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Anyone else love a beat up gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CoyoteSix, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. wannabeagunsmith

    wannabeagunsmith Member

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    My new shotgun has plenty of wear, I have to wonder what adventures it has been through..
     
  2. olafhardtB

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    I like mine beat up because then I don't have to worry about them getting beat up.
     
  3. MyTFAL

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    My dirty girl, she may not look like much but she is oh so sweet,.....


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  4. cyclopsshooter

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    Model 18 .22lr Most fun gun ever!

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  5. Taurus 617 CCW

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    I like them as refinish projects but not to keep in that condition.
     
  6. Carl N. Brown

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    I got a couple of pawn shop orphan .22s -- abused Marlin Model 60 and a Remington Nylon 66 -- that I cleaned, repaired as needed, and dressed up after watching "Mad Max III (Road Warrior)" the umpteenth time to use a truck guns for trips to the mountain.
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    (The pretty one at the top ends up staying home a lot.)
     
  7. USAF_Vet

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    The Road Warrior was Mad Max II. Beyond Thunderdome was Mad Max III.

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  8. speedway

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    I have a Kreigsmarine Mauser pistol that came back from the war and someone forgot to wash the salt water spray off of it.

    The corrosion adds character.
     
  9. dredd

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    I have a "hand me down" Marlin 336 30-30
    It is maybe a $100 rifle based on visual inspection.
    I would be physically sick if it were to ever disappear!!!
    I still keep it in rotation for hunting. Mainly hogs. It is fast and light. I can't imagine not having it to hunt with, not to mention the "legacy" it has.
    I am not lacking in hardware to play with and put in the field, but that "junk" 30-30 is always going to be one of my most favorite firearms!
     
  10. doc2rn

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    I prefer guns from the 50s-70s, when they where still put together by gunsmiths before CNC machining became the norm. Smooth actions, steel frames, walnut grips ah for the good ole days! I don't mind honnest wear on an older model, some of the best guns I ever owned had less than 40% bluing left on on them, mostly S&W mod 10s.
     
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  12. oldbear

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    Does this one qualify? Went to work together every day for 27 years, and shared an adventure or two along the way.

    Happy Thanksgiving all,
     

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