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What gun wouldn't you BUY but you would KEEP if given to you. #7081028
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Curious on what guns you want but would never spend money on.

Me personally.

First thought is a 50BMG cost too much and besides the fun factor have no use for it. But idk if I would keep it. Might have to sell it because of those reasons.

so I'm going to settle on a VZ 58. I think they're super cool but if in the market would most likely end up with an AK. Now if you gave me one... Pretty sure I'd hold on to it.


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Definitely not something Iíve given much thought to, but unless I ended up falling in love with whatever it was, itíd probably be for sale.


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Re: What gun wouldn't you BUY but you would KEEP if given to you. [Re: Kthnx] #7081072
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Originally Posted By: Cast
A Sharps 50 cal.

Me too but in a 45,70



Re: What gun wouldn't you BUY but you would KEEP if given to you. [Re: Kthnx] #7081109
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That's a tough question. Because without getting into some ridiculously priced custom gun, a .50 Cal. or a registered/transferable Full Auto I can buy about any gun I want (or can convince the wife I need)

So if there was something I wouldn't spend my money on, and it was given to me, I would probably sell it.

The more I think about it the exception to that would be some sort of rifle in a caliber suitable for hunting big game like a .375 H&H. I'm not going to go out and buy one, but if you gave me one I'd probably keep it in the safe thinking I may someday get a chance to go to Africa or Alaska.


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Re: What gun wouldn't you BUY but you would KEEP if given to you. [Re: VAFish] #7081123
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Originally Posted By: Cast
A Sharps 50 cal.


This one is a borderline with me. I've looked at buying one a couple of times but haven't yet justified the cost.

Originally Posted By: VAFish
That's a tough question. Because without getting into some ridiculously priced custom gun, a .50 Cal. or a registered/transferable Full Auto I can buy about any gun I want (or can convince the wife I need)

So if there was something I wouldn't spend my money on, and it was given to me, I would probably sell it.

The more I think about it the exception to that would be some sort of rifle in a caliber suitable for hunting big game like a .375 H&H. I'm not going to go out and buy one, but if you gave me one I'd probably keep it in the safe thinking I may someday get a chance to go to Africa or Alaska.


That's why I thought it would be a fun question. Requires a little but a thought and I was interested what interests people but they can't justify for one reason or another.


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Probably any of the Winchester commemorative rifles.


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Re: What gun wouldn't you BUY but you would KEEP if given to you. [Re: Kthnx] #7081236
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I know must of you are right handed. So if given some left handed bolt guns from your dad would you keep or sale/ trade for a right handed bolt gun you would actually use?

My dad gave me his right handed guns but I am a lefty. Now that I have a couple lefty bolt guns I donít think I would ever take my dads old guns hunting even though both are calibers I donít have in lefty.

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That's interesting thought. I'd probably keep my dad's guns just because. My brother in law just got his first lefty rifle and growing up always used righty just because it's what he could borrow.


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I really don't care to sell guns unless they are just unserviceable turds with no sentiment at all. I will gladly take any gift guns, especially ones that are way outside my budget.

I do have a gun or two that fits with the OP question, but the direction from all the other posts is about 180 degrees off. I was given a Remington 710 as a gift and while it is about the last rifle I ever would purchase or recommend anyone to purchase, it has been a really good rifle for me over the years. I used to take it into the swamps where it was dunked a few times, it has crawled through briars and brambles a plenty, ridden miles and miles on an ATV without a scabbard, and dropped more than any gun should be. So it has been very thoroughly abused, but it has quite literally put tons of meat in the freezer. I also never feel bad about loaning it out. One day it will crap out, til then.. Bang!

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Wader that definitely ties into the heart of the question.

My first hunting rifle my dad bought me was the cheapest Marlin 3030 on the shelf when dad went to Walmart that day. Wouldn't get rid of it.


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Originally Posted By: Kthnx
Wader that definitely ties into the heart of the question.

My first hunting rifle my dad bought me was the cheapest Marlin 3030 on the shelf when dad went to Walmart that day. Wouldn't get rid of it.


I hear ya!


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There are many guns I would not buy but any gun given to me stays with me.


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There are lots of guns I'd like to have but never would justify buying but would keep most any gun given to me...


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