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Posted: 8/25/2004 7:07:14 AM EST
Besides all the smartass comments liK "women", "phone numbers", "money", etc.

Obviously alot of folks here collect guns.

Personally I don't collect anything. I used to collect Harley t-shirts from the various dealerships I visit, but I've stopped that since I've come to hate the dealerships and the parent company.

I don't collect guns per-se. I see them more as tools or toys, not something to own purely for the sake of owning. I can understand that somebody might want to own an 1886 Colt SAA that is somehow rare and value, but it doesn't interest me to see something sitting in a case on my desk.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:30:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 7:31:05 AM EST by uxb]
I have almost one hundred antique one-pint milk bottles.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:34:02 AM EST
Yep. Silver and gold mostly. But I am a serious packrat and justify it by calling it "Collections".

From live ctgs, to antique peep sights. From custom knives to old ammo boxes. From books about the history of arms to old machinists manuals. I collcet way to much stuff.

CH


Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:34:19 AM EST
Subconciously, knives.

I have more than I know what to do with.

WHICH REMINDS ME-the GF's son LOST MY SOG 3" FOLDER this past Saturday so I guess I gotta go shop around and replace it.

I saw a really cool camoflage Beretta 3" folder at Sportsman's Warehouse the other day.........
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:41:13 AM EST
Ive started collecting old license plates ... for the state and year of family members ... Im still searching for a 1936 Mississippi plate for my dad ...

I have two 1964 Indiana plates for myself .... a truck plate and a never used car plate.

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:45:26 AM EST
I got a knife problem too!!

Compounded by the fact I inherited my Grandmothers knife collection, how many people can say that??

No, not kitchen knives either.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:48:02 AM EST
Shot glass's. I try to get one from everywhere I or friends and family go.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:49:55 AM EST
Coffee mugs and dust
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:50:43 AM EST
Was getting into a Strider knives collection, but I sold them off because I need money. I will buy another folder for my carry knife, but not get as many as I had...
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:50:54 AM EST
yes. things that go bang.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:51:49 AM EST
I collect some Jack Daniels Stuff, I dont have a lot of it but the pieces I have are very hard to come by. When I was in the Navy I started collecting Zippo's I have one from damn near every Aircraft Carrier, Fighter and Helo squadron. That got boring after a while.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:54:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stoney-Point:
Coffee mugs and dust



When my mother died .. I got her coffee mug collection .... hundreds of them! dating back to the 50's
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:00:21 AM EST
Casino dice.

Don't ask me why...just kinda started with my first trip to Vegas. I'll probably put them all in a shadowbox when I get time.

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:01:27 AM EST
I did the shot glass thing until I filled up 2 shelves in a closet with boxes full of the damn things. I quit buying them several years ago. Now i just collect memories.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:12:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 8:16:26 AM EST by JCKnife]
Comic books--mostly Amazing Spider Man but a few other 80's and up titles. All time favorite is Watchmen.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:13:23 AM EST
Women...in a pit....

It puts the lotion on it's skin...
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:17:39 AM EST
I dont collect anything but I'm a packrat and have difficulty throwing things away.
I suppose you could say I collect guns. With guns its like: "Oooooh! I gotta get one of those!" even though I may not shoot it much I just gotta have one.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:18:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
With guns its like: "Oooooh! I gotta get one of those!" even though I may not shoot it much I just gotta have one.



+1 ...
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:20:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 8:26:15 AM EST by gardenWeasel]
I collect old Halloween decorations. I also collect all kinds of swords and daggers. I just sold one of them (a nice Mason) last week on ebay. Take a look!
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3925050571&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:20:22 AM EST
Scars....both physical & emotional.....

Actually, Mrs. KYREB and I have a collection of Derby glasses. These are the official ones from the KY Derby that they sell the mint julips in. Different design every year. We have some that go back into the early 50s.

I also have collected various ammo cartridges since I was a teen. Got a box full, just not organized in any way.

I like coins too. Morgan silver dollars especially.

Oh yeah...guns too!

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:23:57 AM EST
I collect autographs of sports players and politicians and such
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:26:38 AM EST
Hats, magazines...

I have a hard time throwing anything away.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:28:00 AM EST
I don't collect anything. I am a minimalist.

(That means I don't have enough money to buy anything.)

I do laugh when I see people that can't park in their garage..hahaha!

MT
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:32:26 AM EST
I have quite the collection of Blue Angels memorabilia, mainly just from having it given to me.

SG
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:33:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By Medic08:
Shot glass's. I try to get one from everywhere I or friends and family go.



+1 on the shot glasses
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:35:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 8:38:18 AM EST by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:39:59 AM EST
Man - my mom used to say - if i had two of something, I would start a collection! HAHAH . Which is kinda true. I suppose my dream job would be to have a museum that showed off some of the worlds greatest collections!

