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What's y'all's spirit gun ?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hog huntin Harry, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. magyars4

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    Always has a strong desire to own a Drillng in 30-06/12.
    A touch of tastefully engraving and scoped of course!
     
  2. bannockburn

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    I have 3 semi-auto "spirit guns":
    1) Colt Combat Commander as customized by the Colt Custom Shop
    2) Browning Hi-Power Mk.II
    3) Beretta Model 70S.

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    I also have 2 revolvers that would be considered "spirit guns":
    1) Colt SAA (or a reasonable facsimile thereof)
    2) Colt Model 1860

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    I consider these 5 guns to be an extension of my handgunning spirit.
     
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  3. Armored farmer

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    My dads cousin, and my namesake went into Normandy on dday+6. He said he slept "many a night with a Luger in my hand".
     
  4. SSN Vet

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    After owning poly framed hand guns only for several years, I went back to a steel framed 1911 (a stainless Commander) and remember distinctly the impression it immediately made on me..... the feeling of it in my hand... the heft.... the balance... the steadying of the site picture.... the way it tamed .45 acp ..... the thought of not wanting to ever be pistol whipped by one of these things...

    A kind of gravitas.... a "serious business" hunk of precision machined metal.

    That's probably the closest thing I've ever had to firearm touching my spirit.
     
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  5. entropy

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    While I am a fan of Dieudonne Saive's work, I am not enamored of the trigger on the FAL. Even the AK has a better trigger.
     
  6. BullRunBear

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    I have my spirit gun: a repro flintlock, circa 1790 style, 42 inch barrel and beautiful wood. It is the only firearm I've named, Lily. It represents my love of shooting, my admiration for artistic workmanship, and my fascination with history. And it's damn accurate.

    The other would be my Ruger Old Army. It takes the fun and romance of the cap and ball revolver and adds greater power, accuracy, longevity.

    Jeff
     
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  7. GBExpat

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    For me, two come to mind:

    An EXC/VG condition, 1stGen (a late, 1930s mfr would be great) Colt SAA in .45Colt w/ 5½" or 7½" barrel.

    An EXC/VG condition, all-original, early-mfr Walther ("AC") Gewehr43.
     
  8. Hog huntin Harry

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    We don't talk about that
     
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    This Model 58 .41 Magnum and I spent 13 years behind a badge. We were in several serious social encounters, a couple of them fatal. We're still here.
     
  11. J-Bar

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    Grandpa’s Winchester 42, .410 pump, made in 1938. He let me borrow it when I was in high school. A lot of doves, quail, rabbits, and several pheasants provide pleasing memories in my old age. It passed from Grandpa to his son and then to me. I feel spirits when I hold it.

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  12. black mamba

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    S&W model 25-9 in .45 Colt, 5" barrel. Beautifully balanced, very accurate, and powerful enough to do just about anything you can do with a handgun.

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  13. woolfam

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    This is mine...

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    Winchester Model 1906. Belonged to my Great Grandma. She grew up on a homestead around Craig, Colorado. She bought this rifle as a young bride. Many rabbits and prairie chickens filled their pot as a result of her skill with this little 22.

    Her favorite story to tell involving this gun was about her running battle with a feral cat that would sneak into their chicken coop. She heard the telltale squawking one evening, grabbed the gun, and went outside to see the cat running away. An idea popped into her head... she called out, "Here kitty, kitty, kitty!" The cat couldn't resist. It stopped and turned around to see who was calling, and grandma ended it's life of thievery.

    No more bluing, bore is kind of pitted, but not only does it shoot great - it provides me with a flood of thoughts and memories when I take it to the range. One of those priceless treasures that would not go for much at the auction.
     
  14. MrShooter

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    I think mine would be a Wilson Combat custom 1911. They're just plain beautiful!
     
  15. George Dickel

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    1911 pistols. Since I shot my first one I was hooked on them. Got this one about a year and a half ago and it will be the last to go before I do.
     

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  16. Reinz

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    Fun thread, I love reading about the family history and stories.
     
  17. Ironicaintit

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    Mine has got to be the FN/Browning Hi-power.
    id fired revolvers and rifles before, but my dads C series BHP was the first semi-auto pistol I’d ever fired. From day 1, it just felt good to me, and it’s the bar I set for every other.
    The FAL is a close #2, followed by a Bushmaster Arm Pistol. Man is that thing a hoot
     
  18. MedWheeler

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    1873 revolver, or similar. A stainless Vaquero would likely satisfy (I try to keep dreams attainable.)
     
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  19. freyasman

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    Good topic....:)

    I'd have to say it's my 4" S&W 586, with the tuned action and the faux ivory grips. I love my great granddad's Colt SAA that was handed down to me, but the 586 is my gun, you know what I mean?
     
  20. DDDWho

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    My late Uncle gave me this 16 ga. Model 12 when was still living some 40 years ago. He was my favorite uncle, a man’s man. I hunted with him as a small lad of 9-10 into adulthood. I love him dearly. He’s been gone a long time and I’ll be 80 my birthday but I have fond and loving memories of him. Sometimes I set on the porch with the old model 12 leaning against the railing thinking of him and I tear up. It is my spirit gun IMG-0472.jpg
     
  21. Legionnaire
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    Of the guns in the safe, probably this one. Semi-custom Remington Ti in .260 Ackley Improved; McMillan stock, Timney trigger, Leupold VX-R 4-12x40 Fire Dot Duplex.

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    Of the guns NOT in the safe, I have always wanted a Luger.

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  22. CapnMac

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    H&K MP5 w/ "USN" stock.
     
  23. tark

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    This would do it for me..... but I can't afford the third of a million dollars it would take to buy one at auction, that's IF you can find one for sale....... One sold two years ago at the R.I.A. Co. for $298,000 and it looked like it had been dragged behind a truck on a gravel road This one is "as Issued"

    Can't afford the $5000 for the semi-auto reproduction either......
     

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  25. rodinal220

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    It would be a toss up between a Keith #5 or one of these new made .45acp Lugers.

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