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Posted: 3/23/2006 6:37:57 AM EDT

I get these “need to shrink my collection” bugs every once and a while.
I have 43 firearms. I only shoot or fondel about 15 on a regular basis.
I want a smaller number.

I see 8 guns from my collection that can go. But 2 of them I have not got rid of because they are just real crap. Transfer/shipping fees would be more than the price of the guns. I don’t have gun by back programs in my area. I’m half thinking about going to the range and yelling “guns for $30! First come, first serve.” But that would probably look weird.

Would be an interesting EE experiment. Put WTS Guns for $30 each. get both for $50

I guess last resort would be go to the police station and say “here have some guns”?

I know the argument of "what are they hurting just sitting in your safe?"
But I just feel like getting rid of them.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:39:41 AM EDT
I thought you lost all those in the "boating accident"
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:40:20 AM EDT
Any chance of a "Buyback" in your region? You might get $50 a pop and make your area safer for the children at the same time.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:40:46 AM EDT
If you are wanting to dump them for $30 they must be junk.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:40:50 AM EDT
Hold onto them for one of those "buyback" programs. They might give you $50 for each. Haven't seen any of those in our area lately though. MJD
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:41:00 AM EDT
keep for parts?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:43:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By xinflt:
keep for parts?



No parts they have would be usefull.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:43:34 AM EDT
Give them to a gunsmith for parts..
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:44:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By callgood:
Any chance of a "Buyback" in your region? You might get $50 a pop and make your area safer for the children at the same time.



I have never seen a buyback in my region.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:45:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 6:46:01 AM EDT by Cape_hunter]
I have a barrel of guns you speak of. About 15 that are in various degrees of togetherness. Every so often when i need a part for another gun I take a couple to the local show and trade them to the parts guy. The next show I will wheel the barrel down and give him the lot. Build up a little account so to speak.


If your guns are safe and shootable, donate them to a benifit auction or find a youth that is just getting into shooting and give to him via the parents.

CH
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:46:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 6:46:44 AM EDT by Cape_hunter]

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Give them to a gunsmith for parts..




Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:52:15 AM EDT
Aint got a Marlin model 60 hiding there do ya? ( need parts!)
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:54:36 AM EDT
What are they, if you don't mind telling us?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:57:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
What are they, if you don't mind telling us?



Davis P380. 380acp.
My first handgun. I think I have managed to get it to feed a 6 round mag without jamming 3 times. But usually it will jam 2-3 times out of the 6 round mag. The whole gun is pot metal and absolute POS that will bite the bloody heck out of your thumb while shooting. This is the gun you see on COPS all the time being taken from the drug dealers. I half worry about it bowing up. It’s pot metal. It scares me more than Glocks. j/k


JC Higgins 22 revolver. I think it is model 88.
Had no rear sight. I cut a crude one from a piece of scrap metal and shaped it with a file. Drilled a hole in the gun and screwed the rear sight in, which wobbles all over hell. It functions fine. But does not really have a rear sight.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:00:45 AM EDT
Go to a gun show and offer the whole lot to a dealer?

If you pile trash high enough, someone will bite.

Or for more fun, put them inside house walls or time capsules for future generations to enjoy.

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:07:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 7:09:16 AM EDT by Mr45auto]

Originally Posted By SS109:
Go to a gun show and offer the whole lot to a dealer?

If you pile trash high enough, someone will bite.

Or for more fun, put them inside house walls or time capsules for future generations to enjoy.




Inside the walls, bad guy comes in you put your fist through the wall grab the Davis and hand it to him. When he tries to shoot it blows up and kills him.

I gave away an old single shot 12ga once, about 3 years later it came back. It pops open when you fire it I suppose it'll stay in my safe till I expire cause I damned sure aint shootin it.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:14:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 7:14:34 AM EDT by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:

Originally Posted By SS109:
Go to a gun show and offer the whole lot to a dealer?

If you pile trash high enough, someone will bite.

Or for more fun, put them inside house walls or time capsules for future generations to enjoy.




Inside the walls, bad guy comes in you put your fist through the wall grab the Davis and hand it to him. When he tries to shoot it blows up and kills him.

I gave away an old single shot 12ga once, about 3 years later it came back. It pops open when you fire it I suppose it'll stay in my safe till I expire cause I damned sure aint shootin it.




