A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, May 19, 2008

Unwanted Inheritance

Honest old Colt 38 Super. Gun was in family 4 generations(Great-Grandpa's pistol).Serial in low 10,000 range. Only 30,000 Supers produced before the WWII. Gun shoots great. The 38 Super was most powerful handgun until .357 Mag came along. All prewar 1911's are highly sought after with 38 Supers being especially prized.
Somehow, I find unwanted guns like these to be rather sad. Maybe I should establish an orphanage for old Colts......

Current Bid $1,825.00 Buy it now for three grand.

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8 Comments:

Blogger DJK said...

How do you find them?? I just want a couple of nice guns for my own collection.

8:18 PM  
Blogger Turk Turon said...

Wow! Me want.

Elliot Ness and the Untouchables used 38-super in 1911s and (get this!) Thompsons. That must've been a flamethrower. Day-um.

Hey, where's my income tax rebate!?

8:34 PM  
Blogger Diogenes said...

Yikes!! The 38 Super is my favorite 1911 chambering, but $3K is way outta' my price range. I've got a custom built Commander that I put together over 15 years ago that my heirs will have to figure out what to do with. I'm not parting with it while I still draw breath...

8:57 PM  
Blogger nature223 said...

I love those guns..(dont think I'd shoot them though)make a wonderful addition to your collection...
GUN PRON....MMmmm MMmm good

9:02 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

It is a mercy that you take pity on such underappreciated articles.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No!

I don't understand how you sell something that has been in your family and handed down for four generations.

If I didn't have a family member that would appreciate an heirloom like that to hand it down to, then I would rather just give it to someone outside of the family that would.

I was in a gun shop a couple of weeks ago when I young man brought in a bunch of old rifles and pistols that was passed on to him by his grandfather. He was trying to find out if they would pay more for them than the pawn shops he'd been to. I couldn't even understand. I had to leave the store.

On the other hand, I've picked up some great old guns that were at gun shops because of that very reason.

Tokarev

12:45 AM  
Blogger lee n. field said...

"Great Grandpa's gun"? It better be dire necessity that's causing this guy to sell.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Better the gun auctioned off or sold to a pawn or gun shop, than sold at a "Gun Buyback" and melted into a manhole cover, or left to languish in a dank basement untill its it welded solid with rust.

My father owned two guns that he bought as a boy growing up in farm country. He later decided (for reasons still unknown to me) to become a gun fearing liberal. The guns remained hidden somewhere in his basement for a quarter century. When I got into shooting I asked to see them....they had become little more than scrap iron.

I do have some heirlooms from my Wife's family, and they are in marvelous condition....I still wish I could say "This is my father's gun"

Still it would have been better that those guns had found a loving home when he gave up caring for them so maybe some other person could have "Their Father's Gun" that just happend to belong to my Father first....

10:51 AM  

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