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If you could have any 20 guns

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  1. sixgunner455

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    WWII issue 1911 or 1911A1
    Grandpa’s sporterized 1903A3
    AR15, White Oak 20” match rifle
    16” KISS AR15 carbine
    Ithaca 37 Featherlight 12g Skeet
    Beretta OU 20g
    Beretta 1301T
    Winchester M70 FWT 6.5x55
    Mini Mauser in .223
    Savage MKII HB .22 in a Boyd’s stock, 4-14x50 scope
    Marlin 1894 .357
    Ruger flattop .45 Colt, 5.5”
    S&W 4506
    S&W CS9
    M9
    2xGlock 19x or 45MOS
    2xGlock 26
    Glock 44
    S&W 15
    S&W 18
    S&W 640
    S&W 642
    S&W 43c

    That’s probably about it. LOL. Only 25.
     
  2. Frulk

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    1: Marlin Cowboy in .32 H&R Mag, 45 Colt, 45-70
    2: Savage 99 in 243, 308 Win, .358 Win.
    3: Ruger 96 in .22 Mag, 44 Mag.
    4: Ruger #1 in .223
    5: Dan Wesson Pistol Pack in .357 Mag
    6: Ruger Single 7, 7.5 inch in .327 FM
    7: Browning Citori or Lightning with English stock
    O/U in 20 gauge.
    8: Garand Tanker
    9: Ruger M77 in .357
    10: Redhawk 4.2 inch .44 Mag
    11: Remington 11/87 Waterfowl Magnum
    12: Dan Wesson 1911 in .45ACP
    13: Springfield EMP in .40 S&W
    14: S&W 617 6 inch .22/10 shot

    That list could change in a few days with some hindsight but it’s an honest first effort. I’m not into custom guns or exotic calibers. Just ones I know and trust from experience.
     
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  3. BigBore44

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    If I could only have 20 I’d have to get rid of a bunch. That’s just not something I think I want to do. I really like all of them. Even the ones that don’t come out much.
     
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  4. herrwalther

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    I would be quite happy with 20 guns. That would fill every practical need I have, several wants, and grail guns just because they are interesting to me. I know some people can have 30 Mosins and still want more. That just isn't me. For a laid out list, I would have to think it over. A Medusa revolver would be on there as a grail gun. As well as a Coonan. Those come to mind since I discussed them with the Mrs earlier today.
     
  5. Obturation
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    19 hi-points and 1 naa mini.

    Oh, any 20? And I don't have to buy them?

    I'm sticking with my answer, life time warranty is tough to beat.
     
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  6. Phaedrus/69

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    If I won the Powerball I'd buy a couple hundred guns just because I could. But the most guns I've ever owned at the same time was probably shy of 20, and that would be twice as many as I have now. No doubt that 20 would be more than enough to fill every niche I can think of, and the only reason I'd ever want more would be if they invented something new (eg caseless coming to the commercial market, etc). But I suppose I would pick:
    1. HK P30 V1 LEM in 9mm.
    2. HK P30 LEM (Bill Springfield) .40 S&W (because I have it already and a .40 is handy for the woods).
    3. HK USPf9 Match Hybrid LEM w/Jet Funnel kit.
    4. HK VP9 9mm.
    5. HK P2000 V1 LEM 9mm.
    6. HK USP45 Tactical
    7. HK SP5/MP5 (SBR'd and suppressed if possible)
    8. HK HK433 (5.56)
    9. PWS MK114 Mod 1 (5.56)
    10. PWS MK109 Mod 1 (.300 Blackout, SBR'd)
    11. Wilson Combat rifle in .300 HAM'R (would have to look at the model #s)
    12. Beretta 1301 Langdon Tactical
    13. S&W 5" 629
    14. Henry X Model in .45-70.
    15. Ruger Precision Rifle 6.5 CR
    16. Some kind of .375 Ruger built on a Mauser action
    17. Some kind of 7mm Mauser built on a Mauser action
    18. Beretta Nano 9mm
    19. Walther PPS M1 9mm
    20. Browning Buckmark 5.5
    To be honest, if I had all of those I'd probably only use half of 'em, but they'd cover things I don't do now but still might someday (eg hunt bear or elk). Some of these of course are guns I have already, others are things I haven't gotten to yet.
     
  7. valnar

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    Well the OP never said it had to be in the realm of possibility, so I'd opt for some non-neutered war relics like a full-auto VZ.58 and Thompson SMG. A pristine Luger or C96 Red 9 would be cool too.
     
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  8. Caplock

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    This is just a bigger list than the top 5 or top 10.
    Shut'er down! LOL
     
  9. whughett

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    Adding to my page one post, would seem I’m as capricious as a school girl when it comes to firearm likes. YouTube seems to add to that by watching others shoot what I don’t have. Currently it’s civil war era carbines. I avoid vids by Hickock45, the man just brings to light too many models I’ve not seen before. :);):(
     
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  10. daniel craig

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    I’d probably have about 5-8. I’ve changed over the years and I don’t really see the point in collecting material items I don’t/won’t use.
     
