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Posted: 7/20/2010 4:25:08 PM EDT
from you grandfather if it just sat in the gun safe, and you could buy  a gun you would actually use?

Model 1906 Winchester pump action .22lr
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:26:20 PM EDT
If it shoots shoot it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:26:27 PM EDT




Originally Posted By yeaboxes:

from you grandfather if it just sat in the gun safe, and you could buy a gun you would actually use?



Model 1906 Winchester pump action .22lr




No...



but I'd buy it from someone who was selling it if I couldn't change their mind.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:26:33 PM EDT



Originally Posted By yeaboxes:


from you grandfather if it just sat in the gun safe, and you could buy  a gun you would actually use?



Model 1906 Winchester pump action .22lr


nope



 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:26:39 PM EDT
....no
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:26:51 PM EDT
Not in this life time.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:04 PM EDT
I would and i I have.  Thinking about putting one of Grandad's .38 Super Commanders on the block.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:06 PM EDT
No, I've got a "thou shall not sell guns which you inherit" rule.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:08 PM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:13 PM EDT
Nah....  guns like that you cant sell imo.  

If you dont have any use for it, give it to a family member that would use it.  
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:24 PM EDT
Nope. I got my Dad's Mossberg .22lr he bought over 70 years ago as a kid, I will never get rid of it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:28 PM EDT
I dont sell any of my guns.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:39 PM EDT
no, never
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:53 PM EDT




Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:

No, I've got a "thou shall not sell guns which you inherit" rule.




Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:27:56 PM EDT
I have a couple of inheritances in the safe as I type.

They are not for sale.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:28:07 PM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:28:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:28:28 PM EDT
You don't understand that your just holding it for the next generation.  You might not appreciate it, but that doesn't mean your son or grandson wouldn't cherish the chance to have the gun.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:28:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheCanuck:
Not in this life time.


Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:30:14 PM EDT
Never.

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Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:30:51 PM EDT
I recently did a trade on a 16 gauge Remington Sportsman shotgun that I wasn't going to shoot that was passed to me by my Grandparents who got it from a family friend prior to their death.   I decided that I wasn't going to use it and that they would understand me trading it for a shotgun that I would use to hunt.

I have some guns that I absolutely will not sell or trade that I inherited and some that for the right amount I would consider.

Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:31:04 PM EDT
Not a chance.  I have inherited some nice guns and some crappy ones from sears.  I'm keeping them all and passing them all down.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:31:08 PM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:31:51 PM EDT
I sold a gun I inherited from my dad and I regret it a little now
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:33:15 PM EDT
Depends.



If it was grandpa's gun he had as a kid and did all his hunting with?  No.



If it was a gun grandpa picked up at a gun show last year because "it was a good deal"?  Yeah, I'd sell it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:34:46 PM EDT
Absolutely, positively no. I've found stuff in gun shops that I knew were sold or consigned there by a son or a grandson of the original owner, who just didn't want it. I end up buying it and taking good care of it, even if I have to give a couple of dollars more than it's worth. It meant enough to someone to want to pass it down.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:34:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Echo2:
....no


let me elaborate......the guns of my fathers father.....and his fathers father...and his.....are more than a gun...they are a symbol of the freedom this country has had for centuries.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:35:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 5:06:12 PM EDT by sailmirage]
Have a 25 cal rim fire Stevens 52 with 44action that I want to auction.  I will never shoot it.


Edit: thats the one and only that I would ever part with
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:35:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 4:36:48 PM EDT by Marine-78]
NO. I'm a big sucker for family, nostalgia, history, and guns. Combine all of them and the value is far beyond the monetary value of most any gun I can think of.

Would you rather hand your grandson a rifle you bought as an adult and say, "I bought this when I was younger." Or, would you rather hand him a gun and say, "Son, this belonged to your great, great grandfather." Which would be more valuable in his eyes?
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:36:32 PM EDT
No, I would not sell.  To me, they are like family.  

