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3 years 48 weeks ago, 8:39 PM

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I'm looking at gunbroker and trying to figure which gun i might sell to fund another project,now i have approximately 10 rifles and shotguns and half a dozen pistols,kind of an assortment,some handed down,some were gifts,most i bought or traded for,but I'm thinking there is one gun,a model 10 S&W in .38 that my grandfather carried as a cop,that i would never part with.How about you?

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 8:43 PM

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gotta say

my Sig 229....its perfect for me

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 10:05 PM

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ebear and I agree, my 229. My S&W Mod 59 is the first handgun I ever bought (sort of) I will probably never get rid of it. I will hand it down to my son Josh.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 8:48 PM

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I got two I'd never sell. Both handed down to me from my grandfather, one is an old stevens 12 gauge single shot, still has a bunch of hash marks into the stock he made for every racoon or squirrel he killed when he was younger. The other is a savage .410/22 over/under which is the first gun he taught me to shoot with. I probably wouldn't get 100 bucks out of both of them together, but they are priceless to me.

3 years 48 weeks ago, 9:01 PM

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I have had it for over 50 years. It is really in need of bluing and some stock work. But I think I will have put in my coffin, incase I meet some Zombies or my ex-wife...lol

3 years 48 weeks ago, 9:06 PM

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LBC!!

I totally love my Walther p99, .40 cal. With all my shoulder problems, I love it, but if I can ever get my hands on a Colt, (peace maker) .45, Id like to say that I would keep it!!! ( I have access to t, but its not mine).

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 9:03 PM

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lol

gee i never thought of that,meeting the ex in hell would truly be HELL!

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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catfish88, Keep the guns as they are!!!!
My Farther-in -Law had a double bbl 12 ga. With King Nitro Stamped on it. It was given to him by his father, who had it for 50, plus years.
Well an asshole in the family talked him in to letting him clean up the gun! It finly (after some years later) came back to him. The carved initals in the stock(by his father) was gone! The PItina,(the dark look from over the years was sanded off) was gone!! Checkering was on the grip and up the fore arm. This Old RELIC had been RAPED!!
Around antques people when they talk about "PItina" it is what happens when wood is exposed to the air for a 100 years.
Schyler can explain this better than I. Maby pronounced Pa- tina
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3 years 48 weeks ago, 9:11 PM

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Lyle, I agree with you, and I am not going to touch it. I like it as it is. It's got his history behind it and I like counting how many "kills" he had. I still hunt with it at least once a year. Kicks like mule!

3 years 48 weeks ago, 9:58 PM

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my glock 23, went to the range yesterday and i just love the way it shoots, .40 cals rock, shoots like a 9mm, hits like a 45.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 10:39 PM

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I would like to say I'd never sell any of them... unless its a real emergency. They all serve a purpose, execpt for the multiples I have of some old milsurps. Ok, to answer the question, probably my M1A scout, my P229 equinox and my k98

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 11:05 PM

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Reap, the Equinox yep that's a keeper!

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 11:10 PM

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I Know what you mean

I"ve got around 16 weapons(don't rightly know the exact number off hand=gun nut),there's a couple that come to mind i would sell but I'd put 'em on my wish list again,a vicious circle.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 12:30 AM

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I've got very fond of my Heritage
22 SA Combo.
Fun and cheap to shoot, great
survival gun plus a little more
punch with the magnum.
In a tight. I could carry a bunch of
ammo and good match for my Marlin
22 semi-auto.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 12:50 AM

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Guns I'll never sell

Smith & Wesson .44 double action first model DA revolver, top break, 5" bbl, nickel, .44 Russian, made in the 1880's. Belonged to my maternal grandpa, who hunted anything & everything with it. I used to watch him do some impressive stuff with it. It's also the handgun that my mother learned to shoot with. My grandpa was the 2nd owner. The original owner traded it to him for some flour, molasses and fruit. It's a collector's item, so worth some money, but I'll never sell it. My grandson will get it.

Arrizabalaga (HCA = Hijos de Calixto Arrizabalaga) "Ruby" single action semiauto pistol (Eibar), 7.65 (.32 ACP). Belonged to my paternal grandma. My grandpa gave it to her for a purse gun, since they lived in a bad neighborhood in San Antonio in the 1920's. When she died, my dad got it. I watched my mother use it to kill a mad dog in our front yard when I was about 8 years old. Probably not worth over $60, but there's not money enough to buy it from me.

