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Offline RODGE

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Bucket List for guns
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:21:19 PM »
Several years ago I started a 'bucket list' of guns I wanted in my possession.  Yesterday I was able to check off one more from the list.  I acquired a 30-40 Krag by Springfield Armory.  Manufactured in 1894 and a serial number in the 12000's.  She's in good condition.  I will now completely disassemble to clean and lube and do some stock repairs.  Don't want to replace the stock due to a cartouche. Will do before and after photo's and post at a later date.  Next on my list is a 1903A3.  That one will set me back a bunch I suspect.  Any of you guys got a bucket list for guns?  Rodge
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Re: Bucket List for guns
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 08:22:23 PM »
Oh yeah!
And the Krag is on it as are all the Standard Service Rifles from Brown Bess forward to AR15/M16/M4. Would like to have some of the issue subguns -- Thompson, Grease gun, MP5 etc., Side arms too Colt Army, M1911.  BAR too as Dad was BAR man USMC 1944 -46. Semi auto versions would be fine.  Fun to think about, more fun to shoot. 
Many years ago I saw a firepower demonstration 'Mad Minute' at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. It was pretty clear that the most significant advance was the introduction of .30 06 in the M1903 then M1. MBR all the way. ;D
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Re: Bucket List for guns
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 12:57:56 AM »
Had a few...  checked a few boxes...

Always liked the BHP, since I was a little kid even, got one on my 21st birthday
Always liked the AR-15, got one on my 23rd birthday (finally stopped tinkering with it in 2011...)
M1 Garand, scratched that itch a few years back (still my favorite)
Last year, finally got a Ruger #1 (.45-70)

I guess there's a couple still on the list... Model 29, doable...  BAR, probably not...  however, as I grow older what I really want is the time and ammo to really wring them out.  I could give away the whole safeful to my daughter, save only the Garand and my better .22, and I'd still have enough to keep me busy.

Also, sometimes I look in the safe and think about the poor folks who -- if they were lucky -- had a lone, time-worn Charleville or Long Land Pattern musket available, and enough shot for a few rounds...  Compared to them I am wealthy and comfortable beyond measure. 
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Re: Bucket List for guns
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 02:11:03 AM »
I would have to say that the Browning m1919 and the M2 are on the top. Full fun versions of course and possibly a Glock 18 but that's a little lower on the list. Would also love to have Rev. War period rifle or two. I've had somewhat of an obsession with the idea of a "Sniper" Mosin that's custom built from the ground up but that one is a little far fetched due to the limitations of the cartridge.
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