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What's your "never" gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RH822, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. RH822

    RH822 Member

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    My never gun is an abused beat-up New Haven 600CT pump 20. I've owned it for 30 years, I haven't fired it in 10, I never shoot it or hunt with it anymore, I only take it out to fondle once every two or three years. The receiver has been drilled and tapped for a scope mount with no.8 machine screws. The bluing is 80% gone and the barrel has been cut back to 18 inches due to a tragic hatchback accident in the late eighties. But I'll NEVER get rid of it...The forty bucks I'd get for it just doesn't seem worth the effort.
     
  2. KC0QGL

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    My great,great aunts .22. No brand or s/n on it. The last time it was shot was about 13 years ago. When the casing spilt my Dad "No more."
     
  3. SoCalShooter

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    Grandfathers Winchester model 63.
     
  4. Dr. Fresh

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    I don't own any guns I don't shoot. I had a Steyr M95 for a while but couldn't find ammo, so I traded it for some knives.

    The only guns I'm interested in that I couldn't shoot are some family heirlooms, an early-1900s .41 cal SAA that my dad has, and an old SxS shotgun my grandpa has.
     
  5. Killermonkey21

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    My "never" gun is my dad's S&W .357 magnum revolver (I cant remember the number currently).

    It has a 6" barrel and is all stainless. The rear sight is chipped on one side, it has some holster wear, but it was his for the 8 years he was on the LA County Sheriff's Department and was my first handgun (other than .22) that I shot.

    The thing is dead-nuts accurate and I use it as my "bear deterrant" gun in Montana.

    You'd have to pry it from my cold dead fingers before I'd sell it. Oh, and the single action trigger is a work of art.

    My never shotgun? My great-granddads Remington model 10A shotgun. I found it in the gun-safe (my dad hasn't given it up yet) and was utterly confused by the lack of an ejection port, until I realized what it was. The finish is almost all gone, the trigger has seen better days, and the stock isn't new...but its a part of my family history. Never.

    EDIT: Oh...never SHOOT! My bad, take the revolver off then. I shoot that every once in a while. The shotgun? Never.
     
  6. Floppy_D

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    The only things I own that I'd never shoot are my dog and my kid. My wife and I get along really well. Still, never the dog or kid.

    Beyond that, all is fair game. I have a few guns I will *never* give up, but they see regular use, and will continue to do so.
     
  7. doc2rn

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    I dont have any I dont shoot
     
  8. sadp40

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    para 16-40

    my best friends dying wish was that i would the para since he knew that i was barely struggling to get by with three kids and me on disability. his kids were there so i felt uneasy about it but, noone said a word since i have the same disease that took my friend. its just a p16-40 but it was the gun that made me realize that i really could shoot well but the cheap crap i had to buy wouldn't allow me to show it.
     
  9. macadore

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    Mine is my great grandmother’s Remington 510. Its primary duty was to dispatch opossums in the hen house. When her sons went off to WWII my grandmother moved in with her and my father, who was 10, used it during the day for rabbits and squirrels. It was the first gun I ever shot. My son and I have shot it a few times. On auction sites these list for $75.00 to $100.00. To me, it’s priceless.
     
  10. tn-dave

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    Single shot shotgun owned by my great, great? uncle. Would love to know more of the story behind it. Unless my daughter has a son, I will pass it on to my nephew.
     
  11. Claude Clay

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    some time ago i stumbled upon a alphabet bearcat, unfired and unturned. came with the original bill of sale-- $37.65. i already had others that i use regular like so, i guess i'm never going to fire it.
     
  12. 3pairs12

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    Winchester Mod 1911sl. They gave the nickname widowmaker. Didn't know that when I bought it for $100. Didn't plan on shooting it anyway. Just looked cool and its Winchesters first attempt at a semi shotgun.
     
  13. jahwarrior

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    my dad's colt officer's model. it's sitting in a locked case in my closet, with it's holster. i take it out once in awhile to look at it, and to make sure there's no rust forming, then i put it back.
     
  14. indiandave

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    My late wifes model 60. After she died I decided to never fire it and keep it as a safe queen. In honour of my queen.
     
  15. Floppy_D

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    My wife got teary eyed on that. :)
     
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    never shoot it, never sell it

    Dad's 12 gauge single shot.

    Wards Hercules circa 1930-ish? 95% of the blueing is gone due to Dad thinking he'd clean it up with steel wool and there's a just visible bulge in the barrel a few inches past the fore grip. It has a real short stock and your thumb will punch you in the nose if you don't lay it on the other side when you touch it off.

    It was the first shotgun I ever fired. I was 12 years old and I was using swelled up paper wrapped shells that I found in the trunk of the Desoto out back. I peeled them down to fit into the chamber. Before I or my wife were even thought of it belonged to my wife's grandfather and he traded it to Dad for $3.00 and a pile of steel scrap.

    true story
     
  17. indiandave

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    Floppy D thanks for the nice post. be sure to tell your wife you love her!
     
  18. berettaprofessor

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    Um FloppyD...you read this stuff with your wife? You do need to tell her you love her....mine just walks by and says "Are you reading more dumb gun websites again?":)
     
  19. raytracer

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    Ruger P85. My first handgun so I'd never get rid of it, but it's a clunky unwieldy brick, so it never gets shot anymore.

    Joe
     
  20. Rxxdoc

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    My Grandfather's Meridian .32. The gunsmith said it would still be safe to shoot, but I would loose it if the thing kb's. I had it refinished in nickle satin and it looks really great. It must be over 100 years old because my Grandfather got it used when he was a young man. He died at 85 almost 15 years ago.

    It's my prize gun.
     
  21. never_retreat

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    An 1861 Springfield cap lock.
    Yes it could fire but I never had a probably won't.
    I also have a few others that rarely get shot.
     
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    Everything I have is shootable except a few junkers I keep in the guncase for theives to steal. They are not safe and when fired someone will be going to the hospital with bad facial injuries. Should be easy to find them. I did have one "never" pistol-a 32-20 Spanish revolver that had a swelled barrel. It put a hole in me when my cousin thought it was EMPTY, wc
     
  23. ProShooter

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    This thread needs pictures!

    My choice is....This ol' soldier..

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    1910 Colt Police Positive Special, cal. .32-20

    Grip is busted, hammer/trigger missing all kinds of parts, barrel pitted....I suppose you could load a bean in the wheel and whack the hammer with a rock to get it to fire :)
     
  24. MinnMooney

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    A .22LR 9-shot H&R revolver. Nice gun but just haven't brought it out in 10 years.

    Maybe I will today...... hmmmm.
     
  25. goon

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    ProShooter - I'd get in touch with Numrich and get some parts to get that Colt running.
    Even if the pitting is bad enough that you don't get the greatest accuracy out of it maybe you could still run it with reduced loads using 00 buck pellets for bullet.
    Might be a fun short range plinker.

    Most of the ones I have now are on my "never sell" list. I've been honing my collection into exactly what I want for a couple years now and am getting close.
    It is easier for me to list the ones I would sell, which are my SIG P-226 and the Mak.
    I'm still on the fence with the SIG - bought it at a pretty good price locally and it seems to be running fine but I'm still thinking about selling it to buy a GP-100. I just like the versatility and the fact that it will almost certainly use any ammunition that will fit in the chamber.
    And although I practically stole the Makarov and it works perfectly, I would consider selling it if I could afford to replace it with a stainless J-frame .38 or .357. It would just cut down on having to keep another caliber of ammo around.
    Other than that, I have pretty much every intention of keeping the rest of them.
     
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