The one gun you can't have

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by MobileMarine, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. MobileMarine

    MobileMarine New Member

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    Name your dream gun , only one , it can be old , new , historical or what ever .

    I'm going for the gun that fired the first shot of the civil war
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    My pick would be the one that fired the first shot of the american revilutionary war.
     

  3. trip286

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    "The Devil's Shotgun" of the Pederson collection at the NRA museum. The spelling could be Pedersen.
     
  4. Sloth88

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    Every mans dream the browning 1919, historical and bad @$$
     
  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Either one of my grandfather's M1 Carbines or their 1911A1's.
     
  6. texaswoodworker

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    Either Wild Bill Hickock's pair of .36 Colt 1851 Navys or Wyatt Earps .45LC Colt Single Action Army.

    I also would like my Grandpa's M1 (He talked about the Garand and the Carbine so I do not know which one he was issued. He did say he liked the carbine better because it was lighter)

    I also wouldn't mind a browning m2 mounted onto a humvee. :)
     
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  7. moonpie

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    an original shootable Eliphalet Remington flintlock rifle.
     
  8. Toll13

    Toll13 New Member

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    I'm gonna go with Robocop's gun.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    An unissued WWII Thompson. (and enough ammo to shoot it without limit)
     
  10. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    I've always wanted this Browning Auto-5 shotgun!
    I could never be a collector...............I would have to shoot it! :eek:
     
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  11. bkt

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    I'd like the one that fires the first shot of the second American Revolution. :cool: (sorry)

    Just an original revolutionary war era Kentucky long rifle would please me a lot. It's probably something I could get if I really wanted one, but I've got other things to spend my money on, so...it's not likely I'll ever have one.
     
  12. canebrake

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    General George "Blood and Guts" Patton's Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt.

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    The Colt SAA is on display at the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor at Fort Knox.
     

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  13. Trez

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    The WWII Japanese Type 5 or the "Japanese Garand" :eek:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUBvrCACNDQ]The "Japanese Garand" WWII semi-auto rifle. - YouTube[/ame]
     
  14. Jake15

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    For me it would be a toss-up between Carlos Hathcocks model 70, and the M21 that the Delta Force sniper that was killed in the black hawk down incident carried, not sure wich one.
     
  15. bkt

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    Let me do a side-by-side test with that and my Garand and I'll get back to you. I'm sure it's valuable for its scarcity and historical significance. Whether or not it can hit a bull elephant in the ass at 50 yards is another matter.
     
  16. neilage66

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    That is an excellent museum and I have often thought of the Patton SAA since I saw it there.
    I read that he also favored the Remington Model 51.
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    I can't choose *one weapon*...too many options.
    Maybe something like this.
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  17. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    I second this.:D
     
  18. KABAR2

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    You know this is tough.... I am guessing we are talking if money was not an issue and you could buy what ever you wished.....

    My biggest problem is what era? American Revolution, Civil War, 1880's or 90's... WWI or II?

    A friend of mine has a registered dewat M1895 Maxim with the brass waterjacket fussie spring cover, spade grips and feed block ..... I really want that gun..... the problem is he has two sons who also collect......

    And you know the Jap Garand.... I almost bought one of those in the early 80's ..... boy has the price jumped since then!
     
  19. neilage66

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    OK, I got it...2 choices: :D

    1 - Harper's Ferry Model 1803 carried by the Corps of Discovery - Lewis & Clark Expedition.
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    2 - Girandoni air rifle carried by Lewis & Clark
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  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    just what the heck is that bottom pic? I've seen one of these before.