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What guns of old would you like remade today for Civilians

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MagnumDweeb, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. MagnumDweeb

    MagnumDweeb Member

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    I have a long list of guns I'd love to be able to own today that were long ago. Just to share a few.

    First on my list is the old Henry Repeater 15 magazine capacity lever action repeater loaded by magazine tube as opposed to single shot loading on the side.

    Next, is the Springfield Krag, of the Spanish-American war. I just like the idea of single-loading .30-06. Just a liking I have.

    A Colt 1903 .32 automatic with a twist, I saw in a magazine that a gunsmith had remade the gun in .45 ACP, and I would love a 'pocket pistol' that could fire .45 ACP out of a reliable and today remade platform. I realize there are Officer 1911s but the 1903 is roughly the size of a Kel-Tec P3AT as I've seen in past articles. I'm a big fan of pocket pistols with bores .38spcl/9mm or bigger.
     
  2. Gunnerpalace

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    Domestic Martini-Henry's, no Khyber pass ones,
     
  3. rcmodel

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    Civil War replica rifles, not muskets, rifles. Both muzzleloading and breech loading.
     
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  6. scrat

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    well id love to say as many as i can get. but i think it would be to what i can afford
     
  7. Josh Aston

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    The 1903 is nowhere near roughly the size of a P3AT. It's a lot bigger.
     
  8. rcmodel

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    The .45 ACP 1903 referanced in the OP was built by Cylinder & Slides Bill Laughridge.

    It was built on a flull size 1911 frame, with added parts silver soldered on to cover the hammer & make it look like a 1903.

    You could make roughly 6 or 8 P3AT's out of it!
    Or maybe 1 1/2 1903's!

    rcmodel
     
  9. Slater

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    The old SMLE (No 1 Mk 3) rifle. So ugly it's attractive, and a very smooth operating bolt action with 10 rounds of .303.
     
  10. RtHG77

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    For civilians, eh? Can anybody say Gatling Gun? :D ;)

    Its a bit unwieldy, since it was intended to be towed by horses like cannon of that era, but it'd be a blast to drag that up to the range.
     
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    Any of the older Webleys: RIC, Webley-Green, Webley-Wilkinson, etc.

    11mm Montenegrin Gasser.

    6.5mm Bergmann auto.
     
  12. jparham

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    Hmm. A bunch of the old Colt and Smith revolvers, the SMLE (in .308), a , some of the low-cost SD options.
     
  13. Bobarino

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    bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94 bring back the Win '94
     
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    S&W model 3
     
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    A fully functional M1A1 Thompson with 30-rnd mags.
     
  16. Jim Watson

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    Some of the stuff listed is available from Italian makers; S&W No 3, Springfield and Enfield rifle muskets, Sharps, Remington, Henry, and Winchester rifles. Prices are high, the Euro is $1.46 and the guns not of particularly simple manufacture.

    There are some US made period guns, I don't know of a new Martini, but there is an outfit doing Peabodys. Even more non cheap. There is even a current maker of Gatling guns, including an early one firing from chargers instead of cartridges. Legally equivalent to a muzzleloader, have it shipped to your door.

    I recall that Laughridge said you could have one of those hammerless pocket model .45s for about $8000.

    There are a lot of Bubbafied well made military rifles and pistols. Plow in enough money and you could restore one for a shooter without making a collector kill a kitten.

    You can have your fun but you will have to pay for it.
     
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    Bobarino, Mossberg is making the Winchester .30-30. IIRC it's a Model 464. I isn't a precise copy of the Win. 94 but it is pretty close.
     
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    M14, and maybe M2 Carbine.
     
  19. Jim Watson

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    Sorry, bob, you are going to have to get the law rewritten to allow for that.
    Obama won't do it. Doubt McCain would.
     
  20. General Geoff

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    M1918 BAR


    for some reason the forum won't let me capitalize "BAR" without adding additional commentary.
     
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    Johnson M1941 semiautomatic rifle
    http://world.guns.ru/rifle/rfl20-e.htm

    I just think they are great looking, and very neat in design. Sadly, real ones seem to be pretty hard to find, and are a bit pricey.If someone could make faithfull, good quality replicas for under $1000, I'd buy one, since odds are slime I'll aver have the $5000 minimum for a real one.:(
     
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    Yep, but they are still made by a few smiths. You just need a very thick wallet ($30k-60k or more). Here's some pics of one from a machinegun shoot I was at last year.

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    .577 caliber antique british revolvers.
     
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    Not that old but Winchester 88
     
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    2, off of the top of my head, I'd like to see would be the SMLE, and 1896 Swedish Mauser.
     
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