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Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:25:16 PM »
   Okay, I been storaging alot of my stuff.  My room's been basically overloaded, stacked to the brim with STUFF.   I shoved out 35 years of G&A, Shooting Times, Guns,etc.  About 1,500 pounds of magazines, I've saved all my scope boxes+receipts, I packaged up a huge tub of mil-surp AK pouches and slings,etc.   

Material to home-make some AK mag rigs, surplus other stuff and.....just...wow...  :facepalm   I'm a packrat to the third degree.   Anyway, I got to looking at some of my stuff and I am truly un-decided on a few things.

  I've got stuff for guns I've sold and am keeping "just in case" I ever get another one..... 9 Mini-14 magazines, Mini-14 folding stock, 24 FAL magazines,   8 PSL magazines+pouches, + SVD stock set for a PSL, those are the most "noticable" and easily decided items.

    Well I'm just thinking a little bit on stuff and am wanting your opinions.   

  #1.  I'm thinking I'll hang onto the stuff....mainly because....if I ever rebought it, I'll pay more than I am gonna get right now.
 
    That said.....This next year I've got to drastically cut back on my normal spending....almost to the point of......zero spending.  :o  Which is a shocker considering that I've (foolishly...well...sorta :cool ) spent the last 3 years blowing almost all of my disposable income on scopes, guns and ammunition.

   I mean some stuff, like the Mini-14 magazines, they're not gonna bring much, alot of Mini's around here, no need selling.

   But some stuff, like the FAL magazines......I've got a M14 for .308, I'm pretty much all AK's for shorter-range....I'll probably not get another FAL  :shrug   I've got loads of surplus 7.62, and I could probably trade out the magazines for a 7.62 Ishapore Enfield that I'm wanting. 

 PSL magazines?  I might actually get another PSL at some point, PSL magazines are running about $50 for the like-new ones.  I should keep them....maybe? Or sell em for $50 and just go to a Vepr IF..I ever did get anothe 54R?

  I dunno.   Just wonderin' y'alls opinions.  I didn't realize how much stuff I have for guns I no longer have, and hadn't really thought about when I couldn't afford stuff on a long-term basis :cool
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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 05:54:30 PM »
You should sell the FAL mags to me.

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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 09:02:55 PM »
You should sell the FAL mags to me.

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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 09:58:12 PM »
*jedi mind trickls back*....24 magazines....sold...for.......$720.....  :neener

  Lol, I dunno, I've had the last couple of years good, my wages aren't huge, but part of that tradeoff is lower insurance, no rent,etc.     I've had few expenses other than clothing, vehicle insurance/repairs and some other work-related expenses.   I was in that "sweet spot" of spending that comes along between broke childhood and broke adulthood  :rotfl.

    I just never sell stuff....but I know I'll probably never use them.   :shrug   Or, that stuff just a drop in the bucket, hold on and keep them in case the price shoots up even more?   Or will someone make polymer mags for the PSL's, causing current mag prices to drop?

 terrible situation I know, oh you've got sympathy for a guy having too much  :neener    I'm just bound and determined to....ah....consolidate a bit and lose as very few firearms as I have to due to living expenses in the future.

   Hell, life was easier when I figured I'd never have a girlfriend  :cool
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 02:17:43 AM »
Life is always less complicated before women!  :neener

If you earnestly think you're going to re-buy the guns that go to the stuff you have, you may as well keep it and pack it away.  If not, sell it, recover some of what you spent, and save it or get something you will use.  From the sound of it, you can probably keep the PSL mags, ditch the Mini-14 mags and unload the FAL mags for a good amount, and save the cash and your earnings through the next year.

Also, I recently bought an Ishapore Enfield.  I love the idea of a .308 bolt action battle rifle, however, I have yet to really appreciate my purchase.  The Ishapore is stinkin' heavy.  It feels considerably heavier than my No. 3 Mk. 1.  It makes it a bit harder to shoot without a rest.  It would be a great candidate for some "modifications" if it weren't so dang pretty.  The metal butt plate also puts a hurtin on your shoulder real quick.  Take it for what you will, just my observations.
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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 08:04:58 AM »
Also, I recently bought an Ishapore Enfield.  I love the idea of a .308 bolt action battle rifle, however, I have yet to really appreciate my purchase.  The Ishapore is stinkin' heavy.  It feels considerably heavier than my No. 3 Mk. 1.  It makes it a bit harder to shoot without a rest.  It would be a great candidate for some "modifications" if it weren't so dang pretty.  The metal butt plate also puts a hurtin on your shoulder real quick.  Take it for what you will, just my observations.
Ah good to hear someone else who's got one.   I guess I really, really want an Enfield, but all the .303's locally, I've NEVER seen one in decent shape, and price of .303 ammunition, I figured the Ishapore might be a good alternative.   I've handled a couple and they're pretty heavy though I will agree.
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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 08:50:03 AM »
I'd hang on to it.  I regret selling 80% of the gun stuff I've ever sold.  So if you are on the fence, hang on to the stuff until you are sure.
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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2012, 12:54:56 PM »
"...35 years of G&A, Shooting Times, Guns,etc..."

