Things of beauty

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  1. TfflHndn

    TfflHndn Member

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    I love a nice Luger.
    And a Smith model 29, early model, pinned & recessed, 6.5-inch barrel.
     
  2. wojownik

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    Colt SAA
    Colt 1860

    Colt 1911 in Carbonia Blue
    Radom ViZ p.35
    P.08 (Luger)
    Lahti
     
  3. Officers'Wife

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, my grandfather had the ugliest revolver ever produced, an H&R 9 shot .22 that I lost the coin toss and ended up inheriting. Just seeing it in the gun cabinet gave me heartburn... Until about a year ago when my youngest went out with his Dad and I and we let him shoot the beast. On his third shot the boiler plate *DINGED* and LR looked at hubby with an expression of joy saying "I hit it Dad!" That old revolver is now more beautiful to me than the most expensive top of the line weapon in existence.
     
  4. 9mmfan

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    As long as we're going only by beauty on the outside,

    Revolver: 1860 Army.

    Semi: Colt's Pocket Hammerless, be they the 1903 or 1908 variant.
     
  5. RetiredUSNChief

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    Out of all the revolvers, I think the Colt Peacemaker, 5.5 inch barrel, color case hardened, in .45 Colt is far and above the most beautiful. Like a beautiful woman, it's got curves in all the right places, the symmetry seems just right, and fills the hand magnificently.

    Pistols are tougher to choose from. I like the shape, feel, and appearance of the basic 1911, like my Colt 1991A1, which is black anodized. No fancy sights and just the right amount of curves and planes.
     

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  6. GAMEOVER44

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    Not my firearm, yet.. but will be in the future. Its a Dan Wesson Valor.

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  7. Winkman822

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    For a revolver, I'd go with a Smith & Wesson 686 6" barrel .357 Magnum, in the autoloader category, it's hands down a Wilson combat Tactical Supergrade with front cocking serrations omitted, slide markings omitted, traditional blued finish (matte rounds with polished flats) and nice double diamond checkered cocobolo grips. If that's going to be considered a custom gun, I'd go for a Les Baer Boss 1911 with fixed combat night sights.
     
  8. GAMEOVER44

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    Les Baer is VERY nice too. If you can find one AND afford it.
     
  9. Ky Larry

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    6" blued Python (Have)
    Browning HP (Want)
     
  10. el Godfather

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    DW VBob 1911 with Beretta Combat Combo as second.
    Korth with Colt Python as second.
     
  11. sappyg

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    Revolver is a tough one... Squirming... Ok.... SW 69. Can be had NIB with classic S&W lines. 1st pick would have been the Python but, if you find one NIB it falls on the realm of exclusive custom.

    Since All 1911s look alike to me and trend towards custom the Auto choice is easy. Browning HP.
     
  12. MikeS.

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    S&W model 10 and 27, older with the great bluing, i'm fortunate enough to own one of each.
     
  13. ACP

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    Revolvers:
    Colt 1861 Navy
    Colt Single Action Army (5.5" nickel plated with ivory grips)
    Colt Python (6" barrel)

    Semiautomtics:
    Colt 1911 pre-war commercial
    Browning Hi Power (blued, fixed sights)
    Colt 1908
     
  14. HankB

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    Revolver: S&W "357" magnum (Pre-M27 N-frame - looks and function.)

    Auto: Luger - "Navy" version.
     
  15. C0untZer0

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    I think the S&W Model 19 Combat Magnum with a 3" barrel is the best looking gun period. If I had to choose a semi-auto I'd take the HK P7M8

    The one Robar uses to advertise their NP3 is gorgeous:

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  16. Reinz

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    For an auto it's the 6 inch 44 Auto Mag, the HK P7 a close second.

    For revolver, easily the Colt Python.
     
  17. joem1945

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    S&W nickle plated .41 magnum. Too pretty to shoot, Or model 25 blued, unfired.
     
  18. Shovelhead

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    EMP
     

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    For me?

    Best pistol:

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    Best revolver:

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  20. oldbear

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    Several come to mind. First Smith and Wesson model 27 with a 3 1/3" barrel. Second Smith and Wesson model 19 with a 2 1/2" barrel. Third my Smith and Wesson model 66 with a 2 1/2" barrel and full bark stag grips. last but far from least, my Smith and Wesson model 65-5 Lady Smith, it's really got that don't fuss with me look.
     

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  21. wlewisiii

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    Revolver - 4" S&W Model 10, pencil barrel.
    Auto - Jericho 941
    Pocket Pistol - either the Colt m1903 or the Baby Browning.
     
  22. joebiker

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    so many

    for a single action Revolver - Ruger Vaquero 44 mag stainless 5.5"
    Dbl action -S&W model 29 in Royal blue finish

    autoloader..traditional Colt Goldcup polished blue
    modern Sig Sauer X-5

    & if $$$ isn't a problem..any Cabot 1911 would make me very happy,
    esp. a National Standard Deluxe:)
     
  23. VThillman

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    Black powder revolver: Remington 1858. Those Colts are missing the top strap.

    Modern revolver: S&W K-38 Masterpiece. That how a DA revolver is supposed to look.

    Semi-auto: GI 1911. I don't know why. And then there was the Wolverine.

    Rhino: Unlike myself, the Rhino makes it all the way through ugly to handsome.
     
  24. BobWright

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    Well, for straight out-of-the-box plain Jane, it'd have to be this:

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    Bob Wright
     
  25. BobWright

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    bannockburn said:
    Just for the record, the Colt is 4 3/4" in length, the Rugers are 4 5/8".

    I know, nitpicking!

    Bob Wright
     
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