Nothing wrong with taking out that Winchester .22 and shooting it.  They are good guns.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:39:04 PM EDT
No, I'd never sell a gun I inherited. Nor would I get rid of it, even if it didn't work. I've still got a BB gun that belonged to, as best I can understand, my dad's great uncle. I think. Maybe it was his grandpa.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:39:32 PM EDT
nope, i won't sell any guns that i inherit
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:41:55 PM EDT
No. My .357 was my dad's...no way in hell I'd ever sell it. And I'll make sure that whichever of my two sons doesn't sell it either.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:42:40 PM EDT
Hell no.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:42:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 4:45:18 PM EDT by NineLivez]
Nope, I have my great, great grandfathers Ithaca side by side 12ga. No way I would ever sell it.

ETA: Not to mention the one I have from my dad, including his .357 S&W AND the complete duty belt with accessories (cuffs, speed loaders, baton, etc) from when he was a cop here.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:43:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nate4635:
Nah....  guns like that you cant sell imo.  

If you dont have any use for it, give it to a family member that would use it.  


THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:44:27 PM EDT
Nope. It was entrusted to me, and it'll stay that way, and hopefully be passed down to a child of mine...
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:45:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lancew:
Originally Posted By Nate4635:
Nah....  guns like that you cant sell imo.  

If you dont have any use for it, give it to a family member that would use it.  


THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


you dont even have to give it to them if they got something else but you do need to offer it to all the parties involved! I hate it when people just go and sell parts of the family that I would have gladly bought instead of some schmuck.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:46:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 4:46:44 PM EDT by Plumbata]
Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
Depends.

If it was grandpa's gun he had as a kid and did all his hunting with?  No.

If it was a gun grandpa picked up at a gun show last year because "it was a good deal"?  Yeah, I'd sell it.



This is pretty much my take.  My family has always been big into guns. Grandad had a thing for Winchesters.  Most he never fired.  Am I supposed to keeps 60-odd deer rifles forever then pass them down to my daughters? Those same daughters that already have respectable collections of their own?

When I pass my will specifically states that daughters get first pic and then the rest is to be sold at auction.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:46:24 PM EDT
Never.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:48:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 4:55:43 PM EDT by Banditman]
NO WAY, I happened to have inherited the same kind of rifle. That rifle was used to feed


relatives during the depression. I will have it until I pass it down.







Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:48:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By yeaboxes:
from you grandfather if it just sat in the gun safe, and you could buy  a gun you would actually use?

Model 1906 Winchester pump action .22lr


I will give my answer in spanish.... NO!!

personally my gramps is my hero so i would never sell any of his guns no matter what even if it was a hi-point carbine or taurus judge..... lol.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:48:46 PM EDT
probably not.  depends on what it was.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:49:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
No, I've got a "thou shall not sell guns which you inherit" rule.


^This! Plus you are running the risk of getting struck by a lightening bolt for even thinking of it. It is to be passed on to your kids! Its for them not you!

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Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:50:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 4:50:37 PM EDT by RIA45ACP]
I've lost count of how many I've bought, sold, or traded, however I still own every one I have inherited or received as a gift, those have more value to me than money. I do shoot them though, I don't just let them sit in the safe. Take it out and shoot it, chances are you wont break it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:50:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By yeaboxes:
from you grandfather if it just sat in the gun safe, and you could buy  a gun you would actually use?

Model 1906 Winchester pump action .22lr


No.

Family heirlooms are meant to be treasured.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:52:00 PM EDT
No.

It's not a gun you can replace, ever.

Other guns can come and go, and are replaceable.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:53:06 PM EDT
I will never be in that position as none of my family own any firearms.

I sell firearms all the time.   If you are not shooting it, and it does not hold any special meaning to you go ahead sell it and get something you will.   Unless it is an interesting piece, then keep it.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:53:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
No, I've got a "thou shall not sell guns which you inherit" rule.


Actually, I cannot sell anything.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:53:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Nate4635:
Nah....  guns like that you cant sell imo.  

If you dont have any use for it, give it to a family member that would use it.  


Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:54:22 PM EDT
Nope, and I have that dilemma myself, but I'll never sell them. I have a couple firearms I've inherited that I don't like, I'll never shoot, but I could never bring myself to sell family guns.
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