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@CoElkHunter My wife didn't hunt till our first trip to Africa, the ladies in camp convinced her she should hunt a Impala and as they say the rest is history. Where we went last year the pool was heated. Swimming in the rivers isn't a safe option. I have a few family members that quilt, embroidery, knit, and weave and those machines a pricey, so you should have some room for a African safari and a couple guns. Just make sure you pick up some fabric to bring back with you as her trophy
 

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I tackled the doubles, won't even try the bolt guns as my memory isn't that good but the single shots should be manageable.
* Still own
*Ruger #1 7x57
*Ruger #1 9.3x74
*ruger #1 450/400
*Ruger #1 475 Linebaugh
* Danish rolling block 50/90
* REM rolling block 40/65
*HR Buffalo classic 45/70
*HR classic 45/100
*TC Encore with 9.3x74, 405Win,416 Rigby, 6.5x55 barrels
*12 bore muzzle loader
Ruger #1 45/70 x3
Ruger #1 500 NE
Ruger #1 416 Rigby
Ruger #1 458 WM
Ballard 38/55
Stevens 44 1/2 32/40
HB buffalo classic 38/55
REM rolling block 43 Spanish
Ruger #1 270
Marlin 22LR x2
HR handi 45/70
HR handi 300 blackout
HR handi 243
C Sharps 405 win
Sharps 45/70 45/110
TC Contender carbine 50/70, 7x30, 30/30
Muzzloaders 45, 50, 54 cal
 

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I tackled the doubles, won't even try the bolt guns as my memory isn't that good but the single shots should be manageable.
* Still own
*Ruger #1 7x57
*Ruger #1 9.3x74
*ruger #1 450/400
*Ruger #1 475 Linebaugh
* Danish rolling block 50/90
* REM rolling block 40/65
*HR Buffalo classic 45/70
*HR classic 45/100
*TC Encore with 9.3x74, 405Win,416 Rigby, 6.5x55 barrels
*12 bore muzzle loader
Ruger #1 45/70 x3
Ruger #1 500 NE
Ruger #1 416 Rigby
Ruger #1 458 WM
Ballard 38/55
Stevens 44 1/2 32/40
HB buffalo classic 38/55
REM rolling block 43 Spanish
Ruger #1 270
Marlin 22LR x2
HR handi 45/70
HR handi 300 blackout
HR handi 243
C Sharps 405 win
Sharps 45/70 45/110
TC Contender carbine 50/70, 7x30, 30/30
Muzzloaders 45, 50, 54 cal
Impressive! You actually have/had a .416 Rigby which Toby didn’t list/have (yet?). Ha! Ha!
 

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@CoElkHunter My wife didn't hunt till our first trip to Africa, the ladies in camp convinced her she should hunt a Impala and as they say the rest is history. Where we went last year the pool was heated. Swimming in the rivers isn't a safe option. I have a few family members that quilt, embroidery, knit, and weave and those machines a pricey, so you should have some room for a African safari and a couple guns. Just make sure you pick up some fabric to bring back with you as her trophy
Yeah, I was just being facetious about the pool and river. Although, if someone was hunting crocs, a decoy might work? Ha! Ha! Anyway, I told my wife if she ever got tired of sewing/quilting, maybe the guy (Toby) with the 214 guns at one time, might want to trade a few rifles for her long arm machine? He could then learn to sew and create his own signature line of African Safari clothing! He could have the machine Cerakoted to protect it from the humidity where he lives, and could mount a low power scope on it facing the needle for better resolution? The only question with mounting the scope would be fixed rings and mounts or QR style rings? It would be his choice of course! Ha! Ha! Ha!
 

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I never ever sold a rifle,....what did I wrong?

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I haven’t sold many, given away more than I’ve ever sold. As they say, give a man a deer and feed him for a month or two, give him a rifle so he can hunt and his wife will hate you til the day you die. Or something like that.
 

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I have a buddy that had a drug habit. His wife took the checkbook away and the only way he could get any money out of her was to convince her he was buying another gun. She thought having a gun hobby was better than a drug habit. So he would buy new guns, shoot them a little if at all, and them sell them to me at a big loss for cash so he could fund his drug habit..... She finally caught on and divorced him. He went to rehab and cleaned up....I sure miss those days :ROFLMAO:
 

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For you fellow gun nuts such as I. Here's an approximate list of firearms I have owned over the years. I'm sure I've missed a few, but this is a very close estimate. I'm sure these are rookie numbers for some of you, so let's see your list!

