Okay, what is your, "Gotta have it!" gun?


August 25, 2004, 10:34 PM
What is the especially desirable gun you WILL immediately buy when you see it? Presumably it's something fairly rare, that you can't just order through a dealer, but really have to hunt to find.

Leave out fantasy guns like Teddy Roosevelt's .405, .45 Lugers, or George Custer's last pistol. Stick to things that most folks could realistically afford.

In my case, it's a Colt New Frontier Single Action Army. .44 Special, 5.5" barrel. Gorgeous case colors, adjustable sights. I believe they were only made in the 3rd generation - highly useful caliber, can take hotter loads than a .45 Colt SAA, elegant balance and feel, and only a few hundred made. Most are the 7.5" barrel version. I have seen maybe four of them in 20 years, always when I could not afford it.

What's your "gotta have it!" ????:)

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August 25, 2004, 10:48 PM
do you mean for this week? lol
I seem to find a new 'got to have it' gun right after I get the last one.
Today, the one I want is another old Browning A5. Or maybe another early '50s Winchester Model 70 in 30/06.

August 25, 2004, 11:03 PM
MP5-SD6........one day......yes one day.......when I have $13,000 laying around and live in a free state. :D

August 25, 2004, 11:05 PM

A five figure price makes it a fantasy gun:) Four figures or less!

I'll add for rifles, a clean fairly priced Model 71 Deluxe Winchester, preferably one with the receiver sight, and not the bolt sight.:)

Ditto a Pre 64 Model 70 in .338 mag.:cool:

August 25, 2004, 11:13 PM
A five figure price makes it a fantasy gun Four figures or less!

Well in that case I already have my "gotta have it " gun. Got my first AR-15 almost 3 years ago and just traded it in on a new Bushmaster Postban M4. The gun I've wanted since I was about 14 years old and now that I have it.....it ain't ever goin anywhere. :)

August 25, 2004, 11:25 PM
A bone stock, NIB, stainless, pre-Enhanced Colt Delta Elite.

Alternately, a 6" Royal Blue Python, early to mid '70s era.

August 26, 2004, 01:32 AM
Like Dbl0Kevin, I wan an MP5! http://www.computerpannen.com/cwm/contrib/blackeye/AR15firing.gif

Also would like a pair of Rock Island Armory 1911's to trick out completely. Would rather do it myself than have someone else do it.

If it werent for the $2500 price tag, I would go for a SA M21. For that price I could get a Remington 700 Police tricked out with all the goodies TWICE!

August 26, 2004, 01:48 AM
A mint condition blued S&W New Model No. 3 in .44 Russian.

I just love those old top-break Smiths...

Either that or a NIB Steyr Scout.

August 26, 2004, 02:42 AM
Enfield L39 or Enfield Envoy spring to mind as the one I'll whip out the cash for.

If they follow through and produce it domestically, the Sig 550 in S/A will be another.

August 26, 2004, 02:47 AM
I always wanted a Lemat copy: 9 shots of blackpowder.44 round ball and a single 16 gauge shotgun wrapped into a single blued steel piece of historic coolness.

Expensive though.


August 26, 2004, 05:56 AM
A bone stock, NIB, stainless, pre-Enhanced Colt Delta Elite.

Ditto that...

Brad Johnson
August 26, 2004, 03:46 PM
Okay, what is your, "Gotta have it!" gun?

ummm... All of 'em?


August 26, 2004, 03:50 PM
A double rifle. I've always wanted to hunt with one.

Vern Humphrey
August 26, 2004, 04:25 PM
A Colt Shooting Master Flat Top (New Service with adjustable sights) in .45 Colt, 5 1/2" barrel. (I have a New Service, fixed sights, 7 1/2" barrel.)

A Colt Model 1911A1 Gold Cup (I know where there is one, and one day I'll break down and buy it.)

A Ruger SP101, 3 1/8" barrel in .357 (bought one for my daughter and wish she'd give it back.)

A CZ 527 American Classic in .223 Remington.

A Lefevre double, 12 gauge, 28" barrels, modified and improved cylinder.

A Model 99 Savage in .250-3000 (my Dad's favorite rifle -- he killed lion, cheetah, Kudu and many other head of game with it in Ethopia in the late '40s)

August 26, 2004, 04:43 PM
A real life honest to God 100% authentic Rigby double rifle in .470 Nitro Express.

My alternate would be a Dakota safari gun in .450 Dakota.

