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Posted: 4/18/2017 10:26:51 PM EST
& how much money would you guess you have in guns?
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 10:35:25 PM EST
I just bought my first gun. It's a paintball gun. I'd say it's worth $500? It's a classic Karnivor Autococker in Green!

Nice try ATF MAN :P
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 10:36:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 10:39:35 PM EST
15 years. No way of knowing how much money has been spent but it's more than some and far less than others.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 10:42:56 PM EST
I bought my first 10/22 in the early summer of 1978.

I have no idea how much money I've tired up into firearms since then.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 10:50:49 PM EST
I didn't start collecting until I was 87. Last count, I had 87 handguns and 87 rifles. Shotguns are for old fudds. I have them valued at $87,000,000 for insurance purposes.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 10:57:56 PM EST
sixteen years

and I don't want to know what I've spent on this hobby/ lifestyle
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:06:31 PM EST
11 years.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:16:49 PM EST
Since 1988. Only have about 40ish firearms as I've bought and sold over the years but I'm very happy with and proud of what I have, especially after two divorces.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:26:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
I bought my first 10/22 in the early summer of 1978.

I have no idea how much money I've tired up into firearms since then.
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Bought my first gun, a 10/22, when I was 18. I didn't grow up with guns in the household

I figure for insurance purposes between $25-40k
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:30:29 AM EST
A really long time, no idea how much I've spent.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:34:57 AM EST
Bought my first when I was 18, fourteen years ago.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:36:39 AM EST
25yr
25 quadrillion.
But in pesos
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:37:28 AM EST
20+ years, and I will never tell how much its worth. (because it's not worth much!)
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:42:38 AM EST
12 years...all that went down the drain when my boat sank
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:50:55 AM EST
After tbe great boating accident I lost all interest in firearms...


Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:55:21 AM EST
I bought my very first gun a few weeks ago, it's a lever action shotgun. I plan to hunt waterfowl with it, but haven't taken the hunter safety course yet, so it's just sitting in my safe collecting dust.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:56:57 AM EST
LOL!!!

Since when socialists were shot in the face on sight...and "Communist" was a slur, even for Democrats.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:59:57 AM EST
25 years
Don't even want to think of the dollars.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:02:36 AM EST
Started buying my own about 20 years ago . i have had a couple dozen go through my hands during that time . Never owned more that 10 or so at a time . I am a poor .
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:03:55 AM EST
40 years and have some great memories
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:07:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 1:10:04 AM EST by mattpsky]
Dad got me a 150 dollar russian SKS when i was 14. Bought 4 CMP garands at Camp Perry, 2 Springfields, 1 m1 Carbine with money from my high school manual labor jobs. Built my first AR in college in 2004, and as well bought like 4 alby SKS, 2 russian capture mausers, and 2 Mosin Nagants, and one No 1 mk 4 enfield from AIM in that time (avg 60 to 80 bux for each). Graduated college and got 2 SCARs, 1 Para fal, an LE6920, 2 arsenal AKs, USP tactical 45, built a Mk12 Mod 0, got an m1a and thats all I can remember.

So 21 odd years i guess?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:09:57 AM EST
I had a Roy Rogers cap gun at 5.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:20:07 AM EST
Over fifty years ago. I have owned probably over a hundred guns over the years and have no idea what the total cost may be.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:20:34 AM EST
Bought my first firearm in 1962-a US&S 1911. Cost $90.00. Wish I still had it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:36:03 AM EST
Since my join date.


I'm still a noob.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:40:51 AM EST
Recieved 1st gun (single shot 12 ga.) as a gift 40 plus years ago. Bought a few more the following years then stopped because it was time to spend money on raising a family.

Past 15 years I have had the luxury of purchasing 1 or 2 a year, since that damn boat of mine keeps sinking.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 3:47:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:09:14 AM EST
12 years. Couldn't begin to guess at how much I've spent.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:23:59 AM EST
Why is it always the people who just got here who ask these questions.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:33:00 AM EST
I've been buying firearms since 1975, money wise more then some less then others.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 4:55:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 4:56:25 AM EST by glocke12]
I first got buying probably around 1989-1990, I think my first pistol I bought was a Ruger MK SS target...I was into firearms before that though, just didn't have the money.

Spent a ton..thats all Im going to say
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 5:08:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 5:10:16 AM EST by VA-BlkRifle]
I shot a bolt action single shot .22 once, don't tell my old neighbors in NJ, they'd have a fit.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 5:21:50 AM EST
age 7
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 5:32:00 AM EST
Now looka here, I did not say I was a millionaire
But I said I have spent more money than a millionaire
'Cause if I had've kept all my money that I'd already spent
I would've been a millionaire a long time ago
And guns? Well, Googly-Moogly!
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 5:45:16 AM EST
I got my first gun when I was 12. Not saying how long ago that was, but when I would buy a brick of 22lr and a Coke from the bait store down the road, the bottle of Coke cost a dime. It had gone up from a nickle the year before. How many and how much? The answer to both questions is the same... way more than I would ever admit to the SO. Just yesterday as I was rummaging around in one of my safes, SWMBO casually remarked "Looks like you need another safe... that one's full."
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 5:47:39 AM EST
Seems legit
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 5:52:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By 2A1912:
& how much money would you guess you have in guns?
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1960's or there abouts. Didn't buy any for about 20 years. Too much $$$ to add up. Gone through cycles. Shotguns, then precision long guns, then revolvers, then pistols, then AR's. At one time was interested in old guns, but the good ones were too much and hard to locate.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 5:54:58 AM EST
2002 iirc - Glock 22, still have it. It has the commemorative 9/11 on the side. 
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 5:55:09 AM EST
I Inherited my first gun at 10 years old, my great grandfathers original 1858 Remington Army revolver. Bought my first rifle a k98 Mauser on my 18th birthday, been collecting ever since. I think im around 30-40?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:06:37 AM EST
15 years.

But I went to college in PA so I can't count high enough to give you a dollar value.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:13:02 AM EST
None. No collecting. Firearms are tools. Someone that went to Gunsmithing school.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:35:06 AM EST
15 years

~100k
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:41:27 AM EST
I was 14 when I got my first shotgun, my mother had to buy it for me. I was shooting trap at the time and wanted my own shotgun. Mossberg 500 combo. Still have it today. Was used for trap, deer with slug barrel, sporting clays (at 17, beat a friend with his o/u Ruger Red Label - he was pissed) used for pheasant, used as a turkey gun, now my home defense shotgun.

No idea how much over the past 33 years since then.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:43:57 AM EST
26 years, and I wouldn't even want to try to put a number to it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:44:16 AM EST
A long time and more than my house.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:44:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
A really long time, no idea how much I've spent.
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Sums it up.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:44:35 AM EST
March, 1982. I bought a Marlin mod. 60 as a birthday presant to myself.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:47:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 6:49:58 AM EST by RDak]
1970's is when it started for me.........can't remember the exact year.

But I didn't have my first handgun until I was 21 and that would be the latter part of 1974.........so that's probably when it really started.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 6:53:24 AM EST
About 32 years , oh that sounds horrible....... I would probably say roughly $100k in over that time. My divorce whacked me pretty hard and even 10 years later I have not recovered all the way.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:28:30 AM EST
Just started an hour ago. No guns yet, but I bought a box of boolits for $3.50.
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