The 10 Guns You Should Never Sell No Matter What

The old adage is, never sell a gun. No matter how basic or utilitarian it may be, you’ll inevitably regret it down the road.

That’s easy to say, but sometimes you need to raise some cash. Maybe you’re selling one gun to finance the purchase of another.

Whatever your situation, there are some guns you should simply never let get away. Period. Here’s our list of the ten guns you should never sell under any circumstances.


  1. avatar Dcj says:

    How about a list, not a video. Please!?!?

    1. avatar Noishkel says:

      Yeah gotta force all of us rubes to watch this crap so they can farm some of that sweet advertising revenue somehow. But you don’t get it from me, I block everything from ‘Wide Open Spaces’ with Privacy Badger by default. So when I see the blank spot on the page I know not to bother.

      1. avatar Anonymous says:

        Omg – you might watch an ad – the horror.

        I watched the video. It was really easy to do so – just had to click the mouse once.

        Didn’t know you guys hated supporting TTAG so much.

        1. avatar Swarf says:

          It’s more about the narrator’s voice. And eyebrows.

        2. avatar uncommon_sense says:


          I would cheerfully support seeing two or three static advertisements (meaning a simple, small .jpg photo with an associated hyperlink) in the background or perhaps a 15 second video commercial during a 5:30 video.

          What I refuse to support is any website’s attempt to load 79 advertisements (actual number of blocked ads) after I opened this article in a new tab, watched a 5:30 video, and typed for five minutes. And what I utterly despise are how all those advertisements suck up ginormous amounts of computer resources (especially CPU cycles) and make a webpage take 30+ seconds to load rather than 0.5 seconds.

        3. avatar Roger Hornaday says:

          This is what is referred to as a click bait site. They use the video to bait you into watching all the advertisements and to use trackers to share you IP address with all of them. Thanks for taking their bait.

        4. avatar Button Gwinnett says:

          I can read 10 times as fast as a New York 3 card monte dealer can talk. Videos are literally a waste of time and bandwidth.

      2. avatar Arc says:

        Not dropping my adblocker and noscript for a video.

      3. avatar Robert Snyder says:

        So you come here for free and let someone else pay your way?
        Your President would be proud of you

      4. avatar Robert Snyder says:

        nobody is Forcing you to do shit, rube

    2. avatar Chris says:

      #1: Colt single action army model 1873 – valued between $1,500 – $30,000

      #2: Walther P38 (Pronounced val-tha’, not “walther”) – valued between $800 – $3000

      #3: M1 Garant – valued between $1000 – $6000, something to do with Obama.

      #4: FM Browning Hi-Power – valued between $800 – $3000

      #5: Colt Detective Special, .38 Caliber – valued between $650 – $1,800

      #6: S&W Model 29 .44 Magnum – valued between $800 – $3,000

      #7 Pre WW2 to WW2 Colt/Remington 1911 – valued between $600 – $3,000

      #8 Russian SKS – valued between $600 – $1,200, value rising every year.

      #9 Russian Dragunov – valued between $1,500 – $10,000

      #10 Sig Sauer P210 – valued between $2,700 – $15,000

      1. avatar Shotgun Sam says:

        Thanks Chris. I wish I could send my eyeball advertising revenue your way. No joy on the video. I’m in a snow covered mountain cabin with slow cell internet.

        My do-not-sell list contains any Savage over/under with a rifle caliber on top and a shotgun below.

        1. avatar Manny A says:

          Agree with Shotgun Sam. Got my Savage 24 40 years ago. Load my 357 to rifle specs. Keep a backpack in the truck with assorted 357 and 38 and assorted 20ga. Throw in a telescoping pole and assorted tackle/lures. All fits in their nicely with Savage disassembled. Has come in handy when the occasion arises for an unexpected opportunity. Best investment I ever made for the money.

