Why do you sell a gun?

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I heard there is a modern myth on internet that some people are sometimes selling their guns. :E Confused:
I suppose it is just another urban legend.:unsure:

I never experienced such thing.
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Mate if find that incredible, next you know they will be putting cameras in phones. What's the world coming to. Outrageous.
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I haven’t shot them in many years and/or because my rifle/cartridge/caliber interests change, so I’ll sell some to continue to finance my addiction? And now, somebody else can spend THEIR time and energy trying to find ammo for them. Ha! Ha! Ha!
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Mate sell a few more that way you can get A 35 Whelen barrel for your R8. Once you do you will be able to sell a,few R8 barrels because you won't need them when you have the Whelen
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I sell anything that I don’t use or does not have sentimental value.
 

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What prompts you to sell a gun? Perhaps it is the itch to get something new and something else has got to go. Maybe that is because of a space limit, or you have a maximum number you want to stick to? Or maybe you have just fallen out of love with that particular gun and you just want it gone. Perhaps is gave you trouble, or it didn't live up to expectation generally?
Whatever it is there seems to be a reasonable turnover there in the USA. Here selling is easier than buying, it can take 6 months or more to replace a gun.
Covid stealing my income..
 

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Mate if find that incredible, next you know they will be putting cameras in phones
HAHAHAHA

It seams, I am going backwards technologically!

Yesterday I spent 45 minutes outside of one local phone shop, waiting for the shop tech, to remove camera from my new smartphone, and then close it with new full plastic cover. In my next drilling project, for security reasons, cameras not allowed.

I really hate the situation, that today is hard to find the phone without camera, when I need it!
Where are the good old days??
When I was a kid, we had a phone like this. (and not even all the neighbors had it)


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They talk of The Convergence, the point at which AI takes over, I think it was 2040 or thereabouts. Already technology is exceeding our capability, we can pick up a phone faster than we can think about what we are saying.
 

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I am still more impressed with fine bolt action rifle, especially doubles or antiques such as luger p08, colt1911, mauser c96, whithworth, sharps or gibbs balck powder long range rifles, or colt and Remington cap and ball revolvers, then with latest Samsung smartphone with memory capacity greater then mine.

While samsung phone solutions are smart, above gun solutions are ingenious!
 

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In which age all you guys realized, that it is time to sell your rifles..... and which rifles to keep to the very end.

I ask for a friend.... :cool:


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Sometimes to fund another.
Sometimes to be rational and think why do I keep an old clunker I don't use , maybe just to reduce the overall number so I don't feel that I might need to justify it to an authority.
It's not to bad in my state of Australia but they won't relax the rules but may restrict them in future.
Mostly I try to justify to myself each has a purpose, by doing so I keep in check for budget otherwise undue purchases could get out of hand, and require further safes
 

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I have gone through many many dozens of rifles, shotguns, and handguns during my lifetime. Trading or selling, I always tried to follow the ”business model“ of never ever trading down :unsure: (that usually, if not always, worked). Pretty sure @TOBY458 would fully understand. :cool: I often would pick up bargains at a show or gun shop for the express purpose of using them in a deal later. I remember hauling six or seven to the Dulles show to put together the eventual purchase of my WR .318 NE takedown later in the day. As a result, the quality of those that became part of my core collection became better and better over the years. There are quite a few that I regret letting go - a Webley "WG" .455 and Austrian .375 double come immediately to mind.

Other than my R8 and a couple of AR’s and handguns, I have added nothing in the last 6 years or so and have not traded or sold a thing. A couple have been given to nephews. Most will go to auction when I pass on, and even in Joe Biden's anti-gun Nirvana, Mrs Red Leg should do quite well.

This is pretty much my ideology of guns as well. I like all my guns, but I never love any of them so much that I can’t eject myself from them and “trade up”. My gun collection 20 years ago was a disgusting array of tacticool and plastic monstrosities along stuff I saved and purchased for as a youth. It took me a full 15 years to extricate myself from every last one of those bad early life decisions.

About ten years ago I was well on my way of divesting the plastic stuff and had accumualted about 100 very nice European guns, a few of them best guns. You know what’s great about fine guns? When SHTF you have a plan. My child got sick and I needed to focus on my kid for about 2 years above all else. I was able to leave a pretty decent job, sell off my collection, and take care of my family‘s needs while being there rather than at a 9-5 job.

Thank goodness, everything worked out with my kid’s treatment in the end, I got a corporate job when the dust settled, and I’ve been in rebuilding mode since. Now I end up buying-and-upgrading or occasionally buying a small collection to get a couple of choice guns for myself, moving the ones that are redundant out the door to enhance my collection or outfit my kids with high quality guns.

