What is it about motorcycles, and young men?? LD, I did the same thing, back in the '50s'. Had a beautiful 1899 Savage presentation, kit gun, in a dandy leathercase, with all 4 barrels. I traded that sucker for a '48 Indian, Bonneville Chiefton.
Folks often ask, If I wish I still had that gun. Yup, it would be worth a few bucks now, but, I'd rather have that Indian!
I haven't traded or sold a gun in the past 40 years. I've probably accumalated over 100 since, but, from time to time, I run into a youngster, that wants to go huntin'. I eventually end up given'um one of my guns.