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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ilbob, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. JR24

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    Nope. Never felt the desire to personify inanimate objects with human names or characteristics. Guns, cars, guitars, whatever.

    They all just get called by their model or type.
     
  2. GBExpat

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    :eek: Puh-lease do not encourage him.

    :)
     
  3. theotherwaldo

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    I've got an M28/30 called Simo.
    I've got a KP/-31 called Suomi.
    I've got an M39 called Ukka Pekko.
    I've got an M27 called Spitz
    The other hundred-odd firearms are nameless, so far.
     
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    No, but if I did they would be creative names, just like Dog A and Dog B the naming conventions would be Gun A, Gun B, Gun C... Then after 26 I would go to Gun AA, Gun BB, Gun CC.

    Seriously, nope I don't have names for my guns.

    Ron
     
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  6. chicharrones

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    I don't name my guns. There is no way I'd remember what I'd named them unless I got them engraved.
     
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    Ah! Occasionally I run across a gun with a name engraved (or badly etched) on it. Perhaps it is not a prior owner's name; maybe it's the gun's name!
     
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  8. morcey2

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    I'm the same. Except for Norman. Norman existed about 20 years ago. He was a very slow roping steer. Great training for novice team ropers. But he eventually didn't even go fast enough for that. We had Normanburgers for about a year after that. :D

    I've named some of my guns, but mostly just for fun. I have a Finn-captured Mosin that is named Sibelius. I have two VZ-24s that are named Hejduk and Smetana. My 1903 is named Gary. There are more, but its mostly composers, hockey players, or sarcasm. Like my Turkish mauser named Stuffing. (Turkey. Stuffing. See, it's funny. Laugh.)

    Matt
     
  9. Bbear

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    Only one of mine has a name, a Model 97 Winchester 12 ga 30". It was named by my Dad and his brothers when they were kids up in Idaho. They named it "Old Kaschliticherschlot' after the sound it made when the action was pumped to load a round.
     
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  10. chicharrones

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    That's going to make me look at engraved guns in a new light. I might even purchase one in that condition if done decently. Just think, I could own a gun named Sheriff Johnson or Deputy Smith. :D
     
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  11. aarondhgraham

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    Too late,,,

    Aarond

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  12. Officers'Wife

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    Hmm, my little carbine is called the "Hungry Rifle" but only because when I take it out I'm planning on something being lunch.
     
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  13. GBExpat

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    OOOoooooohhhh, there he is ... :)
     
  14. tark

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    My avatar's name is Bar-B-Que
     
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  15. Gladius

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    I call my Python "Monty"... :)
     
  16. Jeb Stuart

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    People have been putting names on inanimate objects by the millions. When I was in the Army all our artillery pieces had names. Guns have names and on and on. I love looking at the names every time I go to one of the many Marina's in my area.

    People with a lot of imagination. Just would not be the same with No name or just a Number.
     

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  17. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    WOW!
     
  18. Hasaf

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    Okay, I am going to step out on the lunatic fringe here.

    I do not name constructs, that is a form of idolatry.

    Names are reserved for the creations of God.
     
  19. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    Do I name my guns, NO. But my wife has a habit of naming them which will not be posted here!;)
     
  20. Obturation
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    I name my guns after deadly diseases.
    Ive got cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, you get the idea. I call my 22 pistol eczema cause its not terribly deadly. My favorite carry gun has a name too but i cant say what it is here.
     
  21. FROGO207

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    Usually I am calling them a name or two when I miss a target. I got one handed down to me with a name though. A 10 GA double barrel of unknown origin called Ol'Thumper. It killed on both ends with magnum loads.:eek:
     
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  22. Jeb Stuart

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    Diana, in Roman religion, goddess of wild animals and the hunt,

    And some mighty fine Air Rifles. Love my Diana's.
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  23. theotherwaldo

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    -I've got a Finn Carcano as well, but the only name that was given to it that I can say on a family-oriented site is "Terni".
     
  24. stonebuster

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    You may not have recognized him with a piece of cheese on him inside a bun. (cow's aren't "hims" either.) As to the topic: I don't name guns but I called one a name I can't repeat here while trying to reassemble it.
     
  25. Sovblocgunfan

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    I don’t name guns. Not that I wouldn’t. I’m just not that clever at it.

    I did name a couple of pickups I had. One was Whitey, the other was Blue. Can you guess what colors they were?
     
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