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Finest Guns Ever

Finest Guns Ever

A look at 16 of the finest firearms ever made.
Browning A5

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from Warmil wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

Finest gun I've ever had was the one in my hand when I needed it most. The FINEST Gun comes down to personal preference. We could all probably add or drop from this list of 16. This is Mr. McIntosh's list and is a fine list....

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from hanshi wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

The Savage M99 and Winchester M1894 are certainly rifles for the ages. I would easily be satisfied with either one as my ONLY one.

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from tlc361 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

What is this? Finest guns ever or fanciest guns ever. To not include the Marlin 336 in 30/30 or the Marlin 1894 which out sold the Winni 94 and are still in production.

Leaves me with more questions then answers.

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from justinmaccabe21 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

im more of a 30-06 0r 270 guy

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from Ishi wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Guns are like woman. They look good in pictures but nothing beats holding a good one.

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from WSU in NM wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

With regards to the statement that the Ithaca pump being the only John Browning designed repeating fireare still in production, what about his autoloading .22?

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from ilikemehgunz wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

i have a 30-06 and it is awsome and great, not to much recoil

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from Arnie The Farmer wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I've shot a few of the guns listed, but give me a Benelli Super Black Eagle anyday.

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from billy09 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

most of these shotguns look expensive besides the 870 but i dont like the best finest guns ever title. If its shotguns then i would have to include the MOSSBERG 590A1 that the US Military uses and is the only shotgun to pass threw the US Army's Mil-Spec 3443E test. With a brutal and unforgiving torture test with 3,000 rounds of full power 12 gauge buckshot and under extreme conditions that would replicate combat scenarios.
Just thought I would put this out there.

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from J. C. wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Looked at 17 0f 17 and none warmed me.
I'm sure they mean something to other folks.
What excited me was looking at Mateba Model 6.

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from treestand wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

My first shotgun was browning auto-5 light sweet 16 great grous gun#2 Ithaca 37-featherlight 12ga eaven better grous gun. now living in florida to much gun for quail sold-em pick up win mod 42,410ga cant hitathing so I picked up a browning mod 2000,20.ga real good gun. good hunting to all

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from Buck wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

I always enjoy looking at guns, even if this list didn't make any sense.
Some of these guns are probably worth more than my truck, maybe my house.
Some of them are more ordinary mass-produced guns; I grew up shooting those. Their worth a little something because most are out of production. We may love them, but they don't fit in a list with the finest guns ever built.

This list should have been called: "Some Great Old Guns", "Guns From Yesterday", something like that. Buck@Score-Your-Hunting.com

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from Matt wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

It warms my heart to see the '94 on the list. The .30/.30 Model is what I first hunted with. Nothing is better for close-quarters brush shots up here in Wisconsin.

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from Kody wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

If we are defined by the guns we choose to use I am an easy read. The old lever action Winchester leaned against the porch wall at the farm. My first shotgun was a Ithaca Model 37 in 16 guage. There were always my father's Belgium Browning square back or his Remington 870 to swipe if I was out of shells for the 16 and there were boxes of 3 ' magnums available. My wife bought me a Rem 870 on our first anniversary (What a woman!). I load ammo for a hard working Savage lever rifle passed down to my nephew. That accounts for 4 of the guns named, all of which could be called yeoman tools of the sport relative to the fine classic doubles. Perhaps I should look into one of those fine old double, get a tweed sports coat and pretend to smoke a pipe. No way, I've got too much money into that fine Baretta, my goretex hunting jacket and a thousand hunting accessories to change my style at this point.

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from Mike wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

I won a new Browning BPS 20ga at a banquet earlier this year. It's a very good shotgun, probably the best pump currently made. But ... why do I still pine for and wish it was an old Winchester Model 12 20ga?

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from IanS wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

I wouldn't trade my Tikka T3 for anything

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from WordMaster wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I agree with the overall quality of the firearms shown, but somebody should have named this gallery "The Finest 15 Shotguns ever made," left out the token rifles, and avoided looking as foolish as they did with this gallery. Finest firearms ever made? Whatever happened to the Mauser 98, just to name one?

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from jims wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Not all of the 'Best' guns were English! I agree that the 'Rifleman's Rifle' (pre-64 M70 Winchester) is one of the all-time GREATS...

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from Big O wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

What no Mossbergs or even a Mod. 70 pre-64 ?
This seem a little biased.