        2. avatar ironicatbest says:

          We never had guns when I was a kid, house fire burnt dad’s and he never replaced them. When I started buying guns, Dad said that Savage 24 c was his favorite. And that’s from a guy that saw guns like he saw a tools…….. Them old timers, save, save, save. 410 uses less powder, 22 shorts, 16 gauge all to save money. They was more interested in post holes then they were pistols

      2. avatar Omer says:

        Thanks also.

      3. avatar Mark N. says:

        Very hard to argue with that list, but an engraved 1851 Colt would be nice, especially with original ivory grips. I know someone who has a Richards-Mason conversion with ivory grips that he picked up for $20,000.

      4. avatar Jim says:

        Number 2 should be a Python, or any other in the Snake series.

      5. avatar Kendahl says:

        I agree with you about the single action Army, P38, Garand (not Garant), Hi Power and, maybe, the Detective Special. I’d rather have a model 27 (.357) than a 29 and a Gold Cup instead of an old 1911. (I already have a series 70 Gold Cup so that’s handled.) Forget the Dragunov. You can get a better American made rifle for the same money. I’m not into Sigs. I would like a Luger and a Mauser C96.

        I’ve sold just one gun, a crappy .22 LR blowback that looked like a Luger. (No, it wasn’t an Erma.) It was a trade in on a High Standard Sharpshooter which I will keep forever. I have an S&W model 19 which is too big for me to shoot double action but light enough that .357 is uncomfortable. Since I shoot it single action, I might as well have the weight of a model 27 or 686 to dampen recoil.

        1. avatar Mark Disilvestro says:

          It was probably a US-made Stoeger. Some call those, and the German Erma version ‘the Jam-O-Matic’! All blowback 22s with a toggle, many with cheap alloy frames. The irony is that many years ago, Stoeger bought the rights to use the Luger name in the US. so they could legally call them Lugers. Saw one at a show recently for $500!

          Happy Motoring, Mark

      6. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Thanks for the list Chris. For some odd reason, nothing from wide open spaces appears on my iPad.

        Had to sell off a sizable collection a couple of decades ago due to a pending divorce.
        It included a full auto Steyr AUG with the 9mm conversion kit.
        I made the mistake a couple months ago of going online and seeing what it would be worth today. 😢

      7. avatar tmm says:

        Thank you for the list. fwiw, Germans pronounce “th” like a “t”, so the original pronunciation should be more like “val-ter”. For me, I just pronounce it like “Walter”. But that’s just me.

      8. avatar william jones says:

        You misspelled Garand. You spelled it as Garant! Who edits this content anyway?

        1. avatar Dale says:

          Well in94 I had a massive stroke had to sell most of my guns for eating money the gov said I had too much savings as my father died a month previously and left me some cash
          Had a collection of Thompson centers contenders three actions and 9 differantcaliber
          Barrels And I sold two ruger round top 77 bicentennial editions 1976 one270 one300 win mag and two colt official police 38s that I carried for 9 years switching off every few years and a Colt 38 detective special backup
          I gave my son my colt 1911after he showed a interest in shooting he will get my ruger mark 22 in a couple years too

      9. avatar Robert Koch says:

        Hi-Point 45

      10. avatar Robert Koch says:

        #11 Hi-Point 45

    3. avatar David Deplorable says:

      +1 to list, no video.

    4. avatar JungleCogs says:

      Yeah, some of us prefer reading. Just do as many sites do, post the video and offer the narration with photos below. For those who are reading challenged, they have their video to maintain their attention (tee-hee).

    5. avatar Daron says:

      It turns out, after watching the video, I have a gun on the list of 10.

    6. avatar Jimmy Johnson says:

      I hear ya bruh!!! Agreed!!

    7. avatar Jim says:

      I agree. List please.

  2. avatar G says:

    Me no like videos. Cant watch them at work.

  3. avatar Hoodlum says:

    If I want to watch a video I will go to YouTube

  4. avatar Timao Theos says:

    Sell a firearm? lol.

