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Official State Firearm?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by franconialocal, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. franconialocal

    franconialocal Well-Known Member

    "Should Pennsylvania have a state firearm? One state senator is giving the idea a shot. Sen. Pat Browne, R Lehigh County, is sponsoring a bill that would designate the Pennsylvania Long Rifle as the state's official firearm."--- I pulled this from a Facebook NRA post just a few minutes ago and it really seems like a good idea, and now it has me wondering......what would New Hampshire have as OUR state firearm.....??? Or just chime in about the state YOU live in!!!

    Nothing stands out immediately, but I feel it should be centered around New Hampshire's rugged mountain history, abundant hunting culture, and pro 2A stance in an otherwise sea of blue surrounding us.....thoughts, esp. from NH folks?? (This should be quite interesting). History buffs?? Collectors??
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  2. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    Franc... when I think NH I think no sales tax. Perhaps something that was prevalent during the Boston Tea Party or something?
  3. bhinks

    bhinks Member

    That's a fun idea! I'm sure most of the suggestions will be heavily historical, for CT, I'd actually nominate the M-4 because 1) Colt is based here and 2) it would piss off most of our politicians who seem to have forgotten our heritage, just like most of the rest of New England.
  4. eye5600

    eye5600 Well-Known Member

    For which reason the nod would go to an historical Colt, not a modern one.
  5. snorko

    snorko Well-Known Member

    Indiana here. Kind of a difficult question. Several ideas spring forth.

    Indiana was admitted to the union in 1816, the same year as the founding of Remington.

    Evansville, IN produced over 95% of the .45 acp ammo in WWII, so maybe the 1911?

    Vincennes, IN was founded as a French settlement then served as the first capital of the NW Territory, how about a F&I fusil?

    Lincoln grew up here, so maybe a .44 cal. derringer?

    We have Gary, IN, so maybe a Jennings .25?

    (sorry for the last two)
  6. ClayInTX

    ClayInTX Well-Known Member


    State firearm?

    Never thought about it before but seems a great idea.

    Many might want to claim the Pennsylvania Long Rifle but I believe Pennsylvania should have exclusive right to that one. It’s sometimes called the Kentucky Rifle but that isn’t right.

    For Texas it should be something used at the Alamo or Goliad. Jim Bowie died at the Alamo so we might pick the Bowie as the State Knife. A gun would have to be a muzzle loader.

    WAIT! I have it! The Texas State Firearm should be the Brass Cannon of Goliad. Where Santa Ana demanded it back and the Goliad defenders said, “Come and take it!”
  7. semperfi63

    semperfi63 Well-Known Member

    Kansas State Firearm?

    Interesting idea for Kansas choices could include some version of SA Colt used in taming the towns of Abilene and Dodge City, or the Sharps rifle for all the buffalo killed with it or a pump shotgun for all the upland bird hunting?
  8. Officers'Wife

    Officers'Wife Well-Known Member

    Uh Snorko,

    Indiana should claim the wooden pistol that John Dillinger used to break out of the Crown Point jail.
  9. Gatorbait

    Gatorbait member

    ClayINTX, You nailed that one! I'm no Texan but I adnire that little cannon like no other.
  10. mack

    mack Well-Known Member

    For Illinois the Thompson submachinegun - in honor of St Valentines Day.

    which could lead to such instances as:

    Officer, what do you mean it's illegal for me to own? It's the state firearm.
  11. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Kansas & Missouri?

    Judging from the nightly TV news from Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City, & St Louis it would Have to be:

    The Glock Nine or FoTay!

  12. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    I'd like to preemptively buy, sight unseen, whatever Tennessee declares as their state firearm.:D
  13. JJ Hiryuu

    JJ Hiryuu Well-Known Member

    Tennessee should of course be the Barrett M82A1! Built in Murfreesboro.
  14. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Well-Known Member

    The irony involved in having an illegal knife be your state knife is just too rich.
  15. NMGonzo

    NMGonzo Well-Known Member

    Whatever the Spaniards used here.

    THE DARK KNIGHT Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Jersey already has dibs on the Jennings .25
  17. Tim the student

    Tim the student Well-Known Member

    Iowa's could be the 870 - seems like everyone has at least one.
  18. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Well-Known Member


    My state legislature just voted, and apparently it was pretty close to unanimous.

  19. Wolfebyte

    Wolfebyte Well-Known Member

    perhaps Texas could have the Colt Walker? ...

    4 generations of my ancestors made rifles in Tennessee, there is a difference between the Tennessee Rifle and the Pennsylvania ones.. It was a Poor Boy Rifle, a working man's rifle.. the lock was often made of iron instead of brass.
  20. oldgold

    oldgold Well-Known Member


    Gotta be a double barrel something.

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