470 NE Merkel Double x 1

458 Win Mag
Win 70 x 4
Ruger No 1 x 1
Rem 798 x 1

458 Lott
Dakota 76 x 1
Ruger No 1 x 1

45/70
Marlin 1895 x 4
Sharpes x 1
Ruger No 1 x 1
T/C Contender Barrel x 1
Winchester 86 x 2
Winchester 95 x 1

454 Casull
Freedom Arms 83 x 4

45 Long Colt
Ruger Blackhawk x5
BFR x 1
Winchester 92 x 1

45 ACP
Thompson 1911 x 1
Kimber 1911 x 2
Glock 21 x 1
Sig 1911 X 1
Springfield XD x 1

44 Mag/Special
S&W x 7
Ruger Blackhawk x 3 =46
Ruger M77/44 x 2
TC Contender barrel × 3
Freedom Arms 44 Special x1

41 Mag
Ruger Blackhawk x 2

416 Rem Mag
Sako AV x 1
Win 70 x 1

416 Ruger
Ruger M77 x 3

405 Win
Winchester 95 x 1

40 S&W
Browning High power x 1
Springfield XD x 1

10mm
Springfield Armory 1911 x1
Kimber 1911 x 1
Sig P220 x 2
Glock 40 x 2

9.3x62
Sako M85 x 1
Zastava x 1

375 H&H
Sako M75/85 x 3
Kimber 8400 x 2
Remington 700 x 2
Weatherby MKV x 1
Montana 1999 x 1
Winchester 70 x 1

375 Ruger
Ruger M77 x 1

35 Whelen
Ruger M77 x 1 = 82

358 win
Savage 99 x 1

35 Rem
Marlin 336 x 4
T/C Contender barrel x 1

357 Mag
S&W x 6
Ruger Blackhawk x 2
Ruger GP100 x 1
Ruger Service Six x 1
TC Contender barrel x 2

38 Special
S&W x 2 =102

9mm
Glock x 3
Ruger x 1

380
Taurus x 1

8mm Mauser
M98 x 1

30/06
Ruger M77 x 1
Sako 75 x 1
Rem 700 x 1
Win 70 x 1
Rem 742 x 1
Savage 110 x 1

308 Win
Kimber 84 x 2
Tikka T3 x 1
Rem 700 x 1
TC Encore barrel x 2
Ithaca LS-55 x 1
BROWNING A Bolt x 1

300 Weatherby
Weatherby MKV x 1

300 WM
Weatherby MKV x 1

30/30
TC Contender barrel x 2
Marlin 336 x 1
Win 94 x 2

300 BO
TC contender barrel x 3
Kimber 84 x 1
CZ 527 x 1
Remington 7 x 1

7mm Mag
Rem 700 x 1
Weatherby MKV x 1
Savage 110 x 1
Winchester 70 x 2

7mm Mauser
Ruger No 1 x 2 = 139

280 Remington
Ruger M77 x 1

7mm/08
TC Encore barrel x 1
Kimber 84 x 1
Rem 7 x 1

270 Winchester
Sako AV x 1
Winchester 70 x 2

260 Rem
Browning A Bolt x 1

25/06
TC Encore x 1

243 Win
Rem 700 x 2

223 Rem
Browning A bolt x 1
Rem 700 x 1
Rem 7 x 1
Savage x 1
Weatherby Vanguard x 1
TC Contender barrel x 3
CZ 527 x 1
SS Pistol x 1

22 Hornet
Ruger 77/22 x 2
TC Contender barrel x 1

22 mag
Marlin Bolt Action x 1
NAA Pistol x 1

22 LR
Remington Speedmaster x 1
Ruger 10/22 x 3
Ruger MK 2 x 3
Ruger Single Six x 1
CZ 452 x 2
CZ 455 x 1
Marlin Bolt Action x 2
Beretta Pistol x 2
Browning Buck Mark x 1
TC Contender barrel x 1
Browning Lever Action x 1
RG 22 Short Revolver × 1
Colt New Frontier 22 LR Revolver x 1

17 HMR
Savage Bolt Action x 1 =186

10 Ga Shotgun
Browning BPS x 1

12 Ga Shotguns
BROWNING BPS x 2
Remington 870 x 2
REM 1100 X 1
REM 1187 X 1
Winchester 1300 x 1
Moroku Double x 1
Benelli x 2
Franchi Alcione O/U x 1
NEF Slug Single Shot × 1

20 Ga Shotguns
NEF Single Barrel x 1
Winchester Single Barrel x 1

410 Shotguns
TC Contender barrel x 1
TC Encore barrel x 1

Black Powder/Muzzle Loader
TC Renegade 50 Cal × 2
TC Firehawk 50 Cal × 1
TC Omega 50 Cal x 2 =208
TC Omega 45 Cal × 1
TC Strike 50 Cal × 1
Knight Wolverine 50 Cal x 1
CVA 12 Ga Double Shotgun x 1
Ruger 45 Cap & Ball Revolver x 1
CVA 45 Muzzle Loading Pistol x 1

214 Total (Approximately)
Maybe a foolish question from an inexperienced simpleton but 10 .375 rifles? You obviously like the caliber so why so many different rifles?
 

