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Aug 10, 2019 - 1:01:30 PM
69862 posts since 5/9/2007

I don't hunt anymore and am thinking of getting rid of the 81 and the Browning 16 ga.
Probably keep the .22 magnum for the occasional rat or rabid "whatever".

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:10:51 PM

tomrice

USA

319 posts since 9/9/2005

Check out gunbuyer.com and Armslist to get an idea of how much they might bring in. With gunbuyer you need to know someone with a FFL who will generally charge a small fee if you decide to sell them anywhere across the country. I'm currently considering doing the same, needing to lighten the load.

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:15:58 PM

1161 posts since 7/14/2004

Same situation here. Gave up hunting long ago. Slowly selling my collection of beloved Smith revolvers, many of them 50 years old and unfired. Comes a time when you just have to let some things go. Still looking to buy 1917 Enfields however. Prices are still rising on these old war relics and they are a good investment.

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:24:21 PM

2780 posts since 9/13/2018

I’ll give ya 20 bucks for that sweet 16

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:27:35 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

23187 posts since 8/3/2003

I had a 9mm that I couldn't pull back to cock because the spring was just too tight. Also, difficult to put bullets in. I went to a local gun show here and instead of selling it or putting it on consignment to sell, I traded it for a .32 6 shot revolver. Much easier to load, cock and shoot. The 9mm was Dave's and he could handle it but it was just too difficult for me.

Anyway, are there any gun shows in your area? Might check out either trading it for something you could use, putting it on consignment to sell or just seeing if someone would purchase what you want to sell.

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:31 PM
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heavy5

USA

933 posts since 11/3/2016

Same here Steve , I no longer hunt , which used to be a huge part of my life . I don't think our 3 kids are suffering having been subject to LOTS of venison . One gun I sold , only because a good friend of my son wanted it was a Winchester 22 magnum pump & have regretted it for the same reasons you may keep your magnum . Probably shouldn't mention this but I was a bit of an outlaw deer hunter going out just before gun season w/ my 16 ga Ithaca deer slayer . That shotgun was near as good as a rifle for accuracy & accomplished some amazing long shots .
Speaking of banjos & venison , I sold an old open back banjo I had advertised in Mugwumps to Mike Seeger & he drove up from NYC to pick it up . We had dinner & he commented how good the meat was but nearly choked when I told him it was venison . You never know ?

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:38:50 PM
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heavy5

USA

933 posts since 11/3/2016

quote:
Originally posted by Sheenjack

Same situation here. Gave up hunting long ago. Slowly selling my collection of beloved Smith revolvers, many of them 50 years old and unfired. Comes a time when you just have to let some things go. Still looking to buy 1917 Enfields however. Prices are still rising on these old war relics and they are a good investment.


We just returned from the Cariboo region of BC visiting family & one of our daughters goats just had twins  , so what to name them ?  I suggested Smith & Wesson & everyone accepted it :o) 

Aug 10, 2019 - 2:16:31 PM

2780 posts since 9/13/2018

Better than Heckler & Koch!

Aug 10, 2019 - 2:25:22 PM
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52170 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5
quote:
Originally posted by Sheenjack

Same situation here. Gave up hunting long ago. Slowly selling my collection of beloved Smith revolvers, many of them 50 years old and unfired. Comes a time when you just have to let some things go. Still looking to buy 1917 Enfields however. Prices are still rising on these old war relics and they are a good investment.


We just returned from the Cariboo region of BC visiting family & one of our daughters goats just had twins  , so what to name them ?  I suggested Smith & Wesson & everyone accepted it :o) 


I thought "SMITH & WESSON" was a VERY manly drink, served (of course) in a SHOT glass.

One licorice cough drop ( SMITH) and an ounce of cooking oil (WESSON)

AND

Aug 10, 2019 - 3:51:16 PM
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DC5

USA

6749 posts since 6/30/2015

Been thinking along the same lines. Keep the 2 pistols, and maybe the double barrel, sell the rest and pick up a .22 for plinking.

Aug 10, 2019 - 4:56:55 PM

69862 posts since 5/9/2007

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

Same here Steve , I no longer hunt , which used to be a huge part of my life . I don't think our 3 kids are suffering having been subject to LOTS of venison . One gun I sold , only because a good friend of my son wanted it was a Winchester 22 magnum pump & have regretted it for the same reasons you may keep your magnum . Probably shouldn't mention this but I was a bit of an outlaw deer hunter going out just before gun season w/ my 16 ga Ithaca deer slayer . That shotgun was near as good as a rifle for accuracy & accomplished some amazing long shots .
Speaking of banjos & venison , I sold an old open back banjo I had advertised in Mugwumps to Mike Seeger & he drove up from NYC to pick it up . We had dinner & he commented how good the meat was but nearly choked when I told him it was venison . You never know ?


A pal of mine has that Ithaca (interchangeable barrels) in 12 ga.Dayglow sight if I remember right.Takes a scope good.

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:02:54 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

12611 posts since 9/27/2007

This is fun off the back deck!

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:57:13 PM

dmiller

USA

23626 posts since 7/22/2007

quote:
Originally posted by yeoldbanjoguy

Better than Heckler & Koch!


Heckler and Koch VP9 is one damn fine pistol - - you need to "wake up and smell the coffee"!  cool

Edited by - dmiller on 08/10/2019 19:59:14

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:08:18 AM
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69862 posts since 5/9/2007

My dream porch gun is an air rifle hooked up to my air compressor.

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:15:33 AM
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janolov

Sweden

39734 posts since 3/7/2006

You don't hunt monster lobsters with gun?

