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Anyone loan out their guns?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by doubleh, Apr 8, 2018.

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  1. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    I am just curious. If you do happen to scrape, dent, or nick one of your own guns how do you handle it? I was sick when I scraped my beautiful rifle stock against barbed wire. Would you try to patch it up, replace the part, or get rid of it? Just wondering. Thanks.
     
  2. rico700

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    Yep - family only but nothing w big values and no hand guns!!
     
  3. Danoobie

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    1.- I can't think of anybody who would loan ME a firearm.
    2.-After the rough trade experiences I had loaning out tools, to friends, a couple times, I wouldn't even
    CONSIDER loaning out a firearm.
     
  4. DeepSouth

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    I have in the past, but very rarely and only to very good friends and/or family. Nowadays everyone I know well enough to loan a gun already has everything they need.
     
  5. icanthitabarn

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    Hes being honest
     
  6. jmorris

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    I do, some were even bought just for loaning out, “beaters” I call them. Functionality fine but if cosmetic damage occurs, it doesn’t make me cry.

    The list would be shorter than a list of people I would load a car to. More like those I would have “house sit” for me while I am gone.
     
  7. Coyote3855

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    I can remember loaning firearms only twice. A Stevens 20 gage double barrel came back in the same condition it went out. A Marlin 39 came back with a piece chipped out of the toe of the buttstock. I would loan a gun to my son if he asked, and a couple other people I trust. Those people probably wouldn't ask.
     
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  8. Steve S.

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    Hokkmike, any blemish on my firearms will literally haunt me - I truly do think that I am sick. I have had very slight blemishes from field or bench use in past years (all on the wood stocks) that easily disappear with a patient application of 4-0 steelwool and linseed oil. I would guess that if the worst happened (always possible at my age) and return to original condition was not feasible, then the gun would get traded or sold (knock on proverbial wood, that has not happened to me yet).
     
  9. hdwhit

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    Mercifully, nobody has ever asked. Luke 6:30 sets a high bar on that one.
     
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  10. Axis II

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    No way jose!! I wont barrow either.

    I have loaned shotguns and rifles to buddies and one in particular is very abusive to his firearms because he mostly has AR/AK/Mausers and thinks because they are military rifles he can beat the hell out of them.

    Another time I was asked to shoot woochucks for a local park but limited to 22lr which I didn't own so my buddy asked his neighbor who I was also somewhat friends with if he could use the rifle and because I couldn't shoot my buddies 22lr I used the neighbors probably $500 22lr and standing there on a gravel road talking to the grounds keeper the sling comes loose and the rifle falls to the ground. Not sure if my buddy ever told the neighbor. No more barrowing for me.

    I also had an issue when my BIL says he purchased a shotgun for me to use but I had to stay at his house because I was underage. Okay, no problem! Well when I hit 16yo I was allowed to keep it at my house and I figured when he said I bought an old beat up shotgun for you to use it meant it was mine so I hung onto it for awhile and gave it back when I upgraded when I was about 19yo and come to find out his "I bought this for you to use" was really its his shotgun and if I needed it I had to drive 30min one way to barrow it. I put a lot of work and $ in that old shotgun to make it like new and asked to buy it and was told no.
     
  11. pinehtr

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    No way
     
  12. Scooter22

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    I'm picky but do you actually use your guns or just sit and polish them? Any I've used get some wear. Might want to get a gallon of Preparation H.:)
     
  13. DeadFlies

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    I have borrowed a gun or two in the past, and I always took care them. It was when I found myself pushing brush out of my way with a borrowed shotgun, that I decided it was time to give it back and buy my own.

    I do keep a beater 12 gauge pump for occasions when I take somebody hunting with me and they need to borrow a gun. But it comes home with me at night.
    I would loan out my other stuff to certain family members, but they all have much, much nicer guns of their own and would never have need of my simple implements. So it works for me.
     
  14. BigBore44

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    I read this thread and I think how lucky I guess I am to have the friends and family I have.
     
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  15. rb288

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    No, I never "loan" a gun to anyone.
    I will let others use one of my guns if I'm there with them.
    I don't care who they are, I'm not interested in having the Police show up at my door asking about a gun of mine that might have been used in a crime.
    Call me paranoid, but, my thought is if they want to "borrow" one of my guns without my being there, then they can go buy their own.
     
  16. Arkansas Paul

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    This is exactly my thoughts.
    There are a few people that I would loan a gun to, but they have plenty, so it rarely comes up. But it does occasionally.

    I did loan my nephew my muzzleloader last season. I'm glad I saw this thread. I need to get it back. lol
     
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  17. primalmu

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    There are only a handful or less of people I would loan a gun to, one of which has been a family friend for the past 23ish years, another is my high school buddy that I've known for 18 years. Of course, then there's my stepfather of 23 years (who taught me how to shoot). That being said, none of them are likely to ask to borrow a gun.
     
  18. stringnut

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    Wow you must not hunt anyplace like where I do. I would be trading guns after about 50% of my trips. Ok not really that bad, but, every firearm that I commonly hunt with has at least one scar from a bump , scratch , or fall.
     
  19. Steve S.

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    I hunt when I can (when the body allows) and I bench shoot when the weather allows - I also “fondle” my firearms to oil/ wipe them down on occasion. I cannot hunt rough areas anymore and I do not hunt near as much as I used to - my firearms probably do not see as much hunting daylight as other owners so not as much exposure to possible dinging. In turn, I am just careful when handling the guns. My last purchase was a Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather (as a side note, very well built and great shooting rifle) - no wood to ding and almost impervious to the elements - very resistent to scaring - reduced analness worries.
     
  20. Kaeto

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    While I was in the Navy my Uncle (mom's brother) wanted to go deer hunting. My mom loaned him my Remington Model 700 BDL Lefty bolt in 30-06. He didn't like my scope setup (Weaver 3-9X on Iron Sighter Mounts. Scope sighted in to 300 yds, irons to 100.) So he removed the scope and mounts. Ruining several hours of work sighting he scope in. That is the one and only time any of my guns got loaned out.
     
  21. Sav .250

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    No. Family or other wise.
     
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  22. Spats McGee

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    Yes, under certain conditions. If I go to the range with someone, they're welcome to shoot anything I've brought with me. I don't really consider that "loaning out," because I'm present for it. I'd loan a firearm out to certain (close and trustworthy) family and friends, but most of them have everything they need.
     
  23. Hooda Thunkit

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    That depends. I don't own anything really valuable or rare - the value of my accumulation is in the quantity.

    Years ago I had my brothers and Dad come out from another state to go hunting with me. I didn't have enough rifles to go around, but borrowed a .243 from a friend. I would, of course, loan him a rifle if he asked.

    Nowadays I have enough long guns for any conceivable hunting trip with kin. I would certainly loan them a rifle if asked, but I would steer them away from my early Ruger 44 Carbine..... "no, that's not suitable for the hunt. Try this Savage .30-06...."
     
  24. Chevelle SS

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    I loaned a friend a 22 to shoot groundhogs in his back yard, he returned it no issue.
     
  25. Elkins45

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    25 years or so ago I loaded a handgun to a co-worker who knew I had guns and who told me she was being harassed by an ex-boyfriend. I'm happy to say the story doesn't have a dramatic ending and I still have the gun.

    I would have to think long and hard before I would do such a thing in today's climate.
     
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