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Old 02-15-2017, 11:04 AM
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I recently posted on a local forum to sell or trade a Glock of some description just to move it from the safe. I offered it for a small sale price but really wanted to trade for a Smith revolver.
I got a response from a young guy who said he had some interest if we could get together. We met at a local burger joint had a small lunch and went to the car where he showed me his revolver and I showed him my Glock.
He told me his grandfather had passed away and left him this beautiful Model 19-4 Nickel plated with target hammer and trigger.
I asked if we could deal he said yes he really wanted the Glock and then supprised me by saying that he wasn't a revolver guy and didn't know his grandfather that well.
I walked away with this beautiful Smith & Wesson Model 19 and a sad feeling about the poor grandad!
Took it home cleaned it up and removed the grips to find grandpa's name inscribed on the inside of the frame.
I will keep it just to remember him and perhaps pass it along to a great grand child of mine with the sad story of how i came to have it.
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I'd be willing to bet, if mine are still around when my kids or grandkids get to cleaning up when I'm gone, they won't care two hoots in heck about them, and they'll be sold ASAP.

Won't bother me a bit. They're just things.
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Why cant that happen to me. I have a non fired Glockomatic. Hint-hint. Your gun is so bright it looks blue. I hope you paid for his burger and slept well that night.

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Pawnshops are full of things that Grandpa or Grandma thought highly of but the person who inherited it did not. Poor people have poor ways and the best thing you can hope to leave anyone is a good example and a fond memory.
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I guess we are wired different. But to each his own. Beautiful revolver and at least someone will remember the old grandad.
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While the trade is lopsided value wise I don't see a problem with selling grandpa's stuff. It's just stuff someone owned. Besides there may be a reason he doesn't know his grandpa too well. Bad and unsavory people become grandpas too!

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It's a S&W beauty,wish my Gpa had left me a beautiful S&W M-19. Safe Queen...Enough said!
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Good score. My good friend and LGS owner gets most of his older revolvers, shotguns and bolt action rifles from two groups, the heirs to dad or grandads guns and dad or granddad themselves when they know their heirs are uninterested. Last week I witnessed one of those transactions when a man in his late 70's brought in three very nice Winchester Model 70's and two S&W's, a 629-1 and 29-3, both 8 3/8ths inchers. His wife had just died and he was moving into a seniors apartment. He offered the guns to his son who was not interested. Guy said his son has a Glock an AK-47 and some other modern plastic "stuff".
My uncle did the same thing when my grandad died. He sold my granddads two Savage Model 99's, a Winchester Model 12 and a S&W pre-model 10 the day after the funeral!
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My parents collected bird figurines. When I got them I kept one, offered the rest to my siblings (no takers), then sold or gave them away.

There may be a thread about me on the Creepy Bird Figurine Forum asking how I could sell those fine warblers and nuthatches and crested boobies. I have other things to remember my folks by (including guns).

Thats a beautiful Model 19. Congrats.
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I have collections in several areas that my kids might not be interested in.
So as I get older I will probably sell off some stuff to people who are interested in them. I would rather see a stranger take care of an old bicycle for instance than have it rust away in my son's garage. I tell my friend don't take it personally, your kids just have different interests. Willyboy
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I'd be pleased if one of my kids decided to hold on to one of my guns as a keepsake. But the fact is, neither of them really has an interest in guns and both of them have many, many other (and better) things to remember me by. If they need to convert my guns in to cash, or if they just don't want to be bothered with storing and caring for them, I say go for it, and I hope they get good prices!
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I'd be pleased if one of my kids decided to hold on to one of my guns as a keepsake. But the fact is, neither of them really has an interest in guns and both of them have many, many other (and better) things to remember me by. If they need to convert my guns in to cash, or if they just don't want to be bothered with storing and caring for them, I say go for it, and I hope they get good prices!
I'm in the same boat. Neither of my sons have an interest in firearms. Maybe someday, maybe not. I've recently prepared an inventory sheet that they can use if they decided to sell them off. Everyone sees things different.
My grandfather and I spent countless hours in the woods, basement, back porch with the BB gun, police range...you name it. Those times come back to me when I handle one of his firearms that I'm lucky enough to own. Probably because those firearms were present when we shared that time together.
My dad didn't care for guns. I don't like him any less for that, and will have other ways to remember him when I'm gone, which (hopefully) is how my boys will feel about me.
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"There may be a thread about me on the Creepy Bird Figurine Forum asking how I could sell those fine warblers and nuthatches and crested boobies."

