Do you own your holy grail?


October 19, 2006, 11:59 PM
I saw the thread on collector's holy grails and it got me thinking. I wonder how many here own their holy grail. Yeah, I know alot of those guns mentioned are one off, no longer produced or just too expensive to acquire. So, do you own your holy grail? :scrutiny:

Me, no I don't, but it's nice to have that knowledge to know quality, performance and uniqueness w/in my chosen obsession :D

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October 20, 2006, 12:02 AM

October 20, 2006, 12:06 AM
Oh dude, way to kick off a thread! :cool:

History Prof
October 20, 2006, 12:07 AM
Mom! I'm going over to TexasSIGman's house to play! :D

I haven't found out what it is for me. But I'm happy with what I have.

ETA: Probably the most interesting thing I could really want (and never afford) is an StG44. Even the non-firing replicas cost more than I can afford....

October 20, 2006, 12:09 AM
Holy grail?

No, but I married the best thing that ever happened to me, does that count for anything?

October 20, 2006, 12:09 AM
No, its a little costly.

Charles W Webb
October 20, 2006, 12:33 AM
Yes o.O. A 1943 m44 russian Mosin Nagant in good condition with all matching numbers:what: Only good thing from Big 5 so far:neener:

October 20, 2006, 01:06 AM
Well... I didn't list it as a "Holy Grail", as I'd bought it already: the .44 Automag...

October 20, 2006, 01:17 AM
French Guard: Allo! Who is eet?
Arthur: It is King Arthur, and these are my Knights of the Round Table. Whose castle is this?
French Guard: This is the castle of my master, Guy de Loimbard.
Arthur: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
French Guard: Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see.
Arthur: What?
Galahad: He says they've already got one!
Arthur: Are you sure he's got one?
French Guard: Oh, yes. It's very nice-a. (I told him we already got one.)
Other French Guards: [snickering]
Arthur: Well, u-- um, can we come up and have a look?
French Guard: Of course not! You are English types!
Arthur: Well, what are you, then?
French Guard: I'm French! Why do think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?!

October 20, 2006, 02:09 AM
I don't own it yet but I think thats part of the thrill of looking. Besides you never know what other treasures are out there!

Some that I think would qualify are......

1) 100% original, unfooled around with 03A4 sniper rifle
2) M3A1 "grease gun"

or to "find" a rifle I owned 25 years ago in pristine shape,and that would be a Remington 700 BDL in '06. It was my "first" centerfire rifle which I later sold (like a dummy)!

After seeing some gems from WWII on the History Channel that are still crated in the original wrap its a shame that some aren't put up for sale. Geez,they don't need to warehouse that many! lol!

Heck,I'd even volunteer to help store them!

BTW,TexasSIGman,thats a sweet BAR!!

October 20, 2006, 11:22 AM
Derringeruser: I almost pissed myself when I saw that!!!

I dont know what my holy grail is. Every gun I have ever wanted I have bought except for some custom 1911s. I dont have the money yet but when I graduate from college I will.

For a little while I thought the HK P2000 was but I realized that I just want more guns. I like guns to much to decide on one. Though the Death Star pictured above would probably settle most of my problems.

October 20, 2006, 11:39 AM
Nope. I do not have a P7M8 yet.

But one day, it will be mine. Oh yes...

Actually, I really want a Garand, too, and a Serbu Super Shorty and a GI Joe and a pony and a...:D

October 20, 2006, 11:44 AM
I believe it's called an M42. It's a half track with a quad fifty mounted on the back in a neat mount that you sit in, with a trailer behind hauling ammo.

October 20, 2006, 11:47 AM
I believe it's called an M42. It's a half track with a quad fifty mounted on the back in a neat mount that you sit in, with a trailer behind hauling ammo.

There's a guy in Arlington TX with one of those. He has a scout car too.

He told me he paid more for the quad mount than the M2s themselves!!

ETA: I've learned that what I saw was not an M42 but a White M16 halftrack with quad 50's, apparantly the M42 is much more rare and potent!!! Not sure I'd want to pull the trigger :)

October 20, 2006, 11:50 AM
I have simple tastes, so I am sure that it will happen...

Les Baer:
Thunder Ranch Matched Rifle/Pistol Set w/Matching Serial Numbers

Barrett M468
Barrett M82A1

October 20, 2006, 02:55 PM
Used to, kind of.
HK P7 M10.
Wanted it, found it (finally), bought it.
Shot it once, hung it in the safe...