Remington model 12A slide action (pump) rifle, .22 S, L, LR. Was my dad's gun; he gave it to me when I was about 12 years old. My first gun. I learned to shoot with it. Worth maybe $250, and maybe that's too generous, but I'll never sell this either, since it has too many memories associated with it.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 1:06 AM

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Wimpy is somebody else's perception. In my opinion, it doesn't mean much. If you really appreciate the gun, it's valuable to you, and that's all that matters. I fully understand where you're coming from, since I think that a .22 LR/.22 WMR combo gun is tremendously useful. I once owned a 5 1/2" Ruger Single Six (Super Single Six, adjustable sights, but still a 3-screw) that I really loved. Damn fine shooter. I don't even remember what I traded it for, but I still wish that I had it now . It was actually more accurate with .22 WMR than with .22 LR, which everyone has always told me is quite unusual.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 4:59 PM

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with CCI 22LR Mimi-Mags
Not so accurate with Remington bulk ammo
but my Marlin misfires once in a while with
the bulk ammo. I almost think they are 2nds.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 6:14 AM

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I would never sell

My Ruger MK2 or my Remington 30-06 they were my dads but I have them now. Also I would'nt sell my Ruger10/22 or my Walther PK380. I just love both of these guns because they are alot of fun to shoot.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 6:43 AM

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I wou;d never sell any

Call me paranoid, but I would not sell any of my guns, for when the SHTF or it becomes near impossible to purchase them for the average law abiding citizen.

3 years 48 weeks ago, 9:59 AM

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the one rifle that will never be sold is my Grandfathers Winchester model 1892 chambered in 38/40 it was manufactured in 1910 (not sure when he bought it) so it just turned 100.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

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Gorgeous! I love the old wooden guns not so fond of the newer sythetics

3 years 48 weeks ago, 5:05 PM

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So we can see your pics better
Damn good looking rifle

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 1:53 PM

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damn Hamp

that's a nice rifle,do you still shoot it?

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 2:13 PM

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Lucky, the last time

that rifle was shot was by me in the summer of 1979, it's in perfect firing condition and I keep it cleaned and oiled, I just don't shoot it. The way I see it is I have modern weapons to shoot, no sense in putting a bunch of wear on an antique.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 2:37 PM

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yep

great rifle

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 5:02 PM

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I'll never sell

My Dan Wesson 15-2 .357 Mag or my Ruger 77MKII Ultralite .243

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 10:05 PM

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of having to try and get rid of a couple of guns.....my Mini-14 and my Browning BPS,was only only able to get what I wanted out of the mini which didn't bother because it was the first AR I ever bought and have replaced with my M4.Glad I was able to keep the BPS(left to me by ex-father-in-law).I will not get rid a of other guns I own,every one of they has either been left to me or I bought for a specific purpose,so what I have Iplan to keep and only have a couple left on need to own list.....am going to have buy a bigger safe too....but the "kids"need to be protected.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 10:13 PM

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selling a weapon is like a death in the family, not good times!

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 3:54 PM

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but I didn't really care about getting rid of Mini,but the BPS really bothered me,bein' my ex-father-in-law left it to me after he passed(21 yrs. ago)....glad I wasn't offered the right amount of money,so it's still in my arsenal.....I don't use it hardly at all.But think about him every time I clean it.

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 10:31 AM

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My Glock 34. It's a magical gun that seems to hit just about everything I shoot at. I have used it while taking first place in both of the two pistol matches I have shot.

My Ruger 10/22. My mom bought it for me as a Christmas gift when I was a teenager and I sold it when I was seriously strapped for money after my divorce a few years back, and my current wife saw it in the pawn shop and bought it for me while we were still dating. Getting the same rifle as a gift twice by two different people means it was meant to be

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 10:45 AM

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How the hell did she see it? That's crazy, you lucky bastard!!

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

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A Single Shot .410

That my Granddad gave me on my tenth birthday........That one will never leave! My Granny has held on to all his guns, but whatever I get from her will be a permanant member of the family!