  5. avatar Mike says:

    No list or video, wtf

    1. avatar Bob says:

      wideopenspaces and now Dan Zimmerman do not know the correct way to post a video.

      When will Robert teach them how to do it right? Soon, I hope. But I expect, never.

  6. avatar Shawn says:

    I’m going to STOP reading your blog if TTAG keeps on with this silly video BS.

  7. avatar Cadeyrn says:

    Guns not to sell:

    Accurate, reliable guns.

    Guns to dump ASAP:

    Guns that don’t feed, fire or hit reliably.

  8. avatar BLoving says:

    I’ve gotten rid of a number of guns over the years: a 1942 Inland M1 Carbine, it threw brass at my head and was less useful than merely entertaining. An early model S&W Sigma in .40, nah – don’t miss it. A M1927 Colt Sistema from Argentina, needed more work to restore it than I was willing to put into it. But the one I miss most may surprise y’all- a 4″Taurus Model 80 (tapered barrel version), I still dream of replacing it one day; the only thing that might dispell that dream might be getting my hands on a S&W Model 10-5.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      My model 10-6 is one of my never sell guns.

    2. avatar Button Gwinnett says:

      My Grandfather left me a 10-5. I traded a Kel-Tec PF-9 for 200 rounds of .38 spl for it. Score!

  9. avatar Ragnarredbeard says:

    Just say no to videos when a list would do fine.

  10. avatar Darkman says:

    Never sold a gun in my life. Wore a few out but would never sell one.

  11. avatar Aven says:

    When it’s a video, I delete.

  12. avatar Lucas D. says:

    Videos do annoy me, but it’s mainly because I can read and process information in a hell of a lot less time than 99% of video hosts take getting to their point. I always dread having to look up a how-to guide online and only finding YouTube clips, because the guy doing the video invariably spends 15 minutes talking about stupid, irrelevant bullshit before reaching the 30 seconds I actually needed to see.

    As far as selling guns, every now and then I end up with one that I don’t mind parting with, and if there’s a scenario where I just had to have that Wanad P-83 or Taurus 85 when I already own well over a dozen very reliable pistols, then someone else will just have to picture it for me, because I’m coming up with bubkes on my end.

    1. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

      Agree; video seems to be the preferred instructional format for those who can’t be bothered to write an article or a script.

      1. avatar billy-bob says:

        “…video seems to be the preferred instructional format for those that can’t write…”


        1. avatar Button Gwinnett says:

          A Ruger MarkII takedown video is damn helpful…

  13. avatar Mark N. says:

    I’ve never sold a gun, and my Mosquito was the only one I tried to get rid of. But I’ve given away a few to my kids. Then again, I bought my first firearm only 15 years ago.

  14. avatar mark40sw says:

    SKS on list & Colt Python isn’t.
    yeah, ok

    1. avatar G says:

      And $600!?!? I see them selling around here for like $300

      1. avatar Art out West says:

        The key point was “Russian SKS”.

        The Norinco, Yugo, and Albanian SKS are cheaper than the Russian one.

        My SKS is a Chinese Norinco.

        Like everyone else, I wanted a list.

        1. avatar Charles says:

          I had a Russian SKS. No scope mount available, fixed mag, and it’s an antique. So big deal.


    2. avatar Guntoter2 says:

      I have a COLT PYTHON 4 in. blue , — 4 digit serial number, D series , NEW, UNFIRED, CYLINDER NEVER TURNED, in brown COLT box. Purchased in late 60’s. I hoped an approximate value would be given in this video.

      1. avatar 7mag says:

        By present day pricing, minimum $5000 and maximum $8000 (based on what I’m seeing them selling at gun shows and auctions

        1. avatar MarkOwen says:

          Got a Mosin Nagant made by Remington arms. Son in law has one by Westinghouse. No sale on either one ever!

  15. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    The gun content equivalent of cotton candy. Just babble miscellaneous opinions at the camera. Wow, no.

