Your “It” gun?

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  1. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

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    Then.
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    Now.
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  2. Tvov

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    Hard to really pin down a specific gun. More like different classes of guns.

    I own a few guns of different types at this point.

    About the only real "holy grail" gun for me at this point would be a WWII German Luger 9mm, in shootable condition at a minimum. I don't think I've ever seen on in person... lots of copies and replicas, but not a real one that I know of.

    Other fun-to-own guns would be a WWII Sten (or good copy), Thompson (again, copy is fine), Garand (me and everyone else!), British Lee-Enfield 303 (real one)...

    One more which is not really an "it" gun or "holy grail", but that I'd like to own before too many more years pass... A really nice bolt action with high quality scope.
     

  3. PeterG

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    For years it was a Ruger #1 in .375 H&H but I never could find a “use” for it so it reminded a dream.

    Then I went to a LGS looking for a handgun and low and behold there was a Ruger #1 in .450 bushmaster, now that’s a rifle I can use for Ohio deer so now it’s just about the finances.


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    My lnib gen 2, 17 took me a yr, and a not so good gen 2, to find. It’s a 94. I’ve had older guns, black internals etc, but I wanted one like it was “off the shelf”. 9D3274DA-C734-4E36-AC8C-27C30D5FBCE5.jpeg
     
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  5. camdenshooter

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    Smart kid!
     
  6. Need4Speed

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    I think I have a touch of ADD when it comes to guns. Had many "It" guns, they come and go.

    Currently on the hunt for a Marlin Dark lever gun in 444 Marlin.
     
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  7. DrewBone

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    Wait...you've got two jamomatic M1 carbines? I don't recall ever hearing of one...are they US military models or post war aftermarket manufacture, like Universal? Either way, most known issues with the little Carbines are magazine related (i.e., feed lip issues or aftermarket mags of poor quality), with the USGI 15 round straight magazines reported as being the most reliable.

    If magazines aren't the issue, thanks to the very simplistic design of the Carbine's mechanics, it doesn't take much effort to find the reason for one's failure to operate properly, and if parts replacement is found to be required there's a plethora of affordable genuine USGI parts out there that are available from numerous sources like Numrich, SARCO, etc.

    Rediscover them, and bring them back to life! :D

    I also own two M1's...one is a Rock-Ola, and below is the other, made by Quality Hardware...

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    It used to be that ammunition for these firearms was on the expensive side, but thanks to companies like Prvi Partizan, modern commercial ammo is now more readily available and affordable.
     
  8. J_Rico

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    I bought one. Jammed. I went to the CMP forums and got advice. Used new mags. Was using decent ammo. Had some USGI and then some PPU. Replaced the slide spring. Greased,polished. Been a few years. Do not remember it all real well. Then the CMP released another batch of carbines. What year was that? Last decade I think.

    Bought one. Broke it down. Cleaned and lubed it. Took it to the range and it would not feed right. I no longer remember if it was extracting correctly. Got frustrated and stuck both in the back corner of the safe. Been there a while.

    They are both USGI. Nothing rare. One is an Underwood. The other I forget, but one of the more common ones.

    Maybe making these run can be one of my retirement projects in a few years?
     
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  10. Grumpy_old_man

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    My Holy Grail gun?

    M1919A4 with tripod mount takes first place with the M3A1 Grease Gun being a close runner up. I'll never own either, given the circumstances of time and money. But damn' either one would be a great gun to take to the range to celebrate Independence Day!

    Grumpy
     
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    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    Smith and Wesson 686. I have said numerous times on here, seeing it hanging on the side of the police growing up was why I went into Law Enforcement.
     
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    As of this year Dan wesson dwx.
     
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    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    Without a doubt it is my Chinese Type 56S GSAD AK-47!!!

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    (top - Type 84S, bottom - Type 56S GSAD)

    Paid LESS than $1K for BOTH!
     
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    That blonde wood on the top one is beautiful.
     
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    I think the "it" gun comes down to nostalgia and for me it's the Remington 742 in 30-06. As I kid I would drool over that rifle in the catalogs, and finally bought one.

    I wish I didn't sell that old rifle. in my eyes, it still looks cool.
     
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    Mossberg 930 12 ga.Semi Auto.:waving: 69556836_2409242295821165_8271906540202491904_n.jpg
     
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    I've actually been paring down my guns for the last several years getting ready for retirement but one I'm about to buy (re-buy) is a single action revolver.

    Still debating Colt or clone for historical fun, or Ruger Blackhawk/Vaquero with some simple mods and the more power those offer.

    Getting down to only those I'm going to actually shoot regularly in a minimum number of calibers.
     
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    Hopefully one day you’ll be able to save up enough money to afford one. For me it’s been a Glock 19, still hoping to find one to this day.


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    I have a 41 magnum Ruger Blackhawk, according to the S/N around a 2005 vintage, 4-5/8" barrel. This is probably my favorite range toy. My "go to" ammo is Remington 210gr Terminal Performance. The ammo is not cheap, but because of the amount of time you spend loading and unloading it you don't go thru a ton of it in a range trip. Takes a while to burn a box of 50.

    I took it to the range last week, along with my 45 and 10mm 1911's. There was a group of young guys next to me shooting their "45's and 10 mils". They kept touting the "10mil" as some sort of monster round. Just kept hearing "10mil this and 10mil that". So when I was shooting my 1911's and they were shooting whatever they brought the booms in the bays were very similar.

    They got a little jumpy when the Blackhawk came out. lol

    It's a flame thrower for sure. I have shot a few different SA/DA 44 revolvers, did not care for the recoil very much. Not sure if it's the design or what, but the Blackhawk 41 is more fun to shoot than my 357 LCRX, or the other 44's I had, which included a S&W 29, a Ruger Redhawk, and a ported Taurus.

    The Blackhawk is a keeper.
     
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    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Polytech Dual folder AK-47.
    (underfolding bayo & stock)

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