How many guns have you ever owned?


January 10, 2003, 02:23 AM
How many guns (including guns you own now) have you owned in your life?

I am only 27 but I have owned 46 (I'm sure I missed one or two) in my short time. I have had guns since I was 11 years old. 16 years of gun owning and 46 guns, thats only a little more than 4 guns a year. I have about 15 now. There are a bunch of guns in my rear view mirror.

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January 10, 2003, 02:39 AM
Gawd, heck if I know! I don't even have a count on what I have now. I like it better that way, because then I discover a gun I haven't used in a while and have fun getting to know it again. I haven't sold too many of the guns I've acquired--maybe half of a dozen, although that may change as I get older and I see I don't really need a lot of the iron in my collection.

January 10, 2003, 06:54 AM
Do you want my address and the hours I am not home also?:D

January 10, 2003, 07:10 AM
I still have all the guns I've ever owned and as yet, haven't broken the 4 digit mark. :D I'm still young though! I will make it some day.

January 10, 2003, 07:13 AM
Not enough.:D

January 10, 2003, 09:07 AM
I wanna see Tamara try to answer this ...

January 10, 2003, 09:15 AM
Well, as many good deals as I come across that I know I can make money on, I'd hate to guess. I own quite a few right now and have probably owned five times as many for various lengths of time.

January 10, 2003, 02:18 PM
quite a few and still collecting.........:D

s&w 24
January 10, 2003, 02:23 PM
I just counted the other day have owned 82 currently own 12
do I miss any YOU BET but there just things I'll get over it:(

January 10, 2003, 02:25 PM
I'm going w/ ....MORE than a few, but less than ALOT :neener:

January 10, 2003, 03:06 PM
OMG...I have a spreadsheet where I've been trying to figure that out...but I keep having to update it with stuff I've forgotten.

Anyone else who's ever worked in a gun store should be exempted from having to answer. There were just too many "gotta-have's" that came along.

January 10, 2003, 03:55 PM
Only about 15. But then again, I'm 19 years old, so I've got some time to make it up. :D

January 10, 2003, 04:18 PM
I only own 5 right now am I am getting my 6th very soon. But hey I am only 16 and I can't even buy a guy for myself.

January 10, 2003, 04:24 PM
my calculater just had a meltdown while trying to figure this out:D

January 10, 2003, 04:32 PM
I miss most of the ones I have sold but not enough to buy them back for the price I sold them for. A few I would buy back, either I sold for less than it was worth (to me) or I haven't been able to find another one like it.

I would buy back my S&W 586 4" bbl and I would buy back my Charter Arms Off Duty .38 spl.

January 10, 2003, 04:47 PM

I have 24 and thought that was a lot? :what:

I am in neophite dreamer land! :scrutiny:


Standing Wolf
January 10, 2003, 08:36 PM
I don't even want to think about all the guns I've sold that I wish I hadn't!

January 10, 2003, 11:10 PM
Too many.:neener:

January 10, 2003, 11:44 PM
How many altogether, over the years? Heck, I dunno... I'd guess more than 300 and less than 400, all told. Never really much more than 50 at a time. Well, maybe a little more... The high water mark was probably the winter of '94-'95; I was managing a gun store at the time and had a pretty decent-sized collection.

January 10, 2003, 11:48 PM
I wished I still owned every weapon that I have ever purchased.

I'm still kicking myself for getting rid of my nickel/stainless? Russian Makarov.

Good Shooting

4v50 Gary
January 10, 2003, 11:49 PM
4. Gave one to my brother, another to a friend who did me a big favor, one to a lady friend and finally sold one.

January 10, 2003, 11:53 PM
I really don't know. I'm sure I'd overlook some. Currently at the lowest point ever.

Tamara: I bet that was a very fun,educational but hectic time managing a gun store. Perhaps a better lesson in people than guns at times.

January 11, 2003, 01:55 AM
Holy cow! I started thinking about this and starting 49 years ago, when Dad gave me my first .22, it really starts adding up. Especially when you're easily bored and change collections every 5 years or so. While 'on hand' is usually in the 50-100 range, (varies by what I happen to be collecting at the time, plus "those evil black guns that show up for no apparent reason") I must have owned at least 600 over the years.
Worse, is the fact that I don't think I EVER made a profit when I got rid of a collection.:rolleyes:

January 11, 2003, 02:05 AM
"More than I need, but not near as many as I want"! Are you counting just the ones I've payed for, or should I include my soon to be enlarged collection from you guys? :D

Bob Locke
January 11, 2003, 05:40 AM
I've only parted ways with one firearm that has been in my possession, so in my life I have owned all the ones I currently have, plus that one.