  16. avatar BLAMMO says:

    I don’t own a Colt Python but I can’t believe it’s not on the list.

    1. avatar Mercury says:

      I sold my Python. Guy paid me more than twice what it was worth, and I still regret it. I got a custom GP-100 from the 80s that shoots like a dream for a fraction of the net, but I still miss that Python.

  17. avatar Timothy V Noecker says:

    Smith&Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum Revolver!!!

    1. avatar Mike says:

      I sold my Model 29. Had not shot it in years, made a good profit. Bought something that I would use

  18. avatar Jimmy James says:

    Bought and sold many garands. They just never did anything for me. Sold an SKS one time for $75. Can not imagine anyone paying $600 for one. Horrible ergonomics.

  19. avatar ed says:

    Why show a Smith & Wesson revolver when you’re talking about the Colt Detective Special??

  20. avatar Charlie says:

    OK. Here we go!

    I have owned five of the 10 “Guns you never want to sell”, and I don’t regret selling a single one of them! This guy is rating guns by their market value. Not their usefulness!

    I don’t want any safe queens, and I don’t give a flying flip about “Collector Prices”. All of my firearms are working guns, and they fill a niche. And that niche is subject to being filled by a better qualified candidate on a moment’s notice!

    So keep your Colt SAA, your BHP, and your Garand. I have better equipment, thank you very much!


    1. avatar Lupinsea says:


      The idea of selling a firearm used to be completely alien to me. Until I realized that there were a few pieces that were collecting dust that I just never shot any more (for whatever reason). So I put them to better use by selling them and rolling the proceeds over into something I do shoot more.

      I’m still reluctant to sell a gun but I’d rather sell it and get something I’m more interested in shooting rather than let them sit there.

      1. avatar frank says:

        if you’ve got the right kind of guns they can help fund your retirement quite nicely…getting that class III license back in the eighties was a very smart move…

    2. avatar Guntoter2 says:

      The STRONG attachment and LOVE of an object displaying an inordinate skill in combining BLUE STEEL and BURL WALNUT into an admired treasure , can only be FELT and appreciated by some one who recognizes the beauty of , AND, the artistic proficiency of the maker. — INCLUDE ME,—IN–

    3. avatar Jim L says:

      Totally agree Charlie its usefulness, depenabilaty, accuracy are most important to me. Seen some damn expensive weapons you couldn’t have given to me. Rather disappointed in the video.

  21. avatar ATFAgentBob says:

    Not to sell list should probably include all those Mosins, SKS, Carcanos, Garands, and SMLEs guys sold for like 80 bucks back in the day. Bet those guys are kickin themselves now. Next up all those Colt snake series guns, pre 64 model 70s, and pretty much anything else that either went outta production, changed, or sky rocketed in value due to artificial scarcity.

    1. avatar frank says:

      how about a Colt SP-1 Ar-15?……

  22. avatar former water walker says:

    So the consensus is we hate video’s. Irrelevant as I exceeded my highspeed phone GB for the month. Barely works when I get 4G…thanks for the list Chris.

  23. avatar Evan says:

    And here we are AGAIN. NO LIST. NO VIDEO. Why do I bother

  24. avatar anonymoose says:

    I agree with the Dragunov/Tigr, P210, SAA, and Detective Special, but the PSL shouldn’t be worth crap especially considering the “quality” of most of the builds. I would also have added pre-hole Smith & Wessons and Colt double-actions in general instead of naming the M29 and DS, and Chinese AKs and now probably Saigas (unless they ever lift that embargo) would have been a better choice than the Russian SKS. I wish the guys who have dozens of Garands WOULD sell their Garands because those old jerks are the ones making the market prices high. All the rich guys with clout just say “I got mine, so screw you guys,” which is the same reason the machinegun registry will never be reopened.

  25. avatar MLee says:

    I’ve had three guns that I let get away from me. One of them was that Walther P38 that my idiot mom lost at the Canadian border because they denied having it.
    Second was my Galil ARM 308 and lastly my Colt Python Nickle.
    Lot of money in those three guns today.