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:22:28 AM
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Brian T

Canada

15614 posts since 6/5/2008

I've sold off 10 shotguns to keep a Baikal o/u12 and a Baikal s/s20.
Go for a drive on a nice afternoon to find a few grouse.
Maybe get an invite to go shoot clays at the neighbor's place.
The Savage .22 with Accu-Trigger is the next one to go.

Aug 11, 2019 - 12:01:27 PM
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Mooooo

USA

7083 posts since 8/20/2016

I say don't sell them, rent them, then you can make a nice business card that says "Gun for Hire"

Aug 11, 2019 - 2:42:44 PM
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Brian T

Canada

15614 posts since 6/5/2008

Can't rent guns here. Everybody is just as gunned-up as I was.

Aug 12, 2019 - 6:25:39 AM
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Nels

USA

5623 posts since 12/10/2012

My son never wanted my rifles or shotguns...so my son-in-law got them 18 years ago. I kept my competition pistol and it is stored away...haven't used it in years since I retired in 2001.

Aug 13, 2019 - 2:59:21 PM
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8885 posts since 1/15/2005

Saving a couple of my Browning .22 Automatic rifles for my two grandsons ......... new in the box ..... Belgium made. I think my son will want my others and he can leave them to my grandsons or do whatever he wishes.

Aug 13, 2019 - 9:09:10 PM

18533 posts since 8/17/2008

Sold all my guns about 20 years ago. I wasn't using them and J-Lo hated them. Traded them and my boat to a contractor for some house remodeling.

Aug 14, 2019 - 12:42:03 PM
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69862 posts since 5/9/2007

When I lost all hearing in my left ear I lost the ability to follow a sound such as a deer running out into the alders.Takes the fun out of it and I refuse to lose track of a wounded critter.

Aug 18, 2019 - 12:01:48 AM

stanger

USA

7217 posts since 9/29/2004

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5
quote:
Originally posted by Sheenjack

Same situation here. Gave up hunting long ago. Slowly selling my collection of beloved Smith revolvers, many of them 50 years old and unfired. Comes a time when you just have to let some things go. Still looking to buy 1917 Enfields however. Prices are still rising on these old war relics and they are a good investment.


We just returned from the Cariboo region of BC visiting family & one of our daughters goats just had twins  , so what to name them ?  I suggested Smith & Wesson & everyone accepted it :o) 


We once had 2 draft horse teams on our ranch. One team was named Smith and Wesson, and the other was named Buck and Sullivan, the same as the owners of a local mortuary. We didn't name either team.

regards,

stanger

Aug 18, 2019 - 6:20:19 AM
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RV6

USA

1227 posts since 2/3/2012

quote:
Originally posted by stanger

We once had 2 draft horse teams on our ranch. One team was named Smith and Wesson, and the other was named Buck and Sullivan, the same as the owners of a local mortuary. We didn't name either team.

regards, stanger


I started working at our famiy's feedlot in Nebraska when I was 16 and the old part of the lot had the bunks on the inside of the pens.  (All of the rest were fence line bunks fed with feed trucks.)  We had two teams, two scoop wagons with two men on each wagon and each team scooped 11 tons of feed every morning.    Then, after we were limbered up, went to the hay field and loaded bales from the stacks onto the trucks and hauled them to the grinder shed. 

I scooped feed for four summers.  The first part of the summer was "killer" but by the end of summer, I was in pretty good shape.   I also got to fork a year's accumulation of horse manure out of the barn that housed the 4 draft horses.  Machinery wouldn't fit in the barn.  Every fork full was carried to the front end loader bucket at the entrance.   My grandad worked like a slave to succeed in the cattle business and thought it would be a good idea for me, too.

The four horses died at the same time while I was away at college.  Evidently, one of the hands was tired of scooping.

On topic, I haven't hunted since moving to Wyoming 22 years ago.   I sold my Charles Daley 20 gauge over and under, a Ruger 270 and the Ruger 44 Magnum Blackhawk (the original with fluted cylinders, flat top, 6 1/2 barrel.)  I bought the 44 in Valentine, NE in 1969  for $90 and shot my first deer with it.  I gave the Winchester Model 12, 20 gauge nickle steel that belonged to my grandad to my youngest daughter.   I've got a few handguns and reloading equipment, bullet casting outfit and several thousand cast bullets in 9mm and 45 that I'm in the process of selling.   I shot locally at a steel match for years but haven't shot much since I broke my wrist in 2011.    I'll probably keep my three 1911's for my 3 grandsons.   They live in the Denver area so might not have much use for them.  Sigh.

Edited by - RV6 on 08/18/2019 06:36:56

Aug 18, 2019 - 3:34:28 PM
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stanger

USA

7217 posts since 9/29/2004

It sounds like you and I have lots of tales we could swap, Bob.
I hunted quite a lot when I was young, but these days my eyesight isn't what it once was, and so is my stamina.

There comes a time I think when treasures have to go or they're likely to become just more junk getting in the way. I didn't own very many guns, but I gave them all away to family years ago. If I ever feel the need for any of them, I can go fetch one back. It was time for them to go for me.
regards,
stanger

Aug 18, 2019 - 4:39:57 PM
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figmo59

USA

29193 posts since 3/5/2008

A number of the firearm..I keep are momentous..of past friends....

Most of mine turn inta some kinda project...
It is how I figger out machining skills..

Yes I have buggered a few...
But that only leads to future successes...

They come..n..they go..
One day it will be time for them all to have a new home....

Just like me ..Banjos............




BUT......I AIN'T ..DEAD ..YET..!!! ;0)

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