 I stopped keeping entire magazines years ago. Instead, I cut out or copy those articles of interest to me. I have a dedicated file cabinet to file the articles acording to subject.
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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 06:32:48 PM »
You always need something the week after you sold it or got rid of it.   :facepalm   Store it properly and it will be there for you in time of need.   
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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2012, 06:46:18 PM »
Keep it all, at least for a year.  If there are any rumors of a hi-cap ban, in the next year, sell them then, and get the most for your trouble.  After a year, if no opportunities present themselves, just go ahead and sell.



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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 04:19:58 PM »
stuff can accumulate and get out of hand if you let it.

the questions that needs answering: do you want any of these guns? think back to why you got rid of them in the first place. Would you put them to any practical purpose? would you ever choose the mini over one of your AK's or the FAL/PSL over the M1A?

in terms of packratting all the mags could be tucked away in a box pretty easily, it's the stocks that take up space...

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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 06:11:15 PM »
A note on stuff in general:  stuff is supposed to serve you, not you serving it.  Unless you are opening a firearms storage depot or museum, it is possible to have enough stuff that takes away from you doing what you want to do.  Do you have room?  Can you box up stuff in an organized way and put it in long term storage?  If you could sell the magazines to a rifle you don't have and use the money to improve a rifle you do have it sounds like a good deal.  Another thing about having stuff but not being in a desperate situation is you can offer sale or trades in a strong position.  Sell it at your price or not, no loss.  If you get into a bind and have to sell stuff in a hurry it will always be painful.

I sold the first gun I bought for myself and never regretted it.  I gave away another one (a $99 SKS) and still get a little misty remembering it.  Others are interesting memories but not regrets. 

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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 06:18:07 PM »
Hmmm.....lotta good advice.  Especially the keeping it a year and seeing if I need it/want a gun again.

  I got the space, I just shudder when I realize how in my relatively short time of gun-acquiring I've literally got a milsurp store in my own storage bins  :facepalm

    And I do think I'll eventually get anotehr 54R "sniper rifle"....BUT..if I do the New Vepr's look good, especially since they got 10 round mags for them now.

 
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Re: Some advice...Strange.not strange?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2012, 12:17:32 AM »
I just got all my guns and ammo out of storage after my move. Without the safe, it might have all fit in my truck, but I needed a trailer for the safe, so it got spread out a bit. It's giving me a chance to organize a bit. I have less ammo than I thought, but enough of most calibers and way more brass than I realized. I have no idea how to store my mags in any organized manner in the new house, but I'll figure it out.

It also gave me a reason to get rid of some stuff (hauling it). I sold one rifle to my cousin, I may have sold one to my uncle, got rid of a Mosin before the move. I've only got a couple more things I want to get rid of.

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2012, 12:28:51 AM »
I unloaded all kinds of stuff when I moved last year, and not just gun gear. Sell it all and buy something you will use instead of hoarding because you might use it.
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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2012, 08:43:39 AM »
Nothing will motivate you to clear out some crap better than moving.

It does indeed.  On our last move, a hauler took away five loads of junk, and we cleared about $700 at the garage sale.
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 12:18:50 PM »
Another angle here to consider- 

The stuff you honestly won't be using, why try to make a killing off it?  Find a deserving soul and make them a sweet deal.  Karma my friend.  Karma.  It works.

The big trick is the "stuff I won't be using" category.  Figuring out what is and is not truly viable for future use in your specific case is the key.  Do you have a trusted friend or family member to talk it through with?  That always helps me in cases like this.

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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2012, 08:34:27 AM »
The stuff you honestly won't be using, why try to make a killing off it?  Find a deserving soul and make them a sweet deal.  Karma my friend.  Karma.  It works.


 I agree to that.  I try to ask what is a fair price, I don't like people trying to screw every last dollar out of something  :cool
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