I hear you too. If it were a valuable piece of history, or at least more valuable than, say, $100, I would keep it. As I tell people all the time, just because it is rare and/or old doesn't mean its worth anything. I have whats left of an old double-barrel shotgun that is rusted solid and the wood has completely rotted away (none left), but that I am hanging on to. I am also keeping a Carcano that is probably worth maybe $75.