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I have a few but I buy mostly new or those used in great shape. Still there are many here that go that way.

The one I wanted first took the longest. It is a 1961 Win 94 30-30. That was in the first catalog I got.

What tops the list?
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I'm still looking for my birth year {1963} Winchester 94 in 30-30 or 32 spl. I found a few over the year's that were used hard and put away wet! I'm in no rush, one day the gods will smile upon me!
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For me, if it's not pre WWI, or even better pre 1900, it doesn't hardly get a 2nd look. There are some exceptions, and I do own a handful of newer guns. But for the most part 90% of my guns are pre 1900.
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The only one I went after on purpose was my year of birth Win 94 30wcf....a 1951. It was shooting into an inch at 50 yards with the iron sights when I got it.. :)
I have a pre-WWII era Win 72 bolt .22....That's the one my Uncle taught me to shoot with. I think he paid five bucks for it.I never shot it on paper because I knew it was balls-on. Shot lots of squills with it and never missed a one.
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The absolute top of the list for me would be a mint condition 1892 Win saddlering carbine in 44WCF
Second place 1st gen Colt Frontier Six Shooter 44WCF
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1895 Winchester SRC in .303 British. I've been chasing one for a long time and when I've seen one it's always been lack of $ with me at the time.
Right behind that would be a US '95 Musket.

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I managed one of my grail guns for Christmas- 1873 Winchester. Next would be a 1892, or a HighWall, or a first gen SAA, or ...
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I have always wanted an original large frame Colt Lightning rifle in 50-95. Not the most reliable guns but like an E-type Jag from the 60's to '71 they just have some unmistakable character when they run. -Tutt
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I've long had a desire for a good 219 Zipper or Donaldson Wasp. Only one of the 30-30 family I haven't loaded for. While I'd prefer a levergun, an old timey varmint/benchrest rig would come home too.

In a general way I'm into any pre-WW1 firearms and some select later stuff up to the 60s or 70s but they mostly fill the role of working guns.


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My grail gun is a pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in .300 Holland and Holland. I know, not that vintage and not lever. But I have always been a sucker for a Model 70, and the .300 H&H seems to me just about the perfect do-all cartridge for North America.
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Bill in Oregon wrote:
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My grail gun is a pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in .300 Holland and Holland. I know, not that vintage and not lever. But I have always been a sucker for a Model 70, and the .300 H&H seems to me just about the perfect do-all cartridge for North America.
That was my first grail gun too. Got really lucky and found mine a few years ago. Grabbed a Rem 721 last year. Good huntin!
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I’ve got a veritable herd of shotguns and the newest is Benelli Montefeltro that’s 35 years old . Most of my doubles are 90 or more years old , all my O/U’s are 50 or more years , my four semi auto shotguns are 35 or more years and my loan pump is 65 years . So I reckon they all fall in the vintage category or just plain “old” . My rifles as a group are younger but most all were made before the millinium . The four Kimber 1911’s are about the newest guns I posses . So for all intents and purposes my accumulation is vintage/old . So with all that being said there are two things I’d like to add before I die . The first being a Parker hammerless 20 gauge with 30 or 32 inch barrels and the other a Parker hammerless 8 gauge . I’ve bid on several 20’s that fit the Bill over the last four months and haven’t acquired any matter of fact I bid on a 20 gauge DHE with 30” barrels while I was at a Pheasent shoot in December via phone and lost out with my final bid being 7G’s next guy went $7250 and I stopped , now bear in mind a 15% premium goes on top of that . That woulda been the most expensive gun id ever acquired if I won it at 7G’s plus the premium . I’ve got my eye on an 8 hammerless I’m just a bit apprehensive to pull the trigger and buy it .
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Before I gave up looking a gunsmith showed me a Winchester 73 in .32/20 he wanted £1200.00 for it even though it looked like it had been left in the desert since the time of the Apache wars...
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Not a lever gun but recently picked up a clean 1906 pump Winchester. Well used but bore is in perfect shape.hard to find with a nice bore.
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My holy grail gun is a Marlin Ballard #7 A1-Extra Long Range in .45-100!! I have the same gun in the plain #7 Long range standard version, and a #4 1/2 A1 Extra Mid range. But the #7 A1 Extra has eluded my bank account. I've come across them for sale, but prices are always well beyond my meager gun fund, as they generally go in the $10k range if they're in nice shape. And rarely see one that isn't in nice shape, as they were expensive new and people who bought them took extreme care with them

This one is a well worn example and still sold for $7500!

https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdju ... /2148-369/
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October Country Great American Hunting Rifle .72 (12 bore) or .75 (10 bore)caliber.
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marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:25 pm
This one is a well worn example and still sold for $7500!

