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Old August 1, 2012, 02:53 PM   #101
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A Smith and Wesson model 29 44 mag with a 6 inch barrel
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Old August 1, 2012, 03:43 PM   #102
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Couple of M 57 Smiths and 4 or 5 696s and a new 1932 Colt National Match.
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Old August 9, 2012, 02:41 AM   #103
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a few S&W registered magnums and some unregistered magnums. And a few colt bankers specials in .22lr. Oh and a couple colt ace's. And, about 5 real SVD dragunovs when they were imported. I'd have a small fortune then.
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Old August 9, 2012, 09:03 PM   #104
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I'd go back to 1979 and buy the same Ruger Single Six .22lr/.22wmr that I paid about $170 for at the time at a local hardware store. Only this time around I wouldn't sell it 3 years later.
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Old August 9, 2012, 09:14 PM   #105
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Browning Hi Power

I would have bought a Browning Hi Power before they became a $1000+ gun . Out of the late great JMB's two greatest handgun designs, you can still get a very nice 1911 (IMO plz no flames) sub $700. No one really makes NEW Hi Power Clones anymore (I think Charles Daly was the last and they are bye bye) and the original Browning one is BIG $$$ (at least I consider it expensive but everything is relative/subjective in terms of the pricing of Classic items). I realize there are K's of used stuff out there but I would like a NIB nice Hi Power for the same price I can get JMB's other masterpiece for.
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Old August 12, 2012, 06:54 PM   #106
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all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
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Old August 13, 2012, 12:14 AM   #107
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MP5sd......ten of them.
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Old August 13, 2012, 08:57 AM   #108
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Since I was an Army MP, I'd love to go back and buy a pair of Harpers Ferry flintlocks when they were first made.
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Old August 13, 2012, 03:31 PM   #109
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I already did. I recently bought a Ruger Blackhawk .357 and a Ruger Bearcat, both made in 1965.
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Old August 13, 2012, 07:56 PM   #110
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Colt Combat Elite.
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Old August 13, 2012, 10:09 PM   #111
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I just did go back in time. Found a SIG P210-1 on gunbroker, and felt I needed it. We were both born in 1952.
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Old August 15, 2012, 11:03 PM   #112
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well the BIG problem is that to actually sell any gun made since the atf cut off date of 1899 your going to need paperwork detailing the history of them. and we know that no sw or colt is going to get full value on the retail market without that factory letter.
just for jokes, if you spend some money you can get the detailed history of every peace maker made and sold. ive seen excerpts on letters that said what day and month and year it left the factory and went to the store that sold it to the sheriffs department in arizona in 1897.

also it has to be realistic to the market. seriously, if someone shows up at "big bobs house of firearms curios and relics" with a case of griswold and gunnison revolvers in the original shipping case youll be arrested for forgery of those guns.

but if you showed up with colt 1860 serial #40,500 no one will really have an issue if its in almost pristine condition. or if you have one of the original peacemakers in the original 44 colt.
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Old August 16, 2012, 04:35 AM   #113
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The big issue is going to be paying for the guns "back then".
Be sure to take along your supply of gold or silver. Paper and coin money will look wrong and have those "future" mint-dates on them.

I could simplify this by saying when it comes to Colts and S&W's, I'll take one of each!

- Baby Browning .25ACP
- Colt 1862 Police (several, different barrel lengths)
- Colt 1862 .44 Cal (different barrel lengths)
- Colt Courier - one each in .22LR and .32
- Colt Viper (essentially an aluminum framed Police Positive Special)
- Colt Woodsman
- Colt 1917 .45 ACP
- Colt SAA .45
- Colt Python (early model)
- Colt "Combat Python" with 3" barrel
- Colt Shooting Master (in .357, very rare)
- Colt Commando (several types)
- Colt 1911 - model of 1918
- Colt 1911 - pre-war Blue and Nickel versions
- Colt 1911A1 - One of each WW-II Mfr, three from Colt.
- Colt ACE conversion kits (a crate of 'em!)
- Remington 1878
- Remington 51 .380 (Preferably Patton's)
- Mauser C-96 9mm
- Mauser C-96 Chinese .45 ACP
- P.08 Luger - Both Naval and Artillery models
- P.08 1928 "American" Luger
- S&W .38/44 Outdoorsman
- S&W .32-20
- S&W 1917 .45 ACP
- S&W Model 39 in 7.63 Luger
- S&W Model 39-2 Early model
- S&W Model 41 complete w/muzzle brake
- S&W Model 10 Pencil Barrel 4"
- S&W Model 12 Airweight .38 4" blue
- S&W Model 17 & 18 .22 LR
- S&W Model 27 - 3.5" and 5" blue
- S&W Model 58 - S-prefix serial numbers
- S&W Model 16 - 4" and 6" in .32 Mag
- S&W Model 632 - 2" and 4" .32 Mag
- S&W Model 61 Escort
- S&W Model 696 .44 Special
- S&W Model 49 Bodyguard, blue
- S&W Model 40 Centennial blue (grip safety)
- Walther P-38 Early production
- Gyrojet 13mm
- HK4 pistol set (.22, .25, .32, .380)
- Beretta M1931 .32 ACP Commerical Model
- Webley .38/200 4"
- Webley Mk IV .455
- Webley Bulldog .450
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Old August 16, 2012, 08:08 PM   #114
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A Luger in .45ACP
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Old August 16, 2012, 10:38 PM   #115
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The mint Walther PPS I saw at a gun shop in 1968 in the box and oh what a beautiful deep blue it was!!

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Old August 17, 2012, 01:54 PM   #116
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I'd buy a Walker Colt. Do you have any idea what one of those in mint condition would be worth today?
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Old August 22, 2012, 04:52 AM   #117
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an S&W 10mm revolver. N frame. I understand they don't make em anymore.
You gonna pull those pistols or whistle dixie?
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Old August 22, 2012, 05:29 AM   #118
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Either a Smith Triple Lock or a new Model 3.
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Old August 24, 2012, 10:54 PM   #119
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I like old guns, I really do but to me guns are nothing more than tools.
So, if I could go back in time and acquire a gun, I would acquire the gun that would bring me the most dollars when I returned to reality.
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Old August 25, 2012, 01:21 AM   #120
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Actually.. screw going back in time.. Send me about 200-300 years into the future.. I wanna see what toys await us.
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Old August 25, 2012, 11:41 AM   #121
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First purchase

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My trucks weight in gold and silver.
A crate of mint colt walkers, at least 5 anyway.
A few unopened crates of 1873 winchesters and henrys.
And last but not least a 1905 colt .380. I know they can be found for a relatively cheap price but nothing beats the real brand new thing.
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Old August 25, 2012, 09:12 PM   #122
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After my trip in the "way back machine," I'd buy every cased Borchardt pistol I could get my hands on.
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Old August 25, 2012, 10:29 PM   #123
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Detachable magazine Broomhandle Mauser with shoulder stock holster and wood case.

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Old August 26, 2012, 12:12 AM   #124
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lots of mp5's because I think they are very cool, and tons of magazines for them. Because I think they run $100+ each now?
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Old August 26, 2012, 06:58 AM   #125
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lots of mp5's because I think they are very cool, and tons of magazines for them. Because I think they run $100+ each now?
Yeah, the old 9mm subs were very neat with the Iconic Uzi being one of the MP5's predecessors. Sub machine-guns were and still are a cool class of weaponry.
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