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10 More Manly Guns
Arthurs Hall ^ | 2008 | Michael Z. Williamson

Posted on 02/17/2009 3:04:12 PM PST by dynachrome

Previously I compiled a list of the Ten Manliest Firearms. I noted that variations on the list were certainly acceptable, but still ran into a bunch of grief from non-men who were unable to read, nor to grasp that real men don't care if other real men disagree with them. Still, there are a LOT of guns out there, so I figured it was time to compile another list. You should own all of these guns before Zero takes office, and then buy more until he wets his pants and blubbers like the wuss he is. And if you don't like this list, compile your own, or wait for the next one.

(Excerpt) Read more at arthurshall.com ...


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KEYWORDS: banglist; gunporn; guns; manlyguns; opinion
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He is also a fun Sci-Fi author.
1 posted on 02/17/2009 3:04:12 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

bump for later


2 posted on 02/17/2009 3:06:10 PM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: dynachrome

take’m all except for the .600 overkill


3 posted on 02/17/2009 3:08:40 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: dynachrome

Don’t know what his problem is with the Garand, and, as a manly man, I don’t care. I like the inclusion of the Martini Henry Rifle - from the Zulu, NOT ZULU, wars!

And if I were to make up a list, I would have included the Brown Bess, the Pennsylvania Long Rifle, the Hawken Rifle and the Colt Walker Dragoon as far more manly than the suppository cuns he lists.


4 posted on 02/17/2009 3:10:04 PM PST by ZULU (The Obamanation of Desolation stands here. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: dynachrome

I’ve always been fascinated by the Nagant revolver.


5 posted on 02/17/2009 3:10:15 PM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: dynachrome; AZ .44 MAG

Bump & self ping for later.


6 posted on 02/17/2009 3:10:30 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect its children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks for the post - very entertaining!


7 posted on 02/17/2009 3:10:36 PM PST by MahatmaGandu (Remember, remember, the twenty-sixth of November.)
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To: dynachrome

http://www.dsarms.com/STG58—Austrian-FAL-Standard-Rifle-308-Cal/productinfo/STG58STD/

Made in Obama’s corrupt crap state of Illinois. Somebody on FR said their production was sold out for 2 years after 9/11 by special forces guys buying DSA rifles including their SA58 FALs. the guy that owns the company builds great rifles from what I have heard.

http://www.dsarms.com/SA58-Original-Series/products/35/


8 posted on 02/17/2009 3:10:50 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: dynachrome
I have the # 8, Colt Python .357 Magnum in the 6 inch version, polished stainless steel.

I'll never forget the faces of two thugs that got to see the business end of it one night when they tried to run me off of a road.

9 posted on 02/17/2009 3:13:35 PM PST by lormand (...don't blame me, I never vote democRAT)
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To: MahatmaGandu; All

The earlier 1st “10 most manly guns”

I highly recommend #9, the mighty M44 carbine from Russia!

http://arthurshall.com/x_2007_manly_firearms.shtml


10 posted on 02/17/2009 3:13:46 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: lormand

I have Colt Envy all of a sudden...


11 posted on 02/17/2009 3:14:09 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: dynachrome
"Manly guns?" I actually own and enjoy a few of the ones pictured, and I really love gun porn too, but this "Manly" stuff creeps me out. I did recently pick up a CZ-97B however and oh my God, is it ever butch!
12 posted on 02/17/2009 3:14:34 PM PST by VR-21 ("If it's a vision of the future you want...")
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To: DemforBush

I would shoot mine more often, but the ammo is about 50 cents per round


13 posted on 02/17/2009 3:15:15 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Another entertaining read.


14 posted on 02/17/2009 3:18:53 PM PST by omega4179 (1.20.13 end of an error , a big one.)
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To: dynachrome

Neither list included the Liberator. I mean what could possibly more manly than sneaking up on a Nazi bastard with a single shot weapon, capping him, then taking his weapon to use on his Nazi buddies that come around the corner shouting “Mein Lieben!”


15 posted on 02/17/2009 3:19:31 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: lormand

I owned a Python, and sold it back in the 70’s for $175. I still wake up screaming.