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1) " Old Belgian " 12 Bore double barreled side by side shot gun , equipped with 3 inch chambers , double triggers , extractors and 28 inch barrels ( A fully choked left barrel , and a modified choked right barrel ) .
2) .22 Long Rifle calibre Voere brand semi automatic rifle .
3) 12 Bore German Wischo brand semi automatic shot gun , equipped with 3 inch chamber , and choke tubes .
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Indian Ordinance Factories 12 Bore DBBL Gun - Sold
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.375 Holland & Holland Magnum ( side by side Double Rifle , built by John Rigby & Co. ) - Never personally owned . Only lent by a Forest Department Officer for use , between 1973 and 1975 .
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7 millimeter Remington Magnum ( Custom job by Mr. Jim Zahm of Oregon , USA ) .
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William Wellington Greener 12 Bore Wildfowl Gun - Sold after Improved modified choke right barrel developed a bulge .
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German GECO 12 Bore Side By Side Shotgun .
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Maybe a foolish question from an inexperienced simpleton but 10 .375 rifles? You obviously like the caliber so why so many different rifles?
375 is definitely one of my favorite rifles calibers. I still have two of the rifles mentioned. So I sold the rest to chase some other flavor of the day at the time. So far I've been able to talk myself into not buying another gun safe, so when it gets full, I have to purge a few to make room for newer and more interesting things.
 

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375 is definitely one of my favorite rifles calibers. I still have two of the rifles mentioned. So I sold the rest to chase some other flavor of the day at the time. So far I've been able to talk myself into not buying another gun safe, so when it gets full, I have to purge a few to make room for newer and more interesting things.
Now I understand. I don't sell my guns but do trade up from time to time.
 
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For you fellow gun nuts such as I. Here's an approximate list of firearms I have owned over the years. I'm sure I've missed a few, but this is a very close estimate. I'm sure these are rookie numbers for some of you, so let's see your list!

470 NE Merkel Double x 1

458 Win Mag
Win 70 x 4
Ruger No 1 x 1
Rem 798 x 1

458 Lott
Dakota 76 x 1
Ruger No 1 x 1

45/70
Marlin 1895 x 4
Sharpes x 1
Ruger No 1 x 1
T/C Contender Barrel x 1
Winchester 86 x 2
Winchester 95 x 1

454 Casull
Freedom Arms 83 x 4

45 Long Colt
Ruger Blackhawk x5
BFR x 1
Winchester 92 x 1

45 ACP
Thompson 1911 x 1
Kimber 1911 x 2
Glock 21 x 1
Sig 1911 X 1
Springfield XD x 1

44 Mag/Special
S&W x 7
Ruger Blackhawk x 3 =46
Ruger M77/44 x 2
TC Contender barrel × 3
Freedom Arms 44 Special x1

41 Mag
Ruger Blackhawk x 2

416 Rem Mag
Sako AV x 1
Win 70 x 1

416 Ruger
Ruger M77 x 3

405 Win
Winchester 95 x 1

40 S&W
Browning High power x 1
Springfield XD x 1

10mm
Springfield Armory 1911 x1
Kimber 1911 x 1
Sig P220 x 2
Glock 40 x 2

9.3x62
Sako M85 x 1
Zastava x 1

375 H&H
Sako M75/85 x 3
Kimber 8400 x 2
Remington 700 x 2
Weatherby MKV x 1
Montana 1999 x 1
Winchester 70 x 1

375 Ruger
Ruger M77 x 1

35 Whelen
Ruger M77 x 1 = 82

358 win
Savage 99 x 1

35 Rem
Marlin 336 x 4
T/C Contender barrel x 1

357 Mag
S&W x 6
Ruger Blackhawk x 2
Ruger GP100 x 1
Ruger Service Six x 1
TC Contender barrel x 2

38 Special
S&W x 2 =102

9mm
Glock x 3
Ruger x 1

380
Taurus x 1

8mm Mauser
M98 x 1

30/06
Ruger M77 x 1
Sako 75 x 1
Rem 700 x 1
Win 70 x 1
Rem 742 x 1
Savage 110 x 1

