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$2000 to start gun collection- what would you buy?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by North_Texas, Dec 4, 2010.

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  1. North_Texas

    North_Texas Member

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    I just inherited my father's gun collection. It isnt much to write home about, but now that I have these few shotguns and rifles id like to add to it every now and then and possibly in the near future display them in some form/fashion in my game room.

    If you had $2000 to spend on a gun (pistol, rifle, shotgun) to add to a collection where you would keep for years to come and use a few times a year, what would you buy to add to you collection?
     
  2. North_Texas

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    FYI Im looking for something fairly rare, that is of high quality and that would appreciate with time. Like one of these shotguns I got from my father is a Belgium Browning- I dont think it is that valuable, but looks nice and has some character I like.

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  3. Yarddog

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    "[would keep for years to come and use a few times a year]"

    NOT Going to happen. If I buy a gun I'm darn sure going to shoot the snot out of it ; )
    Y/D
     
  4. buck460XVR

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    If you are talking a single firearm, it would be a semi-custom 1911. If it were multiple guns it would be a Colt Stainless 1991 and a Performance Center Revolver in a magnum caliber.
     
  5. North_Texas

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    Not enough data to answer
     
  7. North_Texas

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    so Nomad, assume there were no guns in your collection, what firearm would start your collection?
     
  8. John Wayne

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    It would help to know what you already have, and what you plan to do with what you get.

    Answers will be completely different depending on whether you interests include benchrest shooting, tactical carbine courses, steel challenge matches, trap/skeet/sporting clays, general plinking, IDPA, defensive handguns, camping/truck guns, carry guns, hunting rifles, handgun hunting, silhouette shooting, bullseye shooting, etc.

    The list is quite extensive. Firearms can be quite specialized for the task they were designed for. $2000 either gets you a lot of fancy ornamentation or a lot of specialization.
     
  9. North_Texas

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    already have
    .410
    2 12 gauges
    1 10 gauge
    3 20 gauges

    plan
    shoot them 2-3 times per year at the range

    I am a complete newb to the gun arena, all I do is go to the range 2-3 times per year and the rest of the time clean them up and display them.
     
  10. postalnut25

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    I have actually thought about this in regards to starting my kids out right. I figured for about $2000 I could get each kid a decent rifle like a Remington 700, a good shotgun like a Remington 870, a used Glock 17 or 19, and a decent revolver along the lines of a Colt Trooper or S&W 686.
     
  11. North_Texas

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    that is exactly what I am trying to do postalnut. Start a nice collection of fairly rare/unique firearms that will only appreciate with time so that I can pass them down to my children in 40 years.
     
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    You need a nice 16 gauge and a 28 gauge to round out the set. :)
     
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    I say find a nice used Steyr bolt action.. that should full your criteria as well as drain your pocket...:neener:

    It really comes down to what your shooting interests are.. There are a lot of incredibly expensive guns out there that are surprisingly "homely."

    On second thought.. I say get a Ruger No.1... you can get them in anything from 204 to a 450/400 nitro express... I personally like the international :D
     
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    1911, glock, brownin hi power, ak/ar, battle rifle of some sort (fal, m14, g3, etc.) or a scoped sniper type or hunting bolt, lever action, single action army/.22 or clone thereof, .22 pistol and/or rifle. There is to many hahaha.

    My bad I didn't see your second post. colt 1911, browning hi power, colt ar, colt single action army. Actually, most any colt or FN weapon would be fine.
     
  16. Rail Driver

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    Personally if I had $2000 I would put $1500 into an AR-15 with a (legal) SBR upper in .450 Bushmaster. The remaining $500 would go to ammo. :D
     
  17. SundownRider

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    Spend $1500 on guns and $500 on ammo.

    You can pick your own.
     
  18. Mags

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    I would get a service grade Garand and a war era 1911. you might even have enough money left for a Kar98K or a trench gun.
     
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    Seems you need a handgun? Additionally, smaller guns leave room for more guns. I'd lean toward a Python or a high-end 1911. I own neither as my firearms tend to be frequently-shot-utilitarian rather than collectible-semi-safe-queen.

    Also, review your insurance for coverage. You may need a rider depending on your policy and the value of your collection.
     
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    Your saying the "Belgian Browning isn't that valuable, but it looks nice." Any time you wanna get rid of it, let me know, I'll take it off your hands! Definitely worth hanging onto Lad!
     
  21. North_Texas

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    Is it? I am new to all of this, just doing the research. Im definitely hanging onto it, my grandfather bought it/brought it over from Belgium in the late 50s/early 60's my grandmother said.
     
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    A nice 1911 of sorts. Perhaps a few revolvers. Do you want to just keep them on the wall or do you want some use out of them?
     
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    You'll never find one like that again anytime soon! Unless you find someone who has one in a collection like you're wanting to start. They don't make those kinds anymore is my statement, a rarity on the bed there Lad, don't let it out of your sight, best left as a "safe queen" !!
     
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    I wouldn't spend $2k on a single firearm...I'm a shooter, not a collector....although I do have a collection, but they're all "shooters" guns, minimal collector's value, but they do the job very well.
     
  25. Ghosty1

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    hi all. new here.
    ive read THR for a bit, and mostly been really helpful. so, as my first post...
    heres what ID do with 2k and no guns...
    buy just one numbers matching k98k.
    just kidding...
    get a glock. 9mm.
    600 dollars, new.
    get ANY 1911, in any shape...
    ??? dollars figure 750 for a good one...
    books and reloading stuff, and tea or other adult beverage for your mentors...
    100 dollars
    so now, we can play!
    mossberg 12 ga pump.
    gotta have as we are startin out
    find a pal, do whatever you must do, to aquire a GOOD RC mauser 98k
    the rest of the money you spend on ammo!

    -G
     
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