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My list changes daily (or at least it "rearranges"). So I only look at the top three nowadays. Today, those are:

Mosin Nagant 91/30
Springfield XDM (for the wife - probably 9mm, not sure)
Walther P22
 

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I think I've posted in this thread before (it's two years old!)  But my tastes have changed and my list has been updated and shortened.  Now I'm down to only two "must haves" that I want to buy soon.  Lots more "wants" after that, but no reason to list them because my Want List gets changed/rearranged so frequently!

(1) Rossi Ranch Hand (lever action handgun) in .38/.357mag (maybe .45LC - can't decide)
(2) Some version of a 7.92x57 Mauser (bolt action rifle) - a German K98K, Czech vs.24, Yugo M24/47 or Yugo M48

[edit]Yep, found my old post:

My list changes daily (or at least it "rearranges").  So I only look at the top three nowadays.  Today, those are:

Mosin Nagant 91/30
Springfield XDM (for the wife - probably 9mm, not sure)
Walther P22


Got the Mosin.  Got the XDM (in .45acp).  The Walther has been moved from "must have" to "want list" status because I already have so many .22's
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Updating my list, with a new addition.  Rumor only that this will be coming out this year, but if it does, OH BOY!  I gotta have one.

A Henry lever-action in 45/70 !

The rest of my list remains the same:

(1) Rossi Ranch Hand (lever action handgun) in .38/.357mag (maybe .45LC - can't decide)
(2) Some version of a 7.92x57 Mauser (bolt action rifle) - a German K98K, Czech vs.24, Yugo M24/47 or Yugo M48
 

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Looking back in this thread - which has been going on for several YEARS now - it's always fun to see what my older WishList was, how I've chiseled away at it, and how it's changed!

Then:
6/8/2009
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Heritage Rough Rider .22LR/.22WMR 6" steel single action revolver
Savage Mark II-BV .22LR bolt action rifle (or possibly a Mark II-FVT)
IZH-Baikal IZH61 .177 pellet air rifle

6/20/2010
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Mosin Nagant 91/30
Springfield XDM (for the wife - probably 9mm, not sure)
Walther P22

1/15/2011
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Rossi Ranch Hand (lever action handgun) in .38/.357mag (maybe .45LC - can't decide)
Some version of a 7.92x57 Mauser (bolt action rifle) - a German K98K, Czech vs.24, Yugo M24/47 or Yugo M48
Now:

7/17/2011
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I've since gotten the Heritage Rough Rider (in alloy, not steel), the Mosin Nagant 91/30, the Springfield XD/M (in .45, not 9mm), and the 7.92x57 Mauser (Yugoslavian M48).  Plus a bunch of other rifles/handguns that were not on the list, but were impluse buys.

My current WishList (in no particular order) is:

(1) .357 or .44 lever rifle - either a Marlin or a Rossi, and/or the Rossi Ranch Hand in .357
(2) Ruger Blackhawk in .357
(3) Something in .22 hornet (single shot or bolt action)

The oldest item on my WishList is that Ruger Blackhawk.  It's been on there, at a lower priority, for many years.  I almost snagged one a month or two ago, but had to pass unfortunately.  But now the Ruger has bubbled up to be in the "top three" position.  I am in the middle of a gun buying moratorium for a little while, but hope to be back in action in two months or so!
 

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My old list(s) from earlier posts in this thread:
6/8/2009
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Heritage Rough Rider .22LR/.22WMR 6" steel single action revolver check!
Savage Mark II-BV .22LR bolt action rifle (or possibly a Mark II-FVT)
IZH-Baikal IZH61 .177 pellet air rifle

6/20/2010
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Mosin Nagant 91/30 check!
Springfield XDM (for the wife - probably 9mm, not sure) check! (actually .45acp)
Walther P22

1/15/2011
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Rossi Ranch Hand (lever action handgun) in .38/.357mag (maybe .45LC - can't decide)
Some version of a 7.92x57 Mauser (bolt action rifle) - a German K98K, Czech vs.24, Yugo M24/47 or Yugo M48 check!

