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Reply #105 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 4:30pm
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Not to keep this going but... I have noticed that Shiloh has plenty of in stock rifles these days so I am guessing that even the BPCR and other similar activities are slowing down.
  
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Reply #106 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 7:35pm
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just remember  without a Buyer it is Just Old Junk.,  it is unfortunate Today  there only interested In the cash. That why I always  have said Sell it while your alive.
  if no one is interested it will Go to the pawn shop
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Reply #107 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 12:02pm
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Do we really care what they're worth after we're gone? I sure don't.
I care whether my wife is provided for, but what my guns sell for after I'm gone is not a factor in that. I hope I've done my part to ensure she is just fine when I'm gone. And maybe even better off without me spending money on more guns! Wink
But if she doesn't get out of my guns what I put in, then that's really not a big worry for me. I just hope they eventually end up in the hands of those who will enjoy them as I do.
  

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Reply #108 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 12:51pm
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marlinguy wrote on Dec 4th, 2018 at 12:02pm:
Do we really care what they're worth after we're gone? I sure don't.
I care whether my wife is provided for, but what my guns sell for after I'm gone is not a factor in that. I hope I've done my part to ensure she is just fine when I'm gone. And maybe even better off without me spending money on more guns! Wink
But if she doesn't get out of my guns what I put in, then that's really not a big worry for me. I just hope they eventually end up in the hands of those who will enjoy them as I do.

I like your attitude. Amen
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Reply #109 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 1:23pm
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I hope my Steven's Pope Ballard ends up in the hands of someone who will shoot it and he has enough sense not to blow it up. Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #110 - Dec 4th, 2018 at 2:32pm
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I can't speak for large gun shows, but I watch the auctions a lot and no one is giving anything away.
Prices are very steady.

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Reply #111 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 1:11am
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I had a good friend donate a number of very fine plains rifles- original Hawkens, Carlos Goves and Dimicks to a museum before he died. They were "deaccessioned" and sold on the side to a gun dealer who sold them for a big profit. Happens very frequently sadly. museums that want guns in their collection are fewer and fewer.
  
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Reply #112 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 11:43am
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Personally I have very few guns I'd want to donate to a museum. Although I have a #1 Rolling Block Sporting Rifle with local history, and have made arrangements for it to be donated to the Oregon City Historical Society Museum.
It's value to someone not familiar with Oregon Pioneers and  E.C. Hackett (the owner, and prominent historical figure to Oregon City) would likely not be of much interest to collectors outside of Oregon. Since the museum has so much documentation on Hackett, I felt they'd appreciate having his personal rifle for their display use.
Most museums that get guns donated are often likely to divest themselves of those guns later to generate funds. Even if the will states the donation of those guns is not to be sold. What the museum does later can't be controlled, and I've heard of people going to see guns their family donated and finding out the guns were gone.
I'd rather mine went directly to private parties, instead of donated to museums and then them sell to private parties.
  

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Reply #113 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 12:59pm
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JLouis wrote on Dec 5th, 2018 at 12:56pm:
Did not know and doesn't seem right that a museum would have the uncontrolled authority to do such a thing but it is indeed good to know.


I wont mention names, but I was told this is common by the firearms curator of one of the larger museums in the US. Not the Cody Museum, but another.
  

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Reply #114 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 2:33pm
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Having worked both in and for public museums, I can vouch for what Vall states.  But I will also note that most often museum's deaccession from their collections because that's the best way - and sometimes the only way - they have of raising funds for necessary and often overdue maintenance,  improved storage facilities, new acquisitions, and other expensive projects.  Furthermore, please remember, what you donate is often accepted under the general umbrella of "aiding the museum's mission", and sometimes money is the aid they need.

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Reply #115 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 2:44pm
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Yesterday Cabela's told me they are no longer interested in black powder guns in their Gun Room.
  

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Reply #116 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 4:54pm
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Muzzle loaders?

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Reply #117 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 5:21pm
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Those, even antique, and BCCR.  All they wan is modern stuff these days.
  

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Reply #118 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 5:42pm
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Don't forget that "Cabela's" is Bass Pro.
  
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Reply #119 - Dec 5th, 2018 at 7:29pm
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Schuetzenmiester wrote on Dec 5th, 2018 at 2:44pm:
Yesterday Cabela's told me they are no longer interested in black powder guns in their Gun Room.


Great! Another reason not to waste my time stopping by Cabelas!
  

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