I just bought three of my grandfathers old guns

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Joe Link, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link
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    I can't tell you guys how happy I am right now. I'm dead broke but I had a few hundred in the bank I was planning on paying off debt with when my brother called me this morning. He told me he really needed cash, and asked me if I wanted to buy most of the other half of my grandfathers gun collection (we split it when he died). We negotiated for a while before we came to a price and the terms of the sale. After he died we agreed we'd never sell them to anyone but our immediate family, so naturally I agreed to that, and I also agreed that if he ever wanted to buy them back and I was willing to sell them I'd give him a good deal on them.

    So, for $600, I got:

    #1 - Ruger Single Six .22 (1973)

    #2 - Winchester Model 94 .30-.30 (1974)

    #3 - Colt Trooper MKIII .357 (1965)
     
  2. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest
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    Looks like you did rather well for yourself and at the same time help your brother out.....Congrats
     
  3. yotehunter

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    looks like you made out very nice
     
  4. swoop

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    You lucky dog! they are all very nice, but I'm really drooling over that Colt trooper. :thumbup:
     
  5. Parker

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    Holy crap, you did good.

    All nice guns and the grip on that single six look especially nice. I have one in .22mag, just like it...except the grips aren't pretty.
     
  6. Trlsmn

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    Family guns are priceless! Glad to see them stay in the family!
     
  7. svg4

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    Keeping the collection in one place, great price, help your brother, nice guns, what a great day!
     
  8. NK777

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    Very nice! I hope things improve for your brother though.
     
  9. Throckmorton

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    I'm glad u were able to keep them in the family,and alos help out your brother.
    That tooper sure looks nice !
     
  10. ORBrit

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    Wow Joey, those are beauties!
     
  11. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann
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    I think the Colt Trooper has comfortable asthetics.


    (yah, you spell it)
     
  12. cameronhu

    cameronhu
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    Beautiful! Congrats.
     
  13. CEF1959

    CEF1959
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    Those are not just nice firearms to receive, but family keepsakes. You could never put a price on them. Good for you.
     
  14. otoe

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    Nice going, help your brother and help yourself!

    The trooper is really nice,

    have fun and shoot straight
     
  15. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN
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    beautiful firearms you got there! love that winchester
     
  16. Searcher451

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    The firearms are certainly in wonderful shape, judging by the photos; congratulations on making a good deal and a best-of-both-worlds arrangement. Better yet is keeping the guns in the family, however. I'd hate to think that the guns I have that were once owned by my grandfather would end up in someone else's collection.

    Nice photos, by the way.
     

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