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    Quote Originally Posted by antares View Post
    I don't collect guns as 'collectables' but have some Colts that may render dollars in excess of the purchase price.

    As such I still have quite a few guns I purchased in order to shoot them or to have them in case of 'national instability'... legal wrangling restricting LE and military calibers etc.

    Other guns came in to the safe via sales from friends who needed money for other more important(to them) guns.
    I could get rid of them but something tells me that I should keep them a little longer.

    A .38 Super.... new law says 'No Military calibers. A .44spl revolver.... the law also says no LE calibers.
    A bolt action, long barreled 12 gauge with sights ..... the liberal commissars start using drones to spy on me.
    Yeah.... that last one is far-fetched.
    Local tax appraisal districts/authorities hire aerial photography flown to pick up new construction in rural areas every year in some places....
    School districts, hopital districts, other taxing authorities all pitch in to spread the cost around
    Drones are probably also in use, but I have no first hand knowledge...
    yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaffee View Post
    I'm missing a U.S. Richards. I've passed on several that were either cut, or other problems. I only get ones that are un-cut and original as far as i can tell.

    I'm in the same boat. Besides the guns, I have collections of old tractors, vintage ag related stuff, old toys, vintage local advertising pieces, books, Western art/statues/relics, Indian stuff, gas and oil, ashtrays, old tools, vintage liquor items and probably more mini-collections of stuff I've forgot. I should buy a wharehouse. I do have my old saloon which I've got a lot of stuff and once it gets organized, I'll have items displayed better. As for the guns, it is darn hard to part with any of them!
    Do you know American Pickers Mike and Frank? You are a true collector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ussmanlovede36 View Post
    Do you know American Pickers Mike and Frank? You are a true collector.
    In my case, that's a fancy word for someone who has too much junk.
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    I say the same thing, I have a lot of junk but some of it’s “worth” very much to fellow junkers . I just never cared much for “junky” Guns or relics, again to each their own. I like some stuff others might not carry home if free lol. I don’t think Mike and Frank are much of junkers, I think they are more about the hunt and find and mostly the profit. They are smart!
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    So I'm guessing at some point you just become the custodian who has to devote a lot of time to maintane the collection properly. I would continue to keep them.
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    This is one of the best threads on here in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaffee View Post
    I've been thinking for a while now, about selling off my guns.
    I just don't have the passion I once did.
    Quote Originally Posted by big_gus View Post
    mostly about the hunt and find.
    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Nothing like holding history in your hand.
    I have read this thread over several times.
    The last quote the most.
    I'm on the edge of going the full monty or cold turkey as it is often said.

    But when I go to the safe and start picking a few....
    They start talking to me.

    Each has it's own secret story of it's past
    and the story of how it ended up in my care.

    I'm not a deep pocket player especially now that i'm retired
    yet sometimes I tangled with the big boys because I had to have
    that certain special pistol.
    Nobody is going to pay what I did and what they are worth to me.

    So back in the safe they go.

    My son and daughter have no interest in them,
    when I'm gone it wont mater to me either.

    Damn.
    Nothing like holding history in your hand he said.
    and so it goes.



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    They are just things. If they aren't giving you pleasure, sell them. Take the dough and go on a cruise or take a trip to someplace you've always wanted to go.

    I'm thinking of emptying my safe and taking a trip to India. I've always wanted to go to India. Maybe when I'm on my deathbed I'll think fondly on that trip. I doubt I'll be thinking of the safe full of guns I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayb View Post
    Local tax appraisal districts/authorities hire aerial photography flown to pick up new construction in rural areas every year in some places....
    School districts, hopital districts, other taxing authorities all pitch in to spread the cost around
    Drones are probably also in use, but I have no first hand knowledge...
    yet...

    rayb
    Next door neighbors kid has a drone, flew it over my property once. Haven't seen it since he saw me standing outside with my shotgun, smart kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homerfan View Post
    They are just things. If they aren't giving you pleasure, sell them. Take the dough and go on a cruise or take a trip to someplace you've always wanted to go.

    I'm thinking of emptying my safe and taking a trip to India. I've always wanted to go to India. Maybe when I'm on my deathbed I'll think fondly on that trip. I doubt I'll be thinking of the safe full of guns I had.
    They still give me great pleasure, I guess I just don't get the same thrill anymore. Maybe I have pretty much all i want. At any rate, I'd never sell to finance a trip, there's nowhere overseas I need to see and only a few places left in the states I'd like to see. although Costa Rica or Belize or similar is tempting for full retirement if the need arises. On my deathbed, I'll probably be thinking of my guns and tractors
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