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I was sitting in front of my gun safe the other day having a beer and dusting off my collection. My wife wanted me out of her way so she could clean. Nothing needed dusting, and the weather was crap so I didnt want to go any where. I sat there thinking about all the stories these guns could tell. The BB gun sittin there that my G-Pa gave me when I was 5, the .22 he gave when I was 8, and all the other ones I've bought or inherited. Bored with my mind wandering I sat there thinking which one of these firearms I love the most. But the problem was I love them all, and they all have good stories to tell. I told myself pick just one as the one and only! I'm glad my wife wanted me out of the way for awhile because this would not be easy. I picked one after much debate.
 
So this is my question for you guys and gals. If you had to do what I just did which one would you pick and why.  But remember you can only pick ONE! and tell us why!
 
My pick was my Beretta 686 Over & Under
 
I am a O/U nut. I have purchased nicer and more expensive O/U's since then, but this is my true love. I was in my early 20's when I bought her, and I had $1200.00 cash. I was debating between that one and a Browning. But when I put the Beretta up and to my face I knew it was a perfect fit. The gun was priced at $1200, but that was all I had. I asked the guy at the store if he could get me out the door tax and all for the cash I had, and he said yes. He even threw in 2 boxes of shells and a shell bag for free. I had told him I wanted it to shoot skeet, trap, and sporting clays. When I went to count out the money the old guy started laughing and asked me why hands were shaking. I did not realize it, but they were shaking bad. I told him I had never handed over that much cash, I had bought more expensive stuff but never with cash. He laughed and said it was not the first time he had heard that. I spent the next couple of weekends shooting it at the local club, and ran into that old guy later on. We shot 2 rounds of trap, and I beat him both times. A couple weeks went by and ran into his shooting buddy, the old man wasnt around. I asked if he and his buddy had some cash I would shoot with them jokingly. He looked at me funny and asked if I had heard, I said heard what? He said that he had died that week following.
 
So that is the one gun I love more than the rest, She has more stories to tell including my first turkey but my fingers are cramping lol. She even has a name "Double D's"
 
Remember you can only pick one! And please tell us why you love that one.
 
Hey "Old Man" I hope the hunting is good in heaven!
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It would be a toss up between the 1941 Long Branch Enfield No.4 I am restoring but who's stories are some one elses (Oh but what stories they might be)and my Winchester Model 70 that I have owned since summer 1984 and was the first new firearm I ever bought.
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no doubt in my mind here. my grand father was a collector of fine winchester rifles, especially stuff in small calibers. my favorite one is the fine version of a model 43 in a .218bee.similar to the one below except his wears a leupold m8-12x a.o. love that gun shot tons of ammo through it. explosive on pdogs and gophers.




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Originally posted by KY Hick KY Hick wrote:

I was sitting in front of my gun safe the other day having a beer and dusting off my collection. My wife wanted me out of her way so she could clean. Nothing needed dusting, and the weather was crap so I didnt want to go any where. I sat there thinking about all the stories these guns could tell. The BB gun sittin there that my G-Pa gave me when I was 5, the .22 he gave when I was 8, and all the other ones I've bought or inherited. Bored with my mind wandering I sat there thinking which one of these firearms I love the most. But the problem was I love them all, and they all have good stories to tell. I told myself pick just one as the one and only! I'm glad my wife wanted me out of the way for awhile because this would not be easy. I picked one after much debate.
 
So this is my question for you guys and gals. If you had to do what I just did which one would you pick and why.  But remember you can only pick ONE! and tell us why!
 