January 11, 2003, 05:52 AM
:what: 46???!!!!

Began to own guns only two years ago...

So far, I've got only one for each hand... :(

January 11, 2003, 12:49 PM
Not enough

January 25, 2003, 05:46 AM
Clearly not as many as Tamara. I'd say about 50 or so..

I feel so inadequate. :( :)

(Yes! I know that this is an old post..)

January 25, 2003, 10:33 AM
10, but sold half of 'em.

4v50 Gary
January 25, 2003, 11:15 AM
5 less than I ever bought. 4 of those 5 were given away as gifts.

January 25, 2003, 05:29 PM
If you mean how many over the years, I'd say about 100.
Only got 17 now.

Pappy John
January 25, 2003, 05:57 PM
Owned? None...I'm just a steward of fine hardware.

January 25, 2003, 08:23 PM
21 as of today.

But there is a gun show next weekend! I'm having problems saying no to mil surp rifles. I'm sure that number will begoing up nextr weekend.

January 25, 2003, 08:30 PM
I currently own 13 and all that I ever owned (though not at the same time) is 17 since I've sold four. I guess I need to catch up, but I've only been shooting for a couple years now.

January 28, 2003, 12:35 AM
I'm 23 and I've only owned (and still own) two firearms (Chinese SKS and Springfield XD-40). But I intend to get more.:D

January 28, 2003, 12:58 AM
How do you guys afford so many guns? Oh yeah, 1/4 my income goes towards rent :rolleyes:

January 28, 2003, 01:10 AM
Well, I barely bought my first in January of 2002.
Haven't sold any.
Now I have a total of 10. And my wife has 2.

So combined, it has been an average of 1 a month.

If only I can keep it up for the rest of my life. :D

January 28, 2003, 01:54 AM
I'm pretty sure it's still less than 290,000,000.


January 28, 2003, 02:40 AM
Heck if I know for sure. The longer I sit here and think about it the more I remember. Ever owned? I'd guess about 40 or so. Currently own? Geeze, my safe is too full. I'd have a hard time counting them without unloading it and I'm not into work right now. This is suppposed to be my day off! :)

Tommorrow it will be +1 more. Picking up a newly refinished 16Ga Bolt action that my friend wants to get rid of. But I won't own it for long, it's going to be a 16th birthday gift for my youngest son.

It will be his first real gun. But don't feel bad for his neglected childhood, he thinks anything I own is his anyway. Hahaha, little does he know. The kid is a natural with firearms, can't think of a single time I've ever had to comment on his safe handling techniques. He wants a Barrett 50cal. :what: Not on my dime! I've got to save up for a larger safe.

January 28, 2003, 02:47 AM
A whole lot more than my government feels comfortable with me owning. :evil:

Lord Grey Boots
January 28, 2003, 02:48 AM
When the Canadian government called me while surveying gun ownership rates, they asked "do you own 0, 1, or 2 or more guns", I picked the third option.

Do ya suppose they undercounted a bit?

January 28, 2003, 08:52 PM
5 pistols, 4 rifles, 1 shotgun... sold none so far... give me time, I'll eventually collect the whole set. ;)


January 29, 2003, 10:58 PM
Starting in January, 1973 when I got out of the US Navy, I've had 133 rifles, pistols and shotguns, mostly pistols, never more than 17 at a time, which I've got now. I had to wade through a lot of junk, and discover a lot of gunwriters were full of beans about what was good before I got rid of the bad stuff and found out what was good. It's been a fun 30 years.

January 29, 2003, 11:02 PM
"Billions and Billions"

Give or take a few million.

January 29, 2003, 11:19 PM
Well.. I'm still working on my first purchase... I've got no positive income being a University student, and Canada is an expensive place to buy firearms. That and my dorm.. well let's just say they think a pointy paper corner is dangerous..

January 29, 2003, 11:52 PM
1 less than I wish I had.

January 30, 2003, 12:29 AM
not enough I can think of a few that I wish I could add to the collection :p

January 30, 2003, 09:46 AM
A big chunk of that came in August of 1987 when I went a little crazy and bought 142 guns in one day.

*doffs cap respectfully*

It's folks like you that keep folks like me from feeling like addicts. ;)

January 30, 2003, 10:27 AM
Approximately 150, 51 at the moment.

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