After my blog a couple of days ago and at the request of Stephen over at "Standing outside Looking In" I want to list some of my favorites.
The first one on top is my favorite as far as handling. It is a Rossi Gallery Gun, 16" barrel, stainless with dark wood stock. I can feed it shorts or long rifle shells as well as CB caps which I love as they will drop a squirrel in a heartbeat and make no more sound than a pellet gun. A semi-auto will not handle shorts or CB caps and with the short pump stroke it is very fast to get off multiple shots. I think it holds about 17-20 CB caps and functions flawlessly with them and all ammo for that matter. I love the look of this gun. Very accurate as well.
Second rifle is one I have had a long time also. I was prompted by the blog on survival rifles to dig it out. It is a Savage 22 LR on top over a 410 shotgun underneath. it is a great gun to have, a little on the heavy side but none the less a excellent multipurpose weapon to have. I keep having thoughts of cutting the barrel down to make it lighter an easier to handle but I don't know if I would use it enough to warrant killing any collector value it may have (which is not much now)
Thirdly is a Ruger 10-22. probably my go to rifle if I was using a 22 in survival situation. I put a sling on it and stripped the stock down to remove the shiny finish and gave it an oil rubbed finish like the old military rifles. I would like to put a peep sight conversion on it like the M1 carbine to make it easier for me to use the sights. As you know there is tons of add-on stuff for this gun but I am very traditional and like the look of it like it is. It is a work gun I have no qualms about getting it scratched. Which brings up a point, most of my guns are not safe queens, like my truck I take care of it but it gets used. Same with my guns, they get used and scratched occasionally.......gives em character, I loose no sleep over it.