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Which of your guns was really worth the wait?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bushmaster1313, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Member

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    Lots of reasons not to get that gun you had your heart set on as soon as you might have wanted to.

    Which of your guns was really worth waiting for.

    Mine is my Model 1897 riot.
    Did not want to spend the cash that they bring in good condition, but I found myself with a very nice first year Model 88 almost by accident, and when I was not looking for an 1897, someone with a really nice one offered me a straight up trade for the scoped 88 that I was planning on sighting in that afternoon.

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  2. InfamousLegend

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    I was over at a friends house down the street and he had a gun very similar if not same one. Was a pump action like yours and I recognize how the bolt comes out of the back of the receiver. It also had the external hammer.

    The only gun I have personally purchased was a 1953 S&W Pre-27, the othergun 4 wereway gifts, so my revolver.
     
  3. sirsloop

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    TC Encore with EABCO trigger job.
     
  4. kimberkid

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    Yes ...

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  5. brnmuenchow

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    1) Sig Sauer P226 "NAVY"
    2) Milled AK-47 with excellent Russian Red wood finish.
    3) Yugo M57 (7.62X25mmTT) 1950's Mfr. Has not jammed up once!
    ** Tula M1895. (7.62X38Rmm)**: Actually waiting for it right now!!!
    I usually do not like buying guns without looking at them first hand but so far I have not had any problems... so far.:D
     
  6. ball3006

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    I waited two years for my collector grade M1 from the CMP....chris3
     
  7. loadedround

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    I would have to say my Ruger SR1911. Ordered it mid May last year and finally picked it up a week ago Saturday. Extremly happy with it! :)
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    I held off on buying an AR-15 until I could buy a Colt. I paid a few hundreds bucks more than they are selling for now, but I am glad I held out for a Colt.
     
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    Winchester MD.12 at a good price in good shape to have a duflebag takedown.

    Cheers,

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  10. JohnBT

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    I waited 40 years more or less to get a Sig P210-2 surplus Swiss Army pistol. As it turned out, the one Top Gun Supply sent me was made about 40 years ago.

    John
     
  11. JohnBT

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    It only took me about 15 years to get my uncle to sell me his Remington 541-S.
     
  12. brnmuenchow

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    Amen! I have shot many different types and I have nothing against any of them really, but I am a Colt guy... SO after I get my next Colt 1873 SAA in .44-40 WCF, I am going for a Colt AR-15!:D
     
  13. SharpsDressedMan

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    34 months for a Shiloh Sharps, back in 1994. [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  14. drcook

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    16 months for the bottom one,

    12 months to have the middle one rebarrelled

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  15. jeepnik

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    They only made a couple hundred or so.

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    Hey, I just noticed, that's a right handed 1911 on the box my left handed 1911 came in. Never noticed that before.
     
  16. chris in va

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    I'd have to say my CZ 97b. The LGS ordered one from CZ USA, but after the deadline came and went I cancelled. Another store had one for $100 more so I swallowed hard and plunked down the cash. Well worth it.
     
  17. Buck Kramer

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    Waited a year and a half to get my RPK kit built. I was pretty broke at the time and had to buy it piece by piece...
     
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    So far "ALL OF THEM" One in particular American Heritage Korean War commemorative M1 Garand. Drop dead gorgeous, will not allow anyone to handle without the little white gloves.
     
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    I searched for two years to get a SBR in .308. Finally found two in two days. I snatched them both. I'm still looking for my grail gun. A S&W 25-3 3" from the Lew Horton run.

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  20. Ohio Gun Guy

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    My AR15 Varmint. Got the receiver for Christmas (2 years ago). then through out the next year for my Birthday and when ever I could, I got all the pieces and parts. It was really fun doing and it is a great rifle......want to do another!
     
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    I saved up for a while to get this one. USFA Single Action, custom grips, .45 Colt/.45 ACP.

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  22. B!ngo

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    I'm still waiting and hope to take delivery in a bit more than a week. A Stag Arms 3GL.
    My first AR, something that reviewers say shoots very well, and the first gun that I've ever owned that is truly made for a left-hander. This last part is particularly fulfilling.
     
  23. rule303

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    "Correct Grade" M1 from the CMP a few years back was definitely worth the wait. Another one was my Mossberg 930, I ordered one when they were first announced, not really knowing what to expect. 6 months later I got it, and it has become my go-to pheasant, duck, and sporting clays gun.
     
  24. asahrts

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    Kimber stainless raptor II. 12 month wait back when obummer went into office.
     
  25. Old krow

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    I have 2 that I have waited a little while for.
    1. Colt AR
    2. Ruger Speed six in 9mm

    On my waiting list now is a .44 mag and a Shiloh 45-70.

    I'm not sure what I am going to wait for after I am done waiting for those.
     
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