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Do you own your holy grail?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 10-Ring, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. 10-Ring

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    I saw the thread on collector's holy grails and it got me thinking. I wonder how many here own their holy grail. Yeah, I know alot of those guns mentioned are one off, no longer produced or just too expensive to acquire. So, do you own your holy grail? :scrutiny:

    Me, no I don't, but it's nice to have that knowledge to know quality, performance and uniqueness w/in my chosen obsession :D
     
  2. TexasRifleman

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  3. 10-Ring

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    Oh dude, way to kick off a thread! :cool:
     
  4. History Prof

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    Mom! I'm going over to TexasSIGman's house to play! :D


    I haven't found out what it is for me. But I'm happy with what I have.

    ETA: Probably the most interesting thing I could really want (and never afford) is an StG44. Even the non-firing replicas cost more than I can afford....
     
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  5. real_name

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    Holy grail?
    Own?

    No, but I married the best thing that ever happened to me, does that count for anything?
     
  6. DerringerUser

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    No, its a little costly.

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  7. Charles W Webb

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    Yes o_O. A 1943 m44 russian Mosin Nagant in good condition with all matching numbers:what: Only good thing from Big 5 so far:neener:
     
  8. Strings

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    Well... I didn't list it as a "Holy Grail", as I'd bought it already: the .44 Automag...
     
  9. 'Card

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    French Guard: Allo! Who is eet?
    Arthur: It is King Arthur, and these are my Knights of the Round Table. Whose castle is this?
    French Guard: This is the castle of my master, Guy de Loimbard.
    Arthur: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
    French Guard: Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see.
    Arthur: What?
    Galahad: He says they've already got one!
    Arthur: Are you sure he's got one?
    French Guard: Oh, yes. It's very nice-a. (I told him we already got one.)
    Other French Guards: [snickering]
    Arthur: Well, u-- um, can we come up and have a look?
    French Guard: Of course not! You are English types!
    Arthur: Well, what are you, then?
    French Guard: I'm French! Why do think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?!
     
  10. CrazyIrishman

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    I don't own it yet but I think thats part of the thrill of looking. Besides you never know what other treasures are out there!

    Some that I think would qualify are......

    1) 100% original, unfooled around with 03A4 sniper rifle
    2) M3A1 "grease gun"

    or to "find" a rifle I owned 25 years ago in pristine shape,and that would be a Remington 700 BDL in '06. It was my "first" centerfire rifle which I later sold (like a dummy)!

    After seeing some gems from WWII on the History Channel that are still crated in the original wrap its a shame that some aren't put up for sale. Geez,they don't need to warehouse that many! lol!

    Heck,I'd even volunteer to help store them!


    BTW,TexasSIGman,thats a sweet BAR!!
     
  11. Autolycus

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    Derringeruser: I almost pissed myself when I saw that!!!


    I dont know what my holy grail is. Every gun I have ever wanted I have bought except for some custom 1911s. I dont have the money yet but when I graduate from college I will.

    For a little while I thought the HK P2000 was but I realized that I just want more guns. I like guns to much to decide on one. Though the Death Star pictured above would probably settle most of my problems.
     
  12. Rumble

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    Nope. I do not have a P7M8 yet.

    But one day, it will be mine. Oh yes...

    Actually, I really want a Garand, too, and a Serbu Super Shorty and a GI Joe and a pony and a...:D
     
  13. mpmarty

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    I believe it's called an M42. It's a half track with a quad fifty mounted on the back in a neat mount that you sit in, with a trailer behind hauling ammo.
     
  14. TexasRifleman

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    There's a guy in Arlington TX with one of those. He has a scout car too.

    He told me he paid more for the quad mount than the M2s themselves!!


    ETA: I've learned that what I saw was not an M42 but a White M16 halftrack with quad 50's, apparantly the M42 is much more rare and potent!!! Not sure I'd want to pull the trigger :)
     
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  15. DigitalWarrior

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    No

    I have simple tastes, so I am sure that it will happen...

    Les Baer:
    Thunder Ranch Matched Rifle/Pistol Set w/Matching Serial Numbers
    $4,395.00

    Barrett:
    Barrett M468
    $2,700.00
    Barrett M82A1
    $7,775.00
     
  16. orionengnr

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    Used to, kind of.
    HK P7 M10.
    Wanted it, found it (finally), bought it.
    Shot it once, hung it in the safe...

    Sold it about a year ago.

    Still have it's little brother, P7M13...
     
  17. peyton

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    My holy grail is the 1903A4 Springfield Rifle with original M73 riflescope. I picked it up for $800.00 back in the 80's. The decision I had to make was to buy the springfield or the Galil ARM in 308. They were listed for the same price!!!

    Peyton
     
  18. Rembrandt

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    From previous Holy Grail Post...

    No sense in getting excited about a gun I'll never own....my Holy Grail's are in proportion to my income.

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  19. Starter52

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    I would like to find the Colt Viper .38 4" nickel revolver that I passed up in 1981. At the time I thought $165 was too much for a .38 with fixed sights.
     
  20. Lambo119

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    Aint they all?

    Every one is a holy grail and then its on to the next.
     
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  21. f4t9r

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    No not as yet , but someday .......... after I hit the lottery.
     
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    For me, guns are tools and toys, so I can't really relate to the question. Too utilitarian, I guess. I'm happy with what I have, keep my eyes open for good deals, and am not envious of others' toys. Nor is there anything in my collection I couldn't part with if need be. Guess I don't have a "holy grail."
     
  23. made2cut

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    Here's mine :D

    Sorry I couldn't help myself.

    Actually I agree with Lambo119 - Seems like I'm never satisfied for long.
     

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    well i have 1 that grandpa gave me, not too special but a 1928 colt police positive 38 in pretty good shape . its a shooter but havent shot it yet ( hard to find 38 s&w ammo for it.now what i would like to have is an origional S&W model 21 combat 44 special or say an origional registered magnum (4 digit price tag there if u could find one.:what:
     
  25. crazed_ss

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    Well... I've paid for mine. The gun store still has to hold it for 3-4 more days :mad: .. then I can pick it up.

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