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Old June 28, 2021, 07:53 PM   #1
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Name pre-2000 guns you dream of owning

but still haven't yet been able to come by.

Mine, prefer excellent to mint, or at least fully restore-able as by polishing, rebluing and/or stock refinishing (no damaged markings, deep scratches, cracks, rust, marring or pits, no aftermarket receiver drilling)

1. pre-2000 Mossberg 500 field shotgun, 12 ga., blue

2. Savage Model 99 with round counter, plain non-take-down model in a common deer caliber OR Husqvarna Model 3000 Crown Grade bolt-action rifle (common deer calibers include: .308, .30-06, .300 Savage and .270)

4. Colt Lawman Mark III .357 revolver, 4" barrel, blue
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Old June 28, 2021, 08:20 PM   #2
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As a mouse gun fan, I'd like a baby browning.

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Old June 28, 2021, 08:24 PM   #3
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1) .451 (Hexagonal bullet) Civil War era Whitworth sniper rifle
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Old June 28, 2021, 08:44 PM   #4
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Old June 28, 2021, 08:54 PM   #5
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6.5mm Mannlicher Schonauer carbine. The rotary magazine is really cool.
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Old June 28, 2021, 10:10 PM   #6
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I lust after . . .

. . . an M1 carbine. I've had opportunity to buy, but hesitated due to my lack of knowledge about that particular gun and the $1000 price.

Maybe someday . . . .


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Old June 28, 2021, 10:24 PM   #7
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Old June 29, 2021, 10:06 AM   #8
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My Ruger No.1 RSI in 243 that I sold (and should not have)
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Old June 29, 2021, 10:09 AM   #9
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I could come up with a list that fills another big gun safe...

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Old June 29, 2021, 01:10 PM   #10
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Savage Model 99 with round counter, plain non-take-down model in a common deer caliber
All of the Savage 99s with rotary magazines have the round counter. It was one of the selling points of the rifle. Early guns have a brass one, later guns have a steel one.

Takedown 99s ended with WWII. Rotary mag 99s in .308 Win are rare, they supposedly exist, but no one ever seems to see any. Most of the .308s are the later box magazine models from the 60s. Rotary mag 99s in .300 Savage are common. Savage began factory drill & tap for scopes in the 50s, different years for different models. The easy way to check is just look at the gun. Factory drilled & tapped guns had the name moved to the side of the gun. If the name is over the chamber and it has scope mount holes drilled through it, it was not done by the Savage factory.
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Old June 29, 2021, 04:21 PM   #11
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No, I would never buy a rifle with the SAVAGE markings drilled through. That's the dead give away. .300 Savage was a pretty common chambering and the one grandpa had was that caliber. His rotary magazine was brass. I can't even remember noticing a counter on his. Grandpa's Savage had "1899" stamped on it. Might have been the patent date of the model designation. Some Savage Models 99's have been branded Model 1899's. Gramp's 99 (or 1899??) had a straight stock and no checkering. Just original iron sights.
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Old July 6, 2021, 07:56 PM   #12
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Pre-2000? That's easy; I don't want many later than that.

8-3/8" Auto Mag in .357 AMP

1898 Schwarzlose - the Auto Mag's ancestor - any caliber is OK

LAR Grizzly in .50 AE

AMT Automag IV in 10mm AMT Magnum (not 10mm Auto)

original Remington R51 in .380 ACP

Mars Automatic Pistol (any caliber) - because the Brits embraced the weird

S&W Model 3 revolver in .44 Russian
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Old July 6, 2021, 07:57 PM   #13
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Not in the same vein as many here, but I would really like to own a Daewoo K1 or K2.

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Old July 7, 2021, 12:10 AM   #14
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If it was designed by John M. Browning, I want one. Yes, that's a long list...

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Old July 7, 2021, 08:30 AM   #15
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Old July 7, 2021, 11:11 AM   #16
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1895 Winchester in .405 Winchester.
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Old July 7, 2021, 11:28 AM   #17
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Old July 7, 2021, 03:50 PM   #18
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Too many to list and most would be pre 1900.
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Old July 7, 2021, 11:31 PM   #19
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A Sig 550 series. Could not justify typical US market prices back in 2019... 'Pre-Wuhan virus'.



If there were a Century C-93 ("HK") with known solid reliability, and no potential bolt gap (etc) issues, might be a cool rifle. There's no way to find out about a specific gun.
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Old July 8, 2021, 03:26 PM   #20
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Early Dakota model 10 in 7x57 Mauser.
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Old July 8, 2021, 07:24 PM   #21
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Colt Anaconda/Stainless/Colt 45/5 inch (1990). I’ll get one if I have to Johnny Cash it; I don’t care if it doesn’t have a pedigree. I’m gonna shoot it!
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Old July 8, 2021, 11:30 PM   #22
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1886 Winchester, Extra Lightweight, 33-WCF....
Pre WWII Colt SAA in 45, of course, but 44-40 would be acceptable....
Winchester model 55 solid frame...
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Old July 9, 2021, 06:42 AM   #23
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I find many of the old classics much more interesting than today’s offerings & over the last few years I’ve acquired some nice ones that I’ve stumbled across. I’m not actively seeking anything, just couldn’t pass up Marlin 39 Golden & minty Nylon 66 from the 60’s, 1948 Colt Woodsman, Dan Wesson pistol pack from 1979, Colt 1903 hammerless in 32acp made in 1917, & also picked up a new old stock SS Ruger Old Army.
So I’m all over the place when it comes to what I like but I know it when I see it.
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Old July 9, 2021, 09:43 AM   #24
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they made guns past 2000?
ive owned and enjoyed just about all I want from pre 2000. sadly, it was so many, I got rid of most of them and have just few nice shotguns left.
life priorities changes everything with age.

but, if you were to wiggle a franz sodia model 71 under my nose, I might bite.
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Old July 11, 2021, 09:18 AM   #25
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Well, since we’re dreaming here:
Transferable Spandau MG08, because I want to use the phrase “my Spandau” in general conversation.

Transferable MP 40 because they’re cool and I like them
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