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Worst gun gifts?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by El Barto, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. El Barto

    El Barto Member

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    I am just wondering what is the worst gun you have either gave or have been given.

    When I was 17, my uncle gave me an old Essex Shotgun. He made a big deal out of it and liked to point out that the barrel was bent about 30° when some previous owner whacked a tree when he got angry. The barrel was bent back roughly straight but it still had a kink to it. My uncle said when I shoot it, use light loads and the aim was off by about 5 feet at 10 yards out. ??????

    My uncle wasn’t a novice. He was an avid hunter, collector and successful businessman. He would own between 20-25 NICE guns at any given time. You know those nice “collectors editions” that are advertised in American Rifleman? The ones that are usually gold plated and come with a glass display box. He had several of these. Money and knowledge were not lacking. I thought I was his favorite nephew.

    The second bad gift was a Davis .380 from my older brother and sister about 10 years ago. Anyone ever shoot this beauty? I understand that they were a little short on cash, and they wanted to give me something, so I kept it. In this instance, it was the though that counted.
     
  2. Lobotomy Boy

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    The single worst gun I ever owned was a Stoeger Arms Luger in .22lr. It looked like some drunk guy took a hunk of pot metal to a grinder and worked it until it vaguely resembled a Luger. It looked better than it shot.

    The worst gun I was ever given was my first shotgun, some sort of South American-built 20 gauge single shot. It didn't have an ejector, and you practically needed a plier to remove shot shells.
     
  3. BigFatKen

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    that reminds me

    I got a sample "Luger .22" to try out ~1972. At 20' it shot into a 1.5" group. I then tried the Star I also had. Tight group.

    Took the Luger back. Do not use red loc-tite to secure the front sight of a Star.
     
  4. VirgilCaine

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    That sucks El Barto! You think you know someone...
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

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    I have never really received a gun as a gift and I am giving my first one here soon as a father's day gift (Ruger Vaquero .45 colt w/Bisley handle) so I hope he does not think it is bad. I guess people on here just need to send me some firearms as gifts and I will post which one is worst. A Ruger Super Redhawk .480 would really suck. If you want to "win" I would suggest sending one of those. :)
     
  6. nadeem

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    you people are so spoilt!

    in england we arnt allowed guns. i would give anything for a gun to be GIVEN to me, even if it was crap. it would have to be big tho :D
     
  7. Lobotomy Boy

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    Sounds to me like it's time for you English types to overthrow your government by force. Trust us--it can be done.
     
  8. V4Vendetta

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    I was never given a gun:( . The worst gift I was given was a bobble head doll that my god parents found in a cereal box.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Hemicuda

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    I was once given a sporterized Mauser in .243 Win... probably a $2000.00 gun... hand built by my dad... a year later I got a shot-out, worn, worthless High Standard Double-Nine Longhorn, worth MAYBE its value as scrap metal... of course, the worn out H.S. was dads first handgun, and the one i learned to shoot handguns with, so it's priceless to me...

    nope... never gotten a "bad" gun gift...
     
  10. f4t9r

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    I was given a single shot 12 gauge that would knock you down (I was very young) worst gun I ever had !!!! Still got it but do not shoot it.
     
  11. JohnBT

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    I can't decide...

    I got a Savage 24 in 22mag/.410. The gun was too heavy, the .22mag too expensive and the .410 too weak. Okay, I'd asked for it for my birthday.

    I got a Fox Model B 12 ga. mod/full chokes. It was too heavy and kicked like a mule and I got rid of it after a couple of months. Okay, I asked for this one too. Too much gun for a 12-y-old.

    My mother gave me my grandfather's little .32 Iver Johnson a couple of years ago. Rusted out and corroded and the cylinder will spin no matter where the hammer is. I didn't ask for this one. I didn't know she still had it in the cedar chest.

    About 20 years ago my aunt gave me a .32 S&W made by H&R. It was like new, but shot like it was worn out and gets my vote for the one I dislike the most.

    I think my father gave me my great-uncle's 1884 nickle-plated S&W in .38S&W, but I sold it for $50, and a new S&W hat and pin, and gave it all to my dad. That's what he'd paid for it at the estate sale. It was tight and shootable, but moderately worn from being carried everyday.

    I wish I had my dad's Essex 16 ga., but he got rid of it before I came along.