  26. avatar Seizure doc says:

    H & K Mark 23. Nothing like it.

  27. avatar Nanashi says:

    Any 80% build.

    1. avatar mark40sw says:

      ha ha!

  28. avatar strych9 says:

    A note and a question about the SKS.

    I’m assuming that when they say “Russian SKS” they mean with all Russian parts and matching numbers sans a force match is what generates such a price?

    Generally speaking, unless you’re buying one that’s being sold as described above I’m not sure how you would know what exactly you are buying. I’ve never seen a store, including LGSs that would allow a prospective buyer to disassemble a gun.

    Why exactly that is I don’t know (kinda assume they’re afraid the buyer can’t actually reassemble the thing) but I’ve walked away from at least a dozen purchases in my life because they wouldn’t let me actually inspect the item.

    1. avatar Wedge259 says:

      I think they’re worried about people who dont know what theyre doing damaging it. I cruise the used gun cabinets at Cabelas frequently, and they dont like me field stripping stuff to inspect. I looked at a Beretta 92 once and had it stripped apart and back together in about 15 seconds. The clerk frowned at me the whole time but then shrugged when I was done and said “it looks like you know what you’re doing, most dont”. If I get a clerk who says I can’t field strip ill tell them I wont buy it unless I can expect it and they’ll usually cave. The only recent exception is a S&W m1917 I put on layaway, they wouldnt let me dry fire it because it has a hammer mounted firing pin, and I didnt push the issue.

      1. avatar OFBG says:

        “they wouldnt let me dry fire it because it has a hammer mounted firing pin”

        Personally, I wouldn’t buy a gun from anyone so monumentally ignorant.

  29. avatar ironicatbest says:

    I don’t sell guns, I take them to the sidewalk and bash them with hammer , everyone cheers and pats me on the back. I feel so good I did a small part to stop the violence in Antarctica.

    1. avatar Nick Strickland says:

      Better than the rest of you liberals that take the hammer to the head of someone you disagree with.😉

  30. avatar Button Gwinnett says:

    I can read 5x as fast as a New Yawkah can talk. Videos are, quite literally, a massive waste of time.

  31. avatar Wedge259 says:

    I have a Tula made all matching Russian SKS, made in 1951. My dad bought it in the mid or late 90’s when they were coming into the country ridiculously cheap, I think he paid $99 for it, and it was in new condition at the time. I have personally seen it kill many deer! Now that dad is gone it is definitely a “never sell” gun more for the sentimental value, as a few of his guns are all that myself and three brothers have left from him, as well as his 64.5 Mustang. Unfortunately the rifle was stored poorly for a number of years and the finish is in rough shape now. Since I will never part with it I’m highly tempted to send it off to be refinished somewhere.
    Ive also bought and sold two Garands this year. Both I paid too much for and took a loss on because I didnt know what to look for. Both had loose stock fits. For now I have a Springfield 1903a3 that I bought in like new condition with a mirror bright barrel for only $450!

  32. avatar Attagreader says:

    The guns never to sell are the ones that work well and you obtained legally without an FFL check because you live or lived in a non-registration state. Double that for handguns with mags over 10 rounds and triple it for evil black rifles.

  33. avatar Will says:

    Please shut off autoplay on your video player

    1. avatar william jones says:

      I agree with a lot of people. List the weapons in question so we dont have to sit through a boring ass video. You will get a lot better ratings on your web site.

  34. avatar T j says:

    Just more clickbait.

  35. avatar OFBG says:

    Several comments:
    I too prefer lists over videos; while the presenter may be able to speak faster than he can type, I can read faster than he can speak.
    As with all lists, everyone has his own views. There are certainly many other guns one might want to keep rather than sell, and there are several on this list I might only own if I were convinced that someone else might be dumb enough to pay more for it than I did.
    Keeping a gun as an investment may be a good idea, but for how long? Unless you intend to provide for your heirs – who, unless they share your love of firearms may well sell off your collection as soon as they inherit it – you might just consider current prices, placing your treasured pieces with like-minded collectors, and getting out while the getting is good.

