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Dad's gun collection is officially mine now....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MacTech, Jun 2, 2013.

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  1. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm sorry for your loss.

    Burying your parents has a way of changing your station in life, the way you see yourself and such.
     
  2. JTHunter

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    MacTech - my condolences on your loss. When you use or just clean and handle those guns, think of all the pleasant memories you had with your father. That is a form of immortality.
    "Vaya con Dios."
     
  3. bobinoregon

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    Lost my dad several years ago but I'll always have his and his dads guns. Always brings a little something back when I take them out shooting.
     
  4. General Geoff

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    My condolences on your tragic loss. As long as you remember him and keep your father in your thoughts, he will never truly be gone.
     
  5. TenDriver

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    My condolences on the passing of your father.
     
  6. lionking

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    I know it is proper to say "sorry for your loss" but I'd rather say "blessed are you" saying that you were blessed to have had your father and those of memories of him mean more than any item.

    My dad, still alive ,gave me his guns long ago, and while I enjoy them it is the memories having him teach me and going out shooting with him that hold most dearly. He isn't doing well these days, and I encourage one to say what should be said before it is too late.
     
  7. Arkansas Paul

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    That's a great way to look at it friend.
    Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
     
  8. rondog

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    My condolences as well. We lost our dad suddenly in 2004. He had four sons, and four guns. We all sat down and asked each other who wanted what, and divvied them up with no arguments. I got his Rem 700 .30-06 elk rifle.
     
  9. BoltActionPrepper

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    I hate that your daddy died. We buried my Grandpa three weeks ago today. My daddy and i found him in his camper. He was 76, and he passed peacefully in his sleep, thank God. I got his Taurus Judge, and my brother got his Benelli Nova. I survived Rocky Mountian Spotted Fever myself about 5 years ago. A tick bite is nothing to ignore! Again,i am so sorry for your loss.
     
  10. 303tom

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    I am sorry for your loss, & its a GOOD thing you show respect for your father in this way <deleted>
     
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  11. Orion8472

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    Deepest sympathy for your loss. As a person of the non-religious persuasion [too], the best thing to do is to honor his life with your actions. . . . and fire his guns the same.
     
  12. Arkansas Paul

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    Agreed.
     
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  13. HoosierQ

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    My most sincere condolences. Guns aside (good for you) this is an important subject for so many of us that spend time outdoors. Lyme disease is no joke. I have a friend who runs a sheep farm is extreme southern Indiana and she's struggling. She's strongly pro-RKBA and a very outdoorsy gal. She was lucky to have been diagnosed and is being treated by some sort of expert out in Pennsylvania. She's probably going to get better but she's suffered a lot...and she's not out of the woods yet.

    Check yourself out when you come in from the "bush". The way the tick lives, you've got some time to get them off of you before you catch the disease. You catch 'em and pull 'em off the same day you will probably be OK.

    Be careful out there everyone. Remember the 4 golden rules of gun handling. And remember an axiom that I've heard a lot "by far the most dangerous animals on the planet have neither 4 nor 2 legs...they have 6 legs (or in the case of ticks 8)".

    God bless.

    Q
     
  14. MacTech

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    I have an additional request, please find some way of watching the documentary "Under Our Skin" it's a documentary on Chronic Lyme Disease, the people in it are not actors, they are the actual people suffering from chronic Lyme

    Every symptom you see in that documentary, Dad had, tremors, muscle cramps rendering limbs unusable, mood changes, depression, and an infuriating feeling of helplessness, all of it

    It should be available on Netflix, and on DVD, doesn't seem to be on iTunes, haven't checked amazon
     
  15. danoam

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    My condolences. I too inherited my father's guns when he passed at the young age of 48. Spending time shooting and caring for those guns keeps all those happy memories with him alive, I hope the same goes for you.

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  16. ldlfh7

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    Sorry for your loss. I hope your relatives you pass the firearms to can appreciate and respect them the way you do. Best wishes.
     
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    I couldn't help but smile at your post. While I would not consider myself an atheist, I am, by no means, a religious person. My mother was, however. She also made these little ceramic angles and painted them. I inherited one when she passed and it is one of my most treasured possessions simply because she made it.

    I am sorry for your loss. I am training my own kids up so that they will give my guns a good home when I am either dead or too senile to own them :)
     
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    Having lost my own father several years ago, I'm sorry for your loss.

    Like you I inhereted my Dad's modest collection, and although none of them were gun's I would have bought for myself, all of them hold an honored place in my collection now and will remain there until I die, as reminders of the man who raised me and helped make me what I am today.
     
  19. MacTech

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    Walking our property with Dad's Single Six in the nice S&W leather holster on my hip will always bring a smile to my face, same with the Parker at the trap range, and the Winchester on a woods walk

    I think I'll take Logan to the trap range this Saturday and we'll each shoot a round of trap with the old Parker and some 2 1/2" shells in memory of Dad
     
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    To OP, I do wish you the best in hard times such as these, passing of a loved one is a part of life and I feel your pain. Cherish those guns and memories you've shared with your old man.
     
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  21. bikerdoc

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    Sympathy for your loss.
    My dad and I were not on good terms when he passed. Glad you can share the good feelings these weapons bring you.
     
  22. mavracer

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    Sorry for your loss, glad to know the heirlooms will be put to use. Don't forget to pass the stories too.
     
  23. MagnumDweeb

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    Sympathies and prayers for your loss.

    Keep those guns and enjoy them. I will never inherit any guns from my Father as he is anti-gun. I do wonder what I'll leave to my kids. Some Model 19s, some Romanian Tokarevs, an errant Yugo Mauser, an SKS, a Winchester 94AE .30/30, and some Modern Sporting Rifles, and whatever else I have laying about. I'll probably distribute them long before I pass just so I know no one will be fighting over them.
     
  24. Grassman

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    My dad had about four guns when he died, I got two and my brother got two. It goes without saying they will never be sold or traded. I love to look at em and think of dad.
     
  25. Tim the student

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    My condolences. Enjoy your guns, and their memories of your father.
     
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