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When it starts to spill outside your gun room.
Jan 10th, 2019 at 2:12pm
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So a few weeks ago I remember someone here bringing up that sometimes the stuff you collect (or the extra stuff that just finds a way to come home with you) starts to extend outside the gun room, bedroom, garage, or the specified area that your significant other tolerates.....and then what happens.   I was fortunate enough to have a little bar area down in the basement of our home that I rigged a couple of tv's up and often sit to zone out when the opportunity presents itself (rare) or some times when folks drop by for an event we host... and the guys separate from the girls.   I had a shelf up under the tvs to put a few bottles of alcohol on, but as my children grew from very young to very impressionable the bottles came down and other items went up....a few photos of some of my over run....

Probably the neatest part about having something like this out in the open is I get to bring up the sport or hobby (collecting) with some folks that I may just meet with being able to keep the gun area sealed off.   

To most folks it likely looks like hording and they probably don't see much value...but it often brings up good conversation and the history aspect of it..  

Any body else do any displaying to the general public within the confines of your house?  Pictures wanted...

(btw the baseball stuff is the neighbors kid who was in the minors for 5 years or so)
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Reply #1 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 3:19pm
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Very nice, though you're a brave man to put Pope tools out where the Uninitiated can touch them.

Also, if I may be so bold, which catalog is in the Stevens mailing envelope?

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Reply #2 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 4:03pm
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Nice pile of plunder. I sure hope you don't let the little lady do your dusting. Mine sees an old powder can or whatever and still wants to clean it up or throw it away after all these years.
  

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Reply #3 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 5:40pm
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Hell, I'm impressed. Lots of neat stuff you have there. Dale.
  

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Reply #4 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 9:04pm
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What a great collection!
  

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Reply #5 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 9:28pm
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Very nice Darin! I wont even show mine, as it's a disaster compared to how nicely organized yours is!
  

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Reply #6 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 10:35pm
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Great selection. Wish mine was that extensive but I actually have accumulated a lot of neat stuff.
  
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Reply #7 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 11:07am
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Thanks all for the kind words.  To respond, I guess I'm fortunate and not fortunate in the fact that the Mrs. says I'm in charge of keeping the area up to snuff and clean.

Yes Bill I will admit some items may disappear and get put up prior to a large gathering where the untrained might cause damage.  And to answer your other question, the catalog envelope was purchased separate (without a catalog).  I will check the postal service stamp and see if I can read the year maybe that will lend a clue.  As most of us know the paper stuff is the first to be thrown away and often is hard to find. 

I have a few other spots that have some smaller collections of material but they are either unorganized or devoted to magazine feed lever guns, which is a bit offtopic. 

I know you guys have some cool stuff that lying around, that just like mine probably won't make out of the house....cmon' lets see it.
  
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Reply #8 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 10:58pm
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I wondered particularly about the envelope because while most of my Stevens catalogs are in their original mailers, a few from the same apparent time as the envelope aren't.  And since I don't have that envelope, knowing the postmark could be very informative.

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Reply #9 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 2:14pm
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Bill I was mistaken, I recalled a stamp on the envelope but unfortunately it is not a date stamp.   Only has a 4 cent grant stamp on it but that probably doesn't mean much...

  
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Reply #10 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 2:18pm
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Speaking of catalogs, I picked this up recently
but don't know the year...any one a Malcolm
expert..?  There was no indication of a year
within the catalog or margins that I could find.
  
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Reply #11 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 2:52pm
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Darin,
Send Craig an email. I bet he'd be able to tell you the year pretty close based on what's for sale, and the price.
  

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Reply #12 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 2:57pm
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good idea, making life too hard again...
  
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