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Yet another "What If" thread...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Drgong, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. Drgong

    Drgong Member

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    Imagine that they open up a old salt mine that was used for strorage, and found 1,000,000 firearms of one type. (All in good working order, as they where properly stored). For the sake of this thread, NOT a machine gun or NFA weapon.

    Give a Rifle, Shotgun, and handgun you would love to see this....


    Rifle - swedish mausers
    Shotgun - Some sort of O/U 12 gage Shotgun
    Handgun - Browning Hi Power or Colt Peacemakers.
     
  2. Eric F

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    I hate to rain on fun and all but lets look at this shall we?
    hmmm salt?
    hmmm metal and salt
    oh come on can this really be done? Maybe if they were saturated in mineral oil........what are the chances..........

    I will play though

    Rifle origional sharps in all sorts of calibers

    pistol.......schofeilds

    Shotguns....i really dont care I couldnt get past the rifles.......
     
  3. Drgong

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    Eric F - Actually salt mines are used for storage all the time, they are bone dry, large, and do not rust or go bad. soviets used old salt mines all the time for storage of war materials. Just lather it in Cosmoline<sp> and put in a wooden box, and stack. Salt mines maintain a steady tempture (normally around 68 degrees or so) and no water to speak of, so thus, with no water metal items rust/decay at a VERY slow rate.

    edit for Loomis, Say "very good condition"
     
  4. Loomis

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    Let me see if I understand.

    One million firearms total

    only 3 different kinds, one kind of handgun, one kind of shotgun, and one kind of rifle.

    Is that correct? So we will "discover" 333,333 identical copies of a certain type of handgun, 333,333 identical copies of a certain type of rifle, and 333,333 identical copies of a certain type of shotgun?

    All in immaculate condition? And I am to pick which 3 it is to be? This is the question?

    Ok, then. I don't care what they are so long as they aren't anything I have in my collection. I don't want my gun values to drop. :)
     
  5. ZeSpectre

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    Colt SAA
     
  6. Zip7

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    Ahh yes...

    Colt SAA
    Winchester 1892's
    Winchester Model 12

    That ought to devalue a whole lotta collections!
     
  7. oklahoma caveman

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    H&H double in say 375h&h or maybe 416rigby. (hey i got expensive taste).
    il hafta second the schofield. (love to have 1. or 333,333lol).
    y a shotgun tho? cant i just have another rifle?
     
  8. jparham

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    Hmm.
    M1 Carbines.
    Webleys.
    Trench Guns.
     
  9. Funderb

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    mosins

    ???

    TT33's

    Probably the only firearms that exist that you'd find in that condition and that quantity. being realistic and all.
     
  10. Eric F

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    here is a thought, Supose a collector had say 1 of 1 known gun than all of a sudded 1million more show up, that "colector gun" just got to be some what worthless........well I think thats how it works anyway.
     
  11. General Geoff

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    Realistically, they'd be M3 Grease Guns. But since you asked for non-NFA weapons, I'd go with M1 Garands
     
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    Mossberg Plinkster
    H&R break action 12 gauge
    Lorcins in 25 ACP

    Also found in the mine...a few million copies of E.T. for the Atari 2600

    The mine was resealed and no-one spoke of its existence again.
     
  13. Aaryq

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    Rifle: George Washington's personal rifle
    Shotgun: No preference....maybe a NIB mossberg 500
    Pistol: Custer's Sidearm
     
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    Winchester 73's

    Lugers

    High grade Parkers


    gary
     
  15. JWarren

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    Because something needs to drive the price down to $19.95 each? It seems that the market is already quite saturated with mosins-- to the tune of millions I suspect.

    Gotta think about my picks...

    I know my handgun pick would be Lugers.


    -- John
     
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    Maybe it's not quite as far-fetched an idea as you think. Remember all the Napalese Martini, Snider, and Enfield rifles and muskets that came on the market a few years back? They all came from one huge royal stockpile that was "discovered" by IMA in Kathmandu. A big 5-story palace literally filled with stacks and racks of rifles, bayonets, and artillery. They produced a DVD about the process of exporting those guns to the US, which is amazing to watch. More than 50,000 rifles, plus machine guns, Gardner guns, and cannon.
     
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    A million guns, huh? Impossible.
     
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    Depends on what country the mine is in. In Brazil, they'd lay all the guns out in front of the mine and bulldoze them. In that case, I'd pick Lorcin's or Jennings crap-with-o-trigger. Here in the U.S.? If it were autos, we couldn't have them anyway, so I'll take Parker shotties, SAAs and M1s.
     
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    How about S&W model 19 .357 Combat Magnums, 6", blued, with white outline rear sights and orange ramp front sights? Maybe THEN I'd have a chance at getting another one of those. Sure wish I'd never sold the two I had.
     
  20. Loomis

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    Ok, here's my thoughts...

    If this is to be discovered in america, then I want something that would be useful to modern day american civilian militia.

    So...

    rifle: CETME (carbine variant with telescopic buttstock)

    handgun: hi power

    Shotgun: winchester model 12 riot gun
     
  21. Triphammer

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    A million guns in storage?
    Springfield 03A3 or Garands
    Colt 1911 45
    Mosberg 500 or Rem 870

    YMMV by Country
     
  22. JKimball

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    I would love to see the 479,367 M14 rifles that Clinton had destroyed turn up unharmed.

    http://www.assaultweb.net/Forums/showthread.php?t=28992

    Oh yeah, no machine guns...

    Make the remaining 520,633 guns M1911A1 pistols with little or no wear, and I would be a happy man.
     
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    Semi-auto AK's. And have the CMP offer them for $100 each, one per applicant, applicants must be NRA members before recieving the AK.
     
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    1 million of each in a salt mine huh? The only way anyone would dump 1 million firearms is if they sucked so badly that you ever wanted to see them again.

    I think you may have some luck finding these in a salt mine somewhere:
    Rifle: French Chauchat LMG.

    Pistol: Japanese "Type 94" pistol. 2-lb pistol with a 6-round magazine, would fire if you squeezed it.

    Shotgun: Marlin Goose Gun. Bolt action, 36" barrel, rifle sights. How're ya' gonna wingshoot with this contraption?
     
  25. Old Grump

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    Searcy Deluxe model double rifle in .470 Nitro Express
    Desert Eagle : Mark XIX in .50AE
    James Purdy Double barrel shotgun in 10 gauge

    What can I say, bigger is better and you only need 2 shots with rounds this big.
     
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