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Old May 5, 2018, 09:33 PM   #26
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Ruger Single Six convertible (stainless / walnut)

SKS shorty (Norinco)
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Old May 6, 2018, 02:42 AM   #27
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For me right now it is the Pedersoli 1874 Sharps in 45/70 with soule sights and a 34” barrel. Am now considering buying another from C-Sharps in a 30” barrel nothing fancy as my hunting rifle something that I do not mind getting a few scratches. Also considering a low wall in 22 magnum. I love these rifles.
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Old May 6, 2018, 03:06 PM   #28
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Pre 64

My favorite, an old M70 Featherweight in 358 Win with an outstanding factory stock.

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Old May 6, 2018, 04:42 PM   #29
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For handguns, the Coonan & Tanfo 10mms always bring a smile out.

Lots of fun rifles, but my favorite just to sit and play with is my Browning T-Bolt. Smooth, accurate & great trigger. I love the straight pull action, just a joy to use.
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Old May 6, 2018, 04:56 PM   #30
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I smile anytime I see a 99.

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Old May 6, 2018, 05:13 PM   #31
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I have a number of firearms in this category. For this afternoon, I will mention my two Browning semi-auto .22's.
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Old May 6, 2018, 07:51 PM   #32
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Wow Cslinger this pistols are nice but that "BB Gun" is beautiful!
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Old May 6, 2018, 09:30 PM   #33
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The cheapest gun I have - Ruger Charger with pistol tube:



What really makes me smile is the trigger improvement I got by just dropping in a Volquartsen target hammer. Inexpensive and easy.
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Old May 6, 2018, 09:40 PM   #34
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Molot Vepr 7.62x54r.....it’s just fun.
And the Glock 43, just enjoyable to shoot
Remington 870, unsure of the manufactured date but it was my dads. Rust pitted and little varnish left on the wood. Still hit clays like a champ


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Old May 7, 2018, 01:43 AM   #35
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memories

I cannot handle my Grandad's M88 Winchester w/o smiling.....I don't even need to shoot it. Dad hunted with it too. Sometimes I just take it out the safe and set it in the corner and remember. I'd never blink a tear, not me. I killed a small meat buck with it for a sick pal a couple of years ago......I was for sure really grinning that evening.

I cannot handle an M1 Garand without a warm feeling either, maybe not quite a smile, but much appreciation. Those rifles meant so much to so many guys. I've been to the range and younger guys walk up "what kind of rifle is that?". Who would have thought it would have come to that? The M1 is iconic.....I thought.

Recently, a friend sold me his Grandad's 16 ga double, a much worn, but cared for Savage 311A. I had to clean it up a bit, it had seen all the use a gun from the farm and an outdoor family could give it for 67 years...3 generations. But the bores were pristine, and the lock up fair. I've got no use for it, 26" and choked M and IC. I was honored he would offer it to me, I could not refuse his offer. A bird (quail) hunters gun, back when quail hunting was an everyman's sport, and covey's were abundant.
Muzzles worn silver from pushing through thickets. Receiver polished silver from carry, not a speck of case hardening color. Left side of the forearm worn to bare wood, and the barrel above it devoid of blue. I suspect it rode in a scabbard, on a mule or wagon. Maybe in a rack in a pickup. Likely all three. No cracked wood, no cracked butt plate, no really obnoxious scratches, ........... no negligence or drops. This old double was cared for and about, but hunted hard. How many fences has it crossed, coveys has it seen, birds/game it has taken? How many good bird dogs have worked in front of it? Draped open over the forearm at fence line while talk wandered to politics.....Ike maybe, Kennedy, George Wallace? Talk about sea duty in the WWII Pacific navy, (the Dad) and sea duty during Vietnam (son). Later, leaned empty against a tree at lunch, complaining about declining bird numbers?

I like to shoot, but the history and memories connected to my firearms are a big part of for me too.
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Old May 7, 2018, 06:47 AM   #36
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My Savage 99.

