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What firearms do you think are essential to have in your collection to be able to call it a solid collection? Ex: every collection should have a 1911, AR, etc ...

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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22 Caliber - Pistol, revolver, semi-auto rifle, bolt action rifle, lever action rifle, pump action rifle
9 mm - Pistol, semi-auto rifle
45 acp - 1911
223 - Semi-auto rifle (AR), bolt action rifle, pistol if possible
12 Gauge - Pump action, semi-auto
357 - Revolver, Lever action rifle
7.62x39 - Semi-auto (Ak), pistol

18 is a good start...

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A reliable handgun(revolver) in popular caliber, 12 ga pump shotgun, and 22lr rifle, IMHO is a darn good start.

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Collections usually revolve around a type of firearm or caliber. I collect Mausers for rifles. My handguns are a mix, not really a collection. Now having a 10mm in a 1911, and a .45acp in a 1911, I could get a .38 super, 9x19, and .460 Rowland and have a collection.

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22 Caliber - Pistol, revolver, semi-auto rifle, bolt action rifle, lever action rifle, pump action rifle
9 mm - Pistol, semi-auto rifle
45 acp - 1911
223 - Semi-auto rifle (AR), bolt action rifle, pistol if possible
12 Gauge - Pump action, semi-auto
357 - Revolver, Lever action rifle
7.62x39 - Semi-auto (Ak), pistol

18 is a good start...
I have all of those, cept my shotgun is a 20 and I traded my AK in for my wifes S&W

But I agree with that list to start. Then everything else is just more gravy on the biscut!
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1911
9mm pistol
40 cal pistol
*Modern Sporting Rifle in 5.56
.22 rifle

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1911
9mm pistol
40 cal pistol
*Modern Sporting Rifle in 5.56
.22 rifle
Agree here,except sub the .40 for a shotgun
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Agree here,except sub the .40 for a shotgun
Not a collection of anything. Just some random firearms.
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Long:
Rifle, any caliber using rifle cartridge
Shotgun 20 or 12ga

Short (handguns):
45 cal and/or 357mag
9mm and/or 40s&w
22lr

Needs to fulfill:
Rifle suitable for small game
Shotgun suitable for bird and home defense
Handgun suitable for home defense
Handgun suitable for cold weather carry
Handgun suitable for hot weather carry
Handgun for the car

I have all but the shotgun, not really a long gun person so I'm in no hurry at all to get one. My 22lr ar style rifle would do for small game if needed, but it won't be in my lifetime. It's more for plinking and I have a bow for if I really need food at some point.

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I have long said I'm an accumulator, not a collector.

But what theme, period, or manufacturer you choose determines you sine qua non of firearms.

Say you collect Colt revolvers, then certainly you need to be searching for a pristine Paterson, or the military Dragoon.

For a Winchester collector, certainly a Model 66, and a "One of one Thousand" Model 73s.

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