What would you say is the most beautiful firearm made to date? I kind of stole this from the "Most Beautiful Autoloader" thread but wanted it to include all guns. Please post pics for this. Here is what I think is the most beatuful:
Colt Single Action Army
Pre-64 Winchester Model 70
A.H. Fox side-by-sides
I'll probably think of more later.
May 10, 2008, 01:55 AM
Check out www.shilohrifle.com and pick one. They are fine pieces and as good as money can buy. Yes, There are other very nice guns out there but these are an American classic and one of the best built guns ever.
:neener: Just kidding.
May 10, 2008, 12:54 PM
The Browning BPS.
At the end of the day, after all the talk of assault rifles, submachine guns, sniper rifles and handguns, I am a shotgun man.
They are my favorite type of weapon, and this is my favorite type of shotgun.
My favorite type of, BPS, now, would be this weapon in 3" (which I think it is, anyway) with a 20" barrel and deer sights.
Oh, and would it be too much to ask for a magazine extension?
May 10, 2008, 01:55 PM
S&W Model 19 4" bbl - even if the bluing is a little worn, all that does is give it character :D
Scottish Flintlock: Reproduction of the 1760 model Scottish Flintlock, believed to be the style used to fire the "shot heard 'round the world", at Lexington, starting the American Revolution
May 10, 2008, 10:27 PM
Oh, wow. I never had a clue until this thread that the Mateba Autorevolver was a real weapon!
It was featured in the futuristic anime movie Ghost in the Shell, carrier by one of the police characters who was teased more than once about carrying an "outdated" sidearm.
I really do learn something new here every day.
May 10, 2008, 10:32 PM
Not mine, but still good lookin'
May 10, 2008, 10:42 PM
Filigree, engraving, etc. Don't excite me. What excites me is a classic design that stands the test of time. Frankly the Thompson Sub-Machine Gun, The Garand, and the M1911 have always been my "most beautiful." :)
May 10, 2008, 11:02 PM
The Swede wins in my book! Better than the business end of the 120mm smooth bore.
Holland and Holland.
Nothing beats a $100,000 shotgun
May 11, 2008, 02:50 PM
It's hard to beat some of the beautiful work done on custom flintlocks.
The most beautiful, my Dad's Model 10 (RIP):
2nd most, my Grand-dads Stephens .22 which I handed down to my Nephew's son just last month:
3rd most, these I got from my good friend Dr. Sam Hutchison (RIP):
F.I.E Titan II .380
and an AMT AutoMag III in 9mm WinMag (9x29)
These I will always keep and treasure until they get handed down to those who will care for them and appreciate them as much as I do.
May 11, 2008, 09:10 PM
I dont compete with someone who lost a loved one.
May 11, 2008, 09:17 PM
It's not a competition man, it's a parade. It's for us all to enjoy. Keep posting them guys and gals!
May 11, 2008, 09:49 PM
not mine....have no pic of mine
May 11, 2008, 10:00 PM
I love anything with "M1" at the beginning, to include Garand, M1A/M14, and Carbine, in that order.
May 11, 2008, 10:40 PM
I vote for the Navy Luger. Has a slightly shorter barrel than the Artillery Luger, which I always thought was excessive. Navy Model looked just about right.
A few I believe should be in the running.
May 12, 2008, 12:50 AM
I always liked the engraving on this little piece.
Form and function.
Kind of Blued
May 12, 2008, 03:15 AM
Stop being such guys guys. Look deep. It's what's underneath. Why can't you see her for what she really is?
May 12, 2008, 03:23 AM
OK, that was wrong!
suddenly... feeling nauseous... :barf:
May 12, 2008, 09:24 AM
Springfield Armory Stainless Steel Loaded Champion.
Performance and value.
May 12, 2008, 09:33 AM
Sorry MDeViney, I see trouble. Not a slam, but I see an LEO hesitating because he thinks its a toy or a dummy gun.
May 12, 2008, 11:01 AM
i see your face turning the same color as the gun when the BG's start dropping from laughter
Shiloh Sharps/ Restored 86 Winchester both in 45-70
C. Sharps Arms Custom 45-70 (in the mail to my house this week)
Gotta love the Old West
May 13, 2008, 07:45 PM
That may be the very definition of sexy!
May 14, 2008, 11:34 PM
Jasonbu's custom Sharps for the win. Just....wow...
May 15, 2008, 12:21 AM
Thanks guys. I didn't set out to buy a custom Sharps (was going to get a regular one w/ semi-fancy wood) but when I found this one my plans changed. Sold a rifle I never thought I would (to buy this one), but that's life. John Schoffstall of C. Sharps Arms had this one set aside for his personal collection but changed his mind (Told me he couldn't keep em all). Great guy to do business with. I hope it shoots 1/2 as good as it looks.
May 16, 2008, 09:40 PM
How about a range report? (and more pics. I needa new desktop at work)
May 16, 2008, 10:44 PM
Beautiful wood on that beautiful gun, Jason. Best post in this thread yet. Treat her right.
May 16, 2008, 11:43 PM
when I think about these pictures I touch myself...:what:
May 16, 2008, 11:54 PM
Wow! This thread is making my heart race! :what:
Those are some lovely creations....
May 20, 2008, 08:52 PM
I should be picking up the Sharps this week. I will take some more pics, and hopefully get a range report in the works.
May 20, 2008, 09:17 PM
I don't own this gun. Hell, I don't even own a 1911. But this John Jardine custom 1911, a photo taken off his website, is, to me, the most absolutely stunning firearm I've ever seen.....
That particular example couldn't be more than 100, since it's marked as a P08 (the German army designation, for it's adoption in 1908). The design was patented 110 years ago in 1898. So are you counting from the date of adoption by the German Navy in 1904?
May 20, 2008, 09:41 PM
winchester model 12
May 20, 2008, 09:44 PM
I can't wait to post a pic of what I've done to my father's revolver for Father's Day.
Once I clean all the parts and reassemble, I'll post a pic.
May 20, 2008, 09:47 PM
How are you counting
I would count from when it was avaliable for sale and that was somewhere around 1900 if I am not mistaken.
Either way, it is a pice of history and a beautiful gun!
well, from the pics i have seen so far, none of them, i.m.o., beat a nice Remington 700 bdl. a really nice engraved one, would be very hard to beat. except for an engraved one with gold inlay! and i am sory to say, that i.m.o. a lot of the guns posted are really not all that pretty. for a hand gun, in automatics, a nice Kimber 1911 is really hard to beat! and there is really only one pretty revolver, an engraved, blued smith and wesson. that is the only gun i have seen that the word "sexy" could be used with.
I really like the looks of a mannlicher stock. Don't own any examples, but I really like the looks of them. I also think some of the small semiauto pistols are beautiful (Walther PP, Colt 1903, "baby" Browning). ...And a Thompson with the drum magazine.
May 21, 2008, 02:46 PM
That would be a P7, no?
Two of 'em, actually. :)
May 21, 2008, 03:09 PM
Did I really only count one mention of the M1911!
#1 -- Classic M1911. Perfection through simplicity and utility.
That is a picture I took of the infamous tacti-cool Mosin thats been on forums worldwide ever since someone took a picture of me shooting it. Its not mine, its not beautiful, and its down right ugly.
It was built as a joke by a licensed manufacturer using extra parts and a beat down Mosin that was headed for destruction. To be honest it was done to poke fun at the people who add all the extra and useless crap on AR rifles.:D
Milsurps 4 Me
May 21, 2008, 08:23 PM
Now... if you want to see a beautiful firearm... this one is mine.