Ala Dan
August 26, 2004, 04:55 PM
a Smith & Wesson "Registered' magnum

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

August 26, 2004, 05:04 PM
I keep getting a wild hair to buy a semi-auto M1A1 Thompson and giving it the SBR treatment. Am I weird?:scrutiny: ;)

August 26, 2004, 05:34 PM
DSA FAL carbine

August 26, 2004, 05:51 PM

SVT40 :D

August 26, 2004, 06:34 PM
I guess I already have one of my gotta have it guns. A Makarov. My current gotta have it gun is a 1911. Probably a Norinco to replace the one stolen form me.

Being often broke, any gotta have it gun for me must stay around the $500 or less mark.

August 26, 2004, 07:37 PM
Currently, a post-sunset AR-15 with ALL the nasty features, but I gotta wait a few weeks on that. About a month, actually (Bealeton gun show on the 25th and 26th of Sept., VA guys!)

Dave Markowitz
August 26, 2004, 07:52 PM
A pinned & recessed Smith & Wesson Model 27 w/5" barrel, in 95% or better condition.

August 26, 2004, 09:20 PM
Winchester 1895 in .35 Whelen (don't know if anyone ever rechambered one in this caliber but if they did, I want it)

DSA para folder with lightweight lower, 16" barrel, short flashider, short gas system, extended selector, Extreme Duty top cover rail

Browning 1919 .30 cal belt fed full auto mounted in the back of the Jeep

A Browning P35 to replace the one I stupidly sold

Colt M1917 45 ACP to replace the one I stupidly sold

Colt 6" Royal Blue Python

Thompson 1927

The Reverend
August 26, 2004, 09:51 PM
Dornous & Dixon Bren 10 (either in .45 or 10mm)

August 26, 2004, 09:56 PM
a small LIGHTWEIGHT 5 shot snubbie in .32 H&R mag for less than 600 bucks.

August 26, 2004, 11:02 PM
I want (NO!!! NEED) an HK P9S in 45acp:D

End of AWB T - 17 Days


August 26, 2004, 11:08 PM
A minigun in .308. I have access to everything else but this seems to be my unicorn. We had a 240B go up in country and I gave the PBO the NSN for the minigun instead of the 240. He did not catch it until the price came up on the PO. I tried to convince him and the Ol' Man that it was the right way to go and the right NSN and there was a mistake in the computer, but at 12 times the price they would not buy it.

Someday, Somehow I will get my paws on one.

August 26, 2004, 11:33 PM
Mine aren't especially spectacular...

M1 Garand (at a reasonable price)
Browning MkII (that's 2) Hi Power
Colt 1991 Stainless

August 26, 2004, 11:35 PM
a really nice fal or h&k

August 27, 2004, 12:25 AM
1. A really nice M1 carbine that is almost fine enough to be a collectable but doesn't quite make it as a collectable and is really just a good, tight, shooter.

2. An M1 carbine that is in decent shape and is a good, tight, shooter.

3. An M1 carbine that doesn't look like much but has a decent bore and is a good, tight shooter.

August 27, 2004, 01:17 AM
a blued k-22 masterpiece in at least excellent condition

August 27, 2004, 02:43 AM
1937 Tula PEM Mosin sniper, or a good shape Winchester Model 95 in 7.62x54R. (Since TR's .405 is out!:p )

August 27, 2004, 05:05 AM
A subgun.

I already have a EBR, two shotguns (one semi, one pump), a handgun and a distance rifle. I want a good compact pistol caliber subgun. Ideally it would be a select fire Heckler and Koch MP5, MP5/10, or UMP-45. Since we are dealing with "reasonable priced" guns, I'm still looking for a good subgun even if I have to pay $200 for a SBR...

August 27, 2004, 07:19 AM
Anything full-auto.

Bren Ten.

Ohen Cepel
August 27, 2004, 07:39 AM
Python and Ruger #1.

Sure that there are some "fantasy" things out there, but those I'll be able to do.

August 27, 2004, 08:14 AM
Anything By Ted Yost

August 27, 2004, 09:06 AM
4" S&W .500 :neener:

August 27, 2004, 10:33 AM
Another Terry Tussey special 1911 .45

August 27, 2004, 12:11 PM
a nice 1918 B.A.R.

August 27, 2004, 09:19 PM
Currently in love/lust with a CZ PCR. I'd buy one chambered in 45GAP.

I'd also guy a Kahr TP9-sized gun chambered in 45GAP.

