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Going back to the 1970s

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tired_and_hungry, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Tired_and_hungry

    Tired_and_hungry Well-Known Member

    Had the opportunity to watch a science fiction movie made in Asia last night and it was about a cop in his 30s who's father was mysteriously killed by suspected members of an organised crime syndicate 1 year after he was born in the mid 1970s.

    The aforesaid son is now a police lieutenant and has chanced upon a naturally occuring "time tunnel" (some kind of wyrmhole) that will allow him to go back in time exactly 10 months before his father's murder. In the movie, he travels back in time with a duffel bag of supplies, a backpack of forensics equipment and what appears to be a gun case containing a remington 870 shotgun and a 9mm browning high power.

    If you had to go back to the 1970s for a year or so.....what would you carry in order to blend in? For arguments sake, lets assume you only has space for one longarm and one sidearm.
  2. Retcop

    Retcop Active Member

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  3. mnrivrat

    mnrivrat Well-Known Member

    The 1970's were very much in the age of the revolver yet. Smith & Wesson or Colt DA guns in 357 Magnum were the most popular. If you had a center fire auto it was a 1911 Colt or a Browning Hi-Power for the top two choices.

    Remington 870 guns were as popular then as now as were the Mossberg 500's. Ithica Model 37 was still going strong and the most popular semi auto shotgun was likely the Remington 1100.

    In rifles, the bolt action guns by Browning, Winchester , and Remington were top choices and Colt AR-15 rifles were a little spendy but certainly available.

    Military surplus guns were going strong with 1903 Springfield rifles, 1917 Enfields, British 303 guns being cheap and plentiful.
  4. ScottieG59

    ScottieG59 Well-Known Member

    First of all, I would try to go to the future and get something better to take to the past. I would conceal it, but it would look like a toy to those who saw it.

    Rather than body armor, I would use a force field from the future.

    I would also use a cloaking device.

    Additionally, I would use future technology to make duplicates of myself and we'd all go back.

    I would not try to blend in too much. Why bother?
  5. MistWolf

    MistWolf Well-Known Member

    I'd take a boatload of gold and buy all the cheap, legal machineguns I could and a big pile of surplus ammo
  6. jimwill48

    jimwill48 Active Member

    I was a cop in the 70's. And I carried a 4" S&W M13 with a Rem 870 in the shotgun rack...
  7. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Well-Known Member

    Probably a Walther ppk with threaded barrel and wiped suppressor. Maybe a Sten gun.
  8. Driftertank

    Driftertank Well-Known Member

    GI style 1911 and a Garand.

    I figure a shotgun wouldn't be a bad choice, but i'd prefer a long gun with a bit of reach.
  9. heeler

    heeler Well-Known Member

    In the 70's it would have been a four inch Colt Lawman or Trooper revolver in .357.
    Long gun would have been the 870.
  10. loose noose

    loose noose Well-Known Member

    I was a cop in the early 70's and I would definitely carry my .45 Colt Gold Cup Ntl Match, as well as a Winchester pump. Yes we used a heavy duty recoil spring in them at the time, we carried them. Also note I paid $156.00 for the gun, two additional magazines, and the leather, all bought from Colt in 1971. Not bad eh?!:D BTW I still have that .45 today.
  11. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I don't think a suppressed PPK and a Sten Gun would blend in very well in the 70's I was in.

    They would get you the stank eye just as fast then as they would now.

    And I can't think of a much more useless weapon then a Sten gun anyway.

  12. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    a 4" Smith & Wesson model 19 and a Remington 870 12 gauge riot shotgun~!:D
  13. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    I like his choice of BHP and 870. Take ones produced at least a few years before the date you are going back just to avoid any problems.

    An early-ish Colt SP1 would work as well, although 5.56 was probably harder to find back then. So, maybe a Win 94 or something if you wanted a rifle instead of a shotgun.
  14. 303tom

    303tom member

    What he had would work for me................
  15. Bubbles

    Bubbles Well-Known Member

    Guns? I'd take a form book from the appropriate year, play the ponies for nine months, and send dad on a six month cruise around the world the week before he would have been murdered.
  16. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I definitely would have gone for a BHP.

    But in 1970, how would I get on THR to ask for advice?
  17. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I would carry a Colt Detective Special.
  18. kcshooter

    kcshooter Well-Known Member

    The 70's?!?!.
    I mean, wouldn't you look out of place with anything but a club made from the femur of a woolly mammoth?
  19. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the BBC show "Life On Mars."

    I guess I must be really old, because my carry piece wouldn't change--a Security Six. Most of my long arms were made before 1970--in some cases way before 1970--and the others have designs that date before then. I'd be happy with a Colt Sp-1.

    As far as dad goes, I didn't realize the pulp and paper engineering industry was such a haven for the mob! I guess I was fooled by the short sleeve dress shirts and pocket protectors.
  20. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Well-Known Member

    'life on mars' was a fleeting thought for me also.
    of which i like the British ending but the American version.

    what he took is fine by me.

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