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If you could go back in time...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Slater, Mar 16, 2004.

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  1. Slater

    Slater Member

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    ... and purchase any weapon offered at the time, or grab a discarded battlefield weapon, what would be your choice? 'Course, then you'd change history, etc, etc. :D
     
  2. Werewolf

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    I'd have to drop in on Japan in the late 1500's and try to scare up a Samurai sword made by one of the masters. Those things are the best swords ever made.
     
  3. KaceCoyote

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    I'd wander about Afghanistan in the 80's and snag myself an AKSU. I know, its a simple unspecial rifle...which is why I'd grab an armload've SVDS on my way out!
     
  4. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Leaving aside legal issues .... I'd have brought home at end of WWII .... a nice MG-42!:evil: :p
     
  5. SodiumBenzoate

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    Either a SA Colt from the 1880's or a 1921 Thompson from then.
     
  6. jsalcedo

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    Henry rifles
     
  7. ID_shooting

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    I would go back to the year 1776 and tell the guys that we need the words "This amendment ensures that any law abiding, private citizen shall be able to own, use and maintain any firearm without restriction, licensure or threat of any kind" added to the second ammendment.
     
  8. mlheppl

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    I second the Henry rifle:D
     
  9. Frohickey

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    I would go back to the time when the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers, take a job at the publisher of both papers and make sure that the 2nd Amendment text became "The spirit of resistance to government, so valuable on certain occasions, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed".

    The first two clauses are taken from a TJ quote.

    :evil:
    It would be a hoot to see the liberal blissninnies try to finagle their way out of that.
     
  10. mgjohn

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    Some Colt Walker pistols.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Jesus lance. Don't I get to run the world if I own it? For a fee I'll let Steven Spielburg copy it for another Indiana Jones flick.
     
  12. Jim K

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    I am white, but I would kill all the slave traders.

    Jim
     
  13. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    From the days of Al Capone:

    1928 Thompson Sub Gun


    And just a few years later:

    A Smith & Wesson .357 "Registered Magnum"


    And just a few short years ago:

    Several Smith & Wesson model 39-2 9m/m's

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  14. Preacherman

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    I'd like to rescue Davy Crockett's rifle from the Alamo.
     
  15. Cyberdyne systems

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    brand new Chinese & Soviet AK-47's found in a Viet Cong weapons cache still in the cosmoline...

    Al Capones tommy gun...
     
  16. entropy

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    Cyberdine Systems, you don't have to shout, we can hear you!;) And welcome, BTW!:)
    Arron Burr's duelling pistol might be a valuable piece of US history. Or Col. Berdan's Sharps.
    My first choice would have to be TR's Winchester 1895 in .405 Win. A fine gun owned by one of the best men ever to hold the office. Bully!:D
     
  17. Gabe

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    It'd ask Roland for Durandal. In exchange I'll show him how to make a flamethrower. Should really heat things up in the Dark Ages.
     
  18. Nighthawk

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    I have to agree with Warewolf.

    If we're limited to firearms, though, and cost was no factor, I'd go for a Kimber Stainless Gold Match II or maybe one of the new Para single stack, single action 1911s with the spring-loaded extractor. I've always been quite partial to the 1911, what can I say? it would be nice to have a nice M1-A1 or even a sturdy AK-47. Maybe an AR-10 or Armalite AR-30. But if I could only pick one, I'd go with one of the 1911's mentioned above.
     
  19. Jim March

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    Go to 1865. Score a Henry, blow away John Wilkes Booth. Many here don't like Lincoln, but there's a reason: he was planning a much less harsh Reconstruction and his second-term USSC picks would have ROCKED compared to the lunatics we ended up with.

    Hang out until 1871, blow away any US Supreme Court justices who were whack-jobs. Save the Privileges and Immunities Clause of the 14A, and prevent the FIRST attempt at a civil rights revolution from being stillborn starting in 1872 (Slaughter-House cases).

    Spend the time between screwin' with the KKK as best I can, ditto supporting John Bingham and company.

    Plant some warnings about the WCTU and the trend to illegally suppress unions from 1890ish - 1940ish.

    Do it right, and there wouldn't be anywhere NEAR the gun control in the US that we have now.
     
  20. Rembrandt

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    .....I'd go back to the Army proving grounds and liberate all the .45acp Lugers that were submitted for testing....:)
     
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    Billy Dixon's Sharpes. And get him to autograph it.
     
  22. telewinz

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    I'd get the Spencer carbine, it got the job done and it could take heavy abuse.
     
  23. Diggler

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    If I could go back in time, I wouldn't bring back a gun... I'd leave a few. In the hands of passengers of 4 planes on 9/11/2001. It would have saved all those lives, and it would have been guns in the hands of ordinary citizens that did it.

    Although, maybe it would be more satisfying to me to go down the list of 19 Middle-Eastern men myself, just to make sure it was done correctly.
     
  24. cool45auto

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    WWII - I'd like a BAR and a Thompson submachine gun.
     
  25. BowStreetRunner

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    Winchester M1895 Russian Model in 7.62X54R in the Russian Civil War
    BSR
     
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