What is your favorite firearm? #2 - Page 13

December 12th, 2006  
Originally Posted by senojekips
I haven't one single photo of me with my beloved Garand so here's one of the SLR my second choice. Female dingo, taken at approx 600yds on the move
Do you still have it or did they make you turn it in after the Australian semi-auto ban? Are Garands still legal in Australia?

I really want want a FAL. They're expensive though if you buy them whole istead of building one. I might get a complete Century L1A1 if I can't ever find time to gather the parts. But I hear Century L1A1s have problems.

As for my favorite, its got to be my AK rifle (a Zastava M70) for all around shooting. Its not a tack driver like my AR-15 but its a great deal more fun to shoot. Just like a Garand, every American should own some type of AK.

Here's a pic of it.
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December 12th, 2006  
My Garand has gone, and I'll leave it at that. My reputation was such that when the new regulations came into force I had nothing in my possession, and have not had anything that could even connect me with my collection within miles of my home.

For years I expected a knock on the door in the middle of the night so I made sure that I was squeaky clean. The knock never came, but nothing has changed. Here, the cops can just show up at any time and ask to see your firearms and examine your gun safe and ammo storage. So to avoid being picked up for a minor infringement and having them use that to lock me up while they trash the place I have got rid of all of my weapons.

I have placed some old photos of some of my stuff on my web page at
You can tell by the colour of my hair that they were taken nearly 30 years ago. I don't even have many photos now, it has just all become to much to worry about.

My AK was a Chicom Type 56, Serial No. 0000001942 Teinstin Arsenal, very early model in mint condition.
December 12th, 2006  
A crying shame...

I can only imagine the time and money it took to make a collection like yours and then have it all lost.
December 12th, 2006  
What a crying shame that you had your rights taken away from you. Sadly if **** eve like that happens to me. I go out fighting. I will not allow the government to strip me of my rights.
December 12th, 2006  
FO Seaman
Once again.

Stoner 63

.................Ok it's alot, I'm not going any further.
December 12th, 2006  

But which is your "favourite"

If you were told you can keep just one firearm, which would it be?

December 13th, 2006  
FO Seaman
.44 Anaconda, I prefer revolvers.
December 15th, 2006  
Choosing but one leaves me in a quandary. Limiting myself to what I own (I did have quite a lot of fun with an MP-5 a time or two) it's a toss up between my Mini 14 and my m/96 Swedish Mauser. The Mini 14 is quite a bit cheaper to shoot, and, though it doesn't make me popular at the range, is tons of fun. The Swede is a bloody nice tack driver and 6.5x55 is much kinder to my unpadded frame than others I shoot (.303 Brit, 30.06, 7.62x54R). Ultimately I do love long rifles so the Swede would probably edge the Mini out. Fortunately, I don't have to make that choice.

Honorable Mention:

SKS, SVT-40, M1 Garand
August 22nd, 2008  
Of all my guns I love my Saiga 12 the best that was easy.
August 23rd, 2008  
my Finnish Mosin Neagant, and the AK-47