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Old October 20, 2020, 06:46 PM   #51
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My Colt Vest Pocket and my Colt Python.

The Vest Pocket is from 1919 and the Python is from 1961. The Vest is in excellent shape and is a great shooter.

The Python is well worn, I believe it was a police gun, but damn, the trigger is excellent and is a hell of a shooter.
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Old October 20, 2020, 08:56 PM   #52
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Mine would be a Savage Model 99 in 300 Savage that My father purchased when he got back from Vietnam in 1967. He took one buck with it and put it away. Hunting wasn’t his thing. He gave it to me and it looks like new. I took a few deer with it and now it’ retired.
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Old October 21, 2020, 02:28 AM   #53
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My 2 BHP’s, one MK II and one MK III
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Old October 21, 2020, 06:09 PM   #54
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I guess my most favorite handgun is the one I picked for myself because I really like it, I like the gun itself and I like the .40 Cal.
It is no heirloom but just one I really liked..
My 8040 Beretta Cougar
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Old October 22, 2020, 01:40 AM   #55
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If I had to pick one gun period, it would be my Dan Wesson 715. I've had it 14+ years and it was only $269 in near mint condition.


If I had to pick one revolver and one semiauto, it would be the 715, and my Tanfoglio "Mossad" 9mm. My favorite to shoot of all my 9mm guns. Slide to frame fit is just about perfect, DA trigger is OK, but SA is amazing.
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Old October 24, 2020, 07:59 AM   #56
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Well, there are two actually.

A Sig 1911RCS in .45 ACP that son #2 gave me about ten years ago. It's hands down the best carry 1911 I've owned or shot. Alloy frame, Novak night sights, checkered fore and back straps, match trigger and bbl.... you get the idea....all of the carry stuff I like and none of the 'mall ninja' crap.

The 2nd is a Smith M24 in .44 Special, given to me by son #1. With its 6-1/2" bbl., it's not an everyday carry piece but is superbly accurate. Were I challenged to bet the farm on a single shot with a handgun...at any range...it'd be the choice.

A little history is in order here: when my eldest son was 13, (he's now 47), I'd taught him to shoot with a Marlin M39 "Mountie"...a rifle I'd given him for his 8th birthday, and he was VERY good with it. Walking out on our farm, we'd spent many a happy afternoon picking off milk weed pods and thistle tops for practice.

On one especially memorable day, I asked him if he'd be willing to bet his rifle against my M28 Smith...one shot...on a milk weed pod at ~25 yds. He hemmed and hawed but I badgered him into it...(never would have followed up on the bet had I won)....and we went at it....I was pretty confident at the time; two handed from a Weaver stance, I could hit a postage stamp at 25 yds, pretty much on demand...for the first shot. Well...as the old saying says, "never bet a pistol against a rifle, at any range!". So true, and he's had the Smith ever since. A lesson for both of us!!!

Ten years ago, he found another one in a back country gun shop and picked it up for a song. It was my Christmas present that year!

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Old October 24, 2020, 10:27 AM   #57
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6" Blue Python from 1982 and a Radom from 1943 which was a gift. These 2 are definite.
Probably along with everything else in the safe. In the past I have always had sellers remorse
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Old October 25, 2020, 09:36 PM   #58
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My 1979 Colt Python, 4" barrel and nickel finish that I got for my 50th birthday. I can't imagine ever selling it.

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Old October 26, 2020, 03:41 AM   #59
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Trying to make it a policy not to sell any...

But my academy class pistol (custom engraved/inlayed 1911) would not be on any list to sell.
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Old October 26, 2020, 01:27 PM   #60
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That has been with me through 2 home invasions
Sorry man. That's horrible. The statistical odds of that are really, really low.

Anyways, the one I'd never sell: CZ P-01. The first centerfire handgun I ever bought, and I still shoot it better than anything else.
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Old October 26, 2020, 03:51 PM   #61
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It was hidden in plain sight wife's shoe box
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Old October 26, 2020, 05:16 PM   #62
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I have guns that belonged to my dad, a grandfather, and an uncle, and while I cherish them all, the "from my cold, dead fingers" gun is a Colt M1991A1 that I modded myself, twenty years and 20k rounds ago.
I selected and fitted most of the parts, and have shot the gun at matches all over the country.
There was also that time a friend called, who needed a ride to the wrong side of the tracks to recover his stolen car, and the gun went with me then, too.
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Old October 26, 2020, 05:34 PM   #63
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My heirloom firearms will mean nothing to my kids. They are step-kids who only met one of the 5 people connected to them. And, only one of the three has any interest in guns.

If I could ONLY have one, it would be a toss up between a BHP made in the 1950s or the Caspian 1911 that I built from frame/slide.

Why? I love the feel in the hand and I have .22lr conversions for either.

Plus, I have replacement slides for both, if something gets damaged.

I have a lot of others I'd like to keep, but those would be the last two I'd get rid of.

In long guns, it would be my Marlin 39A, from 1954. It just feels alive in my hands and I am very accurate with it.
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Old October 26, 2020, 07:16 PM   #64
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Gramps Fox Sterlingworth...

My kids dont hunt much so I dont know what will become of it. Maybe I should sell so I can control where/how much it goes for, somewhat.
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If I could ONLY have one, it would be a toss up between a BHP made in the 1950s or the Caspian 1911 that I built from frame/slide....Why? I love the feel in the hand and I have .22lr conversions for either.
I've always wanted a .22 LR upper for my Hi-Powers, which units do you have and how well do they work? Best Regards, Rod
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