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Title: Gun donation
Post by: Cooperman on January 01/26/21, 12:12:50 PM
I have several shotguns, some that are missing parts or that need minor repair. I would like to donate them to groups or clubs that try and get kids into hunting. Does anyone have any ideas?
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: glenn57 on January 01/26/21, 12:14:38 PM
 Awe man great idea, but can't think of anything right now.
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: deadeye on January 01/26/21, 12:17:49 PM
That's a good idea however due to liability most groups like that probably wouldn't accept them.  They might if they did not give the guns away but rather used them for training in a controlled setting.
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: HD on January 01/26/21, 12:25:47 PM
I've doing a lot of gun smithing lately...
I can fix them if you can't find anyone.
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: Steve-o on January 01/26/21, 12:36:05 PM
Put them in your closet and when "they" come for your guns...  give them those.    ;)
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: snow1 on January 01/26/21, 12:40:34 PM
How about donating them to a local gun range,I'm involved with a metro range high school shooting sports that will fire up in a couple months,last summer we had a couple 100 kids,always short on shotguns to use,just a thought bunch of adult shooters are good with gunsmithing,spend hours at the range B.Sing rather than shooting,this would give them something to do rather than solving the worlds problems.
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: Cooperman on January 01/26/21, 01:19:26 PM
there is only one of the shotguns that's in question whether it functions or not. its a gun with a know firing pin breakage problem, but I think the pins have been replaced. the others are functioning just missing choke tubes and wrenched, or the stocks are in rough shape. one is a Kmart single shot 12 ga that works, just not a lot of value.
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: snow1 on January 01/27/21, 07:11:29 AM
Where are you located? range I'm from is the "Metro Gun Range" located in blaine minnesota
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: Cooperman on January 01/27/21, 08:03:24 AM
Where are you located? range I'm from is the "Metro Gun Range" located in blaine minnesota
Park Rapids. Would you range be able to do the FFL transfer?
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: snow1 on January 01/27/21, 01:26:10 PM
Have a friend that has a cabin in park rapids,he's a fishing nut,up there almost every weekend,he could meet up with you if that works? I'll see him later this week and ask if your good with it.
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: kenhuntin on January 01/29/21, 05:34:11 AM
Late to the game perhaps but just gonna throw Ducks Unlimited into the fray. We could dedicate them to go to Greenwings at an event. The protocol is we tend to give items to the kids at events. Actual firearms only to the parents. Never making money from them. Could also provide you with a tax deductible form. Or provide a sponsorship of whatever degree is equitable. D.U. does not actually have any programs of magnitude to involve personal field work. Just preserving and protecting wetlands for future generations.
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: kenhuntin on January 01/29/21, 05:36:37 AM
And Snow1 If you hang at Metro perhaps you can learn Me how to shoot duck tower sometime. It is always good to meet someone you have known for years in person.
Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: snow1 on January 01/29/21, 07:44:08 AM
Ken,anytime once it warms up,I live in hugo we have a small gun club here as well "Bald Eagle sportsman club" they have a decent 5 stand,members club but they have open to public on certain days $6 for non member per round 50' tower ,metro tower is 75'  and $13/round but your call,I can meet ya anywhere,agreed would be fun to connect.I'll PM you my contact info.

Title: Re: Gun donation
Post by: snow1 on January 01/29/21, 09:43:03 AM
Ken PM  sent not sure if it went thru

FYI.