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Time machine-but only 5 guns, cannot sell them.

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  1. Jim Watson

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    Not for speculation, not for ostentatious display, guns I would like to SHOOT:
    Officer's fusil 24 bore. Special order with rifle sights for ball.
    Sharps 1877 Creedmoor, .40-50 SS.
    1903 Springfield Sporter .30-06.
    S&W New Model No 3 Target .44 Russian.
    Colt .38 Super Match.

    Kind of plebeian compared to some choices here, but classic guns I would admire to actually use.
     
  2. muzzleblast...

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    1. Borschardt C-93
    2. John Martz Luger carbine with shoulder stock and snail drum magazine
    3. Winchester Model 70 in .22 Hornet.
    4. Winchester Model 21 12 ga. SxS
    5. American AR-180 .22 LR full auto
     
  3. Bullseye

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    If I'm gonna get stuck with them, think I would have the most fun with these.

    1873 Colt SAA engraved of course with stag grips
    1873 "Trapdoor" Springfield
    S&W model 29 Just like Harry's
    1894 Saddle ring Winchester carbine
    Thompson "Tommy Gun" machine gun
     
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  4. mstreddy

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    This time travel thoughts could be fun...
    For the sheer fun of owning, I'd say mostly full autos.
    Sterling SMG
    Thompson 1928
    M2 Carbine
    HK sear for 91/93/94, but really MP5SD
    M3 Grease gun

    On other types
    Winchester 92
    Colt SAA
    Colt Model 1903
    Savage Model 1907
    Savage 45 pistol from M1911 trials

    Interesting thought exercise...
    Thanks!
     
  5. badkarmamib

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    @Jim Watson I thought that was the idea of this thread, so mine followed suit. Mine might be in almost every "collector's" safe, but I will likely never own any of them, based on price and availability. But, if I could go back and get them BRAND-NEW, no refinishes, no armory rebuilds, then my list is EXACTLY what I would want to come home with and put my own scratches on :D
     
  6. JohnBiltz

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    An extra bonus with the Purdies and Holland & Hollands would be you can have them fitted for you as a bespoke gun then jump forward in time and not have to wait for them to be made.
     
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  7. Decoy80

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    I would be very pleased if I could buy one new gun at the present time, but due to my recent plastic surgery not being healed it may be a while. Wouldnt it just great if we all could afford the next 5 guns we see and really would like to add to our collections? I will get in fanatsy mode then. Mind you I will pick quick and grab them before the fairy tale ends. By the way with my wife as the plastic surgeon Im not looking any better either.
     
  8. jim in Anchorage

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    That's exactly what I meant. "You have a Winchester M70 in 7.65? Is it real?"
    You better believe its real! I should know I bought it new in 1936!
    Money can't buy that.
     
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  9. jmr40

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    If I had a time machine I'd jump forward to the year 2117 for a few days 1st before deciding.
     
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  10. PaFrank

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    1. A fully engraved 1921/28 Navy overstamp Thompson in an FBI hardcase with a 100 rd drum, a 50 rd drum, and I forget ho0wevr many stick mags the case holds with all the accessories.

    2. A Renaissance Hi-Power serial number 1 OR a fully engraved 1911

    I'll forgo guns 3, 4, and 5 if I can have a 28 Lincoln or a 32 Packard to go with them.
     
  11. jim in Anchorage

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    Jim you got me on that officers fusil 24 bore. Would that be a smooth bore 45-70? I have some nickel 45-70 rounds with wooden sabot and #9 shot marked FA 22. Would that be for the 1873 "forager"?
     
  12. jim in Anchorage

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    Ah we would all like to cruse around town in our new v-16 Packard my friend. Guns only this time. 1932 Alaska was only a territory, Africa a rumor. Such times.
     
  13. Jim Watson

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    No, the officer's fusil is a muzzleloader, usually a flintlock.
    24 bore is about .58 cal, on the small side, more were .60 to .62, 20 bore.
    A good smoothbore is pretty accurate with a patched ball and weighs a lot less than that shooting crowbar, the Kentucky rifle.
     
