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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by M2 Carbine, Oct 25, 2015.
Just put "tsmo1066" by each of the guns on your Excel file.
I'll take your KSG if it'll ease your mind some.
Seriously thought, I want the KSG.
My father and stepmonster did this with my sister. Took her all over the house, having her point out things she wanted. Every time she did, she was told that it was going to the stepbrothers and sister. My sister found the whole thing distressing and distasteful. My sister called it "the elephant walk" I don't know why.
I avoided the whole issue by just buying 2 of each gun I have. That way my 2 sons will have no arguments or problems deciding who gets what.
Sorry to hear about your wife.
There was a guy I used to live across the street from. An avid hunter type. He started giving his toys away years before he was old enough to worry about that stuff. He always said that if he needed it he could just borrow his toy back.
She died Jan 2003.
It's still like it was only yesterday. I miss her every day.
She was a shooter. She could outshoot all my friends.
She was great for putting up with my gun obsession. You should have seem me trying to explain to her why I needed six Makarovs.
Her sudden death showed me that there may not be a tomorrow. Don't put off the important things until tomorrow. You may not have a tomorrow.
Ask them to instead rank them.
That way you can see what they value, and what they don't.
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Yep... What he said. Seen similar tuff happen.
The trick is to make sure your executor or executrix knows what you want to go to whom.
Don't worry. When you're gone, your friends will have no trouble voicing their preferences.
good, polite and logical way to handle this
My executor is a good friend. One of the people I'm giving guns, and other things, to.
I've been updating him on everything so he isn't running around looking for keys or computer programs, or anything else.
It's nice to have longtime friends that you could trust with your life.
I'm not worried that he won't do the right thing. I'm worried that I don't make it as easy on him as possible.
Send me the list, I'll put my name down on a couple.
Heck you will probably outlive me.
A better way is to leave instructions for executor to have all the potentially interested parties get together in a room with the guns. Each person picks out a gun in turn until they are all gone.
Saves arguing and if there are enough of them, then everybody gets a crack at a gun they really want. From what I have read, you typically have 3 or 4 of each model you like so this should be plenty.
Sounds reasonable to me, Buck. I'd like to do the same thing. I'm going to be setting everything up in a notebook, so there is no questions.
No, in no case would there be any arguing. I wouldn't have a friend like that.
I have a lot of acquaintances but not many friends.
Something like this was my plan a few years ago. But there are a couple problems with the time table and whether I'm dead or not. It would be a lot easier for everyone if all the guns were spoken for in advance.
But there is always Plan 2, dividing up the stuff after I'm dead.
Didn't read the whole thread so maybe this was mentioned. I would feel a little awkward about it because I wouldn't want to take a gun someone else might have otherwise gotten or wanted. It really wouldn't matter to me if I got a belt fed auto or a single shot as it's your property to distribute or not. In these cases I usually need to be told twice to do something and then I take part with no reservations, though it might still feel a little awkward if picking something expensive or very nice. Until it came time to use it.
Sorry, didn't read through everything. Within reason(keep enough) I would try to liquidate some ahead of time, sell or give away. Just seems like it's best to pass with less. Other than that maybe put notes or instructions somewhere.
M2 I've read this whole thread and I'm sitting here wondering how old you are ? Not that it really matters, everyone needs to be prepared, just curious.
Going thru all family stuff now with my wife's parents estate, not big on family either.
An old friend once told me the perfect exit is watching the truck hauling away the last of your stuff, while drinking the last beer, and knowing you wrote a bad check to the guy in the truck.
I'll be 78 January.
I'm in good health for my age, The couple health problems I have won't kill me overnight. I can still out shoot all my friends but I can't outrun them.
Three years ago friends talked me into getting a puppy. My dogs died shortly after my Wife died in 2003. I resisted getting another dog because I couldn't stand seeing another thing die that I loved.
This dog, "Badger" is the greatest thing I could have done for my health. He's a VERY active Border Collie mix. He makes me get a hundred times more physical activity than I'd ever get on my own. A favorite game is Tug of War with a rope and he throws his body into it.
Last Christmas, David Prescott a neighbor wild life artist from England surprised me with this painting of Badger. The painting and Badger are spoken for (when I die) by the lady that gave me Badger as a puppy.
I still have six cats that that are a lot of work (exercise) for me to.
Just while I've been typing this the dog and cats got me up seven times.
So, I'm fairly organized, and will be better after seeing the lawyer this afternoon.
Nothing wrong with that.
A friend has told me several times he hopes I blow everything and die dead broke.