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    Ever want to quit?

    I've been thinking for a while now, about selling off my guns. I just don't have the passion I once did. I've got other interests and hobbies that are almost as expensive and need to make a decision. Just too many irons in the fire. Now, I wouldn't sell them all, the problem is I don't know if I could decide. I'm afraid I'd have to keep most of them for one reason or another and not gain anything. There's only one conversion I need to round out the set and I want an original engraved Henry and a factory engraved SAA. That's it. I think I have every thing else I could want. I'm talking around 3-400 guns, worth, I'm conservatively estimating at 3-400k. Old West history was and is my first love and the prospect of getting rid of them is rough. On top of that, I've got all kinds of related stuff, from leather, artifacts, gun paraphernalia, reloading, Randal knife collection, big game mounts, saloon and an old jail. Is this a mid-life crisis? Have I lost my mind? Thoughts?
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    If you can afford your other hobbies without selling your guns, I'd say keep and enjoy them. Maybe sell the related stuff.
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    Thanks for the input Tim. I can afford it all, but just get overwhelmed. I will go hard at one thing for a couple months and then full speed at another, etc. Old tractors, Toyota 4x4's, old Chevy's, old toys, etc....maybe I have that Attention Deficit Disorder.
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    The want and needs vary, I went through a period of saving for my daughters college fund, along with the Clinton era and did not buy many firearms, now years later I wish I hadn't stop buying then. But there might be a time when it is a good time to sell, evaluate your collection and think about what makes sense to sell. You might want to touch base with Bob Rayburn as he sold many of his Woodsmens, a few years ago. PS you have many nice firearms, let me know first ! Craig
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    I'm currently trying to sell off everything but the necessary guns. Just lost interest, and want to move on to a new hobby.
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    Sold my 1976 Toyota Landcruiser w/ 76000 original miles on it (not as pristine as it sounds, a WI truck) back in 2015. Didn't have the time or the funds to mess with it anymore. My son was 7 at the time. Man do I miss that truck!!! Keep your guns!!! Sheesh every damn kid is on Ritalin these days for ADD, sneak into the local middle school and have somebody hook you up!!! Or ask your doctor. Another thing I've learned is if you send guns to me, I become a really great friend!!!
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    I do that too. Vintage racing. Old Healys. Old guns. Old guitars. Bikes. Fly tying. Had a purge around age 50. Four guitars. One Healey. One old Harley. One new bike. 30 guns. Felt good actually. It was starting to burden me. Do it with care though.
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    Years ago the “Old Man” looked at all my stuff. He said that some day I would be sorry. He told me to sell all this crap, but keep what I can’t live without. Did I listen? Nooooo!
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    I only own around 50 or so firearms. Iíve thought about selling some of my dedicated deer rifles but itís hard to do it. For all practical purposes I havenít deer hunted in about 13 years. A friend of my mine wants me to hunt with him on his property but it wonít be with modern rifles. It will be with my 1885 Winchester 45-70 made in 1889, a replica 1873 Winchester, and a 94 Winchester made in 1949 I got in the early 1960s. Donít care a lot if I get a deer or not but I probably will and then Iíll have a dead deer to fool with.

    I donít own what I call Collectable guns like many on the forum. I once thought about about selling my sentimental Luger and 1917 Enfield thinking no family member would think of them as much as I do. What do you know, my 12 yo grandson is interested in World War history and he got all excited when my son informed him I have a German Luger. He has since fired it so that one is a no sale as well as the 1917. Also thereís a couple that my granddaughter has laid claim to. In fact today I bought her a Savage Muddy Girl 243 with the pink camo stock she was wanting, ugh. Iíll surprise her with it tomorrow. Oh, she wasnít interested in my Ruger 77 International 243. Wife donít like me selling or trading my firearms, I just need to learn and not buy any more.

    So I can understand the difficulty in selling life old dreams.

    Joe
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    The only thing I've ever wanted to quit is paying taxes.

    To me it appears you are just having to much fun.

    Keep it all if you can afford it, just play in one sand box till you get bored and then move over to the next.

    Enjoy it all, if not I'm first in on the guns.
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