What's Your "Pry Gun".


March 19, 2013, 11:10 PM

Rifles only mind you, but what's the last rifle you'd get rid of? You know, the one that they'll have to: "Pry my cold dead hands off of"?

With me, it might very well be my CZ452 American LHB.


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March 19, 2013, 11:12 PM
the Ruger M77 tang safety .270 my dad gave me, and i killed my first buck with....with which I also scored Rifleman at an appleseed with. If i could only have one gun left, that would be the one

March 19, 2013, 11:15 PM
Savage model 10 in 243.


March 19, 2013, 11:59 PM

March 20, 2013, 12:02 AM
My 30-30 lever action.

March 20, 2013, 12:10 AM
If it comes to me dying holding a rifle... Then it will be my AR in my hands...

March 20, 2013, 12:12 AM
My 19th century AR...1894 44mag with my 1911 on my side.
If it comes down to pry'in, that's where I'll be.

Claude Clay
March 20, 2013, 12:12 AM
also a 30-30 lever gun.

i bought a LNIB Winchester Classic for $100 in 1975
from a store i still trade with.

March 20, 2013, 01:29 AM
Rem 700 .30-06 iron sighted 22" barrel. Im not exactly sure why but I love that thing

Doug b
March 20, 2013, 01:32 AM

March 20, 2013, 01:32 AM
My Grampa's 1903-A3 Springfield 30-06.

March 20, 2013, 01:34 AM
Hard choice depending on situation
M-1 Garand in 7.62X51 Iron sight or Browning A Bolt Stalker in 7mmWSM w/3-12x scope.

March 20, 2013, 01:44 AM
My Sig 551-2 SP SWAT

Waited my entire life to finally one, never let anyone take it from me now.


March 20, 2013, 01:46 AM

March 20, 2013, 01:51 AM
US Rifle, Caliber .30, M1

followed closely by

1903a3 Remington

followed closely by

Wait, why am I doing this? They can't have any of them...

March 20, 2013, 05:32 AM
My scoped R700 in aught six

March 20, 2013, 08:02 AM
None of my rifles have any particular sentimental value. The only one that might have would be my first 22 that I got in 1967 but it was stolen in 1985.

If it was the "pried from my hands" scenario this is what they would pick up after I died in a hail of automatic weapons fire. Hopefully the magazine would be empty.


March 20, 2013, 08:07 AM
US Rifle Cal .30 M1 Popularly Known As "The Garand"...

after they climbed over a HUGE mountain of expended brass and en-bloc clips.............

March 20, 2013, 09:19 AM
All of them.

March 20, 2013, 09:25 AM
Another "All Of Them" vote.

Just my .02,

March 20, 2013, 10:00 AM
Colt SP-1

March 20, 2013, 10:11 AM
In reality: all of them.

In a dysfunctional fantasy: the Marlin 39 in 22lr and the Marlin 336 in 30-30.


Ranger Roberts
March 20, 2013, 10:13 AM
It's a toss up between my 30-30 lever action and my AR. However, I do have 2 hands....

March 20, 2013, 10:29 AM
In one hand my AK47, in the other my UZI model A.
Either one of them could get me out of most situations, and if I have to give up my guns it would be in one of those situations that demanded a seriously reliable rifle..

March 20, 2013, 10:41 AM
I would have to say my Remington 600 in 308.
Best walk hunting rifle I have ever owned.

Chevelle SS
March 20, 2013, 10:48 AM
Any but probably my VZ-58

March 20, 2013, 11:07 AM
My Tikka T3 7mm. Me and that gun just have an understanding

March 20, 2013, 11:48 AM
Hasn't arrived quite yet (still in production) but THIS is the one I'll never give up.

Long action AR rifle chambered in 30-06. (with 20 round mags)


March 20, 2013, 11:58 AM
any of my guns that were handed down to me or given to me as gifts from family

March 20, 2013, 12:43 PM
Probably my Marlin 1895 in .45-70. Bought the thing about a decade ago when I was fairly young, and it was the first rifle I ever bought with my own hard earned cash.

