Thoughts on new guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RONALD MORPHEW, Jul 11, 2022.

  1. IALoder

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    Beretta 390's without any "modern polymer" replacing metal parts. I'd be all over one in 12 & 20ga.
     
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  2. redneck2

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    This is a particularly sore spot for me. I had two 99’s, a really nice one in .300 Savage and a very rare pristine limited edition collector version in .250-3000. Tried to sell them here and other places for almost a year. Finally dumped them cheap, considerably less than a new one would cost.

    Everybody wants a 99 until they can get one.
     
  3. DustyGmt

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    Remington 870 Wingmaster in all different configuration/grades would be nice. I doubt rem arms will ever even come close to a solid attempt. I would be surprised if I ever wear out mine but then again I have no idea how many shells it saw before I took ownership, but I plan to buy a couple just so that future family generations will know the quality that existed at remington in the 60's.
     
  4. Old Dog

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    Eh, I'd just be happy if Colt and S&W would start doing actual bluing on their revolvers and pistols again... I, for one, would pay a premium.

    Who here wouldn't like to see modern production handguns with nice, deep blued polished finishes again?
     
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    Calico and Tech 9! bring it BACK
     
  6. P5 Guy

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    S&W 439, 539 and 639
     
  7. J-Bar

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    American made reproductions of the Colt 1851 Navy and 1861 Army cap and ball revolvers, with external appearance, fit and finish, identical to the originals, but made with modern steel and with improved internals, such as unbreakable wire hand and bolt springs, bolt and hammer stops, cap rake, modern nipple design. Eliminate the flaws of Colt’s original internal design that have been developed in the past 175 years while preserving the balance and black powder functions. The high prices of Ruger Old Armies in today’s market prove there is still a niche for good percussion handguns. The Italians are still making ones that function, but with frustrating flaws. The Colt Signature Series made some 40 or so years ago were highly polished Italian revolvers licensed by Colt, with no internal updates.
     
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  8. bannockburn

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    Years ago I remember being at a gun show and a dealer there had a table of what I believe were Model 20s that had been used by some state or city police force. They were all pretty much in decent shape and had varying degrees of wear and tear; but they would have been a good buy for the money (don't recall how much they were going for but it wasn't some astronomical amount). At the time though I was more interested in semi-autos and besides I thought who would even want a fixed sight N frame revolver in .38 Special, one which weighed more than a 1911!
     
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  9. Riomouse911

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    An end to plastic parts on “steel” guns; trigger guards, sights, buttplates, etc.

    Stay safe.
     
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  10. Speedo66

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    I like the design of break tops, but have never owned one.

    I wouldn't mind seeing a low cost version, something on par with the Ruger Wrangler or even a Heritage version in size and price, in .22 LR.

    My opinion is the novelty, since there haven't been any produced but the high priced Uberti versions in probably a hundred years, would sell well.
     
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  11. bannockburn

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    I have always had a certain fascination with the Ferguson breech loading rifle designed by Major Patrick Ferguson. Borrowing some ideas by some other gunmakers, Ferguson came up with a rifle that was both accurate and incredibly quick and easy to load, that if it had gained widespread use by the British Army, things might have turned out differently with our Revolutionary War!
     
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    A 44 Mad Max lever gun would be neat. This would be excellent for folks in straight wall only deer hunting areas who want more thump than 44 Mag in a lever gun and ideally wouldn’t have to shell out Big Horn Armory prices for their high intensity offerings in 45, 475, and 500 calibers.

    44 Mad Max-44 cal projectile with a 1.8” rimmed straight wall case. Something like a 444 Marlin with a 1.8” case.

    These can easily be chambered in Marlin 336 sized actions and would need very few internal modifications from a standard 30-30 rifle.
     
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  13. RONALD MORPHEW

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    I to would like to see the H & R single shot rifles. especially the ones super strong, in real rifle calibers, 308 winchester, 30-06, 35 whelan, even 7 mm mag, 338 mag, 458 mag. would also like to see a 7 mm mauser, and 8 mm mauser. If could be done at a reasonable price could be a real option for single shot rifles.
     
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    would also be neat in a 243, as that is a real popular caliber here on the gulf coast of alabama
     
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    or maybe the old mark X, mini mauser action in 243, would also be neat
     
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    but as a left handed shooter, any of the lever guns, or single shots would be really neat.
     
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    Ditto. I'd like a 629 Mountain Gun without the lock. And ...
    Ruger Security Six
    IMI Timberwolf
     
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    I have an old security six with 4 inch barrel, and I love it. I still can not figure why ruger quit building em
     
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    Is nice to ponder why certain guns get built, and others are thrown on the trash heap of history, even though they were perfectly good guns. That is one reason why all these single actions are built today. Colt would stop for a while and others would pick up the slack. I would even like someone to build the star pd 45 acp, now that was a good design and a good gun
     
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    and influenced all the officers model 1911s on the market.
     
  21. Mk-211

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    Always wanted a Star Model 50 or as it was called the Megastar in .45.

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    I always wondered why star and astra went out of business. They produced quality stuff, for a long time. Was not like LLama, which for the most part was junk as I understand it
     
  23. CapnMac

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    Franco stopped supporting the Eibarr gun makers, and limited their ability to export overall. Then GCA 68 kicked the slats out of the inexpensive handgun market, which nailed the doors shut. Llama tried to get by on low-skilled labor, but that just did not work very well.

    Star actually outlasted Franco, and cashed in on the "wondernine" craze in the 80s, but there was just too much competition out there, and the the post-Franco labor rate adjustments in Spain hit about the worst possible time.
     
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    yeah, but both star and astra had produced good products. the GCA OF 68 DID kick the slats out of all low cost guns not just imports. but them too. I have heard rumors of stars being made in Switzerland, but are really high dollar. At least the models I have heard about are.
     
  25. robin banks

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    I want to see a 9mm pistol on a polymer frame striker fired and double stack mag. also a left hand AR in 25-20 with 30 rd mag :D
     
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