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THE TEN MANLIEST FIREARMS
Arthur's Hall of Viking Manliness ^ | N/A | Crazy Einar

Posted on 12/24/2009 6:56:55 PM PST by parsifal

This was a hard piece to write, because guns by definition are manly, except for Berettas, gold-plated TEC9s, .25 caliber pistols or anything made by the French. To simplify things, I have limited it to modern cartridge firearms a man might, can, and should collect and shoot. There are certainly other manly weapons, and you may have a different list. As long as the list contains nothing French, gold-plated, .25 or with pearl grips (which Patton correctly observed are the mark of a New Orleans pimp), it is a good list.

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


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KEYWORDS: banglist; french; guns; manhood; manliness; weapons
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While researching one of my weapons, I found this. I thought it was interesting. FWIW, I have 2 of the 10. Dan Wesson 357 oughta be on the list.

parsy, who is trying to stay awake long enough to see Santa

1 posted on 12/24/2009 6:56:56 PM PST by parsifal
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To: parsifal

Pre-64 Model 70 Winchester chambered for .375 H&H.


2 posted on 12/24/2009 6:58:32 PM PST by VR-21
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To: parsifal

3 posted on 12/24/2009 7:01:18 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: parsifal

Ill take a M1 Garand for manly...


4 posted on 12/24/2009 7:02:21 PM PST by crazydad
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To: parsifal

The last piece on Ronnie Barrett was priceless. :)

I like what Santa brought me for Christmas!

http://www.mossberg.com/images/Mossberg_Guns/930/New/50771.jpg


5 posted on 12/24/2009 7:02:48 PM PST by Pox
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To: parsifal
Who said they had to be Manly?


6 posted on 12/24/2009 7:03:41 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: parsifal
Agreed. There should be a .357 there too.

I too have two of the ten!

I will let the libtards guess which ones!

Merry Christmas!

7 posted on 12/24/2009 7:04:32 PM PST by bayliving (Democrats are the enemy of : ________________ There are just too many things to mention just one.)
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To: VR-21

I have one with a muzzle brake and sorbothane recoil pad, you need them!

My favorite “manliest’ gun otherwise is the M1A with a GI fiberglass stock and a National Match grade Leupold scope.


8 posted on 12/24/2009 7:05:17 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: parsifal

Merry Christmas, parsy!

TheConservativeParty, who is glad to see a gun thread tonight.


9 posted on 12/24/2009 7:05:36 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Take back the GOP-RNC. Apply RINO-B-GONE as needed.)
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To: parsifal

If I can substitute a Benelli M1 Super 90 for the Remington 870 then I’ve got 4 out of 10.

The author left out the free world’s right arm: the FN FAL. That’s number 5.


10 posted on 12/24/2009 7:06:39 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?")
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To: HangnJudge

Nice sawed off but very illegal


11 posted on 12/24/2009 7:06:57 PM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: parsifal

I love posts like this. Until the know-it-alls show up..


12 posted on 12/24/2009 7:07:35 PM PST by BILLNHILL MAKE ME ILL (Onward thru the smoke, mirrors, and B.S....)
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To: parsifal
What my M1A looks like.
13 posted on 12/24/2009 7:08:27 PM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: parsifal

I had a Dan Wesson with 2” and 8” barrels. In a target match with the 8” barrel mounted, I outshot a Colt Pyton 357 with ease.

Agree that the Dan could have been on the list. Many of the ones ON the list are slightly too exotic for most shooters; me included. Was VERY happy to see the 1911 45 Cal. ACP near the top of the list.


14 posted on 12/24/2009 7:08:52 PM PST by Tucker39 (I Tim. 1:15b " .....Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.")
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Nice sawed off but very illegal

Is that a problem?
Must from some private collection...

15 posted on 12/24/2009 7:09:38 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: parsifal

There wasn’t alot wrong with the Lebel Model 1886 rifle — a perfectly good firearm for its time, and was still deployed long after its use-by date.

Just because it’s French doesn’t mean it’s bad.


16 posted on 12/24/2009 7:09:47 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: HangnJudge

Panther 5.56 with a .22 conversion kit.
17 posted on 12/24/2009 7:10:10 PM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: parsifal
I'm up for it. Ohhh
18 posted on 12/24/2009 7:10:27 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: parsifal

Sorry for the typo.........and the lousey proofreading. It was a 357 Colt Python.


19 posted on 12/24/2009 7:10:36 PM PST by Tucker39 (I Tim. 1:15b " .....Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.")
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To: parsifal
Here's my little baby

20 posted on 12/24/2009 7:10:52 PM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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here's my baby now

21 posted on 12/24/2009 7:12:13 PM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: parsifal

I have 3 but won’t open Christmas gifts until morning so I don’t know if #4 is under the tree or not..


22 posted on 12/24/2009 7:12:57 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (I'm Jim Thompson and I say our government is a joke and its current makeup is the punch line.)
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To: MaxMax
Obligatory Ann Coulter imagery...


23 posted on 12/24/2009 7:13:01 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: parsifal

I have three of the ten except my S&W magnum is a .41 caliber, my Remington 870 Wingmaster doesn’t look like the one pictured, but my Glock 40 S&W is a dead (sic) ringer.


24 posted on 12/24/2009 7:13:35 PM PST by Misterioso (Common sense is a simple and non-self-conscious use of logic. -- Ayn Rand)
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To: parsifal

Dang, I have a very manly gun collection (5 out of the 10)!


