Who has duplicate guns.


May 4, 2006, 05:33 PM
I have a Sig P239 in .40 S&W that I absolutely love however, it is a rare barcoded T&E gun. Lately I have been considering buying another P239 to use as a range and carry gun. While I have multiple 1911s and AR15s (of different manufacturors and sizes) this would be the first duplicate make and model I own. The problem is that my gut tells me to buy something I already have is a waste when there are so many different guns on the market to buy. This lead me to wonder what other think about duplicate firearms.

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May 4, 2006, 05:37 PM
2 Remington 550's
2 SAR-1's
2 P7M13's
2 CZ-52's

Depends on your motivation whether it makes sense. I have 2 P7M13's b/c that is my carry gun. If one goes down, I have another until the primary is fixed. The others I got duplicates for my twin sons. That worked fine until I had a third son last year. :uhoh:

Now I need to work on getting 3 of everything.

May 4, 2006, 05:45 PM

May 4, 2006, 05:51 PM
Dern Server...

May 4, 2006, 06:07 PM
i don't understand the poll...

i have a lot of remington 700's. of the 700's, i have at least doubles in 22-250, 25-06, 7 rem mag, and 7 rum. of the doubles, i have bdl's w/ duplicate chamberings in 25-06, and 7 rem mag.

in handguns, i have duplicate 1911's - so obviously the 45 is duplicated. i have several 40's, but none are the same brand...

in shotguns, i have multiple 12's and 20's...

what was the question again?

May 4, 2006, 07:08 PM
If I own both a 38 and 357 does that count? What if they were made by different manufacturers but are the same style? A 357 is a very strong 38 for all practical purposes. What if a family member has a gun just like mine (same make and model) does that count? Very confusing poll:confused:

May 4, 2006, 07:21 PM
depends what color the holster is.

May 4, 2006, 07:29 PM
I have a pair of MKIII High Powers in 40 S&W as my carry guns.

May 4, 2006, 07:36 PM
C'Mon guys, cut him a break.

The basic question is, do you have more than one of the exact same gun?

A Remington 700 in .308 is not the same as 7mm. Having two Remington 700's in 7mm is a duplicate.

A Colt 1911 is not the same as a Kimber 1911. Two Colt Series 70's are the same.

1 old 0311
May 4, 2006, 07:37 PM
Handguns, YES. I have 4 sets of doubles. I ALWAYS get two of any carry weapon. Target, and long guns no.


May 4, 2006, 07:45 PM
I am sorry that the poll is confusing to some. My main point was to see how many people own EXACT copies of the same gun. That is what I intended "same make and model" to mean. I guess it didn't pop into my mind that the same make and model of a gun can be offered in different sizes (full/compact/subcompact) and calibers. For example, an HK USP comes in fullsize or compact and the Sig P239 is offered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .357 Sig.

For the sake of this pole, I would consider any difference what so ever to be "same make but different model" and "same sake same model" to be exact copies of one another. As I said, I am looking to see how many people own exact copies of the same gun. For example, 2 or more Fullsize HK USPs both in .45acp. I could quite easily justify spending money on differences like size and/or caliber. What I am loking for is how to justify spending money on the exact same gun I already have.

May 4, 2006, 07:50 PM
In CAS we need matched pairs of revolvers. Therefore I have a matched pair of .45 Colt EMF/Uberti Hartfords and just ordered a pair of .357mag EMF/Uberti Marshals.

May 4, 2006, 09:11 PM
2 east german Maks.... will likely have 2 1911's from various makers and working on 2 garands

Not so much of a "I wanna have twins" as it is the guns that I usually like are older and getting harder to find so I stock up while I can.

sigma 40ve
May 4, 2006, 09:15 PM
2 Makarovs
2 CZ52's
3 Yugo SKS's
2 CZ70's

These are my duplicates as far as models go.

May 4, 2006, 09:17 PM
Depends on the gun but I do have a pair of my favorites and I wouldn't mind having duplicates of some others (like another mossberg 12 gauge).
One thing that I have to consider is that I still like to stay mobile. Even when I find something worth having two of I still don't necessarily want two because that means that when I move I have to move two.

Also, in the event of SHTF, all I would be doing is leaving a very functional weapon behind for someone else to use. At the least it is a waste of money that could be used for something else and at the worst it would be leaving a weapon that could be used against me. IMO, in some cases, it would make better sense to just have some spare parts around.