  14. jim in Anchorage

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    "Shooting crowbar the Kentucky rifle" we are both long in the tooth but you might have me beat if you recall the Kentucky:D I only go as far back as inside primed:p
     
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    1-Ruger Model 1 in .458WM
    2- MG42, with tripod and extra barrel
    3-S&W 357 Registered Magnum
    4-Browning HiPower from the FN plant while under German occupation and German issue holster
    5-Walther P-38 of early wartime mfg with walnut stocks and German issue holster
     
  16. Jim Watson

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    Well, not when they were new. But my neighbor the gunsmith was cleaning up a family relic for display, too far gone to shoot. That thing had a 46" octagon barrel. I could barely hold it level and sure would not have wanted to hump it in the woods. On the other hand, a builder was showing a pair of neat fowlers, might have been six pounds or so. One was original, ca 1750, the other he had made to duplicate it except with a longer stock for a 6'4" shooter. More my speed. I can't see well enough without spectacles to shoot anything but a smoothbore anyhow.
     
  17. jim in Anchorage

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    46" is a bit extreme.More in the field artillery category.Yes a 1750 Fowler would be very cool. Wonder if it drew a bead on a few redcoats...
     
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    Colt 1862 Pocket Police conversion to .38 CF
    Spencer 56/52 Repeating Rifle
    Browning 1903 9MM long Automatic Pistol (or it's Clone the 1907 Husqvarna)
    1895 Winchester Lever Action in 30-40
    Stevens 311 Shotgun in 16 gauge
     
  20. jim in Anchorage

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    Good Lord. A Stevens 311? You must have a story on that.
     
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    Shansei Arsenal " Box Cannon" Mauser in .45 ACP.Stetchkin APS. SVD.Persian Mauser. PPSh41.
     
  22. Dr.Rob

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    Colt made BAR (not the Monitor) in an FBI case. Blue finish, walnut stocks.
    Georg Luger made Baby Luger in 9mm (dream big) might as well be engraved. (it was that or the 45 Luger)
    Colt 38 Super, first run, boxed with my name on the plaque.
    Mauser commercial rifle, coin finished engraving in .30-06, travel case, Zeiss telescopic sight on a q/d. Perhaps from a noted sporting goods shop like Abercrombie &Fitch.
    Colt New Service, 4 inch in .357, set up like Patton's registered magnum with my initials in the ivory. Trigger job by Fitz (but not the chop job).
     
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  23. Daveboone

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    #1 : A stop at the Hawkins brothers shop to order a 50 cal. mountain rifle and matching pistol, preferably percussion but I would take flintlock.
    2....As from what I understand, ol' Davey Crocket was quick to horse trade....so I would barter from him one of his "Bar Killers" ....whatever he happened to have when I found him....
    3....a high grade Sharps 45-70
    4....1873 Winchester tastefully engraved
    5....1886 Winchester, 45-70
     
  24. Coyote3855

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    I'd buy a box car of the Webley revolvers that sold for $20 in the late 1950s. Then a 1873 Sharps 45-90, 1892 Winchester in .25-20. Winchester 21 in 20 gage. Springfield '03.
     
  25. Ramone

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    I'd go for good examples of the Trials Pistols from 1911- the Stevens, the Luger, and the Colt in .45.

    For the last two, it'd be pistols I owned, years ago, and sold, not knowing what I had.

    First up, a Bren Ten. I actually had one with one magazine. After several attempts to buy a second mag ( which in those pre-internet days meant going into random gun shops and asking, usually resulting in either " a magazine for what?" or getting laughed at ) I ended up selling it to a guy in a shop that had a Bren Ten, but no magazine. Being young and dumb, I didn't even make any money on the deal.

    The other obscure object of desire is a Detonics Street Master. Seems an employee of Detonics cobbled together a Combat Master frame with a Score Master Slide and Barrel, resulting in a full size pistol with a compact grip. I bought one in a pawnshop in Galveston in 1987, and believed it to be a frankengun made by some East Texas bubba. I sold it to finance the Bren Ten purchase.
     
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