Rob over at Sharp as a Marble started this, although probably unintentionally by asking,
What 5 firearms would I purchase, should price nor practicality be an issue?
These are don’t need, but want, money and practicality are not considerations, just plain old gun lust want guns.
Always in search for post ideas and despite my general dislike for memes, I decided to play. I’m not going to tag anyone since this isn’t officially a meme.
Anyway, here are five guns I’d buy if money were no object. Some are practical and I might even get them someday. Others are just pure fantasy.
1) Colt Gattling Gun – Current Production.
I posted about this before. It goes for $50,000.00 so I’m not likely to get one. If you have to ask how much ammunition costs, you can’t afford the gun. Still, it would be wicked cool to drive up to the range with one of these on a trailer. It’s not a machine gun (at least I don’t think so) because you have to crank it manually. 800 rounds a minute of 45-70 Government goodness going down range. The ultimate fantasy gun.
2) Smith and Wesson Model 547.
A 9mm revolver originally intended for use by the Israeli Defense Force, well actually for Palestinian Police working under the IDF. S&W designed a unique extractor mechanism to handle the rimless cartridges, but in most other respects this is a K frame revolver with a heavy barrel. Two versions were offered, a 3 inch Heavy Barrel with Round Butt, and a 4 inch Heavy Barrel with Square Butt. The IDF took delivery of a small number of these, but cancelled the contract in favor of a locally made copy. As a result, most of these were released for domestic sale. A commercial failure then, they are collectible now due to their rarity and accuracy. I’d love a 3 inch version if I could find one that I could afford. They seem to go for at least $1,000.00 these days.
3) M1 Carbine.
Not particularly rare, but even beat up WW II production versions seem to command a premium. Something like 6,000,000 were made during WW II, but many were exported to other nations during WW II, the Korean War, and afterwards. Democrat controlled administrations have banned their reimportation, although there have been some imported over the years. Right now there are a bunch sitting in Korea waiting for a change in administrations or attitudes. Probably the most likely to be bought gun on my list.
4) Browning Hi Power.
The first high capacity 9mm handgun, designed in part by John M. Browning, the design was completed after his death. Widely used, it is still in use by military and police units around the world.
5) S&W Model 13, 3 inch Heavy Barrel, Round Butt.
A .357 Magnum K frame revolver. The variation I want was made for and issued by the FBI shortly before they changed over to semi automatic pistols. A Model 10-6 would be a fine alternative, but is probably more rare and more expensive.
There you have it, my wish list. I know people who have all of these except of course the Gatling Gun. They are out there and can be found, for the right price of course.