MY BUCKET LIST: GUNS I WISH I OWNED

We all have guns we wish we owned.

I decided to brainstorm on the top picks if money was no object.

Here are my top 7 guns picks that just might be in my dreams.

1. A fine Drilling Combination Gun

A drilling combination gun is generally a double barreled shotgun with a single, large caliber rifle barrel slung underneath. The shotgun barrels are usually chambered in either 12 or 16 gauge and the rifle barrel can be found in something as big as the 9.3x74R cartridge. Smaller caliber sleeves are available so you can shoot smaller critters, too. The drilling combination guns were originally made for European hunts where all seasons are open at the same time. From stag to rabbits the hunters were well prepared. The drilling combo gun is a do it all hunting weapon. Too bad the prices for them are so very high.

2. Wild West Guns CoPilot Lever Action Rifle

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The CoPilot is a little takedown lever action rifle made for storing in tight places like float planes. The heavyweight calibers offered are perfect for moose and attacking brown bears. This is the little friend you want in the big woods. I would get my CoPilot in .457 WWG that also shoots the .45/70 cartridge and single shot 2.5″ .410 shotshells. Handy little sledge hammer right?

3. Stevens Pocket Rifle

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These little single shot takedown rifles were chambered for many obsolete cartridges, as well as the popular .22 long rifle. Of course, I’d want the available .22 version. The guns have a detachable steel skeleton stock that comes off to turn the rifle into a pistol. The shorter barrel pocket rifles are exempt as curio & relics from NFA rules, and occasionally can be found for sale at a not so low price. That would make a handy plinking and small game fun gun. Rig up a shoulder holster system and head to the range or the woods.

4. Smith & Wesson .460 Magnum Revolver

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The shear flexibility of this revolver to shoot the .460 S&W, .454 Casull, and the .45 Colt cartridges makes it really a great backcountry sidearm. Load light or heavy for any need you may have. From the target range to the wilds of Alaska it would be a solid pick.

5. Parker Double Barreled Shotgun

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This fine double barreled shotgun is a gentleman’s hunting weapon. It is all class and function. Parkers are built for both beauty and performance. This gorgeous shotgun would be perfect for a walk through the uplands after pheasant and grouse. Watch out for scratches though!

6. Winchester Model 1895 in .405 W.C.F. cartridge

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Oh yes, this is the gun Theodore Roosevelt named “Big Stick.” If ole T.R. liked it I would certainly also for a big game hunt. The .405 Winchester Cartridge also is a grand old cartridge with lots of steam power. That would certainly do.

7. Lahti 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle

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Why in the heck would I want such a weapon that is useless other than gun range fun? Well, because it is bigger than a .50 BMG, that’s why. Better join a club with a really big range.  Sometimes you just need to cut loose and have some fun. The Lahti 20mm would be the best way to accomplish that in an epic manner. Hey a guy can dream right?

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