March 20, 2013, 01:34 PM
I have more expensive rifles, but this one is so accurate, and I love the fact that it is almost as old as I am.

barreled action is a Brno #1 tgf c1940's
Klinsky stock Nitrex scope

March 20, 2013, 02:18 PM
None. It is just a gun. I will find others.

March 20, 2013, 03:41 PM
Easily my Winchester 94 in .30-30.

March 20, 2013, 03:45 PM

March 20, 2013, 03:45 PM
They are in my gun safe. And by that I mean all of them.

March 20, 2013, 04:20 PM
Fn pbr xp

March 20, 2013, 07:29 PM
My AR, hopefully empty.

March 20, 2013, 08:19 PM
Hasn't arrived quite yet (still in production) but THIS is the one I'll never give up.

Long action AR rifle chambered in 30-06. (with 20 round mags)

That.Is.Awesome.:cool: From where and what was the price tag?

March 20, 2013, 08:33 PM
Probably my Winchester Trapper in .357. I just "like" it -- and getting another one would probably be more problematic than some other rifles or carbines.


March 20, 2013, 09:23 PM
Yeah, centurion2000, who makes that bangin AR? I have only ever heard Cobb making rifles like that and I thought they went out of production.

March 20, 2013, 09:28 PM
They can have all the ARs they want, never really gave two rat butts for them in particular.

Now, if they try for the AKs...

Just kidding:) But seriously.

If I'm holding one, as of late, its my M38 Husky:D

March 20, 2013, 09:32 PM
just about all of them.
my enfield no 4 is never going anywhere but then I also have an arisaka 44, springfield 1903 and mosin nagant that I'd never part with in my milsurp collections...

then there are my AR15s, nobody's ever gonna get those from me...

then there's my 10/22 and mossberg 12 gauge...

then there's my SKS and if I can't part with that then the rest aren't going anywhere either.... so nobodies taking any one my guns from me...

March 20, 2013, 10:02 PM
Actually a hard one! :banghead:
Would have to be my departed but not forgotten Uncle Gils's 30-06 Mannlicher Shoenauer 1955 Carbine with it's 4x Kahles #4 .

All though if it was at night they might pry it in a mound of brass from this old Smith Enterprise M1a with a souped up ANPVS2

March 21, 2013, 12:06 AM
My SGL-21. Its never failed to go bang, accurate enough, and honestly it just fits me well. If I had one gun, I'd be perfectly at peace with it being my SGL.

March 21, 2013, 12:12 AM
Depends... if it's being pried from my hands, my SGL-21.

If it's the last gun I'll ever willingly let go, it'll be my first gun... my 870.

March 21, 2013, 02:22 AM
My first year Winchester model 88 in .308. My grandfather bought it new in 1955, and I still hunt with it every year.

March 21, 2013, 06:55 AM
My Colt SP-1.

March 21, 2013, 11:19 AM
Good lord, Gordon! How much does that starlight weigh??? If I had to guess, I'd say 6 or 7 pounds!

There are several rifles I'm not letting go of, from rimfires to bolt action hunting rigs to ARs and my FAL.

Now, which would I choose if I could only have one? My AR-10 carbine. Not quite perfect for any role, but can function pretty well in darn near all of them. The FAL carbine is a close second, but ergonomics and accuracy favor the AR.

March 21, 2013, 11:23 AM
I use a Mosin for a pry bar.. pretty dang handy!

March 21, 2013, 11:35 AM
The last one I owned and sold was Remington 660 .350. I have no use for a rifle anymore.

March 21, 2013, 12:03 PM
I have no use for a rifle anymore.

Wha..............??? :scrutiny::confused::eek:

March 21, 2013, 07:21 PM
My grandpa's old Remington M722 short action in .257 Roberts that i killed my first deer with 49 years ago last season. Obvious reasons, right? It also shoots better than anything else I have in a deer caliber, 1/2 MOA. It's STILL all the hunting rifle I really "need", but don't tell my wife that. :D

March 21, 2013, 07:34 PM
Remington 700 BDL in 3006 scoped with a 3.5x12 ; )

March 21, 2013, 08:34 PM
The remington 514 my grandpa gave me,in one hand,and in the other my savage 116 in 270,first rifle I bought.

