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    I don't have enough guns to sell any (only have 7). Only sold one that was given to me a few years ago -- a Taurus revo that was junk.
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    I don't collect guns. I have 5 at the moment that each fill a specific role. If I want to buy one, I'll generally sell one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ParsonBrown View Post
    Keep or Say Goodbye?

    Which camp do you fall into and why?

    Do you pretty much keep all the guns you acquire, even if you don't carry them anymore (I would make an exception for inherited guns etc)?

    Or...if they have fallen out of the rotation, or whatever, you part ways with them.

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    If a given piece doesn't work well, and can't be made to work well, or I don't shoot it well, it's trade fodder. (There are other reasons to hold on to something, but I have no historic guns, and few sentimental legacy ones, and nothing with much collector value. "Was it Hitler's gun, or your father's?")

    My collection (accumulation, hoard) is in constant slow churn. I currently have only one handgun that I acquired before the turn of the century.
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    If it's a gun I like and shoot well, it stays. If I don't like it, it's gone. There are a couple that I should not have sold, that I probably could shoot reasonably well today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    If it's a gun I like and shoot well, it stays. If I don't like it, it's gone. There are a couple that I should not have sold, that I probably could shoot reasonably well today.
    ^^^THIS!^^^
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    I have gotten rid of a bunch. I either wasnít shooting them, or wanted something else. I still have a pretty good collection and not everything gets shot. But, I have reasons for keeping what I have.


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    I've sold/traded-away guns that were bought from foolishness and/or inexperience. I've sold/traded-away guns because I "fell in love" with expensive guns that I couldn't otherwise afford. I've sold/traded-away guns that are now worth 2-3 (5-7?) times what I paid to buy them. I've sold/traded-away guns to finance a single, very interesting gun project.
    Oh! And I melted one Taurus into a pile of molten steel & plastic because I got...GENUINELY peeved.

    (But I've kept a few that make me very, VERY happy!)
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    I have every gun that I bought in the last 50 years. It's just now starting to be a problem finding space for them. Not that I have that many, just not much space. I have firearms I haven't fired in 30 years, but can't get myself to sell any of them. I seem to have too many good memories attached to each one.
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    I had to sell all mine after a surprise second divorce years ago. I will never sell another, even if I hate it. Of course, I don't have any guns, just here for research.
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    Iíve sold and traded many guns over the years. But the guns that were given to me as gifts will never go anywhere.
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    I suspect that my gun count is teensy compared to some of the accomplished collectors hereabouts.

    That said, my "kids" (veterans, both) will eventually receive them, and I'm sure that they will remain in their competent hands.

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    I used to keep them. Then felt I had too many to care for. I sold a few. Now at 67 years old Iím giving some away to family that would inherit them when I die. I donít think Iím going to die soon but, I donít need more than six or ten guns and Iím only keeping maybe five to ten thousand rounds of ammo.
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    You got to know when to hold them and you got to know when to fold them. I have never made much money on selling used guns. Usually I hold on to them.
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    I found myself in a situation years ago where I needed to raise some fast cash. I sold all but two heirlooms. NEVER AGAIN

    I buy and collect what appeals to me, much like people collect artwork. Some get shot less than others but that's OK. I still like them for their aesthetic value.
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    I sold two about 20 years ago I wish now I had not.

    I have a few I could get rid of tomorrow and wouldn't miss at all, but most I intend to keep.
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