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Old February 29, 2024, 10:58 PM   #26
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Browning Buckmark (and Challenger III)
4 total
Interesting. I'm trying to understand the appeal of these gigantic 22 lr pistols. So they are for range fun purposes primarily?
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I'm trying to understand the appeal of these gigantic 22 lr pistols. So they are for range fun purposes primarily?
I'm trying to understand how a Buckmark is a gigantic pistol...

care to explain how you define "gigantic"??
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Old March 1, 2024, 08:39 AM   #29
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Based on the new information:

Several Sauer SAA Western Marshall
Several Sauer 38h
Several Colt 1903 Model 3
A whole herd of K frames and 1917 frames
Several Colt G frame Pocket and Police Positives
Slew of 1911s
Several Ruger 10/22
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Old March 1, 2024, 11:04 AM   #30
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The handgun I have most of same model is S&W m41s, closely followed by S&W K frames and N frames. Other than S&Ws only thing I have in significant multiples is pre series 80, Colt 1911s and
3screw Ruger Blackhawks.


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Old March 1, 2024, 12:31 PM   #31
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I'm trying to understand how a Buckmark is a gigantic pistol...

care to explain how you define "gigantic"??
Maybe the pictures give me an illusion. I haven't seen a real one yet. Glad to hear it is not that big.
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Old March 1, 2024, 12:32 PM   #32
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Based on the new information:

Several Sauer SAA Western Marshall
Several Sauer 38h
Several Colt 1903 Model 3
A whole herd of K frames and 1917 frames
Several Colt G frame Pocket and Police Positives
Slew of 1911s
Several Ruger 10/22
Which one of these are still in product? Thanks.
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Old March 1, 2024, 12:57 PM   #33
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1911
Cz 75
S&w j magnum frame
S&w k frame
S&w n frame

The "in current production" is a very limiting thing you miss out on a lot.
The hamden mfg hi standard 103 series, norinco 1911, para 1911 and 2011, Olympic arms 1911, browning hi power, and more..
Colt woodsman, security six, service six, Smith 3rd gen autos, etc..
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Old March 1, 2024, 02:12 PM   #34
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Interesting. I'm trying to understand the appeal of these gigantic 22 lr pistols. So they are for range fun purposes primarily?
Anything for which a .22 LR pistol is suitable, particularly since I have a Target model (~1991), Standard model (~1989), Camper model (~2003, assembled from parts), and the Challenger III (1983, about the same as the Standard).
Range.
Plinking.
Hiking.
Camping.
Rabbits.
Squirrels.
Introducing new shooters, especially young children, to handguns.

They are reliable, accurate, simple, easy to understand, easy to load, easy to clear malfunctions, easy to maintain, and have good triggers; and generally just provide an enjoyable experience for everyone.
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Old March 1, 2024, 03:47 PM   #35
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I have a Ruger Mk I, the target model with the long tapered barrel and adjustable sights, and a Browning Challenger and a couple of Stoeger .22 Lugers.

These are not what I consider "giant" pistols, but they were never made for concealment. They are "Sport pistols" made for general recreational use, hunting and some target work.

Today, we're up to Ruger Mk IVs, Browning Buckmarks and others in the same class, general utility and sport.

I also have a 10" .22LR barrel for my Contender, that one you might put in the "giant" class, in terms of overall size, I suppose.
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S&W 41s with 5.5” HB or 7” with factory target grips is also more or less a range gun. To heavy and bulky for field carry. I decided to make a field carry special. First was to find a 5” light sport barrel of the 1st generation. These have nice Patridge front sights. Then I added a larger safety and Herret 1911 style grips. Because of the thinner grips I had to shorten magazine to prevent accidental mag drop. Now gun has much same profile as a 1911. Perfect field carry pinker and small game piece. Rounded out with a Bianchi #89L holster, purpose built for S&W 41.



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Which one of these are still in product? Thanks.
K frames and 1917 (N frame or Colt Large frame)
1911s
Ruger 10/22
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Old March 1, 2024, 09:16 PM   #38
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Only duplicates I have are two Ruger GP100’s.

One in .357 Mag (4” blued), the other in .327 Mag (4” stainless).



Edit: Forgot about the 1911’s.

5” Kimber .45 Auto
5” Rock Island 9mm/.38 Super
3” Rock Island .45 Auto.
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Old March 2, 2024, 12:44 PM   #39
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Assuming the recoil will not mess up the accuracy of course
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Old March 2, 2024, 08:59 PM   #41
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Yes, two Kel-Tec P32s, one with a belt clip for SOB carry, the other with a belt clip for IWB carry (they have to be opposite).

I have several 10-22's and several Ruger Mark pistols, but they're all different models or modified.
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Old March 4, 2024, 10:53 AM   #42
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I have purchased multiples of quite a few different handguns, but the only one I still own multiples of is...

Sig P365 with Wilson Combat frames.

They might possibly be the best combination of size, capacity, shootability, etc. that I've ever found and yes, I have 2 that are exactly the same. One for me and one for my wife. Magazine and holster compatibility between the two of us makes sense.
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Old March 6, 2024, 09:09 AM   #43
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Not exactly the same, but I have eight 1911 variants, in four chamberings and four different barrel lengths.
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Old March 6, 2024, 04:11 PM   #44
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I have two Colt Pythons: 1960 and 1957 makes. I bought them hoping they would go up in value faster than the Sig AMT, and then use them for trading fodder together with another rifle to get my grail rifle. But, 2 things happened. I ended up really liking the Pythons. And, they did not outpace the Sig AMT in value. Oh well, you can't always get what you want.
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Old March 6, 2024, 06:06 PM   #45
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Ruger Blackhawks often come in pairs, because Cowboy Shooting.
The OP says "still in production", but within variation I think I have had...

2 Blackhawks with adjustable sights in .44 magnum, one had the "knuckle buster" trigger guard that only an optimist calls "dragoon."

1 Blued Blackhawk with .45 Colt/.45 acp cylinders
1 without the extra cylinder

2 Bisley Stainless Blackhawks (older but not 3-screw) with adjustable sights in .45 Colt

2 old style Vaqueros in .357, one had the 9mm conversion cylinder (never used)

1 .44 Mag Blackhawk given the treatment by Hamilton Bowen.

There there is the Single-six...
.22 single six (meh)
.32 H&R Bisley Single-six

If you understand the appeal of single-action handguns for hunting and shooting tin cans, you'll understand why a fellow would have such a collection. .45, .44, .38 and .32.

As I have lightened up the gun safe, it's the Bowen and the .32 that still remain.

While people sure seemed to want the guns with conversion cylinders, I never used them. Cuz I had a 1911 for that anyhow and 9mm is for kids.
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Two Colt Pocket Positives in 32 Police CTG; one 2½" and one 3½" barrels.



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Every single one is special and different. Just like all the rest.
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I dont have as many as others here, but these three are the same caliber (.41mag), all are stainless steel, and are Ruger Redhawks. To say I love this caliber and gun is an understatement.

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Identical twins, not just different bbl length, three Mauser C96s and two Hämmerli 208s

Hmmm, I think that's all. Not listing multiple barrel length revolvers 'cause I don't remember them all.
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I dont have as many as others here, but these three are the same caliber (.41mag), all are stainless steel, and are Ruger Redhawks. To say I love this caliber and gun is an understatement.

Sweet little collection, especially the short one.
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