the most looks are my Colt/RRA M4 wannabe & my Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 mag
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:21:55 PM EST
Depends what they are into.

Whatever is on the mill with metal chips laying all around makes a good impression.

To confound gun guys, I take apart a 1904 Portuguese bolt and have them put it back together (hey, it is only 5 peices or so...)

A first model Newton in good shape usually impresses bolt type guys, or the STG-58.

A Broomhandle Mauser impresses pistoleros.

An MG-34 parts kit with the dummy reciever impresses everyone, but I leave it in the closet to avoid ugly rumors.

Got lots of neat stuff, but I will *never* part with Grandpa's old Marlin 39 with the salt eroded finish and near smooth bore.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:23:36 PM EST
I like my AK and AR equally well, and my shotty needs to go to the smith. However, I am eagerly awaiting my 458 SOCOM upper, which will have a DD 12.0FSP handguard on it.
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Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:23:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2004 2:27:51 PM EST by luger355]
Originally Posted By AR-10:
Got about fifteen favorites that I would never part with.

Sounds about right for me too. P-08's, P-38's SAA's, Garands their all staying.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:25:00 PM EST

Reising Model 50

My first full auto
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:27:40 PM EST
My homemade/put togeather M-4. I love it, but most folks I show it to have no idea of what all the bells & whistles cost, or what I went through to get it that way. Pistols would be my Kimber Pro Carry CDPII. I think it's purrrrddy.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:30:33 PM EST
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I think its my pre ban Sendra carbine. Got it from John Ross and its really a nice lightweight fighting gun. Plus my new Kimber Ultra CDP. For a range report on my new Kimber see the handgun forum.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:37:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy223:

Reising Model 50

My first full auto

Lumpy!!!!! I just got to shoot one of those at a Chute n Shoot! I was hot with the thing too! Good sights and long range performance for a subgun. Weird charging handle though. Tiny mags for a full auto too.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:41:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By brouhaha:

Wow! Is that yours?
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:42:28 PM EST
Whatever is at the top of the safe, sometimes a Gold Cup, sometimes a Python.
If they are into rifles, an AK (or two) is in the way of getting out the early '90s (maybe late '80s) M1A, with all the goodies...the last rifle I'd part with.
The bi-pod and bayonet seems to make it more complete and gets 2nd looks from hunting types.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:43:43 PM EST
Shiloh Sharps Long Range Express in .45-70. Waited 3 years on back order. Worth every minute.

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:46:31 PM EST
My Garthwaite 45 for pistols. One gun I'll never get rid of and I'm quite proud of is a Marlin Model 90 O/U. It was my uncles. My uncle was killed March 13, 1945 in France.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:49:16 PM EST
That'd be my AO 27a1 semi-auto Thompson. Got it fixed up with a horizontal forearm, 28 style cocking knob, paddle safety, modified mag catch so it'll take un-modified FA mags. It's heavy and by modern standards isn't "State of the Art" for a combat weapon but I still love it. A very close second would be my Austin & Halleck Mt. Rifle. It's a flintlock and has the fancy wood so it's a real looker. Goes bang(well, flash-bang would be more like it) each time I pull the trigger.
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Link Posted: 5/10/2004 2:53:37 PM EST
Rifle: Panther shorty w/green furniture and OKO sight

Handgun: Reworked Browning HiPower
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:00:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2004 3:01:20 PM EST by a320az]
Currently my .308!

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:03:28 PM EST
If I ever get it done, it will be my 1911 from an 80% forging
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:03:58 PM EST
mah AR
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:10:21 PM EST
Mauser C96 9 mm "Broom handle" with original shoulder stock, it always draws attention.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:20:22 PM EST
My 9mm AR
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:20:58 PM EST
LOL, I'll bet you get alot of people saying you can't put a stock on a pistol, right? What they don't understand is that if it's pre-'98 it's ok.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:24:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By sydney7629:
So...which gun are you most proud to show off?

Pre-ban 10-22 !
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:26:39 PM EST
Either my Belgium FAL, or, my HK91.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:27:04 PM EST
Ruger No. 1 B in .280 Rem. Topped w/ an older Redfield 3x9. IMO It just oooooozes class.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:29:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By brouhaha:

you lucky bastard
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:54:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:48:01 PM EST
Gotta be my Iron Brigade Armory rifles.

Precision shooting at its finest edge.

A maxed out IBA M1A that has been photographed for Janes Defence. A brand new 300 win mag and a rebuilt M86 Macmillan action with a limited run barrel made for Delta several years ago. All three are incredible shooters.

Love them

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:00:58 PM EST
JP SAUER 12ga side by side over 30.06
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