Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by Weg » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:29 pm

My very early flat bolt inland carbine, in fact, took it out today and let the daughters boyfriend shoot it. still shoots great after all these years.


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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by txhighlander » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:12 pm

Had to work so no bbq, I recon my S&W model 65 and my 6946 S&W would fit the Most “American “ gun in my collection the 65 being the one I have had the longest. Also I can’t leave out the AR ether. :patriot: Proud to live in a country that allows me the right to own and cherish firearms. Despite all the problems we should always carry the battle cry “ Long live America” to heart. Enjoy your independence.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by Pete92FS » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:54 pm

1. My EOD which is a Springfield 1911 RO compact.
2. My baby 1911 - a Springfield 911 380 pocket carry.
3. My American Rifle - S&W M&P AR-15.

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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by howdy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:58 pm

My January of 1942 Springfield M1 Garand. My Rugers, my S&W's.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by J.R.@A&M » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:27 am

surferdaddy wrote:
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Happy 4th of July! Now as many of you will be grilling and enjoying this very American holiday; what do you consider your most “American” gun? What pistol do you feel best expresses the free American spirit which we are blessed with?

Is it that it is made in America? A gun that won the west? A good ol war horse? What is your 4th of July “BBQ gun” and what is it about it that makes it “American” to you?

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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:27 pm

flechero wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:51 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
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1943 Ithaca 1911A1 that was my Dad’s WW2 sidearm
That's the one I'd pick, without even having to think about it! Few things (guns or otherwise) represent America and Her spirit better than that!

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Do you have any pics of it that you wouldn't mind posting?
This is it, next to the 1943 Inland M1 Carbine I also own - just like the one my dad carried ashore at Iwo Jima.

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I’d call it about 95% condition....maybe a little better. It has a little bit of pitting just inside the muzzle from corrosive WW2 ammo, but it shoots very well. I’ve hit reasonably accurately with it - although like all examples of the type, the sights are not that great. The only mods I’ve done to it was to put a polymer recoil buffer “donut” on the guide rod, and a slightly stiffer recoil spring as a hedge against modern ammo being maybe a little too hot. I don’t know if that was necessary or not, but it seemed the cautious thing to do, and the pistol seems to cycle just fine with it in place. I still have the original spring, and the donut slips right off the guide rod, if I ever want to restore it to WW2-issue configuration.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by flechero » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:22 pm

Wow, if it could only tell the stories!

I can't believe how high the ejection port is- it looks way higher than the current crop of "mil-spec" 1911's. Put into perspective, just how much they cut out in a "lowered and flared" port.

Snag free sights- the Army was ahead of it's time! :lol:

Super cool, TAM, thanks for posting it! :tiphat:

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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by surferdaddy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:23 pm

Wow, TAM; that’s some kind of awesome!
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by kayt00 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:27 pm

Thats got be my Kimber Hero Custom...definitely falls into the BBQ gun catagory for now but it's as Patriotic as I have right now.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by puma guy » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:55 am

surferdaddy wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:23 pm
Wow, TAM; that’s some kind of awesome!
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:07 pm

I thought sure by the 3rd page of the thread, SOMEONE would have a Ruger AMERICAN!

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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by Jusme » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:42 pm

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:
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I thought sure by the 3rd page of the thread, SOMEONE would have a Ruger AMERICAN!

SIA
I have a Ruger American all weather 308, it's a tack driver, and if I do my part, it's still much more accurate than I am.
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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:44 pm

.....so, we have a winner in the Ruger AMERICAN category!!

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Re: Your most “American” gun on this 4th of July

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Post by SRO1911 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:20 pm

Since my "bbq celebration ' consisted of 2 dozen briskets, a dozen assorted vendors, 3000 people, just shy of 100 classic/ show cars, games for kids, and 5000 pounds of fireworks- I didn't have much time for show and tell.
I carried my Croatian special, with yankee bullets in a Texas made holster on the right side and a j frame with similar yankee bullets in a Soviet holster on the left.
Had a German (hk91) rifle with Japanese glass and homemade bullets in a Chinese case close by for just in case.
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Our little celebration went off without a hitch, there were oohs and ahhs at the right times, the VFD sold out of bbq and was able to pack up in time for the fireworks, all the various groups made out well on fundraisers and me and the rest of the pyro crew left with the proper number of digits.
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