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I have my grandfathers 30-30, and his brothers 510 remmy and m18 no dash. they will never leave the family, ever. But so is the way in the mountains...
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That's a beautiful Model 19 you got, sir. Congratulations are in order.

This thread made me remember of a witty saying:

"My worst fear is that when I die, my wife will sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it".

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I once traded an Ar15 polymer lower for a Win 94 wrangler 44 carbine that the guy had owned since he was a kid. People do dumb things at times. Be smart enough to recognize and take advantage
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If we don't have a will, maybe we should leave a note in the safe with tips on what things are worth and places to sell them.


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Beautiful Revolver that has gone to someone who will care for it and enjoy it verses someone who didn't want it.
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If you have family members who appreciate your stuff as much as you do, you are a very fortunate person!
Most of us have off-spring and SILs who like some of our collectibles and will be delighted to turn the rest into hard cash.
I don't think it's reasonable to expect them to keep it all.
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I have two sons who will inherit my firearms. The older one will almost certainly keep the ones he gets. The younger one, possibly not. Hopefully they will be able to "trade" stuff back and forth so that they older boy ends up keeping most of them. I'm not bothered by the the fact that the younger boy probably won't keep them. They just aren't his "thing".

For myself, I'd gladly pay two or three times market value to get any of my dad's or granddad's guns. Unfortunately, that is unlikely to ever happen. I'm thankful to have the smooth-bore black powder rifle my dad scratch built (just for grins) after he retired. I couldn't put a price on that one.
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My sons have my express permission to sell whatever I leave them.

Guns, art, cars, coins you name it.

We get too wrapped up into things.

That Model 19 is beautiful and it found a great home.

But it is just a thing. It's not a relic, it's not the Holy Grail.

But I am glad that it ended up in a good home, like I said.
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Both SILs are wealthy enough that selling my stuff is not a priority. One of them covets my engraved custom Springfield and I intend for him to have it.

The daughters and grand daughters like to shoot. They all want a shotgun and a .22. The daughters already have their shotguns, and I have a ..22 for all six of the ladies. Oldest granddaughter already has hers.

Two daughters have long had their personal protection handgun. One chose a M60 and the other picked my 1908 Colt pocket .380. I also have J-frames for the other ladies.

Wife has instructions on how and where to sell the rest.

Shifting gears. I bought my first year Marlin 336 ADL minutes after an ungrateful hippy sold it to a dealer for a rediculous low ball price because his hippy girl friend did not want it in the house. The gun had honest wear but no rust. My price $200 OTD.

Some folks are that way. Dad gave most of his guns to his only grandson bearing his sir name. Sisters kids got one each and my oldest daughter got one. I went out to visit him in later years. His second wife was a good Democrat and was having a garage sale while Dad had gone to the farm to see about things. She had sold his remaining guns except two and most of the ammo. I rescued what was left after a few harsh words. She did not like guns!

We have a fine .32-20 S&W hand ejector from 1919 in excellent shape, both in finish and mechanics, and a LC Smith hammer double that is well used, but mechanically sound that belonged to her grandfather, father, and brother in succession. FIL was a great quail hunter, and we hunted together until he just could not go any longer, well into his eighties. Now I'm getting there myself. Those guns are more memories than hardware. The LC rests in our home in the antlers of a way past prime mule deer that I consider a real trophy.

