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13204u
04-08-2011, 9:13 PM
So I have to ask at what point do you leap from firearms enthusiast to true firearms collector?

Rukus
04-08-2011, 9:21 PM
...when you spend more time buying than shooting.

pacifico23
04-08-2011, 9:24 PM
When you start buying firearms based on styles and eras.

Dynamic
04-08-2011, 9:26 PM
When you buy guns for specific eras and HAVE to have everything matching from the selector markigns to the slings to the web gear to the correct type of finish.

Go Packers!
04-08-2011, 9:28 PM
When you can't remember the exact number of firearms you own off the top of your head.

rareair
04-08-2011, 9:46 PM
When you can honestly say "I have a gun collection" as opposed to saying "I have a collection of guns"

mauser98k
04-08-2011, 9:53 PM
when you spend the money for your car's registration on another gun.

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Legasat
04-08-2011, 10:46 PM
When you start buying investment grade guns.

Saigon1965
04-08-2011, 10:50 PM
All of the above -

ehair
04-08-2011, 10:52 PM
When your close friends and family are planning an intervention.....& all of the above.

SkyStorm82
04-09-2011, 3:22 AM
When you buy an $80,000 Colt 1911 from gunbroker.

palakaboy
04-09-2011, 3:32 AM
when you start buying guns that you don't intend on ever shooting.

t0kie
04-09-2011, 9:21 AM
...when you spend more time buying than shooting.

I think this one sounds like me :D
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NeoWeird
04-09-2011, 12:04 PM
Honestly?

When the guns you own would be taken by a museum AND displayed.

Jokingly?

When you eat top ramen on a regular basis to support your collecting.

kingmoochr
04-09-2011, 9:32 PM
when you spend the money for your car's registration on another gun.

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can i please have a k98? you appear to be hogging them :)

srsly though, i want one :D

1forall
04-09-2011, 9:55 PM
When you have 5+ guns you haven't or don't plan on shooting.
When you buy or build guns just to have them.

IntoForever
04-09-2011, 10:12 PM
when you spend the money for your car's registration on another gun.

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I'm so busted here. Truck's finally reg'd, now that the payment is late.

pyromensch
04-09-2011, 10:35 PM
when you have a firearm, that you know the history of, and it is older than you.

i<3HK
04-09-2011, 10:41 PM
When you buy an $80,000 Colt 1911 from gunbroker.

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battleship
04-09-2011, 10:47 PM
When your wife packs her bags and walks out the door, thats when you will know.

ceasefire15
04-12-2011, 10:02 AM
You know when you're a collector when you buy everything cool on the other side of the counter at your local gun shop....oh wait, that's called an ADDICTION!

mls343
04-12-2011, 11:37 AM
Once you finally own and fire an original Black Powder weapon.

Plus all of the things everyone else already brought up! :-)

Vacaville
04-12-2011, 11:59 AM
When you've developed enough of an elitist attitude to think that you are a "true" collector compared to the rest of us who just have gun collections.

xrMike
04-12-2011, 12:26 PM
when you start buying guns that you don't intend on ever shooting.I would say THIS for sure is what defines the collector and seperates him from the shooting enthusiast, sportsman, or competitive shooter.

M.C.
04-12-2011, 1:13 PM
When you're Jerry Brown and you have 3 guns... no wait... that's an arsenal, not a collection.

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