Inferior but nostalgic firearm you have to have?

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  1. Johnm1

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    I'll focus on the inferior part of the question. A Davis Warner Infallible. Anything but Infallible but a neat design. I finally saw one in a gun shop last week. Also a Steven's Visable Loader. Not known for reliability but interesting.

    Neither has enough interest for me to pay the going rate though. Apparently I'm not the only one with an interest in these two.
     
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  2. roval

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    i was wondering how many posts it would take to mention a 1911. 4 posts after the OP!

    i like 1911s but i get why people would bring that up.
     
  3. Alex Clayton

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    I CAN NOT walk through a place that sells guns without stopping at the 1911 section on the way in and normally the way out. Have no use for another but I still want almost every damn one I ever see :D:D:D
     
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  4. cslinger

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    Count me in the 1911 camp. It was a REVOLUTIONARY design back in the day and damn near the father of most modern pistols. It is still a perfectly adequate firearm a century plus later but it is absolutely inferior to most any modern handgun design. Obsolete NO. Inferior, yep.
     
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  5. Howland937

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    I won't be alive when all the plastic guns reach the century mark. I bet my 1911's will still be though.
     
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  6. JR24

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    In terms of the question, I suppose 1911s.

    But I don't consider them inferior in any way, personally.

    Edit:. Considering 1911s a platform. The original design I will admit has some serious drawbacks, notably the sights.
     
  7. Larry Ashcraft

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    As far as 1911s being inferior, I don't think so. Consider this; top IPSC and USPSA shooters are free to shoot anything they want in competition. What do most of them use? You guessed it.
     
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  8. OneFreeTexan

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    I have a Webley top break,,tanker model.....interested?
     
  9. Terry G

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    I always picture my self waving this coming out of a WW II building, with a lanyard of course. IMG_1489.JPG
     
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  10. Col. Harrumph

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    Pukle gun for me.
     
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  11. WestKentucky

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    Rolling block. Don’t care caliber, just a neat gun and a very interesting design.

    Same thing for a trapdoor musket.


    And if I get rich, something water cooled and bearing the talent of Hiram Maxim.
     
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  12. CDW4ME

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    I've got a 357 Mag S&W 686 revolver my dad gave me in 1987.
    Also still have the 38 snub that was the 1st gun I bought my wife.
    Revolvers, inferior to a Glock or 1911, yet I keep them for nostalgic (emotional) reasons. :evil:
     
  13. indy1919a4

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    If inferior is old design, not favored by the young whipper snappers when they rap guns..

    Gots to get my butt in gear and get a Luger..

    And gots to get a 1908/1909 Schwarzlose Blow forward pistol.. As if the revolutionary operating system was not enough..
    You have to love a company that places an image of their belt feed machine guns are on the side of their side arms. Mufasa

    4764-Warner-1148-R-S.jpg
     
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  14. daniel craig

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    I learned to shoot on and still love my winchesrer 121 which I understand it the precursor to the 141!
     
  15. magyars4

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    Ithica model 49, single shot 22LR. My first firearm. I always felt undergunned when shooting rats at the local dump.
     
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    COP Derringer
     
  17. jmorris

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    Stevens model 26.
     
  18. 792mauser

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    Dads old Glenfield 99.

    Always wondered about these I few I ended up with.
    Webly mkII
    BOLO Broomhandle
    No 5 Enfield (47)
    Svt 40 (43)
    3 line mosin from 1916
    Cut down 1896 krag
     
  19. MacAR

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    Yea, a couple:

    Muzzleloading 10 gauge double;
    Sharps 50/140 (again)
    SAA in 32-20

    Don't need any of 'em, would rarely use 'em, but just really want 'em!

    Mac
     
  20. Phaedrus/69

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    NASCAR racers don't drive F-150s either, so should I pull a horse trailer with a race car?:rofl: Equipment used to play games isn't very relevant to it's usefulness in real life. I'm pretty confident that Miculek and Latham aren't competing with bone-stock Armscor or Kimber 1911s. Their guns are barely even recognizable! For the real world uses I have for a sidearm the 1911 weighs more, holds less ammo, costs more and works less often. If nothing is on the line I enjoy shooting 1911s and have owned a fair number of them from Colt to Springfield Armory to Kimber. All have been fun to shoot but I wouldn't really want to use any of them for CCW nowadays. But, to the purpose of the original post it's a classic design, there's a huge nostalgic charm to them and I kind of want another one even though it would serve no practical purpose in my life.:D
     
  21. Rick in Iowa

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    Do my k31s count? They are heavy and hard to scope (minus the Swiss products mount), but man are they fun.
     
  22. Riomouse911

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    A WWII era Thompson M-1. That will complete my WWII era M-1 trifecta of Garand, Carbine and Subgun.

    Stay safe.
     
  23. Hoppes Love Potion

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    I always wanted one of the single-shot S&W pistols.
    DvDyG3H.jpg
     
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  24. indy1919a4

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    Those perfected target pistols.. Beautiful pistols,,Wonderful lines
     
  25. Weflyfast

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    Well....if it shoots it's cool- and I want one!
    Ha!
     
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