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Cap and Ball Revolver handed down from family

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by mjohn617, May 27, 2011.

  1. May 27, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    mjohn617

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    I just recieved a ridiculous amount of guns from my Grandfather who is now in a retirement home. One gun specifically I remember as a kid was this one. It's has been in the desert for many years so it's condition has been preserved. It is now going to be within a couple miles of the Coast line.

    I am trying to figure out exactly what the hell I should do with it?

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  2. May 27, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Get it away from the coastline.

    That could be as simple as sealed storage, ask your gunsmith and your insurance people.

    I would add them to my insurance first but don't put it off.
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    Beautiful piece by the way, you're a lucky guy. I wish your Grandpa all the best.
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    That's really cool. Put it in a gun safe with a dehumidifier if you're keeping it out there.

    That's a beautiful gun.
     
  5. May 27, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    Thanks, I want to send it back to the desert where my family is. It just kind of freaks me out not having it in a secure location that I can also check periodically. I was thinking of hermetically sealing somehow, but again I'm not a professional when it comes it this type of long term storage.
     
  6. May 27, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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  7. May 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    Want to sell it???
     
  8. May 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Keep it in that box, put some of the silica gel packets in there. Put it in the safe, and buy a dehumidifier for the safe. I would not let that out of my sight. I was willed a 1911 colt my grandfather gave me that he carried island hopping on his way to Japan. I have a cousin that took it and moved to Maine, if I ever catch up with him, I am going to beat him senseless. Moral of the story, dont let it out of your sight.
     
  9. May 27, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Sorry, no way. I got the appraisal papers back and shit my pants, that's why I am really thinking hard about how to store this thing.

    I'm on board with your thinking, I think that is a great way to go from what I have been reading.

    When I received this gun it brought up a lot of memories. As a kid we had I think three of these and one was pieced together from various gun shows. I remember my cousins(twins) packing spit wads in it...no powder just a primers, and shooting me. Now that I am older I am really thinking about some payback for that shit....it HURT!!!
     
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    whats it worth if you dont mind me asking if you dont want to say it on the board you can pm me
     
  11. May 28, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    X2 would like to know. pm is ok!!
     
  12. May 28, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    PM sent
     
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