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Who got their "Grail Gun" & who is still looking

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bushmaster1313, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Member

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    I thought I would never get a Remington 31 factory riot in reasonable condition.
    But I was wrong.:)

    This one from 1934 popped up in the mid-$300's and the only downside is serious flaking of the finish at the comb:

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  2. WNTFW

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    Nice! What is right above it?

    I don't know it is my grail gun until after I get it. I end up appreciating it to point I don't want to get rid of it. I have a couple of guns that found me that I ended up "getting it".

    Of course there are some things I would enjoy owning. I am really more of a shooter than a collector though.
     
  3. TennJed

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    Ruger Redhawk 45 colt 5.5". It took years before I saw one in person. This is still the only one I have seen. It is a handloaders dream gun (IMHO)

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  4. WardenWolf

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    I'm still waiting for an SVD, either Russian (not Tigr) or the Chinese NDM-86. That's my grail gun. I just have to wait until I can afford it.
     
  5. brunowbe

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    My grail gun is a Gewehr 43; I had a chance at one a few years ago for $1800 (and I actually had the spare cash for it), but for 1/3 the price I opted for an M1 Garand from CMP.
     
  6. musicman10_1

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    Still saving for a Barrett .50 BMG
     
  7. BADUNAME30

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    Just got my 'grail' 'bout a couple o' 4 weeks back.
    5.5" high polished stainless ROA.
    Got it for a song with R&D .45 LC conversion cylinder. BUT seller did not have original C&B cylinder.
    Ruger hooked me up real quick.
    So, for that 'song', i now have newly factory refurbished RUGER ROA with R&D conversion cylinder.
    As bought......

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    Back from RUGER.....
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    Yep, i'm beamin' :D
     
  8. Rembrandt

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    Got my two grail guns years ago....I'm now content.

    Browning 9mm Renaissance

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    Winchester 52B Sporter

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  9. HoosierQ

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    My grail gun(s) are

    • S&W Triple Lock
    • Nice Model of 1917 30-'06
    • Nice M1 Carbine, orginal, maybe IBM
    • HK P7
    • Remington 77 in 30-'06
    • Savage Model 99 in 250 or 300 Savage...or 30-30 or .308. Must have rotary mag (not sure all those calibers had rotarys...not rotary, not grail)...tang sight already installed as close to manufacture as possible by a real for sure competent gunsmith.
     
  10. DM~

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    My grail gun? It has to be my "go to gun", my Krieghoff Semper,

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    It breaks down for easy carry or travel,

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    and not only is a joy to carry at just under 7 pounds, it's very accurate,

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    and works perfectly on everything i've ever hunted with it, from moose, bear and deer,

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    on down to small game like turkey, javolina, coyotes, foxes, pheasants and all kinds of other small game.

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    DM
     
  11. mdauben

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    I have a number of guns that I want to buy, but these are for the most part "practical" in that they are readily available and easily within my budget. Personally, I would consider a "grail gun" as one that is either so rare or so expensive that I might never actually get one.

    I'd say the closest to that on my wish list would be an older Smith & Wesson Model 41 .22LR target semiauto with 7-inch barrel and muzzle brake. Honestly, in my hands it probably can't do anything a Ruger Mk III couldn't do for less than half the price, but I've always wanted one.
     
  12. 303tom

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    Still saving, mine is going to cost me 50 or 60 K probably..............
     
  13. Cosmoline

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    My Grail has changed over the years. Currently it's a high-grade Shiloh Sharps with a standard weight barrel in .50-90. But really I'd be happy with any Shiloh
     
  14. Keaner

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    I just got mine last week :) I've been looking for a Scout M6 22LR/410 for about 5-6 years, but never found one that was either :
    a- The right calibers
    b- the right price!

    I mentioned it at the local gun shop, and the guy behind the desk said, "I have a beat up one and have a line on a really nice stainless one. I'll sell you the beat up one!" So, $400 later for it (great bore, a little bit of surface rust through the bluing), and I'm a happy camper! I spent 2 nights this week with it and a roll of para-cord.
     
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    That's a nice gun DM.


    I guess mine so far has to be the Saiga-12 with the 20 round drum and a few 12 round mags. Just an incredible amount of firepower. Need to make a wall an exit? No problem :D
     
  16. CountryUgly

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    Nighthawk GRP... Someday Somehow.... just not right now....
     
  17. deadin

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    I've given up on "Grail" guns.
    It seems that every time I finally get one, another one pops up on the horizon.;)
     
  18. Pete D.

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    grail

    For many years, mine was a target rifle....an Anschutz biathlon gun with a straight pull bolt. I bought it when I retired.
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    Pete
     
  19. hang fire

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    JM Marlin Ballard #5 Pacific in .45-70 (mfg. aprox. 1878-80) and Colt 1873 SA Frontier Six Shooter in .44-40. (mfg. 1886)

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  20. beatledog7

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    Found two of mine, both quite recently.

    A Browning A-Bolt in .257 Roberts, 1985 vintage. That was an 8-month quest, and even though it's a short action it shoots like a dream and has way more panache than a new M77 would.

    An FN-Beretta-Browning BDA in .380 with the now un-acquirable old style "B" medallions, 1979 vintage. This was not on my grail list for very long, but once I handled one it replaced the PPK as my "one gun in .380" choice.

    I guess if there's still one out there that could fit my "grail gun" criteria, it would be a Belgian Auto 5 in 20ga Magnum. There are a few out there, but their owners apparently don't really want to sell them...
     
  21. CountGlockulla

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    Mine is at Chambers Custom being turned from a Colt Govt .38 Super into a retro fighting gun.
     
  22. MachIVshooter

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    Got it. 1979 Remington 700 BDL 8mm Rem Mag. It's certainly not my most expensive or most useful firearm, but it's the one I was in pursuit of the longest. One in acceptable condition at a fair price turned up a little over a year ago. $700 shipped, gun is 95%+ condition and had a nice US-made Redfield 2-7x on it.

    3rd from left (my "700 club")

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  23. thunder173

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    Hmmmm. Seems like everytime I find what I thought was THE "Grail" gun that I was looking for,...it seems I am proven wrong. Therefore it must still be out there. I will continue to look for it. :)
     
  24. Hotshot10

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    DM, I'm not going to lie, that is pretty good. Talk about versatility.

    I'd like to buy a Grade VII Citori. Probably when I retire in 30+ years.
     
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  25. Iggy

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    Grail guns are like mirages, there's always another one on the horizon.
     
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