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Inferior but nostalgic firearm you have to have?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bwana John, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Bwana John

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    For me I want to find a Winchester 141 .22.

    Ive got some very nice .22's including 40X's

    The Win 141 has a poor trigger, stamped parts, compressed sawdust stock, chinsy grooved receiver scope mount (mine stayed iron sighted).... but a very nice tubular magazine that is situated in the buttstock, and fed from the buttplate. 22 short, long, and long rifle.

    But I spent 2 months of my 15th summer in the Wind River Range horse and backpacking with one as a constant companion. I ate A LOT of grouse that summer.

    I totally forget what happened to it. Id love to find another one. I find the Win 121 (single shot), the Win 131 (detachable box magazine), but no 141's.

    I lost my boots, pants, and fishing pole in a river crossing accident, but held on to that rifle! (Took them off to cross the river and the river was much deeper and swifter than I thought, lost my footing and finally pulled myself out two turns down the river)

    It was an embarrassing moment returning to camp!!!

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  2. Armored farmer

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    Yes.
    I must have a .45-70 sharps.
    I am a fan of single shot rifles, including bp muzzleloaders. I think a BP cartridge gun with the history of the sharps rifle is right up my alley.
     
  3. troy fairweather

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    There's a bunch lol.
     
  4. Meeks36

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    7.5 Ruger Blackhawk in 41 mag. A old sears and roebuck 12 ga with adjustable choke. Cannot for the life of me remember the model. Not really inferior. They are compared to what I have now. Still want them.
     
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  5. Phaedrus/69

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    Part of me still wants to get another 1911.
     
  6. Bwana John

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    1911 "inferior" ?!?

    Herecy!!!
     
  7. Howland937

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    Wouldn't mind finding another model 74 Winchester. They're inferior to most modern .22's but probably were toward the top of the heap back in the day. Would prefer one with the peep sight since they're not tapped. The 2 I'd had were just iron sighted and I couldn't shoot them.
     
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  8. Larry Ashcraft

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    Hi Standard Flite King that was made for Sears as a JCHiggins, I think. I learned to shoot with one my dad had, back in the early 60s, but it didn't have the adjustable choke. I bought a small collection from the family of a deceased man a few years ago, and one was included in it. I was going to sell it for $150, but once I saw it, I couldn't. It looks like someone bought it for a one time pheasant hunt, and then put it in the closet.

    My dad bought his in about 1952, because it was $50 and the Winchesters and Remingtons were $75.
     
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  9. bearcreek

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    1911 :D
     
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  10. Meeks36

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    My grandpa had one. Used it to kill my first deer. And after he passed it disappeared. Would love to have one around to teach my son with.
     
  11. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Hmmm....I have a number that are considered "obsolete" mainly because plastic fantastics are cheaper and sometimes lighter, but none that are "inferior." I dont think anybody would argue a P226 is actually inferior to a G17, for example, or an '03 Springfield doesnt doesn make an effective hunting rifle, albeit a heavy one.
     
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  12. herrwalther

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    Inferior is subjective. I really like 1911s. I have two and want to build some more already. "Some" consider 1911s inferior.

    I am pretty comfortable in my collection right now. A few heirloom firearms are what I am looking forward to the most. Winchester 190, Marlin 1936, Colt 1911 with real ivory grips, WWI Luger. I would like to get an M1 Garand in decent quality as well if prices ever go back to non panic levels.
     
  13. mcb

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    I want of 455 Webley Top Break Revolver. A Mark VI would be preferred but earlier versions would be acceptable.
     
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  14. .308 Norma

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  15. Demi-human

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    I would like to have a Remington 760 GameMaster in .280 as well as a 7615.
    A 260 Rem or 30-06 carbine would be nice as well, to go with my long barrels.

    A SpeedMaster to go with my FieldMaster would be wonderful.

    A 1903 .32 Auto, even a new made one, to keep my Keltec company, along side a VZ-70 that hasn’t been beaten or carried to death.

    A Turnbull finished, color case hardened, full auto Thompson, with stick mags, also finished in color case hardened.

    A Turnbull finished Dragoon.

    You know what? I’d better stop while I’m not broke...:)
     
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  16. Bwana John

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    I'd call most picks here "obsolete", not "inferior". :)
     
  17. Daveboone

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    For some silly reason I have been wanting to find a break top .32 long revolver, smith or H/R. Just a neat little compact revolver easy to tote in the woods, simple to reload.
     
  18. EddieG54

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    Mossberg 20 gauge bolt action shotgun with 2 round mag and adjustable "Select Choke". That little shotgun was a dove and quail getter back in the late 60's.
     
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  19. entropy

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    Well, I collect Mosin Nagants, so there's that........
    I want a Marlin 90 and a Winchester 24, both not highly thought of in the shotgun world.

    The Savage/Stevens equivalent was my first duck gun. I'll pass, despite being the gun I got my first duck, a bufflehead, with.
     
  20. Alex Clayton

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    Did have to laugh at the 1911. I am a BIG time fanboy of them. Have been since I was a little kid and got to shoot one. Now days it's still my go too but I often say I know there are FAR better designs now. Have often said if I live to see the day we have something like the Phaser on that corny tv show I would still carry a 1911 just because :D
     
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  21. Ed Ames

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    I get the inferior part and have owned a bunch of “inferior” guns (top break revolvers, side crane revolvers, loading gate revolvers, bolt actions, break action single shots, lever actions, muzzle loaders/cap and ball, semi autos, Glocks, 1911s, FNs, Combloc guns, DAOs, SAOs, DA/SAs, SA/DAs, manual safety guns, decocker guns, guns made in the USA, guns not made in the USA, blued guns, stainless guns....well now that I think about it I am not sure I’ve ever owned a gun that wasn’t inferior according to someone....)

    I’m not sure I’ve ever owned a nostalgic gun though. At least not that I’ve noticed. To the extent I get nostalgic in relation to shooting, it’s about the people who are no longer around to go shooting with.
     
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  22. Howland937

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    Couldn't agree more. The "inferior" guns may not hold up to today's technology, but it seems like that's what a lot of us learned on. It's not about the gun to me. It's the connection to the people I learned FROM.
     
  23. Chaparral

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    Nostalgic and, as others have said, “obsolete” might be a better term than inferior. The majority of my collection consists of revolvers, which many consider obsolete and inferior to modern polymer pistols, including several favorites in .32 caliber. Also, a 40 year old 1911.
     
  24. TTv2

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    A slew of H&R revolvers, mostly that were made before 1941 and then dropped as H&R had to switch over to make guns for the war, then after the war decided to design and tool up for different models. To me the top breaks and solid frame .32's and .38's are inferior guns of the time, but nostalgic because that's what the average person had and could afford. I've read stories of people who have the same one that their great grandfather used while working out West in the early 1900s and bought the H&R's and yeah, they weren't Colt's or Smith's, but they worked.

    That's all people asked of their guns back then: be cheap and work.

    As to what specific revolvers I want, it's the Young America in .32 S&W, a very long barrel top break .32 S&W Long, a solid frame pull pin (non swing out cylinder) in .32 S&W Long, the top break .44 (pretty sure it's a black powder only model, it was discontinued in 1921), and maybe the 925 or 926 Defender in .38 S&W.
     
  25. bannockburn

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    Would love to have a top break revolver, like a Webley Mk.IV or an H&R Model 999. In a semi-auto a Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless.
     
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