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    What would you propose Washington's State Official firearm...

    Utah lawmaker to propose a state firearm
    Utah soon could have an official state firearm: the Browning model 1911 .45-caliber handgun, designed by Utah gun maker John Moses Browning.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/n ... gun09.html

    Wow! I wonder what would Washington's State firearm would be?

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    Water pistol.

    It seems like it's always wet on the more populated side of the Cascades.
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    If a rifle, the M1 Garand or M14 Springfield. If a pistol, 1911 or Springfield XD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2l3 View Post
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    Winchester Model 94

    .30-30 lever action. It is the gun of the west and I would also bet that many many lontime resident's of Washington hunted deer with this gun in their youth.

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    Sig .22 mosquito.

    Sig because they are awesome!

    .22 because I have never met so many people in a state that carry a .22 cal.

    Mosquito because....well..its Washington! ;-)

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    uh?

    maybe gogo got his pics mixed?
    that is a marlin mod 336c pictured.
    i will vote for the winchester mod 1873!
    maybe that gun was used by washington frontiersmen settling
    the northwest territory to create our state in 1889.
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    WRONG, Bob

    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    maybe gogo got his pics mixed?
    that is a marlin mod 336c pictured.
    i will vote for the winchester mod 1873!
    maybe that gun was used by washington frontiersmen settling
    the northwest territory to create our state in 1889.
    Hey Bob, look again.. that is a 94 win.

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    How about something from Olympic Arms?

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    well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger Dr View Post
    Hey Bob, look again.. that is a 94 win.
    im not wrong this time, but i have been wrong before!
    gogo edited his pic to more accurately depict the gun he was describing!


    mod 94


    mod 336c

    I know the difference, i looked it up on the interwebtubes.
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    im not wrong this time, but i have been wrong before!
    gogo edited his pic to more accurately depict the gun he was describing!


    mod 94


    mod 336c

    I know the difference, i looked it up on the interwebtubes.
    OK, I did not see the first pic.

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    Ruger 10/22

    Old time favorite of the American people. Extremely versatile and endless combination of alterations. Cheap. Maybe a bit too much hype for such a small bite. Etc... Anyone else agree

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    I vote for the kind that goes BANG when you pull the trigger!

    I like the idea of the official firearm being what the frontiersmen used when they were traveling to and settling in the northwest.
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    Victor Dewey 12 guage shotgun. In reality, any of the generic hardware-store shotguns. This is the one my grandfather used when he homesteaded in Washington a century ago.
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    As a classic, I like the 1874 Sharps. Since it's the state firearm, the caliber isn't important to me, but I load for .45-70, so if authentic paper-patched loads are part of the scheme, I have that covered.
    Now, if a more modern look is wanted, let's go with a M249 SAW. We oughta make them legal in the state so's one could own the state firearm.
    In a pistol, old school- single action revolver. The Colt SAA is authentic, but a Ruger BH with some buffalo loads is a bunch more fun to shoot. New school, A Glock. Thousands of 'em in use all over the state in LE hands, and lots more in private hands.

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    For Washington State Politicians it would be the "Blunderbuss".

    "Big Mouthed", inaccurate, ineffective, lots of flash and noise, and often misses what it is aiming for.


    For the rest of us, it would most likely be the sporterized "milsurp" rifle. When I was growing up, everyone had a sporterized Mauser 98, 1903 Springfield, a Springfield in 30-40 Krag, or 1917 Winchester (Enfield), etc. As a runner up, any octagonal barrel, pump action, 22 rifle. Standard issue for any farm for pest control.
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    Long Gun: #94 30-30
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    Liberal Handgun for a Liberal State
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    How about the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress? Not exactly a gun but it sure carried a whole bunch of them (about a dozen Browning .50 cals) and they were built right here (well, right there, on the wet side, since I'm on the dry side).
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    Detonics 1911 (Seattle made)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammo View Post
    How about the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress? Not exactly a gun but it sure carried a whole bunch of them (about a dozen Browning .50 cals) and they were built right here (well, right there, on the wet side, since I'm on the dry side).
    Yes, the B-17 was a Boeing plane (design, that is). They were also built by Douglas and Lockheed during the war.
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    Why would we want public officials, spending the time we pay them for voting on stuff like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebastidge View Post
    Why would we want public officials, spending the time we pay them for voting on stuff like this?
    One reason I can think of is that we're stuck with a bunch of morons for Legislators. The more time they spend on "stuff" like this, the less time they have to pass more taxes or create more Departments and Programs. Since they aren't smart enough to realize what the true mission of government is, and think it should grow to the point it is "all controlling", then we need to keep them busy on benign projects like this.

    Anyway, it's just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogodawgs View Post
    .30-30 lever action. It is the gun of the west and I would also bet that many many lontime resident's of Washington hunted deer with this gun in their youth.
    GoGo,
    If you would allow me to be just a bit more historically correct, the Model 1894 Winchester was originally only offered in 38-55 and 32-40, thus making the rifle with those calibers the true "gun of the west". However, as you state, the 30-30 has probably taken more deer over the last hundred years than any other and is a necked down 38-55/375 Winchester.

    http://www.rifleshootermag.com/ammun...811/index.html

    So it depends on whether the State gun should be the gun that was used after we became a state or include the Territorial years which would be the 1873, and, like 1245A would be my vote.



    Starting from the bottom: Genuine Model 1894 Winchester in 38-55, Navy Arms "Winchester" 1873 in 44-40, Marlin Model 375 in 375 Winchester, Marlin 1894 CL Classic in 32-20, and a Rossi replica of an old Overland double hammered Coach gun.

    Of course, these all belong to my wifes 5th cousin once removed somewhere.
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