In What ERA would you have liked to live???...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by LONGHAIR, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    If you could go back in time to any decade and live,then what ERA would you choose???...WHY???.......AND......What Makes you Mad when you drive ???....Road-Rage...Slow in the Fast-Lane.....The Cowboy's Time..1870's...I guess it would be hard times but I like the west....Like I say don't play cards with my friends...They said to put this on here.....don't blame me...,ha.....
     
  2. bkt

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    There are lots of eras past that I'd like to visit, but the only era I would like to live my life in is this one. We have all the benefits of eras past AND it is every bit as chaotic and insane as any other which provides wonderful entertainment.

    The same thing that makes me mad when I do anything else: dealing with people who are oblivious to anyone and anything around them.
     

  3. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    I'm with BKT, i prefer THIS era.

    I have become partial to 20th century plumbing AND we have the internet!
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Now is okay, although I wouldn't mind being twenty years younger. :eek:
     
  5. Trez

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    Whenever you could buy or mail-order mil-surp guns for under $50.00.. :(:p

    I dont know if I would want to live then, but its seems I like 1940's stuff.. I have a 40's Ford car and tractor, I like WWII gear and guns, most of my hiking and camping gear is WWII surplus... 60+ years old and still lasts longer than most the new crap... It seems things were made so much better (simpler) back then...
     
  6. Overkill0084

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    I've often wished I could back the clock up to my HS years knowing what I know now.
    If nothing else, I'd skip meeting my first wife. :D
    As for other eras, there are some I wouldn't mind visiting, but I don't believe I'd want to stay permanantly.
     
  7. Hinermad

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    I'm with the group on this one. Today is just fine.

    Although if there's an era coming when I can buy a pistol and not have to say "mother may I?" to the judge who issued my permit, I'll vote for that one.

    Dave
     
  8. readygirl

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    I would like to vist the 1870s for a week, but not stay there, i like guys with the wild west mustaches (or 1970s porno, same thing) and i think the coolest guns are from that era, single action revolvers/30-30 lever actions/sawed off dbl barrel coach guns/etc. would like to attend one of those "cowboy shoots" sometime,
     
  9. Firearms4ever

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    The 1870's and 1880's. Some of the most iconic firearms in American history came out in those two periods; The Colt Single Action Army, Winchester 1873, Springfield Trapdoor, Winchester 1886, Sharps 1874, Coach Guns, you name it. There's something very special and almost romantic about those firearms and cartridges like the .45 Colt, 45-70 Government, 44-40 WCF, and the Sharps cartridges.
     
  10. JonM

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    i would like to go back to 1986. had a good time and the music didnt suck.
     
  11. readygirl

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    I grew up listening to the 80s big hair rock n roll, my parents have a massive cassette collection ratt/poison/def leppard/ motley crue/whitesnake/journey/guns n roses/van halen/bon jovi/reo speedwagon/zz top/foreigner/ etc. The list goes on and on, that must have been a great decade to be a teenager, great stuff !!!!!
     
  12. readygirl

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    Oh, i cant believe i almost almost forgot the SCORPIONS, they are one fo my favorites. On the bright side some of these old time jammers are still alive, you can catch a show at a county fair, or carshow, but probaly not the same. I seen foghat , and pat benatar at a car show a couple years back.
     
  13. readygirl

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    I agree, thats why i like to watch western movies, and sometimes will pick up a gun magazine if it has an article in it about a wild west firearm. i have had my eye on a 44cal black powder reproduction revolver at the gun store for a while. I like the process of how you load them, and would like to shoot one. but the guy at the gunshop said you need to immediately take them apart,scrub them down, and bake them in the oven after shooting, will get one some day ,when i have time for all of that. I have a nice marlin 30-30 lever action that i love to shoot, would like to have an old winchester someday, but those things cost more than a new car LOL....
     
  14. readygirl

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    And my husband already calls me a "RIGHT WING-GUN NUT" so if he finds guns in the oven, that might push him over the edge LOL....
     
  15. Firearms4ever

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    One of these days I'd like to get a Marlin 336. Actually the Winchester model 1894 isn't that expensive, unless you buy a brand new one that is. I think my cousin bought his for around $450-$500. I hear ya about the .44 caliber black powder revolvers. The next best thing to getting a Colt Single Action Army is getting a single action black powder revolver IMO. I also really like the black powder rifles like the Springfield 1861 rifled musket and the 1858 Enfield rifled musket.
     
  16. ellis36

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    I just bought one from my 83 year old neighbor, along with his first box of Federal ammo with three rounds missing, for $250. Even had a little Tasco scope on it. Almost pristine. I would like to re-live the late '40's and '50's but I would like to live in the era of my grandfathers, around the turn of the 20th century.
     
  17. Trez

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    You cant go wrong with a 336! I actually prefer the Marlins over the Winchesters.... The actions seem to be slightly smoother to me...

    I happen to have a 112 year old Winchester thats looking for a new owner.....;)
     
  18. texaswoodworker

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    There are four times in history that I would love to visit (not stay forever, but maybe a few weeks)

    Around 27-30 AD. I think it would be amazing to see Jesus' miracles from the bible first hand.

    1861-1865 I'm really interested in the Civil War

    1873-1886 The peak of the cowboy era. Guns, whiskey, and open trails.

    1939-1945 WWII. Another war that I am interested in.
     
  19. PanBaccha

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    I'd give up ten years of my life to live ONE FULL YEAR again in the SIXTIES! :D
     
  20. trip286

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    I could not choose, but by all means I'd love to live in a simpler time. Much further back than anyone else has mentioned, like late medieval era or early renaissance, before guns were common, when a man lived and died by the dirt on his plow, the sweat on his back, and the blood on his blade.

    Unlike many here, I don't really like guns, at least in the same way that many do. I think guns are necessary, and I enjoy the history behind many of them, and for self defense/sporting/hunting/collecting purposes I keep one and always will. They are a more efficient tool. The thing is, a person has to be able to defend themselves in the most effective way they can, and a well balanced rapier is trumped by an illegally owned gun in the hands of a criminal.

    I don't own guns for their capacity to kill/defend, or for their knockdown power when hunting, but because when you allow the criminal element to have a bigger stick, that's when your doing it wrong.