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Geauxtiga
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Are you the guy that in previous threads said you didn't understand people keeping a gun because of sentimental value or something like that?
Yup. Hell, I'm looking at selling a .32 revolver I ended up with from my grandparents. It's pretty useless, problem is, it's pretty worthless too.

Never make financial decisions based on sentimental value. Practicality > Sentimentality.

And hell, they're dead so I'm sure they won't mind.



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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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didn't understand people keeping a gun because of sentimental value


Da fuq?






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wickowick
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FYI- Don't shoot steel shot through the gun...





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Tiger 79
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There are Browning Auto 5's in 16 gauge and then there are the ones with "Sweet Sixteen" engraved on the side.

Either way, the gun in mint condition is a pretty valuable piece. If its dinked up consider using it as a "shooter" but you cannot use steel shot out of that gun.







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windriver
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Are you serious?





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Indfanfromcol
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I actually saw this website but had trouble seeing what I was looking for. Had clicked on the A-5 part and thought that what I found didn't even resemble the other serial numbers. But my mind has been fried today too.






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KingRanch
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Never make financial decisions based on sentimental value.


I have two colts that my paw paw carried around the pacific. They are worth more to me than my truck.
It's not a "financial decision" at all.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Practicality > Sentimentality


If I was trying to save myself from dying in a post war apocalyptic wasteland, sure.

If I'm living in my air conditioned house, no damn way.






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Indfanfromcol
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FYI- Don't shoot steel shot through the gun...



Thanks for the warning. Just got it today and still trying to research as much as possible.






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Geauxtiga
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Are you serious?
Dead serious...no pun intended.






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Indfanfromcol
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Either way, the gun in mint condition is a pretty valuable piece.


Yeah, it is in perfect condition. I am going to take it by a gunsmith to make sure all the parts are still right and working. Don't want to do anything myself since I am new to the process and don't want to hurt the value of the gun itself by making rookie mistakes.






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TClayboy99
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Yeah, I couldn't identify your serial number.

Look on the bottom of the gun for the serial number as shown...







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Geauxtiga
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If I was trying to save myself from dying in a post war apocalyptic wasteland, sure.

If I'm living in my air conditioned house, no damn way.



Love it!

Hey, I know I'm in the minority here. Just my view. I don't mean to be controversial and certainly respect anyone feeling the way they do about hand-me-downs. I'm just not one of them.






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iwyLSUiwy
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You're brother is an idiot.





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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My pawpaw threw away an old camera that my great uncle brought back from germany that he got off a nazi in WWII because "That damn thing didn't work anymore"

It had pictures on the film that were never developed. I'm still mad at him for that






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bbvdd
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There is no way I'd sell it if I were you. That being said if you do want to sell it I will gladly buy it. I really want a .16. It's an awesome gauge.





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Geauxtiga
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Yeah, it is in perfect condition.
Prolly never used it cause he never could find 16 gauge shells.






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Indfanfromcol
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Thats where I got that number from.


And looked on their website. They will give you all the info you want, as long as you cough up $40 at the same time.






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Indfanfromcol
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Prolly never used it cause he never could find 16 gauge shells.




Well, if walmarts were as big now as they were then, he wouldn't of had any problems.






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Geauxtiga
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My pawpaw threw away an old camera that my great uncle brought back from germany that he got off a nazi in WWII because "That damn thing didn't work anymore"
My dad had a pretty extensive coin collection. I told my sister she could have it. I had absolutely NO INTEREST in money I couldn't spend and if she didn't want it, I'd cash it in.

I don't like clutter.






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