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Most collectable gun you've owned

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  1. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    Picked up on this idea from Big Heap so its for him.
     
  2. vdt

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    byf 4224 9mm P.08...from Duepe
     
  3. 635 G

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    Can't say its the most collectible gun, but its the most meaningful---Springfield Armory M1-Garand, D-Day edition, never fired with all the goodies---it is a keep sake- to say thanks to all the WWII vets who saved the world & the gun that gave them an edge when it really counted.

    Lou
     
  4. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I had a 1 of 500 Premier Edition Remington 3200 Trap...not super collectable but beautiful none the less
     
  5. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    I bought and still have a Colt Gold Cup elite. Only 500 made. It's a sweet shooter. Murray
     
  6. Fast Oil

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    Remington Mdl 32 Trap. All original.
     
  7. KooJo

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    A Savage Model 99 in 250-3000 which I wish they still made Sav 99, the best lever action that was ever made. Note this rifle is not for sale.
     
  8. striper

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    Back in 1969 I had a like new mod 12 28 ga solid rib skeet gun. I had Dale Goen restock it with the winchester grade B checkering but I kept the original factory stock and forearm. First divorce got that one had to sell to well you know the rest. Used to hunt pheasants with a pigeon grade Browning 28 ga as well.
     
  9. phirel

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    Two come to mind. The first was a Colt Fronter, made in 1883 and was factory engraved. The second was a Philadelphia Fox (it will take a collector to recognize this name) SXS 12 ga. bird gun. I am sure they both now have a happy home, but it is not my home.

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Browning Diana grade matched pair same ser # skeet and trap almost new ( I shot teh trap, skeet was unfired) with boxes but I sold them - Ouch
     
  11. senior smoke

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    a rem 31 skeet, nib,
    steve balistreri
     
  12. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have several antique Winchester 1885 Single Shot rifles, ranging from .22 Short to .50 caliber.<br>
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    For handguns, still have a S&W "New Century" .44 Hand Ejector Triple Lock Target. This is the granddaddy of the N frame line, including the current Model 29 .44 Mag. Mine was made in 1912. Also have a S&W .357 Magnum "Registered Magnum" made in 1936, the second year of production. It's called a "Registered magnum" because each was custom made on order to the customer's specs, right down to the ammo specified and range to be sighted in at. S&W then issued a registration certificate numbered to match a registration number in the yoke of the gun (this was not the serial number). Both of these guns are the zenith of American revolver manufacture, and nothing made before or since in America is of the same quality and craftsmanship.<br>
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    Also had a nice WWI Artillary Luger with shoulder stock and holster. I bought it not so much as a collector's piece, but for small game hunting. It made the absolute coolest rabbit and squirrel gun. Foolishly I traded it off for a pile of other guns.<br>
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    Oh, yeah, still have a Winchester 1895 lever action rifle in 30-06, which I hunt with from time to time (when it's not raining, which isn't often here). It was made in 1926. It has three custom features. It's a takedown, and fewer than 900 of this model were takedowns. It has a special order buttplate, and fewer than 500 were so ordered. It has a Lyman receiver sight, and fewer than 500 had special sights ordered from the factory. There is no record of how rare two or three special features combined on the same rifle are, but no matter how you slice it, this is a rare gun. The bore is mint. The receiver has a worn finish, but still looks good. When I got it, it shot a country mile high with 150 grainers. Found out it was dead on with 220 grainers. I'd like to think this was some old gentleman's well used elk rifle that finally got passed along from his estate.<br>
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    And then there are the other lever guns.....
     
  13. JOND

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    Winchester Model 21 trap. JOND
     
  14. jbmi

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    1941 Luger by byf (Mauser) along with a mint H&R M1 Grand, also a Parker 16ga VH made in Feb. of 1909, I still shoot all three occasionally.
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    My old German Simson,,,heavey ingraved,,,side by side,,,http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p227/fry6969/simson013-1.jpg
     
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    Two Europa 62's. And these will take a good Krieghoff man/woman to recognize. Will post pictures if you want.
     
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    Colt Diamond back 21/2 barrel in 22 cal. Wish Id never sold it. Oh well
     
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    Mauser Broom Handle

    Bullard target Rifle in.32-40
     
  19. Ahab

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    Grade 4 Model 12 from the Custom Shop with all the boxes and paperwork and an unfired Savage 1895 Centennial .308.
     
  20. CalvinMD

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    JBMY...do you know what it means for the Luger to be built by byf??? It means it was built by skilled war prisoners
     
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