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What's the most worthless gun that you won't get rid of?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JRWhit, Oct 2, 2012.

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  1. kozak6

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    Mosin Nagant M91/30. I've checked all the markings. Nothing interesting. It's badly pitted, has a nasty bore, the stock is a mess and has more grease in it than 1000 McDonalds, and the bolt sticks so bad it takes a hammer to cycle it.

    It's not even worth the effort to sell.
     
  2. Taniwha

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    Mr Rogers, That is..., well thats just all kinds of ugly.
    Although, seeing as there's only about 2300 that does make it kinda rare.

    Damn thats ugly. And I like the Chiappa/Mateba Rhino too!
     
  3. Noah

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    Well I have an old Marlin Model 20 .22 that the LGS offered me $40 for- so I keep that one. I have 3 single shot H&R shotguns that I keep. And a Winchester 290 .22 from the 70s that won't shoot 5 rounds without a jam or misfire, but it was my Dad's first gun and it's worth nothing so I keep that. Most worthless gun I keep is the Marlin though- it will shoot a 3" group from a rest at 35 yards and gets through a magazine without any FTFires at least a third of the time! :D But, for $40, it is still a .22 rifle that my little brother likes, so, priceless.
     
  4. mxl

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    I had a Gen Prec [General Precision?] .22 revolver my brother gave me. It WAS [I cleaned it up and gave it back] as close to no value as any gun I have ever seen. It actually fired but the pot metal, crappy lack of workmanship and appearance gave "Saturday Nite Special" a new meaning.
     
  5. Striker

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    My XD .45 ACP
     
  6. AWorthyOpponent

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    I have an old FIE Titan .25 that my great grandfather carried back in the day before passing away. My grandmother gave it to me on my 21st birthday, and it holds enough sentimental value that I would never get rid of it. Actual value is prob less than $75.

    My great grandmother had the firing pin taken out of it when he passed, so I've never fired it. I may get the pin replaced and inspected eventually, but for now, I like knowing that my great grandfather carried this every day and was the last to shoot it.
     
  7. Warp

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    Remington Nylon 66

    Except I might get rid of it. It's probably worth more to somebody else than it is to me.
     
  8. whtsmoke

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    which 66 do you have?
     
  9. JohnBT

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    My grandfather's 3" Iver Johnson .32.

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    It's worn out, corroded and dirty, so I just hit it with the Rig Rag every few years and hang on to it. And it wasn't designed for smokeless powder.

    Fwiw, looking at the grips, it's a Second Model. I don't know when my grandfather acquired it, but he was born in 1891, so he probably didn't get it new.

    ""Quick visual clues that identify a Third Model (1909 to 1941) include a longer rear sight on top of the latch and the owl head on the grips is looking directly at you , rather than towards the muzzle end of the barrel as was the case on the Second Model.""
     
  10. Safetychain

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    My worthless is a Phoenix .32. I inherited it with one 6 rnd magazine. Will fail to rechamber any round until there are three or fewer rounds left. After 3-4 shot sessions, the little rounds hammer the pot metal around the firing pin hole to the point that the firing pin won't strike the primer hard enough to fire it and I have reamed it out a couple of times. AND, it has real imitation plastic pearl grips. I've been looking for the gun buy-back around here. At least SC repealed the Saturday Night Special law last year which will make it a little easier to sell to somebody that wants a worthless little pistol. The law didn't mean I couldn't sell it but if a dealer couldn't, the perception was I was a BG for trying to sell it even when I told them that it didn't work. I was trying to get only $10 for it. Come on buy-back program.
     
  11. Twiki357

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    Mine is an old JC Higgins 22 (S/L/LR) tube fed bolt action. The tube feed (magazine, I guess) got crushed so I took it off to make it a single shot - didn't work to good but it was real accurate. It was the first gun I owned (My parents bought it for me 55 years ago) and I still have it.... somewhere.
     