May 4, 2006, 09:21 PM
I have 2 for of my CCW gun (2 PM9s) and of my competition gun (2 S&W 1911s). I have 3 G19s as my former CCW gun (now I'm trying to reduce this to 1).

Vitamin G
May 4, 2006, 10:46 PM
Norinco 1911 (45)
Kimber TLE II 1911 (45)
Colt Delta Elite 1911 (10mm)

FM hi-power
Browning Practical hi-power (both 9mm)

Then there's the "other" guns...

May 4, 2006, 11:07 PM
Had two identical Glock 27's but sold one so I just have my new Glock 22 and 1 27 at this point as far as Glocks go. I am saving to buy myself a pair of S&W M&P pistols in 40S&W as my carry guns. My Glock's will work till then though and if I get bored I can always carry my Beretta 92fs Brigadier INOX, or my S&W model 745 if I want a .45 acp, or my new 2 3/4 inch barell Taurus M627 7 shot .357 with one extra HKS 7 shot speedloader with 125 grain .357 gold dot and one with Ranger T .38spl +P+, or if I want to go mouse gun theres my Sig P230, so I am definitely good for now and thats good because I am also saving for a new HDTV which I am going to pick up before any further additions to my gun or knife collection. Now Accessories is another story altogether.:) :D

May 5, 2006, 12:16 AM
ok... yes, i have doubles. a few, anyway, but only rifles - and most of those would be remington 700 bdl's. also have doubles w/ the 700 lss, and 700 lvsf.

in handguns, i haven't quite been able to talk myself into buying the same exact gun again.

May 5, 2006, 12:24 AM
I have two S&W 4516's. I felt it was important to have a backup of my carry gun.

M2 Carbine
May 5, 2006, 12:41 AM
2 East 9x18 German Makarovs.
2 Russian .380 Makarovs.
2 Russian 9x18 Makarovs.
8 9x18 Bulgarian Makarovs.

2 S&W 2 inch J Frames
2 S&W 3 inch J Frames.

3 9x18 Polish P-64

2 M1 Garands

7 GI M1 Carbines
2 Aftermarket M1 Carbines

2 Ruger Stainless 357 Security Six

2 1903 32 Colts:)

May 5, 2006, 12:43 AM
No duplicate guns for me,i own 4 S&W's
and 1 Charter arms revolvers.They all
operate the same and thats close enough
for me.But i would love to have more 3"
K and N frames in my collection.

May 5, 2006, 01:01 AM
I have duplicates, but not exact copies..ie., Beretta 92 Centurion & inox 92fs., and several HK USPs from compact to Expert ;)

May 5, 2006, 01:45 AM
I have 2 CZ52's, both of the weapons were manufacutured in 1953. Each weapon has a SN difference of 1,379. However, the weapon with the latest S/N has been updated with new smooth maple hand grips, a Harris Compitition FP, a 16.5# barrel spring, a new thumb slide release, and a new universal holster with spare magazine pouch. The one with the earliest S/N is being kept completly stock. So yes, I have duplicates, but the duplicates aren't exactly the same. The "updated" CZ52 is used for a shooter/carry. The stock one is being kept for an investment. Oh yeah, the decockers work on both pistols, so that's a plus, (and they should, I paid upwards of $170 for each pistol). :)

pete f
May 5, 2006, 01:58 AM
more than six model 99 savages in 300 savage. more than six model 99's in 250 -3000 savage. some have minor differences but most are same grade and model, different years.

May 5, 2006, 05:36 AM
I do not have any duplicates at this time; were my budget somewhat more generous I would have duplicates - perhaps triplicates - of several outstanding pieces.

It makes sense from the standpoint of practice. If you have two of your favorite carry pistols for example, you can pick the best shooter for business, and shoot the the other to pieces in practice and drills.

The same could be said for long guns whether they be for protection or for hunting. All firearms, even the best designs produced of the best materials with superior fabrication and fitting, have finite lives. Be it several thousand or a hundred thousand rounds.

Sure there are plenty of examples of some that go around the 100K clock more than once with only minor parts replacement. But personally, I would rather carry a piece that has proven reliable with a few thousand rounds than one with 10,000 or more rounds through it. A catastrophic failure is an irritation or inconvenience on a firing range. Much more than that if your life is on the line.



