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Old April 17, 2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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Hypothetical Scenario: What would you rather have in your collection?

Let's say a family member is gifting you part of his collection, under one condition: have a collection of pistols consisting of ONLY common base models OR rare sought after variants. It's either ALL common models or mythic rare variants. You are stuck with this same set of pistols, forever.


Which collection would you choose?
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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I'd take the rare ones, since I'd have no qualms about shooting them. Of course, I'm assuming that at least some of them are modern pistols. I wouldn't want to be stuck with nothing but 16th-century matchlocks, no matter how rare or valuable they were.
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:15 AM   #3
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Gift with conditions are not gifts. I would politely refuse.
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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Gift with conditions are not gifts. I would politely refuse.
Wise words to remember.. I would do the same.
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Old April 18, 2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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trying to rule from the grave is a fool's errand.

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Old April 18, 2013, 10:17 AM   #6
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trying to rule from the grave is a fool's errand.

once someone is gone, they have no more say about the world's affairs.
Is there some new law I haven't heard of that says you have to die after you give someone a gift?
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Old April 18, 2013, 10:51 AM   #7
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Depends entirely on what they are. For I'd rather have a bunch of "common" revolvers than rare guns I had no interest in.
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Old April 18, 2013, 11:28 AM   #8
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Guys I think we're thinking too hard lols...I could have said what if a genie in a bottle granted you a pistol collection
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Old April 18, 2013, 11:34 AM   #9
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Since I already have guns to shoot, unless the collection of shooters was dramatically better than mine, I'd take the rare ones. That said, I could enjoy the shooters all the time, but how often would I be able to marvel my friends with tales of the rare and mythical?
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Old April 18, 2013, 12:38 PM   #10
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I'll take the rare ones....

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Now if I'm the "giver" ...and putting these restrictions on my kids...and threatening them with some kind of a voo-doo curse if they abuse, pawn or sell them...( then they will have to just wonder how powerful I can be from the grave !! )...
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But I'm just kidding ....( I'm actually taking all of my really nice 1911's and revolvers with me !! )....let them snatch them out of the box before the cremation fires get em...
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Old April 18, 2013, 01:09 PM   #11
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Would I be able to buy guns later to supplement this collection, or would I have ONLY these guns for my whole life?
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Old April 18, 2013, 03:04 PM   #12
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I like to shoot...

I might be in the minority here, but I like to shoot my guns. I'd take the common guns and plan to use them for sport (shooting, hunting,) or SD. I don't like having guns I can't play with, so I guess I'll never have a collection of "NIB - Unfired."
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Old April 18, 2013, 03:07 PM   #13
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Nobody said ....rare ...meant new in box ...or you wouldn't fire them ??

I fire everything I own /I don't care if I pay $ 4K for it .....or $ 800 for it....yes, it was once new in the box .../ but for the most part, I throw out the box...and shoot the gun !
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Old April 18, 2013, 03:30 PM   #14
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I'd choose the rare ones, aka my collection...

Yea I have common ones too.
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Old April 19, 2013, 08:02 PM   #15
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I does not matter to me. Without know what is in each pile, choosing strikes me as a fool's errand.
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Old April 19, 2013, 09:30 PM   #16
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If I were being gifted pre-ILS S&W revolvers or any type of 1911s, I would say, "Thank you, kindly".

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Old April 20, 2013, 10:21 AM   #17
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gifts with strings are not true gifts.
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Old April 20, 2013, 10:30 AM   #18
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Rare ones--as long as they came with ammo.

Gyro-Jet, Dardick, Mars 10mm, Webley-Fosbery 38,
a Medusa and a Baikal MP-412 Rex come to mind.
Heck---toss in a 45 ACP Luger too, I like 45's.

And yes I would shoot them.
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Old April 20, 2013, 11:18 AM   #19
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Just like my steaks make mine rare
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