Why do you sell a gun?

Longwalker

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I keep records of my guns, and when I looked it up, it surprised me a bit that so far I've owned close to a hundred and sold two thirds of those. I am only interested in hunting firearms, not target or defence weapons. I'm always looking to learn, and experience and upgrade. When a rifle or shotgun has nothing more to teach me, or it it has disappointed in some way, it is a candidate for selling, or hopefully "trading up". I like to have a particular firearm for each purpose. Kinda silly, I know. But I have a rifle that I consider close to perfect for stalking pronghorns on the plains, and another for sneaking through the willows after moose. One for hunting from a tree stand at dusk, and another for driven game. An African dangerous game double rifle, and a double shotgun for forest grouse over a pointing dog. A waterfowl gun and a pheasant gun. Etc. Etc. A few are functional objects of art. Each can be a little more perfect, so the quest continues. It's a form of entertainment, and a mild form of insanity. Keeps me busy and interested in this hobby.
 

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The only time I have sold a gun (albeit a shotgun) is when I don't use it. But my first gun (a Winchester SXP Pump) I will never sell. Too many happy memories of scaring birds with it as I miss entirely... sniff...
 

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