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Old 04-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #81
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I have a rifle from the Civil War, which the gov converted to a shotgun before given to a military man along with some ground.

I also love old, old Winchesters. I have a 1898 94.

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I like the old BP revolvers, the 1851, 1858 and the Colt Walker. And of course the next inline would be the SAA.

I love my 1911. But these are the guns that really won the west.

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Excellent. Is that a real pic of you? Talk us through the belts...

I don't know if I have a favorite. Krag maybe. Graceful. Transition from one era of history to the next. Interesting times. Our first bolt-action but was supposed to be used as a single shot repeater. First .30. First smokeless powder. Beautiful bayonet. Hell, they were still making a cavalry carbine version! A Krag rifle was the first antique I ever went out to buy.

Ya know, I never fired a Broomhandle Mauser! I think I'd love 'em.
Nah, that's not me. Just a pic I snagged for reference. My first wife used to come down to our section room when we returned from the field to help us clean weapons. She could field strip a '60 in a matter of minutes. Unfortunately I later learn that she shared some of the same attributes as the '60: crew served...
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Nah, that's not me. Just a pic I snagged for reference. My first wife used to come down to our section room when we returned from the field to help us clean weapons. She could field strip a '60 in a matter of minutes. Unfortunately I later learn that she shared some of the same attributes as the '60: crew served...
LOL Sorry. Speaking of which, did you ever lay out that many cans of belts?

I had popped the top of a '60 and the missing guy who's it actually was appeared and yelled "hey -- you never touch another man's M-60!" That stuck with me... LOL
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LOL Sorry. Speaking of which, did you ever lay out that many cans of belts?

I had popped the top of a '60 and the missing guy who's it actually was appeared and yelled "hey -- you never touch another man's M-60!" That stuck with me... LOL
Never did I ever lay out that much ammo. We did have a lot of ammo left over one afternoon in Wildflecken I think it was? Anyway, our orders were to shoot all of it and we had fun doing it. I find it's easy to just fire short of your target and walk up the ensuing trail to the target. With practice you can do that with a pretty short burst, keeping your barrel heat down to a minimum.
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One of my all time favorites and on my wish list is the liberator. I don't think it's so much the pistol itself but the history. I just remember thinking how much courage it would take to only have a single shot .45 and have to fight nazi's with all their advanced weoponry. I'd love to own one one day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator

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One of my all time favorites and on my wish list is the liberator. I don't think it's so much the pistol itself but the history. I just remember thinking how much courage it would take to only have a single shot .45 and have to fight nazi's with all their advanced weoponry. I'd love to own one one day.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FP-45_Liberator
You can own one!
For $619, that is!

http://vintageordnance.homestead.com/Liberator.html
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The M1 Garand. My favorite rifle of all time.

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Pennsylvania flintlock rifle and Navy colt.

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well for me in this order ,gatling gun ,it led to the development of the mini gun , the mini guns on the specters ,cannon for the warthog ,# 2 colt single action army and of course the rifle that changed history the m1 garand.I would also throw in the old slabsides for good measures.1911 a1 ,and how can you not add the ma duece, m2 50 still being used today by many armed forces. i would have to rank it as king of the historical firearms.

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