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 2:15 PM

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My dad give it to me with the REG EVERY THING still in EX con shot it a few times long ago then dad passed :>( so it is lube shocked locked up when he was around we got rose wood grips for it .I put them on he like them and their still on to this day still have the reg grips with it oh still got the box lol.

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 3:27 PM

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Must have been when bub was in bad shape.. anyway

My L frame was originally Pops.. when we were both living in Tucson we used to go shooting a couple times a month, and during this period he was looking for something that Mom could be more comfortable shooting than his old 1911, and we picked it out together..A lot of meaning..

One of my K frames belonged to my sister-n-law before she died, it has what was called triple t for awhile, target trigger, hammer, and sights, and honestly has the best sear/trigger ive ever seen..

The old Colt pocket flat latch in 32 Colt, it's just over 100 years old..Looks like it just came out of the box, absolutely perfect gun, ruined as collector piece as its been re blued, but holding it is like holding history, plus it has those cool old colt pre war bakelite grips.. I have a pic of this (and others as well) but to blury to do it justice.. I don't think i could pry it away from Gloria anyway..

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 11:07 PM

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i would to have that Colt 32.......ole' buddy.....lol

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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a marlin 10/22 (my first rifle handed down from my grandpa) and dont laugh a braztec single shot 20 gauge my first shotgun grandpa got it for me when i was 10 as far as ones ive bought my taurus 24/7 pro and my sks

3 years 43 weeks ago, 11:48 AM

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never sell a gun?

Everything I own has a price on it. Most people can afford my set price, but there is always a price...

Bullets on the other hand, I am more apt to give those away..

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 11:05 PM

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what do you have......that you may part with.....if I read you post right?

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 11:14 PM

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Alright Goddammit,

clit of a lesbo, where in the hell have you been?........Huh?........I can't hear you,....... you mutt!..Okay (monkey) and I don't want to hear any 'bullshit' about work, you probably found a Mrs. Lebo and she is cracking the whip....LOL!

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3 years 43 weeks ago, 8:11 AM

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I dont think I could ever sell my mossberg boltaction 20 ga

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3 years 42 weeks ago, 6:50 PM

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What gun do I have that I will never sell? All of them. I bought them for a purpose, and that purpose hasn't changed. If I feel I might sell a gun when I'm determining if I'll buy it, I won't buy it.

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3 years 42 weeks ago, 12:51 PM

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My 7,65 mauser

I would never sell my 7,65 argentine mauser that my grandpa baught for me when I was around 5 years old. It's an old military rifle that we worked on together, shortening and sanding the stock and such, I love that thing.

3 years 42 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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yep

that's a keeper for sure.

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 6:13 PM

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id have to say my gold cup national match i bought up at camp perry when i was a kid i have lots of good memeorys of when i got it and the time grampa and the old guys teaching me how to show it

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 10:44 PM

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or had LOL my bro took it away from me.
He carries it as a service gun.
Looks good on a Texas Ranger.
Matt finish pearl grips with Colt emblem

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 10:41 PM

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You have a memory ohio? lol

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 11:52 PM

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dubya..

You have talked about that gold cup before buddy..and the brother.. but i think this is the first time i heard the "pearl" grip part.. What was it old Patten said about them Pimps and something, i forget.. Know it was a big deal to him that his ivory grips weren't miss identified..

I got Gloria a Det Spl. Colt before we retired.. and have been looking for pear grips for it.. either that or on the old pocket 32.. both have perfect blue, and sure would look good.. The old Colt has good grips tho those cool pre war plastic..So hate to change them, and doubt if i could find pear for it anyway...

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 1:40 AM

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Hey greg how ya doin

I thought I told you it had pearl.
That's why bro likes so much LOL
Bit of a pimp in him I guess LOL
He is 6'2 at 270lbs and less than 5% fat
I'm not near that big lol

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3 years 40 weeks ago, 12:18 AM

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Greg and CW

The foremost source of grips of "exotic" materials in the US is Eagle Grips. You can search for "Eagle Griips" via Google to get to their home page, thence to the various manufacturers of grips and of handguns. It's located in Chicago and is run by a Sikh. He's been doing this for decades. He has genuine elephant ivory, mother of pearl, various stag, various woods, etc. He's NOT cheap!

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