I grew up watching alot of westerns so I just had to start out with a lever gun (win 9422), then a 94 .30-30 to hunt bigger stuff with. Single action revolvers and SxS shotguns followed soon. I still dont have a horse.
Carlos Hathcock made me want scoped bolt guns (no mod 70 .30-06 here tho).
Im still waiting on a Sharps, Quigly is to blame.
Bruce Willis in Last Man Standing prompted a few 1911s (mine just dont have the capacity that his seemed to).