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Okay, what is your, "Gotta have it!" gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tex_n_cal, Aug 25, 2004.

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  1. tex_n_cal

    tex_n_cal Member

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    What is the especially desirable gun you WILL immediately buy when you see it? Presumably it's something fairly rare, that you can't just order through a dealer, but really have to hunt to find.

    Leave out fantasy guns like Teddy Roosevelt's .405, .45 Lugers, or George Custer's last pistol. Stick to things that most folks could realistically afford.

    In my case, it's a Colt New Frontier Single Action Army. .44 Special, 5.5" barrel. Gorgeous case colors, adjustable sights. I believe they were only made in the 3rd generation - highly useful caliber, can take hotter loads than a .45 Colt SAA, elegant balance and feel, and only a few hundred made. Most are the 7.5" barrel version. I have seen maybe four of them in 20 years, always when I could not afford it.

    What's your "gotta have it!" ????:)
     
  2. Mannlicher

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    do you mean for this week? lol
    I seem to find a new 'got to have it' gun right after I get the last one.
    Today, the one I want is another old Browning A5. Or maybe another early '50s Winchester Model 70 in 30/06.
     
  3. Dbl0Kevin

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    MP5-SD6........one day......yes one day.......when I have $13,000 laying around and live in a free state. :D
     
  4. tex_n_cal

    tex_n_cal Member

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    BZZZZTTTT

    A five figure price makes it a fantasy gun:) Four figures or less!

    I'll add for rifles, a clean fairly priced Model 71 Deluxe Winchester, preferably one with the receiver sight, and not the bolt sight.:)

    Ditto a Pre 64 Model 70 in .338 mag.:cool:
     
  5. Dbl0Kevin

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    Well in that case I already have my "gotta have it " gun. Got my first AR-15 almost 3 years ago and just traded it in on a new Bushmaster Postban M4. The gun I've wanted since I was about 14 years old and now that I have it.....it ain't ever goin anywhere. :)
     
  6. stv

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    A bone stock, NIB, stainless, pre-Enhanced Colt Delta Elite.

    Alternately, a 6" Royal Blue Python, early to mid '70s era.
     
  7. MAURICE

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    Like Dbl0Kevin, I wan an MP5! [​IMG]

    Also would like a pair of Rock Island Armory 1911's to trick out completely. Would rather do it myself than have someone else do it.

    If it werent for the $2500 price tag, I would go for a SA M21. For that price I could get a Remington 700 Police tricked out with all the goodies TWICE!
     
  8. Skofnung

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    A mint condition blued S&W New Model No. 3 in .44 Russian.

    I just love those old top-break Smiths...

    Either that or a NIB Steyr Scout.
     
  9. swingset

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    Enfield L39 or Enfield Envoy spring to mind as the one I'll whip out the cash for.

    If they follow through and produce it domestically, the Sig 550 in S/A will be another.
     
  10. crucible

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    I always wanted a Lemat copy: 9 shots of blackpowder.44 round ball and a single 16 gauge shotgun wrapped into a single blued steel piece of historic coolness.

    Expensive though.

    Cruc
     
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    Ditto that...
     
  12. Brad Johnson

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    ummm... All of 'em?

    Brad
     
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    A double rifle. I've always wanted to hunt with one.
     
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    A Colt Shooting Master Flat Top (New Service with adjustable sights) in .45 Colt, 5 1/2" barrel. (I have a New Service, fixed sights, 7 1/2" barrel.)

    A Colt Model 1911A1 Gold Cup (I know where there is one, and one day I'll break down and buy it.)

    A Ruger SP101, 3 1/8" barrel in .357 (bought one for my daughter and wish she'd give it back.)

    A CZ 527 American Classic in .223 Remington.

    A Lefevre double, 12 gauge, 28" barrels, modified and improved cylinder.

    A Model 99 Savage in .250-3000 (my Dad's favorite rifle -- he killed lion, cheetah, Kudu and many other head of game with it in Ethopia in the late '40s)
     
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    A real life honest to God 100% authentic Rigby double rifle in .470 Nitro Express.

    My alternate would be a Dakota safari gun in .450 Dakota.
     
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    a Smith & Wesson "Registered' magnum

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    I keep getting a wild hair to buy a semi-auto M1A1 Thompson and giving it the SBR treatment. Am I weird?:scrutiny: ;)
     
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    DSA FAL carbine
     
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    I guess I already have one of my gotta have it guns. A Makarov. My current gotta have it gun is a 1911. Probably a Norinco to replace the one stolen form me.

    Being often broke, any gotta have it gun for me must stay around the $500 or less mark.
     
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    Currently, a post-sunset AR-15 with ALL the nasty features, but I gotta wait a few weeks on that. About a month, actually (Bealeton gun show on the 25th and 26th of Sept., VA guys!)
     
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    A pinned & recessed Smith & Wesson Model 27 w/5" barrel, in 95% or better condition.
     
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    Winchester 1895 in .35 Whelen (don't know if anyone ever rechambered one in this caliber but if they did, I want it)

    DSA para folder with lightweight lower, 16" barrel, short flashider, short gas system, extended selector, Extreme Duty top cover rail

    Browning 1919 .30 cal belt fed full auto mounted in the back of the Jeep

    A Browning P35 to replace the one I stupidly sold

    Colt M1917 45 ACP to replace the one I stupidly sold

    Colt 6" Royal Blue Python

    Thompson 1927
     
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    Easy

    Dornous & Dixon Bren 10 (either in .45 or 10mm)
     
  25. Stevie-Ray

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    a small LIGHTWEIGHT 5 shot snubbie in .32 H&R mag for less than 600 bucks.
     
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