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When you're young you're foolish , some gain wisdom with age and some just stay foolish their whole lives.
Plastic Wonder Guns....yeah , one day he might realize just what a dumb deal he made. I made a few , but thanks to my Dad's good advice , I didn't make many.
Nice score , don't feel too guilty...thank of it as a teaching experience !
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Interesting discussion, wish I had some guns from my dad and grandfather, unfortunately neither of them had an interest in firearms or hunting. On the other hand, I do appreciate that other's have parted with their grandad's guns. Over the years I've acquired quite a few, most from pawn shops, which I figured showed up when grandad passed. Some of those are a Model of 1926 Wolf and Klar, a pre 23, a pre 21 Military, a pre 24, a couple pre 26s, several pre 17s/18s, and a pre war 1st Model Colt 38 Super. Many thanks to those unknown grandads and to their heirs who made it possible for me to temporarily care for some very nice firearms. I know my son and grandsons will keep a few.

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Look at it this way. At least the gun is now with someone who cares about it.
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Neither of my Grandaddies owned a handgun, but I have both of their shotguns. My son wants them when I'm done with them. He also loves my guns as much as I do and knows the values of them. My wife knows to defer to him should they ever decide to get rid of any of them. Some of the newer stuff might get sold, but I'm betting that all my Smiths, Colts, Remingtons and Winchesters will go straight to his house. I am comforted by that thought.
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I have my Grandfather's 12ga SxS Fox Sterlingworth. My Dad wasn't a gun guy, didn't want me to have it, but after he passed, I moved mountains to get it.

All my handguns have a card with them including the date I made the card, what the gun is by model number and the value and features at the time I made the card.

I need to make some cards for the long guns.
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My dad wasn't into handguns in later life and didn't own any when he passed several years ago, but we didn't keep any of his rifles and shotguns. I'm the only other gun guy in the family, and he had nothing I really needed. A doctor friend of his had expressed interest in buying the whole batch to equip his budding teenage-hunter sons, and we all agreed that Dad would be happiest if those guns continued to be used. Since he always took good care of them, they should serve well for a good time longer. That's the best legacy.
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I have 4 firearms out of about 30 guns that I plan to pass on to the generations to come. They are going to be listed in the will. The rest I will recommend a local auctioneer family who did right by me when I cut my collection in half. Even if she does not want to shoot my guns my eldest niece is steady enough to keep them until the next generation and find someone to pass them on to.
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That revolver is beautiful. I'd trade my plastic glock for it any day of the week.
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Even if grandpa was unsavory, no way would I trade a classic wheelgun like that for a plastic bottom feeder. Even looking at it in the strictest sense of value and investment, it was a dumb move on the part of the kid. That Glock will never hold it's value the way old wheelguns do. Nice score OP!
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That is somewhat sad but it is not a great rarity in the overall world outside our gun fraternity. A lot of people don't get attached to family guns simply because of lack of interest, never mind hoplophobia.

My family would in all likelihood sell my guns because even the ones that love guns live in anti-gun jurisdictions and coming into possession of my firearms would likely be a big hassle for them. Maybe they might keep one or three but that's it. Maybe.

When the grandsons are old enough and can possess guns I will try to make arrangements to give guns to them because if I can facilitate it that might be easier for them.

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I am fortunate that my son knows and appreciates good firearms. I also just finished tagging all my guns and numbered them to a matching card with notes on collectability, value and condition. Many will be shared with family, the rest will be consigned to a trusted dealer.
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Charles Darwin said....I spent my youth in a blunder..my middle age in a struggle..and my old age in regret. It's just stuff. I am firmly convinced some local moron will one day be digging fish bait with one of my many Randall Knives. Hmmmm, now that I think about it, that's what they were made for!
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My grandpa (maternal side) left behind a few guns. It was my living grandma who actually gave me the 16 gauge Ward's Triumph side by side. Still, it was my grandpa's gun and I'll pass it down to my son, who I hope will be able to pass it on to my grandson. Some folks just aren't sentimental, for whatever reason.
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Would I? Sure why not if I didn't like it... I don't see why some around here make SUCH a big deal out of things like this...