My pick was my Beretta 686 Over & Under
 
I am a O/U nut. I have purchased nicer and more expensive O/U's since then, but this is my true love. I was in my early 20's when I bought her, and I had $1200.00 cash. I was debating between that one and a Browning. But when I put the Beretta up and to my face I knew it was a perfect fit. The gun was priced at $1200, but that was all I had. I asked the guy at the store if he could get me out the door tax and all for the cash I had, and he said yes. He even threw in 2 boxes of shells and a shell bag for free. I had told him I wanted it to shoot skeet, trap, and sporting clays. When I went to count out the money the old guy started laughing and asked me why hands were shaking. I did not realize it, but they were shaking bad. I told him I had never handed over that much cash, I had bought more expensive stuff but never with cash. He laughed and said it was not the first time he had heard that. I spent the next couple of weekends shooting it at the local club, and ran into that old guy later on. We shot 2 rounds of trap, and I beat him both times. A couple weeks went by and ran into his shooting buddy, the old man wasnt around. I asked if he and his buddy had some cash I would shoot with them jokingly. He looked at me funny and asked if I had heard, I said heard what? He said that he had died that week following.
 
So that is the one gun I love more than the rest, She has more stories to tell including my first turkey but my fingers are cramping lol. She even has a name "Double D's"
 
Remember you can only pick one! And please tell us why you love that one.
 
Hey "Old Man" I hope the hunting is good in heaven!

I just wanted to say, great story and thanks for letting us hear about your memories.  I am not good at telling stories like that, but I guess my favorite gun has to be my Remington Model 1100 12 gauge shotgun Santa Claus brought me when I was 11 years old.  Santa did not collect guns, he liked them and we had two 32 S&W revolvers in the house, one from him and the other from my mom, the later of which was purported to be an old mob gun.  Oh I am southern, but she was Italian and my grandmother lived with us.  I remember I took it at at out lake house with some old ammo and shot it at a pine tree and the bullet stuck in the bark.  Enough of that.  The 1100 was and still is sweet.  I have added a 28 inch barrel with threads for rem chokes.  I used to be a fine shot with it, but I probably could not hit a quail from a point on dog at 25 yards.  Back when I was a kid, we did not have a dog to hunt quail, nor did I ever, but we just used to walk through the fields near the lake house and the quail would rise with a thunder and we got pretty good hitting them with that IC choke on that old barrel.  I still have the barrel and have never shot the gun with the new barrel I got a couple years back.  Yep, that is the gun I love the most.  Great topic.

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For me It would be My Pepper laminate/blue Tikka t3 hunter .308.  I stood beside my son while he took his first big game animal, a 220lb feral hog using that rifle. If I could keep 2, I would add my custom siamese mauser in 444 marlin, because that rifle just feels like an old friend, and will absolutely flatten anything prowling the woods I hunt in.
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KY as you didn't specify type I'm going to say my 1911.It's my favorite because of the history,I'm a first born male 3rd generation Navy.My grand father had one from 1917 to 1920,my father had one from1941 to 1946 & I had one from 1965 to 1969.
 
Another peice of history:I'ts the only gun to have ever captchered a tank,Sgt.York in WWl.
 
My favorited big gun:5"38....Now that had some recoil [:}
 
My favorite rifle:Rem R5 milspec in .308.Took me 2 yrs to totally personalize it & it shoots like tac driver!
 
Sorry for exceeding the 1 gun rule but you wanted a little historyBig Smile
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dont care what kind of gun, pistol, shotgun, or BB. Just want to see the luv out there. LOL.
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The one I cherish the most would be my Winchester model 88 chambered in 308. My wife went to a gunshow with me right before our second Christmas together ( married that is ). I had used her fathers' 88, and really liked it. So the only one in the show was a post 64model that was still new, unfired. $415 in 1992, was a lot of money for us just starting out good. She could tell I liked the rifle. I went to the restroom, and when I got out, there she stood with it, and said " Merry Christmas".
 I use that rifle on every 1st hunt of the season. I have other 88's in different calibers, and have other nice rifles of varying grades, calibers, and manufacturers, but this 88 from her is the most cherished. 
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My Ruger .44 sporter carbine.  Have walked the woods with her for 40 years and has never let me down if I was up to the task.  She now wears glass in deference to my older eyes.
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  What else.  My .300 S&W.  I do upgrade scopes on it.  4X Conquest now.
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My re-stocked 300H&H Sako.
 
