Your personal top 5 firearms designers

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by kryptar19, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    This is inspired by a comment made in another thread. It made me curious.
    Who are your top 5 firearms designers of all time?

    This was very hard for me. There are a lot of designers that deserve a place I this count, but these are the ones that won out for me.
    Mine:
    1: Daniel B. Smith

    2: John M. Browning

    3: Oliver F. Winchester

    4: Samuel Colt

    5: Eugene Stoner


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  2. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I'm very interested in seeing who all is picked by you guys. Let's hear em!!


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  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Mine are the same as yours, with Browning as my favorite.
     
  4. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In no particular order,,,,, Browning, Colt, Winchester, the Hawken brothers,,
    Kalishnokoff,, because his rifles are everywhere, for good reason,, if I spelled it correctly.
     
  5. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Colt, Browning, the Mauser brothers, Maxim.
     
  6. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Not in any order.... Samuel Colt, John Moses Browning, John C Garand, Mikhail Kalishnakov (with help from Hugo Schmeisser), and Wilhelm and Paul Mauser. Also a special mention for the Maxim brothers, Sergei Mosin, Leon Nagant, Eugene Stoner, and Winchester (his first name escapes me at the moment).


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  7. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Same as mine, "Different Order.". Except move Bill Ruger to 4-or 5 and move Stoner down one,...six designers....


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  8. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Wow. Tough to choose only 5

    Browning

    B Tyler Henry

    Samuel Colt

    Mikhail Kalishnakov

    Hiram Maxim
     
  9. therewolf

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    JMB

    John Garand

    Sergei Simonov

    Kijiro Nambu

    Paul & Wilhelm Mauser
     
  10. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Simonov is a good one. Damn top 5 is so hard!!


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  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    hard to choose just five, but here goes nothing.

    1. John M. Browning.
    2. Samuel Colt.
    3. Eugene Stoner.
    4. Mike Walker.
    5. Elias Remington.
     
  12. therewolf

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    I just look at what designers have influenced the firearms in my

    collection. Nambu, for instance, pioneered the slide on the Ruger MKII,

    which makes mounting a scope on the pistol practical.

    Garand, the M1, and also the action on the Mini-14

    The Mausers strongly influenced the 1903 Springfield, and are

    considered the fathers of the modern bolt-action rifle.

    Browning, the lever-action rifle, 1911, and GP35...
     
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  13. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Herr Sig
    Herr Sauer
    Herr Koch
    Herr Heckler
    Herr Kalashnikov

    Yep, I did not put down Herr Stoner...oh my God! How un-American! blah blah blah...:p
     
  14. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I thought Tyler Henry put out the first lever rifle in 1865???

    A design that he bought from Daniel B. Wesson while they were both working for Colt.


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  15. JW357

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    In no particular order:

    Smith, Browning, Winchester, Wesson, Colt

    That's five. Honorable mentions include Stoner, Mauser,Ruger, and Kalashnikov.
     
  16. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Spencer, AFAIR.
     
  17. deg

    deg Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I probably need to squeeze Beretta in there somewhere
     
  18. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Although there is no bang. I think Girandoni has a place here.
     
  19. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's hard to pick only five. To me, Winchester, Colt, Browning, Stoner, Maxim, Gatling, Kalashnikov, Glock and the Mauser brothers would all be tied for no.1.

    But Beretta, Wesson, Henry, "Carbine" Williams, Thompson, Garand, Tokarev, Simonov, Webley and a dozen others would be up there too.
     
  20. therewolf

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    Try to imagine picking out just one.

    JMB would be a hot ticket, but Nambu

    made my MKII possible, and it is my favorite

    gun, bar none.