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Ever given away a gun?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tom Bri, Mar 12, 2004.

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  1. Tom Bri

    Tom Bri Member

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    Have you ever given someone a gun? Other than a family member I mean. I once gave someone a NAA .22 revolver. He wanted a gun, didn't have any cash, and was a responsible person I had known a couple of years.

    Seems to me that the best way to increase the number of gun owners is to just give them to reliable people.
     
  2. Valkman

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    Yep, one time a guy at work was telling me he had this old .22 rifle that he didn't need, so I got him to give it to me. Score! Then a couple of days later I find out another guy at work needed a .22 rifle for his kid, and this one was perfect for that. Never cleaned it, shot it or anything - didn't have it long enough! Always felt good that it was for a kid to learn on! :)
     
  3. duckfoot

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    Gave a Savage Mark 1-G .22lr to a Boy Scout Troop. Gotta start these kids out on somthing.:)
     
  4. jsalcedo

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    My parents got divorced and my dad left my Grandfathers colt 1903 with mom for protection. (Dunno why my mom was an anti) My dad came to his senses and picked up a $50 Rossi 3inch blued .38 (no cylinder release just used the pin to remove cylinder and punch shells out) So I could go over and switch them out and get the heirloom gun back.

    About 5 years later my moms new inlaws had a brother go nuts and assault
    a bunch of family members. The guy started threatning her (guy was 6ft 10 and 350 Lbs violent insane alcoholic)

    She decided to get rid of the rossi because she was in danger
    :confused:

    Found the loaded gun on my doorstep the next day :uhoh:

    I couldn't convince her that it would be better to have the gun handy than be beat to death. She said she had read that a gun is more likely to be used against you blah blah. :banghead:

    I kept the gun for a couple years until a neighbor / friend kept saving my bacon fixing gas leaks, broken water heater, found my lost dog. I gave him the rossi because he was having problems with gangbangers trying to kill his daughter when she wouldn't go be "initiated"

    About 3 months later the gangbangers ran over his daughter in the street in front of his house. They were getting ready to finish her off when he produced the gun and shot out the back window of their car scaring them away. Luckily she only had cuts and bruises. My neighbor was not charged
    with anything and his daughter learned a valuable lesson on not toying with dangerous men.

    Funny how things work out.
     
  5. Preacherman

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    Yes, I guess I've given away somewhere between two and three dozen guns over the years. The biggest "give-away" came when I immigrated to the USA: the authorities informed me frostily that no, I couldn't import my gun collection, so my friends got a bonanza! Since being here, I guess I've given away (gifts to friends and as assistance to those needing protection) about a dozen or so. Latest one was a couple of weeks ago.
     
  6. sm

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    Yes,
    All my competition guns, barrel sets, combos given to up and coming shooters.
    Various guns to folks in need of protection.
    Shooting clubs or organizations.

    To keep it - give it away
     
  7. Nightcrawler

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    Yep. I've given away three guns, more or less, to friends.
     
  8. Carlos Cabeza

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    I gave a friend a .22 semi auto pistol when he expressed an interest in personal protection. Until that time he was a "shotgunner" and had only hunted and shot sporting clays. I showed him the dark side and now he is an avid supporter of RKBA. I would do it again in a heartbeat !:cool:
     
  9. Greg L

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    I gave the son of a friend of mine (actually the friend officially as the son is 12) a M/N M44 for Christmas. He & his sidekick (my son) had spent a good part of the summer shooting the snot out of mine, so I figured that they each could use one to clean up/restore & then shoot.
     
  10. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Yep, I had a female friend that needed a self
    protection piece; so I gave her my nickel S&W
    4" HB model 10. I put a set of Hogue's rubber
    "Monogrips" on it; and she is a happy camper!

    After all, she needed it worst than I did cuz
    she lives near a high crime zone, on the old
    eastern slopes of Bombingham, AL.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  11. pax

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    I have been on the receiving end of a gun gift twice now.

    I can't yet, but hope someday to be able to pay it forward.

    pax

    Qui dedit beneficium taceat; narret qui accepit. ~ Seneca
     
  12. manwithoutahome

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    Gotten: IMP .22 short (needed fixin' and I did)
    .44 ball and cap revolver

    Given: Ruger 9mm to friend
    45-70 rifle to friend
    .22 Winchester to friends child (through the friend of course)

    I'm only 35 so, God willing, I will be around longer to give (and maybe get) more :).

    M
     
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    Hey SaxonPig, I volunteer to help out if you ever have another wedding or renew your vows or anything. I gave away a Muzzle loader pistol to a friend when I was 17. My parents had a "gotta get rid of one to buy one" rule. I had bought it for $15 from a guy and gave it away to get a Remington 870.
     
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    saxon buddy ol pal!!! how ya doing? can i get you anything?
    :D
     
  15. Erich

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    I gave a friend of mine a Hungarian Mosin-Nagant carbine as a wedding present a few years ago. He was pretty happy about it.
     
  16. commygun

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    I gave a beat-up, but perfectly functional FIE .22 single action revolver
    to an old college buddy who had taken up hog farming in the wilds of
    rural Iowa. He had a huge old farmhouse and got kind of spooked when
    the storms blew.
     
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    I've never had it happen to me but I've got a Ruger New Single Six that I'll probably enjoy for a while yet. But if I ever find a child in need of a good shooting gun with Dad at the range, I'd probably give him mine. Right now, I'm enjoying all my guns and don't expect it'd happen soon....;)
     
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    A friend wanted to buy my EAA Witness 45 compact.

    With 4 kids he was never going to be able to spare the money, so I gave it to him with a bunch of ammo.
     
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    I once gave a S&W pistol to a LEO friend.
     
  20. PAC 762

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    Gave a Chinese SKS to a buddy in college who wanted a rifle but had no cash. I never liked SKS's much and it meant much more to him.
     
  21. Soap

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    Not yet. But I will, it is VERY good for RKBA. Getting new shooters in who otherwise would not (or could not) spend money on guns.
     
  22. El Tejon

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    Yes, have given many to the "Friends of the NRA" as well as to family members.

    Four nephews--I WILL be giving many more guns away!:D
     
  23. Freedomv

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    I have given several away to familly but only 1, a .338 to a friend to hunt (and kill) his first elk as he did not have a proper (in his mind) cannon for the job.
    Vern
     
  24. toblerone

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    Yep. I bought a used 2nd gen(?) Glock17. It was in beautiful shape & was very accurate. Only the problem was, because the area inside the trigger guard is somewhat smaller than my other guns , my index finger would take a beating when I would shoot with it. After the third trip to the range with it, the situation hadn't changed so, I gave up and it sat in the safe for quite a while. I've talked with a number of folks, and I'm the only one they have ever heard of with this problem. I guess my mits are just too big.
    Christmas rolled around, and I made a present of it, to a friend. He loves it.
     
  25. j.wise

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    I gave away 7 guns at my wedding. My five groomsmen got M-44s of different national origins, and my two best men got Hungarian PA-63 pistols. Most were already well indoctrinated in firearms, but I made a new gun owner out of a couple.

    I have been given a Baikal side-by-side 12ga Coachgun as a Christmas present, and my dad gave me a Winchester Trapper .44mag a long time ago as a High School graduation present.

    Guns are great gifts. Knives too. TOOLS are the greatest gift of all.
     
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