August 28, 2004, 02:58 PM
It always changes.

Right now, Freedom Arms 97 in 45 Colt or maybe 44 Special.

Red Tornado
August 28, 2004, 05:26 PM
I'm with DDC, an M1 Carbine. I got to handle one when I was getting my Garand, and Man oh Man, I didn't know rifles could feel that nice. Plus I think they're absolutely gorgeous.

another okie
August 28, 2004, 05:33 PM
Walker Colt, or more realistically, a copy of it.

August 28, 2004, 05:35 PM
Documented select fire Thompson M1A.

Don't know if it is a fantasy yet or not, I am still breathing.

August 28, 2004, 06:06 PM
As long as we are talking about fantasy guns, I want my fantasy pre 70 LW Commander placed in the fantasy glove compartment of my fantasy 66 GTO


August 28, 2004, 06:09 PM
Hard question. There are many choices that are not truely tangible, so I won't both mentioning the H&K full-autos I would like to.

Honestly, my next purchase will either be a Walther P99, Walther G22 rifle, or a H&K USP. Not sure which it'll be though...

August 28, 2004, 06:23 PM
I'd really like a Colt Patterson copy... they are available but they are always pricey.

Someday I'll buy an SAA. No frills, .45 cal.

And maybe an 1878 New Frontier Six Shooter.

I'd like to get another NewService in good mech. condition and make a Fitz out of it.

But if I win the lotto... I'm blowing the $25 grand it takes to buy a BAR.

THEN I'll buy the double rifle, or a Rigby mauser.

August 28, 2004, 07:10 PM
A 1960's vintage series 70 Colt 1911 in pristine condition.

Lt. G
August 28, 2004, 09:39 PM
H/K USP 45 either full size or compact

August 28, 2004, 09:56 PM
A Colt .45 from the WW2-Vietnam era...

Or a real AK-47 with selective fire...

I'll have to settle for my SAR1 and the Colt .25 I recently acquired...

It's close, but it's like comparing a fine Cuban cigar to a Swisher sweet...

If I had a million dollars?

A Brown Bess flintlock, a Colt Walker, a 1903 Springfield with proper scope, WW2 era Colt .45acp, A tommy gun, A true B.A.R., a broomhandled Mauser, a Waffen SS Luger, a Walther PPK with silencer, A Stoner M-63a, An AK-47, An M-14, A Barret light 50, An M-4 Carbine with an M203 tube launcher, An H&K MP5SD3, A Magnum Research Desert Eagle .50 AE, A Vulcan minigun with the man portable mount like Jesse Ventura carried in Predator...
And a REAL Hum-V with a Ma Duece ridin shotgun...
I promise I won't be spoiled by winning the lottery. Honest...


August 28, 2004, 10:26 PM
I want a nice walnut stock M14. Not especially rare but a little tough on the wallet.

August 29, 2004, 01:54 AM
Beowulf .50 AR-15

August 29, 2004, 02:36 AM
Right now, M1 Garand

Unrealistically (anytime soon, that is):
1918 BAR
Strumgeweher 43 (first REAL Assualt rifle)

August 29, 2004, 04:24 AM
I know this sounds weird probably, but I've been wanting a Mosin Nagant for some time now, and finally found one- today!

Finnish m39 exellent condition.

August 29, 2004, 07:38 AM
Thompson M1 (Tommy Gun). Not the short version (M1A1), but the long one with the vented barrel and big round drum magazine.:D

Cool Hand Luke 22:36
August 29, 2004, 04:45 PM
Dan Wesson Pistol-pac in .357 N.I.B.

August 29, 2004, 08:21 PM
A Spingfield Armory 1911A1 GI.

Brian Williams
August 29, 2004, 09:12 PM
Gotta have gun???

1885 Win HiWall in 45/90 with a tang sight and Spirit Level front sight 32" tapered octagon barrel.

Marlin 1894 18" barrel in 45 Colt
a matched pair or USFA SAA with 7-1/2" and 5-1/2" barrels in 45 Colt and one piece walnut grips and brass grip frames from an 1851 Navy.

Nice SXS 12 gauge

Sound like I want to get in to SASS

Couple of others are
a S&W 646 w/ aluminum case.
Bowen conversion for my S&W HD to 45 colt
A nice GI 1911a1
S&W 1917
S&W 58

AR15 18" light weight, midlength handguards w Ace stock

Glock 17 1st gen

Ruger SuperBlackHawk Hunter with a bisley grip in 45 colt.

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