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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2022, 12:53:53 PM »
Mine's a triple, I call it the "Roughing It!" set.   As described early in Roughing It! by Mark Twain, there are three passengers (including him) in the stagecoach to Virginia city who are armed.   They have (and I now have):

1)  A Thurber and Allen pepperbox.   Mine operates.   I'm yet to load and fire it, but it will revolve and pop caps on all 6 chambers.

2)  A Smith and Wesson model 1.  Again mine operates, but I have to figure out how to manufacture some .22 short BP rounds for it so am yet to fire it

3)  A Colt 1849 Pocket.   Mine is a Colt reproduction (3rd generation, so Italian manufacure).  Again haven't fired it but no reason it wouldn't fire.



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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2022, 01:34:32 PM »
Nice, I like that brace of arms.   I have a pepperbox replica in .22 that definitely pops caps.   Keep meaning to work it up for one of the double action side matches, but have not been that ambitious.

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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2022, 05:11:03 PM »
I’m very fond of a pair of Colt open tops in .44 Colt.
Also very fond of that caliber. Only shoot BP loads in these revolvers.
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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2022, 05:34:50 PM »
My reply probably won't be popular, but I'd probably have to say (If forced to narrow it to just one) my Mini-14. It was the first centerfire I ever owned, I've shot more coyotes with it than I can remember and it's never let me down. I've just about completely shot the barrel out of it, but if I do my part it will still do all that a Mini is supposed to be capable of.

If I'm limiting the list to my old or old style guns, I'm probably going to have to say my Remington Lee. It's one of the 250 that the army sold to the Mass. Naval Brigade and it still shoots well even if it doesn't always extract well.

If limiting it to handguns, I'm going to have to say my 1954 production Smith and Wesson K-38

I'd better stop. I could probably go on all night.
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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2022, 06:45:01 PM »
Well, kinda hard to pick just one, but:
Pistols —probably my Uberti New Model Russian in .44 Russian caliber.
Rifle —Uberti ‘73 carbine (w/engraving) in .45 Colt
Shotgun —Stevens 235 (22”) hammergun 12-gauge
Buffalo — rebarreled original Remington Rolling Block in .45-70
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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2022, 07:33:07 PM »
For pistols, mine is definitely not the Cimarron Model P in 32-20 that I can't seem to swap off (just not a fan of small bores), but it is the only NCOWS-suitable handgun I have on hand currently.  Favorite handgun in the battery is probably my Ruger 44 special flattop.

I've got a 45-70 trapdoor I'm rather fond of, still working up loads.  Shotgun would be my Parker VH ("favorite" doesn't mean I can hit much with it!). 

Now my favorite amongst the guns I've had and traded off, or had the opportunity to shoot, would be another matter!
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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2022, 09:10:38 PM »
One man's meat is another man's poison,
 I happen to like the 32/20 and have several...

I'd put my Colt SAA 7 1/2 " in my favorite grouping (has to be in a group, but defiantly one on the list)   
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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2022, 06:58:29 PM »
Even if I did have one I could never admit to having one favorite gun. It would make the others jealous.
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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2022, 10:41:38 PM »
My reply probably won't be popular, but I'd probably have to say (If forced to narrow it to just one) my Mini-14. It was the first centerfire I ever owned, I've shot more coyotes with it than I can remember and it's never let me down. I've just about completely shot the barrel out of it, but if I do my part it will still do all that a Mini is supposed to be capable of.

If I'm limiting the list to my old or old style guns, I'm probably going to have to say my Remington Lee. It's one of the 250 that the army sold to the Mass. Naval Brigade and it still shoots well even if it doesn't always extract well.

If limiting it to handguns, I'm going to have to say my 1954 production Smith and Wesson K-38

I'd better stop. I could probably go on all night.

Hey Jerry, never owned one, but shot a friend's years ago.  It was so cool to shoot at a 100 yard target and watch the bullet holes appear in a 20x scope.

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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2022, 08:56:28 AM »
Got a 1911 I carried in the Gulf that I'm mighty fond of,  but I'd  have to say my .50-70 Shiloh Business Rifle.  Added bonus: don't even need a scope to see the holes at 100 yards.   ;D
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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2022, 07:11:17 PM »
I have given this some thought because I have a couple of guns given to me by people I think a lot of.  The one I chose is a cased shotgun that came from Scotland in 1836. My parents purchased it at a farm auction wile I was in the army and gave it to me when I came home for Christmas in 1967. I also had all the background on the history of the gun. It belonged to a very important founding citizen of Ray county.  I could not sell the gun, but felt it needed to be where others could enjoy it. I donated it to Ray county museum.

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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2022, 04:26:59 PM »
Well, my new one today is the one I picked up yesterday at Rock Island Auction
A Parker Bros. hammered 10 ga. B grade with lots of engraving and extra fancy
damascus barrels. There is a guy that goes to local gun shows that restores
those type barrels, absolutely beautiful. He is going to look at it next week
 mfd 1882, 140 years old, the same as my 73 Winchester.


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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2022, 06:56:30 AM »
I picked up a Uberti Cattleman in .45 Colt at the local gun show. This one has the 4 3/4" barrel. I already have the 7 1/2" barrel, the 5 1/2" barrel, and the 3 1/2" new sheriff model, so now the collection is complete. I'll do a thorough cleaning and inspection of the latest addition and then go make some noise.

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Re: What is your favorite gun that you own
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2022, 06:24:01 AM »
Hey Jerry, never owned one, but shot a friend's years ago.  It was so cool to shoot at a 100 yard target and watch the bullet holes appear in a 20x scope.

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I really can't imagine a need for a 20X scope on a Mini, but to each his own. I did watch the bullet hit the coyote through the scope one time though. That was pretty cool.
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