March 21, 2013, 08:37 PM
Any of my AK's

March 21, 2013, 08:37 PM
same here.

March 21, 2013, 08:44 PM
Colt AR and my Springfield xd, I have go two hands!

March 21, 2013, 11:47 PM
The one that is in my hand, after the safe has been emptied, and the brass is all spent! More than likely it would be my Glock 17 or my 1911

Ignition Override
March 22, 2013, 12:02 AM
My only Garand (which needs a mate), a Service Grade.

If the question could be rephrased, actually it would be the heap of ammo.
Guns are always easier to find, and many milsurp types still have stable prices.

50 cal
March 22, 2013, 12:24 AM
My hands will be tightly gripped around the spade gripps of my 50 cal ma deuece or my 1919 depending on the situation.:)

March 22, 2013, 06:37 AM
My AK47 with my AR15 strapped to my back and my Glock 17 on my side.

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March 23, 2013, 02:38 AM
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March 23, 2013, 02:45 AM
Left hand AR, right hand '03-A3.

March 23, 2013, 04:16 AM
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March 23, 2013, 10:26 AM
If it came to it my colt ds, shotgun, muzzle loader and 22 rifle and marlin 336.

Those rules apply to sales too. If my family needs something I would of course sacrifice guns for them. Except for those I mentioned. I need all of those for protection, hunting as trapping.

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March 23, 2013, 09:32 PM
Kind of funny this thread quickly turned from 'what is the last rifle you would get rid of' to 'which one would i be carrying when they kill me.' Doesnt surprise me though.

Mine would be my 121 Fieldmaster

March 23, 2013, 09:35 PM
Colt LE6920
Trijicon Accupoint TR24G 1-4x scope w/LaRue Cattail
LaRue SPR-E LT-139 quick release scope mount
Troy Rear Folding Battlesight
Surefire X300 Ultra in BattleComp 2400 FSB mount
Geissle SSA 2 stage trigger
Magpul MOE+ grip and trigger guard
Centurion C4 carbine cutout free float rail w/LaRue index clips
Magpul stubby VFG
Magpul ACS-L stock
Vickers Combat Application Sling (VCAS), padded, Coyote, Al hardware
Daniel Defense QD receiver endplate
BCM/Vltor gunfighter charging handle Mod 4


March 23, 2013, 09:55 PM
If this means the one rifle that means the most to me, well, that might well be my .308 Browning BLR Lightning, as it the rifle with which I first really grasped the concept of rifle shooting, in 1997. I had owned rifles earlier, but lacked a real mentor, so my rifle shooting was mediocre. I have acquired other really nice rifles afterward, but this one is special.

If this means the rifle that would be found with my body, surrounded by empty shell cases, that would likely be one or both of my Mini-14 580-series Ranch Rifles. These are my favored utility rifles, which is not the same thing as a rifle I would carry off to war. A utility rifle is, quite simply, more likely to be accessible at any given point in time.

For that matter, the long gun I carry into harm's way the most is not a rifle, but a Remington 870P pumpgun, with a Vang-comp barrel. Some idiots got to face that one just last night, when we had to calm a crowd that wanted to liberate a couple of their number from our custody. Plenty of felons and other miscreants have had the opportunity to look right UP the barrel, in the past.

Other than the barrel, which shoots a tight group with 00 buck, it has a GG&G lefty fore end with rail, a Surefire X200, and a Vang-comp extended safety button. (I may try a Magpul fore end soon, to allow for optimized placement of Surefire light(s), though I do like the slimness of the GG&G fore end.)

March 23, 2013, 09:56 PM
I don't have any firearms I'm overly attached to. I'm kinda finicky and sell/trade them off often. I guess the flavor of the month right now is my M1 Carbine.

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