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Old October 14, 2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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What is the most cherished gun in you collection

Title says it all we all have that one special gun in our safe or wherever that no matter what will never be sold because you love it so much. For me its my great grandfathers 1917 Artillery Luger he was issued on the western front. Its seen two world wars and ended the lives of many people. I still shoot it every now and then and it still works like brand new. Just wondering what other folks cherished weapons are. Thanks for any responses.
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Old October 14, 2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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For me, it's got to be my Sig P6. I consider it to be my first gun. I did buy a SW9VE before the P6, but got rid of it immediately after I got the Sig, and don't consider the Swock to be a gun that I've owned, hehe. The P6 is my cherished gun. It's stayed with me through thick and thin, functioned marvelously, and never let me down. It's the one gun I'd never get rid of. Plus, its limited round capacity allows me to take it with me if I move to a ban state.
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Old October 14, 2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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That would be my 1948 Win 94 Chambered 30-30.
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Old October 14, 2014, 05:00 PM   #4
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I actually have four I rate equally.

My Grandfather gave me a Remington Nylon 66, and a Sheridan Arms pellet gun. The pellet gun was a gift from his coworkers when he retired in 1979.

Equally cherished is a S&W Regulation Police chambered in S&W 32 Long and built in 1923. The reason being, the Regulation Police model has a patent date on the bottom of the grip, that is the patent for that particular grip style, not the gun itself. It reads June 5th, 1917. That happens to be the day my Grandfather was born, and I bought the gun with money I inherited from the sale of his house after he died. It's my little tribute to him and the good memories of him and my grandma in that house. It's in cherry condition, and he would have loved it.

Fourth is my S&W 460V. It's a big battle wagon of a revolver, and I bought it with money that my entire family gave me for Christmas. So in a sense, it was a gift from all of them.

I love all four guns equally since they were gifts, and I think they would be the last to go if I had to sell most of my collection. I do have other guns that I enjoy shooting a lot more though.
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Old October 14, 2014, 05:02 PM   #5
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a ho hum old JC higgins 30-06.
My dad only ever had one rifle, an old JC higgins 30-06. When it came time for me to have a deer rifle, he traded an old ruger blackhawk he found in a river for another JC higgins 30-06 pretty much identical to his. For the first few deer seasons my father and I hunted together with almost identical rifles, and we both still have them.
I'll never get rid of that gun for any price.
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Old October 14, 2014, 05:03 PM   #6
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That would seem to come under the heading of "OOPS"

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Old October 14, 2014, 05:08 PM   #7
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The ones I got as gifts or inherited.

There are things you can buy, there are others that come with memories built in.
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Old October 14, 2014, 05:12 PM   #8
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A Browning B-78 in .22-250. It has always, to me, been a piece of gun makers art. Truth to tell, I think that it is so pretty that I am reluctant to take it to the range. Ended up acquiring a Jaeger Mauser conversion in .22-250 to shoot. Yep, I know that it isn't rational, but it is what it is.
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Old October 14, 2014, 05:13 PM   #9
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That would be Lucille,,,

Lucille was my Mom's gun,,,
An alloy framed Colt Frontier Scout.

Dad won this gun from a cousin in a poker game,,,
He gave it to Mom for some reason,,,
Instead of his gun-nut son.

Mom kept it on top of the fridge,,,
Along with a brick of ammo.

I can't tell you how many thousands of rounds it has fired,,,
It was Mom's best incentive to get us to do our chores.

"Get the house clean and the lawn mowed,,,
Then you can shoot Lucille for a bit."

This gun has been in our family since 1965,,,
I bought it from Mom for $100.00 back in 1982,,,
For many years I thought it had been stolen from me,,,
But it turned up back at my Mom's house after she passed away.

My baby brother finally admitted that he took it from my house,,,
Mom had sellers remorse and made him sneak in and get it for her.

It took some conniving, trickery, and a lot of in-law drama,,,
But I finally got it back and will never let it go,,,
I might have it buried with me.


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Old October 14, 2014, 05:26 PM   #10
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For me it's a Colt Pocket Hammerless made in 1918....carried by 3 generations of my Wife's. Her father, her grandfather, her great grandfather and now it lives with us.

I shoot it regularly and love it so much I have purchased 3 more of them and I shoot them all as much as I can. Pix above of rapid fire point shooting with a 96 year old pistol!

