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The Big Five Oh

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Crosscut, Jul 7, 2009.

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  1. Crosscut

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    I hit the big Five Oh this year and to celebrate I want to buy a handgun or long gun that was introduced to the market in 1959. Is there a web site or a source that lists start up years for guns?
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    Remington Nylon 66
    Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum.
    Weatherby Mk V.

    New calibers that year were .22 WRM available to start only in Ruger and S&W revolvers, and .338 Win Mag.
     
  3. Crosscut

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    Thanks, Jim I'll start looking into those models.
     
  4. krmgator

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    I'll be 50 next year, so I feel your "pain".

    But you deserve a nice new shiny gun!:evil:
     
  5. chuckusaret

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    All you young guys are catching up with us old guys. Everything that happens bodily after fifty can no longer be brushed off as "Just Nothing" and every old injury reappears with vengeance.

    To you on your upcoming day; "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
     
  6. Sav .250

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    Crosscut: Hell,man .....your just getting started. Plus your close to those....... senior discounts. :)
     
  7. jim in Anchorage

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    Both from Fla.:D
     
  8. MagnumDweeb

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    Congrats. I'm going to be 25 this september and I don't want to. I miss 22, miss college, no responsibilities, four hours a day at the gym, and young pretty naive women within a hand's reach. And while I only owned a Ruger Blackhawk, Ruger 90, Arcus 94C, Rossi 817...well it was a long list then, and quite longer now. I keep telling myself that getting older means getting wiser, and it means getting a job that will allow me to have a more enjoyable life but....
     
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    A Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 magnum (introduced in '59).
     
  10. theotherwaldo

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    -Or you can do what I did - get something in fifty caliber!

    (Mine was a muzzle-loader.)
     
  11. Crosscut

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    Yea like the old joke, at four in the morning I still pee a good stream, at five in the morning I have a good bowel movment, the only problem is I sleep till six
     
  12. Zeeemu

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    "I'm going to be 25 this September and I don't want to."

    Dear Dweeb,
    Revel in your time. It sure beats the alternative. :)
     
  13. Acera

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    Like theotherwaldo said, get something in 50 caliber. But I would get something BIG for the big 50, think .50 BMG.

    Reports are that Bohica will be introducing a new .50 AR upper in the next few weeks for around $800!! It will be of the "shell holder type", but with that you can be shooting for close to $1K, which is quite a bargain.
     
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    .50 Beowulf AR upper. Or the Remington 878 "Automaster".
     
  15. huntsman

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    Winchester model 59

    oops came out in 1960 sorry.
     
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  16. Calibre44

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    I was fifty last Tuesday. My wife suggested that to celebrate my half-century, we ought to spend a romantic weekend away in a nice hotel. As a kind and caring husband, I considered her proposal for a fleeting second … and bought this instead.:)

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    Sheesh---feeling old at 25---I'd give my left one to be 25 again---lol
     
  18. Ky Larry

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    When I turned 50, I finally got it all together. Now, at 55, I've forgot where I put it all.:confused:
     
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    I turned 45 this year. I wonder what sort of significance that number might have? Hmmm.....
     
  20. AnthonyC.

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    How about a 50 bmg on your 50th? Wouldnt that be an awesome gift to open?:D
     
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    LOL ;) good one and great rifle
     
  22. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Not to hijack, but hey Jim, sidebar: what guns from 1969? I'm hittin the four-oh in 2 days.
     
  23. Oro

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    Crosscut -

    If the handgun is appealing to you the classic S&W Model 49 "Bodyguard" was introduced in 1959.

    I know lots of people get this urge - usually they settle for a gun they like produced in their birth year; that's gives a wider selection and a bit more of a shopping challenge (but the research and shopping can be fun).

    I would so love to comment favorably on MagnumDweeb's observation, but I feel I shouldn't in the sake of dignity. Ahem.
     
  24. Jim Watson

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    Tad, the 1970 Gun Digest, compiled in 1969, announced:

    Ruger Security Six
    Dan Wesson revolvers
    Colt Trooper Mk III
    Mauser Parabellum
    Stoeger Luger .22

    Marliln 1894 .44 magnum
    Husqvarna 8000 bolt action
    S&W bolt action rifles on Husqvarna actions
    Mauser 2000 bolt action
    Ithaca-Tikka bolt action
    Ithaca-Perazzi shotguns.
     
  25. planetmobius

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    50 is the new 30 get yourself a new M1A.
     
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