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Thread: Finished buying rifles and pistols

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    Well, you can believe me when I say "I also bought my last rifle".



    A few of the others were given to me, but yep, the last one I bought.
    I'll probably have to buy the next one too.
    Last edited by GL49; 03-08-2020 at 10:12 PM.

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    This thread has been rolling along for a week, I still chuckle every time I see it!

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    When I turned 68, I told myself I was done buying hunting rifles. I had 1 favorite rifle and that would be it. I'm now 69 and have added 3 lever actions and 2 muzzleloaders to the pile. But, I'm done buying!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad *** Wallace View Post
    Well, I have definately stopped buying!

    That's just because you ran out of blanket to display them on..........if someone gives you a bigger blanket.........!

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    I promised my wife no more old cars so she ignores all the gun stuff.

    And Wallace’s blanket resembles my accumulation (hate to dignify it as my collection)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    Last one, eh? I've said that before..........
    yeah so did I till the next one came along.

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    Something desperately satisfying when you see a weapon that speaks to you ... and at the same time you realize that by maneuvering some things around to your satisfaction ... that you can " ( afford )" to buy or trade into it.

    This rush is still as vivid to me as was the first one. What a fun and satisfying pastime. When they begin reading the FFL records for confiscation ... I will be in big trouble. That will be a rush of another kind and time.

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    I even barred myself from the local gunshop for three months so someone else could take that lever gun away ------wandered back in one day and there it was hangin on the wall .....just waiting..................................I really needed an 1886 ........durned rabbits in the vege patch!!!!!

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    I think the OP has a flinter…. click on the last photo in post #1.
    But your are missing a none factory long barreled rifle. Even a smoothbore Trade Gun will make your hunting so much more enjoyable.
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    Every purchase is my last, only until the next though.

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    Only thing I can figure is we better send a warning out to gun shows and gun shops that a bunch of BP junkies are planning on taking up shoplifting rifles.

    I have a limited list of firearms I would buy. Limited by my imagination, "I could see myself shooting that". And my finances, wife "can't see how we can afford to" see me shooting that.

    Really I do have a short list of specific types or calibers I would like to own before I die. Most are nothing special. I do have a flint lock in that list. Possibly a smooth bore that shoots big old honking round balls. A couple of lever guns, a couple of pistols and maybe a bolt gun (or two) then I will be able to if not be believable at least keep a straight face when I say "I'm done buying..." any item related to this hobby at all.

    I lost credibility when I had 2 tons of lead and said I can probably slow down buying more unless it is a "special" deal. Being at 5k pounds a month later... sort of blew my credibility on the done buying thing, just a bit. But it was some good stuff and the price was sweet and...

    BTW - I really like that pistol in the OP does anyone have a good idea of what it is?
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    What he said: Pshooter... Every purchase is my last, only until the next though.

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    The pistol is a mountain pistol, lyman/cva/traditions all have made a version at some time.

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    Just one more, then I'm done.......................
    "People in Arizona carry guns," said Detective David Ramer, a Chandler police spokesman. You better be careful about who you are picking on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunnug View Post
    Just one more, then I'm done.......................
    I said that 10 times before!!!

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    Ya
    Did the same about 2 yrs ago
    Fast forward to last week, now again on my last one

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    I've found a good rule of thumb I use to limit the number of firearms I own.
    I ask my wife to pick a number between 17 and 35, I then multiply that by my age. That's my limit.
    I'm 70, so I'm OK with this. You may have to pick a higher number.


    Aaahhhh.....this is the muzzleloader forum.
    The same rules apply to this second category.
    Last edited by GL49; 03-27-2020 at 12:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GL49 View Post
    I've found a good rule of thumb I use to limit the number of firearms I own.
    I ask my wife to pick a number between 17 and 35, I then multiply that by my age. That's my limit.
    I'm 70, so I'm OK with this. You may have to pick a higher number.


    Aaahhhh.....this is the muzzleloader forum.
    The same rules apply to this second category.
    Don't have many guns, huh?

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