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June 24, 2023 - 5:47 pm
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I have four pre-64 model 94’s. Should I be happy with what I have or keep acquiring them? Rhetorical question.

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Answer doesn’t matter. Once you acquire two or three they just start showing up. There’s nothing you can or should do other than enjoy them!

 

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pine_worker said
I have four pre-64 model 94’s. Should I be happy with what I have or keep acquiring them? Rhetorical question.

  

Do you have all of the calibers covered?

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pine_worker said
I have four pre-64 model 94’s. Should I be happy with what I have or keep acquiring them? Rhetorical question.

  

This is my answer to your question – Lay’s Potato Chips commercial from the late 1960s. – YouTube

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Bert H. said

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I have four pre-64 model 94’s. Should I be happy with what I have or keep acquiring them? Rhetorical question.

  

This is my answer to your question – Lay’s Potato Chips commercial from the late 1960s. – YouTube

  

Bert Lahr, aka “The Cowardly Lion”, correct?

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pine_worker said

I have four pre-64 model 94’s. Should I be happy with what I have or keep acquiring them? Rhetorical question.

Lucky is the man satisfied with what he’s got. 

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When your family lowers you into the ground?

I call myself a collector as it sounds better than hoarder

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Bill Hockett said
When your family lowers you into the ground? 

Leaving them to worry about disposing of your collection?  It’s a RARE family that includes someone who actually wants to inherit your hobby. 

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clarence said

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When your family lowers you into the ground? 

Leaving them to worry about disposing of your collection?  It a RARE family that includes someone who actually wants to inherit your hobby. 

  

My son wants all I have! Don’t know I want him to have it all. Wish I could take it with me.

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pine_worker said

clarence said

Bill Hockett said

When your family lowers you into the ground? 

Leaving them to worry about disposing of your collection?  It a RARE family that includes someone who actually wants to inherit your hobby. 

  

My son wants all I have! Don’t know I want him to have it all. Wish I could take it with me.

  

One way to not have to face the dilemma of disposing of a large collection is to not acquire it in the first place.  This is known as the, “no-fun” method and requires much more discipline than most of us have.

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Should I buy more Winchesters? That question is not even in My realm of logical thinking. Can I buy more Winchesters, well that’s a whole different questionWink.

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Henry Mero said
Should I buy more Winchesters? That question is not even in My realm of logical thinking. Can I buy more Winchesters, well that’s a whole different questionWink.

  

Great answer. Do it until you can’t!

 

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My wife suggested right before the last Rock Island Auction that it was time for me to stop acquiring. I disagreed and accuired….. Life has been uncomfortable since I picked up the rifle yesterday. LOL. I’m sure she’ll get over it…..or not.

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Well, acquired another one, just like Lays potato chips, a 1906 Sporting Rifle, 26” round barrel in 32 WS. Don’t tell the wife!

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pine_worker said
Well, acquired another one, just like Lays potato chips, a 1906 Sporting Rifle in 32 WS. Don’t tell the wife!  

Sounds like you need to go fire up your Amazon account and purchase the Party Size bag of Lays Laugh

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btbell said
And then there was this guy….

https://hibid.com/catalog/449802/winchester-model-94-gun-auction 

Monomania personified.  Though the largest gun collection I’ve ever heard of is dwarfed by the fantastic collections of cars,  motorcycles, & general antiques, I mean multiple warehouses full of them, that are shown repeatedly on American Pickers. 

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And then there was this guy….

https://hibid.com/catalog/449802/winchester-model-94-gun-auction

  

Now that was really something!

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steve004 said

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And then there was this guy….

https://hibid.com/catalog/449802/winchester-model-94-gun-auction

  

Now that was really something!

  

Not really, most are unremarkable specimens. I saw him and this collection displayed at a show years ago. Ranger Jackson, OTOH, was a very interesting man and avid gun collector. He even played bit parts in a few of my favorite movies.

 

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But still an interesting project. It wouldn’t be near as many specimens but doing one for every year of Model 1886 production would be fun to see.  I’m not surprised to hear the ’94 collector was an interesting fellow.

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