I've lost some close friends and family over the last couple of years and I keep seeing the same thing in each case. Their guns go to family members but those family members don't know anything about their guns. Those guns have sentimental value to those people simply because they belonged to a loved one, but that's it. It's sad to have to explain to someone that they should probably hang on to an old beat up rifle because it was their great great grandpa's, and had been passed down for five generations (they should know that!!!). There just seems to be a complete disconnect among families right now, and so much family history is being lost as a result. I had to explain to one person that a pistol he inherited came from a German officer in WWII killed by his great grandfather. The officer and his GGF literally ran into each other and the officer put the gun to his GGF's head, pulled the trigger, and it didn't go off. That gun never misfired afterwards. It was sad that person didn't know that piece of their family history, and it would have been even worst if that piece of their family history was lost. It's sucks loosing so many close friends and relatives, but its even worse seeing how little their families knew about them. It's really sad and I keep seeing it. So just a heads up to everyone, if you have special gun with a lot of sentimental value make sure someone knows about it. And write it down just in case.