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Have you ever given a rifle away for free?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by cidirkona, Apr 4, 2005.

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  1. cidirkona

    cidirkona Member

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    Have any of you ever just given someone a rifle because they liked it alot and couldn't afford one themselves? I'm really speaking non-family, because I'm sure alot of firearms are passed down from generation to generation...

    -Colin
     
  2. No_Brakes23

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    I am not really in a position to do that, but I have some friends who I would certainly give a rifle, if I had an extra, and they couldn't afford it.
     
  3. ZeroX

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    People give away rifles for free? :eek:

    Addresses now!
     
  4. fistful

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    I can afford to buy rifles, but a friend gave me an SKS when he was moving from Saint Louis to Texas. Said he'd get another one down there.
     
  5. Randy in Arizona

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    I gave a friend a K31 Swiss that was missing the magazine. The stock had been artfully carved by Bubba at some time in the past. The only quote I was able to scare up for a magazine was for one with "some pitting and light rust" for more than the rifle was worth. :banghead: :banghead:
     
  6. No_Brakes23

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    I gave my buddy my Pachmeyr grips from my 1911 for his, right before he moved across the country. I figured they would be easy to find again, now I can't find them anywhere. Oh well.

    I am thinking of sending him some ammo for xmas this year, his M1A is pricey to shoot.

    I suggested to my wife that an HD set up 870 or 1300 would make a good wedding present for a friend of mine that just got hitched, (So he is moving out of the barracks,) but she wasn't having any of it.
     
  7. SpookyPistolero

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    My dad certainly has. He gave away the .22 taurus revolver I learned on, my .22 AR-7, the CZ surplus .22 rifle I loved, the good SKS and the 'dragunov' stock on what was our only AK. Thanks pop. The only really frustrating part was that those who recieved these were people who took horrible care of guns.
     
  8. english kanigit

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    What are freinds for??

    I gave a Finnish M39 to my best friend for X-Mas. I wanted her to be able to go shooting with me. I think she likes it more than she likes me!
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    Safe shooting, guys (and girls)...
     
  9. SMLE

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    Over the years I given 2 rifles as Christmas presents. I gave a friend a #4 MkI* Lee Enfield, and I gave my brother a M91 Finn Nagant.

    The LE was a "bitser" with stock and furniture from another rifle that had a damaged barrel. I got the Finn. Nagant while working for Mike Noonan's gun shop. We were getting them @ 3 for $100.00 w/20 rounds of ammo and selling them for $49.95! :what:
     
  10. M2 Carbine

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    I fixed up the first 22 rifle I bought as a kid and gave it to the neighbor's two boys.

    In 1960 I bought a S&W Model 10 2 inch to carry off duty (LEO).
    Some years ago I traded it off to a friend but later was sorry I did. I would never say anything to my friend because he would give it back to me.
    Christmas, 3 years ago, he gave it to me as a Christmas present. :)

    A friend wanted to buy my 45 EAA Witness Compact.
    After a few months I thought it was going to be too long before he got the money (four kids), so I gave him the pistol and a bunch of ammo.

    A friend tried to give me his new Glock 17 because of all the trouble with it.
    I refused to take it, don't like Glocks.


    There's a Polish member on Glock Talk (nice guy) that's been trying to move his family to the US for quite some time.

    I told him when he gets here I was going to give him his first gun, a 1911A1.
    I was kidding him a while back that he had better get here pretty soon, I'm getting tired of that gun taking up space in my safe. :)
     
  11. 50 Freak

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    I gave away a Norinco SKS Paratrooper to an old co-worker of mine. Then the whole SKS "detachable mag" crap happened in California and he took it to a gun store and the all knowing gun store clerk told him it was "illegal"....WRONG!!!!!!!! :cuss: :cuss:

    Anyways he ended up turning it into the police during a buyback program. And got $200 back for it. Which is fine for me because I bought it new for $89.99 back in the day. So his profit is my hapiness. Still it kinda erks me that a good gun was destroyed. But guess there are millions of SKS's out there..right? :( :(

    Also took a old 10/22 that a friend kept (his dad had given it to him a long time ago and it was stuck in a safe during a big fire). Anyways the only good thing about it was the receiver was still intact. So I rebuilt the gun using a brand new factory barrel & stock I had lying around and then some other trigger parts, repainted it and WooooHoooo. Brand new 10/22. Brought tears to his eyes when he saw it. :D :D
     
  12. cidirkona

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    Did you give it back to him after you made all the repairs to it??

