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Forum topic by GMman posted 03-01-2010 03:10 AM 1435 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2010 03:10 AM

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My brother in law left it in the case wet.
If you have anything precious to you don’t let anyone use it, I mean your tools too.

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 03:35 AM

GMman have you ever refinished a gun stock? :-) Sometimes I think about not lending anything out but I still do it.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 03:37 AM

Ouch :(

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 03:43 AM

Brother in law….. figures.

I was always taught, and am teaching my young children now, that if you must borrow somthing, you always return it in better shape than when you recieved it and when appropriate, include a case of beer.


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#4 posted 03-01-2010 04:00 AM

We have between my son and me 5 guns in mint condition until this one was returned.

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 04:11 AM

yaridoc no I never refinished a gun stock but my brother makes them.

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 06:45 AM

Hey GMman, It really isn’t as bad as it looks. (Don’t tell the B-I-L) Get you a little bottle of Tru-oil, litely sand untill everything matches, rub on the Tru-oil, let it dry. hit it with fine steelwool and repeat about 6 or 7 times. It will look better than new, guaranteed. Rand

PS Don’t loan the bastard anything anymore.

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#7 posted 03-29-2010 05:53 AM

GMman what a shame your BIL didn’t respect your posession as much as you do. Never lend him anything again.
Good luck with fixing that, I wish you the best.

-- Beer is the reason I exist on this earth, that and my family! (Aurora, IL) my blog:

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#8 posted 03-29-2010 02:39 PM

I let my cousin take my Weatherby out west one year. he had a guide with horses. My gun spent most of the time in a scabbard. It came home with huge dents and scrapes on what was exposed. I suppose from riding through brush and whatever. I didn’t try to repair it. I’m just reminded every time I use it that I don’t loan out my guns any more

-- mike & judy western md. www.

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#9 posted 03-29-2010 03:24 PM

I dont loan anything either.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 03-29-2010 06:30 PM

Sounds like justifiable homicide to me.


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#11 posted 03-29-2010 06:41 PM

I treat all items I borrow as my own. I expect nothing less from anyone that wants to borrow my stuff. The first and last time someone borrows something from me would be a situation as you show. There is no reason for such abuse… A good rule of thumb is to look at how they treat their own property….if you see a bunch of junk…don’t expect them to treat a borrowed item any better. I tell folks that ask about borrowing that I am very anal about how my tools are treated….it’s like loaning money to friends – I just don’t do it…..I tell them seriously, that if they borrow and damage one of my tools, I will expect a replacement…if they don’t like that idea…don’t borrow….that way we stay friends.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#12 posted 03-29-2010 07:07 PM

Loaned someone a set of brand new Stanley sockets once, recieved back with box full of sand, Not Again.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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