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Do You Have a USELESS firearm?

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  1. H&R Glock

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    I have one that would make a good paperweight. You can't get parts for some guns...Useless, You can't afford the cost of ammo for others.... Useless. Yours might kaboom if shot... Useless.
    Here's mine.
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    Ammo is scarce and too expensive. I could not successfully reload for it. Barrel kits are non existent in popular calibers.
    This gun represents a suttle attack by the Russians to bankrupt our population and disarm us.
    This is a model TTC. I think it is called a TT30? Do you have a useless gun?
     
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  2. MosinT53Hunter

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    Least yours has value as is. My Iver Johnson 38 S&W is just a paper weight. The cylinder is soldered in place to the frame, its been sleeved in one of the chambers for 22, it rattles like a baby toy, the hammer is locked in place, the firing pin is non-existent, dead trigger, the works. It opens and closes, that's about it.

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  3. .308 Norma

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    Naw, I usually unload (pun intended) "useless" guns.;) My wife and I are both into guns, shooting and hunting, and we simply don't have the room for guns we don't use.
    Of course we have a few guns that we keep around only because of their sentimental values. But I guess that's not exactly the same thing.
     
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  4. whughett

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    A few. A Jennings 22 auto that I’ve never found a brand of ammo that would function reliably, a couple of derringers with 10 pound triggers. A rusted out Remington NMA from around 1864, it will actually fire a cap but I’d never load it with a BP charge.
     
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  5. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    I still have my early 1990s clapped out Beretta Bobcat in .22LR. Since it's virtually a single shot now, all it's good for is unscientific penetration testing of .22 ammo out of a short barrel.
     
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  6. Double_J

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    Somewhere or another I have a ring of fire .38 special that would cost more than it's worth to make functional. I bought it on a lark thinking I could make it work but upon further examination I found other problems, be great fodder for a trade in.
     
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  7. Monac

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    Raven .25 auto here. About as useless as they come.
     
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  9. gunlaw

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    I have a .25 acp probably pre 1968 possibly made in Italy. Supposed to be a semi auto but only functions as fire jam clear fire jam clear. I have no idea who made it.
     
  10. gunlaw

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    I had a Raven for a while. It served its purpose until I could afford something better.
     
  11. bannockburn

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    Nope, no "useless" guns around here. Only really had one that wasn't up to par; one of those cosmetically challenged Colt Agents when Colt was having all those labor problems years ago. Besides having a dull looking finish that was practically non-existent, the cylinder crane was misaligned and would come to a screeching halt before it could make a complete rotation of all six rounds. That one got traded in a hurry for a Ruger Speed Six, a most definite improvement.
     
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    I have this cool revolver. Looks nice on the display shelf. I was going to use it as a carry pistol, but I couldn’t find ammo. :(

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  13. chicharrones

    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Two barrels, two cylinders. That is a stupid, but so unique it's cool, design. :D
     
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  14. wiscoaster

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    Oh heavens, yes. Several. Best examples of which would be a used Omega HS-300 nickel-plated revolver which I bought as a representative example of a "Saturday night special" type firearm, also looked kind of cute, but shoots about every other trigger pull and I can't figure out why and don't want to spend any money on new parts for the cheap piece of crap:
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    Also a Cobra C22M derringer, bought new as an example of type, wanted to see how it worked, and thought it was kind of cute, but again completely unreliable - fires about every other trigger pull, but not the same barrel & firing pin each time and too cheap to try to get it fixed or replaced:
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    Not really complaining (well, just a little) because I had the entertainment value of a learning experience with each.
     
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  15. theotherwaldo

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    I've got one useless remainder - a shot-out R/G with a stretched frame.
    The previous owner obviously found it to be useless as well, as he left it in a hollow book and donated it to the library where I worked.
     
  16. Legionnaire
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    Can't say I do. All work well for their intended purpose. Those that I decided were useless to me (like the NAA Mini in .22Mag) got sold off to fund other things.