7/17/2011
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.357 or .44 lever rifle - either a Marlin or a Rossi, and/or the Rossi Ranch Hand in .357 check! (actually .45colt)
Ruger Blackhawk in .357
Something in .22 hornet (single shot or bolt action)
Since then, I've also picked up:
Springfield XD/40 subcompact
Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380acp
Uberti .45colt SAA clone


Time to update the "Want List" again:

2/11/2012:
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Bond Arms "Snake Slayer or "Century 2000" .45colt/.410 derringer
Baikal (USSG) MP220 12ga coach gun
Rossi or Taurus model 62 pump action .22LR or .22mag rifle
Henry Mare's Leg in .22LR
Ruger Blackhawk in .357mag
CZ Rami alloy frame in .40s&w
Springfield XDS in .45acp
 

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Previous list, from an earlier post on 2/11/2012:
Bond Arms "Snake Slayer or "Century 2000" .45colt/.410 derringer
Baikal (USSG) MP220 12ga coach gun
Rossi or Taurus model 62 pump action .22LR or .22mag rifle
Henry Mare's Leg in .22LR
Ruger Blackhawk in .357mag
CZ Rami alloy frame in .40s&w
Springfield XDS in .45acp
Got the Rossi 62 pump .22lr a month ago

Updated Want List:
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.22lr: Stainless 4" Taurus 94 9-shot revolver
.22lr: Either S&W M&P22 or Ruger SR22 (for the wife)
.40s&w: Either CZ Rami (alloy) or S&W Shield
.357mag: Stainless 6-1/2" Ruger Blackhawk, this has been on the want list forever and a day!
.45acp: Springfield XD/S, when it finally comes out (for the wife)

I decided that the derringer, coach gun, and mare's leg - while cute - can wait for a little while.

For the first time in quite a while, I don't have any rifles on my Want List. And I am still really loving two of my fairly recent purchases: The Rossi '62 levergun in .45colt, and the Uberti Cattleman revolver, also in .45colt. Boy, I really love this caliber! Being able to reload this helps immensly - I don't think I could afford to shoot .45colt otherwise. Both of these guns have turned out to be just fantastic. I would buy either one again in a heartbeat!
 

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Consolidating my posts to this thread over the years (it's fun to see how my tastes have changed!):

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Got it:  Heritage Rough Rider .22LR revolver
Deleted: Savage Mark II-BV .22LR bolt action rifle
Pending: IZH-Baikal IZH61 .177 pellet air rifle
Got it:  Mosin Nagant 91/30
Got it:  Springfield XDM in .45auto
Deleted: Walther P22
Deleted: Rossi Ranch Hand (lever action handgun)
Got it:  Some version of a 7.92x57 Mauser
Pending: Henry (or Marlin) lever-action in 45/70
Got it:  .357 or .44 lever rifle (actually got a .45colt one)
Got it:  Ruger Blackhawk in .357mag
Deleted: Something in .22 hornet
Deleted: Bond Arms derringer
Deleted: Baikal (USSG) MP220 12ga coach gun
Got it:  Rossi or Taurus model 62 pump action .22LR
Deleted: Henry Mare's Leg in .22LR
Deleted: CZ Rami alloy frame in .40s&w
Got it:  Springfield XDS in .45acp
Deleted: Stainless 4" Taurus 94 9-shot revolver
Deleted: S&W M&P22 pistol
Got it:  Ruger SR22
Pending: S&W Shield in .40s&w
New additions:

Universal M1 carbine .30
Ruger .40s&w carbine
Mossberg Patrol Rifle in .308
Uberti 12-shot .22LR Cattleman revolver

Other stuff, I have seen and bought so quickly, that it never even made it onto "the list" before purchase!
 

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I need a Marlin 1984C 357/38...
As lop already mentioned, don't neglect to check out the Rossi 1892. After handling both the Marlin and the Rossi, I chose the Rossi over the Marlin. The newer Marlins ("Remlins") are not what they used to be. But if you can find an older used Marlin levergun, that would be good.

I was initially looking for a .38/.357 too, but couldn't find any available. So I got a .45colt instead. I'm glad that happened - I really love the .45colt round and I'm now very happy that I ended up with it instead of the .38/.357 (I am not disparaging the .38/.357 - I'm just really happy with my .45colt!) The Rossi has a very strong action and you'll have no problem loading your .45colts to .44mag levels and safely shooting them in the Rossi if that's what you want to do. Just don't accidently put one of those hot loads into your SAA replica revolver though!
 

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Ok, I've got a safety problem with that.
It's really no different than (most) all of the reloading manuals having different sections specifically for Ruger and Thompson handguns. In those sections they specify hotter loads because the Ruger and Thompson actions can take it.

But I get your point.

But there's also a point that anyone who would shoot unknown loads in their guns is basically an unsafe person from the get-go anyway.

