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Old 07-13-2016, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default What firearm is the most important in history?

Figured I'm bored and in pain so I'd start a thread.

What do you think is the most important firearm in history that did something significant? I don't mean the first firearm ever made or anything like that. I'm going specifics. The handgun Hitler used to off himself? The musket that fired fhe first shots of the American revolution? The carbine that was used to fill Bin Laden full of holes? The derringer used to off Lincoln?

I don't have one at the moment, but I'll think of one soon and post it. Right now I'd go with the 243 (I think it was a 243 anyway) that the guy in Texas used to kill all those people at the university there because it was one of the first mass shootings I know if like it. It seems it set a precedence for dumb asses all over the world. Maybe if he didn't have that rifle it wouldn't be such a common thing today?
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:52 AM   #2
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Figured I'm bored and in pain so I'd start a thread.

What do you think is the most important firearm in history that did something significant? I don't mean the first firearm ever made or anything like that. I'm going specifics. The handgun Hitler used to off himself? The musket that fired fhe first shots of the American revolution? The carbine that was used to fill Bin Laden full of holes? The derringer used to off Lincoln?

I don't have one at the moment, but I'll think of one soon and post it. Right now I'd go with the 243 (I think it was a 243 anyway) that the guy in Texas used to kill all those people at the university there because it was one of the first mass shootings I know if like it. It seems it set a precedence for dumb asses all over the world. Maybe if he didn't have that rifle it wouldn't be such a common thing today?
that was Charles Whitman at the University of Texas. unless i'm mistaken, one of the rifles he used, (the main one) was a bolt action in 6mm Rem. I think he had several rifles and a shotgun along with a revolver.
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The M16/M4/AR15 platform. Its been our service rifle for 50 years or so, which isn't exactly a small achievement.

The AR is the most popular rifle sold now in the US, with the modular concept and accuracy surely being main reasons why.
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Colt SAA. Won the west (along with the Winchester 73) and was the firearm of choice for tons of cowboy movies
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I'll go out on a limb, and say the original Mauser. Copied to the point of proven copyright

infringement, into the 1903 Springfield, it saw battle in many historical conflicts.


As to a sidearm, probably the venerable 1911A1.
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FN Model 1910 .380 pistol- used to kill Archduke Ferdinand- launching WW 1.

6.5mm Carcano- used to kill John Kennedy.

Charter Arms .38- used to kill John Lennon
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To be fair, C3, the Archduke was just any excuse, for the start of the hostilities.

WWI would still have come, even if

ol' Ferdinand had died in his sleep, 25 years later.
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The Colt Cobra Jack Ruby killed Oswald with, The world has no Idea what Oswalds true motive was or if anyone else was involved
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Glock. Because it creates so much controversy on every gun forum.

It created fanboys, haters, Glock leg, Kaboom, movie and media myths. I don't know if the Internet gun universe could exist without such an icon of gun controversy.
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Glock. Because it creates so much controversy on every gun forum.

It created fanboys, haters, Glock leg, Kaboom, movie and media myths. I don't know if the Internet gun universe could exist without such an icon of gun controversy.
that is the best one yet!
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