Which of your guns was really worth the wait?


March 15, 2012, 11:32 PM
Lots of reasons not to get that gun you had your heart set on as soon as you might have wanted to.

Which of your guns was really worth waiting for.

Mine is my Model 1897 riot.
Did not want to spend the cash that they bring in good condition, but I found myself with a very nice first year Model 88 almost by accident, and when I was not looking for an 1897, someone with a really nice one offered me a straight up trade for the scoped 88 that I was planning on sighting in that afternoon.


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March 16, 2012, 12:12 AM
I was over at a friends house down the street and he had a gun very similar if not same one. Was a pump action like yours and I recognize how the bolt comes out of the back of the receiver. It also had the external hammer.

The only gun I have personally purchased was a 1953 S&W Pre-27, the othergun 4 wereway gifts, so my revolver.

March 16, 2012, 12:52 AM
TC Encore with EABCO trigger job.

March 16, 2012, 07:45 AM
Yes ...


March 16, 2012, 08:06 AM
1) Sig Sauer P226 "NAVY"
2) Milled AK-47 with excellent Russian Red wood finish.
3) Yugo M57 (7.62X25mmTT) 1950's Mfr. Has not jammed up once!
** Tula M1895. (7.62X38Rmm)**: Actually waiting for it right now!!!
I usually do not like buying guns without looking at them first hand but so far I have not had any problems... so far.:D

March 16, 2012, 09:25 AM
I waited two years for my collector grade M1 from the CMP....chris3

March 16, 2012, 09:53 AM
I would have to say my Ruger SR1911. Ordered it mid May last year and finally picked it up a week ago Saturday. Extremly happy with it! :)

March 16, 2012, 11:16 AM
I held off on buying an AR-15 until I could buy a Colt. I paid a few hundreds bucks more than they are selling for now, but I am glad I held out for a Colt.

March 16, 2012, 12:07 PM
Winchester MD.12 at a good price in good shape to have a duflebag takedown.



March 16, 2012, 03:41 PM
I waited 40 years more or less to get a Sig P210-2 surplus Swiss Army pistol. As it turned out, the one Top Gun Supply sent me was made about 40 years ago.


March 16, 2012, 03:43 PM
It only took me about 15 years to get my uncle to sell me his Remington 541-S.

March 16, 2012, 03:47 PM
I held off on buying an AR-15 until I could buy a Colt. I paid a few hundreds bucks more than they are selling for now, but I am glad I held out for a Colt.

Amen! I have shot many different types and I have nothing against any of them really, but I am a Colt guy... SO after I get my next Colt 1873 SAA in .44-40 WCF, I am going for a Colt AR-15!:D

March 16, 2012, 04:03 PM
34 months for a Shiloh Sharps, back in 1994. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05517.jpg

March 16, 2012, 05:51 PM
16 months for the bottom one,

12 months to have the middle one rebarrelled


March 16, 2012, 08:21 PM
They only made a couple hundred or so.


Hey, I just noticed, that's a right handed 1911 on the box my left handed 1911 came in. Never noticed that before.

chris in va
March 17, 2012, 03:14 PM
I'd have to say my CZ 97b. The LGS ordered one from CZ USA, but after the deadline came and went I cancelled. Another store had one for $100 more so I swallowed hard and plunked down the cash. Well worth it.

Buck Kramer
March 17, 2012, 03:48 PM
Waited a year and a half to get my RPK kit built. I was pretty broke at the time and had to buy it piece by piece...

March 17, 2012, 04:13 PM
So far "ALL OF THEM" One in particular American Heritage Korean War commemorative M1 Garand. Drop dead gorgeous, will not allow anyone to handle without the little white gloves.

March 17, 2012, 04:57 PM
I searched for two years to get a SBR in .308. Finally found two in two days. I snatched them both. I'm still looking for my grail gun. A S&W 25-3 3" from the Lew Horton run.


DSA SA-58 Para

Ohio Gun Guy
March 17, 2012, 05:21 PM
My AR15 Varmint. Got the receiver for Christmas (2 years ago). then through out the next year for my Birthday and when ever I could, I got all the pieces and parts. It was really fun doing and it is a great rifle......want to do another!