I don't hot load any of my .45colt personally. I have no need to. That would be something you might do if you wanted to, say, hunt hogs with your .45colt levergun. I brought it up because many people indeed DO hotload .45colt (given they have an appropriate gun to shoot it in). The Rossi lever action is one such appropriate gun.
 

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I just saw a Charter Arms "Pit Bull" revolver in 9mm in the latest Guns Magazine. Hmmm ... different enough that I may be enticed some day. That, or the .40s&w Pit Bull. I always wanted a Charter Arms Bulldog .44spl when I was younger too. Charter Arms has had their ups and downs in the quality department over the years. Anyone know where they stand currently? Decent guns, or trash?
 

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I hate to say it, but I think I'm in a slump. There are just no guns that I currently have a burning desire to run out and buy. I still want an M1 Carbine, and that Uberti 12 shot 22 SAA revolver, but neither of those are "burning desires" at the moment. If I find one at a decent price, great, I'll buy it. But I'm not out searching for them. The GunBroker link in my web browser hasn't been clicked on for some time now.

I'm shooting more often now than I ever have, since they just built that nice new range a few minutes from my house and I have a lifetime membership paid in full. You'd think that would make me want to buy more guns. But I think I'm realizing that I really really enjoy the guns I already own, and I like shooting them over and over without feeling the urge to keep buying more. And I'm finding renewed interest in my airguns as well.

I think I need another Phideaux shoot with all you guys to get my purchasing desire jump-started again. Can't wait 'til October!
 

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I was wondering what in the heck "556 Russian" caliber was. I could figure out the caliber if somebody said "556 Nato", or maybe "545 Russian", or even "762 Russian" but I had a brain-fart on "556 Russian".

Then I found out it was a Sig Sauer model designation, not a caliber. :eek:

I'll say, that's a very handsome rifle, whatever the heck caliber it is!

(I looked it up ... 7.62x39)
 

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I'm now considering another airgun as my next purchase. A Chinese brand I had not heard of until recently: Xisico, model XS46U (it's an under-lever springer). Apparently these inexpensive models can be quite good after they have been tuned by a pro who knows the ins and outs of the Chinese models, as here at the Flying Dragon Air Rifle site:


http://flyingdragonairrifles.org/XISICO_XS46U.html

For some reason I am drawn to the idea of an under-lever or side-lever springer air rifle.
 

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I saw a review on that Remington R51. It sounds like the gun was absolutely horrid. I hate to say that.

http://www.thebangswitch.com/remington-r51-over-hyped/

The video at the end of the review illustrates some of the issues. Yeuch! How could Remington have released this piece of garbage? I wouldn't buy one either. You couldn't even GIVE me one. I hope this is just "growing pains" and they'll get the design fixed sooner or later. But the fact that they even released it like this, what could they have been thinking???!!! :confused:
 

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1. Mossberg MVP in 5.56/.223
Be sure and handle one of these Mossbergs before you buy one sight unseen online from Bud's or something. You might have another R51 moment with it. I did. I really really wanted the Mossberg "Patrol Rifle" (this one is in their MVP series). I liked the idea of it being a bolt action that takes standard AR mags. I finally found one in a store and handled it. That Mossberg was my "R51 moment". Set it right down, and bought a Howa 1500 instead. Maybe we can hope that all the MVP rifles are not like that Patrol Rifle I handled.
 

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I've had so many guns on my list, and posted in this thread several times over the years after buying some, and abandoning others.

Now, I only have ONE gun that "I've just got to have" (for the moment ... until things change again!)

An HK P30SL V3 in 9mm. The price is a hard pill to swallow, but I've never shot a pistol (my friend has one of these) that fit me so well, operated so smoothly and was so deadly accurate. So I think I'll have to pay up and shut up. Some say with HK you're mostly paying for the name. I shot it side-by-side with Glocks and a S&W M&P, and the HK was far more fun and impressive in my hands. And I really like M&Ps and Glocks, so I'm not slighting them at all. YMMV of course.

http://hk-usa.com/hk-models/p30l/
 

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A S&W M&P9 shield just dropped into my lap for $289. I HAD to do it. :rolleyes:
Is that new or used? If new, what a fantastic price! My son just bought a Shield. I had shot them before, but after extensively shooting his new one, yep, I agree that this is one of the best defensive carry pistols around. Small enough to conceal well, functionally perfect, and not expensive.
 
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