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Gave Myself An Early Christmas Gift

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Confederate, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Confederate

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    Went to my parents' house to retrieve some of the "stuff" I had left there years ago and had forgotten about. It had been buried in the garage and because of its location, I had forgotten all about it. It was buried deeper than the treasure at Oak Island, but I finally got it last night and opened it this morning.

    Wow...I forgot the following guns:
    • Ruger Speed-Six
    • Ruger Security-Six 6-inch
    • Ruger Security-Six 2 3/4-inch
    • S&W 457 (which I did remember)
    • Ruger Mark II 6 7/8 stainless with a beautiful holster
    All of them were brand new and I forgot I had any of them, except the 457. Now I don't know where to put them. The Speed-Six was a great find and was one I thought I had lost. It was in a fanny pack, loaded.

    They're beautiful guns and they're like early Christmas presents.

    Has this ever happened to you?

    AAASpeed-Six.jpg

    Had two of these beauties and thought I'd lost this one. It
    started off as a .38 Special, but I had the chambers
    reamed out to accept .357s. Glad to get it back.

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    Ruger-Security-Six6inch.jpg

    Ruger Security-Sixes

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    S&W 457




     
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  2. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Thought I left a Ruger Mk2 at a gunrange after a shooting session once, long ago.

    I called the range but no one reported finding an orphaned gun. No surprise there, figured somebody scored a free gun, so I wrote it off.

    Fast forward two years, I was finally cleaning out my sock drawer and lo and behold- my wayward Ruger in its softcase!

    Now mind you, I was not in the habit of hiding guns in my sock drawer back then (or now), and I lived alone at the time with no wife or kids.

    To this day, I have no idea how it got there.:what::confused:
     
  3. Olon

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    You know you've got a nice collection when can convince yourself that you lost a gun at some point. I'm not there yet but maybe someday...
     
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    Ahhh, now I have found guns in the back of my safe that I completely forgot about owning....little different from remembering the gun but thinking it is lost, I guess.

    Lol.
     
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  5. Olon

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    That counts too :rofl:

    I'm to the point where it's tough for me to rattle off each of them but I don't think I've forgotten that I had any of them. My collection is infantile at best though: barely double digits.
     
  6. herrwalther

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    The gremlin that takes socks out of the dryer, wanted a Ruger.

    Can't say I have ever lost or forgotten about guns I have owned. Firearms are always in one of 3 places: safe, bedside safe, or on me.
     
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    All the time.......



    Never.
     
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    You should reward the person who gifted those to you by buying them a gun they've been wanting for! :D
     
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  9. ApacheCoTodd

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    Too cool.

    Ever happened to me? Yup.

    "What the hell..... I own a Pre-Woodsman?!?"

    "I thought I gave that Golden 39 to my brother!"

    "I wonder how long that Gold-Cup's been there?"

    One of the best.... Was in a shooting box I bought at an estate sale. Had the above Pre-Woodsman, a S&W target .38 and this in it. At some point after getting home, I set the box aside and re-discovered it years later with the forgotten pistols. I had moved it several times and always casually thought..."Hmmm... This thing's heavy!" but being a custom box, I assumed that that and maybe tools accounted for it.

    I don't want to hear any cry-babies prattle on about the *shame* of what was done to a righteous 1911 (NOT A-1) as it is the end-all-be-all of what I pined for as a kid. A custom built 1911 Bullseye gun. This one is from the 50's when 1911s were a dime a dozen even IF the dimes were a bit harder to come by then.
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  10. whughett

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    Im pushing 80 and my memory is not even close to being that bad. :rofl:
     
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  11. BullRunBear

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    Oh good, I thought I was the only one. I recently came across a couple of Pietta cap and ball revolvers, still in their boxes, that I didn't recall getting. Took the better part of a day to remember when and where I bought them.

    I once came across some boxes of reloads I had done about twenty years earlier. 500 rounds of 38 special and 45 Colt. They had been buried under some other boxes in an unheated garage all that time. Still shot well after the 'slight delay'.

    Jeff
     
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  12. Ratshooter

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    No I have never forgotten a gun. And I have a decent collection. But I am anal and happily admit it. I know where everything I own is. I can walk around blind folded and find you any tool you want or tell you where it is on the shelf or in the truck tool box. I never lose my keys or wallet.