March 17, 2012, 08:25 PM
I saved up for a while to get this one. USFA Single Action, custom grips, .45 Colt/.45 ACP.


March 17, 2012, 08:49 PM
I'm still waiting and hope to take delivery in a bit more than a week. A Stag Arms 3GL.
My first AR, something that reviewers say shoots very well, and the first gun that I've ever owned that is truly made for a left-hander. This last part is particularly fulfilling.

March 17, 2012, 09:19 PM
"Correct Grade" M1 from the CMP a few years back was definitely worth the wait. Another one was my Mossberg 930, I ordered one when they were first announced, not really knowing what to expect. 6 months later I got it, and it has become my go-to pheasant, duck, and sporting clays gun.

March 17, 2012, 09:26 PM
Kimber stainless raptor II. 12 month wait back when obummer went into office.

Old krow
March 17, 2012, 09:27 PM
I have 2 that I have waited a little while for.
1. Colt AR
2. Ruger Speed six in 9mm

On my waiting list now is a .44 mag and a Shiloh 45-70.

I'm not sure what I am going to wait for after I am done waiting for those.

March 17, 2012, 11:46 PM
My M1 Garands.


March 18, 2012, 12:00 AM
The M-4'gery in 6.8 SPC I built two years ago. I was working away from home and would order $100.00 or so of parts/tools/etc. every month and have them shipped home. When I finally got home it was like Christmas in November. Putting it together and sending those first rounds downrange was a wonderful experience.

March 18, 2012, 12:07 AM
Les Baer 1911

Ala Dan
March 18, 2012, 12:48 AM
Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special .45 ACP~! :cool: ;)

March 18, 2012, 12:56 AM
My Grail gun is not here yet...have waited a long time!

And there is a twist.............:uhoh:

My Grail gun for years was the H&K MSG 90 .... which I discovered is not available to civilians due to trigger group .... :(

I always wondered why when I posted pics of it on THR there was "zero" response to it.

So anyway .... My Grail gun has become its prodigy from which it was created..
H&K PSG1 ( I know $$$$$$ - but thats why they cal it a grail gun - right!)

50 round group of just over 3" @ 300 meters.....:evil:

Maybe one day? :)

But until then I have many more easily attainable ones! :D

March 18, 2012, 09:04 AM
Waited almost 15 years to be able to afford/justify my Sig Sauer P229. Still LOVE that gun!

March 18, 2012, 09:34 AM
My CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow. Expensive (from a student's point of view), my first gun, and was also rather hard to get given the local gun laws.

March 18, 2012, 01:04 PM
In 1966 I went to work as a cop. I fell in love with another feller's Combat Magnum, but newly married on $390 a month wouldn't buy much.
40 years later I finally bought one and now I have three.

I carry a 2 1/2" mdl 19 every day. It was worth the wait.

March 18, 2012, 01:14 PM
Marlin 39A and Marlin 1894CSS were both very much worth the wait.

Could have got 'em a bit cheaper if not for said waiting...

Wanted a Ruger SP-101 in .22 back when they made them the first time. Will probably pick up one of the new ones - if only for that reason.

Don't have any more grail guns right now. Takes a bit of the spice out of looking around. :(

March 18, 2012, 01:29 PM
My 870.

It was the first gun I ever purchased, and took a while for me to have the money, then to find one within my budget. Found one new that fit the bill, and it's the one gun that will ALWAYS go to the range with me.

March 19, 2012, 01:24 AM
All of mine. Haven't been disappointed yet.

March 19, 2012, 01:32 AM
It only took 19 years for me to finally get my hands on my dream rifle.

The M1 Garand! :)

hang fire
March 19, 2012, 01:01 PM
Actually it was for two. I had pestered my non gun person neighbor for years about buying a JM Marlin Ballard #5 Pacific in .45-70 and hinted at a Colt SSA Model P in .44-40 he had inheriterd when his stepfather died about 20 years ago. Had all but given up when he came over with them one day and offered me a deal I could not refuse.





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