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Reply #135 - Dec 24th, 2018 at 8:02pm
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True, bohemianway, and I'd bet the guns have been and still will be a lot more fun.

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Reply #136 - Dec 24th, 2018 at 8:19pm
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If I was single every dollar I invested in the market would be in guns now. But then it would have been in guns way back then if my wife hadn't stopped me! Smiley
  

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Reply #137 - Dec 24th, 2018 at 8:25pm
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If we have enjoyed our singleshots, I think we are doing okay. I have bought stocks & made investments that I did not enjoy. And I have never seen a brinks truck in a funeral procession.
It reminds old joke about the guy who invested $10,000 in Enron and lost it all. Another guy bought Tyco and it went belly up. He lost everything. A third guy bought $10,000 of Budweiser in cans, drank the beer and sold the aluminum for $400.00.  Have fun & hold center.
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Reply #138 - Dec 25th, 2018 at 2:09pm
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I've never sat and held and admired any money, but I sure have with my single shots. They've brought me hours of entertainment and companionship with people who are like minded. I see and experience a kind of quality that, to me, is priceless. That's how I measure value.
  
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Reply #139 - Dec 25th, 2018 at 7:11pm
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Knew an old retiree who had kept a Coleman cooler full of cash.
When he passed away, his kids found the cooler and opened it up. They said it stunk like hell, and since the rank smell had permeated into the cooler for so many years, they had to trash it.
  

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Reply #140 - Dec 25th, 2018 at 10:24pm
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The cooler or the cash?
There's always Fabreeze.

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Reply #141 - Dec 25th, 2018 at 10:35pm
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I collect guns and other things. I collect what I like and and am interested in. So far I have come out way ahead overall on guns I have sold. My primary intent in all of my hobbies is my personal enjoyment. If I come out ahead, so  much the better. If I come out behind I have still enjoyed my hobby. I always tell my wife that when I die and she sells my stuff she will be happy that I am into guns rather than golf, boating, or spending time in the tavern or chasing other women. I just turned 74 and still adding to my collection. Also recently started redoing a '65 Mustang that I have had sitting in my shed for probably 35 years. Don't know if I will come out ahead or behind if I ever sell it but I do know that I enjoy working on it and it will be a blast to drive when I get it on the road. Hobbies to me should be fun. If you can make money on it thats fine. If it's not fun then whats the point?
  
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Reply #142 - Dec 25th, 2018 at 10:45pm
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Rebel wrote on Dec 25th, 2018 at 10:24pm:
The cooler or the cash?
There's always Fabreeze.

Aaron

They definitely recycled the cash... don't know if they ever bought a new cooler though.    Wink
  

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Reply #143 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 2:43pm
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BP, interesting container for a cash collection of that magnitude.  There was a retiree on the news in the last month or 2 who lost over 100k in cash from his house.  Embarrassed

A friends granddad who was a sheriff in NE WA or northern ID was cleaning out a deceased's cabin.  There was a trap door to the attic.  He lifted it and pushed it to the side.  If he had pushed it up higher there was a set gun protecting the attic that would have shot him in the head.  I don't recall what it was protecting if I was told. My friend showed me the set gun in the 70s. Not something I would want in my collection.  Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #144 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 3:54pm
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Schuetzenmiester wrote on Dec 26th, 2018 at 2:43pm:
BP, interesting container for a cash collection of that magnitude.  There was a retiree on the news in the last month or 2 who lost over 100k in cash from his house.  Embarrassed

A friends granddad who was a sheriff in NE WA or northern ID was cleaning out a deceased's cabin.  There was a trap door to the attic.  He lifted it and pushed it to the side.  If he had pushed it up higher there was a set gun protecting the attic that would have shot him in the head.  I don't recall what it was protecting if I was told. My friend showed me the set gun in the 70s. Not something I would want in my collection.  Roll Eyes

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That reminds me of those old mole traps that used a shotgun shell that was primed and ready to fire when the mole came along and tripped the pan and trigger.    Wink
  

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Reply #145 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 3:56pm
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JLouis wrote on Dec 26th, 2018 at 3:26pm:
Granddad went through the depression, buried his money in cans with soldered on the lids around the ranch, his children never knew where and never found them when he died a bit suddenly.

Did your granddad have his reasons for not wanting his children to know where those cans were buried?    Grin

  

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Reply #146 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 4:45pm
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BP, one of our neighbors welded one up for pocket gophers.  We had one that plugged the traps.  Couldn't catch him, but the 12 gauge shot through the plug less than an hour after we set it  Grin
  

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Reply #147 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 5:42pm
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BP wrote on Dec 26th, 2018 at 3:54pm:
Bob,

That reminds me of those old mole traps that used a shotgun shell that was primed and ready to fire when the mole came along and tripped the pan and trigger.    Wink


A friend brought by a mole trap long ago that used .38 Special or maybe .38 Long blanks. It had a chamber, and a short "barrel" that was bent 90 degrees. It was designed to allow the mole to crawl across it and when tripped the end of the barrel was pointed straight up at his gut.
I'd imagine that at point blank range a .38 blank wax wad would do the trick. I made up a handful of .38 blanks and used bee's wax for the end.
  

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Reply #148 - Dec 26th, 2018 at 7:48pm
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That reads like great literature, doesn't it? Soldered tin cans of cash mystery- a real classic tale
  

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Reply #149 - Dec 27th, 2018 at 1:03am
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Maybe he should have used Weir stoneware, and saved the solder.    Grin
  

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