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Old 03-17-2014, 04:45 AM   #11
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hard to choose just five, but here goes nothing.

1. John M. Browning.
2. Samuel Colt.
3. Eugene Stoner.
4. Mike Walker.
5. Elias Remington.

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Old 03-17-2014, 05:00 AM   #12
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Simonov is a good one. Damn top 5 is so hard!!
I just look at what designers have influenced the firearms in my

collection. Nambu, for instance, pioneered the slide on the Ruger MKII,

which makes mounting a scope on the pistol practical.

Garand, the M1, and also the action on the Mini-14

The Mausers strongly influenced the 1903 Springfield, and are

considered the fathers of the modern bolt-action rifle.

Browning, the lever-action rifle, 1911, and GP35...
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Herr Sig
Herr Sauer
Herr Koch
Herr Heckler
Herr Kalashnikov

Yep, I did not put down Herr Stoner...oh my God! How un-American! blah blah blah...

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I thought Tyler Henry put out the first lever rifle in 1865???

A design that he bought from Daniel B. Wesson while they were both working for Colt.


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In no particular order:

Smith, Browning, Winchester, Wesson, Colt

That's five. Honorable mentions include Stoner, Mauser,Ruger, and Kalashnikov.

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I thought Tyler Henry put out the first lever rifle in 1865???

A design that he bought from Daniel B. Wesson while they were both working for Colt.


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I probably need to squeeze Beretta in there somewhere

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Although there is no bang. I think Girandoni has a place here.

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It's hard to pick only five. To me, Winchester, Colt, Browning, Stoner, Maxim, Gatling, Kalashnikov, Glock and the Mauser brothers would all be tied for no.1.

But Beretta, Wesson, Henry, "Carbine" Williams, Thompson, Garand, Tokarev, Simonov, Webley and a dozen others would be up there too.

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Try to imagine picking out just one.

JMB would be a hot ticket, but Nambu

made my MKII possible, and it is my favorite

gun, bar none.

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