Is this fairly normal on THR?


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DontBurnMyFlag
March 4, 2006, 08:43 PM
Well today I decided to go to the range and shoot my SKS. As Im loading up my gear and gun, I stumble upon 100 rds of ammo I never knew I had. Needless to say I was excited because it happened to be 7.62x39. What a coincidence.

Anyway, did anything like this ever happen to you guys? Stumble upon ammo, a gun, or something of that nature.

Just thought id share.

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orionengnr
March 4, 2006, 08:44 PM
I wish...

Fred Fuller
March 4, 2006, 08:46 PM
When you stumble upon an _SKS_ you forgot you had, then we can talk.

lpl/nc (Definition of 'enough guns'- not knowing how many you have.)

M2 Carbine
March 4, 2006, 08:56 PM
Yes, I've been looking through my ammo and found a can of reloads or a case of ammo I didn't know I still had.
I really need to do an inventory one day:)

Last year I found a gun, 39 Special, that I had forgot about and a 9mm that I had stuck back in the file cabinet a couple years ago.

Then last month I ran across a Colt 380 Government Model that I had put on the side.

When I die my friends are going to have a heck of a time finding all my guns.:D

nomadboi
March 4, 2006, 09:44 PM
Having a toddler means I know where all my guns and ammo are at all times (and they're generally under lock).

Then again, having a toddler on my salary also means I can't afford more than a couple handguns and a few pocketfulls of ammo...:o

Kamicosmos
March 4, 2006, 09:51 PM
a 9mm that I had stuck back in the file cabinet

Now, I have seen some 'uncoventional' storage arrangements before, but....dude. Why are you putting guns in a filing cabinet? :neener:

PlayboyPenguin
March 4, 2006, 09:58 PM
I keep hoping I will stumble across the .454casull Alaskan or Super Redhawk I did not know I had. :)

Standing Wolf
March 4, 2006, 10:15 PM
Guns like to play hide and seek sometimes.

HSMITH
March 4, 2006, 10:30 PM
I just did an inventory of guns and found some I had forgotten about, I wonder if there are any more that I didn't find:eek: :eek: The number of them that I have never even shot yet is sad, more money than time apparently but my wallet sure is light...

I moved a while back and found several thousand shotshells, reloaded 12 and 20ga. Nearly 300 pounds worth, they were tucked back in the corner of my gun/reloading room and covered with other 'stuff' that I hadn't used for a while. I wouldn't think even I could misplace that much ammo, but I did. Found several hundred rounds of Port surplus 308, nearly a full case of 22lr, and a whole bunch of other things in that move too.

Manedwolf
March 4, 2006, 10:31 PM
Now, I have seen some 'uncoventional' storage arrangements before, but....dude. Why are you putting guns in a filing cabinet?

As long as it's filed under "G"....

ConcernedCitizen
March 4, 2006, 10:32 PM
Guns like to play hide and seek sometimes.

It's when they want to play tag that you have to worry about...:what: ;)

trickyasafox
March 4, 2006, 10:57 PM
i found the piece i dropped once during a disassembly.

but that was only once

asknight
March 4, 2006, 11:18 PM
M2 Carbine said, "Last year I found a gun, 39 Special, that I had forgot about and a 9mm that I had stuck back in the file cabinet a couple years ago."

Now I too would be astounded to find a 39 Special. Any chance we'll ever see pics of this thing?! :)

Farnham
March 4, 2006, 11:19 PM
Funny you bring that up, I found 50 .308 reloads just this afternoon I'd forgotten about that were stuck in a box from when I moved. They were dated March of last year!

Never found a gun I'd forgotten about though, maybe if I look long enough I'll find that Kimber Eclipse my wife wants...

S/F

Farnham

SASS#23149
March 5, 2006, 12:26 AM
No.:(
but I have found reloaded ammo in the darndest places.:D

Fire4Effect
March 5, 2006, 12:31 AM
Last month I was going through some boxes of extra motorcycle parts to sell and found a can with 500 rounds of 7.62x39 Wolf I had forgotten about when I moved.... :D

Atticus
March 5, 2006, 12:35 AM
Only slugs and shotgun shells. I tend to pick a bunch up when they're on sale and end up shooting just a few boxes in the winter months. Seems like every container ends up with a few.

220_Swift
March 5, 2006, 12:45 AM
I used to have a little Colt 25acp pocket pistol. Like a tiny 1911. Anyways, when I was moving, we moved a book case, and it was under their. I had completly forgot about the thing. It must have gotten under their somehow, and I just never missed it. I figured it must have been under their at least a year.LOL

4v50 Gary
March 5, 2006, 01:17 AM
I opened my safe and found an Armi-Sport 1861 Springfield replica. I completely forgot that I had one. :o

Zen21Tao
March 5, 2006, 01:30 AM
When I was young, about 14 or 15, I had a Feather AT22. One day it's magazine holder piece broke. I also had a bolt action .22 and a Shotgun so I didn't bother getting it fixed. Then I went off to serve in the Army and came back with an AR15 and HK USP. After working security for a few years I eventually started College and joined the UF Pistol and Rifle club. When I was back home looking through some of my old stuff I came across that Feather AT22. It had been about 10 years since I even thought about it. It had surface rust and cob webs all over it. I took it back to Gainesville with me cleaned it up and bought a new magazine holder assembly (I think it was around $10) and some other accessories for it. After replacing the mag assembly and cleaning it real gun it fired good as new. It is probably the funnest .22 plinkers I have ever owned.

