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Old September 25, 2013, 11:47 AM   #51
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I just made 40 years old, do I fit that category?
sf46, sorry but 40 is not old.

Back when I was 40 there was not a horse I wouldn't ride, I took life in fast steps and big strides.

Now 25 years later, I believe I've broke my last horse, the mare I have now, my steps are a little slower and my strides a little shorter.

However, I feel I'm far from done and I still long for and purchase gun's I wanted in my younger years.

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Old September 25, 2013, 02:42 PM   #52
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When I was 12 years old I was caring a S&W K 22 in the sheep camps. At 17 I up graded to a A Ruger 357 Blackhawk. Presently a Ruger 45 lc is my choose for a carry gun in the woods.

Though I will never live like I did as a young man, I can't stop looking on guns as I did when I was young. I guess this is just an old man trying to relive the past.
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Old September 25, 2013, 03:03 PM   #53
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I guess this is just an old man trying to relive the past.
One of the pleasures of a long life well lived is that you got to enjoy the experiences as they occurred and then you can continue to enjoy the memories for years afterwards.
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Old September 26, 2013, 06:12 PM   #54
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What I really wanted as a kid wasn't available until recently. I wanted Josh Randall's Mare's Leg - now I have it! Only one I actually regret getting rid of is my Ruger Single Six Bicentennial, otherwise I kept what I really wanted.
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Old September 26, 2013, 09:28 PM   #55
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I suppose I qualify, 68 years young. Got a really nice model 15 last year. I also have a J.C Higgins (High Standard) like my dad had. I'd love to replace a Woodsman Match Target that was stolen from me. I still shoot revolvers and 1911 pistols. A few years ago I bought an old 870 TC grade trap gun. It seems the old stuff was better than what they make today.
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Old September 27, 2013, 09:04 AM   #56
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Well, kinda...

More than a few years ago - like 1958 - I enlisted in the Navy. For whatever reason (mostly youthful stupidity), I sold the guns I owned for a ridiculous price. These included, among others, an early Ruger Single Six in .22/.22 Mag and a lovely Winchester 62 gallery gun. I have long since replaced the Ruger but am still looking for a true gallery gun. While looking, I seem to have collected a number of other firearms. This time, I don't think I'll be selling...
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Old September 27, 2013, 09:28 AM   #57
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Back to revolvers .
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Old September 27, 2013, 10:12 AM   #58
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Getting old sucks
Beats the hell out of the alternative, pushin up daisy's

I just buy when money permits what tickles me fancy at the time. I have most of what I purchased in my younger days. Only one I would like to replace but is not a "must have" is a S&W model 29
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Old September 27, 2013, 10:32 AM   #59
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Not Exactly. Uncle Sam bought guns for me when I was young. The only thing similar I have bought is an original of Colt M1911 and a Remington R1. I don't have any M-14' s, M16's, M-60 or any of the ole recoiless rifles.

All of the rest of my personal accumulation is far different than anything the military loaned me.
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Old September 27, 2013, 12:07 PM   #60
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Getting old sucks
It does. I think the great Bette Davis said it best," Getting old is not for sissies".

As to guns,I've always wanted to replace the Winchester .22LR,that my Granddad, on his Sussex,New Jersey farm,gave me to hunt down groundhogs in the summer of 1953 when I was 11.

He had lost several cows to broken legs because of these pesty critters.
60 long years have passed. It's now or never. Time to start looking.
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Old September 30, 2013, 07:47 PM   #61
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I will admit to re-purchasing any number of things I owned at an earlier age (not limited to guns).
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I do a lot of research before I buy any gun. I have kept the overwhelming majority of everything I have ever bought. I guess I don't fall prey to the "gee-whiz" factor too much, and stick with my acquisition plan.
You are either still young, or you never bought much in your life. In the last 20 years I have owned probably 100 guns. I could never have afforded to buy most of them unless I followed the "buy one, sell one" plan. I kept those that I liked at the time, sold some and bought others.
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Now, if you want to talk cars.........I'd love to have my old 69 Roadrunner or my 67 Chevelle SS back.
I hear you. In my case, it was my 66 Corvette and 69 Chevelle SS, although I could name a few others...and at least a dozen motorcycles (of the nearly 80 I've owned). And I wouldn't mind your 67 Chevelle (esp. if it was a big block) or your 69 Road Runner either.

Oh well, neither my garage or my bank account would allow me to own all of them at once, let alone forever. I am thankful that I got to experience each for a while.

I call myself a serial owner, and I still buy one, sell one...although my turnover has slowed down quite a bit.

Life is short, death is forever. Enjoy.
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Old October 3, 2013, 05:01 PM   #62
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At age 68, I like old guns, vintage guns, antique guns, new guns, Tupperware guns, all steel guns, blued guns, stainless steel guns, wheelguns, semiauto guns, lever guns, double guns, single barrel guns, long guns, handguns, foreign guns, American guns, mouseguns, compact guns, full size guns, plain guns, fancy guns, BBQ guns, truck guns,.....and most of all, guns that go bang every time I pull the trigger (antiques not necessarily included).

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Old October 4, 2013, 09:53 AM   #63
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I've replaced guns I had as a kid,,,

I've replaced guns I had as a kid/young adult,,,
Certainly not all of them,,,
But some.

When I decided to get back into shooting,,,
The first rifle I bought was an H&R Sportster in .22 LR.

