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Old 07-23-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Do you own any American icons?

So I just bought a Sportster, certainly an iconic American motorcycle. It got me thinking about what other American icons I own. I came up with two -

1) M1911.

2) Ka-Bar Marine Corps fighting knife.

I'd almost put my Ruger Vaquero single-action on the list, because it's basically a Colt 1873 with better springs, but I think it's a little too different to qualify. And it's in .357, not .45 Colt.

What about you guys?

Jeep Wrangler? Ford Mustang?

Fender Strat? Gibson Les Paul?

Stetson hat?

Wurlitzer jukebox?

P-51 Mustang?
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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My own home. (Nearly!)

Mustang Bullitt (2008)

Winchester 1200 Pump Defender (Police Model "Riot Gun")

1911 (well, a Colt ripoff - but still)

Portrait of Ronald Reagan

Macaroni Jesus Sculpture
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:16 PM   #3
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Those last two are just jokes, BTW
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:41 AM   #4
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A house? Well sort of...

I'd say good credit but I don't know if thats an american icon anymore...
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:38 AM   #5
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a Coleman stove, an original zippo with an 8th Air Force flying 8 hand carved into it.. I've owned a few Ford pick-ups and Harley-Davidsons, I guess they're iconic. I own a 1918 Short Magazine Lee-Enfield MK111 and have owned a few Triumphs both Meridan and Hinkley flavours but they're more British icons.

BMW's and old beer steins count as German icons I suppose, I have an original Wehrmachtsadler but I suppose that's an icon they'd just as soon forget...
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:51 AM   #6
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:12 AM   #7
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There are some Farmer John Weiners in my fridge.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:26 AM   #8
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Strat
.30-06 Springfield
1873 Trapdoor 45-70 Springfield
Coleman gas stove
Ka-Bar
Costco membership
Kmart tools
Homelite skillsaw
Velvet Elvis rug (don't ask)
DD-214

Cripes you accumulate a lot of junk over time.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:37 AM   #9
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Strat
.30-06 Springfield
1873 Trapdoor 45-70 Springfield
Coleman gas stove
Ka-Bar
Costco membership
Kmart tools
Homelite skillsaw
Velvet Elvis rug (don't ask)
DD-214

Cripes you accumulate a lot of junk over time.
How could you forget your Dogs Playing Poker painting over your fireplace?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:32 AM   #10
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How could you forget your Dogs Playing Poker painting over your fireplace?

That is too sacred to be considered a mere icon, that's up there with the velvet JFK painting and Jesus candles....
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