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Gotta spouse question.
March 11, 2019
12:18 pm
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Have to ask.  Does anyone else in this Winchester community have a spouse that rolls her/his eyes when the term Winchester is mentioned? (after 33 years) 🙂  Or is everyone married to someone who loves to assist searching in each antique store nook and cranny for that next rare, BIG Winchester find?  My wife just doesn't seem to understand me/us. Kiss

March 11, 2019
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When I started buying and collecting my wife, now deceased, would always remind me "We can't afford that". After a few years when I started selling some of My"spares" and actually making some money on them, She started to get the idea that maybe this guy I'm married to does know what He's doing and maybe I'll help Him out. We had 51 years to-gether and went to a lot of gunshows together and had a lot of great times. We both enjoyed the people, the travel, and the history. Good luck and don't be to hard on her , after all she's just a girl, and what do they know about guy stuff lol.

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March 11, 2019
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Dave, I think my wife is related to your wife.  Early on she used to go to the shows with me.  But now, no way.  The exception is when there is something else going on that she wants to do.  I was quite adept at scheduling trips around gun shows and drag races.

March 11, 2019
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Yes, after 39 years she still gives me "that look"!  But if the item happens to be really nice and the wood has a lot of figure, all of a sudden it becomes "Hers" and it better stay home and not go to the range.  I am blessed to have her!  Besides, she takes care of all the finances and I gotta get her to cough up the dough or no goodies!  RDB

March 11, 2019
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 When I started collecting my rule was family comes first, business comes second, and guns come third. Now that I'm retired second and third are reversed. Happy wife, happy life. I have friends that have AD guns and they suck. AD guns are never as nice as BD guns.  The A stands for after, the B stands for before, and the D stands for divorce. T/R

March 12, 2019
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I consider myself lucky, my wife knows the look in my eye when it comes to a hunt or a new Winchester piece. She has said,and I quote’ it’s not like your throwing money away, you have something concrete that has a value’. She also knows it’s money that I either earn on a side job or a Saturday...... since she started shooting and hunting, the first thing she asks is if we will be able to shoot it- like I said I consider myself lucky

March 12, 2019
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I am very lucky and agree with much of what Bill Hanzel said.  My wife was born and raised in Canada.  Until we met, she was extremely unfamiliar with firearms of any type.  Because she enjoyed seeing my passion for collecting, (western memorabilia, boxed ammo and anything cowboy, Colt and Winchester) she never questioned any purchase I've ever made.  She has also seen the profit that comes from selling pieces out of the collection.  I've never kept anything from her and she knows that not one penny spent on the collection, has been taken from our family funds.  My collecting money has come exclusively from selling parts and pieces of this collection.  Now, as I reach 70, I am selling off much of what I have collected.  The one important thing I've learned from my collector friends who have gone on before me, is that we don't live forever and it is impossible to take this stuff with us.  I can't in all good conscience, leave this huge amount of stuff for my family to worry about.  It isn't fair to the ones I love and who have supported my habit for the past 55 years. 

March 12, 2019
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Have really enjoyed reading all of the replies guys, these are great. Thanks!  With your permission I may read a few of these to my wife, but of course only the ones that will benefit me and enhance any future opportunities for a Winchester.  All kidding aside I'm blessed and thank God for my wife of 33 years and the mother of my 2 kids.  Lord only knows where I'd be without her.  No AD for this guy, T/R.  Smile  

March 12, 2019
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My wife doesn't care for the gun shows, she is happy to just let me go on my own. Now if there is something else in the area, she will come along on the trip and then go do her own thing.

One thing I tried, but did not get away with, was to name our son after the Winchester. My dads Uncle Chet got me started in hunting, his full name was Chester. I wanted make our sons first and middle names Wynn Chester, we would call him Chet. That did not work for her at all. My next try was Colt, she liked that and that's what we named him.

March 13, 2019
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Many years ago, I had an AKC registered Queensland Blue Heeler pup.  I registered him under the name Winchester Blue.  Called him Chester.  The name suited that dog, right down to the ground.

March 13, 2019
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I employ a sophisticated, long time tested and proven methodology which makes excessive Winchester acquisitions quite an easy and painless proposition.  It is a simple and unsophisticated process.  Treat her with respect.  And spoil the hell out of her.

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A hundred rifles later it definitely seems to work!!

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March 13, 2019
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 Michael, You are a wise man! T/R

March 14, 2019
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I have to agree with Michael; heck- the Jewelry TV folks probably know more about my bride of 23 years than I do... sad....  But; I NEVER ask how much she paid for a piece of jewelry.  I just tell her that I like it and it looks good on her.  (Hint- she only shows me the ones she likes, so I can't go wrong).  It too has paid off- I just tell her I found a ____ and want to get it.  

Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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March 14, 2019
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rwsem said
I have to agree with Michael; heck- the Jewelry TV folks probably know more about my bride of 23 years than I do... sad....  But; I NEVER ask how much she paid for a piece of jewelry.  I just tell her that I like it and it looks good on her.  (Hint- she only shows me the ones she likes, so I can't go wrong).  It too has paid off- I just tell her I found a ____ and want to get it.    

What I don't get, is where are the Jewelry TV folks, QVCs and Home Shopping shows for us?????????  Yell

March 14, 2019
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There used to be an unintentionally-hilarious late-night infomercial called "The Knife Show" where they sold various knives QVC style. Couple of idiots almost gigged each other on occasion. Someone has to have put together a highlight reel. I'd like to see that.

 

Quick Google search...here we go!

 

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March 14, 2019
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Oh Steve, that has me cracking up! Laugh  Notice in the knife description that it has 'Lifetime Warranty'.  Thanks for the belly laugh, I needed that.

March 14, 2019
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So here a while back I was just walking in the back door after work carrying a nice straight taper model 70 375.

It had just showed up at work. That seems to happen occasionally.

Princess was there and ask "Where did that come from?"

I replied "New Haven"

She says "Why is it here?"

Me "It wants to be with its friends"

She smiles and just rolled her eyes.

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