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Old 10-27-2012, 05:55 PM
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If I won the lottery

http://www.rockislandauction.com/fli...yer/index.html

I would not even know where to begin. . . .
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:59 PM
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If I won the lottery I would buy this forum for a cool million and make y'all refer to me as the grand Bwana...maybe it's a good thing that I don't buy tickets?
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:09 PM
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Well grand Bwana, I have always said that winning the lottery would be a real hardship for me because if I had that kind of money I wouldn't want to be around low class people like me.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:15 PM
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Wow. Some beautiful treasures in that catalog.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:19 PM
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Funny how the auction house doesn't even have a minimum starting bid on any of those pieces.

I guess if you have to ask where to start bidding... you can't afford it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:49 PM
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If I won the lottery I would buy this forum for a cool million and make y'all refer to me as the grand Bwana...maybe it's a good thing that I don't buy tickets?
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:31 PM
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Well, if I won the lottery I would do a road trip up and down California.

I would puchase a private party transfer from San Diego to Oregon boarder in as many gun shops as I could. Then I would pick up these hundreds of firearms all within 30 days, and laugh all the way to my gun safe as I completely defeat the spirit of the one handgun 30 day FFL purchase limit.

I would also enjoy the red flags I would set off at the DOJ.

For those that don't know, in CA only 1 handgun can be purhcased from a gun shop (the gun shop being the seller) every 30 days. However, I can buy as many private party or consignment handguns as I want and there are no limits of any kind. So I can only by one NEW one, but I can buy every single USED/Consignment I wanted if I had unlimited funds.

OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, and then I would donate the local high school a boat load of money on the condition they start a rifle team. They could do ANYTHING they wanted with the donation otherwise, but they have to have a rifle team and compete nationally.

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:16 PM
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If I won I wouldn't go super crazy. I would buy a mk. 23 and a psg-1 clone.Just cool to have and I could afford it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:25 PM
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Funny how the auction house doesn't even have a minimum starting bid on any of those pieces.

I guess if you have to ask where to start bidding... you can't afford it.
Minimum bid is 25% of low estimated price. But they go for more than low est. So step up...
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:31 PM
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If I won the lottery, my butler would be posting here...
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:43 AM
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If I won in the hundreds of millions, I would walk into a LGS and ask for one of everything. Just for fun...
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:56 AM
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If I won in the hundreds of millions, I would walk into a LGS and ask for one of everything. Just for fun...
You know, that wouldn't really take that much money. I mean, how many guns do you think an average size gun shop might have in the store? Say, 400 handguns and 100 rifles and 50 shotguns? I don't have a clue if that is accurate, but let's say the average is $1,000 per firearm...that's $550,000. That seems like an awfully low inventory, so an average shop might have more than that. But then, if you only wanted one of everything, you might end up spending only a few hundred thousand...
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:37 AM
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If I won the lottery I would buy a lot of land in a secluded place and make nice big outdoor range with pop up and moving targets and other fancy stuff. I would an awesome shooting range in my basement which would be next to my arms room. The arms room would be lined with guns on walls like you see the movies. I would learn how to reload and put a reloading bench in my arms room. It would be a huge room with plenty of room for guns, ammo, and other supplies. And it would be built like a bank vault. Next I would do like this one guy on the forum did and have biometric locked safes installed in the wall and covered by artwork (m.c escher!!!).

Finally, my mansion would have an ultra large room dedicated to fine art of




videogames. Yes that's right, videogames. I would have at least one wall lined with hundreds if not thousands of video games assorted by platform. My xbox and ps3 would be connected to multiple tv and the best surround sound that money can buy. So when I'm getting blasted by a tank behind me and to my left I can turn around and accurately pin point the direction of the sound as if it were happening in the room I'm in. All of this would be enjoyed from a very plush leather lazy boy with drink holders or from my awesome love sac. My pc would be constantly be outfitted with the lastest and greatest video cards, proccesors, and other parts needed to keep my pc at the peak of what a gaming computer should be. This computer would be hooked up to 3 monitors and also the best surround sound that money can buy. Finally this masterful work of art that I call my gaming room would be decorated in all sort of gaming memorabilia. A life size dovakhin? Yes please, set him next to my life size Solid Snake.