25 posted on 12/24/2009 7:14:00 PM PST by Kolb ("Man is not free unless government is limited." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: parsifal
Because nothing says authority like a 6 shot double action 454 Casull.


26 posted on 12/24/2009 7:14:18 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Something is seriously wrong when the .gov plans to treat citizens worse than they treat terrorists)
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To: Eye of Unk

Santa brought me an M1A. I think that they and the No. 5 Enfield (Jungle Carbine) are the sexiest firearms ever made. I learned during time spent in Alaska that anything chambered in .375 H&H is a favored general-purpose weapon. Pre-64 70’s are kind of like old T-Birds...just cool.


27 posted on 12/24/2009 7:15:28 PM PST by VR-21
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To: HangnJudge

Not a proplem to me but this site is most likly watched by the feds.Please be carefull we need all the conservatives we can get.


28 posted on 12/24/2009 7:16:14 PM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: HangnJudge

Now thats what we need for Christmas Eve!

parsy, who was just putting out milk and cookies (I’ve been pretty good this year, haven’t I?)


29 posted on 12/24/2009 7:16:35 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: parsifal
did you here about the morgans?


30 posted on 12/24/2009 7:16:44 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: parsifal
I have 5 of the 10.

I cant believe the FN FAL is not on the list


31 posted on 12/24/2009 7:17:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: parsifal

32 posted on 12/24/2009 7:17:40 PM PST by GregoTX (When people find they can vote themselves money it will herald the end of the republic. Ben Franklin)
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To: parsifal

On the right side of that webpage, there’s “The Manliest Men” category.

They’ve got the best Clint Eastwood section.

Movie quote from Clint “I have strong feelings about gun control. If there’s a gun around, I want to be controlling it.”

TheConservativeParty, who’s a gal that likes Manly Men and Guns (and knives are great too)


33 posted on 12/24/2009 7:17:47 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Take back the GOP-RNC. Apply RINO-B-GONE as needed.)
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To: HangnJudge

Yum!!!!!!


34 posted on 12/24/2009 7:18:36 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: TLEIBY308
The one 1:49 into this video legal? Know what it is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TC2xTCb_GU

35 posted on 12/24/2009 7:19:03 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: parsifal
Before the fall (9/11 wiped out more than the buildings)when I had money I had a Pedersoli reproduction 1874 Sharps long rifle.
That was a fun rifle to throw a chunk of lead downrange.
36 posted on 12/24/2009 7:19:30 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: parsifal

.50 cal deagle


37 posted on 12/24/2009 7:20:01 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: bayliving

I don’t have any ammo for one of mine. Client didn’t pay his bill so I assume its mine now. The Mosin Nagant M44 is what I think it is.

I’ll keep quiet about the others.

parsy, who also has a pick axe which could inflict some pain


38 posted on 12/24/2009 7:20:52 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: Brugmansian

Im out in the sticks,dial up only sorry I cant watch the video


39 posted on 12/24/2009 7:22:17 PM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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I took the head off a rattlesnake from about 50 feet with my Dan Wesson, and didn’t hit neither of the dogs either. Although I did once sink a fish hook in Rudolph’s (yellow lab) nose once.

parsy, who likes to think he wasn’t just lucky


40 posted on 12/24/2009 7:23:00 PM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: parsifal
Did you say manly?


41 posted on 12/24/2009 7:23:00 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Noumenon

I’ve got 5 of them, and agree that the FN-FAL should be included, along with the Colt Python .357. Which would make 7 for me...


42 posted on 12/24/2009 7:23:16 PM PST by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Brugmansian

What’s wrong with that maniac! He hates fruits and vegetables! :-0 I like the RPG, little heavy for coyotes though.


43 posted on 12/24/2009 7:24:21 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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Please be carefull we need all the conservatives we can get.

Is is an image from a film and tv production armourer
Mountain of Armoury In Action
Very “imaginary”
http://www.armouryinaction.co.uk/media/shotguns/sawnoffdb.jpg

If I had anything like this,
Would I be so stupid to post. a picture?...

44 posted on 12/24/2009 7:24:23 PM PST by HangnJudge
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45 posted on 12/24/2009 7:26:32 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: VR-21

I have a No.4 Mk1. Love it. I also have a G.98 in my small collection o’ arms.


46 posted on 12/24/2009 7:27:08 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: HangnJudge

I would hope not.


47 posted on 12/24/2009 7:27:21 PM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: mylife

What is the price range on those?


48 posted on 12/24/2009 7:28:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Brugmansian
German MG 42


49 posted on 12/24/2009 7:28:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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I love lists like this. Good for endless arguing in fun and all.

Howsomever, I must take issue with the SMLE (aptly called "smelly.") It is one of the worst firearms ever designed. It's only claim to fame is cocking on the lock, instead of when it is being unlocked, which makes it somewhat faster. Everything else about it is a disaster.

I had the unfortunate job of refinishing two of them. My special hate is for the stock. It has about 57 screws holding the stock together. I swear that whoever designed it had family in some screw-making mill outside London, and he needed to keep 'em employed. I have never seen so many damn screws. Criminal I tell ya.

For me, the SMLE is a symbol of the decline of the British Empire, not an emblem of its glory.

Merry Christmas.

50 posted on 12/24/2009 7:29:42 PM PST by ar15cz75
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