https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdju ... /2148-369/
I’ve bought a few at the big auction houses . Couple at Rock Island and a couple at Poulins but as of yet I’ve never had any luck at Morphys.
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My dream gun would be a Rossi Ranch Hand with the holster so I can pretend to be Steve McQueen. I've been saving up for like 6 years and I'm about half way there. Took me about a decade to save up for my Stevens .22 short and I still don't have ammo for it. Maybe one day.
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Jay, your desire is understandable. The Rossi is a valuable part of many collections and can certainly be a treasured addition. But don't stop with just the Ranch Hand.
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So Jay, talk to your friend Six, is this a genuine Winchester or some clone used by Hollywood. See if you can have him look this over.
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1961 Winchester 94 30-30
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I guess the one I called my grail I got lucky and managed to find 20 years ago. A 73 SRC in 38-40. Not a rare gun, but up here, in good shape, and at a price I could afford, pretty near a miracle.
I've been lucky enough to have, or have had, some neat guns over the years.

Now?
Oh, maybe an original short rifle. Either 73, 92, or 94. No biggie though. I'm not really looking.
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After a long wait a 4 3/4" 45 3ed gen appeared, 79 manufacture in perfect condition.
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After a long wait a 4 3/4" 45 3ed gen appeared, 79 manufacture in perfect condition.
Just out of curiosity, how did you find the year of manufacture?
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2ndovc wrote:
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1895 Winchester SRC in .303 British. I've been chasing one for a long time and when I've seen one it's always been lack of $ with me at the time.
Right behind that would be a US '95 Musket.

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6pt-sika wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:25 pm
This one is a well worn example and still sold for $7500!

https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdju ... /2148-369/
I’ve bought a few at the big auction houses . Couple at Rock Island and a couple at Poulins but as of yet I’ve never had any luck at Morphys.
I've bought zilch from any auction house online. I have bought from a couple small auction houses local to me where I could preview the guns, and always been extremely pleased with my purchases.
I still have a heck of a time bidding and buying guns I can't hold in my hands first! I have bought guns on Gunbroker, or Auction Arms in the past. But the 3 or 4 I've bought were no brainers at the prices I paid, and two were buy it now stupid low prices, so not a tough decision.
I only looks at all the large auctions to stay informed as to where prices are. Otherwise I might get caught buying that holy grail gun someday, and end up overpaying when my heart overrode my good sense.
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Jay Bird: is that an Ohio Ordnance semi-auto BAR or the real McCoy?
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marlinman93 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:37 am
6pt-sika wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 pm
marlinman93 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:25 pm
This one is a well worn example and still sold for $7500!

https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdju ... /2148-369/
I’ve bought a few at the big auction houses . Couple at Rock Island and a couple at Poulins but as of yet I’ve never had any luck at Morphys.
I've bought zilch from any auction house online. I have bought from a couple small auction houses local to me where I could preview the guns, and always been extremely pleased with my purchases.
I still have a heck of a time bidding and buying guns I can't hold in my hands first! I have bought guns on Gunbroker, or Auction Arms in the past. But the 3 or 4 I've bought were no brainers at the prices I paid, and two were buy it now stupid low prices, so not a tough decision.
I only looks at all the large auctions to stay informed as to where prices are. Otherwise I might get caught buying that holy grail gun someday, and end up overpaying when my heart overrode my good sense.
All I’ve bought at the big houses were via phone bids . And of those only one was expensive . It also happened to be the most expensive gun I’ve ever purchased . Once in hand it turned out to be as advertised or slightly better .
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Thank you, I'd seen that list before... one of mine is a 1978, the other a 1982. So, there's no possibility yours could be consecutive with mine... :P :P I won't be making you an offer! :D
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I have 3 79s, offer would not have been accepted anyway ;-)
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Old Savage wrote:
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So Jay, talk to your friend Six, is this a genuine Winchester or some clone used by Hollywood. See if you can have him look this over.
Hollywood got in trouble wit dat gun....short rifle....made dem go to ATF and get biggum stamp.

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Jay Bird: is that an Ohio Ordnance semi-auto BAR or the real McCoy?
Both. :D Ohio Ordnance.......new receiver and barrel and GI everything else....serial number #33xx......the very early ones had the original barrels but they ran out of them....Six says dats a good ting....for that as this gun shoots like a match rifle. My buddy Six used it a few times at a long range match and while he didn't win, he gave dem a run for da bucks against their fancy 6.5's and such. It don't have no recoil....you can choot all day

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My top wanted Winchester: Model 1895 in 30/40 Krag caliber. I'd be OK with .303 British or 7.62x54 Russian. Buy Krag is my thing!!!!
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Jay Bird: nice score on the Ohio Ordnance BAR. hap the opportunity in the mid - late 1990's to buy and never followed through. Still regretting it. Could well imagine you could shoot it on semi all day, but would hate to carry one and its BAR belt all day!
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