    I watched that old movie last night with Jack Nicholson "As Good As It Gets" and while I am not as anal as he was I am close.:uhoh:

    But that was a heck of a find. I would be posting too if that had of happened to me. Way to go. And if you don't know where to put them I can help. I will even pay the shipping one way. To me.:neener:
     
  13. NIGHTLORD40K

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    I think it looks awesome!
     
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    Usually it's a sawbuck in the pocket of a suit I hadn't worn in awhile.
    Great guns, you just have been doing the happy dance.
     
  15. FlSwampRat

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    It's the Ruger gnomes, they mess with you.
    When I moved from a rental house to my purchased house 30 some odd years ago I unpacked and found my Ruger Mk whatever wasn't around. But the mag was. And, to the best of my knowledge the mag was in the gun.
     
  16. ApacheCoTodd

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    Too funny.... I have a Ruger magazine in the top of a safe assuming the attendant pistol will one day show up.
    "Ruger Gnomes"? They delivered on me a Security Six once of which I have ZERO recollection of acquiring. No super mystery as it was hang in on a peg of a safe door for all the world to see and I always assumed it was one of my Smiths swinging in the breeze. Only discovered it as a Ruger when I needed to move a bunch of the pegs: "What the HEY?!?"


    Todd.
     
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    Somewhere there's a guy saying "Wonder whatever happened to that Security Six I once had?"
     
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    That used to happen in the Army a lot. you'd let a guy keep guns in your locker or house or do the same with someone else. PCSs, ETSs or retirements happen and suddenly, you either have or don't have as applies.

    My first Gold Cup was from a Team mate because a former Team member had had him keep it for him so his wife would stop pawning it - or whatever.... The first guy up and ETSs and is in the ozone for years so the second guy sells it to me on the condition we all back out of it if the first guy ever surfaces again.

    Still in contact with the second guy and the ozone hasn't offered forth the first guy for over 35 years.


    Todd.
     
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    If you forget that many quality guns you should not own any . That is irresponsible.
     
  20. bannockburn

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    No I can't say something like that has ever happened to me...but if I had to suddenly come across some "long lost" guns, I would dearly love them to be Ruger Sixes!
     
  21. Pat Riot

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    The thing I got a chuckle about was thinking “Right now there’s some anti-gun goofball trolling here for information for his or her sensational college paper and right now they are having a nervous breakdown.” :evil:
     
  22. Speedo66

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    I can only hope one day my collection is large enough that 5 handguns can get "forgotten". Not enough years left, unfortunately.

    OP: What are the chances you have any other forgotten stashes?
     
  23. Old Dog

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    My collection is huge (and probably several times larger than the wife knows) ... I was cleaning the garage once and found a S&W 637 that I'd kinda forgotten for a few days, but must have stuck under the workbench when I was cleaning guns ... but no, I've never every lost or really forgotten about any guns in the current collection. I'm acutely aware of the location of each and every one, and routinely mentally "catalog" their locations, especially the emergency stash pieces.

    Frankly, I just cannot imagine any situation where I'd put away a brand new gun and then forget that I owned it (even after a few cocktails).
     
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  24. Confederate

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    Yep...they seem t to vanish from one spot to another, and it's almost supernatural.

    Great story, Todd. What kind of Security-Six was it? Stainless or blued? My advice is don't ever get rid of it. The modern .357s are boat anchors! I don't know who decided to put underlugs on all the barrels, but while they make for great range guns, they're heavy outdoor guns. The Security-Six and the S&W 65/66/13/19s were great hunting, camping, hiking and fishing guns, but alas, luggable .357s are becoming a thing of the past. The Security-Six is about the best gun for the money.

    GREAT POSTS! Thanks.
     
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  25. ApacheCoTodd

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    It was a blued 3 (or so) inch. It was too damn pretty to beat on, too heavy (and pretty) to carry and a pal has a long line of Rugers and happened to have the right, empty box for it so it was off to him in a horse trade. A SUPREMELY wonderful spinner but just not really my thing once I had di-vested myself of Ruger revolvers. Not an issue with Ruger - Almost all of my Colt's went on too as I concentrate on the Wessons; Dan and Smith.

    Todd.
     
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