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Had to pass on a ruger 77 tang safety rsi mannlicher in 7 mauser today.I tried my best to do a trade, even tried to trade my beautiful target Remington 700 for it. Just could not make a deal.

The ruger does not even have a mark on it, I would call it nib. Even comes with a new Burris. The rifle is $650. Otd. At my lgs.

This is the one time I wish I had a credit card. I would put it on layaway but I am not working now. Makes me sick to pass on a rifle I've been looking for for over 10 years.

Don't know why I am posting this but it makes me feel better.
 

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Over time you'll acquire a collection of "I had to pass" or "I shouldn't of passed" gun purchase stories. Two of mine involved a Colt SAA .357 and a Springfield MilSpec in .38 Super. The world doesn't end.
 

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Layaway?
 
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Over time you'll acquire a collection of "I had to pass" or "I shouldn't of passed" gun purchase stories. Two of mine involved a Colt SAA .357 and a Springfield MilSpec in .38 Super. The world doesn't end.
Yup I have a few of those I don't like thinking about them.
 

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One of the reasons why I continue to scrape the budget and piling left over money at the end of the week, sometimes it's change others it's $50 but it piles up. So when I need it for something I just can't pass up it'll be there. I'm retired so it's not the same as when you work (or not) I have a steady income till I die.

Point is, when you do work it's a good idea to make yourself a "gun fund" that you do not use for anything else (although sometimes emergencies takes over) but most of the time it works great
 
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I kinda know how you feel. Im saving for a new car. So my gun money is being put away toward my new car fund. I see guns at my LGS i want but i resist. Hard to do. But i been on a buying spree the last 2 years. I don't like to finance anything.
 
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One of the reasons why I continue to scrape the budget and piling left over money at the end of the week, sometimes it's change others it's $50 but it piles up. So when I need it for something I just can't pass up it'll be there. I'm retired so it's not the same as when you work (or not) I have a steady income till I die.

Point is, when you do work it's a good idea to make yourself a "gun fund" that you do not use for anything else (although sometimes emergencies takes over) but most of the time it works great
Even when I was working it was hard to save money. I've been sick and lost my job some time back. Had to take my truck off the road, so even if I find work I can't get there.

Normally I help a friend cut/split fire wood this time of year but there no wood this year.
 

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I donate plasma for "fun money", but my wife is about to lose her job. (Long story.)

So plasma will be not fun money for awhile.

Not sure if an option for you ?
 

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How do you find places to donate plasma?
 
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I've been broke and I've been not broke. Not broke is better.

The whole time the boys were home, there was always something to use any extra money on and then some.

As long as I had a gas can and a mower I could pick up extra money.

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The most important thing I did was make sure I had the credentials for a job nobody else wanted. If you have a Special Education certificate you will always be able to get a job. Teaching didn't pay a lot but it paid the bills, provided insurance, and gave me a stable retirement.

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Things just went down hill since 2011. Lost my house in the Irene flood. Lost over 50k in tools over 60 guns. All my clothes my truck at the time. Had to start over. Renting now and can't even walk out the door with out someone making a complaint.
I am not in good shape I've always been a big guy and worked hard jobs. But with these health problems and places don't want to hire someone my size.

To make things better I just got a letter from my Obama care saying I am no longer eligible.
 

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Things just went down hill since 2011. Lost my house in the Irene flood. Lost over 50k in tools over 60 guns. All my clothes my truck at the time. Had to start over. Renting now and can't even walk out the door with out someone making a complaint.
I am not in good shape I've always been a big guy and worked hard jobs. But with these health problems and places don't want to hire someone my size.

To make things better I just got a letter from my Obama care saying I am no longer eligible.
File for SS disability.
 

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I hear ya. Saw a stainless steel Ruger Old Army in 44 cal BP at cabelas in 2009. They only wanted if I remember right $280.00 and came with the original gold/yellowish box and paper work. Outstanding price especially from cabelas. Like you, no money, out of work, and well I wasn't going to sell or trade any of my firearms for it that's for sure. Not playing that game again.
 
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