I remember a friend having one when I was a kid,,,
I always liked shooting it because of the break-open action,,,
So when I was looking for that first rifle to restart my shooting habit,,,
That was one that popped into my mind so I ordered a brand new one right off.

The first revolver I bought was also a nostalgia purchase,,,
In the USAF (70-78) I carried a S&W Model 15 Combat Masterpiece,,,
That was my first handgun purchase and is still my personal favorite handgun.

I also bought a few guns I wanted when I was young,,,
But never had the money to buy for myself.

So far they have all been worthwhile purchases,,,
The only ones I didn't keep were the black powder revolvers,,,
I found the nostalgic factor was completely outshone by the high maintenance factor.

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Old October 4, 2013, 12:33 PM   #64
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I never sell a gun so I have all of them I have ever owned

That said

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Old October 4, 2013, 12:57 PM   #65
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I asked my pops "old guy, do you buy guns based on what you had in the past?" and he replied "so what?"
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Old October 4, 2013, 11:33 PM   #66
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I was 21 years old the first time I ever fired a gun - and it was one I bought myself. I still have it, and every gun I subsequently purchased.

This is it here. . .

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Old October 5, 2013, 06:15 PM   #67
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Welp, as I said I have been looking for a Mossberg 352 for a long time now. I went into a gun show today and found a 152. OK price, so I told him I'd probably be back, as the 152 I find even nicer than the 352, because the fold-down forend is wood like the stock. There was only one rifle that could sway me from that 152 today, and unfortunately, another guy had that one too. Now I've got it and couldn't be happier. Not a handgun, as all the handguns I had early, I still have, other than the ones I truly did not want.

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Old October 15, 2013, 10:25 AM   #68
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(quote) armybrat
At age 68, I like old guns, vintage guns, antique guns, new guns, Tupperware guns, all steel guns, blued guns, stainless steel guns, wheelguns, semiauto guns, lever guns, double guns, single barrel guns, long guns, handguns, foreign guns, American guns, mouseguns, compact guns, full size guns, plain guns, fancy guns, BBQ guns, truck guns,.....and most of all, guns that go bang every time I pull the trigger (antiques not necessarily included).


Why do you want to limit yourself like this??
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Old October 15, 2013, 10:29 AM   #69
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I've always had 1911s and revolvers.

That's what I keep buying, new and vintage 1911s, and vintage revolvers because most new revolvers suck.
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Old October 15, 2013, 10:43 AM   #70
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Now 66, and in handguns it's not "what I had", but rather what I wanted years back. Filled a long time desire for a T/C Contender. Most other long time wants have been met, but if a Mauser HSc 380 would pop up at the right time, for the right price I'd have to but it

I am looking for a replacement for my long gone first shotgun. A Stevens 59a in .410. Also my second scatter gun, again by stevens. A 16 ga 311 side by side.
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Old October 21, 2013, 12:57 PM   #71
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I guess i am an OLD GUY. 62, but this question is not a problem for me. I have sold only ONE gun ever. It was Hawes single action in 357 . It had a broken sear which made your thumb the trigger. Todays motto

GUNS SHOULD BE BOUGHT, NEVER SOLD.
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Old October 22, 2013, 10:36 PM   #72
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More or less, yes.

As has been mentioned, I stick with what I know and what serves the purposes I feel important. Consequently, Government Models and (old style) Smith & Wesson revolvers still work for me as well as they did when I barely knew which end was the butt.

I'm 63 and getting ready for 64. I've carried a gun - one way or another - most of my natural life (and all of my unnatural one.) My 'use' guns are pretty much what I've always known, my collecting guns are all older issued things with some history on them.

There are very few new guns that impress me as doing something better, faster, deeper, harder, cheaper and more often than the old ones.

And if God had wanted semi-automatic pistols to be double-action or plastic, He's have had John Moses Browning design it that way in the first place!
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Old October 31, 2013, 06:43 PM   #73
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Tejicano,

You brought back pleasant memories that I do think of from time to time.

Here's how far back I go.....I googled pictures of "Johnny Eagle" plastic toy guns from back in the mid-1960's!

I've had to sell lots of my guns when I was younger once I had children and until they were thru with college. I regret selling my Ruger .22 Standard
and my 1st GP-100. Not really so much brand loyal to Ruger, but I liked them two.

My first revolver was a 6" .357 Llama Comanchee. It rattled like a box of M&Ms (not bag) and you could count on a lead shower every time you shot it because it spit so bad. Really poor timing. So if I could remember the day I sold that gun, I'd celebrate that day every year! I still feel a little guilty for selling it to anyone....

Fun thread!
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Old November 1, 2013, 06:58 AM   #74
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I am 71 and I can tell that I have slowed down a lot. I still buy new guns when they catch my attention.

The older ones that I have all bring back some really special memories and sometimes I find myself looking for guns that I gave away years ago or traded. I really regret trading off a Colt Sports Woodsman and I gave a Belgian Browning Challenger to my favorite uncle. I gave a Browning Sweet 16 to a cousin of mine because I knew I would never hunt quail again. It had belonged to my Dad. I know it is in really good hands so I don't feel any angst over it. Those guns were all in excellent shape and giving them to family means more to me than selling to a stranger.
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Old November 1, 2013, 04:27 PM   #75
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I understand, but

For me, no.
I don't care.

I have little emotional attachment, but I admire MY keepers for the tools they are.
Good ones.....


I think I'm old enough to comment.
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