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Collection must haves

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Brian Williams, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    What must a collection include to be a great collection

    What is your collection
     
  2. George Hill

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    A Tom Clancy and a Jeff Cooper book.
    A Cleaning Kit.
    And a firearm of one sort or another. More if you can afford them.
     
  3. Wakal

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    First, have 100 million dollars...then start a collection...

    In the meantime, I have a small selection of martial firearms (Garands, GI 1911's, Winchester '97). Everything else is more of a 'working' firearm than a collection (all the other 1911's, M14, AR's, CAS gear, etc.)

    A friend of mine has a collection of military guns...his goal is to have one of each of the mass-fielded guns from the major WWII players. The hunt is fun :)

    Alex
     
  4. PATH

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    It is not a collection it is a work in progress!
     
  5. telewinz

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    All the semi-auto only military rifles issued since WW2.
     
  6. Schuey2002

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    Stuff ! Yeah,that's the ticket. Every collection should have lots of it. That, and books, gotta' have lots of those. ;)
     
  7. cratz2

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    "... to be a great collection" is a really open-ended question.

    I'd say a 22 rimfire rifle and handgun, a 12 gauge pump, a bolt action centerfire rifle of with decent power topped with a scope, a 30-30, 44 Mag or 45 lever action, a 4" barrel 357 Mag revolver, a go anywhere carry gun, a 9mm pistol and a 1911A1 should be on almost everybodys list as should something that shoots .223, a 7.62x39 or a 7.62x54R.

    And of course, everyone should have a Garand. A 1903, an Enfield, Nagant, a Thompson, M1 Carbine, a bunch more military rifles, a couple of Mausers, a Borwning HP, a P08, a P38, a Makarov, Webley and a few more will make a pretty good collection. Still not great...
     
  8. blades67

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    You should have one of each of them if you're trying to collect the whol set.;) :D
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    If everyone had the same things in their collections, how boring would that be? Maybe as a guide line, I'd say a 1911, a S&W revolver, a couple of rifles, shotguns, to start and whatever else may tickle your fancy ;)
     
  10. Fed168

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    At least one from the major manufacturers in common calibers.
     
  11. labgrade

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    The Bare Basics include:

    I want to be able to: shoot a squirrel, shoot an elk, defend my life. Shooting birds on-wing is a big plus.

    If you can "shoot an elk," you can certainly shoot something - ahem - "better."
     
  12. Roadrunner

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    I'd like to add to my collection at some point:

    M1 Carbine
    M1A
    Sistema Colt Modelo 1927, Caliber .45 ACP
    AR-15
    FAL Izzy LB
    and others.
     
  13. Sisco

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    My must haves that I don't have yet;
    a quality 1911.
    a single action.
    an AR.
     
  14. ms1200

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    at least one example of every firearm ever made.
    wow do i have a long way to go:)
     
  15. Daryl

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    A collection always needs something else to add to the collection.
     
  16. Guyon

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    I don't have a collection. I have a toolbox. So IMO, your assemblage of firearms should be geared to meet YOUR needs.
     
  17. Tamara

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    SA handguns: 1911, Beretta, Glock, HK, SIG
    Wheelguns: a single action of some type, one each J-, K-, L-, and N-frame.
    Rifles: Garand, Mauser, one FBPP of one type or another

    Good start.
     
  18. G-Raptor

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    I don't consider firearms to be collectors items, but if I wanted to "round things out", my list would include:

    1903 Springfield rifle
    1911 Colt 45
    M1 Garand
    M1 Carbine
    M14 (or M1A equivalent)
    M16 (or AR15 equivalent)
    Glock 17
    Ithaca Model 37 shotgun
    Remington 760 rifle
    Remington 870 shotgun
    Winchester model 70

    I think each one of those has a special place in US history. There's more that would be nice to have, but this is a good start. So far I only have three items off the list, but I'm working on it. :cool:
     
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    Two words...."One More." That is all that is needed to round out the collection.

    My personal choices would include lots of .22's.

    And when you find a gun you like, you should always have multiples of said guns.
     
  20. Politically Incorrect

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    HANDGUNS: At least one semi-auto and one revolver.
    Bonus Magnum caliber
    RIFLES: At least one bolt action, one lever action, one semi-auto
    Bonus full auto
    SHOTGUN: At least one auto, one pump, and one break open action.
    Bonusshort barrel
     
  21. agony

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    Anything you can stuff in the safe.

    Typically, you'd need a decent DA revolver in either .38/.357 or .44mag.

    And a .45acp pistol.

    And a 9mm pistol.

    And a .22 pistol.

    Then you need to fill the big part of the safe with longuns, first would be a decent .22lr.

    And a Homeland Defense Rifle of the AR or AK sort.

    And a .308 or .30-06.

    And a 12 guage shotgun.
     
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    ...must haves

    Good reference material
    good cleaning kit and tools

    guns: 1911 style, wheelguns (J, K,L, N) 22 rifle and handgun, shotgun(s) (model 12, 101, mod 23)

    My collection is the poorest in my history...but I have fun and dream...gratful to have what I do
     
  23. Schuey2002

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    I forgot one.

    Swords. Every collection should a couple of these babies.

    The older the better. :D
     
  24. chaim

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    Bare minimum for a rounded collection:

    -1911 (I have one)
    -CZ (I have one) or if you don't like them another high-cap 9mm
    -a wheelgun or many (got em)
    -something small for carry, if you're in a carry state or not- laws change people move, be prepared (got one)
    -blackpowder revolver (have one)
    -a .22 rifle or two (have 3)
    -a .22 pistol (need)
    -SAA clone or Vaquero (need)
    -a bolt rifle with scope (need)
    -mil-surplus bolt rifle (need)
    -Semi auto commercial rifle (need)
    -mil style semi rifle (got an SKS)
    -lever rifle or 10 (I have one, more to come)
    -blackpowder rifle (need)
    -shotgun or several (had one but no more, need one bad)
     
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  25. GhostShooter

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    Every collection must have....
    1. .22 rifle
    2. .22 pistol
    3. 12 GA Shotgun

    Also a .50 cal or two would be nice. Just my .02

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