When I was little I collected rocks, sea shells, stamps, starwars figures, and pennies

When I was older it was stamps and comic books and starwars stuff

Older, I still pick up some older star wars stuff here and there. I love to collect old paintball guns. I have my collection showed off here:
http://mister44.com/projects/paintball_markers/

If any of you have pre 1990 makers - email me. Id love to look at them (not you NoKarma, I know the cool stuff you own).

But right now - man - I just dont have the cash for it. I am responsible now, paying off my debt - and planning a trip to Europe. I hope when I get back I can save some money for more toys for me - hehe.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:47:01 AM EST
captured enemy combat gear that was brought back by US combat vets from past wars..

*enemy combat helmets & head gear
*bayonets & knives
*uniforms, belts, web gear, holsters
*inert ordnance or pieces of shrapnel picked up off the battlefield

a Vietnam vet gave me part of a Chi-Com morter that he found after an enemy morter attack while he was at "Long Binh Vietnam" back in 1968, it was the morter fins and they were mushroomed by the concusion after exploding, he found several after the attack.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:52:54 AM EST
My mom and dad do Christmas tree ornaments from various places they visit.

Me...nothing.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:55:00 AM EST
Don't really collect,just end up with.
Railroad lanterns/marker lights.
Anything from the days gone by.

Sure wish I would have grabbed one of the old canvas bags you would see all the time hung in the front of cars in the 60's ...and the old A/C units you hung in the side window.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:57:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By MT_Pockets:
I do laugh when I see people that can't park in their garage..hahaha!



That's a WORKSHOP, not a garage, thankyouverymuch.

I collect hot sauces and other chile pepper-themed items.

Kirk
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:52:57 AM EST
Guns. Well, it's not really "collect" it's more like HORDE. Now a bunch of sumbitches got me hooked on building my own AR15's. It's a sickness I tell ya!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:30:10 AM EST
I got a freezer full of dead cats.


Does that count?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:33:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:36:52 AM EST
I collect antiques, thats about it. I don't consider myself a gun collector, if you have a dozen screw drivers in your toolbox is that a collection???
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:50:39 AM EST
Antique pole line insulators.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 11:57:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 12:15:20 PM EST
Gun mags...

not new off the shelf... i like finding old ones.

I love my box of "Survival Weapons and Tactics" from 1982-1990

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 12:24:36 PM EST
Arrow heads. Also tools, magazines (both kinds), books. I have a collection of old model cars, but dont' buy them anymore. Same with race car parts - in fact, I'm still selling them off! I used to collect guitars, but sold most of them. DVD's and CD's of course.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 12:59:12 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 1:23:27 PM EST
I collected stamps, mostly plate blocks when I was younger.I wouldn't mind getting rid of them though. I also collect vintage hunting and firearms books. I bought a complete engraved leather bound set of Roosevelts books for 30.00 ,they look unopened. I also have a few modern autographed from Cooper,Capstick ect. I did collect old gun magazines, still have the very first issue of Guns and Ammo. Roseville pottery and maybe something else if I lke it.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 1:31:28 PM EST
Motorcycle toys... Matchbox, Hotwheels, Maisto, Welly, OCC, Jesse James, etc..

Motorcycle models... mostly Tamiya.

Oh, and anything made on a CNC machine; billet made stuff is so cool!

And my wife thinks I collect old broken motorcycles. I keep telling her that they are an investment and that I'm going to fix and sell them (when I get free time)!

M590man
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 1:57:39 PM EST
I have a collection of Transformers from when I was a kid. I'm looking to get the Entertech AK Centerfire on EBAY, that was my favorite toy from when I was a kid. I also have an original NES, SNES, and a whole bunch of games for them. I still play Contra once in a while.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:33:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 3:36:01 PM EST by albob]
You had to ask.
Zippo's
Sunglasses
Knives
Antiqu­e tools
Rocks
Harley Stuff (old)
T-shirts
Playboys
Old welding goggles
Music CD's
Albums
Ammo
Teeth
Fasteners/hardware (H-D)
Music videos/DVD's
Movies VHS/DVD
Music personality Obituaries
Ball caps
Motorcycle license plates
Shot glasses
Church keys

I guess that's about it.

AB
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:53:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:37:10 PM EST
Vintage erotica.

I have a pile of 50's era 3X5's. Mostly Irving Klaw stuff. I also have the first half dozen issues of Leg Show and Bizarre around here. It's amazing, the s--t you find when you do estate clean outs.

G
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:41:59 PM EST
another shotglass collector

i have people who bring me shotglasses from their vacations because they know how much i like them
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:43:33 PM EST
Action figures.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:47:10 PM EST
I have a barware collection. When we have a party at my place or have someone over for drinks, I show them to the bar and have them pick out their own glass.

It makes things a little more enjoyable (personal) for the guest and keeps the drinks from getting mixed up too.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:24:12 PM EST
Folding knives and books on weapons.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 7:26:11 PM EST
Simpsons figures
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