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Why own more 1 of the same model?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by monotonous_iterancy, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. monotonous_iterancy

    monotonous_iterancy Member

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    It seems like there's a good number of people out there who own more than one firearm of the same model. People with multiple Mosins, SKSs, ARs, and so on.

    My question is, why would you do that? If you already have one, and it shoots the same round, then what's the point?

    I get that maybe there's a gun they shoot, and a much nicer one they keep for looks, or perhaps there's wide variations in quality between manufacturers, but for those of you who have several of the same guns, why?
     
  2. TurtlePhish

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    Mosins- they're pieces of history. Each one is different from the next, sometimes in big ways, sometimes subtle. There's just something about them that makes them fun to collect, shoot, and look at.
     
  3. easy

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    One for me, one for her.
     
  4. -v-

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    Different setups on each, or just the joy of collecting. That and as someone said Two is one and one is none. Things break.
     
  5. crazy-mp

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    Several reasons, one caliber is easier to buy for than 67, if one breaks you have parts to keep the other one going, some people find a gun they really enjoy shooting and want to be able to have their friends, kids or grand kids shoot the same gun with them. Some guns like the 10/22 or AR have literally millions of variations so one can be made to look like a Tommy gun and another one can be built like a heavy barreled target rifle.

    As far as collecting goes, some guns have more variations than you can imagine, for example the Russian 91/30's they were made for over 40 years, several different makings are on those guns and they made over 17 million, several million have been imported into the U.S. and they are still a affordable gun for people to collect. So they can get a nice collection of military surplus guns and not spend two weeks pay to get each one.
     
  6. TAKtical

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    Glock 17's I have one in every color.
     
  7. 19-3Ben

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    Several reasons:
    1) Investment purposes- sometimes when a gun is no longer made, and is collectible, it pays to buy multiples so that in the future you can sell off several at a profit and keep one for yourself. (wish I had done this with Yugo SKSs when i could find them for $125.)

    2) SHTF purposes- if you can get a few inexpensive guns like a Mosin Nagants, or single shot 12ga shotguns, and hand them to your friends and family who show up in an emergency, that may have tremendous strategic value. Additionally, having a full spare gun means you have every spare part needed to repair your primary gun. You just have to cannibalize off the back-up.

    3) Platform similarity- If you are accustomed to a certain platform, like a Glock 19. It may pay to have one set up for carry, one on the nightstand with a light attached, one banging around in the truck, etc... and just keep the muscle memory you have developed for the platform.

    4) Just 'cuz- my favorite of all the reasons. It's why I have several Mosin Nagants. They were cheap, and allowed me to turn $70 into a new (to me) rifle!
     
  8. blarby

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    Parts, parts, parts- thats the first thing that comes to mind.

    Second- Ammo. Already been said.

    Third- if you are good with something, having two is never problematic.
     
  9. Walkalong

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    Well, if you are talking say....357 revolvers, there are so many cool ones to pick from, ya just can't buy only one. I have a Ruger, a Colt, a Dan Wesson, and a Smith. As it should be.

    Exactly the same gun? Well, I have a blue 6" Trooper Mk III, and a nickle 6" Trooper Mk III, just because I like them. :)
     
  10. musicman10_1

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    I'm fighting against this in my collection as well. I have some duplicates but the reasons are simple:
    1) the deal was too good to pass up (2nd Turk Mauser)
    2) one is for shooting (M1 Garand Service Grade) and one is for the future (M1 Garand Correct Grade)

    I have a couple of ARs but one is 20" more traditional and one is 16" and more tactical (rails, foregrip, eotech, collapsable stock, etc., and so not exactly a duplicate to me.

    I had 2 SKS rifles but decided that the Russian was what I wanted to keep and so the Yugo was sold to fund something else.

    And so it goes - I am really trying not to have much duplication in my collection as there are so many different firearms that I want to own.
     
  11. Kiln

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    I have very few duplicates in my collection. The ones I do have either have different finishes or calibers.
     
