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If you could shoot any gun ever made at any time in history what would you choose?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hal, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. Hal

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    Go for the expensive and rare like the .45cal Luger, or the sinister historical like maybe Oswald's or Booth's or the odd ball like an original Puckle(sp)<--(since it's mostly a fantasy thread, I'll give you that an original of any of them are available)-->, or the historical like one of the Boston Massacre muskets, or really big, like one of the 32 pounders on "Old Ironsides"??
    (That's just part of my short list)

    What one single gun would you want to shoot?
     
  2. Black Dragon

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    Phased Plasma Rifle in 40 watt range...:D

    Other then that, does the cannon on a A-10 warthog count?
    Or the cannon the Germans used to bomb Paris from 70 miles away in WWII.
    What can I say, I like'm BIG!
     
  3. MaterDei

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    Intriguing question, Hal.

    I would have to choose 'the shot heard 'round the world'. Not so much for the gun, rather for the fact that it kicked off the American Revolution, without which we probably would not be having this conversation right now. In 1775, with the exception of Switzerland, every single nation was ruled/controlled by a king or emperor. The shot heard 'round the world changed all that.

    What's your choice, Hal?

    MaterDei
     
  4. Bigjake

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    i'd love to get my hands on an old tommy gun, the short 11 (?) inch barrel and a couple big ol drums of .45 on full auto. i can see that being a lot of fun.
     
  5. Mark Tyson

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    A quad-50 anti-aircraft gun
     
  6. Brian Dale

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    Ma Deuce. ANY Ma Deuce. :D
     
  7. Joe Demko

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    I've fired guns of the same model as many famous guns. That is, I've fired a Browning .32 like Princip used to off Franz-Ferdinand, I've fired (and owned) a Kennedy-Killer Karkano, fired a muzzle-loading derringer of the same pattern used to kill Lincoln, etc. etc. So many guns used by (in)famous people to do (in)famous deeds were so common that it is no big deal to fire or shoot one just like it. Therefore, I guess I'd want to fire something unique, so that the experience itself would also be unique. The trouble is, most small arms are built around standardized ammo. Firing one .32 automatic isn't terribly different from firing any other .32 automatic. Firing one .308 rifle isn't terribly different from firing another. So, I guess I'd want to fire one of those experimental rail guns that outfits like NASA are using. Even then, I guess the experience would be little different from flipping any electrical switch or pushing any button.
     
  8. MuzzleBlast

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    Is someone else providing the ammo?
    G.E. Minigun :D
     
  9. jrhead75

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    Ma Deuce...again. Now THAT was fun! If I thought I could get away with it, I'd have one of those suckers mounted on my roof, and I'd wake up the neighbors every morning! :what: :D
     
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    Ahhh..but the one on the movie predator. Now that would be sweet! :D

    Good Shooting
    Red
     
  11. Abominable No-Man

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    How about those 10mm assault rifles the Colonial Marines used in
    "Predator"? Or whatever the hell it was that Robocop used?

    Oh, and you might laugh at this one, but I always thought that it would be cool to light off a couple from the Death Star.....

    ANM
     
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    I realize I could probably

    accomplish this with a little effort and beggin, but with many fantasies, actually doind it might ruin the thought.


    My choice would be a BAR for a long afternoon ...
     
  13. gburner

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    As we flew in a lazy circle high above an enemy convoy, any and all of the weapons mounted on the AC-130.

    40 MM Bofors gun from the stern of a PT boat in the Pacific.

    Any Ma Duece.
     
  14. Balog

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    A Vulcan. About the same rate of fire as a minigun, but in 20MM :evil:

    A German 88MM.

    And I'll second Abominable's vote for the Death Star.
     
  15. cool45auto

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    Vasili's Mosin-Nagant sniper rifle back when he was shooting in WWII.:cool:
     
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    Give me a full auto Tommy Gun and I would be more than happy....
     
  17. Joe Demko

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    The 10mm assault rifles in "Aliens" were Thompson SMG's dressed up in costume. Robocop used a Beretta 93R also dressed up for the movies.
     
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    The assault rifles they had in Starship Troopers. Closeup, they looked like a dolled up Mini Foteen. :D
     
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    Best Wishes,
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  20. Wildalaska

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    Since Ive already done a minigun, tommy gun, 550, fnc, M16, Ma duece et al, my only remaining fantasy is to go back to the "museum" at Waffenfabrik Bern and rip that first manufactured WFB Luger off the display case and start blasting..

    Bet that would steam some of them stodgy swiss guys....

    And I want to shoot a Krumlauf too!

    WildracletteAlaska
     
  21. DorGunR

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    I've fired many of the guns mentioned here,
    Thompson SMG, I had one in Nam (Illegal personal weapon, but thats another story)
    I was also a gunner on a quad .50 cal, mounted on a half track.
    I've fired the BAR, Browning air cooled MG and the M-79 grenade launcher oh I almost forgot, I"ve fired the old WWll "bazooka"

    But I would LOVE to fire the 20mm Vulcan........oh well.;)
     
  22. Balog

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    D'oh, I left a couple out.

    M-79.

    MG-42.

    Ma Deuce, and her quad mounted sibling.

    Flamethrower (it's kind of a gun;) )

    LAW, SMAW, RPG-7, WWII-era bazooka.

    Suppressed 10/22 and Ruger MK-II.

    Gotta love the Tommy gun.

    MAG-58, or it's US cousin the M240.

    Suppressed MAC-10 (in .45ACP) would be fun.

    I'd lloooooovvvveeeee to get my hands on an SVD.

    AK-74 with GP-25 (I believe that's the name for the under-barrel grenade launcher, right?)

    Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon, 1 and 2 inch varieties.
     
  23. Black Snowman

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    Mark II automatic grenade launcher. Lots of big booms, have fun arching them over, around, and in stuff.

    2nd choice would be the GAU-8 Avenger on the A-10
     
  24. Tierhog

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    The 16 inch rifles on a battleship. Big boom. Big hole. Big grin:D
     
  25. Kamicosmos

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    Just one? That's tough. If only one, probably the GE Mini.

    I'd also like to fire off an old Civil War Cannon, big boomer off a WWII battleship, and a main gun on a tank would be cool. Sherman for nostalgia, Abrahms for coolness.

    And a full Auto Tommy, with the drum magazine. Would require being dressed in a pinstripe suit with Fedora and Trench coat, of course!
     
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