We all have those dream guns that we hope to own one day.
I certainly have many and would like to share some with you.
Here are my top seven guns I see in my dream, and why I need them.
1. A fine Drilling Combination Gun
If you have followed me and my posts on Wide Open Spaces, you know I have mentioned them on more than a few occasions. The version I like best is the double barreled shotgun with a single, large caliber rifle barrel slung underneath.
The shotgun barrels are usually chambered in either 12 or 16 gauge and the rifle barrel can be found in something as big as the 9.3x74R cartridge. Smaller caliber sleeves are available so you can shoot smaller critters, too.
The Drilling Combo is an all-in-one game killing machine. Sadly, the prices of these great weapons also kill the bank account.
2. Wild West Guns CoPilot Lever Action Rifle
The CoPilot is a little takedown lever action rifle made for tight places. The heavyweight calibers are perfect for moose and attacking brown bears. This is the little friend you want in the big woods. I would get my CoPilot in .457 WWG that also shoots the .45/70 cartridge and single shot 2.5″ .410 shotshells.
Now that is another do it all rifle, and it packs down real small.
3. Stevens Pocket Rifle
I have had a few Stevens in my hands but did not like the pinch my wallet would have felt.
These little single shot takedown rifles were chambered for many obsolete cartridges, as well as the popular .22 long rifle. Of course, I’d want the available .22 version.
The guns have a detachable steel skeleton stock that comes off to turn the rifle into a pistol. The shorter barrel pocket rifles are exempt as curio & relics from NFA rules, and occasionally can be found for sale.
That would make a handy plinking and small game fun gun, to say the least.
4. Smith & Wesson .460 Magnum Revolver
The shear flexibility of this revolver to shoot the .460 S&W, .454 Casull, and the .45 Colt cartridges makes it really a great backcountry sidearm.
Load light or heavy for any need you may have. This one is certainly on my bucket list.
5. Parker Double Barreled Shotgun
This fine double barreled shotgun is a gentleman’s hunting weapon. It is all class and function.
Parkers are built for both beauty and performance. This gorgeous shotgun would be perfect for a walk through the uplands after pheasant and grouse.
6. Winchester Model 1895 in .405 W.C.F. cartridge
Oh yes, this is the gun Theodore Roosevelt named “Big Stick.”
That plus the fact that it shoots a grand old big bore cartridge puts it on the dream guns list.
7. Lahti 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle
Why in the heck would I want such a weapon that is useless other than gun range fun? Well, because it is bigger than a .50 BMG, that’s why.
Sometimes you just need to cut loose and have some fun. The Lahti 20mm would be the best way to accomplish that in an epic manner.
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