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I was looking around for something I know I have SOMEWHERE (a pistol brace for an AR i got a while ago) and I didn't find it. But i did fine a NIB Aimpoint PRO optic...

Had the thing for at least 4 years sitting in the box (now that i recall, I got a good deal on it on this very forum, intending to put it on a new rifle build I haven't gotten around to)

So, I can't find the 100 dollar brace, but i found a 400 dollar optic i forgot I had. I'll call it a win!

What about you guys? Ever get a nice surprise of something you forgot you owned?





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Posts: 32934 | Location: St. Louis MO | Registered: February 15, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Had a boss one time that found out he had a 17 year old.

I think he was more surprised than I was, knowing his habits! Lol




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Had a boss one time that found out he had a 17 year old.

I think he was more surprised than I was, knowing his habits! Lol


oof... That stings.





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Several years ago I purchased aViridian laser/light for my P220 Compact. Put it in my odds and ends ammo can until my next range trip. Took longer than I expected, can got shoved to the back. Last year I bought (another) one for my 365. Dug out the can and there it was, patiently waiting for me to install on the 220.



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Posts: 6760 | Location: IL, due south of the Arch | Registered: April 20, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yep. A couple of years ago, I found I had a previously unknown sister.
That reset my memories! On a less personal history note I routinely find knives I had forgotten I owned and all kinds of cop stuff I forgot I had.


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As we age, we find all sorts of things we forgot we had. My wife calls it shopping at home.



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Are you kidding? I am constantly finding something I forgot that I had. It doesn't bother me unless I went out and bought another one.



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Nearly 100 rounds of 9mm Luger ammunition, loose (not boxed), some of it Hydra-Shok hollow-points, in a duffel bag. I do not remember how or why I put it there.

In 2012 I had an Achilles tendon rupture. X-ray/MRI also revealed a broken/not quite properly healed big toe on the same foot. I have no idea how or when that happened. It acts up once in awhile.
 
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I can become very focused while looking for something I know that I have, just can't remember where I put it.

For some reason it will always be in the last place I look. Never in the first place, even when I am very sure that I left it there.

Go figure.


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Often tools. Not too long ago I thought I was going to need some 3/8 female torque sockets for a project, so I ordered a set. As it turned out I didn’t need them after all. Figuring it’s not something I would use very often, I didn’t keep it with my normal tools, I took it down in the basement to put in one of the rollaway toolboxes. I opened the drawer and set them down… right next to another brand new set of 3/8 female torque sockets. Hmmm.


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This fall, we found out that our dog had fleas, that was something we didn’t know we had. Frontline doesn’t work apparently.



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In for the Karma. Smile


10mm sockets. No idea how that one is always the one missing...





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Put me in the "All the time" category and it's getting worse as I get older.



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For me it's more often stuff I forgot I had, or misplaced and haven't seen for years. But re-finding it is like Xmas!
 
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I once found a thousand round of 9mm ammunition I did not know I had.
This was back during the last ammo shortage we had back in 2011/2012.




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In the Great Ammunition Panic 2013-Wednesday, November 9, 2016, I was digging through the very bottom of the firearms locker. I was hunting some small widget I dropped when I encountered two (not one, but two, nigh not three, but two) .50BMG ammo cans. Thinking them empty, I grabbed them and jerked them up, only to discover they each weighed the equivalent of an MST.

Perplexed, I said to myself “WTF?”

Opening them I found each held around 400 rounds of 7.62x51mm. I had no recollection of buying it.

The interesting thing is I sold my only rifle in 7.62x51mm about five years before and I had no plans to buy another one.

Suffice to say it sold rapidly.





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Are you kidding? I am constantly finding something I forgot that I had. It doesn't bother me unless I went out and bought another one.
My experience is that buying a second one almost guarantees that you'll find the original, sometime even before the reorder arrives (but never before it is too late to cancel).
 
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Several years ago, I found a really nice jacket in the closet. It must have been a gift. but I don't know who from.

I had obviously worn it once as it had my brand of gum and mints in the pocket.
 
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Originally posted by chongosuerte:
Had a boss one time that found out he had a 17 year old.

I think he was more surprised than I was, knowing his habits! Lol


My brother opened a facebook account and found out he had a 22 year old son within a week of opening the account.




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I bought an M1 carbine many years ago and it did not come with any magazines. I searched at gun shows for a while but never found any. I kept the gun in a spare room at my mom's house. No one knew it was stored there in a dresser. About a year later, I checked on it and there were two old, greasy magazines next to it and they were loaded with cartridges that looked like they were 40 years old. I have no idea how they got there.
 
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