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Guns you keep for life

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sniper66, Feb 1, 2012.

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  1. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

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    My rust-spotted CZ 452 Lux that I bought new in the late 90's. It killed many animals before I returned to civilization.

    The unique Winchester Big Bore converted to .450 Marlin with a shotgun adapter. Can't replace it.
     
  2. longknife12

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    All of em!
    My issued S&W's,pre 64 M70's and shotguns.
    Dan
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  3. COgunner

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    The Nazi-marked CZ27 my dad brought back in WWII. Unfortunately, he traded off the Luger before he shipped out for home.
     
  4. MAJ Mike

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    Mine is the very first firearm I purchased when I was 21 years of age. It's my beloved Government Model M1911A1. I love that pistol and it has served me well for the past 40 years. The rifle I'll never part with is my lovely H&K91. Its 7.62mmx51 round will take down animal and human with equal efficiency.
     
  5. montanaoffroader

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    I have a few.....

    Colt SAA .357 Magnum 5.5" - This gun belonged to my great uncle who was born in 1900. He got it in the mid fifties after he retired from mill work and moved to Grass Valley, CA. It has quite a bit of finish wear from being carried, but is in excellent mechanical condition.

    Winchester Model 67 .22 Rifle - My Dad bought this used in 1942, it was his first gun. It's had the stock refinished, once by him as a kid and then by me. It's been on many a hike through the redwoods of NorCal and picked off more than a few gophers on the MT prairie. Still in decent shape and shoots great.

    Firearms International Bronco .22 Rifle - My first rifle, Dad bought it for me when I was 12. I don't actually own it any longer, but it's still in my cabinet. My oldest daughter owns it now.

    Colt King Cobra .357 Magnum 4" SS - This is one of those guns that just "clicked" for me. From the time I first picked it up, I knew it was the one for me. My all time favorite handgun.

    Western Field Model 742 .30-30 Rifle - Basically a Marlin .30-30 built for Montgomery Ward. Picked up from a friend several years ago for $75. It's my favorite hunting rifle, I've shot more deer with this rifle than with all my other rifles combined.

    Ruger MkII 22/45 SS - Can't get rid of it, it was a gift from my brother. :D Wouldn't get rid of it anyways, it's a great shooter and looks good too.


    PS: Take anything that aaronu guy says with a very large grain of salt! You never can tell about those Left Coast types........:evil:
     
  6. Sheepdog1968

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    There are many that I like but only a few that I really love. The ones that I wouldn't sell are listed below.

    1. My Marlin 30-30 lever action. There is nothing fancy or unique about it. I did shorten the barrel to 16.75" and put a slightly larger loop so my big hands could fit. I just love this rifle. With it, I feel very confident I can hit what I see.

    2. My Sig 220. Ive got over 10,000 rounds through it and from day one I just loved the way it felt in my hand. I had wanted to get one for a very long time before I did. I wasn't disappointed. It is reliable like many other pistols are. I just like the way it feels in my hand.

    3. Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotgun. It was a great price and it is a great workhorse. I can't imagine ever parting with it. I'd be too sad.

    4. The Benjiman .22 caliber pellet gun my dad got me as a freshman in high school because I got straight As both semesters in Latin. It reenfored that hard work has it pay offs. I loved the rilfe and loved Latin and took 4 more years of it. I would have minored in it at college but though it was on the syllabus it was actively offered (I talked to the Professor).
     
  7. bushmaster1313

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    Not coming from a firearm family, I do not have any that I would not trade or sell under the right circumstances.
     
  8. PzGren

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    It took me a long time to find a Korth with a solid barrel, the trigger already on rollers, and the new mainspring design. The post Willy Korth revolvers are no option:D.

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    Nill bought the wood for the grips from Nagel in Hamburg and Korth also sent the revolvers out for hardening and bluing to my hometown.
     
  9. mortablunt

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    I've gotten nothing for life yet. I'm currently in that youth phase of trying out as many things as possible and seeing what I like. I don't hold on to any one weapon, setup, or system for more than a year generally. I'll get something, run it for a few months, and then trade it in. Once I've got a nice income goin and a place of my own, I'd like to get another AK and another FAL.
     
  10. RainDodger

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    My 1933 Winchester Model 61, .22LR, with octagonal barrel.
    My 1953 S&W .38 Special Combat Masterpiece.
     
