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I would have to say that my "favorite" would be the M1 Carbine that my dad bought my grandfather back in the 60's. Back then, active military (Captain, USNR) could purchase 'obsolete' firearms through CMP. (Still can, but procedures are a lot different now!)

My grandfather passed away a few years later and recently my uncle "returned" the rifle back to us. It had been well kept, cleaned and oiled, and used as a varmint rifle around the ranch house in south Texas. Well, I still use it for that purpose - 2 or 4 legged varmints.

What's not to like about an M1 carbine - it's light as a feather, semi-auto, 20 round clip, very little recoil, and still deadly accurate in the hands of anyone who "grew up" using military open sights. There's all of the above, PLUS the sentimental value it has from being passed down through three generations. (Me, Dad, Grandfather) And some day it will get passed down to generation # 4.

P.S. HM, did I stay within your guidelines???

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I really don't think I could pick a "favorite" as they all mean so much to me. I'll just name off some of the top ones instead.

My 1876 Winchester would definitely be one of them. My great uncle won it in a card game sometime back in the 40s. That rifle was carried by the Maxwell Brothers, a gang back in the 1800s that were in Wisconsin, Illinois and I even think they spent some time in Nebraska. Anyway, that rifle supposedly shot a Sheriff in my town back then (and probably a bunch of other people, critters and who knows what else). There was a book written about those Brothers and in the back it has a picture of the rifle sitting in our local "history museum" on display, which used to be the courthouse. One of the brothers was put on trial in that courthouse and was pulled down the stairs and outside by a mob of towns-people and was hung in a tall oak tree. Pretty interesting story and I am proud to own such a firearm.

This is the man that carried the rifle. Ed Maxwell.



Another would be my Grandpas 410 shotgun. He passed away this spring so that shotgun means a lot to me. RIP.

I've got plenty of other favorites, but since I already said two I'll save them for another time. :)
 

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I thought when I originally saw the question it would be a long rifle of some kind, but after pondering for a while I think my favorite has to be my carry gun. Glock 22. It is a blast to shoot, and just in the relatively short time I've owned it I've probably put more rounds through it than any other. It seems like it has become part of my rib cage as it rarely leaves my shoulder harness.
 

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Favorite right now would be the T/C Triumph.. Still love shooting it and hunting with it. Its a good looking piece as well. All camo with a Nikon prostaff riding on top. I guess that is why its my current favorite.

Now if you said if you had to get rid of all guns except 1 it would be a different story.
 

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WD, that's one heck of a gun and history. I too would be proud to own something like that. I've been trying to decide which one I would pick and probably my 1968 Remington 870 16 ga. Not that is the best gun I own but simply it was my first Christmas present firearm at age 14. I had been using/taking some of my Dad's shotguns (sometimes/most times without his knowledge) and he pretty much figured it was time to have my own. Back then I would carry it on my bike down the street to shoot black birds over the corn fields. Mom must have told Dad she was buying me shells! :wallbash:The gun is still in ex condition today and will go to my son, no different than the rest of the guns. :mellow:
 

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I do not have a large collection but I still could'nt choose a fav. they all mean a lot to me in different ways
I have my first gun I purchased myself
I have guns that I inherited
others that were gifts
& others I purchased for my daughter to use when we hunt together
just to hard to pick one
 

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Favorite Rifle

For discussion, what is your favorite firearm in your present collection and why. Please follow the guide and only pick one to post,
My favorite rifle is a 1958 Winchester Model 70.I bought it in 1990 from a friend before he passed from cancer.It is a .243 caliber and I have taken 40 plus deer with it.Last year I took a doe in October and a buck with 9 points on a broken rack in November.I like 100 grain Remington core-lokts in it.
 

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My favorite is my Model 70 Winchester chambered in 300 WM. It has Bausch and Lomb Elite 4200 and a timney trigger.

It is my favorite for a couple of reasons. My wife bought it for me as an anniversary present about 18 years ago when we lived in Georgia. It has killed a large number of white tails and feral pigs.

I have also used it for coyotes and prairie dogs.

The versatility in loads and bullet weights make it capable of hunting just about anything. It dropped a 2000+ pound buffalo.

In a nutshell, sentimental value, versatility and accuracy.
 

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My favorite would be my Model Winchester 67a that belonged to my great grandfather,bought new between 1936 & 1938 for seven dollars a lot of money at that time.I dont shoot it anymore cant see the sights and dont want to have it drilled & tapped. Favorite to shoot 50th ann. Ruger blackhawk 357.:wacko:
 

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My favorite would be my Model Winchester 67a that belonged to my great grandfather,bought new between 1936 & 1938 for seven dollars a lot of money at that time.I dont shoot it anymore cant see the sights and dont want to have it drilled & tapped. Favorite to shoot 50th ann. Ruger blackhawk 357.:wacko:
Bought my first firearm back in the late '70's. It was a Ruger Blackhawk with a 6 1/2 inch barrel. It was my home protection for mama and the kids, since she took a liking to it right after we got married.

Ever since picking up a couple of auto pistols, the Blackhawk was kind of relegated to the back of the gun safe. Then last year I brought it out of hibernation and started shooting it again. Found out how much fun it was to shoot all over again. There's something to be said about having to go about things like they did back 100 or so years ago - cock then shoot, cock then shoot, etc.

Did put some Pachmyr (sp?) grips on it since the old wooden grips were too short and there was nothing left to wrap my pinkie finger around.

Would sure like to see some pics of your 50th anniv. edition. Hint! Hint! Hint!

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my favorite is the Remington field master 22 my father gave me for christmas he actually put a red rider bb gun under the tree wrapped, and when I opened it I was so disapointed , but later he tricked me into looking under his bed for something and there it was. that was 37 years ago and I still shoot squirrels with it today, with the help of my two mountain feist,can never outgrow smallgame.
 

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I didn't meet my real father until a few years back and with him I gained a large family that loves motorcycles, hunting, and cutting up as much as I do. I met them all Christmas eve 2008 I believe. My grandfather was a hillarious agitator. Acted mean as hell and loved everyone with a passion. One of a kind. He was alive for 9 months after that before losing to congestive heart failure.

Over the years he had given every one of his grandsons a old rifle that he had collected over the years. Right after met him, he gave me a old Rutger 22 pistol. Said I was special so he wanted to do something different.

Christmas 2009, we drew numbers for all the guns that he had left and I got his newest hunting rifle. A Ruger 270. Everytime I shoot a deer with this gun it is like I am hunting with him. Something i never got to do.
 
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