Yesterday Howard posted about his grail guns so I thought I would chime in with some of mine. Like him,I basically have everything I really want and use for every day practical purposes. That obviously doesn’t mean there are none out there I still list after.
The gun that is always first in my mind and heart on the want list is a pre war Colt M1911 National Match. Probably the finest semi auto handgun ever made. Old world craftsmanship and a gold standard of the gunmaker’s art. Also now selling far beyond what I am willing to pay and not have a sick feeling afterwards.
I love the Model 70. Especially the pre-64 match rifles. I have always wanted a pre 64 Model 70 match rifle known as the “bull gun.” This is the heaviest barrel version meant or National Matches. The guns came in all the popular rounds for high power shooting during the time. As tempting as 300 H&H mag would be, I would have to stick to the .30-06 version. The stock is proper for use of an optic and iron sights with a wide forearm with ability to mount hand stops and sling swivels for position shooting. The stock is known as the “marksmans stock” and was the same tyoe used on the Model 52.
I’ve always wanted a custom Winchester Hi-wall/Low-wall. Done up as a heavy varmint rifle and scoped with a 15X Unertl. I almost ordered one back in 2001. I couldn’t decide what to have it chambered in and so I waited, Stuff came up and the money I had or it had to be used on something much less pleasing. Now, I think I would get it in .204 ruger. That is likely to change in an hour though.
Of course . Just like Howard I would love to have a M110. Why when I have a Colt 901 ? I don’t know, I just think it’s a pretty cool rifle.
I can’t imagine anyone who is a dedicated AR guy with any kind of brain power not wanting one. ‘Nuff said.