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A question for the collectors

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by samuse, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. samuse

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    How do ya'll define collection? A lot of people have collections, but to me a collection would consist of a certain genre or maybe a set. Or if a "collection" was worth more than each gun individually.

    I can see a pattern in Bac's collection, I think he pretty much has the best representation of each gun in a class or pricerange. Or maybe he's just buying one of every gun ever made. In the history of the world:supergrin:.

    I've seen that jrs has the G.I. guns and that he's catching up with Bac. Some people just like a certain brand, or whatever. I know everyone has their reasons for their next gun gun. Just wanted to see what everyone thought.

    I don't consider my guns a collection at all. If you looked in my safe, you'd say "Hey there's some decent, maybe even nice guns in here, but what's with all the Glocks? And why is there two of almost everything?"
     
  2. jrs93accord

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    A collection is a what you make it. If you have amassed say 20 guns, that can be considered a collection of sorts. Typically, a collection follows a theme and sometimes a few. I have 127 guns in my collection, but I have a sub-collections of 1911s, ARs, Aks, FALs, SIGs, Glocks, and WWII weapons. Within my 1911 collection, I have my Colt and Kimber collections. When starting a serious collection, you should have a direction in which you want to take it. Additionally, there is nothing wrong with having a few weapons that are outside of your main emphasis of your collection. I have a couple long guns that were made in the 1950's that do not fit into any of my sub-collections, but because they are military type weapons, they fit into the main theme of my collection.
     


  3. Big_Drunk

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    I think you guys have excellent points, and I agree that a collection is what the collector wants it to be.

    To me, a collection is two or more firearms. No kidding.
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    I think "theme" is the word. A collection has a theme, if that is not there, you have an accumulation.

    I also feel that a collection should focus on non-current guns. A number of guns bought out of current catalogs is not a collection in my book. Bac's guns will become a collection as his gunsmiths die off and his manufacturers fold up.
     
  5. Hokie1911

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    :faint:
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I collect guns, but I don't have any that I don't shoot. None are under glass by any means. :cool:
     
  7. bac1023

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    I'm definitely a collector of different sets, but 1911s are my favorite. :supergrin:

    I break my collection collection into three main groups: 1911s, non-1911s, and revolvers. :)
     
  8. wrenrj1

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    I collect molds, spores, and funguses.

    -Egon, "Ghost Busters"
     
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  9. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  10. I fall into this group.
     
  11. bac1023

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    I've never been ashamed to call myself a collector. Its just what I do. :cool:

    I enjoy collecting every bit as much as shooting and then some.
     
  12. samuse

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    I don't know why you would. Anyone who thinks this is more than a hobby is a little too serious about it. Unless your LE/Mil.
     
  13. bac1023

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    Yep.

    Its certainly my #1 hobby. :cool:
     
  14. Rinspeed

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    That's only because you don't have any money left for anything else. :rofl: :tongueout:
     
  15. Hokie1911

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    Never really understood that. Why own multiples of the same Glock? Parts are inexpensive and readily available. Just curious.
     
  16. bac1023

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    Yeah, I never own two of the exact same model.

    I do own several Colt Pythons, but they're all different finish/barrel length combinations.

    I guess I could see people buying multiples of the same Glocks model if they were interested in collecting the different generations. However, even if I were a Glock collector, I'd be sure to have all the models first before I started buying duplicates.
     
  17. Hokie1911

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    Yeah the Gen1, 2, 3, 4 makes sense...
     
  18. I look at it as a Firearm collection as a whole. :wavey:
     
  19. bac1023

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    Yeah, you have a nice collection yourself, eddie.
     
  20. MD357

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    They all go bang. There's your theme. :cool:


    I agree with JRS, it is what you make it.