Sharp as a Marble started it, I think. The question is “What 5 firearms would I purchase, should neither price nor practicality be an issue?”
I know the first one. It immediately came to mind.
1. 1928 Thompson. My grail gun. The one I will never own. It’s not the paperwork or the tax stamp. It’s the current cost. I’ve had the opportunity to shoot one a few times. Best device ever for turning money into noise.
The others will be ones that could, maybe will, come into my possession.
2. Colt Python. .357 Magnum, deep blued steel, 6″ barrel.
3. M1A. The semi-auto version of the M-14. Derived from the M-1 Garand, chambered in .308, the last of the .30 caliber U.S. battle rifles.
4. A high-end custom 1911. I don’t have a particular company or gunsmith in mind, I just want one where everything is done and done right. I’m regularly shooting an inexpensive Para and it runs just fine. This is just a want, without reasons.
5. An over/under shotgun. They are ridiculously expensive, and I can break 18 out of 25 with my Auto-5 as well as I could with a Holland & Holland or a Fabbri, but I would buy one just the same.
That’s my list today. It might change if you asked me in a week. If I did ever own any of them, they would be shooters, it would be the only reason to have them.
What would you buy?