With tax time quickly approaching, I've decided I'm going to buy what I want. My budget is up to $1500. I want something you don't see everyday. Initially, that was a Desert Eagle .50, until I picked one up, I promptly handed all 12 pounds back to the guy, that thing feels a tommy gun. So, any suggestions? I am leaning towards an M1A, but already have a Garand so I'm not sure about that one. Something with historical significance is always a plus. Preferably no obsolete calibers and something that could be useful if it ever did hit the fan. (It won't break if/when under "stressful" conditions) Thanks guys.