16 posted on 02/17/2009 3:23:43 PM PST by VR-21 ("If it's a vision of the future you want...")
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To: Domandred
Also, he must not be aware of the .600 Nitro express revolver! (Bad language in video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZL797pOAZ0
17 posted on 02/17/2009 3:24:33 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: dynachrome

clickable link to .600 pistol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZL797pOAZ0


18 posted on 02/17/2009 3:25:47 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Domandred

Speaking of which, anyone think those old Liberator presses are still out there somewhere. Might think about cranking those things up now while we still can. Just sayin....


19 posted on 02/17/2009 3:29:56 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: dynachrome

The omission of the 1911 from this list is absurd.


20 posted on 02/17/2009 3:30:05 PM PST by altsehastiin
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To: dynachrome
#5 from the original list, the S&W Model 29:

It's a comfortable revolver, and if .44 Magnum is too much, you can load it with .44 Special instead. It is stronger than it needs to be, quite accurate, and instantly recognizeable. Carrying it in a well-made leather holster says that you are, in fact, a man and you take no crap.

Mine is the Model 629 with special NRA engraving. I'm still looking for just the right leather rig for it. I know, I'm discriminating, that way.

21 posted on 02/17/2009 3:31:56 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: lormand

“faces of two thugs”

LOL. check out #10 for his first list of 10.


22 posted on 02/17/2009 3:32:38 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: ZULU

Zulu was a hell of a flim, you notice they also had the Webly, .455 revolver in that movie also, kind of a wimpy load but many of them were converted to .45 ACP with half moon clips and sold in America back in the 40s and 50s. I had one when I was about 22, wish I still had it. They were ugly but they shot well and were very strong guns.


23 posted on 02/17/2009 3:32:43 PM PST by calex59
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To: dynachrome

Have you read Pohl?

I think he was a communist, but a friend of mine says his books are really good.


24 posted on 02/17/2009 3:33:01 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: dynachrome

I didn’t think it was a revolver, I thought it was made on the TC contender frame? Wrong or not?


25 posted on 02/17/2009 3:34:23 PM PST by calex59
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To: altsehastiin

Read the first list ...


26 posted on 02/17/2009 3:35:09 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: dynachrome

Has anybody here ever owned a Kimber handgun? I’m thinking about buying one and would love any opinions.


27 posted on 02/17/2009 3:36:35 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: calex59

I love the movie Zulu - hence one of the reasons I took that as my name here.

I would love to get my hands on a Martini-Henry, but I guess they aren’t common in the states.

The Webbly had a strage action, didn’t it? The barrel and the top strap rotated forwards and down?


28 posted on 02/17/2009 3:37:30 PM PST by ZULU (The Obamanation of Desolation stands here. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: calex59

5 shot revolver is the nitro express. Big bang.

Somewhere there is a pic of the cartridge. Looks like an anti-aircraft round!


29 posted on 02/17/2009 3:37:32 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: dynachrome

30 posted on 02/17/2009 3:38:23 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I didn’t think Pohl was a communist. Haven’t read him in years, so my memory is fuzzy.


31 posted on 02/17/2009 3:39:11 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: dynachrome

LOL - Awesome read.
Funnily enough, I have #8 on both lists.


32 posted on 02/17/2009 3:40:28 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ZULU

If you want a real project gun:

http://www.ima-usa.com

“Featured Item: $275 M-1878 Martini-Henry 577/.450 Short Lever Infantry Rifle: Untouched As featured in the recent SHOTGUN NEWS series by Reid Coffield. Original Item: In 1878 the Francotte patent Martini System was granted utilizing a detachable mechanism fitted without the Cocking Indicator. Revolutionary at the time by compartmentalizing the mechanism for quick disassembly, it only lasted 10 years as the latest technology. It was replaced in 1888 by the .303 cal Lee Metford bolt action Rifle’s introduction into the British Military System. Although the British never embraced this European improvement, these “Improved System Rifles” saw much service on frontiers all over the World. These Gurkha made examples were found in Military Storage in their homeland of Nepal. Each Rifle is offered totally AS FOUND, or in AS IS condition, completely un-cleaned and un-refurbished. Click here for more information.”


33 posted on 02/17/2009 3:41:07 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: dynachrome

I know what the .600 nitro is. I saw a TC converted to fire it, didn’t know they made a revolver. Either way, it is just a tad more than I like in a handgun! He** of a big game cartridge though.


34 posted on 02/17/2009 3:41:07 PM PST by calex59
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To: ZULU

The Webley revolver was probably an anachronism in the film—it didn’t become general issue until 1887.

But it looked very cool in the reloading scene, so it stayed in the picture.