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I hate to admit this but I first stumbled on this site, looking for the value and history of my mom's 15-2.

I have since acquired a 686-6, Governor and M69...And I still have the 15-2!
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Some of the reason I collect (or more accurately "accumulate") guns and the wife antique furniture/glass ware is seasoned with a healthy dose of nostalgia but not for things we wanted, rather things owned, and used by our parents, grandparents, or people of those "eras".

My interests in Military long guns and handguns came not from my time in the Army in the late 60's, rather from listening and talking to real WWII and Korea vets. They taught me things in my own trade in life as well as taught me my first "Garand thumb" (and afterwards...how to avoid it). My wife has learned the differences of 1930's, 40's handmade North Carolina furniture to machine cranked out big store stuff.

So.....I don't even want an M14 like I carried, but I always look twice at anyone's Garand up for sale, same with Smith's even though one was never "handed down". The wife doesn't look at Christy's or Southbey's for a Louis the whatever parlor table but show her a Mersman 1950 Harp and she's all over it.

Like the other posters..........some of the kids love the guns and will appreciate them, others take it or leave it. I have the book with all details, and the will has the appropriate bequests where desired....the rest.....are just things.

I just remembered.....my wife was bequeathed from her Mom, her Great Grandmothers huge (1.5 Carat) Grade H diamond ring from the 1800's somewhere. The family never had a pile of money and no one ever wrote down any history but that "thing" still sits in our Bank Safe Deposit box, just like it did in my wife's Mom's box at the bank for years and years...so, another "thing" that nobody will sell, but it also hasn't seen the light of day for literally centuries so go figure.

to the OP: a great snag as always
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That Model 19 is better off with you! It will be appreciated. Most of what I've still got these days are guns I personally appreciate. I realize that others may not feel the same way about them. My solution has been to lay them all out on the floor in front of my two son's and their sons, let them look, and then ask them to write down on a piece of paper which ones they particularly like for any reason. I've mentioned that I'd hate to sell or trade one if they even might be interested in having it for a keeper.

All of them participated with, as you might guess, some overlap in the ones each likes. Since I can no longer see the iron sights on my lever guns, I have already passed them along since preferences were identified for each of the boys. I still have a couple. My two oldest grandsons have graduated high school, and after confirming that they still liked the gun at the top of their lists, I gave each of them that gun for a graduation gift. And I told them, if your mind changes about it in the future, it's your gun. Do with it what you like. I don't want them to think they have to keep it just because it came from me. However, I suspect they will keep them, and I'm glad. I gave each of my son's a very nice 1911 which I enjoyed owning, but which I really did not and would not likely use. They were thrilled.

What I'm trying to say is that I'm not waiting for them to get some of my guns until after I die. That may happen too, but the ones that I have given before that time comes, I have a good feeling that they really wanted and will appreciate them. Bonus for them, and bonus for me!!!
The value of my guns is their worth to me ... not so much to anyone else. My two sons both have some pretty old rifles that were passed down to me by their grandfathers. They prize them because of their history and the stories their grandfathers shared with them. Those are keepers for sure, and I'll have a few when the time comes they will feel the same way about. And I've suggested to them more recently that I may just pass them along one of these days before I pass along myself just to keep them from fussing about who gets what. I told 'em if I get wind of them having any hard words over my junk, I will find a way if I can to keep them awake at night!!! These things can certainly have sentimental value, and that's great, but they are just things. I've enjoyed having, shooting, and owning them. They have paid their way. What they are worth, if anything, after I'm gone won't be any concern of mine!! And I am twice blessed that my sons and grandsons share my love for shooting, hunting, and target shooting. Two of my grandsons and one of my granddaughters brought home their first deer and turkey way before their graduation date. I suspect more of them will as they get old enough and have the opportunity, and they will likely have the opportunity. That makes me happy!! What we give away, especially if an interest is shown or a desire is expressed, exponentially increases the value of such things to us!
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Even if grandpa was unsavory, no way would I trade a classic wheelgun like that for a plastic bottom feeder. Even looking at it in the strictest sense of value and investment, it was a dumb move on the part of the kid. That Glock will never hold it's value the way old wheelguns do. Nice score OP!
Yes investment value wise it was a dumb move on his part. A used Glock can be had for $400 and under depending on accessories. That being said if it were me I would sell the 19 too. I get more use out of my Glock than I do out of my model 19 or 66. If I could only afford one I definitely have more use for the Glock.

