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    Unhappy Whats your gun show dream gun?

    Let's say you go to a gun show and you spot a gun/rifle. You instantly buy it. Money isn't an issue, and its exactly your dream gun. What would it be?

    Im seeing alot of gun show posts, so im just wondering. Im going to a show this saturday.

    I would really like a large bore 1885 high wall, maybe even a sharps. But I know thats just wishful thinking.

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    I would say that legality would FAR FAR FAR more be a problem than cost. Then again if I'm going for the gold it's going to be field artillery or a rock and roll MG-42 (I'd gladly settle for a nice MG3 or Yugo M53.) Why stay small?

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    A winchester 71 deluxe. No rust, some scabbard wear from an old man with lots of hunting stories about it. Selling it cause you can't get ammo for it no more.

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    In a lever, it would probably be a Uberti 1873 sporting rifle in .45 Colt
    a bolt action would have to be a CZ 550 or 557 American chambered in 6.5x55

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    An original Winchester 1895 in 303 British.

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    A Marlin Cowboy 94 in 44-40 or a Savage 1899 octagon .32-40.

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    A Marlin 1894, 44 magnum with a 1 in 20 twist that was in a take-down format.

    But, this gun does not exist and never will as long as the powers that be are deaf to their customers requests.
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    Bion, a lever action .30 Carbine. I've read, but never seen, that Marlin had made one -- maybe (?) Model 62? -- and I've always thought it might be a fun lever to own.
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    Not s lever gun but my dream would be to find s Dan Wesson revolver in .41Mag.

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    Actually that just happened to me last month. I went to a small show and out of all the tables there was only one older guy that had things I was interested in. He once had a home shop with machine tools to do home gunsmithing with but since moved and had a few unfinished projects for sale. I have been looking for a Win. Low wall for a long time with a bad barrel but good wood and good working action at a reasonable price.
    So this guy has a nice low wall that he already rebarreled to 45 Colt (new barrel in the white ) added a new Marbles tang peep sight and globe front sight and the wood is in great shape and is the shotgun butt style that I wanted also..
    As I was looking at it the guy was apologizing for it being unfinished while I am thinking this is great exactly what I have been looking for then he says if you really think you would want it I'll take $ 450 for it. Well I almost broke my arm reaching for my wallet to pay him. He also offered a T J' s barrel liner 27" long for a 38-55 he's had for sometime for a really good price and even though I didn't need it I bought it also.
    If I would have brought more cash I would have bought more of his stuff but he said he would be back in the spring show so maybe I will go back then if my mind hasn't changed on buying more guns and parts. I have been working for the past couple years to downsize my guns I don't shoot much and have a table at a gunshow the weekend of Jan. 18-19 but when I find a gun like that low wall even on my death bed I will have to buy it.

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    highwall 1885 38-55 case hardened makes me tremble with excitement just thinking about it

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    A Winchester/Browning/Miroku Model 1885 Low Wall in .45 Colt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brass410 View Post
    highwall 1885 38-55 case hardened makes me tremble with excitement just thinking about it
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    A Winchester/Browning/Miroku Model 1885 Low Wall in .45 Colt.


    Either one of these. with the 45 Colt being first choice.
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    Winchester 1895 takedown with a shotgun butt in 405 WCF. Winchester 1876 in 50-95. Winchester 71 Deluxe. The list goes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgerkahn View Post
    Bion, a lever action .30 Carbine. I've read, but never seen, that Marlin had made one -- maybe (?) Model 62? -- and I've always thought it might be a fun lever to own.
    geo
    George,
    I know Marlin chambered the mdl 62 in .256 Win mag, and if my memory serves, it was also offered in .30carbine.
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    I'd be looking for a Savage Mdl 16 Weather Warrior(stainless steel nomenclature) chambered in .250 Sav that hasn't been shot the thousands of times mine has! All with cast boolits tho, and she's still going strong!
    It's all chicken, even the beak!

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    If I went to a Gun Show and came across a M-14 Paratrooper rifle, i'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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