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Do I Get Rid Of The Prosport?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by timmytree, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. timmytree

    timmytree Big Poster

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    I've had the old girl for 8 years now, put many 1000s of pellets through her plinking, shot all legal quarry and had some wonderful times but I'm finding I'm using her less and less. It may be a weight thing, carrying that lump around the farm without a sling is starting to tire me.
    But part of me thinks it was the PS that got me back into air rifles and she should stay at home even if she only gets taken out to be cleaned occasionally, but then she should also be used because thats what she was bought for.
    I'm torn, genuinely unsure what to do. She isn't just a piece of wood and metal, I've taken her apart so many times I reckon I could do it blindfold. I still get her out just to rub a rag over her and smell that familiar blend of oil and grease. It's a lacquered beech stock but with light patches where my hands have worn away the lacquer yet the shine is still there where oil from my skin has polished the wood.
    Come on then, what should I do?
     
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  2. chewyd99

    chewyd99 Busy Member

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    If you can put it in a cupboard and keep safe as what a iconic rifle and surely will not lose money and a great rifle to get out in years to come

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  3. Mr wolf

    Mr wolf Sad times

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    I did this twice.... and regretted it
     
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  4. StellaArtois Sr

    StellaArtois Sr Springer Whore

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    Because you are torn as what to do, I would keep it. Unless you are selling it to finance something, then I would definitely keep it.
    From you thread I am reading it's more than just a rifle to you, it appears to have great sentimental value of which I think you would
    regret the moment you sold it. If you don't need the money, then don't let it go.
    Ade :thumb:
     
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  5. bobjen38

    bobjen38 Busy Member

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    Put yourself a sling on it and take her out once a month, excuse to keep it.
     
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  6. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    I’d keep it as it’s just “one of those” rifles if you know what I mean.

    If she does go, make sure it’s a good home.
     
  7. hamza

    hamza Engaging Member

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    The only reason to sell it would be if you had literally no more space left to keep it.

    Hang on to it.

    I still have my first air rifle from when I was 12.
     
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  8. timmytree

    timmytree Big Poster

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    I thought about giving it to my oldest son but I know he wouldn't bond with it like I have.
    I don't need the money but I feel it's like a classic car, should be used, not an ornament.
    More thinking time!
     
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    I think you’ve already made up your mind and you know you should keep it. You talk about it like it has personality and you have a relationship, which is probably true. If you get rid of this gun, you’ll regret it instantly. My advice, buy a nice walnut stock for her if you can and re-kindle the love in new clothes.


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  10. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Do not get rid of it, the PS is one of the rifles many want, a good one is allegedly a treasure. I still miss my 60S and my Sirocco!
     
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  11. Trampilot

    Trampilot Keyboard Hero

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    If you sell it and regret it how did difficult is it to replace?

    If the answer is really difficult then don’t sell.
     
  12. FPoole

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    Don't do it, it's not eating anything so it costs you nothing to keep it. I have 8 TX's and only shoot 1 at a time and only 3 are in the rotation. I think of selling some, but I simply can't choose between them. You do have grandchildren as well, but I guess that brings up another tough choice.
     
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  13. timmytree

    timmytree Big Poster

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    Luckily so far you're all thinking emotionally like me. I might have to join a club and spend some range time with the old girl. I know she can do it, I'm the weak link. Time to look back at the hunting pics and target cards.
     
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    No, she is a memory. Put her away for now and with luck, one day you will take her out again. You can do that with a rifle, women perhaps not.
     
  15. Blue BSA

    Blue BSA Post Whore

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    Keep her. And be ashamed you had to ask.
     
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  16. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    You could just tell her "it's not you its me"......that you need some time apart and that you still love her.
     
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    Theres no reason to sell it, lots of reasons to keep it, the biggest being simply because you like it. Its doing you no harm sitting in the cupboard and as you said you still get a buzz from cleaning it.

    I had a similar situation with my TX. I hadnt even taken it out the cupboard for a garden plink in almost a year so thought i would earn some cash. The second i handed it over i knew it was a mistake. The only consolation was it paid for a weekend away that i couldnt have afforded otherwise.
     
  18. ples73

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    Me personally I would continue what you are doing with it ..in your head your thinking it should be used as it was designed for but in your heart you know you would regret it .I know I would because I've been in that situation
     
  19. EastmidsHD

    EastmidsHD Keep pullin' that trigger..

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    I've sold many guns since I got back into shooting a couple of years ago. I guess for me I was like a kid in a sweet shop and always wanted to try something new.

    When I got my shotgun and firearms licence come through I sold all my air rifles believing that I wouldn't need them.

    I was very wrong. I now have a daystate mk4is and 2 Prosports, 1 in each calibre. Of all the rifles I sold, only a couple are truly missed and I still think about being an arse for selling them.

    Like some have mentioned, the Prosports are a lovely rifle and I'm happy to finally have a couple in my cabinet. 1 of them will do doubt be sold as there's no need for me to have 2.

    I guess what I'm saying is, after reading your post, you seem to have a genuine attachment to your gun, much more than I had with the ones I was attached to - you also have had them for a lot lot longer than I, so I can only hazard a guess as to the sentimental attachment you have.

    You have mentioned that financially you are OK so that's not the driving force for your uncertainty, if that's true then I honestly think you should keep it, I have a horrible feeling that you will genuinely regret selling your prized rifle.
     
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    It holds many memories and sounds like it holds huge Sentimental value, KEEP IT ;)
     

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