Best gun in history?

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Best gun in history?
« on: February 04, 2007, 07:29:59 PM »
Ok, mabye this is a bad thread but I'll Give it a try
Best gun in any category.

My all time favorite is
Colt 1911 and its friends
The first semi auto pistol was the best, almost a 100 years old and it's more popular then ever.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2007, 08:01:09 PM by Lord Zimoa »

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Empress Meg

Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007, 08:11:46 PM »
.38 speical and a Ruger have been the smoothest pistols I've every shot. Not sure about them being "the best", but that's what I perfer to shot.  For a hunting weapon, an old Winchester varmint rifle does me fine.

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Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007, 08:16:30 PM »
For most influential gun, i'd say the Brown Bess. There was no musket in 17th-18th century Europe that could compare to its accuracy, smooth reloading and sheer power. Also, the practice of loading a regiment's muskets with two balls instead of one made its very volley particularly devastating. The Baker Rifle, first reliable rifled gun in history was also quite influential.

For the best firearm, the AK-47 certainly stands out for its reliability, ruggedness and ease of use.

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Offline Sharpe

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Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 08:28:53 PM »
Hmm i tried to post earlier and it didnt wrk, hopefully this one will go through

Not sure about the best, but my favorite must be the Baker Rifle, for the reasoms Isaac Brock outlined above
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Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 11:04:52 PM »
My vote would go to any Mauser rifle or carbine, released from the 1880's to 2003.

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Dhekelian

Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 01:24:08 AM »
I'm biased towards rifles I suppose, anyone can fire a Machine gun, modern one anyway. I vote for the Baker Rifle or the Lee Enfield. I fight the Lee Enfield while in the Army Cadets and nearly took off my shoulder by not holding it properly.  ;D

Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 03:05:05 PM »
Maxim Heavy Machine gun, Used through two world wars Vietnam and even in colonial battles before these not nice at all Used on Airplane boat Carrage and Tripod...The Belt fed work force of many armys ....

Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007, 03:25:31 PM »
Clearly not the 'best', but i like the look of the Colt Army, and the Colt Navy.

Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2007, 06:56:40 PM »
AK 47, I mean they were introduced in 1947 and I'm sure theres probably some random terrorist running around with one today.

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Re: best gun in history?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2007, 07:11:07 PM »
no, you got it wrong.
you might find some random terrorists not running around with one.

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Dhekelian

Re: Best gun in history?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2007, 04:57:12 PM »
Alas, I think you are right Hoko.

Re: Best gun in history?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2007, 01:44:06 PM »
Well, how about the German MG42? Hitlers buzzsaw, devastating if set up well.

Otherwise I'd go with the AK47, very well designed, cheap to make, good rate of fire and accuracy, and excellent resiliance. An AK47 can be buried in a river bed for about 10 days, dug up and will work fine. Its 7.62 mm round is definately a man-stopper round when compared to the 5.56 mm rounds used by most European Armies.

Personally I got to fire an old SLR a couple of times, that was pretty great.

Re: Best gun in history?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2007, 05:20:40 AM »
What about "Big Bertha"?
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Dhekelian

Re: Best gun in history?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2007, 02:11:31 PM »
I suppose you could say the best gun in History was the first one ever made as every gun since has been based on that one.  O0

Re: Best gun in history?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2007, 11:23:39 PM »
I'd have to say the german MG42. One of the most powerful machine guns even to this day. Tear a whole through you good if you get shot with one of those.
Good thing they arent mounted on street corners lol
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