I was never much into hunting though I have family members who are ... but I have enjoyed shooting and collecting.
In the late 1980’s I decided I wasn’t likely to shoot as much anymore and got rid of pretty much all of my firearms. At the time, I told myself I was going to take the proceeds and purchase just a few modern guns ... one good tactical shotgun ... a combat rifle (possibly the H&K 91) ... and another good, high capacity semi-auto pistol ... alas I never got around to re-purchasing.
With the exception of a few misc other pieces, here’s what I had ...
4 Winchester Model 101 shotguns - over and under ... two 12’s (a field and a skeet), a 28 and a 20. The 12ga Field was the last shotgun I owned ... a really beautiful gun ... one I wish I'd kept.
Fox Sterlingworth (mid 1920’s) - 12ga - side-by-side ... another beautiful shotgun.
Remington 1100 - 12 ga ... this is the one I kept ready for “home defense” chambered with 3” magnum slug.
Remington 1100 - .410
WesternField 12 gauge pump (an old Montgomery Ward gun)
Remington 760 pump - .30-06
Remington 742 autoloader - .270
“Tanker” Garand ... .30-06 ... short in size, had a convex metal butt plate and was absolutely brutal to fire.
Mauser 98k - .30-06 ... with flash suppressor and bayonet
Winchester Model 94 lever action - .30wcf
Iver Johnson M1 carbine - .30 cal ... easily the “funnest” gun to shoot that I owned .... and shot pretty well as long as I kept the feed ramp polished and used good ammo.
A great “defensive” weapon too ... very controlable (yup,“gun control”). I may get another one some day.
Armalite AR-7 - .22 ... this is the one that breaks down and fits into it’s floating buttstock. I still own this one.
For pistols ...
1911 Colt - .45 ACP ... intended to add an extended barrel and get it magnaported but never did before I sold it.
Colt Commando .38 ... 4” barrel - parkerized
Colt 32-20 Police Positive Special w/ 6” barrel
S&W Police Special ... .38 w/ 4” barrel ... still have this one.
Walther P-38 - 9mm ... had gotten a bit loose but still fired well
Colt Woodsman semi-auto - .22 ... this was the ultimate plinkin' around gun ... what a great pistol ... another one I should have kept.
BTW - are you looking for the manual
for that Armalite AR-180 that’s been sitting in your sock drawer - or your wife’s Franchi SPAS-12 (and quite a few others) ... came upon this webpage with many free manuals while looking for the maunual for my AR-7 a while back ... http://stevespages.com/page7b.htm