May 5, 2006, 06:57 AM
Not really ... at least not in the way you are asking. I have two Mossberg 500 12 gauges, but they are set up with different barrels. Other than that, all "one of a kind" by your definition ...

... except for a matched pair of Uberti 1848 Colt Second Model Dragoons! :D

Stiletto Null
May 5, 2006, 07:02 AM
I currently have two SKSes and three (sort of, one's on the way in) M48s.

And I plan on having at least three K31s.

May 5, 2006, 08:18 AM
By this poll, I'd say 60% of us are gun nuts, myself inlcluded.

2 P-35s
4 M1 Garands
6 1911s
2 M48 mausers
2 7mm 1910 mausers
etc. etc., you get the picture!

May 5, 2006, 08:29 AM
Three Bulgarian Makarovs.

A pair of Taurus Gaucho revolvers in .45 Colt.

Three 1911's, a full-sized Sistema, a Colt Commander, and a Springfield Ultra Compact, all in .45 ACP.

Two 9mm Glocks, a G17 and a G26.

Two S&W J-frames, a 642 and a 37.

Two S&W K-frames, a 64 and a 19.

Two 10/22s.

Three Marlin lever actions, an 1894, a 336, and a 39.

Two SMLEs, an Ishapore and a Jungle Carbine.

Everything else is unique. :D

Brother in Arms
May 5, 2006, 11:11 AM
I think all of the above except for they are all unique.

I can't really reply to the poll because I don't understand which one I am.

I have several AK's in 7.62x39mm, a few in .308, one in 5.56X45mm and one in 12 gauge.

I also have several SKS's and Mosins Nagants in there original caliber. I also have several break action shotguns in many different gauges.

Not sure how to answer the poll but I think the answer is yes.

Brother in Arms

May 5, 2006, 11:16 AM
I have many duplicates in terms of model. It is called collecting.

May 5, 2006, 11:17 AM
Not at this time, but maybe once I get one of every gun that I want, I'll work on duplicates. The problem is that when I get close to the end of that list, I keep finding more that I want.

May 5, 2006, 11:48 AM
I've got 10 or a dozen of a couple types, but I've got a C&R so I don't think that really counts.

May 5, 2006, 03:13 PM
My first rifle a Browning Grade 1 TD 22lr in walnut and blued steel.
Early this year I found a mint Browning grade 1 TD 22lr -The gray Laminated 2004 shot show special. sitting all nice and quiet on the rack. (my case queen)

May 5, 2006, 03:58 PM
I collect Mosin Nagants, so yes I do have multiples. I have a couple SKS's, too.:cool:

May 5, 2006, 04:16 PM
I have a pair of EMF Great Western II birdshead 357mag with consecutive serial numbers I have a Hartford model lever in 357 with a 20" barrell and just order a second with a round barrell in 357 both stainless.

May 5, 2006, 04:37 PM
Lets see....

2 AR-15s - Different configurations but same ammo
2 Glocks - 9mm and 45acp. Same manufacturer, different ammo
2 Yugo SKS - They are cheap, couldn't help myself (actually the second SKS is a "parts" gun for the first one that just happens to be in a cleaned and assembled state waiting to have all it's parts tested :D ).

I definitely see a trend here.

Which reminds me. I am due for another 1911 to pair up with my Kimber.

Edited for spelling

May 5, 2006, 08:41 PM
I have several multiples, but most differ slightly in some detail (e.g. bbl length, finish type, sight options, generation, safety options, etc.)