M2 Carbine
March 5, 2006, 01:55 AM
"asknight
M2 Carbine said, "Last year I found a gun, 39 Special, that I had forgot about and a 9mm that I had stuck back in the file cabinet a couple years ago."
Now I too would be astounded to find a 39 Special. Any chance we'll ever see pics of this thing?!"
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Now, do you see how it could get lost.:D

It's actually a 38 Special with just a little bit left over.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/FIEDerringer.jpg

CajunBass
March 5, 2006, 01:57 AM
I was cleaning out the bottom of the gun cabinet the other day and found about 150 38 special reloads, and 16-18 30/30's that I forgot I had. I haven't had a gun for either for a right good while.

Nematocyst
March 5, 2006, 03:00 AM
This morning, in my closet, I found a Browning Stainless Stalker in 7mm08 that I'd forgotten that I had.

But then, I woke up.

:(

Nem

The Viking
March 5, 2006, 05:07 AM
If i were to find any guns lying around here that I didn't know about, I'd be seriously worried, :uhoh: seeing that I don't have any licenses :what: :eek:

LiquidTension
March 5, 2006, 07:59 AM
I dream of the day where I have so many guns I can't remember them all.

Pappy John
March 5, 2006, 08:39 AM
Don'tburn.....don't you know about the Ammo Fairy?;)

Old Fud
March 5, 2006, 11:25 AM
Thank you for the reminder.
Because of this thread, I went looking for that case of .22 Quik-shock I was positive I'd bought but couldn't find.

Turns out I had created a new hidey-hole for ammo. (I knew about 2)
It was in there -- along with two cases of .45ACP.
Now when did I buy THAT?

I'm on a roll here. Maybe my hearing aids will turn up today.

Fud

ravencon
March 5, 2006, 12:22 PM
I moved last summer from a home I lived in for 20 years. I was amazed at the stuff I came across that I had forgotten I had acquired.

Byron Quick
March 5, 2006, 12:34 PM
Before a trip to west Texas a couple of years ago, I cleaned out my truck thoroughly searching for ammunition. A trip into Mexico was possible and I didn't want any problems. Between the cab and the toolbox, I got over a case of mixed calibers. Including ammunition for guns I don't own and none of my friends own. I'm still trying to figure that out. Only thing I can think of is that I bought the truck used and just didn't see all the ammo rolling around under the seats.

Derby FALs
March 5, 2006, 12:41 PM
Don't want to end up like Mr. Bean!

redranger1
March 5, 2006, 02:22 PM
i got upset at myself when i was lookin for a gun to go shoot and then when i couldnt find it i realized i had sold it.:banghead: and then just last week i found 2 boxes of 00 buck and a 3 of boxes of 9mm. got the same feeling when ya find $20 that fell behind the dresser from 2 years ago!

Calumus
March 5, 2006, 02:57 PM
Nice timing for this thread, I got clipped on the shoulder this morning by a box of WWB .45 auto when I was pulling a comforter down off a shelf in my closet. I have no idea when I bought it, nor do I remember putting it up on a 7 foot high shelf on top of a couple of comforters. I'm now a firm believer in the ammo fairy, now I just have to find out what she took in exchange seeing as I still have all my teeth :uhoh:

hksw
March 5, 2006, 03:10 PM
Get a good sized safe or secure a closet in your home. Store all of your guns and ammo and knives in there and go about normally. After about a year or more, pullout all of the stuff in your safe/closet. You will always come up with an, "Oh yeah, I forgot I got this."

M2 Carbine
March 6, 2006, 02:07 PM
Thanks to this thread, this morning I found 4 battle packs (1,200 rounds) of South African .223 ammo I didn't know I had.:)


Break out the .223 pistols.:D

Thefabulousfink
March 6, 2006, 03:56 PM
One time while loading my car ready to go shooting I stumbled arcoss a large ziplock bag (1/2 gallon) full of 9mm rounds. Now the odd thing was, I don't own a 9mm and none of my friends could claim it either. So here was a bag of 70+ rounds of perfectly good 9mm ammo that had just been sitting in the trunk of my car:what: . Needless to say, we loaded up my friend's XD and Glock and burned through that ammo in a hurry (no a single dud), but to this day we still don't know where it came from.

I still leave the occasional quarter for the Ammo Fairy, but to no avail.:mad:

Nematocyst
March 6, 2006, 04:03 PM
...don't you know about the Ammo Fairy?
I still leave the occasional quarter for the Ammo Fairy, but to no avail. Hahahaha... now there's an interesting mythical construct for this forum: the 'ammo fairy'.

Maybe s/he is not looking for money, but like the tooth fairy, wants to collect something different.

Try leaving a spent cartridge under your pillow and see what happens. :D

Hmm. I wonder if there's a deer rifle fairy? :evil:

"Here fairy, fairy, fairy....come out, come out, where ever you are. We need to talk!"

beaucoup ammo
March 6, 2006, 06:23 PM
I was looking through a hall closet for air conditioner filters (hit 90 the other day!), and found (on a hanger) a hunting vest I use for white wing outings way over on the far right behind rain coats, etc.

In the two lower..larger pockets, were 48 12 ga. #7.5 shot shells! :O)

Take Care

rabidgoldfish
March 6, 2006, 09:29 PM
Weird you should mention this, my dad just found a 28 and 20 gauge 1100 (in gun socks) buried in the couch.

entropy
March 7, 2006, 08:46 AM
A couple weeks ago I found @200 rounds of S&B 7.62x51 NATO I forgot I had. They have thesame color box as my many boxes of Czech light ball 7.62x54R.

redneck2
March 7, 2006, 05:06 PM
there was a thread a while back to the effect "how much ammo do you have?"

Lotsa guys didn't know +/- 1,000 rounds. I couldn't tell you how much I have within a thousand

If you know how much ammo you have, you don't have enough

Dave Markowitz
March 7, 2006, 09:32 PM
When you stumble upon an _SKS_ you forgot you had, then we can talk.

Did that with a Smith & Wesson Model 18 once. :)

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