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I have reached the "Gunvana" of wood and steel

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bushmaster1313, Jun 5, 2011.

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  1. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Member

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    1957 Winchester Model 12 Riot
    1955 Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum
    1978 Smith & Wesson Model 49

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  2. Kliegl

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    Good start. You need a Model 94 and Model 97 to go with that Winchester.

    Good looking guns and good photo.
     
  3. nwilliams

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    Very nice!

    Those guns certainly look like they were made to be together:cool:
     
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    Two more pics, with a piece of wood and steel that can only dream:

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  5. Standing Wolf

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    Dandy guns and good photographs!
     
  6. WaltonS

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    I'm gonna wax poetic on this one... Y'all been warned!

    As a younger guy most of my friends and colleagues find it odd that I like older styles. They've just got more character than these contraptions of plastic, lightweight aluminum alloys, etc...
    Don't get me wrong, there are some modern weapons that I think are utterly fantastic. But there's a soft spot in my heart for anything that looks like it'd belong on a police officer's hip in 1970, or like a relic from wars past, antiquated and forced into unjust obsolescence by a newer, "better" design that fundamentally improves nothing. I guess it goes back to that old adage, "if it ain't broke..."
    With that said, I approve of, and envy your collection, good sir!
     
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    *slow clap*

    Now you need a pre-64 Winchester Model 70.
     
  8. Owen Sparks

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    The close proximity of that rusty pitch fork makes me cringe!

    DON'T SCRATCH IT!
     
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    yeh, you need a long gun in that line up.
     
  10. bushmaster1313

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    The Pre 64 Model 70 is the obvious choice, but shoot lefty, and the first time I operated the bolt on one I took skin off my left thumb. For me, the Savage 99 is probably the way to go.

    But not being a hunter I have been slow to get a classic rifle.

    I do, however, have a 100% New Jersey legal sporting arm (no folding stock, no bayonet lug, no flash suppresor) to go with my handle:evil:
     
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  11. natman

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    Who cares if he scratches a rusty old pitchfork?;)
     
  12. rodensouth

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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing those fine arms.
     
  13. speedway

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    WaltonS:

    I feel exactly the same way. I tip my hat to you.
     
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    That 55 Smith is a real stunner. Thanks for sharing your nice collection with us.
     
  15. El Mariachi

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    Nice collection there, Walton....and I feel the same way. Steel and nice lumber just seem to go together. I myself just started buying guns about 4 months ago but I've already purchased;

    A JC Higgins/Sears model 45 in .30-.30 (built by Marlin), circa '58.

    Heritage Rough Rider, blued, 6 1/2" barrel with coco grips.

    '83 Blackhawk in .357 with rosewood grips.

    Not one, not two, nor three but four JC Higgins/Sears Model 10 12 gauge bolt action shotguns, all made in the late 50's. (and know, you can't ask :rolleyes: )

    And finally a scoped '49 Husqvarna Model 640 in 8 x 57. With eight 'kill' notches on the left side of the action.

    I'm not sure why these things attract me, except that perhaps because I've been a wood worker for the past 40 years, and I love old things that were built the the old fashioned way. Well, the Heritage not withstanding.....:D
     
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