Ugly Guns

Started by gitano, March 08, 2015, 01:09:05 PM

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gitano

Let me first say that I LIKE Ruger rifles. However, my emotional "likes" do not blind my eyes. Or at least I TRY to prevent that. This rifle is butt ugly in my opinion:
http://www.ruger.com/products/guideGun/models.html

Paul
Be nicer than necessary.

drinksgin (deceased)

Yep, for a minute I thought you were going to slander the lever guide gun, not the purtiest gun around, but not REALLY ugly, either.

The lever gun, that is.

;)
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22hornet

How about this one?
"Belief:" faith in something taught, as opposed to "knowledge:" which is awareness borne of experience.

22hornet

For me, an "ugly" rifle is anything plastic and stainless. Not to say this is not functional and serviceable. And certainly not to say that I wouldn't own a plastic / stainless rifle, it's just that I don't find them visually appealing.

I remember a saying we used to have back in my apprentice days.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder"
"Belief:" faith in something taught, as opposed to "knowledge:" which is awareness borne of experience.

22hornet

Or even this one? "Ugly is not confined to "cheap" "Ugly" has nothing to do with a price tag.
"Belief:" faith in something taught, as opposed to "knowledge:" which is awareness borne of experience.

gitano

I think most of us appreciate and adhere to the concept of "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" (love the 'beer holder' - I was after all a sailor), but some guns are, in my opinion, just plain ugly regardless of the amount of beer one has consumed.

I happen to think the Mosin Nagant action is just plain ugly. No qualifiers, just ugly. HOWEVER, when I took one apart, I was genuinely impressed with its simplicity and therefore battle worthiness. I do not call something 'beautiful' based on its function. The saying isn't "beauty is in the use of the beholder", it is in the EYE of the the beholder. A thing can be "ugly" and still be useful.

Paul
Be nicer than necessary.

Jorge in Oz

Bringing out some ugly rifles there Hornet. My eyes are hurting. :jumpingsmiley:

That Ruger is ugly too Paul. Don't care how practical some rifles may be some are just too nasty to be seen outdoors with. Because I don't drink and hunt, no amount of beers would entice me.
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sakorick

In the February sale at Rock Island auction, they had a lot of six Mosin Nagants one being the ultra rare M24 Finn marked carbine. I bid 2600 on the lot. It sold for six thousand Eight hundred dollars. That's right, $6,800.
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Jorge in Oz

Wow $6,800 for 6 Moist Nuggets, that's amazing even for the US.
"The Germans brought the best hunting rifle to the war. The Americans brought the best target rifle. The British brought the best battle rifle!"
 
"The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity." ― Leonard Ravenhill

sakorick

Quote from: Jorge in Oz;138106Wow $6,800 for 6 Moist Nuggets, that's amazing even for the US.

It was the first and only M24 Finn that I have ever seen. They are as rare as Rocking Horse poop.
Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice.

drinksgin (deceased)

And comes the saying, "A fool and his money".
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sakorick

Quote from: drinksgin;138108And comes the saying, "A fool and his money".

More than likely is that fool has a 5-7 thousand dollar rifle in hand. Once he sells the other 5 rifles for about 1500 bucks he will be in good shape.
Talk to yourself. There are times you need expert advice.

Jorge in Oz

I google the M24 Rick and I see why it is a rarity. Interesting.

It's just business at the end of the day. Making an investment.

It will be interesting to see when the baby boomers are gone and they will their collections to their children whether we will get a flood of milsurps on the market or whether they will hold on to them.
"The Germans brought the best hunting rifle to the war. The Americans brought the best target rifle. The British brought the best battle rifle!"
 
"The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity." ― Leonard Ravenhill

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