Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Godsgunman, Mar 11, 2013.
three inherited guns I'll never sell or turn in also two I've bought my BSS and BDA
I don't sell guns at all anymore, I have always regretted it. I have a few guns that were my father's and grandfather's, including a 1917 Enfield, a Model '97 16 ga, and an M-1 carbine.
My fathers Rem 512 and great grand fathers Win model 71.
I have two - an Ithaca M-49 falling block that my grandparents gave me many years ago, and my IBM M1 Carbine that I have been using for HD.
Milled Arsenal of Bulgaria SLR95.
Banned from import for a while now.
Absolutely the best shooting AK I've ever touched.
I have a JC Higgins Model 21 Deluxe 3" 20 gauge pump shotgun (with polychoke) that my parents bought for my grandfather for a birthday present over 40 years ago. After his passing, my grandmother gave it to me. It is still my favorite grouse gun, and even though I have much more expensive rifles, shotdguns, and pistols in the safe, the history of this gun and the stories that it brings back to memory make it truly the last firearm I would ever sell.
My grandfather's external hammer LC Smith side by side. Made early 1900's. It is priceless to me. Hopefully it will not be classified as an assault weapon in the future.
none they all have a price. I have bought and sold guns over 2000 dollars without so much as a wince. The only ones I won't sell are those that are not mine to do so.
To me they are chunks of wood or metal. They cannot reciprocate emotion.
My IHC M1 Garand.
And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. If there's no emotional or sentimental attachment then it's just a thing.
I'm sure there are other things in your life that have enough value that you would keep them. People have anchors that make them human, connecting them to some kind of bonds. The fact that those things are different for each of us isn't a surprise. What would be a surprise is if you meet someone who values nothing.
This one is easy.
^^^^ Wow, now that's a home defense weapon right there. Neighborhood defense even .
I don't think I have one. Make me an offer.
I have my grandfather's Winchester 1894 in 30-30 that he bought new in 1926. I'm the second owner. It's not going anywhere in my lifetime.
I also have a Webley in 38/200 (aka 38 S&W). It was one of the last batch of 250 Webley revolvers ever made. It's blued and came in a presentation case. An amazing reminder of a bygone era.
I have several that I've customized, so not only did I make it the way *I* want it, but I would never get back the money I put into it. By default, that makes it a 'never sell' gun.
Of my stock, non-customized guns, I like these the best:
Smith 625 PC in .45ACP
Smith 686 Mountain Gun
Dan Wesson PM7-S (1911)
CZ Vz. 58
My list of custom guns is much longer. Nothing Earth shattering by collectors standards though.
i never sell ANY guns. it always leads to regret. So, all of them. However, those that would actually hurt me would be any of my dad's guns; especially the 1967 super single six (.22LR with WMR cylinder) with bluing as deep as the ocean and a 1965 39a Golden Mountie .22 rifle that is so consistently accurate it's frightening.
Any I inherited or got as gifts. If someone thought enough of me to leave or give it to me I will keep it. I am always saddened by the people my age on pawn stars, or combat pawn, or in local stores, who inherit things and immediately take them to sell.
I would sell None, period!
I have three...
My Richard Heinie 1911.....
Why: Because I'll never get another one, this was one he built for himself recently and then traded with me on. He stopped taking orders on guns several years back.
And my Sig 551-2 SP SWAT.....
Why: I've waited my entire life to own an original Sig 55x style rifle, no way I'd part with it!
Finally my Jim Hoag custom High Power.....
Why: I just love shooting this gun!
I bought it when I heard a rumor that there might be an upcoming "Drone" season.
Mine is my M48A, because it was the first rifle I ever owned. I purchased it the day I turned 18 in 2001.
Trent - what is that badass thing?
.41 Magnum M&P model
This one rode on my hip as a duty sidearm for 13 years.
We were in some squabbles, but we got home every night.
I will go to my son when I'm done with it.
Man that 1911 is beautiful.
Soviet DShK Heavy Machinegun. Was torch cut in 7 places, imported, and re-built as an ATF approved semiautomatic by Midwest Metal Works. During the rebuild, Dennis also converted it over from 12.7mm (soviet 50) to US 50 BMG. Which is fortunate, because Soviet 12.7mm is scarce as hens teeth in the US.
It's a great design, if heavy and cumbersome. There's only a few which are ATF approved in the United States.
It differs from most of my gun collection because
A) I need a crew with strong backs, to move it, set it up, and fire it
B) Running the weapon involves big wrenches, heavy hammers, and lots of cussing
C) Everyone within 5 miles will come to see "what in the hell is making all that noise?" when you shoot it.
D) Stoppages get interesting, and involve hammers, wrenches, pry bars, and LOTS of cussing. (Had a feed pawl get derailed during the last shoot, was a real pain to fix)
E) Your A-gunner takes a beating and will cuss a lot at you.
F) Cleaning it involves strong backs, big tools, LOTS of time, and LOTS of cussing.
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