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Guns you will never sell

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nimbus, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Nimbus

    Nimbus Walla Walla Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have two guns that I would never part with.

    The first is a Sears Model 101 20g single shot shotgun I bought from a fellow farm kid for $20.00 in 1968. I was 12 years old. I shot a lot of pheasants on the farm with that weapon & really enjoyed it. I was really hot stuff because it shot 3" magnums! I still shoot it on occasion. It fits nicely behind the backseat of my pickup during hunting season. As I'm out selling farm equipment I see a lot of roosters!

    The second one is a Winchester Model 250 lever action .22 I got for Christmas the same year. It's been to the gunsmith twice with broken internal parts. Winchesters after 1964 were really cheaply made! I rarely shoot it anymore but bringing it out of the safe now & then brings back fond memories.

    I'm interested in hearing about your "sacred cows".
  2. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    All of them ....right now anyways!
  3. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Savage 99 in .308. Bought one in absolute mint condition for $150 in 1998. First rifle I every bought and got a heck of a deal. Sold it about 4 years later. Regretted it immediately after the guy drove off with it. Took me 10 years to find another one that came close to being in the same condition that one was in.
  4. HKFooey

    HKFooey SW Washington Active Member

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    I have an HK Mark 23 that I would never sell for what it is worth - I also have a Marlin Model 60 with a cheapo Tasco scope on it that has been a lot of fun for many years
  5. Mrand55

    Mrand55 Salem Member

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    Probably wouldn't part ways with anything I have now but especially my Marlin .22 I saved up for and paid for when I was about 8 (obviously my dad purchased it but I saved up my birthday and xmas money). That was one of the most exciting times I remember from my childhood, I plan on teaching my kids to shoot with that thing.
  6. Squidly

    Squidly Sandy Active Member

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    I sold all my guns, one by one while in college. Although eating seemed very important at the time, it was a huge mistake. Never again.
  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow! A S&W 3" "J"frame w/ adj sights, given me by my best friend who died 5 Christmases ago.
    A Kimber M82 in .22K Hornet and a M84 Kimber in .223. Both made by myself and my coworkers at Kimber of Oregon. The serial # of the .223 is my birthdate!
    Dad's 1949 Mossberg .22 (refinished at Kimber).
    Mom's Win. 94 in .25/35 and her 12ga pump riot gun. My Mom was kind of a different lady!
  8. Godfather911

    Godfather911 Springfield, OR. Member

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    Just bought a 1970 Marlin 39D for my 12yr. old son for Christmas. He has shot a few other weapon's before and I have ingrained in him the fundamentals of weapons safety more then shooting skill's. I have another son, 11. I ran out of time and money to find him on before the New year, but he too will have a .22. The Marlin is a fantastic weapon. Maybe a bolt action for the next one. Anyway's, the other Marlin response made me think of my son's. :) as for myself, I have 2 AKM's. Pre-ban Norinco 56-1 and a SAR-2. Also a S&W 9FDE. just started gather my Gun's since settling down after 21yrs in the military and move after move.
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  9. Blackleaf40

    Blackleaf40 Bellingham Member

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    I have two that I would have to be dead to part with. I first one is my Ruger M77 7mm. It's nothing extravagant, but I bought it with cash at age 13 for $300. Through the years, I free-floated the barrel, stripped and refinished the stock, installed a replacement sear, adjusted the trigger pull and poundage, and upgraded the optics from the 4x wide-angle Redfield that it came with. The second one is my SS Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Mag, aka "the meat gun". It has put down everything I've ever aimed at. I'm so attached to these guns, I get offended if someone even tries to touch them :)
  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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  11. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Its around 100 year old Remington single shot .22
    Its got a nice patina going and has the sweetest feeling trigger. Worn just right over the years. And I love how it being a single shot, its way easy on the ammo while just being a joy to shoot.
    Its probably not worth much anyway but I love it and my kids both learned to shoot with it.
  12. Keys1971

    Keys1971 Oregon City Active Member

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    The Ruger MKII that my dad taught me to shoot with. I will carry on the tradition and teach my children to shoot it.
  13. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Always wanted a Colt Python since I was kid. Shiny.
    The Dirty Harry revolver of course.
    A 1943 US Property Colt 1911A1 carried by an Army soldier in Europe. d0713819.jpg
    M1A that is pretty close to the M14 I carried in Afghanistan
    The notorious Bushmaster decked out like my M4 that I used in Afghanistan

    I have others that I think are cool but these would be very hard to replace if I had to sell them... :(
  14. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    After my last woman, I now part with none of my firearms. I had to sell more than a few prized toys while I was with her to keep us a float back in the day. The second date I ever had with my current fiancée I let her know up front that I'll never part with a firearm unless I've completely grown tired of it (which never happens)

    But if I honestly had to risk 3rd degree burns in order to save only two firearms they wouldn't even be the ones I use or carry. Rather, the very first two my grandfather gave me a very old Remington model 12 chambered in 16gauge and a brand new in box 40yr old colt revolver chambered in 44special.
    I don't think I'll ever fire either for the rest of my life, but they'll always be with me as a sort of homage to my grandfather. That and in my family when something is passed down from one generation to another, No matter how tough times get, you never sell or trade that heirloom.
  15. Ttuck

    Ttuck Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Out of all 6 of my guns i wouldn't sell my CZ 75B or my AK 47. The Ak because they are easy to work on and are know for their simple yet reliable design. And my CZ because the first time i ever shot my grandpas CZ 75 compact i loved the hell out of it. For me its easy to aim and simple to operate. I love the feel of it and its my best shooting gun i have in my opinion.
  16. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    My restored Remington rolling block Model 1 sporting rifle, bought new originally by my great-grandfather about 1877. It was a .38 Long rimfire, 28" tapered full octagon barrel. It was in really bad shape after going through a cabin fire about 1910 and being stored away for nearly 100 years. It's been resurrected, and now fires .38 Special and .357 Mag.

    The buffalo horns were collected by my great-grandfather along the Rosebud River in Montana. He was a crewman on a stern wheeler on the Rosebud. The sheep horns came from my grandfather. The knife was hand made for me by my father. I recently made a new sheath for it. None of this will ever be sold. It'll go to my grandson when he turns about 30.
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  17. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I have a ruger single six that was my first ever handgun. I sold it once, and deeply regretted it. I had the good fortune to be able to buy it back, and it will never go on the chopping block again. I also have a S&W 686 pre lock that would be very hard for me to sell. I do love my revolvers.
  18. xVern

    xVern Silverdale, wa Member

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    My Blued 2-3/4" Ruger security six. It was my first gun. I sold it, it and missed it ever since. Few years later, i contacted the guy i had sold it to, turned out he was thinking about selling it. I threw cash at my computer. We met up the next day and i actually paid him. Never will leave me again.
  19. Coffindodger

    Coffindodger Seattle Member

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    ALL OF THEM!!! Except for the boating accident. Difficult to keep rust in good condition.
  20. Dinged

    Dinged Portland, OR Active Member

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    My 10/22 and my Colt AR15, both handed down to me from my father, no amount of money can be put on the memories and fun I had with both rifles with my father.
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