    (I've never given away a bad gun.)

    John
     
  12. jtward01

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    My uncle always promised I'd get his guns when he died. He had a Browning Auto V, a Weatherby .30-06, an original Pennsylvania flintlock and about a dozen other really nice pieces. Unfortunately, he didn't put it in writing, so when he died my aunt sold all the really nice guns and gave me a rusted Winchester 12 gauge single shot and an Arisaka 99.
     
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    never been gifted with a firearm,darn it.
    but i won the thirteenth prize in a
    fire company drawing.

    a jennings j22.

    rms/pa
     
  14. Darrin

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    I thought I was giving a bad gift once....

    Two years ago I bought my brother a Winchester 1200 pump. (That's part was just fine...) The problem was the disgusting "camo" job done to it. I bought it with the intention of stripping the paint off, but time didn't allow that. So, when I gave my brother the shotgun that Christmas, I told him, "Dude, I ran out of time, I'll pay for getting that bad paint off." His response, "Are you kidding?! This is awesome!"

    Even today he brags about that shotgun. I reckon I got lucky... :)
     
  15. Croyance

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    The worst gun gift is no gun at all.
     
  16. loadedround

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    Worst Gun Gift

    I was given a U.S. Revolver from my late Grandfather many years ago. It was a cheap nickel plated 5 shot in 38 spec. My father who was not into guns but allowed me to shoot this gun when I was around 12 or 13. Fired one shot and the kicked like hell and fscared the s--t out of me. Afterwards we found a 1" crack in barrel from the muzzle back. Still have this gun...my wife mounted it in a shadow box for me.
     
  17. gulogulo1970

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    The worst gun gift I was ever given was a Ruger SP101 3" barreled 357 magnum, it is also my best gun gift since it has been the only one given to me. ;)
     
  18. sterling180

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    Not quite true-but an anti's dystopian version of the UK-in the near future.

    [B[/B]A Quote from knowledgeable Nadeem:

    "you people are so spoilt!"

    "In England we aren't allowed guns. I would give anything for a gun to be GIVEN to me, even if it was crap. it would have to be big though.
    :what: :what: :what: :eek:

    Correct me if Im wrong buddy, but this doesn't seem like the case to me. I own a Remington 870,12 guage kitted out for sporting and Practical shooting events,as well as for the purpose of inter-service matches.I also own a Saiga-M12 12 guage semi-auto shotgun,a Sabre-defence industries M4-A1Carbine(In straight-pull configuration.) and several other types-in several calibres.It's only standard-handguns and standard-assault-weapons that were prohibited in 1988/1989, along with standard hanguns later in 1997/1998.Strangely though straight-pull assault-rifles and other assault-carbines aren't included on the banned list-much to our pleasure and satisfaction.:) :)

    What part of England are you from, - in what reality?,because although things are pretty tough here, there is no actual total firearm-ban that stops us from owning all types of guns.The only types that are banned,are those listed as Section 5 weapons, ONLY.

    My advice to you is, go online and research the UK firearm-laws properly, before you start telling American posters and other posters, from other nations-what our firearm restrictions,actually are-and YES I am from and I live in England.


    I suggest that you MUST go online and research our firearm-laws in the UK and please drop England-when you mention firearm-laws over here as well,because these laws applies to the Scottish and Welsh shooters as well-because they are part of the UK,which makes them UK citizens,as much as the English.

    If what you said was true there would be an almighty rumble in Blairs backyard from US veerrrry peeved shooters.:cuss:

    We would not be very happy if we are to have the same restrictions as the Japanise,although it might happen.

    So please do your research before you post again.It is not very clever to post untrue facts about laws you are ignorant of,because other posters from other nations might check them out properly and also current and former UK residents(Who are now living abroad) who are active members of this forum and know alot more about the UK firearm-laws, than you obviously do at present-(Is it because they like myself actually own guns and you do not,eheh?).So to post another one of your ignorant posts might make you look foolish in front of many other posters.SORT IT OUT MAN!!! AND THINK BEFORE YOU POST!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Is this reminiscent of poster vindi C
    -to all of you other posters out there?
     
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  19. W Turner

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    Never had a bad gun given to me. inexpensive, yes, but not bad.

