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#6467102 - 09/25/16 06:15 AM Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm?
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Although I'm not a gun collector, I make it a point to keep the box and all original paperwork whenever I purchase a new firearm. It's something I wish I had always done, not because I plan to sell any of them, but because I believe it helps them keep their nostalgia value, if not their true value for family who may own them after you're dead and gone. Also, the graphics on many firearm boxes can be very attractive.

How cool would it be to have the box that came with that old shotgun your grandfather bought 60 years ago, the one with branding and logos the manufacturer stopped using 40 years ago. Or what about the box that came with your first deer rifle that you got for Christmas when you were a kid.
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#6467115 - 09/25/16 07:25 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 11/05/08
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I keep all rifle boxes and pistol hard cases. I have a Colt Scout .22 revolver my g'dad gave me in his will. It was purchased in the 50's and he kept it in the original box, so I have that as well.
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#6467119 - 09/25/16 07:32 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
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I always keep them.
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#6467127 - 09/25/16 07:46 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
mikei Offline
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I keep them. I have found that on a re-sale, being able to include the original box is sometimes worth a few bucks!

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#6467132 - 09/25/16 07:50 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
Nitronx898 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 163
Loc: Crosby Tx
I do on my high end guns but normally I toss them. If I keep a bunch of boxes my wife will know I bought a new gun.

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#6467143 - 09/25/16 08:00 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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I keep them

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#6467172 - 09/25/16 08:34 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
White Falcon Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
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I always keep them.

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#6467176 - 09/25/16 08:38 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Unless it were a high end gun i trash them. Dont have room for storing that many empty boxes

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#6467207 - 09/25/16 09:05 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
colt45 Offline
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if only buying a few, finally had to discard, the storage was to full
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#6467222 - 09/25/16 09:18 AM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
scalebuster Offline
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Registered: 11/25/10
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No, I don't keep any boxes from the guns I buy unless I think I'll sell them quickly.

It would also make no difference to me if I had the box to every firearm I've inherited from family. If they had come with a bunch of old boxes I'd have thrown the boxes away or sold them if they had any value.

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#6467430 - 09/25/16 01:03 PM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
okstatefan Online   content
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Registered: 01/26/13
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I generally keep the pistols in the box and those boxes in the safe.

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#6467629 - 09/25/16 04:16 PM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
KRoyal Online   sleepy
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Registered: 01/24/07
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Man, I thought I was just a hoarder I keep them all lol. Glad the new house extra room for gun boxes
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#6467637 - 09/25/16 04:21 PM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
ronlhodges Offline
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Registered: 10/06/15
Posts: 253
Loc: West Texas
Yep I keep them , never needed to get rid of them . I got a big storage wink .
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#6467672 - 09/25/16 04:48 PM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
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I use them to start a fire
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#6467770 - 09/25/16 05:58 PM Re: Do you keep the box whenever you purchase a new firearm? [Re: Texas Dan]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
I keep them cause "almost" every gun I own is for sale
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