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from bigwaterfowler wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

i think browning is the way to go i have an a5 and rem. 870

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from Outdoorsman17 wrote 5 years 15 weeks ago

I agree. Remington and Browning guns are the finest ever made. I still have a rem model 11.

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

my brother has the browning & we have never had a seconds trouble with it.

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from buckslayer33 wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

the 1894 is a great gun but just not in that caliber. granted there are not to many fo those guns around in that caliber so it is worth a lot of money but the 30.30 is a great caliber in that gun

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from T R wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

Parkers and Brownings and S K B--Ithica Guns are my favorite. I've owned a Remington 12 Ga. auto model 11 and cannot see any difference in it or the Browning,There both super guns. The Remington 870 is another favorite and quite inexpensive I might add.It's so simple in it's design and trouble free that all I do is shoot it and clean it and its had more trap rounds through it than any other gun I own and never has broke down . I'd say close to ten thousand rounds. The SKB double is another flawless shotgun thats got staying power and dependable. My Dad owned a Winchester mod 12 that he bought in 1946 and had some trouble with the head space ring and had them replaced a couple of times . I think it didn't like the heavy nitro loads for those Canadian geese much, Ha! Could of been the cold weather though, not sure? Most American shotguns were a work of art in the upper class of firearms, even the British and Germans built good guns but I still like the feel of an American shotgun.

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from bobpenny wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

Have a BA5 in 12 ga. mag with rib. Great gun but too heavy for packing around all day so took out one recoil ring and it shoots well at the trap range.

Also have 1963 Mod 12 which did not make the list since the Ithaca 37 and 870 are probably both better shooting guns. But M12 is a nice old gun despite not being as smooth as others.

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

What about the Winchester Model 12?

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from Jerod Henderson wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

i own both the browning a-5 and the wingmaster ...Great guns

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from Bo wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

Some very fine guns, true works of art. My father gave me an Ithaca double, Damascus barrels 12 gauge that had been in the family since 1906 when it was new. I grew up hunting pheasant with it. I can't shoot it anymore, but it too is a work of art.

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from Yoda wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

Man makes me want to go out and buy a new shotgun

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from USMC outdoorsman wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

I have a windchester modle 94, its shoots realy well and its price value is going up.

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from buckslayer33 wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

the 1894 is a great gun but just not in that caliber. granted there are not to many fo those guns around in that caliber so it is worth a lot of money but the 30.30 is a great caliber in that gun

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from Ishi wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Guns are like woman. They look good in pictures but nothing beats holding a good one.

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from USMC outdoorsman wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

I have a windchester modle 94, its shoots realy well and its price value is going up.

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from Jerod Henderson wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

i own both the browning a-5 and the wingmaster ...Great guns

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from bobpenny wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

Have a BA5 in 12 ga. mag with rib. Great gun but too heavy for packing around all day so took out one recoil ring and it shoots well at the trap range.

Also have 1963 Mod 12 which did not make the list since the Ithaca 37 and 870 are probably both better shooting guns. But M12 is a nice old gun despite not being as smooth as others.

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from Big O wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

What no Mossbergs or even a Mod. 70 pre-64 ?
This seem a little biased.

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from WordMaster wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

I agree with the overall quality of the firearms shown, but somebody should have named this gallery "The Finest 15 Shotguns ever made," left out the token rifles, and avoided looking as foolish as they did with this gallery. Finest firearms ever made? Whatever happened to the Mauser 98, just to name one?

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from IanS wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

I wouldn't trade my Tikka T3 for anything

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from Matt wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

It warms my heart to see the '94 on the list. The .30/.30 Model is what I first hunted with. Nothing is better for close-quarters brush shots up here in Wisconsin.

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from billy09 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

most of these shotguns look expensive besides the 870 but i dont like the best finest guns ever title. If its shotguns then i would have to include the MOSSBERG 590A1 that the US Military uses and is the only shotgun to pass threw the US Army's Mil-Spec 3443E test. With a brutal and unforgiving torture test with 3,000 rounds of full power 12 gauge buckshot and under extreme conditions that would replicate combat scenarios.
Just thought I would put this out there.

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from Arnie The Farmer wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I've shot a few of the guns listed, but give me a Benelli Super Black Eagle anyday.

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from Yoda wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

Man makes me want to go out and buy a new shotgun

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

What about the Winchester Model 12?

