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Coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BAMCIS, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Pennsylvania coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/3...-off-guns-used-in-suicides/?intcmp=latestnews



    Interesting. Probably some pretty nice guns to be had. Any cop will tell you that occasionally some pretty nice guns, even family heirlooms are used.

    Personally, it wouldn't bother me in the least to own say a beautiful Colt Python or a 1911 that was used for this. Make one helluva BBQ story, that's for sure. "Yeah, as far as I know when I got it it was only fired once and dropped once". :s0114:

    What say the NWFA braintrust?
     
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  2. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    I think you can pick up TSA confiscated firearms in govt auctions as well. Hmm, apparently the Sheriff's Dept is holding the auction and you actually have to be there in person. Sort of a bummer. 8(
     
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  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Some sweet deals I'm sure..
    But some seriously bad juju. ;)

    That being said if they had a few of the hard to find firearms I've been after, Id buy'em.
     
  4. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Maybe we should inquire what Washington County does with their firearms confiscated from non-homicides? Might be worth a phone call.

    http://www.oregonsheriffs.com/sheriffs-sales.htm

    Only real estate listings. Says they only need to post personal property 10 days in advance. I'm gonna call WA Country tomorrow and ask when their next personal property sale is.
     
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  5. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Portland OR Member

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    Yeah some seriously bad juju
     
  6. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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  7. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Wouldn't bother me in the least, as long as it's a good deal. And they cleaned the former owner off the slide and barrel before selling them.
     
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  8. BrentN

    BrentN Kelso Active Member

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    I have a hard time believing that anything decent is going to make it to the auction table. What a macabre collection to own though.
     
  9. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Why blame the gun? Guns don't kill people. People kill people and in some case themselves.
     
  10. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    It is an inanimate object. It does not take on the soul of who was shot by it.
    What would be a shame is for some nice collector piece to be lost from stupid
    fears and misconceptions and worse from some LE latching on to the good
    ones before they hit auction :)
     
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  11. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I bet this is one time when "low round count" actually means that.
     
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  12. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    No more macabre than collecting milsurp rifles. I would imagine that most of the Mosin's and milsurp SKS's out there have been used to end at least one life, probably more.
     
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  13. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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  14. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Not a whole lot on that list to get excited about.
     
  15. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    When I lived in kentucky the state police did this too, only you had to be an FFL to go to the auction so it was usually mom and pop shops or pawn shops going
     
  16. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    If you could pick up some of those old break top revolvers for $30 a piece I'd go for it. Might even turn around and make a few bucks off of them. How exciting it is, is all about the price.
     
  17. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I guess I should have qualified that, not much to get excited enough about to arrange a purchase, shipping and transfer to Oregon :)
     
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  18. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    A local auction like this would be kinda interesting but yeah, that would be a lot of hassle.
     
  19. Diamondback

    Diamondback A cold, wet green Hell Well-Known Member

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    LOL Depends what you believe... plans for disposal of my sidearm at the time of my passing assuming my gal outlives me are to have a replacement set of grips made from my remains, so in a way I can carry on protecting her even from beyond--with a codicil in the will requiring that it and I be buried with her when she in turn passes.
     
  20. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully they wiped the blood off quickly