My only TRUE duplicates are my two CZ 452 Ultra Lux Rifles. :D

May 6, 2006, 01:21 AM
I think it can never hurt to have as many guns of all kinds as possible!:D :evil: Seriously though, I think it is very practical to have a duplicate of your carry gun for sure. Right now I am trying to decide which of my guns to keep for Home/Self Defense and carry and which not to, as I am going to put most of my gun and knife collection in storage for safekeeping because it has become too much of an investment not to care for in the best most secure way possible. Clearly I need a defensive pistol shotgun and rifle as well as a backup gun. As far as a rifle I can't decide between my Ruger Mini 14 or my custom built AR. I like the Mini because it is so easy to clean and up close I think it beats the AR for good bullet placement, but accuracy suffers greatly at distance and the AR has all those Rails to hand lights and lasers on. I may keep my good old Winchester 94 .30.30 around too in case I need something heavier than 5.56 but mostly just to shoot for fun because I don't hunt (I support hunting and think it is one of the great American traditions and I love venison, I just don't like to kill anything myself unless it tries to kill me first or if I need to protect my animals or if I am really hungry and flat broke hehehehe:D ) and I think lever guns are some of the most fun rifles to shoot in the world. Give me a lever gun and a double barell 12ga coach gun and some ammo and I'll have a ball. For a pistol I am debating between my G22 and Beretta 92fs Brigadier INOX with the Glock probably in the lead because I shoot it well and trust it and for a backup my m627 taurus and my Sig P230 with the Taurus in the lead because even though it is heavier and harder to conceal I like having the option of 7 shots of .357 or .38 and a couple of 7 shot speedloaders of each and plus for a DAO revolver I absolutely love the trigger which is short and not at all sloppy but instead crisp and clean, and for my shotgun I have settled on my good old Winchester Defender with 7 shot tube and wood furniture. Can't beat a scattergun for in home. My buddy said "well if you have all that then the only thing you are missing is a sniper rifle" but if I did have one I would have it stored because I just can't see myself as a citizen needing to snipe someone for self defense seeing as how there is no such thing as a justified self defense sniper shooting (DUH.) He is right though a good Sniper rifle would round out my otherwise very nice and fairly complete collection. Any philanthropists looking to give away a high dollar sniper setup feel free to mail it to me directly hehehehehe! I'll gladly give you my address and even pay the shipping. Hey, I'm a generous guy! Can't really make my mind up what I am going to keep yet but I am getting there. Think I will set up some targets tomorrow and do some "testing" just for the fun of it if nothing else hehe. At any rate I somehow got off topic here and I'm rambling now so I will just go ahead and shut up now. Sorry bout that.

May 6, 2006, 03:06 AM
"Two is one, one is none" - Unknown

Byron Quick
May 6, 2006, 03:11 AM

I've a 1903 MKI and a 1903. Three 1911's in .45 ACP. Two 1911's in 10MM.

Two S&W K22's 6" barrels. Two S&W 29's with 6" barrels. Two S&W Model 57's with 4" barrels...and a Model 57 stainless with a 21/2" barrel.

Three Mausers. Two Wingmasters.

May 6, 2006, 02:42 PM
"Two is one and one is none." I read that the other day while looking at a double gun shoulder rig. Wonder who said it?:confused: Whoever it was it's not a bad motto.

May 6, 2006, 05:28 PM
My grampa asked me why I have two Garands. I told him, "cuz I ain't been able to get three yet!"


CSA 357
May 7, 2006, 01:38 AM
well i have two smith 27-2s five inch , but one is a s prefix and the other is n prefix, i also have a 4 inch 27-2 ....so i guess i dont have two of the same guns, but im on the look out! *csa*:what:

May 7, 2006, 10:14 AM
I went with multiples of the same class, but I do have a few total duplicates and a few identical makes except in caliber. For instance I've a pair of Star BM because I liked it, they are out of production, spare parts are iffy, and the price was low enough it wasn't painful to buy an extra as a spare. I liked the XD9 so much I went out and got one in .45ACP. But 1911s are the backbone of my collection I've many variations and 9mm and .40S&W versions as well.


May 7, 2006, 10:46 AM
I try to buy two of each when I buy new. You see I have two wonderful sons 27 & 23. We shoot most all the firearms I own.When I die there will be no fighting over guns. I hope my sons will past them on to there sons. :)
Yes I have more than some & less than others.:neener:

May 7, 2006, 10:58 AM
2 Model 10s

2 Winchester 1300s

3 Mausers

2 Enfields

I did not start out purposely looking for duplicates it just sort of turned out that way.

May 7, 2006, 12:47 PM
Somehow I fell in love with Rmington's "Nylon" series... I have about 2 dozen in the series, and most are "66" variants...

I can't pass one up... gotta get all I can...

Also, I have 5 or 6 custom Mauser actioned Sporters... in various calibers.

Smoke Rizen
May 7, 2006, 11:24 PM
I have 2 Win. Mod. 70s in .270,1 W/a K 4 scope and 1 W/ a Leupold 3-9.
I also have 2 Stainless Ruger Vaqueros in .45 Long Colt.
Two Ruger Single 6s W/ .22 & .22 WM cyl.
Several Win. Mod. 94s but only 2 in .30-30 cal.

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