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Posted: 1/29/2006 11:50:39 AM EDT
When you buy a new weapon, specifically pistols, do you save the box or case or do you just get rid of it ?
I have saved all of mine and they take up a good bit of space so I was just curious.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:53:56 AM EDT
yes
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:54:03 AM EDT
always save them,orginal boxes help the value of the gun later if you want to sell it
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:54:03 AM EDT
That's what that big flat place on the top of your gun safe is for.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:54:11 AM EDT
Absolutely keep them… In most cases the original box increases value.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:55:35 AM EDT
Makes it easier to sell if you want/need to.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:55:41 AM EDT
Yes, they help the resale value a lot, and they are also good for storage of guns AND are legally classified as a case if you are like me and have way more guns than you do suitable cases to transport them in.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:58:10 AM EDT
Yes... Ill never sell any of my guns, so I dont care about the resale part of things.. I guess Im a pack rat.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 11:59:52 AM EDT
Yes
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:00:12 PM EDT
Yes. I have kept every box to every weapon I've bought that had its box.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:00:14 PM EDT
I've only had one or two come with a cardboard box. All have come with the hard plastic case.

Cardboard boxes I've dumped. I keep all plastic cases, why wouldn't you?
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:01:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
When you buy a new weapon, specifically pistols, do you save the box or case or do you just get rid of it ?
I have saved all of mine and they take up a good bit of space so I was just curious.



SPectre's house....

Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:03:28 PM EDT
HEY !!!!............peeping tom. And all that stuff has a purpose.

Ok, another question, do you use the original cases to transport them to the range or shoots or do you use a range bag or other case ?
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:03:39 PM EDT
Yes
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:05:21 PM EDT
If its a card board box like a Remington shotgun or bolt action rifle comes in I toss it. I have a the plastic case that my G17 came in and the tupper ware box that my G34 came in. I will probably toss them both as I do not use them.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:05:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
HEY !!!!............peeping tom. And all that stuff has a purpose.

Ok, another question, do you use the original cases to transport them to the range or shoots or do you use a range bag or other case ?



I use real cases. Boxes are a PITA. I only use them if I have to transport more guns than I have cases for, which is pretty rarely.

Of course some of my guns I just holster and strap onto my hip!
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:07:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
HEY !!!!............peeping tom. And all that stuff has a purpose.

Ok, another question, do you use the original cases to transport them to the range or shoots or do you use a range bag or other case ?



I never use the original boxes for transport, unless it's a plastic case (i.e., not just a cardboard box). I guess they would be helpful, though, if I were to move to a new home (or something like that) and need to transport them all at once. I would never get rid of them unless you really had to.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:07:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
I've only had one or two come with a cardboard box. All have come with the hard plastic case.

Cardboard boxes I've dumped. I keep all plastic cases, why wouldn't you?

Because I just don't care enough about the $1-10 I might get if I sell the firearm/whatever. It's not worth it.

Also, I don't sell much of what I buy anyway, but even if i did it still wouldn't be worth it. I keep what I use, I throw the trash away. No reason to keep something I will not use.

The cases that are worth money, such as HK pistol cases, I put on eBay and usually make $25. The glock cases go in the trash.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 12:19:53 PM EDT
I save all of my boxes. I bought many of my guns in the days of the cardboard box, and I still have all of them. It is just another selling point, when I have all of the boxes with matching serial numbers, paperwork etc
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:08:30 PM EDT
I have enough crap in my house I don't need no cardboard boxes too. If I bought a collector piece or something rare I would keep those.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:16:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
That's what that big flat place on the top of your gun safe is for.



Aint that the truth! Mine is totally junked up w/gun boxes!


Balming
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:22:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2006 1:22:46 PM EDT by RIA45ACP]
I usually keep them until im 100% sure im keeping the gun, and then I sell the cases on ebay. I never throw any away.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:30:29 PM EDT
I keep 'em. but i never use them, except when i've sold off a pistol. they aint good for much else.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 1:38:28 PM EDT
Still got the blue label box for my Colt Sporter Target model.

Why I still have all those SKS boxes, I don't know .........
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 2:29:54 PM EDT
depends on if i decide i want a better case(if supplied with one) i normally throw away the boxes, as i dont have room for them.

i try to get pelican cases for most of my higher end weapons.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 2:36:06 PM EDT
I had kept all of mine, but recently tossed them. They were taking up too much room, and I don't have any intention of selling any gun I have, so...
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 2:37:40 PM EDT
Kept them all
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 2:40:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
That's what that big flat place on the top of your gun safe is for.




It's so true!
I keep the boxes for pistols, not for rifles.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 2:48:44 PM EDT
Everything I buy I keep the box for, even if its shoes or something, alot of times I have the boxes after I've thrown away the actuall product
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 3:49:44 PM EDT
first 5 or so guns I didn't, now I do, even saved all the cleaning brushes and rods that came with them, next project once I get my gun room organized is to open all the boxes and snag the cleaning rods and brushes and start using them
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 8:03:41 PM EDT
Yup!
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 2:47:19 AM EDT
I have mine. Even the cheap POS that the glock came in.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 3:12:14 AM EDT
I keep them or I sell the cases seperately. Keep in mind you can get anywhere from $15-40 for them!!!!



- rem
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 3:25:45 AM EDT
Yes. In the attic. but I don't obsess about them.
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