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Old March 22, 2020, 12:38 PM   #51
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Mauser 1896 Broom Handle in 9mm.
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Old March 22, 2020, 05:30 PM   #52
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had one, a bolo model, made in the 20s (probably a rebored 7.63mm)

Cool gun to look at, sucked to shoot, without the stock. More painful than any other 9mm I ever had. No doubt due to height of the bore over the grip and particularly the large slot in the grip for the stock to attach to. Definitely something to wear a glove while shooting!
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Old March 22, 2020, 05:45 PM   #53
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^ Yeah, I've shot a 9mm C96 and it had always been something I thought I would love to own, but after 20 rounds I decided it was not a gun I ever wanted to spend money on.

And that was really what started to decrease my interest in older handguns made in the late 18th and early to mid 19th century. They were not built to be comfortable or fun to shoot, they were built to work and built with machines and technology available at the time.
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Old March 22, 2020, 07:34 PM   #54
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Wheelgun,, find one and buy it anyway. It's a fine shooting revolver, and the .41 Mag is a great caliber. Only downside is ammo cost if you don't reload.
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Old March 22, 2020, 08:55 PM   #55
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1. AMT 44 Auto Mag, six inch barrel. 2nd choice, Wildey 45 Win. Mag pistol. 3rd- Chiapas's Rhino six inch.
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Old March 22, 2020, 10:15 PM   #56
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Handgun I will likely never own.

My "Holy Grail" would be a S&W K-32. I have two older K-38's and enjoy handloading, casting, and shooting for them. However, I am fond of very light loads and a K-32 being chambered for .32 S&W Long would be a joy to shoot as is my P-frame (is that what they called the precursor to the J frame but with a leaf mainspring?) .32 S&W Long. But given that it does not have adjustable sights (just that damned groove down the top strap), I am sure a K-32 would be a joy to shoot.

The reason why I will never have one...the price, price, price.
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Old March 22, 2020, 11:42 PM   #57
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Colts Revolvers

Have always been a huge fan of Colts...

Always wanted a Diamondback and a Python...

With Python and Diamondback prices going insane, there was no way I was going to pay $5,000 for a Python...

Now that Colt has introduced the Python at about $1,500, I might be able to afford one...

It would not be hard for Colt to make Diamondbacks now that they are making the Cobra...

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Old March 23, 2020, 12:03 AM   #58
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1. AMT 44 Auto Mag, six inch barrel. 2nd choice, Wildey 45 Win. Mag pistol. 3rd- Chiapas's Rhino six inch.
I have a couple Auto Mag 44s, one 6.5" (the standard vent rib model) and an 8" plain barrel. They are not AMT guns, AMT came later, never did a .44, the AMT AUTOMAGs (one word not two) are a different design, the Automag II is a retarded blowback in .22WMR, the Automag III (.30 carbine) IV (9mm Win mag (very rare) ,45 Win mag) and the Automag V (.50AE) are variants of the Browning tilt barrel lock up system.

have a Wildey in .45 Win Mag. Cool gun, odd combination of features.

Friend had a Chiappa 4" and I got to handle it, but he sold it before I got to shoot it. Really strange feel. Not "bad" just ..different.
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Old March 23, 2020, 09:20 AM   #59
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Ignoring historical options I think the more reasoable answer for me is a Sig P220 10mm Legion SAO or Hunter.

I really like them, the feel, the trigger and accuracy.

But at the end of the day I know they won't actually shoot any better in my hands than my humble RIA 10mm 1911.
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Old March 23, 2020, 02:56 PM   #60
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Colt Python 4 inch barrel. royal blue
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Old March 24, 2020, 12:56 PM   #61
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Colt Python. Just too many hoops to jump through in New Jermany to make it worthwhile.
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Old March 24, 2020, 01:01 PM   #62
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MP5 in pistol configuration.
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Old March 24, 2020, 01:08 PM   #63
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A Broomhandle Mauser, especially a select-fire one.
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Old March 24, 2020, 02:53 PM   #64
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Old March 24, 2020, 04:30 PM   #65
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As an old guy, 73, I grew up watching every Jame Bond film and fell in love with his Walther PPK. Always wanted one..... or a CZ 83.
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Old March 24, 2020, 06:00 PM   #66
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In addition to the Desert Eagle .50 I mentioned before, I've always wanted a Freedom Arms .454 Cas but it's too much money for a gun I'd hardly ever shoot...

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Old March 24, 2020, 06:45 PM   #67
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Old March 24, 2020, 07:43 PM   #68
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The Dan Wesson .44 mag my wife bought me for a wedding gift. I had to sell it due to money problems.
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Old March 24, 2020, 10:32 PM   #69
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I’ve had a lot of wild guns over the years. Auto mags to Pythons. Lugers, Mausers, P38s and everything in between. We I was growing up militaries were pretty cheap. I bought K32s new in 60s. Still have a raft of S&W revolvers and a couple dozen other classics. I like a lot of others would like a Sig 210. I don’t know if it would shoot better than my HiPower Comp model to make it worth the money.
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Old March 25, 2020, 03:38 AM   #70
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That one would be tough to find, as there never was an actual .41 AMP round. There were a handful of .41 caliber Auto Mag barrels, (along with .22, 25, & 30 cal wildcats on the .44AMP case) Never production items. The .41 round on the .44AMP case is known as the .41 JMP (Jurras Mag Pistol) and they are uber rare.

Been a long time and there wasn't a lot of info about the round back then, but if I remember right, the .41 JMP was made to headspace on the case mouth, like the .44, as the small shoulder wasn't enough to be reliable.
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Old March 31, 2020, 03:08 PM   #71
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6” Royal Blue Python. I had an 8” and stupidly sold it but my eye has always been on the 6. Some day.
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Old March 31, 2020, 04:00 PM   #72
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A Colt Bisley in .41 Long Colt chambering.
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Old March 31, 2020, 06:52 PM   #73
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H&K P7. Love them. Shoulda bought one when they were available in the shops, but couldn't quite afford one. Now they're outta sight, for me.
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Old April 2, 2020, 02:26 PM   #74
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Anything on Mateba's auto revolver line. Preferably the Unica series.
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Old April 2, 2020, 03:57 PM   #75
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Not enough cash.

Mint Colt python or Browning Hi power. Remington XP-100 [Custom Shop] chambered in 223.
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