  36. avatar Buck Martin says:

    I have a gun that was made in Finland that is a 12 ga double barrel with one side a 30″ full choke, other barrel is a 30″ open and on the top is a 7.98 rifle, I presume it’s a Mauser but can’t confirm it. It’s got made in Finland but the name is worn off. I can’t find a date on the gun but an old gun collector friend of mine, he’s 88 and gets around like he’s 58, said he’s seen some similar to it, with a 30-06 rifle on top and he thinks it was manufactured between 1934 and 1940. Any clues as to the name of it?

    1. avatar OFBG says:

      I don’t know the manufacturer, but the type of gun you have is called a “drilling” so researching under that name. Having the rifle barrel on top seems unusual to me – all drillings I have seen have the rifled barrel on the bottom – so it might be easier to identify than you might think. If I get some time I’ll look for it, too.

  37. avatar Buck says:

    Being a gun hog and a Nam vet I have my fair share of weapons and I agree with everyone else out there regardless of what it is I’m not going to set there and watch a so called 2-3 minute advertised video which inevitably turns in to a 15-30 minute video where they bring you to what you think is the expectant highlighted moment of divulging their reason(s) for keeping, not keeping or their vaunted list of excellent weapons they would never part with when a list of weapons, just like one of the earlier commenters demonstrated is what everybody wants to see instead of the dissemination and rhetoric he broadcasts. I listened once but never again. A couple weapons I would never part with is the Colt M1911 and an original Belgium made Browning light 12 (ga) I bought in 1972 at Sears for $140. The clerk had it out putting it on sale for $150 and I told him I only had $140 and he sold it to me. I’ve since bought a 32″ full choke for turkey shoots and a 30″ open for birds. I was just wondering how many of you guys use your guns to hunt with that you would never part with. I use all of mine for hunting or spot shoots or competition shooting. I’m pretty good with rifles and shotguns but I couldn’t hit a door if I was standing next to the doorbell with any pistols. I enjoyed reading all your comments and was wondering if most of you bought guns just to keep them or use them as I do to hunt, target shoot or competition. I’ve been in pistol competition several times and come in last every time. Any suggestions I’m always open. I’m 73 so hurry if you have any advice:). Everyone take care, happy new year and God bless.

    1. avatar OFBG says:

      “I’ve been in pistol competition several times and come in last every time.”
      But did you have fun? If so, you’re a winner!

      1. avatar BJI says:

        Hi Buck! Thanks for your service!!!
        I’m 79 and I shoot in club matches every time one’s held and I’m able. I ALWAYS finish last or close to it but shooting is TOO MUCH FUN to not shoot! Our club has pistol, rifle and shotgun matches and I LOVE shooting them all!

  38. avatar Blue says:

    WHEN THE SUBJECT LINE SAYS SOMETHING, like, 10 Guns You Should Never Sell, and you open it and it’s not right there, best to just go on your way, unless you just like ads.

  39. avatar Paul R. says:

    I own a Walther ( Interarms version ) PPK/S that I would never sell, and no it’s not a safe Queen, although it is in mint condition. Going by a firearms monetary value seems to be a bit off to me. I am not a collector, nor do I want to be. A firearm is a tool meant to be used as one. An example of this way of thinking would be owning a 1950s or 60s Craftsman open end wrench or a new one, which is worth more? If the older one works why replace it. Money should not be the issue here. I did own a valuable Browning Hi Power that I couldn’t wait to get rid of, not because of it’s value but rather it’s incompatibility with me as I’m not a 9mm fan. What your saying is hold on to something ( even if you never shoot it ) because it’s worth money. OK for some but not
    for everyone. If a veteran of WW!! brought.back a German firearm because he took not off a dead Nazi, that vet probably would never think of selling it, and that is understandable as he’s not holding on to it for it’s
    monetary value, but rather something he has good or bad memories of. Money is not always the issue. I own an M1 Garrand my dad gave me, but he said before he passed away, this is yours to do with as you wish. When I find the right buyer ( not a collector ) someone who will shoot it, I will sell it as it has no meaning to me other then sentimental value. I don’t shoot it so why not let someone who will use it have it.
    IMO keeping a tool that never will be used as one makes no sense.

