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Its a long story so I will get to the part that matters. I was able to get my dad's shotgun (Mossberg 500AT 12G) after many years of him being deceased. Upon getting it I did the norm with it; clean, lube and of course, shoot it. After I shot a few rounds threw it, I decided that I didn't like the gun. This is where I am have a problem. I want to get rid of it because it now just sits in the rack collecting dust. On the other hand, I want to keep because its just a handful of things that I have that was my fathers.

I am asking you gents and ladies what would you do with a gun you have no desire to shoot but want to keep it due to sentimental value.
 

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I would keep it, I don't have to like a gun to value it because it was my dads.
 
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I'd keep it, and shoot it until I did like it. Maybe you could swap the barrel? Would that help? You could get a vent rib if it's a plain barrel, or a short barrel and make it the house gun. Or customize it...
 

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Keep it, you' ll own many guns in your life time, but have only one father.
Well said Moondawg... If you were to get rid of it one day you would regret it, I would keep it even if I never shot it again, maybe turn it into mantelpiece art.
 

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Agreed, hang it on the wall instead of on the gun rack.
 

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Thanks guys. I just needed some advice on the matter.
 

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Keep it, I would love to have dad's .22 lr that I shot when I was a kid, never had the chance to own it. It is gone, and can't ever be replaced.
 

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Oil it up real good and throw it in the safe. When the need arises, it will be there.
 
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Well said Moondawg... If you were to get rid of it one day you would regret it, I would keep it even if I never shot it again, maybe turn it into mantelpiece art.
I agree totally.

The mantelpiece art suggestion is spot on! ;)
 

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My dad had two North American Arms mini .22's.
I keep one in my front pocket and traded the other one in today on a Glock.
 

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Keep it! ... and pass it on to one of his grandkids.
 

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Keep it. Especially if looking at it brings back good memories.
 

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Throw a recoil pad on that sucker and take it out again. That made me like my Mosin & my Mossberg even more than i already did when i bought them.
 

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Keep it or pass it on to another family member that would like to have it
 

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I would keep it. A firearm passed down is a treasured thing. I have a Mossberg 350KB .22lr rifle that used to belong to my grandmother, and I love it.
 
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