  12. monotonous_iterancy

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    But couldn't you say that it ties up money that could be used to diversify your collection?
     
  13. gspn

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    I have multiple AR's. A few will go with my kids when they get their own homes. Others are a hedge against future laws that might prohibit buying them later. Others still can be sold at a profit if those future laws take hold.

    Ive got the money...and id rather buy a gun than a CD that offers no return.;)
     
  14. Sharps-shooter

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    People buy guns for different reasons, and sometimes people buy multiples o the same gun for different reasons.
     
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    I have 2 Uberti Cattleman .45 Colt because in cowboy action shooting, 2 single action revolvers are required. I have 3 Hi-Powers, but they are actually different: FEG, FM M90, and MK III.
    The only guns I have true multiples of are C&R: 4 Polish P64's, 3 CZ82's, and 2 East German Makarovs. I simply like the 9x18 caliber and these will never decline in value.

    I normally wouldn't buy a duplicate of the exact same model... but I did!
     
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    I have two '03s, two M1 Garands, two M1 Carbines, and two sons.
    They already enjoy them as much as I do.
    Now if I can get my daughters shooting I can buy two more of everything.
    :D

    Tinpig
     
  17. Warp

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    For some of those...especially the rifles, and especially the ARs, you can have two of the same model that are set up very differently. Or 3 or 4 or more all set up differently.

    There is also the "two is one, one is none". When you find what you like, and what works for you, the best backup is an additional one.
     
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    Are all cars the same? No? Well, the same applies to firearms.
     
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    Having two exactly the same? Comes in handy with a CCW gun - if one is out of order for one reason or another, you have one and already know how to operate it
     
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    It's for the same reason everyone in a squad will have the same gun. They all use the same ammo, and the ammo will fit every one of them - but I repeat myself.

    The secret is to have several guns in different classes all using the same ammo, such as carbines and hand guns using the same cartridge. Examples are revolvers/pistols and carbines in 357 MAG, or 45ACP, or 44-40, or 22LR, or .223, etc. It's for versatility. Lord knows what will be available and when. Cover your bases.

    Also, things break. It'd be terrible to have tons of ammo and the only gun that shoots it is broken.

    Woody
     
  21. deadin

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    Here's 5 nearly identical... Three Hartford M1925's, one HS Model B and a Hartford Single Shot

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  22. tarosean

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    Your analogy is flawed. You can buy the same vehicles with the exact same options and guess what? They are the same... just as two colt 1911 LW Commander 80's or two Glock 17 3rd gens.. Mass production ensures that.

    I wouldn't buy two exact same cars/trucks just as I wouldnt buy two identical,makes models of firearm. Not that there is anything wrong with that, just not for me.
     
  23. Hunter125

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    Oh so helpful...

    I plan on filling all my needs first, then duplicating things like ARs, 10/22s, etc for the multiple setup same platform idea. And possibly for things like a dedicated truck gun, though I'm not sold on that idea yet.
     
  24. Onward Allusion

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    That's easy! Remember the old saying - "Beware the man with one gun." ?

    Having multiples of the same make/model is exactly that. Just as one example on make/model - me personally, I shoot 5906, 59, 915, 5903, 5946, along with their TSW brethren at the range for pleasure, practice, draw...etc for SD and my 5906TSW is my nightstand gun. I have 'em stashed in various places, just in case. I also have tons of spare parts if it really gets rainy. Finally, my boys won't have to fight over which one they'll get when I'm dead and gone. With regard to the 59XX, I'm pretty darn comfortable with one... ;)

    I also do this with several other make/models, long-gun or handgun. Actually, I usually have at least two of each. :eek:
     
  25. Onward Allusion

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    Now that you mentioned it, I did have 2 Dodge Ram 1500's, 2 Dodge Spirits, & 2 Dodge Shadows at the same time. :D

    Totally serious here. I guess I subscribe to the Two is One school of thought. :D
     
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