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I know of a couple of widows that have no idea what their late husbands guns are worth.If I go first,the wife knows what most of my guns are worth.I keep no secrets from her.

For some, you have to think about the young guy moving in and waxing his new car with your undershorts that most likely your money bought.

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The ones i have in storage i have a note with a price. The ones i keep out and use and carry.. She knows what they are worth. Secrets??? whats that>? HEHEHE

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If you have a large collection, you may want to look at the NRA Foundation. You may also be able to reduce your estate and save on taxes.*

*This is not to be construed as legal or tax advice. You should consult your legal and tax advisor regarding these matters.
 

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My wife is cool like that, she knows, and pushes me to get the one I really want but I'm the one that pays the bill and know where to draw the line.
 

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I have a list in my safe with the Approximate values of my collection for any heirs to review....
 

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I told my wife to not even think about selling any of my guns for what I said I paid for them, not that it matters ... She is smart and will not be taken thats for sure ... I told my wife that in place of the gun safe she can put an Escalade in the closet ... She has not asked if I plan on leaving soon or not, told you she was smart ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
 

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Got no wife (thank g-d) so no problems in that department. My guns will go to my son at the appropriate time.


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Pictures of every one and a close up of the serial #'s, all in a nice book wife and I made up. Reciept of purchase attached to each picture. I was just updating the book today and noticed I paid $163.00 for my brand new Smith & Wesson Mod. 29 8 3/8" .44 mag. in 1973. Shot very little, still in the cardboard covering that covers the nice wood presentation case.
 

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My wife is a shooter, former military marksman, and hangs out at gun clubs. The good news is she will probably know fair market value if something happens to me. The BAD news is I can't B.S. her about what I paid for a gun. (LOL)
 

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I helped sell off a small collection for a friends widow, she had no idea of the value or were to look to find it. Since that time I have updated the value for my guns every two years along with pictures and a book on used gun values.
 

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I know what his trap guns are worth. Martin has a nice collection of guns, and I am sure that his son will want them. He would probably want Leo to have one for memories.
 

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The ones I add now I cary for a while then Tag em as to what I paid when I paid it, that will be a bit less work for the auctioneer that gets to settle the estate.
 

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Hahahaha ... how many guys lie to their wife about waht they paid for a gun?

You know.."Look Honey! I just got this K80 for only $500!"

At most of the gun clubs that i belog to...the membership advises the widow NOT to sell the guns until one of the members ...who has knowlege of gun values...has a chance to tag each gun with a fair market value!

This happened to a shooting buddy that lives on my block..One guy went and made a list of every gun, condition and price for her, he also took a copy back to the next shoot. Every gun except a hi hall 32-20 was sold that day! She asked me about the final gun and what to do, I told her a couple of places to advertzie it, and it was sold in 3 days.

Every club should have this policy.
 

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In my will I have a trusted friend specified to sell my gun collection.

He and I know the values as I have them all listed. For his troubles he gets right of first refusal of anything he wants and gets a small percentage of all revenues generated by my collection.

I don't want to saddle my wife with that task and besides she is way too trusting.
 

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I'm having an oversized casket made and I'm taking them with me.

I don't want Shootlow to get hold of them.

I know he doesn't like to do manual labor, so I know he won't be digging me up........lol

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Wife has access to file listing all owned guns and fairly current value. Also knows blue book and trapshooters.com. But best of all is smart enough to go to trusted friends who share the same hobbies and values.
 
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