This rifle belonged to my father, which he bought in the mid 60's. Many an interesting hunt this rifle has been on. I have done my fair share of hunting with it. The bolt is super slick and oozes a feel of quality.
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300 Weatherby deluxe .. I just had to have one after I saw my girlfriends ( now my wife) fathers 270 Wby Deluxe ,.. Like the Mercedes of rifles



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Most nostalgia-inducing: My 94 Winchester in .32 Win Special. It was my first "big" gun given me by my father in 1958 when I was 10. It was brand new.
 
On my very first hunt with it that fall, a very foggy and crisp October morning in the forests of NE Washington State, a large whitetail buck was jumped by my Dad and crashed its way through the dark enshrouded woods towards me.
 
It appeared surreally from the fog at a trot onto the little ridge cap opening in which I stood, it's antlers high and forward. There was no color, only whiteness of the fog and the darkness of the trotting buck at whom I was for a second transfixed with a sort of disbelief.
 
Bringing that '94 to my shoulder I fired and was startled by the large sheet of brilliant white/orange flame which exploded forward from the little carbine barrel.....and another......and another, a total of four at my first buck as he was again enveloped by the fog.
 
Heart pounding, and running toward his tracks, emotions began to crash as I could find not a drop of blood. My Dad soon joined, but despite being able to follow the tracks a great distance, it soon became evident the buck was untouched.
 
And then my Dad asked the question that has haunted me to this day: "Where did you hold on him, kid?" There had been, of course, so many things to think of, and such powerful adrenalin surging, and the hypnosis of that ghost-like gray buck trotting across my view, that I had given no real consideration to such detail. I had of course confirmed that J.M. Brownings lever-action design was fast and smooth and a thing of beauty to behold.
 
And it still is, with a special position in the rack, and a magical ability to transport me through six decades, viewed by me with reverence.
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Toss up between the 300 Wby Accumark, which is a blast to shoot, or .270 Vanguard "youth carbine" model. It's light, short, handy, and very accurate.
Accumark
 
 
.270 on the bottm. With that short LOP, and 20" barrel, it is a quick handling little rifle......And, as you can see, she's seen some use.Big Smile


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you got something against wby?Bucky
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Originally posted by Terry Lamb Terry Lamb wrote:

Most nostalgia-inducing: My 94 Winchester in .32 Win Special. It was my first "big" gun given me by my father in 1958 when I was 10. It was brand new.
 
On my very first hunt with it that fall, a very foggy and crisp October morning in the forests of NE Washington State, a large whitetail buck was jumped by my Dad and crashed its way through the dark enshrouded woods towards me.
 
It appeared surreally from the fog at a trot onto the little ridge cap opening in which I stood, it's antlers high and forward. There was no color, only whiteness of the fog and the darkness of the trotting buck at whom I was for a second transfixed with a sort of disbelief.
 
Bringing that '94 to my shoulder I fired and was startled by the large sheet of brilliant white/orange flame which exploded forward from the little carbine barrel.....and another......and another, a total of four at my first buck as he was again enveloped by the fog.
 
Heart pounding, and running toward his tracks, emotions began to crash as I could find not a drop of blood. My Dad soon joined, but despite being able to follow the tracks a great distance, it soon became evident the buck was untouched.
 
And then my Dad asked the question that has haunted me to this day: "Where did you hold on him, kid?" There had been, of course, so many things to think of, and such powerful adrenalin surging, and the hypnosis of that ghost-like gray buck trotting across my view, that I had given no real consideration to such detail. I had of course confirmed that J.M. Brownings lever-action design was fast and smooth and a thing of beauty to behold.
 
And it still is, with a special position in the rack, and a magical ability to transport me through six decades, viewed by me with reverence.


ExcellentExcellentExcellent Well done. I have the same gun (from my Dad also).


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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

you got something against wby?Bucky
If you look real close, one of them isn't a Wby.
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My 270 my dad bought me for big game hunting.  I have many memories with that gun and hunting with my dad, and him using that gun when elk hunting with me while I used my 300 WM.  Wouldn't trade that gun for the world.
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