I think I have too many rifles!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jpattersonnh, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Just spent 3 hours cleaning rifles that I really don't use. Some are high end european sporters, others are Classic matching military rifles. A couple just got a quick bore cleaning, others I broke down completely and really detailed them. One of my all time favorites is still my 1955 Husqvarna 8x57 that is built on a 1947 Belgian 98 receiver. Only 10,000 of these receivers were ever made. Husqvarna built a limited amount of rifles each year on them from 1947 to 1962. It sports the original short side rail scope mount. The bolt is matched to the receiver which is odd for a civilian rifle, stamped under the bolt at the root. The palm swell is perfectly flat in the original Walnut stock. 55 years old and nothing I see now comes close.
     
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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Wait a minute! It is not possible to have "too many rifles". We may have to suspend your membership for even having such a thought!
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    What? Too many what??? :eek:
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    jpattersonnh, are you smoking crack?
     
  5. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Yes...Yes...you do have way to many and you really need to send me about half of them so you won't feel bad about owning so many. On the lighter side no one can have to many Guns.
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Sad part is I have over 6000 rounds loaded for those rifles.
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Not enough! Get busy!
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Actually, I'm drinking a beer.
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I think you've had too many.....
     
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Still got over 12,000 in sulplus if that counts. Man it does go fast.
     
  11. junho806

    junho806 New Member

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  12. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Naa, just gettin' warmed up. I gotta go split some wood now. .
     
  13. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Funny, i've got a truck load I'm getting ready to unload and split....
     
  14. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    What you need is a nice NcStar scope to put on one of them.
     
  15. Mack Bolan

    Mack Bolan New Member

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    i'm just curious, if someone were to try to catch up to you on that, and started buying up several guns a month and several lots of ammo....would one get a suspicious visit or call from the ATF?
     
  16. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    You are looking at it all wrong! :mad:

    There is nothing better than finding a firearm in your safe that you forgot you you had! :D
     
  17. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Only if you bought 2 or more handguns in a 5 day period..... :rolleyes:
     
  18. Mack Bolan

    Mack Bolan New Member

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    i dont know, it felt like a stupid question, but it seems like one of those things where you'd think why wouldn't they (get suspicious) but then again how could they (have time and funds to investigate) in every case...

    any how....sounds like not a bad problem to have JP....

    do you have a cleaning lady......a gun cleaning lady i mean:D
     
  19. Car54

    Car54 New Member

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    I think a club trip to NH is in order to help alleviate a problem. Be there in an hour...what's for dinner?
     
  20. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    If you stay at 2 guns a week, no. When you hit 3, yes. Maybe not a visit, but a flag. Your FFL will get the visit. Ammo does not matter. My FFL was visited by the ATF after 40 years without a hick-up. It was my purchases.
     
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