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Old 07-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #41
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my collection is varied and there isn't really rhyme nor reason to what i collect and shoot. some i have simply because, i think they are guns everyone should own, some because they are just enjoyable to own and shoot.

sometimes when looking in pawn shops and gun stores, i have specific gun in mind or a specific caliber. sometimes, i am just looking to see what catches my eye. sometimes, i buy one just because it's too good a deal to pass up. there are some i am always on the hunt for and if they present themselves at the right time and price, then they get added into the collection.

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #42
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I started with a .22 when I was young. Next was a shotgun to hunt birds with.
Later I decided I would start collecting Winchesters. I had my dad's old 1913 manufactured '97, a 1956 mod 12, and a post 64 '94. I was going to start adding some of the older .22 models, but got sidetracked with raising a family.
Now I buy based on fun factor, defense use, and commonality in ammunition. Mostly, that is, I can still have my head turned by something flashy or different. I can't shake my desire to get a Chiappa Rhino in .357, although I have a S&W in that caliber and can make a claim to the common ammo clause. But realistically I'm about maxed out with my guns. I have been shopping around one of my shotguns to have some money for either ammo to store or that pesky Rhino.

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Old 07-05-2012, 11:21 AM   #43
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Generally, I stick to black guns, Millitary type stuff, SHTF type stuff.

Beretta 96A1
Beretta CX4 .40
Mossberg 500 Cruiser 410
Ruger 77/22 LR
Savage 93 22 Mag
Ruger Single Six 22 LR/Mag (Not sure what happened here)
Soon to come, hopefully - Sig P938

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Generally, I stick to black guns, Millitary type stuff, SHTF type stuff.

Beretta 96A1
Beretta CX4 .40
Mossberg 500 Cruiser 410
Ruger 77/22 LR
Savage 93 22 Mag
Ruger Single Six 22 LR/Mag (Not sure what happened here)
Soon to come, hopefully - Sig P938
Not a hunter then i take it lol
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #45
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Philosophy?
I tend to accumulate things in a haphazard manner.

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I've "collected" guns of various types for well over 40 years (currently have several dozen) and usually it depends on my whims at the time and how much money I have to spend. I have antique arms from the 1870-80's up to modern military surplus. I have BP firearms, wild west era weapons, WWI/WWII era and modern firearms that are found at most retailers today. Rifles, pistols, shotguns from BP to a Class III SBR I recently built. Bottom line is it all depends on my wants, needs and finances at the time of purchase.

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Old 07-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #47
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It makes me so excited reading about collections of veteran firearm owners. I haven't even purchased my first, but I have it picked out, and the date set. I just like to wonder what was that specific persons first gun?

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The truth is that I never started out to acquire any particular type/model/style of gun. I would find or shoot something I found interesting, buy a few more at some point and suddenly it's a "collection". I believe that the majority of people who have collections of almost anything probably started that way.

My first gun was actually a WWII "trophy" pistol an uncle brought home at the end of the war and gave to my grandfather. It's a Webley MP model in .450 Davis made between 1880 and 1883. It passed to me after my uncle, dad and grandfather died and was the first pistol I ever shot in the 1960's as a teen. It still works (had it checked out by a gunsmith a year or so ago and it got a thumbs up) and someday I plan to leave it to one of my children when I feel the time is right.

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Not a hunter then i take it lol
Well, no. But the 22's Could be used on small game. And I do plan a centerfire hunting rifle sometime in the future. Mostly because I feel those guns will be the last to have restrictions & laws interfering with them.
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My new baby. Buy buy buy

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