What's on your wish list these days?

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Monday, May 15, 2017, 14:09 (217 days ago)

It's interesting every so often to ask the question in case it pops up around here and I can forward the info to you.

Here are a few that I would love to acquire...

Springfield 1922 M2

M/S 6.5x54

1911 tuned for bullseye

I would have said BSA Martini International MK V but I think I will get the one I found recently.

What's on your wish list these days?

by uncowboy, Monday, May 15, 2017, 14:31 (217 days ago) @ Bryan

Lots of ammo and time!

I hear that...

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Monday, May 15, 2017, 14:49 (217 days ago) @ uncowboy

I was able to build up a lot of reloading components prior to the election. No regrets there.

My work is busy, which limits my shooting, but I'm grateful to be busy. I see the retired guys spending a lot of time at the gun clubs. Hopefully, they are enjoying it.

A Springfield 1922 M2 would be neat!!!!

by JD, Western Washington, Monday, May 15, 2017, 14:53 (216 days ago) @ Bryan

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I bet Chris has one. I know he has several M/S. NT

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Monday, May 15, 2017, 14:59 (216 days ago) @ JD

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Actually, not a single gun since

by Robb Barnes, Monday, May 15, 2017, 15:01 (216 days ago) @ JD

I am within sight of the end of my customer revolver journey. I even let a few go that I had picked up just for grins and giggles. I also sold most all of my stashed custom parts like rebored barrels and special hammers and triggers. Dustin should finish his contribution to my custom revolver quest this summer and that will wrap it up. Time to sell my business and start taking some time to shoot and hunt again.

That's exciting Robb...

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Monday, May 15, 2017, 15:05 (216 days ago) @ Robb Barnes

it's been a real journey on both your business and your acquisitions. I definitely respect how you've approached all of it. I really hope it sells for a good price and you get some time back in your pocket.

Also, it would be nice to talk again sometime. NT

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Monday, May 15, 2017, 15:06 (216 days ago) @ Robb Barnes

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A Springfield 1922 M2 would be neat!!!!

by Remington40x @, SE PA, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 16:16 (215 days ago) @ JD

I have one of these customized (new barrel, stock, sights, etc.) and converted to centerfire. It's now a .22 Hornet. Quite a nice job, but not a mark on it to tell me who did the work.

Interesting...any photos? NT

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 16:24 (215 days ago) @ Remington40x

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Interesting...any photos? NT

by Remington40x @, SE PA, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 07:54 (215 days ago) @ Bryan

Bryan:

I have some, but don't know how to upload them to this site. I can e-mail them to you if you want to send me an e-mail address.

Rem

bryan (at) stratos2.com

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 08:46 (215 days ago) @ Remington40x

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bryan (at) stratos2.com

by Remington40x @, SE PA, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 09:00 (215 days ago) @ Bryan

Will send.

Nice. Photo below...

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:40 (215 days ago) @ Remington40x

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I wonder why they took a 1922 to sporterize it? Why not an 03? Nicely done though it was a rare action to foster that project.

Nice. Photo below...

by Remington40x @, SE PA, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 13:26 (215 days ago) @ Bryan

That was a pretty common custom project in the pre-WWII and immediate post-WWII era. Griffin & Howe, among others, did a number of them and they bring a nice four-digit sum today, more if engraved by one of the better known engravers which did G&H's engraving work.

I really like mine and I didn't pay G&H prices for it, but the shop where I bought it had no information on who had done the work and I can find no markings on the gun at all.

Guess I'll just have to admire it and be thankful I was lucky enough to stumble across it.

bryan (at) stratos2.com

by Remington40x @, SE PA, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:30 (215 days ago) @ Bryan

Bryan:

Photos sent.

Rem

Who knows?

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, May 15, 2017, 15:35 (216 days ago) @ Bryan

Very few things in the collec...err, "pile" were sought out with planning and intent. You have some neat pieces in your want list and, if found with the proper 'jingle' in the pocket, would be welcome here.

What I should do though is to spend more time and dollars on the projects already accumulated rather than picking up more or other guns. Some need just a little, some need a lot but there's likely more waiting that any sane feller should have. :-P

That is well put Hoot...

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Monday, May 15, 2017, 16:08 (216 days ago) @ Hoot

I know how much you love your projects...most of the time!

I don't really enjoy working on them as much as finding them and shooting. Working on them...not so much but that's a conflict with my interests in older guns.

I really enjoy shooting vintage pieces. Vintage is relative but I really like the pre-war quality. I had a lot of experience in that subject prior to my Africa trip. While I don't want to start collecting again, I have considered selling some of my newer guns and picking up a few older pieces here and there. They interest me far more than the new guns. When I pick up a gun publication, I just can't get excited about most of the new stuff.

"They interest me far more than the new guns."