308 Win
Kimber 84 x 2
Tikka T3 x 1
Rem 700 x 1
TC Encore barrel x 2
Ithaca LS-55 x 1
BROWNING A Bolt x 1

300 Weatherby
Weatherby MKV x 1

300 WM
Weatherby MKV x 1

30/30
TC Contender barrel x 2
Marlin 336 x 1
Win 94 x 2

300 BO
TC contender barrel x 3
Kimber 84 x 1
CZ 527 x 1
Remington 7 x 1

7mm Mag
Rem 700 x 1
Weatherby MKV x 1
Savage 110 x 1
Winchester 70 x 2

7mm Mauser
Ruger No 1 x 2 = 139

280 Remington
Ruger M77 x 1

7mm/08
TC Encore barrel x 1
Kimber 84 x 1
Rem 7 x 1

270 Winchester
Sako AV x 1
Winchester 70 x 2

260 Rem
Browning A Bolt x 1

25/06
TC Encore x 1

243 Win
Rem 700 x 2

223 Rem
Browning A bolt x 1
Rem 700 x 1
Rem 7 x 1
Savage x 1
Weatherby Vanguard x 1
TC Contender barrel x 3
CZ 527 x 1
SS Pistol x 1

22 Hornet
Ruger 77/22 x 2
TC Contender barrel x 1

22 mag
Marlin Bolt Action x 1
NAA Pistol x 1

22 LR
Remington Speedmaster x 1
Ruger 10/22 x 3
Ruger MK 2 x 3
Ruger Single Six x 1
CZ 452 x 2
CZ 455 x 1
Marlin Bolt Action x 2
Beretta Pistol x 2
Browning Buck Mark x 1
TC Contender barrel x 1
Browning Lever Action x 1
RG 22 Short Revolver × 1
Colt New Frontier 22 LR Revolver x 1

17 HMR
Savage Bolt Action x 1 =186

10 Ga Shotgun
Browning BPS x 1

12 Ga Shotguns
BROWNING BPS x 2
Remington 870 x 2
REM 1100 X 1
REM 1187 X 1
Winchester 1300 x 1
Moroku Double x 1
Benelli x 2
Franchi Alcione O/U x 1
NEF Slug Single Shot × 1

20 Ga Shotguns
NEF Single Barrel x 1
Winchester Single Barrel x 1

410 Shotguns
TC Contender barrel x 1
TC Encore barrel x 1

Black Powder/Muzzle Loader
TC Renegade 50 Cal × 2
TC Firehawk 50 Cal × 1
TC Omega 50 Cal x 2 =208
TC Omega 45 Cal × 1
TC Strike 50 Cal × 1
Knight Wolverine 50 Cal x 1
CVA 12 Ga Double Shotgun x 1
Ruger 45 Cap & Ball Revolver x 1
CVA 45 Muzzle Loading Pistol x 1

214 Total (Approximately)
@TOBY458
Do you still have the Ruger Whelen and the savage 358 and what do you think of the calibers and rifles for them?
Bob
 

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I have a BLR in 358 win which I love short accurate and light had a 9 lb trigger when I bought it but got it down to 3.5 and now it is a tack driver. Have a remington750 in 35 Whalen. Lots of internet reports about jamming but I have not had 1 jam yet over 200 rounds.
 

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Fun thread!

I don’t have the memory to recall all the guns I’ve had, I’d have to go to my ledgers to attempt to figure it out like the OP.

What I can say is it’s very hard to undo bad decisions and very easy to move out of good decisions.

This month I just got rid of the last tactical type weapon I got in my 20’s, a Ruger mini-14 stainless. Got rid of the handgun collection 15 years ago or more.

Most of it was unremarkable stuff, but I did have 100 side by sides and at least 20 were London Bests. I miss those a great deal.

I owned the Nawab of Rampur’s Charles Lancaster 20 bore, sidelock, auto-opener, selective single trigger, ejector. Probably the nicest I’ve owned. Much more interesting than the Purdey, Westleys, Lang’s, Hellis, Hollis, Osborne’s, Mortimers, Grants, Atkins, and the rest combined.

it’s a fine madness, but raising kids, taking them on hunts, and being debt free are more important than owning 200 guns for me ag present. (I own less than 20 guns I imagine?)

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Small sampling of what's in the gun safe lol
 

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