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Posted: 1/6/2012 3:51:40 PM EDT
That have great history behind them?

Ones that you have bought or got from your family, share your stories
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Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:52:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 3:53:37 PM EDT by kevinb120]
All of my former firearms unfortunately had a history similar to that of the Titanic.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:54:10 PM EDT
I only own one gun. I think there is no need to own more than one gun. I do not understand people who own more than one gun. My one gun has no history that would be the slightly bit interesting.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:54:50 PM EDT
i have a 1942 SAKO M39 with what i believe are kill marks scratched into the stock.





Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:54:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NinerMaine:
I only own one gun. I think there is no need to own more than one gun. I do not understand people who own more than one gun. My one gun has no history that would be the slightly bit interesting.


you GOT to be in haha


Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:54:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kevinb120:
All of my former firearms unfortunately had a history similar to that of the Titanic.


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Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:58:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 4:13:02 PM EDT by CRsmoker250]
.303 Brit Enfield that I used for deer hunting, borrowed from my uncle. Found out that it was used to murder a guy in a union dispute outside of an Armstrong plant in the late 70's. Kinda creepy

ETA: I might clarify that the issue went to trial, conviction, yada yada....gun ended up out of court after all done. Uncle ended up with it
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:59:00 PM EDT


This once belonged to Jim Bridger.

Or it was a $40 kit, can't remember which anymore.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:00:45 PM EDT
Now wait just a god damn minute here! You people mean to tell me you own REAL guns? Like, ones that shoot bullets? And all this time I thought this was all talk.

Huh.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:02:45 PM EDT
are you kidding? whats the boat thing again
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:03:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By groovyrascal:
Now wait just a god damn minute here! You people mean to tell me you own REAL guns? Like, ones that shoot bullets? And all this time I thought this was all talk.

Huh.



I only have airsoft guns. Does that make you feel better.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:03:18 PM EDT
Been in my family a LOONNGG time.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:05:23 PM EDT
1943 Ithaca 1911A1 my grandpa carried in Korea where he drove a tank.
He is still alive today but he gave me his war sidearm a couple years ago.

One of these days I am going to make a display box with glass with a pic of him, the gun, and maybe 7 .45 bullets displayed somewhere in the box too.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:06:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:07:19 PM EDT
a .38 and a 10/22
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:08:51 PM EDT
Guns are icky...
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:14:35 PM EDT
As a first generation shooter (dirty foreigner), there are no grandpa guns, or dad's trusty revolvers. The oldest thing in my safe is a CZ pistol. Maybe the FAL I built from a brazilian kit has a story, but I sure don't know it, other than my stories of meeting other FAL folks since I bought it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:18:55 PM EDT
I have a Sig P6 which is the same as a P225, 9mm 8+1, got it at a pawn shop for $300. No rail, no night sights, stamped in Dec of 1980, nothing major about it. But..... they were originally made for and carried by the West German Polizei. Death to commies.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:21:38 PM EDT
I don't have it yet and I am in absolutely no hurry to get it. My dad has my grandfather's Winchester Model 12, it was the only thing he asked for when my grandfather passed away. I was the last one to go hunting with Grampa before he died, and he carried that shotgun. Me not having the gun now means I still have my dad, so I would prefer to keep things as they are for as long as possible.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:25:40 PM EDT
1936 K98k German Mauser. Pretty sure it was used in WWII, but I have no idea how it got to the states. I haven't seen any unusual markings.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:26:14 PM EDT
my grandfather had two girls and one boy. My grandfather pulled a Luger off a dead german back in WWII and naturally passed it along to his son.

My uncle(his son) didn't have any kids and passed away a couple years ago. The Luger now is in the hands of his wife who will never let go of anything to its true family and will pass it along to her sister, farther from my family as they go.

FML
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:31:51 PM EDT
I'm sure my 1920's Mauser C96 has some history behind it.


My 1951 Ishapore SMLE No 1 mkIII* grenade launching rifle probably does too.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:33:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Staggunner:
http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n579/Staggunner/muzzle%20loader/100_0223.jpg

This once belonged to Jim Bridger.











Or it was a $40 kit, can't remember which anymore.


It did belong to Jim Bridger, I have his other one (though strangely his other one came dissembled in a cardboard and styrofoam box.)
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:55:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 7:34:55 PM EDT by jrinfoley]
This has been in family since it was new. My uncle handed down to me since I'm the last surviving male with a son to carry on our name.



The same uncle gave me his war trophy bring back from WWII captured near Salerno or Anzio.

K98a Mauser









Sadly, he just passed away at the age of 99.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:02:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 5:05:51 PM EDT by thedr]
Originally Posted By 92muddyXJ:
1943 Ithaca 1911A1 my grandpa carried in Korea where he drove a tank.
He is still alive today but he gave me his war sidearm a couple years ago.

One of these days I am going to make a display box with glass with a pic of him, the gun, and maybe 7 .45 bullets displayed somewhere in the box too.

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4697/ithacaserial.jpg


That is REALLY a great gun to own! You should be proud!
Be sure to post a picture of your handy work with pictures and with some accessories!

