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Have You Ever: misplaced/can’t find/forgot about/ or lost a gun?

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  1. Reinz

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    As my collection grew over the years there have been moments when I can not find a certain gun or when I even stumble across one I don’t remember buying. But I never TRULY lost a gun, they always turn up.

    Yesterday I could not find my CZ 75. I fit Einstein’s definition of insanity by going through the safe many times over with the same results, no CZ. I mean, I kept that pistol in the same location since I bought it 20-25 years ago.

    Well rather than wait for it to show up I became a rabid Bulldog and wouldn’t let it go. Rather than doing important things that needed tending, I spent two and a half hours going through all of the safes and special hiding places.

    I finally found it in a buried range bag. I think I last shot it 4-5 years ago. Then I was WAY behind on day going forward.

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    I bought this before owning a CZ was “cool”. This was when CZ was the industry’s best kept secret. Pricing was in line with that of a Taurus. Then Dan Wesson bought them and immediately jacked the price up $100. Then kept going up from there.
     
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  2. HB

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    “But I never TRULY lost a gun, they always turn up.“

    How do you know if you haven’t lost one if you find some you don’t remember buying?

    I’ve never lost one. Not enough and too much of a paycheck dedicated to them to do anything except use them and keep well maintained.
     
  3. crestoncowboy

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    I have confidently went to one safe knowing a gun was in it, only to eventually give up and find it in a different safe
     
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  4. Reinz

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    Haha! I see your point.

    The ones I didn’t remember buying were always a duplicate.

    Like recently I found a good deal on a 32 Seecamp. I KNEW I already had one and thought a pair would be good to have. After I cleaned up the new one and went to put it up, I found that I already had two.

    And a few guns that I collect fairly hard core with multiples of is like - “did he fire 5 0r 6 shots?......”. I just can’t remember how many I have.

    I reckon that’s what happens when you get old and have too many guns - Wait! Slap my face! You can NEVER have too many guns. :D
     
  5. bannockburn

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    Haven't lost a gun but every now and then I will come across an empty factory box that I forgot to include with the gun when I went to sell or trade it. I can remember the gun but can't figure out why I didn't put the gun in the box at that time.

    Weird!
     
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  6. Reinz

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    I haven’t had that problem because I rarely sell my guns.
     
  7. theotherwaldo

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    I've got one that I keep trying to forget - an R/G 38 that I found in a hollowed book.
    The frame is stretched and the front sight and rail can spin on top of the barrel
    It's somewhere in the bathroom... .
     
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  8. .38 Special

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    In retrospect that was not something I should be admitting to in public, so please forgive the deleted post.
     
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  9. BearBrimstone

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    I’ve never lost a gun or had one turn up I didn’t remember buying. Gun parts are a different story though. Cleaning for my last move I found parts for guns I haven’t owned in 5 plus years.
     
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  10. Armored farmer

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    I have lost a few, but only for a hot minute.
    The worst was my .357 blackhawk that fell from my holster as I ran to intercept some deer during handgun season. I got where I was going and no gun! Six inches of new snow on the ground! My deer hunt quickly turned into a gun hunt. I still dont know how I didnt notice losing a heavy revolver from my gunbelt. Thankfully I found it after significant and desperate searching.
     
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  11. Scooter22

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    Never lost one but I regularly find ones I haven't used in years I forgot about. It's like getting a new gun for free! I guess you could call it a case of TMG,s.;)
     
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    No, but my younger son left a Winchester 37 12 ga. under the seat of a truck he traded. :cuss:
     
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  13. Poper

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    I misplaced a Browning Buckmark. Turned up a couple months later in my hunting gear.

    "Lost" my S&W Model 60 one time. Turned everything upside down and inside out looking for it. Gave up. Accused my wife of throwing it away. Accused my dog of eating it. Accused #1 son of stealing it. Accused #2 son of selling it. :mad::mad::mad:






    Found it two years later in the bottom of an ammo can where I had stashed it during a hunting trip. :eek:

    Doh!:oops:
     
  14. jmr40

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    I moved out of my parents home in 1980. At some point in the mid 2000's my mom gave me a beat up single shot 22 rifle she found in the back of my old closet. I still have no memory of buying it. No clue where it came from. Not really worth anything, gun buy back fodder.
     
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    I temporarily "lost" a Glock 19 in my house a few years back. That one lived in the drawer to the coffee table in my living room under some very uninteresting women's magazines. A friend and his A-D-D son were coming over, and I knew the kid would end up on the couch watching cartoons or whatever on the TV, but he is the type to get bored and start rummaging through stuff, so I moved that 19 to a more secure location. The next day, I couldn't remember where I had moved it to, so there was about an hour or so where I was just drawing a blank.
     
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  16. Texas10mm

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    I think it was CZ that purchased Dan Wesson. https://danwessonfirearms.com/about/

    I've got a Ruger Mk III 22/45 with a Red Dot on it somewhere in the house. I can't find it though. My back, both lower and mid have been acting up and rummaging around is really not possible right now.
     
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    Just a couple of days ago, I opened a dresser drawer that I keep miscellaneous stuff in and found a FEG PA-63 I'd forgotten I had. Don't reload that cartridge anymore, and it doesn't even have a magazine in it, so I just left it right there.
     
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    I got back to hunting camp after going in to town for dinner and a shower. As I was preparing to go to sleep I searched for my 4" Rhino for about a half an hour. After sitting down and trying to remember where I had it last I recalled that on my way to town I got to the gate from the property and had to pee. I stopped, took off my holster and put it on the pick up truck bed rail, did my business, got back in and drove 20 minutes to town. it had fallen off the bed of my truck into the middle of the road about 7 miles from camp and 3 miles from town. Broke the grip when it hit the ground, but the holster protected the gun itself. It was probably in the middle of that dirt road for 2 hours before I finally found it.
     
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    I picked up a Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk.1/2 about 30 years ago that was still in cosmolene. I stashed it away.
    Last year I ran across another that had been cleaned and used. I decided to compare the two before buying.
    I couldn't find it.
    I went ahead and bought the other SMLE , cleaned it and went to put it away - and there was the other one!

    I had emptied that safe and checked each of the rifles that were in there. That cosmolene-coated rifle wasn't there.
    Then it was.

    Weird.
     
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    While loading a deer into the bed of my pick-up, I leaned my shotgun against the rear tire on the passenger side. Got in the truck and drove home. Unloaded the deer and was putting my hunting gear away when i realized that the shotgun was missing. In a panic I drove back to whereIi loaded the deer and there was the shotgun in the leaves on the side of the road. Lucky for me it was dark, cause I'm sure someone would have spotted the gun on the side of the road.
     
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    A buddy of mine had a similar problem only with SKS carbines. He went out and bought one, goes to put it away, and finds that he already had one in his safe! Couldn't recall where the first one came from!
     
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  22. Bronco72

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    Not yet ! But as I go past 70 years, I would not put it past me in the future:uhoh:
     
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  23. Reinz

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    That’s right! I had that mixed up.

    I guess the prices increased to pay for DW.
     
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    I can put you within a half mile of a Sterling 22.
    Fell out of my pocket on the farm close to 40 years ago spent hours looking for it even bought a metal detector.
     
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