Sold it about a year ago.

Still have it's little brother, P7M13...

October 20, 2006, 03:05 PM
My holy grail is the 1903A4 Springfield Rifle with original M73 riflescope. I picked it up for $800.00 back in the 80's. The decision I had to make was to buy the springfield or the Galil ARM in 308. They were listed for the same price!!!


October 20, 2006, 03:06 PM
From previous Holy Grail Post...

Actively sought out and bought several I would consider the "Holy Grail" in their repective catagories. Each are the top of the line with legendary reputations in their own right.

-Browning Renaissance High Power

-Colt Gold Cup from the Colt Custom Shop

-Winchester 52B Sporter, 99% condition, virgin receiver-never drilled & tapped.

-Browning Superposed, High Grade with gorgeous engraving and wood.

No sense in getting excited about a gun I'll never Holy Grail's are in proportion to my income.

October 20, 2006, 03:11 PM
I would like to find the Colt Viper .38 4" nickel revolver that I passed up in 1981. At the time I thought $165 was too much for a .38 with fixed sights.

October 20, 2006, 03:18 PM
Every one is a holy grail and then its on to the next.

October 20, 2006, 03:22 PM
No not as yet , but someday .......... after I hit the lottery.

October 20, 2006, 03:28 PM
For me, guns are tools and toys, so I can't really relate to the question. Too utilitarian, I guess. I'm happy with what I have, keep my eyes open for good deals, and am not envious of others' toys. Nor is there anything in my collection I couldn't part with if need be. Guess I don't have a "holy grail."

October 20, 2006, 03:34 PM
Here's mine :D

Sorry I couldn't help myself.

Actually I agree with Lambo119 - Seems like I'm never satisfied for long.

October 20, 2006, 03:45 PM
well i have 1 that grandpa gave me, not too special but a 1928 colt police positive 38 in pretty good shape . its a shooter but havent shot it yet ( hard to find 38 s&w ammo for what i would like to have is an origional S&W model 21 combat 44 special or say an origional registered magnum (4 digit price tag there if u could find one.:what:

October 20, 2006, 04:51 PM
Well... I've paid for mine. The gun store still has to hold it for 3-4 more days :mad: .. then I can pick it up.

October 20, 2006, 05:39 PM
So Lambo119 can I come over to play? I am in awe of that awesome collection. When I grow older and wealthier I hope to have one that rivals that.

October 20, 2006, 06:35 PM
>hard to find 38 s&w ammo for it<

hkenvy91: I picked up two boxes of .38 S&W easily, new manufacture. Remington, IIRC... got it at a small town hole in the wall. So you shouldn't have THAT much trouble...

October 20, 2006, 07:22 PM

Sadly, I don't have one.

What? Doesn't everyone want a German 88?

October 20, 2006, 07:45 PM
Tecumseh yes any time! Collecting for 25 years and still growing....

October 20, 2006, 07:52 PM
I think (thought) so.... but coming to these boards has a tendency to make me want to get a couple more pieces to kind of round things out. I don't have anything that really fills the "varmint" role so I was thinking .223, but then again that's another caliber to worry about.

Probably happens to a lot of people, I suspect. I thought I was done, but I don't know now.... maybe I better cut down on the visits at least until after Christmas.

October 20, 2006, 08:35 PM
But seriously, i don't have it. Heres a vid of it :D :


You gotta see this.

October 20, 2006, 08:43 PM
For me the holy grail of guns would be a 96%+ 1st gen Colt Single action chambered originally in 22 rimfire. How's that? Big Bucks! Heck, make it 100% and unfired! Just a dream as I will never be able to afford such a beast.

I had a chance on one about in 1990 for $10K. Didn't bite.

But then, full autos cost that much these days.

October 20, 2006, 08:44 PM

OK you sold me, sign me up.

October 20, 2006, 08:52 PM
So Lambo119... what exactly is that gorgeous high-powered rifle witht the thumbhole stock and massize muzzle break?

October 20, 2006, 08:52 PM
Actually, no, I don't believe I'll ever get my holy grail:(

But in the meantime:D

October 20, 2006, 08:58 PM
Nevermind Lambo, I just read your other post under "do you have a favorite gun"... Sweet .50 BMG!

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