  11. ApacheCoTodd

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    Johnson light machine gun
    ASP
    Suppressed M-45 or M-76
    1919 AN/M2 Stinger
    PERFECT Beretta Garand
    XM177, A real one
    A true De Lisle Carbine
    Winchester Trapper '92 with matching period S&W in .44-40
    Bren Ten
    Smith & Wesson *Tunnel Exploration Kit*, complete
    Cetme Ameli
    MP5KSD
    ... a Hawken gun, .50 caliber or better. I'd settle for a .30;)
    One of Raoul Lufbery's Lewis Guns - maybe with his hand polished ammo still in it.
    Any one of the NINETEEN .50 cals on *old 666*
    A Marine Raider modified BAR
    1903 Coast Guard line-throwing outfit
    OSS High Standard suppressed .22



    I'm sure more will come to me.:thumbup:

    Todd.
     
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  12. Pivot Dr

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    Only missing a few.
    M79
    175 Recoilless
    8”
    105
    M2 Quad
    Plenty of ammo and a place to shoot them.
    Realistically I’d settle for just the M79, a bunch of inert training rounds and a bunch of grape shot. Don’t need any WP or HE,
    Everything thing else I’ve pretty well already got!
     
  13. tomrkba

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    I would get 20 $200,000+ guns, sell all of them and retire. I'd buy a few replacements.
     
  14. Shimitup

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    What's in the safe has me pretty happy. However these would be nice...

    1. Wildey Automag
    2. Browning A5 Sweet 16
    3 Garand M1
    4. Mauser Broomhandle
    5. Luger P08
    6. Blued Redhawk .357
    7. Heck why not one of these.

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  15. American_Fusilier

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    1. AR 15 in 556
    2. AR 10 in 308
    3. AK47 in 7.62x39
    4. AK74 in 5.45x39
    5. Remington 700 in 308
    6. Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmore
    7. Savage 110 in 300 win mag
    8. Thompson Center Compass II in .223
    9. Mossberg 590 cruiser in 12GA
    10. Thompson Center TCR 22 in .22lr
    11. Ruger American Rimfire in .22lr
    12. Smith and Wesson M&P22 in .22lr
    13. Ruger GP100 in .357 mag
    14. Glock 17 in 9mm
    15. 1911 in .45acp
    16. Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9 in 9mm
    17. Rossi 92 in .357 mag
    18. SAA clone in .357 mag
    19. Marlin guide gun in .45-70
    20. M1 Carbine in 30 carbine
    With 10 honorable mentions
    1. M1 Garand in .30-06
    2. M1917 Enfield Eddystone in .30-06
    3. Mauser K98k in 8mm Mauser
    4. Lee Enfield Mk 4 No. 1 in .303 Brit
    5. Mosin Nagant M38 in 7.62x54r
    6. SKS in 7.62x39
    7. Remington model 8 in 30 rem
    8. Tokarev in 7.62x25
    9. 50bmg single shot bolt action
    10. CZ 75 sp-01 in 9mm
     
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  16. Teachu2

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    A lot more room in my safes!
     
  17. Hog huntin Harry

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    Mauser model 98 chambered in 9.3x62 Mauser
    Mauser model 98 chambered in 7x57 Mauser
    Winchester model 70 Featherweight (pre-64) chambered in .270 WCF
    Marlin model 336w chambered in .30 WCF
    Winchester Model 1885 Traditional Hunter High Grade chambered in 45-70 Government
    Glock 21 chambered in .45 ACP
    Remington 870 chambered in 12 gauge



    That's all I'll ever need
     
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  18. thehandofgod

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    I'm not sure I know enough to pine for 20 yet, but I certainly have some on a bucket list. Let's see:

    1. Colt 1861 Navy
    2. S&W Model 1 1/2, series 2
    3. double barreled flintlock
    4. A blinged out and engraved 1911
    5. A replica of Russell Crowe's "the hand of god" from 3:10 to Yuma (I think it's an 1873 Cattleman)
    6. Ruger GP100 10 shot .22
    7. North American Arms mini revolver or vintage Derringer
    8.Kimber K6S

    Subject to change daily...
     
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  19. GBExpat

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    Just what I currently have, thank you ... plus a VG/EXC-condition G/K43 ... well, and a late-mfr 1st Gen Colt M1873 SAA (in .45 Colt) ... and, maybe, an MG42 & Lafette 42 w/optics (plus spare barrels, tools, accessories, etc) ... I'll stop now ... :)
     
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  20. JumboJVT

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    Kinda funny this thread should come up. Of late I've been thinking that 20 guns is a nice round number that would cover everything I need, or in truth, want to do. Not to say that I don't have and want more than that. But as I get older, gathering more and more material possessions just because I can seems...well...glutenous? So I'm coming to the point of paring down the guns that duplicate function and replacing some "keepers" with with one's of higher quality, or having some custom work done...maybe. Then again, there are still a couple holes to fill on my function list...:)
     
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