    -Colin
     
  13. 50 Freak

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    yep, as it was still registered in his name. Why do you think he was crying. He had thought it was beyond repair.
     
  14. jem375

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    I gave away a Mosin Nagant 91/30 because it was a POS.....
     
  15. Bridger

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    Nope, haven't done that yet. Well, I did give a girlfriend a .22.

    But I am about to receive a Carcano from one of my range buddies!
     
  16. sfhogman

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    Well, let's see....

    I'm not married to my grilfriend, her son is not my blood relation, so does giving him a new 10/22 (a carbine, not a rifle, really) count? :D
    I sure had giving it to him!

    Jeff
     
  17. Owen

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    I gave a Marlin 15Y (my first gun/ 9th Bday present) to a friend with two granddaughters.
     
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    My buddy needed to sell his rifles to cover Christmas for his kids one year.

    I don't make much, but my father had a 7STW built for me for that fall for my birthday/Christmas. I continued to gesture and my friend got the 7 mag A-Bolt Medallion that had served me well.
     
  19. Maddock

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    I’ve never given away a rifle, but I have given handguns. I’ve received a handgun and a rifle from friends; they are as prized as anything I own. The rifle was an AR-15 just before the cosmetic ban. I had recently gone through a divorce and a job change and couldn’t afford one before the ban. A group of friends got together and came up with exactly what I would have purchased if I had the money. A very happy birthday!
     
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    Gave my brother-in-law a model 70 Winchester in 7mmRem Mag.

    Gave my son-in-law, who treats my daughter right:
    Ruger P-85
    Ruger GP-100
    Taurus 17HMR pump
    TT-33
    CZ50
    Bersa Thunder .380
    Walther P-1
    Springfield .45
    EAA Witness .45
    Ithaca Model 37 12ga
    Winchester Model 1897 12ga
    Nagant revolver
    Remington style cap and ball .44
    Ruger Mini-14
    Marlin .22Mag
    Mossberg 835 12ga
    Baikal O/U 12 ga
    Baikal Single 12ga
    CZ52
    Ruger M77 .308
    Rossi .22/.410 combo
    Ruger 10/22
    Savage (new model) "Stevens" Crackshot .22
    Bulgarian Makarov 9X18
    FEG PA63 9X18
    Hakim 8mm
    Walther PP .32

    When he gets transferred to Gulfport, Mississippi next December he gets a Ruger Old Army, .30-40 Krag Carbine, Winchester 1300 20ga, Charles Daly 20ga pump.
    Grandson gets Savage .22 Youth bolt single shot.
    Daughter gets pick of .380 collection. She wants to carry concealed when husband deploys.
     
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    I have given away so many single shot .22's that i can't count them...

    bought for 25 to 50 bucks at yard sales, cleaned up, and tested then put away until a child needs it to learn to shoot... most of my younger cousins and all my friends kids have gotten these little gems from me...

    what better way to make a new shooter than to give them a gun and a brick of ammo... (with their parents knowledge and support)
     
  22. W Turner

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    I've never given one away, but I intend to give my mother a Bersa .380 at some point in the near future. She insisted on giving me her Ruger GP-100 a few years ago, I really want to return the favor.


    W
     
  23. SamlautRanger

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    Gave an Ak 47 to a Bedhoin (spelling??) Shepard in Iraq. THe army had taken away his rifle. That would be like taking a Indiana farmers only shotgun away. He had his sheep to protect and also his safety. He was extremely grateful. It proved well worth it cause he later repaid the favor by alerting us to "non-Bedhoins" who were scouting our compound for a mortar attack.
     
  24. SpookyPistolero

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    It pays to make friends in Bahaaahaaad places, SamlautRanger ! :D
     
  25. thatguy

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    I have given numerous firearms as gifts over the years. Gave all of my groomsmen and my best man a gun each as presents (best man got a new Beretts M92 as an example). I have given shotguns to youngsters getting started in bird hunting, a 9MM S&W to my father in law when he wanted a defensive pistol, a Martini-Henry to a friend who's an English history buff for helping me with some real estate deals, others I have forgotten. When I moved out of state in 1992 I had so many long guns I decided I didn't want to move them all so I started handing them out to friends helping me pack. Gave away 8-10 guns or so at that time.
     
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