The only guns I will NEVER part with are the heirloom stuff, the rest is pretty much replaceable
Not the best picture, but the 1923 Commercial Luger in 7.65 Luger isn't going anywhere, been in my family since before WW2. I reload for it, and occasionally shoot it during show and tell sessions.
The top Colt SAA in .45Colt, same story been in my family for 4 generations:
AH Fox 20GA SxS that's been in my family forever, 4 generations have learned to shoot with this gun. About 12 years ago I had it restored and upgraded by Doug Turnbull (took close to 2 years). Went to a stockmaker and had the gun fit to me while wearing my favorite upland coat for the measurements:
I have quite a few that don't get shot much. They are mostly Family guns That I will pass on when the time comes. I have a Colt 25 auto that was owned by a Great Great Aunt. She was a Cook in the Alaskan Mining camps. It was well carried in a Crown Royal bag. I have the bag too. My Great Grandmothers gun was a Walther PP, It was left at her house by a former boyfriend. [ evidently his wife wouldn't let him retrieve it!] And I have a few that belonged to moms Cowboy uncles. They don't get shot much because they are in 44-40 and 38-40. I just don't have much ammo for them. I also have a few old guns that were made for Black Powder cartridges that don't get shot much either. All of them shoot well enough, I just don't! DR
I've got a couple that were passed down from my grandfathers. One is a black powder cartridge 12 gauge double barreled shotgun handmade in London in 1853. My grandfather got it from the local constable in the 1920s. Another is an Iver Johnson 38 S&W caliber break top revolver that he got from a Boston Police Officer.
A 1914 P-08 Luger in 9mm. Used in both World Wars. Was able to trace the serial a few years back. Was taken off of a dead German officer and brought back to the US. My father bought it in 1963 from the son of the man who brought it back.
I wish there had been a gun guy before my Pop so I would have cool stuff. All my gear is pretty newish built at least since early 80s. all my handguns are newer then 2005 so I don't have any non shooters. a few years ago I let me Remington Rand 1911 go back to the owner before me. maybe some day my grand kids will have some cool stuff to show off and not shoot if I don't take it all with me on the burning long boat to Valhalla.
I shoot all of my guns but rarely shoot the first pistol I ever bought. My KP90DC is a soft shooting tack driver but I rarely shoot it because 45 ACP costs too much IMO and I pretty much never carry the gun. But it was my first so it isn't going anywhere.
This isn't my personal gun but that is pretty much what it looks like.
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