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    Discipline and Collecting/Acquiring of Any Kind

    I'm a guy of modest means and I'm also 62 years old. Over the years I've limited myself (almost always) on guns I could afford at the time.
    Now I am closing in on retirement and I'm limiting myself only to what I can sell in order to buy what I want.
    I have, except for a nice Python, everything I wanted to satisfy my needs, but guns are like cocaine it seems. There is never enough.
    I've currently got an incurable itch for both a nice S&W Model 39 or 13. Damn it's tough.
    I can't be the only one struggling with addiction. I hate making promises to my wife.
    To quote Randy Newman "I should be happy, but I'm not"
    Last edited by Beau Etienne; November 7th, 2019 at 04:51 PM.
    “We Sackett boys never killed anything we didn't need to eat unless it was coming at us.”

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    I’m just a couple years behind you and in a similar position. My desire for new to me firearms has mellowed and slowed, but not disappeared. My desire for *things* in general has decreased, but I still love to shoot and fiddle with guns and machines, probably more now than ever. I’d be worried if that was decreasing especially as retirement is so near. I still have a wish list and it’s not necessarily short, but it’s not growing as fast as it used to for sure.
    Sara mo ki kara ochiru

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    What in the Hell are you old farts talking about?

    You only need 4 firearms,Pistol,22 rifle,Deer rifle and shotgun....

    Any thing more and your just showing off !!!
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    Sorry to hear Beau. I embrace it. Won’t ya come on, get down with the sickness Beau. I just finished redoing my records and logged in 194 entries. They have their own room. I love them all. What is wrong with you people? Them lefties are starting to pollute your minds. No tragedy to see here, move along...
    Contrary to popular belief, a head shot is not necessarily a guaranteed kill shot....but it sure does take the fight out of 'em.

    and if one in every 100,000,000 M&M's contained enough cyanide to kill a person, the Mars candy company would be forced by public outcry to correct it———
    Bangswitch

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    My grandfather owned 3 firearms and one was just for my grandmother, a 410. The other two were a double barrel 12 and a 22 bolt action and he provided every kind of game meat for his wife and 5 kids with those two firearms. He never owned a handgun though he carried a 45 and Springfield in ww1. Wish I could be that disciplined, but not anywhere close. :-).
    Sara mo ki kara ochiru

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    Quote Originally Posted by john17427 View Post
    My grandfather owned 3 firearms and one was just for my grandmother, a 410. The other two were a double barrel 12 and a 22 bolt action and he provided every kind of game meat for his wife and 5 kids with those two firearms. He never owned a handgun though he carried a 45 and Springfield in ww1. Wish I could be that disciplined, but not anywhere close. :-).
    Jiminy Crickets man! You’re talking about the Great Depression days and stuff. Your grandpappy was rich! And he would want you to have a nice collection. I want my boys to have nice collections. When I die, they’ll get all my guns. Little bastards will likely sell most of them too. So I figure I need a few extra to account for that.
    Contrary to popular belief, a head shot is not necessarily a guaranteed kill shot....but it sure does take the fight out of 'em.

    and if one in every 100,000,000 M&M's contained enough cyanide to kill a person, the Mars candy company would be forced by public outcry to correct it———
    Bangswitch

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    All ya need is a shotgun. Just ask Uncle Joe.
    Buy a,Shotgun he even has a great song about it.
    All kidding aside. I have every thing I will ever need but do have a list of crazy stuff.
    A nice Scoped 50 BMG,
    500 S&W 14 .5 inch so big it comes with a,sling.
    9mm Nice Rifle
    686 Performace Center I saw looking at the performance center 500
    10 tons of lead and a master caster
    Rebarrel the K 98 and refinish. I have 2 molds and dies waiting for it. Almost have enough projects to last till I am a,150 years old. Even have a 1970 Dodge Challenger Vert.
    I like working in things as well as having finished stuff and guns.
    I will stop when I die.
    And as many 3rd gen S&W I can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator 45/70 View Post
    What in the Hell are you old farts talking about?

    You only need 4 firearms,Pistol,22 rifle,Deer rifle and shotgun....

    Any thing more and your just showing off !!!
    My Dad hunted his entire life , birds, ducks , geese , squirrels , rabbits , raccoons , deer and hogs...he owned but one long gun bought upon discharge from the Navy 1945... a 16 gauge bolt action shotgun from Sears Roebuck .
    He told me "If you know how to use it ...you only need one gun."
    In 1961 he did buy a WWII Walther P38 ...his only hand gun .
    I sorta take after him but do have a few more than just one ...
    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
    My Dad hunted his entire life , birds, ducks , geese , squirrels , rabbits , raccoons , deer and hogs...he owned but one long gun bought upon discharge from the Navy 1945... a 16 gauge bolt action shotgun from Sears Roebuck .
    He told me "If you know how to use it ...you only need one gun."
    In 1961 he did buy a WWII Walther P38 ...his only hand gun .
    I sorta take after him but do have a few more than just one ...
    Gary
    When I was 10 my grandparents gave me a 410 crack barrel to wander around Lake Cocodrie with, but I really wanted to shoot my dad's bolt action, J C Higgins, 12 gauge from Sears. He passed it down to me a couple of years later.
    “We Sackett boys never killed anything we didn't need to eat unless it was coming at us.”

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    Here’s something I’ve said for years. Getting what you want is what makes America great. Getting only what you need is what made socialism fail, over and over again.


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