  12. AWorthyOpponent

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    It is fairly attractive, and it seems to have stood the test of time well. I know it hasn't been cleaned in AT LEAST 20 years and other than the fact that its missing the firing pin, it seems to be in good working order. The design looks like an LCP and a 1911 had a baby. Quite attractive, especially for the time frame of production...
     
  13. BigN

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    I've got an old Belgian Browning Auto my grandfather had. Ugly has heck, heavier than that, sits in a corner somewhere in my house...
     
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    First gun I ever bought was a .38spl revolver. Its been broken for awhile now, but I'll never get rid of it. :)
     
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    The Erma EP .22 Luger I inherited from my Uncle.
     
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    worthless

    My first pistol it is a Jimenez arms 22lr my dad bought for me
     
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    Gotta be my H&R .22. Absolute POS. Worn out, poorly maintained and at some point some brain trust had replaced the grip - any grip - with lead. That's right, what you see in the photo is a lead glob grip with some sort of enamel over it.

    I keep thinkin' I'll get after it and make 'er shoot again because I love the basic shape of these from an aesthetic point of view and the works seem to have the potential to operate with minimal replacement parts but every time I think to either get rid of it or at least eliminate the lead - the novelty of it sways me.
     

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    J.C. Higgins .22. 'nuff said.
     
  19. PT92

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    Phoenix HP-22

    $135 total NIB and no I won't part with it ;):

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  20. 22-rimfire

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    I'd have to say it is the Colt version (the No. 4) of the Butler single shot revolver in 22 short. There seems to be little collector interest in them. I'm glad that I only have one pair. I have one of the Butler revolvers in lucite that makes a darn nice and KOOL paper weight. It was not cheap. I bought it from the previous owner of Butler.
     
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    RG 32 acp revolver: It belonged to my Dad, and I use to give a hard time everytime he got it out, when we went shooting. I would give him a hard time and He would just grin and then we would just laugh about owning a gun like that. And I would make him promise that he would leave the gun at home, if any body else was going shooting with us. My Dad has been gone along time now, and I still miss him very much. I have many of his thing`s that I treasure and still use very carefully. That old RG 32 acp revolver especially, I take it to the range sometimes with me, and I can see the looks and hear the snide remarks from other shooters about the gun I am using. I have several boxes of ammo for it and shoot quite often, because when I do I know my Dad is watching me and is grining and laughing and so am I. No that old RG 32 acp revolver is not for sale and there will always be shells for it in the cabnet. ken
     
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    that would be a Ithaca Mod. 49 saddle gun , I'd chuck the wifes glock in the lake befor I'd give up my 49
     
  23. PT92

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    I agree that's why I qualified my statement with "I won't part with it." Yet, it's the "cheapest "most" worthless gun I own. For example, if I had to sell it to you tomorrow, how much would you give me for it?

    The question is inherently tricky, tantamount to asking "which is your least favorite kid...."
     
  24. mesinge2

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    I found this, what I believe to be an obrea hermanos, with two fired empty cases and three live cases in an empty lot I had purchased. I brought it in to the sheriff's office just in case it was used in a crime like 100 years ago and it was evidence in a long cold case. Well about a year after that they called me to come pick it up because as it was not connected to anything and as I turned it in, it is my property now. Kinda cool conversation piece.

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  25. essayons21

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    My granpa's Savage M720. Its was a contract built version of the Browning Auto 5 made during WWII and used to train bomber gunners in aerial gunnery. Some also were used as trench guns. My granpa was a B24 pilot and picked it up somewhere along the line.

    It was rode hard, put away wet, and at some point my dad or uncle took all the finish off the receiver trying to remove the rust. Both point the finger at the other on that one.

    It eventually was passed down to me and I spent about $150 to have it reblued and have a bad crack in the forend fixed.

    I thought the cutts compensator was added by my granpa at some point, but the example that is hanging in the NRA museum has the same compensator, so now I think it was probably issued that way.

    It has lost its value as a collectors piece, but its invaluable to me.
     
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