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All I want are the classics.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. bac1023

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    I did some thinking over the last couple of weeks and revaluated my handgun collection. I pretty much revamped about 75% of my list of guns to get, while keeping the same total number. I really think I'm done with the new production stuff, other than a couple high end 1911s that I still want.


    Gone from my list are as follows:

    The latest and greatest polymers - What's the point of collecting them when new models are always being introduced?

    Many of the new production 1911s - Simply no need. I trimmed my 1911 list down to three more custom/semi custom models.

    A few other obscurities - I have enough of the weird stuff already.



    Added to my list are as follows:

    West German P-series Sigs - More specifically a P226, P229, P225, P228, P220 in 9mm, and possibly a German P239. No rails, no goofy color schemes, and certainly not built in Exeter. I'm talking all black, West German Sigs.

    A couple older Belgian Hi Powers - The Hi Power remains my favorite 9mm and I have very little to show for that in my collection. I have a few newer production models and that's it. I want a couple from the 1970's or older built in Belgium, not Portugal.

    More 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation Smith & Wesson autos - I'm talking a 39 (which I can't believe I don't own yet), a 645, and 745, a 4506, and an older Performance Center model.

    Other than that, I still need a couple of high end exotic 9mms, like the Korth Autopistol and possibly a P7M13. I'm also thinking another Sig P210 - an older model this time perhaps from the 1950's.

    44 Auto Mag - Been on my list for several years and its not coming off until I pick one up.



    Anyway, I already completely reorganized my gun shelves to accommodate my new list. I think I'm now headed in the right direction as I finish my collection. My plan is to stop at 200 handguns. As of now, I own 174. There are exactly 26 left on my list (I'm a bit OCD about my handgun collection)

    Thoughts? :dunno:
     
  2. SixkillerEnterprises

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    Sounds great! But do you own any freepistols? Besides my one polymer gun they're the only class of new production pistols that I would really want.

    Edit: then there's always the classic freepistol, the toz35
     

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  3. s&wfan

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    4506 is a beast. Love it. I'm trying to get away from imports and go all S&W.
     
  4. Bruce M

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    Polymer pistols may be good to carry and shoot and often have some cost advantages but I agree that the current ones anyway do not seem to have "collector panache" if you will.

    My guess is that Smith steel (aluminium) pistols are going to enjoy an increase in price and interest as collectibles the same as their revolvers have in the past decade or so.

    And I remain if the opinion if it is black and German it is going to be a fine firearm...


    [​IMG]

    :supergrin:


    That said I would not second gues yourself too much; as I presume you know your collection and taste remains envied by more than a few of us here.
     
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  5. Bac, don't forget some of those discountinue pistols. Like Star (I know you still want a Megastar) series.

    I complete agree with your take on polymer pistol. Have a few that you need but there is no need to "collect" polymer pistol.
     
  6. jrs93accord

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    Brian, as far as Hi Powers are concerned, the old stuff is the way to go. These are my two oldies. I still want to add a couple more. I would like to find a nice Inglis model.

    1936 Fabrique Nationale Hi Power (Belgium)
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    1969 Browning Hi Power (Belgium)
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  7. wavetrain75

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    :homer: Mmmm...Sig P210....

    Are the new productions as nice as the old ones?

    I'd take a Coonan, too, but the P210 would come first.
     
  8. 38 Super Fan

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  9. Bruce M

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    ^^ And to be fair, someone else with a very enviable collection.
     
  10. jrs93accord

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    There is nothing like one of the older Coonans. This one ws made in the late '80s.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. jrs93accord

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    Thanks Bruce. I am where I am today partly due to Brian. He is an excellent source of information. He and I have spoken several times over the past few years. I brag about a lot of the pieces he has in his collection.
     
  12. bac1023

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    Yeah, the Megastar is still on the list, actually.

    I do own a couple Stars already though.
     
  13. So you have a RG.... Mine's a ROHM! It's a good gun for your opponent to have.

    Deaf
     
  14. bac1023

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    No, I'm not buying a German P210. I think they're close to the Swiss models, but I only want the classic examples.

    I already own an original Coonan. ;)
     
  15. bac1023

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    Right back at you James :cool:

    Thanks :wavey:
     
  16. bac1023

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    Yes he does :)
     
  17. bac1023

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    :animlol:

    I didn't say I was done with firearms, but I plan to be done with handguns. :cool:
     
  18. wavetrain75

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    How do the new P210s and Coonans compare to their respective predecessors?
     
  19. bac1023

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    I've never handled a new Coonan.

    I think the Swiss P210 are slightly better fitted than the new German P210 Legend. The Legend is more modern, with the beavertail and mag release. The safety also seems easier to operate on the Legend. However, the overall fitting of the Swiss models seem better.
     
  20. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I guess you are not a revolver fan?

    They are a totally different yet equally appealing addiction.