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, May 15, 2017, 19:46 (216 days ago) @ Bryan

Amen Bryan.

There's an abundance of wonderful new arms out there. Likely an "embarrassment"...maybe more apt. Still, I don't visit gun stores unless the have at least some sort of used rack. Even the ugly old ones interest me.

If gun projects are inversely proportional to sanity,

by John K., Monday, May 15, 2017, 19:12 (216 days ago) @ Hoot

I live in the Twilight Zone.

"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call..."

The Gun Project Zone.

HAHAHAHAHA!!

by Hoot @, Diversityville, Liberal-sota, Monday, May 15, 2017, 19:41 (216 days ago) @ John K.

You're not alone John! :-D

That describes my life!

by Bri A, Monday, May 15, 2017, 21:58 (216 days ago) @ John K.

It seems nearly everything I have is an ongoing project, whether it is a firearm, a vehicle, a structure, or the land they all sit on. I love projects, but it is going to take almost 200 years to get all of the ones already in queue completed. My want right now is not for anything new, just the time and finances to complete and then enjoy the projects already owned.

Projects.

by Jared, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:22 (214 days ago) @ John K.

i never could understand how a Grown man could be bored or have nothing to do. I have so many projects going usually by the time I complete one at least 3 or 4 more pop up.

Projects.

by bj @, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 20:07 (213 days ago) @ Jared

I'm the same way, but sometimes I get bored with my projects before I get all the way through them.

Same here

by Jared, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 22:14 (213 days ago) @ bj

I have a bunch I'll start then hit a dead end or loose interest and shelf it. Sometimes I come back to it years later..

Projects.

by rob @, Friday, May 19, 2017, 07:39 (213 days ago) @ bj

That's me! My attention span varies from time to time...lol!

definitely a "wish list"

by bj @, Monday, May 15, 2017, 19:48 (216 days ago) @ Bryan

otherwise known as "pie in the sky" (I'm not getting any younger or any richer.)

FA 454 with 4 3/4" barrel and spare .45 Colt cylinder
Les Baer Premier II
S&W 57 (or maybe even 657) .41 mag

I have lots of other interests too, but to achieve these 3 would cost upwards of $4500 which is $4500 that I don't have. But the list is strictly for dreaming anyway.

What's on your wish list these days?

by Frank S, Monday, May 15, 2017, 19:57 (216 days ago) @ Bryan

Always wanted a Drilling in 12/30-06.....maybe someday.
I would also like a Colt SAA in 45 Colt.

I would like to be healthy enough to do what I want to do...

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Monday, May 15, 2017, 20:27 (216 days ago) @ Bryan

Otherwise I can find a way to do whatever.

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Sincerely,

Hobie

I hear you ! Me too.

by Cherokee @, Medina, Ohio, Monday, May 15, 2017, 21:26 (216 days ago) @ Hobie

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1 NFA paperwork that doesn't take 10 months.

by Miles @, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 22:21 (215 days ago) @ Bryan

SBR in the works and Uncle has had the form 1 since January.

ring around the rosie....bureaucraps!

2 The rumors of those 86,000 someodd M1 rifles (many supposedly still new in the crates) in the Philippines to be coming back to the CMP to be true.

Yes and yes! Both would be most welcome. NT

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 22:54 (215 days ago) @ Miles

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What's on your wish list these days?

by Paul ⌂, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 07:09 (215 days ago) @ Bryan

A 12 Bore and a 22 to round out the "arsenal". Shucks, I'm ready to settle for a 12 Gauge (difference? in MY mind the 12 Bore is a classic double, the 12 Gauge is a more modern action).

The good news is, there's a rumor that the Army Store folks brought in a shipment of Berettas, including the Belmonte which appears to be a Benelli inertia type action semi-auto, and they are actually almost "affordable" (being a relative term). If we can chase down the proper channels and find a way to get 'er done, that'd just leave the 22 portion to fill out.

Let me know if those become available to you...

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 08:47 (215 days ago) @ Paul

I would be happy to donate towards you getting one. I'm sure others would consider that as well.

Let me know if those become available to you...

by rob @, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 18:47 (213 days ago) @ Bryan

I would pitch in.

Triple Lock Target...

by Boge Quinn, Friday, May 19, 2017, 15:42 (212 days ago) @ Bryan

....USFA Omni Target.

I am blessed that the liat is that short.

Blessed indeed and that's a couple of nice items...

by Bryan ⌂, Ft Worth, TX, Friday, May 19, 2017, 15:52 (212 days ago) @ Boge Quinn

I rarely see the USFA guns (besides Rodeos) and that's a shame because they are really nice. I hate that the company went out of biz as I really liked my Flattop Target and wanted 1/2 dozen other guns they made. They had such a cool product line. What a waste of talent to see them go under.

As to TL Targets...of course!

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