I know my family would sell mine. They are not anti gun they just don't have a need for more than one and even that they don't ever use

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When you're young you're foolish , some gain wisdom with age and some just stay foolish their whole lives.
Plastic Wonder Guns....yeah , one day he might realize just what a dumb deal he made. I made a few , but thanks to my Dad's good advice , I didn't make many.
Nice score , don't feel too guilty...thank of it as a teaching experience !
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Not a foolish deal if each guy gets what he wants...and some guys will never want old (fill in the blank...guns,cars,antiques,etc.etc.) no matter how old they become.Different stuff for different folks.No one should keep stuff that isn't their interest,or just because grandpappy,or dad,or whoever,decided to buy it one day long ago.(and probably lost interest in it along the way)
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Well, being a grandpa, I kind of take offense at those who say we were or might have been bad guys. Its just as likely or maybe even more so the grand kid is worthless and into electronic toys or drugs. We have different feelings about stuff. I collect things and pretty much consider the money I pay to be an expense. If my heirs don't want it, they can trash it or give it away to the bums (homeless these days, but the same thing.)

When my own father died, my anti-gun mother wanted to be fair. So we started splitting them up. I got the two of family value and then told my brother to take the rest. He took after mom and was also anti gun. When my wife's father died, she got most of them to keep them away from my worthless nephew. So I did the smart thing, I gave them away to our sons. Easy, they wanted them, I didn't, I've got less to care for.

So in the upcoming event when I croak, I have no really guns with strong family meaning. Some with significant value. My instructions, which I kind of expect my wife to ignore, is to just call David Carroll and have him stop up. I trust him and have seen him liquidate other collections. While my goal would be for him to get as much for her as he can if she does it some other way, she's the one losing out. I even yield to her idea of getting something to remember old dad by. Give them the ones he doesn't think he can sell! If the attraction is that the gun was owned by dear old dad, all of "my" guns have been that.

Other stuff can be viewed the same. We go to antique shows and spend money on things we like. The total can be staggering, but with little hope of ever recovering the money, or at least without a lot of effort. Same as the guns. Yeah, my things kind of own me, and I love it. When it gets tiring, I'll dump them.
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My Grandparents on my Dad's side were poor Kansas farmers trying to survive the Depression on a 1/4 section of land 50 miles west of Wichita. They had a "Eastern Arms" .410 single shot, a Mossberg .22 bolt gun, and worn out .32 Iver Johnson wheelgun. When they moved to Colorado, my Grandpa scrapped enough money together to buy a used immedate post-war Model 70 in .270 for elk hunting. I have all of those guns now and they are PRICELESS to me and my family.
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Charles Darwin said....I spent my youth in a blunder..my middle age in a struggle..and my old age in regret. It's just stuff. I am firmly convinced some local moron will one day be digging fish bait with one of my many Randall Knives. Hmmmm, now that I think about it, that's what they were made for!
Billy, you could avoid that simply by giving me the Randalls and some of the other nice stuff...especially those engraved single actions of yours. I'd keep 'em safe, I guarandamntee you.
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I have pondered this myself and see it in lugers - folks who sell their grandpa's luger who brought it back from the war. And I decided I don't feel guilty about it. To me there are many reasons - besides money that it means nothing to them. Perhaps they are a coin collector and they kept those items. Perhaps stamps or Winchesters.
My grandfather had so much 'stuff' that I ended up selling some of it.
There are sentimental items that I would never sell and my son knows which pieces those are. I keep an excel sheet that says where I got it.

