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Posted: 12/29/2003 8:59:58 AM EDT
its one the fam & i bought for him 3 years ago for christmas.  PROBLEM IS...I DON'T WANT IT.

its one of those "CROSSFIRE's" a 12G shotgun & .223 combo.

he wanted the gun, i reluctantly gathered money from other fam members, and bought the damn thing. i thought the gun was kinda gay.

anyway, he's never fired it and just gave it to me as a present. i'm thinking: "TRADE IN". i could get a new off duty carry (HK USP compact 45), or maybe even the robinson arms 96???

is this wrong?

i mean, i have no desire to shoot this gun, it would just take up valuble vault space. i could use it to get something i'd really want and need. step dad would never know.

your thoughts please...
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:03:39 AM EDT
I have a Savage 20 gauge/.222 over/under that my uncle gave me.  I've never shot it, but I don't have the heart to get rid of it due to who gave it to me.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:05:49 AM EDT
Sell it/Trade it for something you like.
After all, your stepdad didn't want it either...

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:06:09 AM EDT
There are two shops around here that each have had one of those hanging on the wall for at least the last two-three years.

YOur biggest problem is going to be finding someone who wants the gun, especially at what they cost new (or anywhere near that).
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:06:17 AM EDT
Find out how much it's worth NOW.
I'll bet the value went UP...

I'd keep it.
But, IF you trade it off, get your $$$$'s worth!
Good luck, thecleaner.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:07:23 AM EDT
So you're worried that he'll be insulted or hurt if you sell the gun?
Don't be. He saw nothing wrong with giving away the gun, which was a gift from the family, without even firing it once.
I don't see a problem.

There's a funny Seinfeld routine about re-gifters.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:08:03 AM EDT
Ya bought it for him originally, at his request, he gave it back 'cus he decided he didn't want it.....

I'd say your free from any obligation to keep it and I'd trade/sell it off and buy what I wanted w/ the money.

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:10:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:13:34 AM EDT
Saw a picture of one on gunbroker.com. Damn that's one ugly gun!!
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:19:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mandingo:
Saw a picture of one on gunbroker.com. Damn that's one ugly gun!!
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yer telling me! think how i feel, the damn thing's in my house!

sounds like good advice guys, off to the gun store i go.

thank you!
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 9:23:20 AM EDT
Go send it to my FFL. I'll chip in for shipping.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 10:17:21 AM EDT

Getting rid of a gun?

...I don't understand.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 10:35:35 AM EDT
[b]give[/b] it to me [:O]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 10:40:04 AM EDT
Plant it in the "Garden". [:D]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 10:40:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DrMark:

Getting rid of a gun?

...I don't understand.
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I agree...

I did recently due to hard times.. lost all but one.. thinking back I wish I would borrowed  $$ from fam. first.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 10:55:58 AM EDT
Sell it or trade it!

There's no "Heritage value"........heck even he didn't fire it!

Take it and sell it or trade it toward something you DO like!

And tell him THANKS!
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 11:02:20 AM EDT
Stick it in the back of the closet for a few years. Then do something with it.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 11:02:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By R-32:
Plant it in the "Garden". [:D]
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Not a bad plan, although I'd want to shoot the thing enough to become familiar with it before it goes to the garden.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 11:21:40 AM EDT
Dump it. He regifted you, or at least returned a gift.  Either way it obviously had no sentimental value to him.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 11:40:12 AM EDT
Save it.  Weird shit like that will eventually be collectable.

There are people out there that pay big money for shit like .224 Boz 1911s and Gyrojet pistols and some day one of those dumb asses will become convinced he needs to pay big bucks for that odd ball POS that you got regifted.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 11:40:30 AM EDT
Dump it.

If he gives you ANY grief, he's a hypocrite, and you can confront him or ignore him.

Bottom line, he ASKED for it and regifted it, you merely got a gift he didn't want.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:02:22 PM EDT
Trade it in. You should have no regrets.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:11:03 PM EDT
i think they are a cool gun, but whatever
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:19:55 PM EDT
Sell it at you next gun show and put the money down on something you want.  Your in-law will never mention it again.  
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:40:58 PM EDT
Talk to him about it...tell him there is another gun you really want...and ask him if he would be ok with you selling it or trading it off to get the gun you want...

If he says OK he really cant have his feelings hurt too bad...most people like being consulted on such things...some could care less..either way you would be square with him.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:47:38 PM EDT
Just think about how you'll feel if you trade it in on the HK and the HK saves your life someday. :)
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 2:33:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2003 2:34:11 PM EDT by I-M-A-WMD]
Ah the true meaning of Christmas....Guilt. (Guilt is when you have to send everyone a card that sent you one, display your Christmas cards until well into the new year, and then box your old Christmas cards as if they mean the world to you.  Even when you realize a card is nothing more than someone saying, "I think about you, at least once a year.")

Good luck in whatever you figure out.  Personally I would trade it off.  But then again folks don't give me guns for Christmas.  It's usually just been, "Here you go." But that hasn't happened in a long time.  Maybe they don't like me no more.  Just thinking about it is making me feel very insecure...Getting woozy...Going to vomit. [puke]


Skipped a dose...
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 2:45:26 PM EDT
ok, heres a pic so everyone knows what the gun looks like.


the good thing is, it takes hi-cap AR mags.
Also, it is potentialy a collectible rifle.
who knows for sure.
you could try listing it on gunbroker. the 3 on gunbroker now are all asking around 650.00
you could try to list for 600.00.
you could also try listing in the Equipment Exchange.
i just sold 2 items for the first time in the EE, and sold them both rather quickly.
good luck
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