I am curious if the people in this forum have a list of rifles that they avidly search for. I have a small list of guns that I sure would like to find if I ever had the opportunity.
1) Fred Rungee's Pre-64 Model 70 Alaskan in 338 Win Mag. It is a beater and has tooth marks from one of his life vs. death battles with a grizzly. It also has a compass and lyman no. 48 peep sights. I would go deep for this one.
2) Glen Gregory Springfield Sporters- Glen Gregory who ran a trading post in Tanana, Alaska converted Military 03 Springfields into wonderful rifles that were based on the G&H pattern. Most are 308 Norma mag and 300 Weatherby. I saw one in 06 and I sure would love to bump into one of these at a gunshow. They often have a moose antler foreend.
3) Howard Johnson or Bill Fuller 450 Alaskan Model 71 conversion. This is something that I really would go nuts to get. They just have so much history.
4) Bill Etchell's Muzzle loader- 50 Cal percussion. Bill was an interesting character who made some really good rifles. He died about 25 years ago and he never made many rifles but they are out there.
I think that this is it for right now. I am wondering if others have guns that they would like to find some day.