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    • #135849
      Ronin42
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        I have an old surplus Roman psl in good shape that I’ve had since I was 14. Me and my dad got it right after the Clinton ar ban was lifted. I have like 6 mags, and original parts for it, and all match numbers up too.

        I’ve been of the mind to sell it, couldn’t give myself a reason to. worth a pretty penny nowadays, and parts seem harder to come by. Though I’ve heard they are reimporting them.. kinda.

        Other idea was to update it, or make it into a more practical rifle.
        Seems to be sturdy, and a tough weapon. Plus, I recall it shoots well.

        I can’t seem to make up my mind on this one, and I’m hoping to get some suggestions.

      • #135850
        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
        Moderator

          If it is one of the more desirable ones the money from its sale could fund more important items or a better rifle.

          Some of these were accurate enough for a designated marksman role, but again there are better rifles.

          If accurate and you are attached to it, keep it. ;-)

          If it has higher value you could also hang on to it and n hopes of it gaining even more value.

          My thoughts for what it’s worth.

        • #135851
          Ronin42
          Participant

            That’s kinda where I am.
            It’s about 2ish Moa when I had good ammo for it, I’ll put some thought into it. May see what I could get for it if I decide to get rid of it.

          • #135852
            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
            Moderator

              The other point is do you need the money?

              I’ve shot them they are a fun weapon.

            • #135857
              Civilianresponder
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                That’s a good store of value for the future. That should only go up in value. I’d keep it.

              • #135918
                Lloyd
                Participant

                  Speaking from experience, if there’s ANY sentimental attachment (related to your dad), keep it. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

                • #135938
                  Ronin42
                  Participant

                    That’s been the main hang up. From my dad, I mean.
                    I’d like to jump back into training hard after a year and a half of having to sideline, but I have other things I can part with.
                    Worth almost as much.

                    It is certainly a fun rifle to play with. One of my favorites for sure.

                    Threw around the idea of taking to a class to really playboy it :-)

                  • #135939
                    Ronin42
                    Participant

                      Play with

                    • #135940
                      DuaneH
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                        I don’t know how much you like your dad, but my dad bought me an HR 20 gauge single shot shotgun when I was 13. When I was 16 I traded it. A few years later I became an adult and regretted it simply because it came from my dad and when he died when I was 27 I regretted it even more.

                        Speaking as a father, your father would understand you getting rid of it if it were life, needed to feed your family or defend your liberty. Other than that…?

                      • #135967
                        Robert Henry
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                          I don’t know how much you like your dad, but my dad bought me an HR 20 gauge single shot shotgun when I was 13. When I was 16 I traded it. A few years later I became an adult and regretted it simply because it came from my dad and when he died when I was 27 I regretted it even more.

                          Speaking as a father, your father would understand you getting rid of it if it were life, needed to feed your family or defend your liberty. Other than that…?

                          What Duane said.

                          I’ll choke my son out from beyond the grave if he sells a rifle I gave him… :yahoo:

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                        • #135971
                          GreenTip
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                            I had this issue pop up when my grandfather died 15 years ago. He had a bunch of guns. I kept several I had an attachment to and would never part with them. The ones I didn’t want I sold to buy stuff I did. If you only have the one keep it. Those are cool rifles and they are getting expensive and hard to find. They also shoot well enough at range.

                          • #136119
                            Ronin42
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                              That’s a fair point.

                              I’m trying to be more objective when it comes to my firearms.
                              No ego in my gun and all.
                              Sometimes forget that an emotion with an object is not always bad.

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