    1. avatar rt66paul says:

      A 1950s craftsman open end wrench was made of forged steel(like a snap on) The newer ones are cast steel, much bulkier and heavier. I will be glad to trade new for old.

  40. avatar Wayne Clark says:

    I am glad for the list but I enjoyed reading the comments. I’ll usually do that before hitting play, as that’s a tell-all for the video.
    I’ll add one to the list, if nothing else but a personal preference. A Smith & Wesson model 66 no dash, SS, including front & rear sights. Pre-lock (1972) & P&R. Why? Cause they don’t make them anymore. The 686 kind of took their place but that made it an L frame when they beefed the crane & forcing cone up & I like the K frame better (This is the personal preference part). That being said, I did trade it once for a pistol (Beretta) & another S&W .38 special & regretted it the day I did it. Happy ending though. I found it again & now have it back (same serial #) & it won’t go anywhere till I die & leave it to my son. Hell…I may take it with me. You never know if something needs shootin’ on the other side! Lol

  41. avatar Alan P. says:

    I have a Norinco SKS that has machined parts in-lieu of stamped. Back in the days of $80 SKS’s.

    1. avatar OFBG says:

      Oh, please don’t remind me! As a poor, married grad student I had to pass on those.
      Not as painful, however, as my father-in-law’s trade of a WWII bring-back Luger for a washing machine so long ago…

  42. avatar Dennis Clark says:

    Dang, I enjoyed this thread. Thanks all

  43. avatar John Lasky says:

    I have a S&W model 60 no dash that I WOULD NEVER SELL . Something about a revolver, always ready and easy to carry.

  44. avatar William Churchill says:

    Some of the guns in my opinion you should never get rid of are as follows. Winchester or Marlin 30-30 lever action rifles. I own a winchester 30-30 and a Marlin 45-70, both lever action. Both powerful and fairly fast shooting, but not considered an assult rifle. Henseforth the government will probably not target them for confiscation.. I would say a 22 rifle in any standard form, Ruger 10-22, marlin, savage, whether a bolt action or semi auto won’t be looked at as a viable threat by the government. The same can be said of most any revolver. A good shotgun, pump or semi automatic would be good as well. I own a Baby Eagle 45 acp. !0 in the mag and one in the pipe. Low capacity magazine, but hard hitting for either self defence or in a pinch, hunting if you’re a good shot. No, I’m not a prepper, but in today’s ever changing political climate, you never know.

  45. avatar Dick W says:

    Anything that comes in the form of a video or these idiotic animated whiteboard pitches with a disembodied hand writing and/or drawing on an imaginary whiteboard is automatically deleted without hearing/reading it. The “hook” is a subject line about something you want to know, then an endless intro with all kinds of repetitious nonsense and fairy tales; and often they never say a word about what the subject line indicates the presentation is allegedly about). You go crazy trying to find the info you want (e.g., the one that says if you are using one of these four brands of shampoo, you are giving yourself dementia….or words to that effect). The “bait-and-switch” thing makes me hate the seller and vow to never buy their damned product or info or whatever. I don’t have the time to sit and watch these endless presentations, particularly if they never contain any info pertaining to what the subject line that sucked me in promises to reveal.

  46. avatar mr_bad_example says:

    i picked up a “new” SKS 20 something years ago for $150, around the same time i got a S&W 686 with an 8-3/8 barrel for around $500, 2 of my prize possessions.

