Old guns we just inherited.

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    Old guns we just inherited.

    Colt 'Wild Bill' Hickok - Lawman Series .22lr revolver.
    Cased, unfired.

    NAA .22 short Derringer.
    Cased, unfired.

    J.Stevens A&T Co .32 Long Rimfire rifle.
    Used but great condition. One box of ammo.

    Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. Bay State 12 Gauge.
    Used but great condition.

    My wife was given all these when she was born and kept them with her Dad, they are her heirloom pieces. I'm sure they are nothing to get excited about for any of you real collectors but they represent family history to her. For example the shotgun was bought by her Grandfather when he was a boy, that was in the Depression. He cleaned bricks at a rate of 10c per 1000 and saved $10 to buy the gun he wanted. People just don't do that these days. We're going to honor him by holding onto it and looking after it.

    No pictures as I just got them, they're going straight into the safe too, no range time with these. I know that's not right but I'll reassess it later. My reasoning is that the pistols are in unfired condition and should remain so, the rifle is a defunct caliber and the shotgun deserves respect.

    Hopefully someone remembers owning one of these.

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    You are doing the right thing. Honoring family heirlooms is a duty and privilege. And you are right, people just don't do that these days. Those were the days of iron men and wooden ships. Nowdays it's iron ships and wooden men (of course, except for those on this forum, ladies included.)
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    Very neat 0.02.. My husband, though he will be very sad at the circumstances, is going to inherit quite a large weapons cash when his father passes away.

    I think my brother and I are going to have to duke it out for my father's collection (just kidding).

    It's so nice for those types of things to be passed on to caring, loving people, who will honor their memory and not try to sell it for the money they can get to buy even more worthless and trivial things.

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    how about some pics?

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    The only digital camera I have is the one mounted on my Mac, it isn't well suited to taking pictures of long guns but I'll see what I can do later.

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    I was discussing just this - heirloom stuff - with a guy at a shoot today. He had an old .25 rim fire!

    I feel that actual value re collectibles is academic really - the value is totally within the piece's history and place in a family. It is so good to see when these are kept and cherished.
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