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:06:58 PM EDT
Sorry, boating accident took my beloved .38 revolver and my .22 rifle.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:09:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:15:07 PM EDT
Not me, guns are scary.....If I were to have any guns I would for sure have lost them in some boating accident.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:19:07 PM EDT
Parker Bros. Side by side Damascus 10 gauge that was my great grand father's. My dad gave it to me as a family keepsake, I pulled the fore stock off and my Dad had scratched his name on the underside, in 1951, when he was 15.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:28:22 PM EDT
My Dad worked for the Sheriff's Department back home for 23 years after he retired from the U.S. Air Force. When he first started, the deputies had to buy their own 4" .357 revolvers for duty use. His first one was a Taurus 66, which lasted a few months until he had the money saved for a S&W 686. He carried that 686 for about 10 years, until his arthritis got too severe for him to handle the recoil. He had to pull it several times during those years, luckily never having to actually shoot anybody. When he stopped riding the road and went to full time corrections, I got the gun from him. It's the one gunwith which I'll never part.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:44:59 PM EDT
have a matching number 1912 C96 with no import marks. I wish it could talk.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:46:31 PM EDT
I have my Grandfathers 1911 Colt that he carried during prohibition. Grandpa was a bootlegger, and Grandma ran a Speakeasy and whore house near Cedar Point.

I have my Dads old model Ruger Single-Six, one of a few with a 'D' prefix serial number from when Ruger accidentally made a run of guns with serial numbers already used. The revolver I learned to shoot with when I was a kid.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:59:05 PM EDT
Granddad carried a Thompson in WWII. Unfortunately, he didn't get to bring that one home with him. He did have his 1911 from Korea, but lost it (along with pretty much everything else) in a house fire when my dad was a baby. Crying shame...

When my granddad passed away, my dad got his tools (he was a carpenter). One uncle got his shotgun, one got his deer rifle (sporterized Mauser), and one got his .22 (circa '77 Glenfield 60). When the latter uncle passed, Dad found the .22 in his house with a broken stock; my uncle has some wicked PTSD from his time in Vietnam, and broke it during an "episode". Several years ago, I snuck it out of Dad's closet when he wasn't looking, and rebuilt it - new stock, new trigger guard, new feed throat, etc.
I gave it back to Dad for Father's Day that year, and he was overjoyed! One day, it'll be passed along to my little boy. It's not something valuable or rare, but it means a lot to us.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 6:02:52 PM EDT
1943 first pattern Quality Hardware M1 Carbine.

Sent to China as aid to Chang Kai Sheks Nationalist Army, taken by the Chicoms and used by the peoples militia until they got replaced by SKS.

Sat in a dusty warehouse in Burma for about 25 years with its brothers until they were imported into Canada around 2005.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 6:04:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 6:13:57 PM EDT by LARRYG]
I would imagine that my Garands, my M1 Carbines, and my 03A3 probably have some history behind them.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 6:06:34 PM EDT
I have a non firing replica.

Real guns are scary.

Danny
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 6:50:42 PM EDT


I don't have any guns no more.... lost them all in a tragic boating accident....
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 7:01:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 7:02:51 PM EDT by MARINEORDIE]
I have a Colt Trooper that my Dad used to kill a guy in Nam that was carrying a Tokarav (spelling). I have that gun as well. Shot both of them last week in fact.


ETA: The Trooper has two notches in the grip carved by my Dad. That gun has two kills.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 7:50:10 PM EDT
Dude this is against AR15.com protocol asking this question. OPSEC!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 7:50:49 PM EDT
Guns are icky. Ewwww!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 7:58:15 PM EDT
None, they all got lost in the lake when my boat capsized.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 7:58:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MILLERLGT82:
That have great history behind them?

Ones that you have bought or got from your family, share your stories

When we going shooting, Mr. Name-I-can't-say-on-the-interwebs?


Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:01:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jrinfoley:
This has been in family since it was new. My uncle handed down to me since I'm the last surviving male with a son to carry on our name.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/jrinfoley/P1000252.jpg

The same uncle gave me his war trophy bring back from WWII captured near Salerno or Anzio.

K98a Mauser

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/jrinfoley/P1000328.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/jrinfoley/P1000330.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v466/jrinfoley/P1000335.jpg

Sadly, he just passed away at the age of 99.

Got any Third Reich markings on that Mauser?
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:03:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wspe1:
Dude this is against AR15.com protocol asking this question. OPSEC!


I am pretty sure being a registered member of this site is an OPSEC violation.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:09:25 PM EDT
I own all but one of the guns used to get standing in the Heller II case.

Eat a DICK DC.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:16:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 8:23:33 PM EDT by tacosmasher]
my austrian shootzen, k98 mauser, and several old shotguns probably have good stories associated with them.

Actually i know that one of the older shotguns was the reason my dad had a shotgun pellet in his forehead from a ricocet from my Grandfather ( WWII 101st airborne c company Vet) and him target shooting.


The link is about my grandfather.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:16:23 PM EDT
I have ny grandfather's Stevens 311 16ga side by side.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:23:18 PM EDT
I have my Great, Great, Umpty Great Grandfathers 1832 Springfield .58 cal muzzle loader. It was originally flintlock, but was converted to cap-and-ball for the Civil War. It even has his name carved into the stock.

Since I have no sons it will pass to my daughter when I die.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 8:26:05 PM EDT
None of mine have any interesting history that is known to me. I do have a .22 rifle and 12g S/S that were my great grandfather's and a S&W .38 that was my grandpa's.

I guess I do have a old S&W .38 top break that supposedly was a duty gun of a Chicago (?) policeman in the 1920s. It belonged to the father or grandfather of the guy who gave it to me, who decided he didn't want guns in the house. I don't know of it's history but IIRC there are 3 notches in the grip. I used to have a 1918 military Colt 1911 that I stupidly sold, I'm sure it had some history.
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