35 posted on 02/17/2009 3:41:20 PM PST by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: JoeProBono

Obviously a little kid who is growing up right and not part of the “victim” psychology.

Got to pass this one around to the anti-gun gurly men and women I have to put with!!


36 posted on 02/17/2009 3:41:30 PM PST by ZULU (The Obamanation of Desolation stands here. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: calex59

Actually, I am refering to a different .600 weapon than the one the author is using for his list.


37 posted on 02/17/2009 3:42:37 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Philo-Junius

Didn’t know that.

They pulled one off on me. I also heard something about an airplane in the background in one scene.

But still - a GREAT movie!!


38 posted on 02/17/2009 3:43:01 PM PST by ZULU (The Obamanation of Desolation stands here. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: JoeProBono

I prefer the “Hello Kitty” assault rifle model, myself.


39 posted on 02/17/2009 3:44:00 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: dynachrome

AWESOME!!!

But I want one I can shoot.
Where would get the ammo for such a weapon? Probably have to re-load it I guess.


40 posted on 02/17/2009 3:45:03 PM PST by ZULU (The Obamanation of Desolation stands here. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: dynachrome

ping for later, and here’s hoping my favorite MilSurp guns make the list!


41 posted on 02/17/2009 3:46:59 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Proud to be an American, where I least I know I'm free!)
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To: calex59

The Cartridges of the World manual sez the .45 ACP is more robust than the .455 Webley. And there is the advantage of moon clip rapid reload.

To add to this list I nominate both the Colt and the Smith & Wesson models of 1917 in .45 ACP. Both are a huge chunk of gun, all blue steel exc for wood grips, the only two materials a real gun should be made of, JMHO.


42 posted on 02/17/2009 3:47:29 PM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My cartridges are lubricated with pig grease!")
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To: ZULU
Martini-Henrys used to be very common in the states. Lots of custom guns were made from them. However, all the stupid gun laws starting with the 1968 stuff kind of killed imports for Firearms. I used to buy stuff like that in the mail when I was young, but of course not now. Well, kind of a cumbersome description of the Webly, but yes, they were a top break action. When you broke it the empties went flying:). I loved that old gun and somehow lost it during one of my many moves from one place to another. The Martini was a great gun, most of the old drop bolt guns were. They were very strong.

Can you imagine the poor bastards at Rourke's Drift facing that crowd of about 2,000 and only 100 of them? Had to be terrifying. I thought the movie did a good job of conveying that feeling of terror.

43 posted on 02/17/2009 3:48:07 PM PST by calex59
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To: altsehastiin

The 1911 isn’t on the “more manly firearms” follow-up because it was on the original list, which is linked from the first line of this one.


44 posted on 02/17/2009 3:48:15 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: ZULU

Somewhere I ran across a site that sells the cartridges for about $6 apiece (don’t remember where). Or learn to re-load your own here: (excellent old weapon site.)

http://www.surplusrifle.com/articles2008/loadingforthemartinihenry/index.asp


45 posted on 02/17/2009 3:48:41 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: calex59

I think the company wants “only” $16,000 for the revolver.


46 posted on 02/17/2009 3:49:50 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: backwoods-engineer

The M44 carbine is on the 1st list.

(http://www.surplusrifle.com ?)


47 posted on 02/17/2009 3:51:57 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: elcid1970

Yes, my FIL had a S&W 1917 .45 revolver. They were more robust, but smaller in size than the Webley. I tried to get it when he died but his widow sold it to some guy without saying a word to the rest of the family. Damn, shame, it had real ivory grips(not factory standard)that had turned yellow with age and had been used by some sheriff in Arizona or one of the other western states before my father in law bought it.


48 posted on 02/17/2009 3:52:13 PM PST by calex59
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To: dynachrome

he was a member of the commie party.

But if his books are enjoyable, I will try not to hold it against him.


49 posted on 02/17/2009 3:52:25 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: abigailsmybaby
Has anybody here ever owned a Kimber handgun? I’m thinking about buying one and would love any opinions.

I own, and carry a Kimber Ultra Covert II. It is compact, light, and a very smooth shooting weapon. Mine has the Crimson Trace grips, and I am a big fan of those as well.

The only negative thing I can say about it is that it requires a special tool for dis-assembly.

50 posted on 02/17/2009 3:52:27 PM PST by PalmettoMason ("an empty limousine pulled up in front of the White House, and Barack Obama got out")
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