WOW, growing rifle collection


May 16, 2006, 10:53 PM
In the last few months I have gone from being primarily a handgun shooter w/ a couple of shotguns for trap & home defense to adding on an M1A and an AR project gun...I'm even thinking of adding a bolt action gun into the mix and round out the group! :cool:

Sooo many guns, so little money :D

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May 16, 2006, 11:10 PM
Wow. None of the rest of us have ever had that problem.:evil:

You might be able to console yourself by understanding that rifles are engineering/art/protection/fun/history combined with an investment in something that will be priceless if/whenever our society ever completely breaks down.

GOLD is for the mistress—silver for the maid—
Copper for the craftsman cunning at his trade.”
“Good!” said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
“But Iron—Cold Iron—is master of them all...”

Cold Iron
Rudyard Kipling

May 16, 2006, 11:15 PM
Yup, those things happen. In 2001 I had 5 I have 28...a little thing called a C&R happend in between there. (Oh, nobody get excited, the G36C is my one and only airsoft)

May 16, 2006, 11:39 PM
Same thing happened to me. In 2003 i bought an M1 Garand from CMP. Neat rifle but it still didn't sway me away from my first love, handguns. A couple of years ago i bought a Ruger Mini 30 with a scope. Nice rifle but it just didn't do anything for me. Last year my buddy gave me a German Mauser M48 as a birthday presant. Hmmm....nice shooter...

Then in March of this year my friend decided he wanted my Mini 30 more than i did. I took a Yugo SKS, a Russian Mosan-Nagant M44 and a handfull of cash for the Mini 30. Loved the SKS.I really liked the way the M44 handled and it was a joy to shoot (except it's about 6" high @ 100yds). I figured with a synthetic stock (AT) and the bayo removed it would make a neat little carbine to carry in my Jeep. It did.

Then in March i bought a i bought a Turkish Mauser...then in April i bought a British Enfield No1 Mk. 3...then a few days ago i bought another German M44.
Tomorrow i'm picking up an Enfield No 5 Mk 1 jungle carbine that' been converted to .308 (by Gibbs) and fitted with synthetic stock.

And i've applied for my C&R....

May 17, 2006, 12:25 AM
It hasnt happened with me yet. I am not going to go on a major spending spree unless the 86 ban goes away or I become super rich (which isnt likely for the next few years).

Lately I have taken a liking to suppressors. Have one on the way for my AK, and am about to buy a suppressed pistol caliber bolt action as well.

Wow, where the hell did you get a G36C?

May 17, 2006, 12:35 AM
shto a million gusn in the army. when i got out, didnot touch one for 10 yrs, then , a few years ago, got one in trade from collectors firearms, we do some work for them , we get some firearms in return. my boss got a glock, i got a keltec p11. Havent stopped since.

May 17, 2006, 12:59 AM
Funny tho, for the last year or so I've been on the "I'm done buying guns" side of the fence :banghead: Then I stumbled on a great deal for a NIB M1A for less than a grand OTD and then the ever so progressive state I live in legalized "off list" ar lowers and that project began...Let's see, I guess I've got cowboy guns & blackpowder in my future!
Once a gun nut, always a gun nut :rolleyes:

May 17, 2006, 03:50 AM
Heres My colection so far...
-(1944) Remington 510 Targetmaster.(first gun i ever shot. Inherited from my Grandfather.)
-(1942 i beleive litle hazy on date)Savage no.4 Mki* .303 Brittish (first gun i ever purchased. I have done a bit of work to it.)
-(pre WW2)Sears Roebuck Ranger 16 Guage shotgun

I Just recently re-kindled my interest in Firearms after receiveing My Grandpas old .22....(bout a year ago) Hope to keep my collection growing though my budget is limited.

My next purchase will prolly be a sks or a 1911 not sure (dont currently own any handguns so im leaning tward a 1911 atm.
anyways heres a pic or what i got.

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