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to keep a gun or not?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bezoar, Dec 14, 2007.

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  1. Bezoar

    Bezoar member

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    When do you just say crap and get rid of a gun? I got this rifle i havent shot yet, and for all practical reasons my muzzleloader can do the same thing, even a bit more accurately.
    How does one decide?
     
  2. sig226

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    When I need the money to get something else.
     
  3. OAKVILLE SHOOTER

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    A little more information about the situation would help. As for me, I cull VERY little from the gun collection, and then only to "trade up."
     
  4. MachIVshooter

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    Can't help ya. I generally only buy what I intend to keep. I've only actually sold 2 guns. Everything else has been in trading up or in a trade for something that I percieved to have greater value.

    -I Traded a 2nd gen Glock 22 that I bought used for a 1984 Honda VF750F that I still ride

    -Traded a Taurus PT 145 for an 80 gallon 2 phase 7.5 HP upright compressor.

    -Traded a WASR 10 that I'd paid $225 for and got a 1978 Dodge Aspen T-top coupe 318/auto. Still researching the codes, but might have been a super coupe.

    Another $2,200 later:
    [​IMG]

    The two guns I did sell I lost no money on.
     
  5. MikePGS

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    Use it or lose it :D
     
  6. Offwhite

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    I simply don't get rid of them. Period.
     
  7. Pork Fat

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    I'm picturing a Village People tape stuck into the eight-track.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    Just curious, but how do you know your muzzleloader will outshoot a rifle you haven't even shot yet?
     
  9. Javelin

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    Yeah I can buy em, I just cant sell them. hehe.

    :)
     
  10. revjen45

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    Never get rid of a gun unless you really need the money.
     
  11. Bezoar

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    gamemaster 141 35 rem. points really well. i cant afford to do a damn thing with the factory sights so my scoped 150 yard muzzleloader has it in the accuracy department.
     
  12. bluestarlizzard

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    if you don't like it trade up.
    in our house gun money is gun money, which means that once its been spent on the guns, even if that gun is sold, the money is still spent on guns. the only time my dad ever sold a gun to pay for something other then a new gun was when our dog almost died and he had to pay the vet bills.
     
  13. jabotinsky

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    Confucious Say: All money gun money just no tell your hunny in the first prace. :evil:
     
  14. Geno

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    #1) Will (can) I use it? If yes, keep. If no, see #2.

    #2) Will my daughter want to use it? If yes, keep. If no, sell.

    It's that easy for me.

    Doc2005
     
  15. simpleguy

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    I have yet to sell a gun..... and my New Year's resolution is to keep it that way.
     
  16. Lucky

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    I bought a .38 spl revolver, K frame, Victory model. Due to idiotic laws the barrel was 4" and 4.1" is required so it was re-barreled, and fixed sights wouldn't shoot straight. New sights would cost more than the gun so I traded for Redhawk .44. Lost money on the deal for sure, but if it doesn't shoot straight there's no point keeping it.
     
  17. Offwhite

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    Confucious Say: Man standing on toilet is high on pot.:D
     
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