My S&W 25-5 in .45 Long Colt. I searched for that gun for over a decade, because I wanted a blued 4", not the standard 6".

My HK P7PSP

My Dad's Ithaca 37.


And, well, really any of my Smith & Wesson revolvers.
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Old May 16, 2018, 06:12 AM   #37
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Ithaca double hammer

My Ithaca double hammer does it.I think it could be the oldest 16 gauge Ithaca double hammer out there.1899 (rare) 32" fluid steel twist.. All others are 30"ithaca hammer
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Old May 16, 2018, 10:25 AM   #38
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Old May 16, 2018, 10:45 AM   #39
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My custom built (by me) Mauser in 6.5x55 - because it's the first gun I ever made and I've taken all (4) my deer with it.

My HiPoint 995 - because even though its ugly it's probably the cheapest gun I've ever bought, but it's accurate, I never clean it and its a lot of fun.

My Lage M11/9 - because FULL AUTO!!!
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Old May 17, 2018, 06:22 AM   #40
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"My Ithaca double hammer does it.I think it could be the oldest 16 gauge Ithaca double hammer out there.1899 (rare) 32" fluid steel twist.. All others are 30"ithaca hammer"

Sweet!

A couple of years ago I was cleaning out a closet at my Mom's (where my Dad grew up, grandparents bought it in 1943) and came across my great grandfathers Ithaca 12 gauge double barrel hammer gun. I thought it had disappeared years before.

Unfortunately mine's in a bit of rough shape so I need to find a restoration service to put it back into shooting form. It also has fluid steel barrels.
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Old May 17, 2018, 09:35 AM   #41
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Any of my government issue rifles/muskets before the M16 came along, all the way back to my Brown Bess Short Land Pattern.
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Old May 17, 2018, 04:01 PM   #42
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My 12 bore.

Nothing like pumping Brennekes downrange for a day of fun! Big holes. A .45 ACP might expand, but a .73 cal slug will never shrink LOL.
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Old May 17, 2018, 09:48 PM   #43
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Any one of my Colt Single Actions. I was cleaning an example one day, feeing the balance in my hand and thought, "you know if no one had ever designed another handgun after this one, we wouldn't have missed a thing."
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Old May 18, 2018, 07:29 AM   #44
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My "Big Smile" List:
1. Ruger AC556 - happy switch = big smile
2. Boberg xr9-s - precision work of art
3. Sig X-Five - best shooter I have
4. Tanfoglio Stock (Stock I) 10mm
Heck, there are many others, but those come to mind first.
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Old May 18, 2018, 02:55 PM   #45
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My 12 bore.



Nothing like pumping Brennekes downrange for a day of fun! Big holes. A .45 ACP might expand, but a .73 cal slug will never shrink LOL.


Nothing like seeing what a Brenneke Classic magnum does to a 220lb buck


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Old May 18, 2018, 08:51 PM   #46
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Winchester 1897 "riot gun"

Really anything John Moses Browning
but that exposed hammer pump gun just really does it for me.
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Old May 21, 2018, 08:27 PM   #47
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.45 caliber flintlock -- handmade -- makes much smoke plus pretty. Browning Mountain Rifle in .50 caliber is 2nd -- percussian while real neat just doesn't fully measure up to the flintlock.

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Old May 21, 2018, 08:30 PM   #48
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Browning Hi Power for me.
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Old May 22, 2018, 10:09 AM   #49
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So many! My lever actions, my single action revolvers, my dear old departed dad's pre-64 Model 70.....but best of all was my second gun, a .22 Savage rimfire bolt action, that I grew up with, shooting rats, squirrels, an occasional sitting grouse, chipmunks and what ever else.
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Old May 22, 2018, 05:06 PM   #50
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Any of my Dan Wesson 1911s.
My Miroku/Winchester 1873 .38/.357
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