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Posted: 3/28/2009 6:58:37 PM EDT
I have two generations worth to go with my own. I have guns from a Grand Father that I never met. Guns from another grand father. Guns from an uncle. Guns from my father. My son will inherit all of them and have a nice little collection. He will, overnight, become the owner of about 30 firearms dating back to the late 1800s.

What I'm getting at is, is this an unfair burden to saddle on some relative or a gift of wonderful heirlooms? All of a sudden you have this pile of old guns to care for and feed. For me it is a welcome addition to my collection but at some point in the future it is going to become a chore for some guy.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:00:35 PM EDT
Two. My grandfather gave me his pre-'64 Winchester Model 94 30-30 when I was 14, and my dad gave me a Model 700 ADL in 30-'06. Plus my own, is that three?
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:01:19 PM EDT
All my guns are mine. I assume I'll get my Grandfather's guns but I hope I don't get those for a long time
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:01:39 PM EDT
2 but my dad doesnt know i have his m1a so maybe it shouldnt count.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:07:35 PM EDT
My grandfather had a nice collection of about 15 guns when he died. He left most of them to my father, who had gotten the sickness, much worse than my grandfather could every dream. My father has ....well, a shit load.....several very large safe's worth, including his fathers, and guns from his brother.

I have already been handed down a few from my dad, as well as my other grandfather, who is still alive. My brother would never really want any of my dad's guns; may be a couple, but he does not have the sickness. Me......I don't know what I'm going to do when my father passes on his collection to me. In the will, I get almost all of them. I don't have that kind of room, but I'll manage. I would feel funny about selling most of them, as I know why he bought each one, and what them mean to him.

I'm looking forward to several of them, as they are quite fantastic pieces of history. My collection now is already way out of control....I've been stricken with BRD for quite some time now, and my father just doesn't understand.

My sons; I'm not sure they will want the vast amount of firearms that will someday be given to them. The little one probably is already sick with the disease. My oldest is probably like my brother; not real interested. If I'm lucky, someone who will appreciate the collection will eventually get them, and pass them on. That's all I can hope for.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:12:58 PM EDT
I have a Winchester boys rifle from the 30's that my Grandfather purchased for my father in the early forties. My brother and I both learned to shoot on it. That's the only special one I have, everything else is just a tool.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:17:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:26:55 PM EDT
I have recieved one heirloom gun and I will keep it for as long as I can. I don't know if I will pass it on. When I get to the age when i have to let it go I will just give it to some kid who will appreciate it as much as I did.
Actually, that goes for all my guns.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:30:18 PM EDT
My grandfathers' guns got split between two sons, and my fathers' guns will be split four ways. They will be a welcome addition to my collection, but I wonder how they will fare after me. I have one daughter and more offspring are unlikely. Said daughter loves to shoot, and I hope and plan to kindle her gun habit, but still––it's not like a son.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:37:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:38:41 PM EDT
Including my own collection, 4... have ones from my dad, grandfather and my great grandfather's navy pistol.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:40:41 PM EDT
1st gen here. My granddad (stepdad's dad) had a bunch that grandma sold after he died. My mom hates guns, stepdad is okay about them but doesn't own one. I just bought dad his first gun before I left for Cali
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:41:31 PM EDT
3 Generations...

!st generation from My Grandfather, a .300 Savage and a few single shot breach Shotgun

2nd Generation from my Step-father and Uncle....Some real nice bolt guns, a few shotguns and a pistol

Family friends... SA M1 Garand, a few shotguns, a few nice tube fed 22's, and a few nice war bring back Beretta's

3rd Generation Mine..........Everything else......

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:46:50 PM EDT
I have a Remington shotgun, model 11 I think. It's the same as the Auto 5. It was my great, great uncles.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:55:27 PM EDT
All I can verify right now is 1 .22 rifle & 1 .22 pistol that my Dad gave me when I was young, he had owned since he was young.

Someday I'll get the rest of my Dads guns, and his Dads guns.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 7:59:07 PM EDT
5 generations. The oldest is a Hopkins and Allen .32 octagon barreled pistol.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:07:49 PM EDT
6, but the fifth generation is skipped.

Cap and ball pistol from great great great grandfather, shotgun from great grandfather, 25-20 with hash marks for yotes and wolves from grandfather, assorted weapons from father, and me.

There's a museum that has a couple of black powder colts from my great great grandfather.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:11:19 PM EDT
All mine are personal acquisitions.

My mom's side didn't have any guns, and my dad has 2 that I know of, but talked about selling them (to someone other than me). We don't get along too well.

It's a shame, because he has a 60's era High Standard Supematic Trophy, and a pre transfer bar Ruger Blackhawk .357, both in the original (albiet worn) cardboard boxes.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:16:44 PM EDT
All are mine. I never knew my grandparents from either side and my dad is so greedy he'll probably be buried with all his just so no one else can enjoy them.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:26:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 3:43:35 PM EDT by HardShell]
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:36:39 PM EDT
My father has his grandfather's 10 ga. double barrel, I don't know anything more about it than that's what it is, and I saw it once maybe 8 years back or so. Someday I'll inherit it but I hope it's not for a very long time. He's already handed down my grandfathers Argentine Mauser 1909, but it's in rough shape. The stock was really screwed over, whoever turned the bolt down did it very poorly (actually just fixed that tonight actually), it was spray painted black (yeah, even the action, but not the bolt), and the it really needs to be re-barreled. Basically, the action is the only part that's really good. The good news is that it doesn't have a speck of rust, the spray painted must have saved it . My grandfather was notorious for not maintaining his firearms, so this one's not a shocker to me. I also have his Series 70 Colt, which is in pristine shape...I'm fairly certain he fired it less than 100 times.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:47:42 PM EDT
My mom made my dad get rid of all his guns when I was born.
She would only let me have bright orange sci-fi-ish squirt guns as a kid, and THAT was like pulling teeth.
She dislikes guns for the most part. She says a drug dealer got into a gunfight with police in the hallway outside her apartment when she was young.
To this day, she is baffled as to why I am such a gun nut.
I'll never get rid of my guns.
Perhaps I should put some thought into some heirloom quality guns to hand down to future hell-spawns of geekdom...
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 8:52:35 PM EDT