  47. avatar Terry Graham says:

    Not to mention that auto-play videos eat up our data. That is a big deal for us rubes out in the rhubarb, who use a mobile hotspot for computer/internet access, with a monthly 10G data limit.

  48. avatar Michael says:

    The first picture of the Colt Detective Special that you showed was a Smith and Wesson.

  49. avatar David Spencer says:

    Military retired and there for my Remington M1911 a1 will be removed from me only from my cold dead hand, and with an empty magazine. Picked it up in 1959 at Honolulu Sporting Goods at Alakia St. Some idiot had it chrome plated but, did a perfect job as the lettering is impeccable. Hand made wood gripes out of “Monkey Pod” wood in place of the beautiful hand made Abalone shell grips. Replaced them because the firing recoil shock could easily shatter them. Surprisingly, it groups at fifty yards at three inches, and yet it is not accurized. Too “flashy’ to carry but is a great house protector.
    My S&W model 60 is a good ankle holster weapon when used with the elastic/velcro “Renegade” brand, non-slide, high strap set-up. Lays flat, no flop around even when running. S&W model 36 square butt carried high under the arm is quite fast to draw. Needlless to say, the rule for the 1911 applies here too. Both S&W’s hold a group of two inches at 25 feet. My .357 Ruger Blackhawk, sn. 715, won the “Quick Draw” competetion at Wheeler/Wahaiwa Rodeo in 1961 and has bagged 4 deer, yep, my favorite. Colt Lightning cal 38 colt, 4″ barrel, “Police model” (no under barrel ejector
    housing) Is a wall hanger. Goes nicely with the 30-30, 1936 Winchester Mod 94. Robertson barrel into a Mauser 98 frame, sporterized 2 way grip stock and a 2/10 scope, cal 30-06 going absolutely nowhere, nor is the Marlin 1976 Centennial 30-30. You won’t find a nicer Winchester 12 ga. Mod 50 semi-auto except maybe in a museum. It stays, as does Singer M-1 carbine.

  50. avatar Joe says:

    I have #4 from WWll with German eagle and other German markings. The FN gun is in super condition. was put away after the war and I don’t think it was ever touched until this past year.I also have the paper work form the US army releasing it to the soldier as a war souvenir. It also has a holster but believe it to be a US holster of that time. Not pitted or rusted and the wood grips were in very good shape and have curators wax on them now. Any idea what this gun is worth?

  51. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Well, as I’ve said to Our Overlords, I block ads & the rest & that’s not going to change.

    I also pay for my fun, so I kick TTAG more or less a specialty mag subscription fee, more or less each year. (I decline, however to sign up for any “recurring” subscription fee kind of thing, from anybody. Delegating the “right” to charge me later is a surrender too far. When my subscription runs out, I’ll choose to pay again, or not. Somehow, this keeps my sense of the value I get, and what I pay more lined up. Imagine.)

    Surprisingly, paying my way for the curation and content I value, what AmaTwitGoogBook chooses to push, or block has approximately no impact on what I see. Almost like I’m in charge of myself. (The analogy to personal defense is left as an exercise.)

  52. avatar James69 says:

    Pump Action .22 – Pick your flavor. Mine is a Winchester 61 TD barn gun, made in 1936. Love it. Shot a crow with it just last week, just because I COULD!!!

    WTF? Where’s the Webley .455 ??? Really?

  53. avatar Wally1 says:

    Guns I would never sell: Winchester 1886 45-90, HK P7M8, HK P7M10, Custom Ruger paddle stock ported 338 win mag mod 77 stainless, 1948 Winchester Mod 12 trap and a Sears single shot 20 ga from when I was 7. Yea that’s about it. OK, maybe a FN STG58 and Marlin lever 357. Everything else can go…

  54. avatar Grumpster says:

    The list will be different for everyone.

    Guns are horrible investments however and the ones I have are because I trust them and like to shoot them.

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