I’m pleased to report that I haven’t owned a gun I wasn’t 100% content owning and using for the rest of my life since I was 23 years old, but boy did it take awhile to get rid of that 1980s-1990s crap I bought as a punk youth.
 

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I've bought, sold and traded a lot but every gun I've acquired I did so because of an honest interest. I wanted to shoot it and learn about it but along the way my interests and tastes have changed. The guns I liked as a young man bore the heck out of me today and if you had asked me as a young man about some of the stuff I like these days I would have said you were crazy even thinking I'd own something like that.

Along the way as guns have come and gone I've greatly slowed my buy/sell/trade pace. First of all, I've had the good fortune to own a lot of different guns so my appetite has been mostly satisfied. Second, these days I've narrowed my focus and I know the difference between what I really like, what I'm mildly interested in and passing fancies. I don't buy anything in the passing fancy category any more and almost never buy from the mildly interest category either. Unfortunately, the really like category still owns me. I'm a sucker for a few certain type/caliber of guns. Mostly bolt action hunting rifles in classic calibers.

So, why do I sell? I guess the bottom line is I lose interest and move on to something else. I wish I had a more substantial answer but it appears I have a short attention span when it comes to most guns. I only keep most of them for a few years. I have a few that have been in the safe for a while but even now I can only think of a handful that might make it to the finish line still with me.
 

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I move globally all the time, and can't always take them.

I used to leave them with family, but I don't have family I trust anymore after being burned by them I am done with that method.
 

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In which age all you guys realized, that it is time to sell your rifles..... and which rifles to keep to the very end.

I ask for a friend.... :cool:


HWL
You would be wise to deal from a position of strength rather than weakness. Sell because you want to and it feels right to you. Not because you “have” to.

It’s gonna be a different age for everyone. To me it will be when we no longer have a use for them. The last ones will go to family members after we die.
 
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Nah you are bullshitting me there....cameras in phones.... :eek: :E Rofl:
@spike.t
Nah mate it's ridgy dig it supposed to be happening soon. I dunno what the world's coming to with all this stuff. Supposed to get computers in then to. Gee it's amazing what they can do. I wonder how big the will be. They will never be portable tho. they will be to big.
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HAHAHAHA

It seams, I am going backwards technologically!

Yesterday I spent 45 minutes outside of one local phone shop, waiting for the shop tech, to remove camera from my new smartphone, and then close it with new full plastic cover. In my next drilling project, for security reasons, cameras not allowed.

I really hate the situation, that today is hard to find the phone without camera, when I need it!
Where are the good old days??
When I was a kid, we had a phone like this. (and not even all the neighbors had it)


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@mark-hunter
You were lucky to have a home phone we didn't get one until 1974.
There was only 1 tv in the street growing up and Sunday night all the kids would be crammed in to the lounge room to watch Disneyland while the parents sat out side having a couple of drinks.
Life was much simpler back them. We had do with what we had, played outside and actually socialized with others. The calibers we had seemed fine for what we shot and life was good (for the kids anyway). The biggest difference was parents were allowed to parent before the dogooders tree hugging bambi lovers stepped in and told us we were parenting all wrong and didn't need guns.
Bob
 

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how about you just need the money,i havent heard that one yet.
 

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What prompts you to sell a gun? Perhaps it is the itch to get something new and something else has got to go. Maybe that is because of a space limit, or you have a maximum number you want to stick to? Or maybe you have just fallen out of love with that particular gun and you just want it gone. Perhaps is gave you trouble, or it didn't live up to expectation generally?
Whatever it is there seems to be a reasonable turnover there in the USA. Here selling is easier than buying, it can take 6 months or more to replace a gun.
Two reasons. 1. Had some guns in safe had not and would not shoot again. 2. Primary reason is all of my guns are bolt action in the $1,000 to $2,000 price range...when you “friends” (don’t think my wife likes you lol!) got me to buy my first double I hit the five figure range for the first time so I needed to show her I was sacrificing in selling some of my guns (it is Mr wuss to all of you by the way when you address me after this post lol!)
 

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Two reasons. 1. Had some guns in safe had not and would not shoot again. 2. Primary reason is all of my guns are bolt action in the $1,000 to $2,000 price range...when you “friends” (don’t think my wife likes you lol!) got me to buy my first double I hit the five figure range for the first time so I needed to show her I was sacrificing in selling some of my guns (it is Mr wuss to all of you by the way when you address me after this post lol!)
You can blame her all you like Mr Wuss, but the real reason is when you have a beautiful double to really cherish, you want to get rid of all the mediocre hangers-on to concentrate on her alone. Watch, you will want to use your double for everything, and you can!
 

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