The mental image of that is priceless.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:18:19 AM EDT
I enjoyed cutting up crap like that. The smell of hot metal and a carbon blade is good!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:20:09 AM EDT
why not give the 22 away to a new shooter?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:23:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 7:24:01 AM EDT by mjohn3006]

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
why not give the 22 away to a new shooter?



I would if it had a rear site. it does not really have one. The one on there is lightly held on with a screw that partially obstucts. It wobbles, and is crooked.

Not really the best platform for a new shooter.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:24:08 AM EDT

Put on latex gloves.

Disassemble pistols as much as possible and clean thoroughly.

Wipe down ammo and load.

Drop weapons in separate ziploc bags.

Result: Two perfect throw-down pieces. (This is assuming there isn't a 4473 attached, of course.



Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:24:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Put on latex gloves.

Disassemble pistols as much as possible and clean thoroughly.

Wipe down ammo and load.

Drop weapons in separate ziploc bags.

Result: Two perfect throw-down pieces. (This is assuming there isn't a 4473 attached, of course.






22 no
380 yes
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:24:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
why not give the 22 away to a new shooter?



I would if it had a rear site. it does not really have one. The one on there is lightly held on with a screw that partially obstucts. It wobbles, and is crooked.

Not really the best platform for a new shooter.



ill pay shipping!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:25:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Put on latex gloves.

Disassemble pistols as much as possible and clean thoroughly.

Wipe down ammo and load.

Drop weapons in separate ziploc bags.

Result: Two perfect throw-down pieces. (This is assuming there isn't a 4473 attached, of course.






thats not a bad idea
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:45:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr45auto:
Aint got a Marlin model 60 hiding there do ya? ( need parts!)



Here's some
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:34:41 AM EDT
Ok, I'm dying of curiosity, what guns are so crappy that you are willing to dump them?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:44:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DarkKnight:
Ok, I'm dying of curiosity, what guns are so crappy that you are willing to dump them?




Reading is fun and educational!



Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Davis P380. 380acp.
My first handgun. I think I have managed to get it to feed a 6 round mag without jamming 3 times. But usually it will jam 2-3 times out of the 6 round mag. The whole gun is pot metal and absolute POS that will bite the bloody heck out of your thumb while shooting. This is the gun you see on COPS all the time being taken from the drug dealers. I half worry about it bowing up. It’s pot metal. It scares me more than Glocks. j/k


JC Higgins 22 revolver. I think it is model 88.
Had no rear sight. I cut a crude one from a piece of scrap metal and shaped it with a file. Drilled a hole in the gun and screwed the rear sight in, which wobbles all over hell. It functions fine. But does not really have a rear sight.

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:52:44 AM EDT
take them to a gunshow and sell them to a dealer dirt cheap, you will get more from a gunshow vendor than from a gunstore, you wont get a lot but you will get more than if you brought it to a pawn shop

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:53:29 AM EDT
There has to be an arfcommer in VA that'll take 'em off your hands for $20 each. Hell if I lived in VA I would.

The very idea of selling them to a buyback program is disgusting to me and I am saddened greatly that anyone on this board would even consider it. The principle of selling a gun (regardless of how worthless it is) to allow it to be destroyed in my opinion is just about the worst thing that a gun owner and second amendment advocate could do. Especially that .22 since it works.

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:58:30 AM EDT
I think I'll just put them on the EE here.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 8:59:57 AM EDT
come on do the right thing, sell it to a member of DU. they will never know its bad, heck they'll never shoot it.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:00:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
There has to be an arfcommer in VA that'll take 'em off your hands for $20 each. Hell if I lived in VA I would.

The very idea of selling them to a buyback program is disgusting to me and I am saddened greatly that anyone on this board would even consider it. The principle of selling a gun (regardless of how worthless it is) to allow it to be destroyed in my opinion is just about the worst thing that a gun owner and second amendment advocate could do. Especially that .22 since it works.




very true. when you see their claims the next day of "we kept XX guns out of the hands of children, so the world is safer" you can rest assured that it was YOUR gun that was going to make the world a more dangerous place unless you turned it in
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:09:11 AM EDT
If you do decide to get rid of them, please IM me. My father owns one of those .380s that for some odd reason he is very attached too, and it is in DIRE need of new parts =)


Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
I think I'll just put them on the EE here.

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:12:51 AM EDT
Is there a gun smith school around your area?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 10:25:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
why not give the 22 away to a new shooter?



I would if it had a rear site. it does not really have one. The one on there is lightly held on with a screw that partially obstucts. It wobbles, and is crooked.

Not really the best platform for a new shooter.




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