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I was cleaning out some old storage boxes the other day and came across a stack of 5 x 7 index cards that I used to use for keeping track of all my guns that came and went over time. These yellowed cards date back to late 60s and early 70s. Many of the guns listed brought back zero memories. If someone were to ask me if I had ever owned such and such rifle/shotgun/handgun, I'd have said no - but it's there in writing, and I sure don't remember. If I had kept them, I'd be awash in old Colts and Smiths. Makes me sad, in a way, but even if I'd kept them I'd be selling them off like I am now. My LAST Taurus left yesterday. (First time in 12 years that a Taurus isn't in the inventory.)
 

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I don't have that problem...I've never sold a gun!
 

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I have got into binds years ago and had to sell off a gun now and then and I still regret getting did of everyone of them.
I have all the guns I really need but the desire for just one more is always there.
 

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I have got into binds years ago and had to sell off a gun now and then and I still regret getting did of everyone of them.
I have all the guns I really need but the desire for just one more is always there.
I have the same problem! I have all I need but I'm foaming at the mouth for an over/under shotgun. I always tell myself "just one more and my life will be complete" but it never works out that way.
 

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Sometimes, you can over-do things and it takes all the fun out of it.
You hit the nail on the head !! I didn't really realize it, but the fun is gone, and has been inching that way for a few years - just didn't see it. Even started trying to revive the spark by reviving the reloading part - but it ain't there. A few years ago I'd said that would be impossible.
 

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I have never sold a gun in my life. The only ones that have ever left me was the 2 that were just sent to Taurus. And who knows what or when anything will happen there.
 

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Sold a Davis P380 to a pawn shop once. No regrets on that.
 
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I've had 2 Ruger mk3's, I can't remember for the life of me where they are. I don't know if I sold them, or if they are stashed in the house somewhere.
 

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well when I finally woke up and realized that guns are evil and only war mongers, terrorist and Conservatives own them I sold all mine at a local Gun By back program.
I got 200 dollars worth of Grocery store coupons for them.----------

So I know exactly where all mine went--I feel so--- so---so Clean now!
 

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You hit the nail on the head !! I didn't really realize it, but the fun is gone, and has been inching that way for a few years - just didn't see it. Even started trying to revive the spark by reviving the reloading part - but it ain't there. A few years ago I'd said that would be impossible.
Not just impossible . . .

 

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I have the same problem! I have all I need but I'm foaming at the mouth for an over/under shotgun. I always tell myself "just one more and my life will be complete" but it never works out that way.
Might I suggest the CZ Redhead?





Up until the mid 80s, I only had 5 long guns and 5 handguns. I went on my big collecting binge when I got my FFL (gave it up after I'd collected what I thought was enough) in the early 90s. I buy one here or there, though, anymore. I haven't sold too many and regret some I've sold. I've traded a few for other guns. By and large, though, I have most of what I've purchased over the years.
 

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well when I finally woke up and realized that guns are evil and only war mongers, terrorist and Conservatives own them I sold all mine at a local Gun By back program.
I got 200 dollars worth of Grocery store coupons for them.----------

So I know exactly where all mine went--I feel so--- so---so Clean now!
Must have been an out of mind experience. Boy are you going to be mad when your back on your meds and realize what you did.
 
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I guess I've sold few enough to where I remember just about every one of them, and most with some level of regret. Especially a S&W model 60 snub I picked up quite a few years ago, and traded it in on something-or-another. Or my Taurus 689 I still deeply regret trading in to this day. I've never traded in a long gun, at least yet, and I pray I never have to sell off my guns for some reason.
 

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I don't have that problem...I've never sold a gun!
If that were the case for me I would be sitting on about 2,000 guns right now, riding a bicycle to get around, very hungry and extremely divorced.
 
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Might I suggest the CZ Redhead?





Up until the mid 80s, I only had 5 long guns and 5 handguns. I went on my big collecting binge when I got my FFL (gave it up after I'd collected what I thought was enough) in the early 90s. I buy one here or there, though, anymore. I haven't sold too many and regret some I've sold. I've traded a few for other guns. By and large, though, I have most of what I've purchased over the years.
I'm going to a gun shop with a couple guys from work and my dad. We'll see what happens! :)
 

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Might I suggest the CZ Redhead.
sounds like the perfect advice to me!
I like redheads and I like CZ, what could be better than the two together?
OK a few cold Beer would make it a little better.
 

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Sold 'em, traded 'em, gave 'em away, even lost a few. Always thought of most of them as currency. A few have been worth keeping beyond their specific use. LAR .45WinMag Grizz. Bought it for silhouette competition. Youngest son, the cop who can arrest me, nabbed it.
S&W model 27, a gift from great friend.
Early Beretta 92, heel-release for mag, slide lock, no hammer drop. Got it when I really needed it, from a friend.
Sig 228, the first one I was issued, waaay back when.
Vektor CP-1, just because it was used in the Battlestar Galactica series - the second one.
Lost? When traveling internationally we always, well, almost always, had permission for our firearms, but certain evil dictatorships took them anyway, declaring that we couldn't take them out of the country, even though we had brought them IN to the country with their permission. Lost a Beretta 92 and several Sigs that way.
Colt Detective Special. Got it from a lady deputy sheriff. Have given it away twice and got it back each time, though I did not expect to.
Taurus 92 Compact. I reeeeeealy wanted a Beretta 92 Compact but they were impossible to get. A colleague in Tunis had the Taurus and made a gift of it to me. Just can't part with it.
Springfield Loaded Operator, purchased for our professional military son to to take to Afghastlystan and Ikrak. BUT, unlike when I went to Viet Nam, they can't do that no mo'. Seems they're dangerous, donchyaknow. He has it at home, now.
Oh, and a Winchester 100/.308. Of a time, I greatly admired it in the hands of an older friend. I hunted with him in Colorado, and he used it there. When he died, his son made a journey to my house to give it to me.
One more: My Great Great Grandfather's Harper's Ferry Model 1842 U.S. Percussion Rifle. He carried it in the Civil War and took it home after. Shootable.
 
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