My dads remington 1100 from 197?
My grandfathers Browning sweet 16 from the 40's or so was lost in Katrina...Fuck Katrina..

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:17:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 9:18:40 PM EDT by Blu]
4 generations, I think.
I have a Pre 64 Win, Browning A5, Browning Bar 270, Winchester 94, and a 22 pistol from my Grandfather. A double barrel shotgun from my Great Grandfather. A Marlin 32 lever action from my Great Uncle.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:23:05 PM EDT
My uncles are as far back as my collection go.

I would like to get a hold of Granddad's war trophy Mauser.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:26:04 PM EDT
two generations as of right now

my Grandmother's Walther PPK/S .380
the rest are all mine
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:28:17 PM EDT
Just mine.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:53:56 PM EDT
I have a Daisy BB my mom's boss gave me because he wasnt allowed to shoot birds inside city limits...

Everything else I own, I bought myself...
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 11:10:18 PM EDT
By late 1800's do you mean like a 1890 Win or a 1700 's firearm? And there is a post saying ALL FIREARMS WILL BE
SOLD. That statement is very true and you know that most of the firearms you own will be sold when you die.

I have been collecting scarce and semi rare guns from day one,from lever action 410 shotguns,ryder #9 34 inch side
cocker 28 guage ,1917 Colt and S&W 1917 Revolvers,lugers,P-38's,Sav mod 99's well you get the picture I have 27
rifles and shot-guns and 14 pistols.

From AR/15's to Revelation mod 99 western auto nine shot pistols,when you die your next of kin will keep what they
are comfortable with and sell the rest.

So now is the time to trade off those guns that you don't think you want for those that you wil fire in this life time!

Your next of kin will be glad to know that these were the guns you really liked,and shot. Kerep some of the Mod24's
so the Grandkids have some nice plinkers(you like them don't you)?

Bob
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:21:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bobbyjack:
By late 1800's do you mean like a 1890 Win or a 1700 's firearm?

Bob


I have an old Parker, Damascus double barrel 12 ga.that must have been made in the 1800s, and a 1897 Winchester that was likely made in the early 1900s.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:11:32 AM EDT
I have an old Baker double side lock,and of all my shotguns(870's,berreta,ithica)I keep my 1897 W in as my go to shot-gun

It's an E series 7865xx made in 1928 ,I like the double shell locks(I can remove shells easy)and the hammer makes it feel
ubber cool!

You like your 97 too ?

Bob
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:05:20 AM EDT
2 generations: mine and my dad's. I have a .22 revolver from my dad. I sold my 336 my Grandpa gave me. Didn't have any sentimentality and it did nothing my other guns couldn't.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:11:28 AM EDT

My wife's grandfather bought a surplus M1 for my grandfather long before either of us were born.

I have it today, and shoot it regularly.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:13:13 AM EDT
i have one that is 5 generations old.

most the rest are 1-3 generations
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:18:57 AM EDT
I have guns that were my dad's(7), my grandfather's(6) and my great-grandfather's(4, including a 1860's 10 gauge SxS from Birmingham, England).
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:26:14 AM EDT
One, Mine.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:33:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 10:34:07 AM EDT by Pangea]
Originally Posted By bobbyjack:
I have an old Baker double side lock,and of all my shotguns(870's,berreta,ithica)I keep my 1897 W in as my go to shot-gun

It's an E series 7865xx made in 1928 ,I like the double shell locks(I can remove shells easy)and the hammer makes it feel
ubber cool!

You like your 97 too ?

Bob


I like the '97 but it will eat your hand up if aren't careful. Must use a off to the side grip to keep your skin on.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:48:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lew:
2 generations: mine and my dad's. I have a .22 revolver from my dad. I sold my 336 my Grandpa gave me. Didn't have any sentimentality and it did nothing my other guns couldn't.


If you know whom you sold that gun to you could buy it back and have a third Gen gun! Just a thought because very few
have a third Gen gun.

Bob

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:58:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Pangea:
Originally Posted By bobbyjack:
I have an old Baker double side lock,and of all my shotguns(870's,berreta,ithica)I keep my 1897 W in as my go to shot-gun

It's an E series 7865xx made in 1928 ,I like the double shell locks(I can remove shells easy)and the hammer makes it feel
ubber cool!

You like your 97 too ?

Bob


I like the '97 but it will eat your hand up if aren't careful. Must use a off to the side grip to keep your skin on.


You must be a real big handed dude man, my hand is 5 inches across the back of the hand and there is a good three
inches to spare beneath the bolt!

Bob

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:58:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 11:04:50 AM EDT by bobbyjack]
I 'm sorry DP.

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