And then there are the guys or gals that don't like guns - well I do
And there are the guys who just want a quick $500 bucks - even if its worth more and they set the price. Although if asked at a show as a collector I will tell someone a dealer price, what its worth to me and what I'd pay. Turns some folks off, but most like my honesty and I don't feel guilty. I told them it was worth $900 and I could pay $600 - they walk around the show and most offers are less than mine
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My three boys will pick and choose what they want to keep and at least one of my Grandsons will want some when I die. However, I have many guns that they have no interest in so I will probably start selling those off as I turn 73 in a few weeks. I have some special high end bolt action rifles that my sons will want but they have no interest in my revolvers or even my Browning HP, or 1911 pistols.
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I recently posted on a local forum to sell or trade a Glock of some description just to move it from the safe. I offered it for a small sale price but really wanted to trade for a Smith revolver.
I got a response from a young guy who said he had some interest if we could get together. We met at a local burger joint had a small lunch and went to the car where he showed me his revolver and I showed him my Glock.
He told me his grandfather had passed away and left him this beautiful Model 19-4 Nickel plated with target hammer and trigger.
I asked if we could deal he said yes he really wanted the Glock and then supprised me by saying that he wasn't a revolver guy and didn't know his grandfather that well.
I walked away with this beautiful Smith & Wesson Model 19 and a sad feeling about the poor grandad!
Took it home cleaned it up and removed the grips to find grandpa's name inscribed on the inside of the frame.
I will keep it just to remember him and perhaps pass it along to a great grand child of mine with the sad story of how i came to have it.
At least his Gradpa's revolver went to someone who appreciates it for what it is and didn't end up bouncing around under the seat of an old pickup somewhere.
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It's just possible that the young guy in the OP had requirements that a Glock could fill much better than an M19 could. I know that statement is heresy on this Forum, so I will not belabor the point.
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I'm guilty of this.

My father was not in the home after I was 5 years old, and I did not reconnect with him until I was in High School. He's passed, and there was no animosity between us. In fact, there was nothing between us. I have nothing of his and I don't care.

I was close with my Grandad, and the few things I elected to keep of his I have since disposed of (no guns-he never owned a gun in his life). Turns out that while they meant a lot to him, they didn't mean anything to me. I still have the memories which I find the most valuable.

I got his desk, but it turned out to be so old and rickety that it wasn't usable. To do so would have ruined it. I sold it to an antique dealer. I gave away his antique bamboo fly fishing rig to an acquaintance that collected such things. I'd rather somebody appreciate it, rather than have it sit in my closet for 40 years. One knife is still in the family, I gave it to my son.

Another knife that was given to my wife by her grandmother (it was her Grandfather's) was sold after siting in my safe for a couple of decades. It was pretty valuable. I actually felt bad keeping it, as I felt I was neglecting it as it was locked away in the dark. It was old and not something that should be used considering it's value. Better it go into the collector community that will cherish it and care for it. We used the money for our daughter's wedding and I think the old man would have laughed like hell if he found out I got $1,500 for his knife, and that we used it for his great-granddaughter's wedding. Suckers!

We still have the grips for a Colt Agent that he gave my wife, knowing I was a gun guy. He had long disposed of the gun, but he gave my wife three sets of vintage grips: Genuine Ivory, Genuine Mother of Pearl, and Stag. When my wife got them she instructed me to obtain a duplicate of his revolver, which I did. Plus I added a T-grip. This is one of her guns.

So where there is a common interest between generations there can be a connection to inanimate objects. My Grandfather-in-laws knife was just a fluke. He was a butcher so he wasn't going to buy a cheap pocket knife. He just happened to make a good choice. I'm not a knife collector. When my wife found out what the knife would sell for she was the first to say "Sell it!"

Other than that, it's just dead people's stuff.
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