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Posted: 12/28/2005 10:24:03 AM EDT
I would like to buy my dad a gun made in 1948 as that is the same year he was born. I guess I will have to go by a serial number more then anything. Can anyone give me an idea of what kind of gun I should get him? I have been trying ot find different databases of serial numbers to find where I can find a gun like this.

He is into old gun liks Winchester lever guns and double barreled shotguns. He loves 1911's as well. Thanks for any help.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:29:15 AM EDT
how about a CMP garand?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:30:47 AM EDT
My dad has a Remington 720; those were made from 1946 to some time in the 50's or 60's I believe. Good guns too.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:32:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:35:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 10:38:02 AM EDT by A_Free_Man]
Maybe a Remington Sportsman 11-48 shotgun? First marketed in 1948, it was designed from the Browning patent, a more streamlined version of the Remington Model 11 (which looks and works like a Browning A-5*). The 11-48 was the predecessor to the Remington 1100**, and looks very nearly like it.

* Browning A-5, Remington Model 11 and 11-48 were recoil operated. Unlike the Browning, the 11-48 had an interesting bushing that was self-adjusting for various loads.

** Remington 1100 was gas operated.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:54:08 AM EDT
Theres alot available here just to name a few of the top of my head, Yugo M-48 Mauser, Mosin Nagant M-44, SKS-45 (Soviet....), Swiss K-31, possibly French MAS 36, and many others, ask around at Parallaxbills Curio & Relic and Millitary Surplus Firearms Forum, you'll have to open an EZboard account if you haven't already but it's free....
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