    Savage .22 semi-auto x2
    HR Topper .410 single shot
    Ruger GP 100


    Nope, not a single bad one in the bunch, although I did trade a Bryco .380 for a like new uniform shirt one time......I still think I got the better end of that deal.


    W
     
  20. sterling180

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    Lobotomy Boy

    Quote from Lobotomy Boy:Sounds to me like it's time for you English types to overthrow your government by force. Trust us--it can be done.

    Yes, that certainly seems like a good idea, its just this time round we have do deal with weak polititions who appease the antis soooo much and are afraid that if they support us then the antis will stop voting for them and vote in the LIBERAL DEMOCRATES-SORRY DEMOCRAPPS:barf: :barf:.rather than soppy Imperialists that were kicked out of America by its angry population.

    Its time we made a battering ram and battered down no.10 Downing Street and removed Blair from his official residence and sent him by airfreight to the USA,for conditioning-by teaching him the ways of the 2nd Amendment and getting him to try out all of the UK-prohibited weapony-so that on his return he will change the laws-for good and put the antis in their humble place-IN THE TRASH CAN OR REJECT BIN.

    The UK is supposidly the USAs closest European ally,so this conditioning-service will benefit us in the long-term.

    By the way Lobotomy Boy,what I have posted is the truth about our laws, so don't believe anyone who says, "In England we aren't allowed guns".Check out other UK citizens posts(Including my own and others both currently living in the UK or abroad.)for your information in the future.

    Thanks for reading
     
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  21. armoredman

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    "Bad" gun gift? Sheesh - I was given a Mosin M-38 a couple of years ago - love that old mule kicker! Was given a Yugo SKS recently, and love it as well. The truely bad guns I have had I went out and spent my own stupid money on...:uhoh:
     
  22. WinchesterAA

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    Gun and "Bad gift" are two words that should not be used in the same sentence unless it is - "Guns are never bad gifts"
     
  23. mbs357

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    Dad was given a Llama .22LR pistol a looong time ago by a 'good' friend.
    Recently, my dad came into a mess of guns from a co-worker for a very low price (5 or so nice guns, globs of ammo, and a steel lockable case for $300.)
    Now the pistol itself wasn't so bad...it jammed a lot, but it was still neat and fun. Like a mini 1911.

    Now...old friend just happens to come over a week ago after a long time of not getting in contact with my dad (Trouble on both ends, they've been trying), and since he's a fellow gunny, I show him my dad's new acquisitions (Which are in my care since my dad moved to VA Beach...he doesn't trust the case to prevent theft.). We come to a Fox Model B...which the old friend says, "You're dad ought to give this to me since I gave him that pistol."
    So after he leaves, I talk to my dad on the phone, and tell him what transpired. I told him that I'm sure he was joking, but my dad says the if he's serious to give him the pistol...
    Turns out he was serious. He came back later and took the pistol with him.
    Oh well, no real value lost. The Fox is worth way more.
    Coincidentally, anyone know how much a Fox Model B is worth these days? ^.^
     
  24. slow944

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    When my Dad passed in '96 I was given his old Revelation Shotgun that had a bulged barrel because no one else wanted it. My younger brothers bulged the barrel shooting reloads from someone they were in school with at the time. Since then I've found a new barrel and forestock and the old shotgun looks like a new penny. Money can't touch this one.
     
  25. sterling180

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    Mine was a WW2 Mauser K98-but its a nice looking gun

    I love collecting and shooting classical weapons from ww1 to ww2-as well as modern weaponry- because when you hold these fine weapons-you are holding a piece of history in your hands.

    I have had an interesting experiance with a Mauser K98,that was manufactured in the former-Yugoslavia in 1945.This little beauty is refurnished in places,quite cheap to obtain-compared to other modern-types-but is a real-mule kicker once you have loaded in the 5-round stripper-clip and fired the first shot and after four more shots your shoulder begins to ache and you find yourself with a bruised-sholder and the sights are out of your previous-zeroed range.So then you have to rezero the gun-before you shoot it again-to make sure that you hit your target.Other than that,a damn-good gun at a good cost-that I would never sell for the world.

    I have fitted recoil pads on the K98 buttstock,to absorb the recoil from the rifle-once fired.I have also tended to wear sholder-recoil pads to absorb the recoil of other guns that can give one the bruised sholder.
     
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