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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Ultraman, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Ultraman

    Ultraman New Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Sarasota, FL
    I think that "most" of us have at least ONE gun that we would NEVER SELL OR TRADE, then we do. We have ALL read numerous threads stating "I wish I'd NEVER sold my...", "I'm still kicking myself in the butt for letting my model (fill in the blank) go."

    Every time I shoot my little S&W Model 640, I think to myself "I'd never get rid of you Baby!" Then I read somewhere... "I wish I could find another one like the one I sold back when" and then I think "would I ever sell her or one or two of her sisters?". What if I had a package of Carnation Instant Stupid mix for breakfast one morning in a time of financial need? What if I got in one of those moods where you just start to get rid of thing in an attempt to un-clutter your life? How could I protect my babies from ME?

    I'm thinking that it might be a good ideal that when times are good and I'm thinking logically and not emotionally to have my name engraved somewhere on that gun and on a "few" other select guns that I know I'll never sell? ;) I'm not talking about every gun that I own, just the ones that are real special to me.

    There are many pro's and con's. What are your thoughts on this? Good ideal or bad?

    Thanks, Bill
  2. DMK

    DMK Mentor

    Dec 24, 2002
    Over the hills and far, far away
    There is one problem with permanently maiming a good gun. Sometimes when folks sold a gun they wish they never sold, it was because they needed the money badly. Perhaps kids medical bills, legal fees or something like that. At the time it may have been the right thing to do, even though they wished they never had to do it.

    God forbid, if you ever do find yourself in such a situation, that money you took off the worth of that gun might hurt you. Perhaps it may force you to sell two good guns instead of just the one.

    Never sell a gun to buy something else. I think were people usually get themselves to sell a good gun is when they lust after another. They will sell a nice 1911 to put money towards an M1A, and then after getting it, realize that the M1A wasn't really what they wanted or just wasn't worth the trade for them. Lust will get you in trouble and you never know exactly what you will end up with until you have it and get intimate.

    If you want to get rid of a gun just because you don't like it, fine just as long as you weren't planning on something to replace it.
  3. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 19, 2002
    Chino Valley, AZ., USA
    Agree with DMK re mutilating things with your name.
    Knocks a great deal off the monetary value.
    For you, and for your heirs.
    What of one of your kids had to sell it after you gone ?

    I have gotten some massive discounts on things cause somebody engraved their name or some socialistic number on em.

  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    I haven't sold a gun since 1985. I'm planning to leave that task to those who survive me.
  5. TallPine

    TallPine Mentor

    Dec 26, 2002
    somewhere in the middle of Montana
    Well, if I was famous (or infamous) enough, it might be worth a heck of lot more. :D

    Reminds me of the guy who bought a Gutenburg bible at a garage sale.

    But he just threw it away because some guy named Martin Luther had scribbled all over it.

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