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Friends/relatives guns you covet but that they won't sell?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gp911, May 19, 2012.

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  1. gp911

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    This was inspired by the "everyone has their price" thread, got me to thinking about guns we know others have that but they would never part with. My brother has a large collection of cheap stuff, think Jennings, Raven, etc. The nicest stuff he has is stuff I've given him as a gift. However, his wife has her father's pristine S&W 27-2 that I've only handled once and had to put away because I was getting all "Lord of the Rings" about it (must.. have.. the precious..) Her dad bought it in the late 70's(?) and fired a cylinder or two and then put it away, never to fire it again. It's a gorgeous gun with that deep, deep blue finish. She'll never part with it because it was her late father's and I would never ask her to. I still covet the heck out of it though. So let's hear about the one's you all have to admire from afar, knowing you probably won't ever get your grubby mitts on 'em.
     
  2. dubya450

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    Yup a S&W model 657 3" 41 mag my little 21 year old brother has that he bought from a coworker that has cancer for only $350! I offered him $700 and he won't sell it. Little punk .... other than that i easily have the nicest weapons between my friends and family. The rest of their guns are things like old Remington's which I don't care for (I'm a winchester guy) and pistol's like llamas, ruger p95, old 22's nothing of interest.
     
  3. mbopp

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    My uncle's 219 Ackley Improved Zipper, done at Ackleys shop. I think it got pawned for a guitar amp :barf:
     
  4. dubya450

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    ^ I hope that was a very spendy and nice amp!
     
  5. TurtlePhish

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    Ohhhh the attitudes and mindsets of when we covet what others have :what:.
     
  7. rozziboy18

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    my grandfathers browning a5, he used it in 3 country's hunting and for years on the skeet range, but my brother wont sale!!!
     
  8. Ignition Override

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    An older friend of my wife has a Walther 9mm handgun which her late father brought back from Europe in WW2. She had called it a Mauser until we were there for dinner and she let us look at at.

    Nobody in her family uses their few guns, but Barbara seems to be keeping the Walther simply as a momento, if that's the correct term.
    The gun has the Waffenamt and swastikas.
     
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  9. Tim the student

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    None really. The ones that I really want are family guns, and I'm not about to ask them to sell them to me.

    That said, my FIL has some nice rifles, and is thinking about getting a nice 1911, which I'm sure I'll like.
     
  10. Snowbandit

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    Friend of mine had a pristine 9MM Polish Radom he refused to part with. He's passed away now and I'm betting one of his kids has it. It's the only gun I ever wanted and couldn't get.
     
  11. FROGO207

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    No There are no firearms that any of my family or friends have that I wanted and they would not part with. I got my grandfathers 30 M1 carbine and a couple of his revolvers. I guess I am not the kind of guy that has to have what others already own. I just appreciate what makes others choices different than mine with respect to firearms.:)
     
  12. Jolly Rogers

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    About 40 years ago my Cousin had a Model 70 heavy barrel .243 . It was so beautiful and shot so well it has been on my list ever since. I lost track of that part of the family 30 years ago and he has passed on but I still want one.
    Joe
     
  13. Armored farmer

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    A German Luger that my dad's cousin brought back from WWII. He said he slept "many a night" with it in his hand. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and others. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a Silver Star.

    He sold it when his wife got cancer.
     
  14. tightgroup tiger

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    I had my coveted gun, a 1946 Model 70 that was my fathers, and when he passed, it went to to me with all the rest of his guns.

    My father was confused when the time got near and the last words he had with my identical twin brother was through a cload of narcotics and pain.

    The words weren't good and it hurt my brother badly. He had wanted only the model 70 because all of our fond memories of dad mostly included it. Same reason I wanted it.

    I put the rifles in the trunk of my car except for the model 70 which I handed to my brother.

    So I only had it for a few moments, I have no regrets.
     
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    I cannot recall any firearms that I wanted to obtain but the owner refused to sell. However, I am VERY thankful that my mother refused to part with her first anniversary present (Win M1895 .405, mf'd circa 1907) and my father's WWII 6.5 "Mummed" Arisaka (re-chambered for 6.5 Roberts). Not long after my dad passed on, our next door neighbor apparently twisted my mom's arm fairly heavily to sell them, but no go :D!!!!!

    Apparently the latter may have actually been mf'd/used in WWI as well...
     
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    My dad's nickel plated 6" Colt Python...sold it to someone without even letting me have a chance to buy it! COLD!!!
     
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    My great uncles G43 with all matching #s
     
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    Before my grandfather became really sick (emphysema, slowly drowning for 25 years) and couldn't get around, he asked my mom if he should save his guns for my brother (22 yrs old at the time, I was 15) or sell them. My non-gun-loving mom told him to sell them. Two that he sold were Model 70s in 30-06 (might have been consecutively numbered?), one mid-grade, one with heavy target stock and barrel. If we boys had been 10 yrs older, we'd have them, and about 10 other beautiful guns that my grandfather purchased on a low income and cherished. I do have his Savage 99 (.308 Win.) that I'll never part with.
     
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    A co-worker has a US model 1873 Springfield trapdoor carbine that belonged to his father. I LOVE that rifle.
     
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    Father in law has a T series BHP that cannot wait to get my hands on LOL.... Actually it will be mine eventually.
     
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    Anybody ever read, The Ten Commandments, I draw your attention to number 10................
     
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  22. bannockburn

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    My brother has a couple of guns that I would dearly love to have. One is a mint Springfield Model 1903A3 that I got for him years ago when he was in the Army. He was collecting U.S. martial arms at the time and this was one that he needed for his collection.

    Another one that would be on my short list is his DSA FAL that he bought when they first came out. An extremely well made rifle that has the perfect blend of design, function, and balance for a battle rifle.
     
  23. CountryUgly

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    My father in law sold his Browning Hi-Power that he carried when he was a LEO to his son. I've been trying to talk him out of that thing for a couple of years now. He's come close to giving in on a trade a time or two then balked but I'm getting close. Maybe this will be my year.
     
  24. Kristensdaddy

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    Dear friend has a few guns I would buy if he would sell. I've offered him double what he paid for them (he bought them in the 1960's so I'm not as honorable as it appears). An unfired High Standard Supermatic Citation. A Browning Hi-Power (less than 1 Mag through it), an unfired Baby Browning 25 acp and one silly little pistol that just looks good - a Llama .380 acp (I've fired the only rounds ever shot through it.

    Yeah, I'll pay you exactly double what you paid for them new..... Yeah, that's it.

    Silly me, he gave (GAVE) my wife his Anschutz 22 magnum but won't sell me the other pieces.
     
  25. Tinpig

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    A friend getting into his eighties has a big collection he wants to pare down (sons not interested) including a pristine Krag-Jorgensen that I would love to have.
    Every time I see him he offers to give it to me, and every time I insist on buying it for a fair price. We reverse dicker for a while and then, when I next see him, we go through the whole thing again. I'm pretty sure he has beginning Alzheimer's...he doesn't remember the previous conversations...and I'm sure as hell not going to take advantage of him. I'm not quite sure how to proceed.

    Tinpig
     
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