Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grail Guns

Pretend we're sitting around the campfire talking about grail guns. What do you buy? You know the one. It's what you would buy when the rich uncle you know nothing about leaves you 50 million dollars. The first one, anyway.

Leave your choices in the comments and I'll post some of them on the front page.

31 comments:

aczarnowski said...

A Barret M82A1 in 50BMG, glass, reloading setup, and a suitable range.

Unknown said...

A nice vintage Thompson, probably an M1921 (though I wouldn't turn my nose up at an M1928).

One of the Colt Gatling Gun reproductions in 45-70.

Barrett B. said...

Barrett M82A1 here, too, though I want the CQ variant. With my given name and my love of short barreled rifles, this one has been on my list for years.

Tony Tsquared said...

I had an AEK-919 when I was in Afghanistan. It is an obscure little Russian knock off of an Uzi. Mine had a suppressor that was shot out so I used it without the can and the shoulder stock collapsed. I traded it for 2 bottles of Scotch and 150 Euro when US contractors were stripped of their right to carry.

cryptical said...

Stoner 63. Plus a pallet of ammo.

bluesun said...

Honestly, it's one that I already have, my GP100. Not very inventive, but I just love it.

drjim said...

Dillon Aero minigun, and a couple of semi's full of 7.62.

You did say a rich uncle, right?

Dave H said...

First thing I'd buy is 50 acres in a free state and build a shooting range on it. THEN I'd go shopping for guns.

I think I'd like to have a set of cowboy guns (a pair of Colt SAAs and a Winchester 1892) that's made the trip through Doug Turnbull's shop.

I should drop by Turnbull's. It's only about 20 miles from where I live.

knirirr said...

Without any doubt it would have to be a Webley-Fosbery revolver. I could legally own one, but their price and availability would be an issue.

newrebeluniv said...

M-60 machine gun.

Ancient Woodsman said...

Cryptical beat me to it, but if not that Stoner then an original minty Winchester Model 75 Sporter, preferably museum-quality untouched & unfired - like one of those forgot-in-the-back-room factory samples that Savage was disposing of in the late 1980's. Always had the hots for one and never could afford it.

Thanks, rich uncle!

Old NFO said...

Walker Colt.

Glen Filthie said...

I spent my life as a gun slave in search of the grail. Unlike most I found it. Several, actually.

Springfield M1A match gun
A Uberti 1876 in .45-75
A Uberti 1860 .44 Percussion
His & Hers CZ .22's.
A 20 bore SxS by El Cheapo in Spain

Probably got about 20 others that are all grails too. I ain't buying anymore guns. Except maybe another AR... But that's the last one, I swear!!!!

The best gun, boys, is the one you have. Get out and use it. Take the family. Have fun.

There's a Youtubing Texan out there who shoots up his back yard with new and vintage guns and then proudly proclaims 'Life Is Good!'. The man is a philosopher king. Wish I could recall his name.

burt said...

I want my Navy M14, exactly the way I had it in the Navy. Selective fire would be nice, but not necessary. At least a dozen Navy-issue magazines, my Navy magazine belt, plenty of ammo, and (as aczarnowski noted) a suitable range.

abnormalist said...

STG44
M2
weatherby mark v in 460 weatherby. Because everyone needs a rifle that is approved for whaling!

This here is my Orca rifle...

LoFan John said...

A good original Spencer rifle and a good reproduction Spencer to shoot. The Spencer, besides being an interesting mechanism, is a gateway into a lot of history: old Abe's test-firing of it, manufacturing issues, military issues, etc.

Dirk said...

$50 million? Buy a gun store. Then I can get all the toys I want.

Sherm said...

The Model 1910 FN Browning used to assassinate Archduke Ferdinand and his wife. I question whether any other gun had as large an impact on world history.

Of course if you really want to wow the guys around the campfire you would have to pull out one of the pistols used in the army trials that first selected the, now, 1911 as the standard side arm.

chuck w said...

An Artillery Luger with all matched numbers, original holster/stock, and snail drum.

Weetabix said...

Browning SA-22, preferably an old beautiful one.

Goober said...

Old NFO - you mean an original Walker Colt (super rare and insanely dangerous to shoot?), or a reproduction?

Because a reproduction is like $250 and can be had in any state and shipped via mail. That's not exactly a grail gun. If you want one, go get one.

Goober said...

An AAA grade wood stock mauser in a caliber that starts with a 4 that's been toted around Africa for at least a half a century.

Preferrably one owned by Capstick, Pretorious, Rourke, or some other famous hunter type.

Archer said...

Couple of bricks of .22LR. ;)

Oh, you were being serious! OK, then.

Grand-dad's all-original Colt 1911 (which he still has).

Pre-68 Marlin 336: one each in 30-30 Win, .357 Mag, .44 Mag, and .45-70.

M1 Garand.

M1 Carbine.

A decent AR or two. (I feel like the only guy on the Internet who doesn't have at least one!)

Plus a few cases of ammo.

Oh, and another +1 on the "back yard more like a back 40, with a range".

drjim said...

Archer-

You're not the only one who doesn't own an AR.

Although I do have something in the works.....

gruvinbass said...

MP-40

NotClauswitz said...

An aerial Lewis gun in .30-06 or .303 - I don't care which.

rinfanti said...

A couple sets of belt fed .50s and .30 and a B-17 to carry them in...

Raptor said...

An original Seattle-manufactured Detonics Combat Magnum. One of the stainless steel or nickel-plated variants, and just to make it a real grail gun, in .38 Super.

A Bren Ten in 10mm (of course) with at least a half-dozen working magazines.

A Mannlicher-Schonauer M1903 carbine w/ full-length stock and double set triggers.

hightecrebel said...

My grail gun (well, guns) would be the line running up to the 1911 - the Colt 1900/1902/1905/1907, finishing up with a WW1 1911.

For the more modern type, I might go for a pair of BFR's in .45-70 & .30-30. You know, for that whole ammo compatability thing between pistol & rifle...not at all just for the looks I'd get loading those cartridges into a revolver.

weaponoffishdestruction@gmail.com said...

1. a very rare pair of PMR-30, with sequential S/N's. (these are not normally grail guns but, try finding a pair for less than 700.00ea. MSRP 413.00) Last gun show here, 1200.ea for a pair of 22mag plati-pistols!
2. Barrett M82A1
3. My buddy's dads, 29-2 or his T/C ported in .41.

Not out of my price range, I'm just picky.


ZerCool said...

Mine is far from the pricetags many are listing, but my grail is and has been a correct, US Property marked, Ithaca Gun Co 1911A1.

I've run across a few when the bank account hadn't a chance of supporting it. They aren't terribly uncommon. I'm sure I could hop on gunbroker and order one up, actually... but half the fun is the hunt. Stopping in little out-of-the-way shops to ogle the used racks. Carefully checking serial ranges, inspector cartouches, etc.