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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. Kiln

    Kiln Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Cobray .410 derringer. I don't use it for anything but it is kind of neat.
  2. tactikel

    tactikel Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Northeastern Illinois
    A Savage 87-J .22 auto. It jams all the time, but it was my first rifle.
  3. Shifty

    Shifty Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Clovis California
    One of those Italian made Colt 1860 army revolvers. Bought it through Cabelas a few years back when they were really inexpensive. Nothing wrong with it all, good quality for a replica, but I just got it because I like the look. Its a paperweight on my desk. Never been fired.
  4. mastiffhound

    mastiffhound Member

    Jun 6, 2011
    What is the most worthless gun I wouldn't get rid of? A Stevens bolt action in .22LR. My brother paid $60 for it years ago. It's so old it doesn't even have a serial number, I took it apart and couldn't find one. The only mark on it besides the make and model is the number 7, that's it. I bought it off of my brother when he needed money right before he went to basic for the same $60. I traded it to my other brother with some cash for a pistol he had that I liked. He later traded it back to me for a 20 gauge shotgun I had. I will never get rid of it.

    Both of my brothers were killed in the last 3 years. One was shot on the street by some dirtbag over an arguement. He was unarmed and alone when the piece of human excrement came out of the shadows and shot him with a 12 gauge full of buckshot at about 10 feet, he had just made it home on leave from Iraq. The other brother was ran off of the road while on his motorcycle by some punk kid in his daddy's corvette, he thought it would be funny to make my brother wreck. That .22 Stevens is full of memories of all of us going to the range and hunting rabbits and squirrels. We all have owned it, it's a piece of all of us. For a cheap crappy gun it is worth more to me than anything else I own.
  5. pa350z

    pa350z Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    Penn's Woods, USA
    My Taurus PT-22!!
  6. 230RN
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    230RN Marines raising the left-leaning Pisa tower.

    May 27, 2006
    Yet another one with an RG-22.

    First handgun I ever bought as soon as I became a resident of Colorado (from New Yawk City.)

    I keep it as a reminder that all I did was push money over the counter to the clerk and he pushed the gun back to me and I walked out of the store with it. I had to display my driver's license to prove to the clerk I was a resident of Colorado, but that was all.

    Pre-GCA .68, see?

    I tried it out recently for the first time in 47 or so years and it still shoots well, even if ejection is awkward. (Unscrew ejector pin, push out MTs, screw ejector pin back in.)

    Somewhere along the line, the left grip got a piece broken off, and with my whimsical nature, I think I'll carve out new wooden grips for it --ridiculous, no?


    I "stocked up" on ammo for it by buying a box of one hundred (100, count 'em) .22 shorts. Well, less six rounds for the above-mentioned testing.

    It's been in my hands for all this time, undocumented, and has never been used in a crime.

    I'll never sell it since it's a memorial to the dear old dead days.

    Terry, 230RN
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  7. Indifferent

    Indifferent Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    I have a single shot black powder sword my father in law gave me. I gently cleaned it and oiled it. I am gonna build a box with a charge bag and some shot shot and hang it in the living room with "In case of Zombies break glass" on the glass front.
  8. DC Plumber

    DC Plumber Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    NE of The Frozen Tundra
    An old .22 single action Ruger look alike that my dad gave me when I was 12 to run my trap line. Priceless.
  9. Yankee John

    Yankee John Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Minnesota USA
    My Grandpa's old Stevens Model 86C .22 bolt action rifle, from the late 1940's.

    It's the 1st gun that my Dad and most of my Aunts/Uncles ever fired. It has dispatched many hundreds of skunks, squirrels, raccoons, and other vermin on Grandpas farm over the decades. I found it sitting behind the basement door on the farm after Grandpa passed a few years ago, and Dad said I could take it home with me.

    I've thought about restoring it, but not only would that cost more than the rifle is worth, But it would also strip off all of our families history. Besides, It shoots great after I cleaned out the cobwebs and oiled it up!


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  10. JRWhit

    JRWhit Member

    Sep 13, 2012
    I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. I'd never get rid of that one either.
  11. Krogen

    Krogen Member

    Dec 29, 2010
    My most worthless gun is priceless to me. It's my grandfather's Iver Johnson 38 S&W breaktop. Mom told me of how Grandpa kept it under his pillow at night as they made their way from the homestead in Montana out to Oregon. I received it long after Grandpa had passed. I only wish I'd had the chance to talk with him about it. I wish the gun could talk. It makes me wonder what those times were like - as I sit in front of a computer.
  12. CantHitSquat

    CantHitSquat Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    old 1911. Its an oddball. Made by singer... Aint that a sewing machine? Too scared to shoot it cause its made by a sewing machine company. I'm thinking of trading the ol man up the street to his single shot stevens 12 gage. It needs reblued but at least its a reputable company.

    Nah.. I'm messin with ya!:evil: I'd love to find another one though! My useless one is a marlin 22 that i cant even find the bolt for.
  13. coloradokevin

    coloradokevin Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    I have a Hi-point Carbine that I bought cheap back in the '90s. It shot surprisingly well for a few years, more accurate than I expected, and no malfunctions. Then one day it mysteriously stopped working.

    These things are supposed to carry a lifetime guarantee, and their website states:

    So, for five years this thing has sat in the back of my gun safe. I'm not going to sell it since it doesn't work, and I'm not going to give it away since I can get it fixed for free (plus shipping). I guess that means I'll eventually send it in so they can figure out what's wrong with it. Until then, it qualifies as "the most worthless gun I won't get rid of".

    The other one on the list might be the pellet gun my grandfather helped teach me to shoot with as a child. My grandmother gave it to me after he died some 15 years ago. It really doesn't have any market value, and it really isn't more than a "starter" pellet gun for a young kid (not very powerful). But, I'd never sell that thing regardless of the price.
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