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Old 02-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #31
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Met a guy once who named his 5th Beagle Halsey. He figures at 5 its a fleet.

For the most part I don't have many duplicates in any gun (with a couple of exceptions). I do cover a pretty good range of common calibers though. One could say my collecting is based on variety and numbers (though to be honest I am not sure how many I really own- so by that measure some would say I have arrived at a destination, but it is not my destination so I am continuing on). I didn't own an AR until recently. I have a few lever guns, but recently got another one in a caliber I didn't previously have because it came available to me. I don't own an AK and don't plan on it, but if one falls in my lap I won't turn it in for scrap. Still don't own a 1911, but want to. Also looking for a vintage musket (not a reproduction). Not going out of my way looking for one though.

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All depends on what you want to collect or want to shoot. I have a thing for older rifles and pistols. So I look for older rifles and pistols. But just about anything that catches my eye is fair game. This is what explains my many 22's. So maybe 22's are my collection desires..heh.

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I can't list mine anymore, I lost them all in a boating accident, sorry. Working on new batch.

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Before I started my collection, friends and family suggested concentrating on a favorite caliber and stick wth that, one reason being that in an emergency you don't have any confusion matching ammo to the firearm.
I pretty much rejected that idea and chose to have a variety of calibers- the ability to use whatever ammo I found if I had to go out and find it in an emergency situation. I also think it is wise to have at least two of every caliber or type of firearm. That being said, I still have a ways to go, but here's what I have so far:
1. SW bodyguard, .380 ACP, for pocket carry, self defense
2. Ruger GP100, .38/357, 4" barrel, immediate access home defense
3. Mossberg 500 12 gauge, home defense, with a second barrel, rifled slug for short range deer hunting
4. Savage Model 64, 22lr, squirrel gun
5. Kel-Tec Sub2000, 9mm, bug out gun
6. CZ75 BD Police, 9mm, EDC or Conceal Carry
7. Ruger SR1911, 45 ACP, just had to have it
8. SW 1911, TRS, 45 ACP, should always have at least two of each type, right?
9. Glock 29SF, 10mm, back up gun when hunting, or open carry hard hitting high capacity self defense
10. Ruger Super Redhawk, 44 magnum, hog hunting
11. DelTon AR15, 16", .223 / 556 NATO, Home defense stand-off or aussalt if needed
12. Remington 700 BDL, 30-06, long range deer hunting

Guns I would like to haveone day:
Colt Delta Elite
Ruger 10/22
Yugo or Romanian AK47
Remington 870, 12 gauge
SW revolvers
Another deer rifle in 308
Bersa Thunder in 380

and maybe something in a 40SW caliber if I never get around to reloading for the 10mm

Does this make sense to you folks? What woud you add to my collection, if you get where I'm going with this?

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There is a difference between a collection and an arsenal. A collection should be based on a theme, as has been previously stated. I have run across one true collection, and that is at a truck stop/casino in Reno, Nevada, called Sierra Sid's. Hangin' on the walls are literally hundreds of Colt SAA's of all calibers, barrel lengths, finishes. Some owned by "stars" like Roy Rogers, Elvis Presley, Gene Autry, even "Ronnie" Reagan. Worth $millions. That is a collection...

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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 ...
What a great thread topic. I'd love to add my input/opinion (with logic)

•30-30 lever action rifle: reliable and historical round, no magazines to fuss with, fun, good power.
•45 colt six shot revolver: as expensive as the rounds are, this is essential, in my opinion, as we appreciate the history here as well.
•.380, 9mm, 40, or 45 for concealed carry. I like a double stacked pistol for jean days, and a single stack for dress slacks.
•22 pistol, I like the ruger mark III, for an inexpensive bulk ammo shooter, 500+rounds for **$20 usually.
•lastly an assault rifle caliber of your preference: I like the 7.62 ak-47, for fun and solid protection if needed. 30 round magazines.
•a lot of members are suggesting a 12ga, and I like the perspective there, but the 30-30 replaces the shotgun in my collection.

All of these firearms are calibers that are typically readily available, which is also a concern to consider when purchasing firearms for you collection.
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I don't collect any specific gun. I buy what interests me and what suits specific needs.

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I have multiples of the following:
Handguns
.22
.32
.38
9mm
.380
.40
.45
.454
Rifles
.22
.35
.30-30
.30-06
.308
7.62x54
Shotguns
12 ga
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The only thing that is important in a solid collection is that you enjoy every gun you keep. If i dont like a gun it gets sold.

I think the only criteria for a firearms collection is that it be able to shoot a projectile. Every thing else is just up to the individual.

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The only thing that is important in a solid collection is that you enjoy every gun you keep. If i dont like a gun it gets sold.

I think the only criteria for a firearms collection is that it be able to shoot a projectile. Every thing else is just up to the individual.
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The only theme to a good collection is the theme of them all being guns. Some people like safe queens and some don't. But it's still a collection when you're still collecting.
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