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guns they quit making

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Just Jim, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Member

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    We all have our favorite guns. However alot of guns get discontinued after a while. One of my favorites is the Colt 22 Diamondback. It fits perfect in my hand and shoots as straight as I do:rolleyes: Well straight anyway:D

    What I want to start here is a thread on discontinued guns we like and a disscussion on why they quit making such great guns.

    What do you think:scrutiny:

    jj
     
  2. Ethereal

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    I wish they still made the Sig 225/P6. For being a compact it doesn't feel at all like one, and I have large hands. Don't know why they stopped that one...
     
  3. Deanimator

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    Pretty much EVERY Colt revolver being made around 1976.

    I had a chance to buy a 6" Python for a reasonable price, a few years ago at a club swap meet. I didn't buy it. One of many stupid decisions on my part...
     
  4. Just Jim

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    I own a 225 and you are right, they are great guns. It it makes me wonder why they stop making such a good model. If it's the price of a gun then I don't understand because the price of guns has gone up a long ways. Look at Colt SAAs. They quit regular manufacturing when the guns sold for $450, now they are a custom order for $1300. Does it really cost that much to make a Colt SAA??
    jj
     
  5. aka108

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    I'd like to see the Colt Woodsman series come back. Good reliable 22's that will last for generations with just a little TLC.
     
  6. Impax

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    It would be nice to see Colt making the Mustang and Mustang Pocket Lite again.I paid way too much for mine six months ago.
     
  7. Avenger

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    Colt Pocket Hammerless in either caliber, but especially .380, or even updated to use 9mm. What a great design for CCW! I love mine....
     
  8. gbran

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    S&W 10mm autos. They also discontinued their 610 revolver in 10mm.
     
  9. alucard0822

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    colt DA wheelguns
    Marlin camp carbines
    Winchester lever rifles
    most anything in super 38 auto, and 10mm
    by nothing short of a miracle, I can scratch blued S&W's off the list
     
  10. Quiet

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    Mauser C-96
     
  11. M1 Shooter

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    The Ruger "Six" series. Especially the Speed-Six. It's a great carry revolver. About the same size as, but stronger than the S&W K-frame, and lighter weight than the current 3" GP100.

    Another discontinued carry revolver that I like is the Colt Detective Special, and it's alloy frame counterparts the Cobra and Agent. Not much bigger than the S&W snubbies, yet it holds six rounds instead of only five like the S&W's.
     
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    44 automag. To bad, just before its time with the high powered crowd. I know I love mine but would like a shooter to go with it.
     
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    The Winchester Mod.100,308 semi auto rifle.
     
  14. Hoppy590

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    id like to see Browning BDM's come back.

    and a modern day TT33
     
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    Guns they stopped making

    Winchester M61 22lr & 22mag,M62 Winchester Gallery gun,I had actually shot one at Coney Island back in the 60's.H&R Top break 22lr pistols.:)
     
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    +1 on the AutoMag. I also wish they still produced the Ruger Security Six as I'd like to find a 4" Stainless model.
     
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    Colt D-frame .38 Specials, Woodsman Match Target, Diamondback, Lawman,
    Trooper's, Bankers Special, Combat Commander, LW Commander, Jr. 22 & 25.

    Winchester model 88 (lever action) in .308.

    Smith & Wesson models 34, 35, 39-2, 43, 52, and 53.
     
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    +1 on the Ruger "Six" series.
     
  19. P97

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    Ruger P97's. Stopped them when P345's came out.
     
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    One of the companies that makes repro SAAs is or will be making repro Woodsmen.
     
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    The Colt Python...
     
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    Just about every good .22: Colt 22-a, Woodsman, H&R, I know there are more but most of the others I couldn't afford.
     
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    Do handguns once produced, then stopped, and then manufactured by another company count in this thread? If so...Detonics Combat master .45ACP. AMT Auto-Mag, in .22 magnum. Ruger Security Six .357 SS 4" . I still have my original Detonics, but I sold the AMT, and the Ruger many years ago. The AMT was very finicky about the type of ammo fed it, but it was still fun to shoot. The Security Six I sold so I could buy a .44 mag. That sale I kick myself in the ass for over and over.
     
  24. Vern Humphrey

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    Every Colt made in the 20th Century. A Colt Shooting Master in .45 Colt would be my first pick -- because I already have a Woodsman, SAA, Officer's Model Target, Detective Special, Model 357 and a Service Model Ace kit
     
  25. bulbboy

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    Colt Mustang
    Colt Government Pocketlite .380

    Great guns!!
     
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