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Which of these three should I sell to get out of trouble?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I put that Colt .38super 1911 on lay-a-way the other day. I think my other half must have saw the receipt because I got the ol' "you do remember that you agreed not to add anything to you toy collection unless you subtract something" from them before they left to visit family today.

    Now I have to decide what to sell since I really do want the new Colt. My choices are as follows.

    1. Colt Series 80 1911 .45acp
    2. Dan Wesson Razorback 1911 10mm
    3. FN Fiveseven w/1000rounds

    I have other Colt 1911's so the series 80 would not be missed too much but it is hard to part with a Colt. Of course it would be easy to replace later. The Dan Wesson is a great gun but I do not see a practical use for it since I prefer my Colt Delta Elite. It is also discontinued and might be hard to replace. The FN is nothing special. It is a novelty, but it is pretty cool and is pretty hard to get ahold of these days.

    Opinions?
     
  2. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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    LOL..... Better to ask for foregiveness then to ask for permission When you know the answer will be NO!
     
  3. Outrider

    Outrider Oregon Active Member

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    It's almost like you're asking us to pick which pistol we would like to see in the classifieds next time...
     
  4. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    Plus the feds don't want you (or anyone else) owning one. They're naughty guns. You shouldn't own one. They're bad for you. You need to get rid of it. Now list it for sale. :D
     
  5. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Heck PB, tell you what. I'll take one for the team and let you give me all 3. That way you can put 2 more on layaway! :)
     
  6. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    As for an actual answer to your question, I think I'd probably sell of the Dan Wesson. Its always hard to kick a pony out of the stable. I have the same problem, but for financial reasons. I, too, have to subtract to add...
     
  7. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    FN jokes aside, I don't think anyone here can answer that - I've always found guns a very personal thing. Do you like them all equally? If not, which is the one you like the least? That's the looser. I have to make such decisions based on hyper-limited funding as well. I know people have opinions as to what I should or should not dump but that never has any bearing on what I actually do. Again, I find it just too personal. Good luck!
     
  8. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Option 1. Sell the FN while the market is still high then buy a new one at 30% less 6 months from now.

    Option 2. Let the market decide, put them all up for sale and retract the two that you have left after the first sale.

    Option 3. Domestic violence! :paranoid: :p
     
  9. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    This.
     
  10. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    Sell the Five-seveN. It's just a fun plinker and you'll probably never use it defensively unless you fork out the money for the good ammo.
     
  11. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I'll take the 10mm razorback for a frequent buyer discount :D
     
  12. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    I do not advocate the following suggestion.

    Put the DW in a secured container in the basement, buy the Colt .38 super, find the MIA piece 6 months from now...all will be forgotten!



    Just leftover larceny from my younger days.:D good luck!

    Will
     
  13. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.

    Mark Twain
     
  14. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    I'd personally keep the five seven. They may be a bit overpriced right now, but they are a rare and special gun, and they probably wont make them forever since they havent really caught on and have a bad rep with the lawmakers...

    I think you are missing another option here, who says you have to sell one of your guns. Sell multiple non-gun items if you got them to make up the cost. Craigslist is a wonderful free thing.
     
  15. mustang7513

    mustang7513 Portland, Oregon New Member

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    Sell the Colt 80 as that is the one I want :)
     
  16. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'd sell the wife.
     
  17. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    :funnypoint:
     
  18. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    If there was a wife, then the other half would not be so concerned about the extra gun purchase!
     
  19. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Darned better halves. Mine believes that it's actually possible to have enough guns and ammo, and that buying 4 or 5 guns in one month is "excessive."

    Whooda thunk it? :D
     
  20. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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