    Now I do have some questionable purposes. Not really sure of the purpose of the Remington 7615 Police with walnut furniture, other than coolness. An AR would be more practical, and I have other .223s that are more accurate, but it is fully functional, accurate enough, and odd enough to be interesting.
     
  17. BreechFace

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    Honest question, what do you mean by this? Is there some history I don’t know about?
     
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  18. theotherwaldo

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    I have several Tokarev-type pistols in 7.62X25 and 9mm.
    The only one that is not useful at the moment is one that is waiting for repair.
    I don't think that it's an international plot to bankrupt me.
    After all, it was a found gun... .
     
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  19. 230RN
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    230RN The fix is in, folks. The fix is in.

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    Bryco-Jennings Nine. Inherited (meaning for free) from someone who had it for his first gun. Worked OK, a bit heavy with its blowback action to carry around, would have found some usefulness as an under the cushion couch gun for grabbing when you are on the floor.

    Over time the trigger got harder and harder until it wouldn't fire at all.

    I finally diagnosed it as a worn magazine catch slot or magazine catch itself so the mag would not reach quite high enough to disengage the magazine safety.

    Fixable, but right now its only purpose in life is to provide an answer for "Do You Have a USELESS firearm?" questions on gun forums.

    Terry, 230RN
     
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  20. Deanimator

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    I've got an "'03-A3 Springfield" that's not really an '03-A3 Springfield.

    When I was first getting into long range, I used one of the ton of M1917 Enfields that came in in the '90s. I eventually had the ears removed and had bases installed for Redfield International iron sights. It was a decent gun within its limitations. However, as they will do, the stock cracked at the rear of the action and I couldn't get a replacement when I needed it and didn't want to sink money into a commercial sporter stock that wouldn't have matched the barrel contours anyway. Camp Perry was looming and I had to have a replacement... CHEAP.

    A friend from college and the Army agreed to send me an "'03-A3" he had and allow me to have target sights mounted. When it arrived, it immediately looked "off". There was no clip guide and the receiver opening was much too large. As it turned out, it was some sort of weird clone turned out by some company in California. For want of anything else, I tried to use it, but with the Grand Canyon of a receiver opening it was about as rigid as Cool Whip. Lacking a clip guide, you couldn't even use it as an across the course gun. When my friend learned how he'd been suckered, he didn't want it back. It's sat in various closets for the last thirty years. I've offered it to another friend who's not a serious shooter. He wondered if I'd saved the parts removed in the failed attempt to make it a target rifle. My response was "WHY???". He still irrationally insists that it's a "Springfield" when it's nothing of the sort. It's less a Springfield than a German MP3008 is a "Sten Gun". Given that he's perennially too broke to pay attention, I'm sure he'll eventually take it as-is for free. It just takes up space in my closet better used for a garbage bag of old clothes.
     
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  21. 1KPerDay

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    Got quite a few. Old flintlock key gun from a few hundred years ago, old colts with broken bits, .41 Colt new army/navy with a loose yoke (and can't find .41 colt ammo anyway)...
    got a break-open .410 single barrel that is completely useless for my purposes. It works, but I don't have any use for it.

    Oh, have a savage axis .308 without a magazine, too.
     
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  22. beag_nut

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    Got a recent-make CA Mag Pug, which is totally unreliable, despite replacing the mainspring. Just waiting for a local buy-back (police-run) just to assure that no one else gets this POJ.
     
  23. Chuck R.

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    Older Auto-Ordnance Thompson M1 that was left to me......spent a couple hundred getting it to run right and it's sat in the rack since. It's fun for a couple mags, then the joy of an 11lb .45ACP wears off.

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  24. Jim Watson

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    May I include the S&W crushed flat in a press because the government could not bear the thought of a sixshooter bought with my money getting "back on the street? I paid $6.00 for it, in with a parts order, just to have.
     
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  25. Waveski

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    There is this ---

    A guy gave me the pictured revolver and said "You like to fix stuff..." .
    The hand does not engage the cylinder , the trigger does not engage the hammer , and if you break the top the cylinder falls off.
    You might think that the grip panels have value , but the right side panel is busted.

    Don't know why I haven't tossed it.
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