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from T R wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

Parkers and Brownings and S K B--Ithica Guns are my favorite. I've owned a Remington 12 Ga. auto model 11 and cannot see any difference in it or the Browning,There both super guns. The Remington 870 is another favorite and quite inexpensive I might add.It's so simple in it's design and trouble free that all I do is shoot it and clean it and its had more trap rounds through it than any other gun I own and never has broke down . I'd say close to ten thousand rounds. The SKB double is another flawless shotgun thats got staying power and dependable. My Dad owned a Winchester mod 12 that he bought in 1946 and had some trouble with the head space ring and had them replaced a couple of times . I think it didn't like the heavy nitro loads for those Canadian geese much, Ha! Could of been the cold weather though, not sure? Most American shotguns were a work of art in the upper class of firearms, even the British and Germans built good guns but I still like the feel of an American shotgun.

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 18 weeks ago

my brother has the browning & we have never had a seconds trouble with it.

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from Outdoorsman17 wrote 5 years 15 weeks ago

I agree. Remington and Browning guns are the finest ever made. I still have a rem model 11.

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from Mike wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

I won a new Browning BPS 20ga at a banquet earlier this year. It's a very good shotgun, probably the best pump currently made. But ... why do I still pine for and wish it was an old Winchester Model 12 20ga?

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from treestand wrote 4 years 49 weeks ago

My first shotgun was browning auto-5 light sweet 16 great grous gun#2 Ithaca 37-featherlight 12ga eaven better grous gun. now living in florida to much gun for quail sold-em pick up win mod 42,410ga cant hitathing so I picked up a browning mod 2000,20.ga real good gun. good hunting to all

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from J. C. wrote 4 years 42 weeks ago

Looked at 17 0f 17 and none warmed me.
I'm sure they mean something to other folks.
What excited me was looking at Mateba Model 6.

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from ilikemehgunz wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

i have a 30-06 and it is awsome and great, not to much recoil

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from WSU in NM wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

With regards to the statement that the Ithaca pump being the only John Browning designed repeating fireare still in production, what about his autoloading .22?

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from justinmaccabe21 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

im more of a 30-06 0r 270 guy

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from jims wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Not all of the 'Best' guns were English! I agree that the 'Rifleman's Rifle' (pre-64 M70 Winchester) is one of the all-time GREATS...

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from Kody wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

If we are defined by the guns we choose to use I am an easy read. The old lever action Winchester leaned against the porch wall at the farm. My first shotgun was a Ithaca Model 37 in 16 guage. There were always my father's Belgium Browning square back or his Remington 870 to swipe if I was out of shells for the 16 and there were boxes of 3 ' magnums available. My wife bought me a Rem 870 on our first anniversary (What a woman!). I load ammo for a hard working Savage lever rifle passed down to my nephew. That accounts for 4 of the guns named, all of which could be called yeoman tools of the sport relative to the fine classic doubles. Perhaps I should look into one of those fine old double, get a tweed sports coat and pretend to smoke a pipe. No way, I've got too much money into that fine Baretta, my goretex hunting jacket and a thousand hunting accessories to change my style at this point.

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from Buck wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

I always enjoy looking at guns, even if this list didn't make any sense.
Some of these guns are probably worth more than my truck, maybe my house.
Some of them are more ordinary mass-produced guns; I grew up shooting those. Their worth a little something because most are out of production. We may love them, but they don't fit in a list with the finest guns ever built.

This list should have been called: "Some Great Old Guns", "Guns From Yesterday", something like that. Buck@Score-Your-Hunting.com

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from tlc361 wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

What is this? Finest guns ever or fanciest guns ever. To not include the Marlin 336 in 30/30 or the Marlin 1894 which out sold the Winni 94 and are still in production.

Leaves me with more questions then answers.

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from Bo wrote 5 years 19 weeks ago

Some very fine guns, true works of art. My father gave me an Ithaca double, Damascus barrels 12 gauge that had been in the family since 1906 when it was new. I grew up hunting pheasant with it. I can't shoot it anymore, but it too is a work of art.

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from bigwaterfowler wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

i think browning is the way to go i have an a5 and rem. 870

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from hanshi wrote 2 years 49 weeks ago

The Savage M99 and Winchester M1894 are certainly rifles for the ages. I would easily be satisfied with either one as my ONLY one.

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from Warmil wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

Finest gun I've ever had was the one in my hand when I needed it most. The FINEST Gun comes down to personal preference. We could all probably add or drop from this list of 16. This is Mr. McIntosh's list and is a fine list....

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