  11. subdude

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    My Dad's Hamilton 27
    My Father-in-law's Winchester 94 30-30, Stevens 322A, and L.C. Smith double barrel
     
  12. Bojangles7

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    I don't plan on getting rid of any of mine but there's 3 that have sentimental value

    Winchester 1890 in .22WRF that was my great grandfathers.

    Trooper MkIII given to me by an uncle upon return from the sandbox.

    AR15 given to me by the same uncle.
     
  13. mdauben

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    All of them!

    The only gun I ever sold was a kit built Hawken percussion rifle when I was still in college, and to this day I'm sorry I sold it. Even when I was out of work a couple years back, I refused several offers to buy one or more of my precious guns.
     
  14. Babarsac

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    -My Grandpa's 1903-A3 which I unsporterized
    -My FN Hi-Power
    -Maybe my HK P7

    Everything else is fair game if there is something I really want, or if I'm in need financially.
     
  15. Dr.Rob

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    I've never sold a gun... but I have a few I'll never sell even if I HAD to sell the rest.
     
  16. whetrock

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    attachment.jpg It's a fairly new browning buckmark nothing special but it work's and feeds anything I run threw and is very accurate for being a bone stock gun so IMO it's a keeper and unless I run on to hard times it's staying.
     
  17. OH_Spartan

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    I detassled corn, baled hay and recycled aluminum cans to save for my 870 Wingmaster (with all the choke tubes).

    When my grandpa passed, I recieved his Marlin lever-action 22 and a Buck 110. Eventually his Winchester Model 12 will come my way. His favorite rifle, his favorite knife and his favorite shotgun.
     
  18. BigMag

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    My security six.. first pistol going to have it buried with me.
     
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    1st. My iver johnson single shot .410 inherited from my grandfather

    2nd. Ruger MK. 1 also inherited from my grandfather

    3rd. GEW 88 from my father

    4th. winchester model 94 made in 1951 the first rifle i bought with my own money
     
  20. Armchair Bronco

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    Krag .30-40 Carbine (inherited from my Granddad)
    CZ 452 Scout
    Winchester 101 Trap Gun w/ Monte Carlo stock
    M1 Garand
     
  21. TNboy

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    I have a strict policy to never sell any guns but I see what you are getting at so here is a list of those that I could never bare to part with.

    1) a 1974 production Ruger Mark II, left to me by my grandfather to whom I was very close. Got it out and shot it in the backyard just yesterday, it's a fine shooter.
    2) a early 70's production Browning BL-22, my dad bought it new while in the military at the PX and gave it to me for my 15th birthday. It's a tack driver and probably gets shot 3-4 times a week.
    3) Not mine yet but I hope to get it one day. A Browning Sweet 16 my grandmother gave to my grandfather for Christmas in 1958. My dad has it now, I love that gun, it just feels so right to handle. Oh and it's in near mint condition.
     
  22. txgunsuscg

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    I would sell any of my guns if I had to except for my dad's Winchester .22, and my father in law's Service Six.
     
  23. The Sarge

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    I use to say none of my guns will be sold. Then I acquired daughters, son-in-laws, grandsons and my guns grow legs and walk off. Glocks, S&W's, Marlins, C&R's just have a tendency to disappear around here. Oh they "ask"...and it goes something like this...."Dad this is really a nice pistol/rifle and I sure could use a good gun like this for self defense/hunting......"

    Way I figure it when I am dead they will all get them anyway so I just look at it like Early Inheritance" :)
     
  24. P.B.Walsh

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    My grandfater passed down three different ones, a Remington model 34, S&W Revolver, and a Savage 720. He also bought me a little .410 when I was a kid, that will never be sold either.

    For myself, I will never be able to sell my Remington 700 (first rifle I bough myself), and a new model Winchester 70, this rifle is my favorite of my collection.
     
  25. TenDriver

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    Almost the same here. Sold three, regret two.

    First was an SP-101 in 357. I had to sell it back to the guy who sold it to me per our agreement. I didn't enjoy seeing it go, but that was the deal.

    Second was a Davis P-380. I bought it on my 21st birthday for about $40. I don't regret selling it as it wouldn't shoot it today, and let's face it... It was a Jennings.

    Third was my Marlin 336CS. I bought it at pawn shop when I was going to Auburn for around $150. Never killed anything with it, but sold it off for what I bought it when I needed some quick $$$.

    I've decided that with few exceptions I won't sell anymore guns. The only exceptions would be to upgrade. I'd sell my SKS if I had a newer / nicer one in hand. Same with my 870. I'd sell it if I had a Wingmaster in my other hand.
     
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