What must a collection include to be a great collection
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December 29, 2002, 10:09 PM
A Tom Clancy and a Jeff Cooper book.
A Cleaning Kit.
And a firearm of one sort or another. More if you can afford them.
December 29, 2002, 10:10 PM
First, have 100 million dollars...then start a collection...
In the meantime, I have a small selection of martial firearms (Garands, GI 1911's, Winchester '97). Everything else is more of a 'working' firearm than a collection (all the other 1911's, M14, AR's, CAS gear, etc.)
A friend of mine has a collection of military guns...his goal is to have one of each of the mass-fielded guns from the major WWII players. The hunt is fun :)
December 29, 2002, 10:14 PM
It is not a collection it is a work in progress!
December 29, 2002, 10:25 PM
All the semi-auto only military rifles issued since WW2.
December 29, 2002, 10:47 PM
Stuff ! Yeah,that's the ticket. Every collection should have lots of it. That, and books, gotta' have lots of those. ;)
December 29, 2002, 10:52 PM
"... to be a great collection" is a really open-ended question.
I'd say a 22 rimfire rifle and handgun, a 12 gauge pump, a bolt action centerfire rifle of with decent power topped with a scope, a 30-30, 44 Mag or 45 lever action, a 4" barrel 357 Mag revolver, a go anywhere carry gun, a 9mm pistol and a 1911A1 should be on almost everybodys list as should something that shoots .223, a 7.62x39 or a 7.62x54R.
And of course, everyone should have a Garand. A 1903, an Enfield, Nagant, a Thompson, M1 Carbine, a bunch more military rifles, a couple of Mausers, a Borwning HP, a P08, a P38, a Makarov, Webley and a few more will make a pretty good collection. Still not great...
December 29, 2002, 11:00 PM
You should have one of each of them if you're trying to collect the whol set.;) :D
December 29, 2002, 11:01 PM
If everyone had the same things in their collections, how boring would that be? Maybe as a guide line, I'd say a 1911, a S&W revolver, a couple of rifles, shotguns, to start and whatever else may tickle your fancy ;)
December 29, 2002, 11:15 PM
At least one from the major manufacturers in common calibers.
December 29, 2002, 11:22 PM
The Bare Basics include:
I want to be able to: shoot a squirrel, shoot an elk, defend my life. Shooting birds on-wing is a big plus.
If you can "shoot an elk," you can certainly shoot something - ahem - "better."
December 29, 2002, 11:40 PM
I'd like to add to my collection at some point:
Sistema Colt Modelo 1927, Caliber .45 ACP
FAL Izzy LB
December 29, 2002, 11:44 PM
My must haves that I don't have yet;
a quality 1911.
a single action.
December 30, 2002, 12:01 AM
at least one example of every firearm ever made.
wow do i have a long way to go:)
December 30, 2002, 12:09 AM
A collection always needs something else to add to the collection.
December 30, 2002, 12:16 AM
I don't have a collection. I have a toolbox. So IMO, your assemblage of firearms should be geared to meet YOUR needs.
December 30, 2002, 12:21 AM
SA handguns: 1911, Beretta, Glock, HK, SIG
Wheelguns: a single action of some type, one each J-, K-, L-, and N-frame.
Rifles: Garand, Mauser, one FBPP of one type or another
December 30, 2002, 12:22 AM
I don't consider firearms to be collectors items, but if I wanted to "round things out", my list would include:
I think each one of those has a special place in US history. There's more that would be nice to have, but this is a good start. So far I only have three items off the list, but I'm working on it. :cool:
December 30, 2002, 01:35 AM
Two words...."One More." That is all that is needed to round out the collection.
My personal choices would include lots of .22's.
And when you find a gun you like, you should always have multiples of said guns.
December 30, 2002, 01:41 AM
HANDGUNS: At least one semi-auto and one revolver.
Bonus Magnum caliber
RIFLES: At least one bolt action, one lever action, one semi-auto
Bonus full auto
SHOTGUN: At least one auto, one pump, and one break open action.
December 30, 2002, 02:20 AM
Anything you can stuff in the safe.
Typically, you'd need a decent DA revolver in either .38/.357 or .44mag.
And a .45acp pistol.
And a 9mm pistol.
And a .22 pistol.
Then you need to fill the big part of the safe with longuns, first would be a decent .22lr.
And a Homeland Defense Rifle of the AR or AK sort.
And a .308 or .30-06.
And a 12 guage shotgun.
December 30, 2002, 03:34 AM
Good reference material
good cleaning kit and tools
guns: 1911 style, wheelguns (J, K,L, N) 22 rifle and handgun, shotgun(s) (model 12, 101, mod 23)
My collection is the poorest in my history...but I have fun and dream...gratful to have what I do
December 30, 2002, 04:00 AM
Swords. Every collection should a couple of these babies.
The older the better. :D
December 30, 2002, 05:04 AM
-1911 (I have one)
-CZ (I have one) or if you don't like them another high-cap 9mm
-a wheelgun or many (got em)
-something small for carry, if you're in a carry state or not- laws change people move, be prepared (got one)
-blackpowder revolver (have one)
-a .22 rifle or two (have 3)
-a .22 pistol (need)
-SAA clone or Vaquero (need)
-a bolt rifle with scope (need)
-mil-surplus bolt rifle (need)
-Semi auto commercial rifle (need)
-mil style semi rifle (got an SKS)
-lever rifle or 10 (I have one, more to come)
-blackpowder rifle (need)
-shotgun or several (had one but no more, need one bad)
December 30, 2002, 06:50 AM
Every collection must have....
1. .22 rifle
2. .22 pistol
3. 12 GA Shotgun