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Old October 14, 2014, 05:51 PM   #11
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There are things you can buy, there are others that come with memories built in.
Exactly. I have far more expensive and valuable guns, but the ones I listed are pneumonic devices that bring back memories of people and places.

I suppose that's really the point of any keepsake. They trigger memories.
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Old October 14, 2014, 06:05 PM   #12
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My great-grandfather's Colt SAA in 45lc. Next would be the S&W 586 I bought back in '92...
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Old October 14, 2014, 06:14 PM   #13
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My father-in-law gave me two Christmas before last. We buried him Saturday. "Nuf said.
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Old October 14, 2014, 06:30 PM   #14
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What is the most cherished gun in you collection
This comes up every now and then and I have a canned answer.

Today is Tuesday, October 14th, 2014. So my most cherished gun would have to be my M1A NM my wife gave me as a gift about 20 years ago. Tomorrow is Wednesday and every Wednesday (regardless of date) my most cherished gun is my Remington Model 510P first rifle I ever owned given to me as a gift in 1958. Thursday, October 16th will be my AR 10, I really like that gun and Fridays are always reserved for handguns so likely a Colt Government Series 70. Saturdays and Sundays are the same reserved for handguns but Sundays are always reserved for revolvers. This Sunday I am not sure yet but get back to me on Saturday and I should have something.

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Old October 14, 2014, 06:36 PM   #15
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I own 17 guns (not a large collection by any stretch), and I can think of some sentimental or logical or practical reason that I will never part with any of them.

I'm in with Voudon da Vinci, my 1903 PH Colt has a great sentimental value; I haven't gone shopping for more of them, though.
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Old October 14, 2014, 06:49 PM   #16
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Dad gave me two guns for my 16th bday that I'll never let go of. A Win 94 (307) and a Browning BPS pump. My favorite gun is a Benelli M4 set up for HD but a heck of a lot of fun to run. Have some really nice pistols including a Bob Marvel Night Hawk Custom. Picking up a contender for all time cherished gun on Sat. A Silver Pigeon III Beretta. Something I've always wanted... So hard to pick just one, lol...
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Old October 14, 2014, 06:52 PM   #17
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we all have that one special gun in our safe or wherever that no matter what will never be sold because you love it so much.
Clearly, you have never taken a course in law, or even in argument/logic, or you would have learned long ago not to make a statement that is so easily refuted.
I have some that I like, some that I like more, but I have never owned a gun that I could/would not part with.
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Old October 14, 2014, 06:55 PM   #18
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for me it is my mossberg 100 atr it is the first gun i bought with my own money i worked all summer for that gun and took my first 2 deer with it i have done work to it and it is like being with an old friend every time it comes out of the safe
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Old October 14, 2014, 07:17 PM   #19
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I own several guns I highly value because they were my father's:

1.) M-1 Carbine
2.) Browning 12 ga. Auto 5 shotgun
3.) Remington 550-1 .22 semiauto rifle
4.) Remington 20 ga. Model 17 pump action shotgun
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Old October 14, 2014, 07:39 PM   #20
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My great-great grandfather walked into Illinois from Ohio in 1852 with enough money to buy land for himself and his brothers and brothers- in- law. I have the rifle that he carried on that journey.
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Old October 14, 2014, 07:48 PM   #21
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Sweet! yeah, I'd say that's a keeper. Post up a pic!

Edit - sorry meant to quote reply KBBailey....
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Old October 14, 2014, 07:52 PM   #22
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Not the best pictures, but it's an A.H. Fox 20GA SxS that my grandfather traded 2 bushels of scallops for just prior to WW2. 3 generations of my family learned to shoot with it, and my boy will be the 4th. 15 years ago I had it restored and upgraded by Doug Turnbull with exhibition grade walnut and engraving:

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Old October 14, 2014, 07:54 PM   #23
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Dad bought a new Remington 141 for deer hunting. I never got a chance to hunt with him, but it brings back good memories anyway.
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Old October 14, 2014, 07:56 PM   #24
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The first handgun I bought for myself - a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911.

It took a long time to save up for, and every spare bit of money went to feeding it, then reloading components. I wanted to learn to work on them as well, so I have replaced pretty much all the innards except for the barrel.

I cut my teeth shooting pistols on it, and ran thousands of rounds through it before I got another one. It still feels better in my hand, and I shoot better with it than any other pistol I own.
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Old October 14, 2014, 07:57 PM   #25
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Actually, I have several in my safe....1950-1953 Mod 70's...........various cals. I like them all.
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