Damn I hate being poor. I'm about to go buy a lottery ticket lol. I remember seeing a 500 million dollar lottery in texas one time. Oh the things I could do with that money.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:39 AM
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You know, that wouldn't really take that much money. I mean, how many guns do you think an average size gun shop might have in the store? Say, 400 handguns and 100 rifles and 50 shotguns? I don't have a clue if that is accurate, but let's say the average is $1,000 per firearm...that's $550,000. That seems like an awfully low inventory, so an average shop might have more than that. But then, if you only wanted one of everything, you might end up spending only a few hundred thousand...
True. Until NFA guns come into play. most of everything would be gifted off to family and friends.

I wonder if that would fall into a straw purchase?

Nice thought, but I know pretty much all of us will never be that lucky. I usually stick to the tried and true method of hard work.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:50 AM
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If I won the lottery->>>

I'd move to another state: gun friendly with lower taxes.

I was at Turner's today looking at 1911's. They had five.

Back in the 80's, there was a store called B&B Sales. They had tons of 1911's, Sigs, Glocks and high cap magazines.

I sure miss those days!
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:00 AM
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I wonder if that would fall into a straw purchase?
I don't think so, if you bought a gun with the intention to make it a legitimate gift. I think the straw purchase comes into effect when you buy a gun for someone who for whatever reason can't buy it for themselves.

However, I'm not a lawyer...although I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:34 AM
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As there is no option for that I opted to put it in my Sig...AKA The Great Bwana I'm going to make the kids in my squad call me that next guard drill.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:04 AM
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If I won the lotto first I'd a house I've been looking at and a big ole piece of land for a range. Then I'd go to the tech school a few towns over and get the precision machinist degree they offer. While I was doing that I'd purchase a selection of firearms and firearms related educational materials. Once I got that degree I'd find a top rated gunsmith school to attend and learn everything I needed to know to become a gunsmith. After that I'd fully stock my shop with all the equipment and materials needed to create fully custom guns and I'd partner with my local gun shops to sell new guns. I'd also set up rentals at my range and have all the fancy equipment available for testing firearms and ballistics. After I became one of the most recognized custom gunsmith on the east coast and had a 6 month backlog I'd put everything on hold to build a custom left handed 1911 with my son. I would manufacture everything in or on the gun from frame and slide to springs and pins in my shop.

I know that if I won the lotto I could just buy a left handed 1911 for 5-6k on line but I would want to share that experience with my boy and if I was super rich I could.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:17 AM
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At the NRA show in St. Louis last spring, they gave me a years subscription to their main catalogs. Some of the things they auction off are really spectacular! At the show they were displaying a boxed Colt set, with the FIRST revolver they made with a bored through cylinder. They estimated that it would go for $250K. Later, I found out it went for $380K.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:26 AM
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I'd pay off my house and car and then invest most of the rest. I would however get 3 colt series 70s and have them fully engraved and finished in royal blue. I'd keep one then give one to my father and the other to my brother in law.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:24 AM
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I'd move to a state that would allow me to buy more that one new gun every 30 days so that I could start a collection like this:

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:41 AM
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Its probably best that I dont win the lottery. between gun auctions and classic car auctions, the money wouldnt last long.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:41 AM
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If I won the lottery I would buy this forum for a cool million and make y'all refer to me as the grand Bwana...maybe it's a good thing that I don't buy tickets?
I would also so I could close threads like this.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:25 AM
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Wise man once said something to the effect of, if you cant be happy without money, you wont be happy with money.

Just to put things in perspective...

without getting into interest payments and investing in non-depreciating assets (the real money makers).
- every 20million lump sum after taxes would about equate to 20k a week for 20yrs...if you take taxes out of the 20k a week that is roughly 750k a year.

Getting into interest/good investments if you average 7% that is 70k a year per million invested granted before taxes but if you invested 10million that is 700k a year. You could spent in the area of 350- 450k a year and never touch the 10 million, basically 1k a day every day of the year.

Really puts it into perspective how poorly people manage the money when they are broke after hitting "the lottery". The biggest thing is probably telling people to F-off and that includes family.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:41 AM
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My buddy and I day dream about it quite a bit. He buys two tickets a week, and always talks about what he would do if he won.

He starts off with getting family and a few close friends debt free. Then talks about paying me $50,000 a year salary to do whatever we feel like that day. We joke around about people asking me what I do for a living, and me telling them, "I don't really know." Then they ask what I make, and I tell them $50,000 a year. They ask, "To do what?" To which I reply, "I don't know!"

In all seriousness, he talks about investing the major portion of it and just living off the interest. We have sat down and done some rough math on it, and it is unreal how much interest you can make. There would be absolutely no reason to touch the original amount once you started earning interest. Unless of course you where of the mind to purchase a small country or something.
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