Seller's remorse.


June 6, 2011, 04:32 PM
There are sometimes when we can't keep them all. Then there are others where we wish we would have-- That gun we really shouldn't have let go but did so; presumably for lack of cognitive ability or external pressure.

Me? I let my SU-16c go and traded to a 336ss for a reasonable price. Now don't get me wrong, the 336 is a sexy lever rifle with a nice thump... Just the SU was fun. Sadly, I didn't realize how much fun until it was gone and finances dictated one or the other, not both. Well, the wife has some say in that, but we've since had a talk on that particular topic. Now I'm looking back over my shoulder and the damn things are- as another person put it -rare as a 4-leaf clover up a unicorn's buttox.


Misery loves company. Do you have a gun you should have never parted with? What was it?

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June 6, 2011, 04:56 PM
Just be happy that you did not have to get rid of all of your guns.

June 6, 2011, 05:38 PM
I sold off about half of a large collection. Found there were some that over the years I simply lost interest in. Also got rid of all the Rugers I had. Never any remorse.

June 6, 2011, 05:44 PM
Been there, done that too.

I bought a super sweet almost unfired Browning A5 with a solid rib from an older gentleman years ago. I kept it for awhile but didn't appreciate it like I should have. There was a point on my life where I was more worried about vehicles so I sold it. Made a few bucks but would love to have it back.....

I sell off some duplicates from time to time and some guns that don't mean anything. I will keep all the ones with family history though.

June 6, 2011, 05:45 PM

and on and on....

June 6, 2011, 08:41 PM
Sold a Ruger Blackhawk (.357mag/9mm) with a NICE holster when I was 16--stupid <removed>. That one transaction taught me never to sell a gun I'm happy with.

June 6, 2011, 10:11 PM
Had to sell a 1st Gen Colt SAA to take my son to the emergency room.

Deus Machina
June 6, 2011, 10:36 PM
I miss my Henry lever-action .22. Racking that thing was fun, as well as throwing off my shooting buddies my alternating from Stinger super-velocity .22's, straight to some random .22 shorts. :D

Used it for trade-in toward my current CCW. I should buy another Henry.

I'm still afraid I gave someone else seller's remorse. Got S&W 486 in excellent condition with an amazing trigger for a lathe I was originally listing for $375.

He's a knifemaker. I hope he's getting his trade's worth from the tools.

June 6, 2011, 10:41 PM
I have never sold a firearm

June 7, 2011, 08:38 AM
I have sold a fair number of nice firearms. Regrets? Only years later do I have any regrets, but at the time I have no problem as there was always another one to buy if I wanted it. I sold stuff that I have absolutely no need for at the time, but sometimes things change. Pretty much bought them to sell anyway. My goal at the time was to have a gun accumulation that I had no money tied up in.

Move on.... replace the gun if it is important to you when you are financially able. There really is another one, so don't sweat it.

fallout mike
June 7, 2011, 10:46 AM
Several years ago when younger and dumber I sold a smith and wesson chiefs special .38 for a price that so low I can not type for fear of causing bodily harm to myself when I read it.

June 7, 2011, 01:02 PM
I regret selling a few of the guns I've sold over the years, but not most of them. I've only sold a few that had defects (with full disclosure) so there hasn't been anything wrong with most of the ones I've sold - I was just ready to move on and try something else out.

My one friend has the opposite problem. He works in a gun store and he wants to buy almost every used gun that comes in. He's got an overflowing safe and really can't seem to stop himself!

June 7, 2011, 07:09 PM
Yeah a 44 AMP shortly after they first came out.:banghead: I could not afford the dies to reload for it and got back less than 1/2 the value after I had owned it for 6 months. I spent that on a car that I totaled shortly thereafter.:fire: NEVER AGAIN!!:rolleyes:

June 7, 2011, 08:42 PM
Over the years I have bought, sold, traded more guns than I should. There are many that I wish I had kept...but wanted something more at the moment. Like the TC Encore pistol that I traded for next to nothing, or the Marlin Guide Gun that I got rid of simply because my son didn't like it, or the Model 29 Smith that I traded for something stupid. I wish I had kept the SKS that I bought for $79 years ago, or the Mini 14 that I bought and sold before I ever fired it, or the sig P220 that I sold to my cousin for a song. And this is just a few of my stupid trades!

Sheesh! I have made a lot of bad trades over the years.

June 8, 2011, 08:28 AM
Years ago when my child was very young, I went through one of those knee-jerk "oh-my-god-I-have-a-kid-in-the-house-with-GUNS" moments and sold off my handguns, retaining just a shotgun for defense purposes.

One of those firearms was a beloved Ruger MkII bull barrel in stainless steel. I had slowly upgraded the pistol over the years, mainly with Volquartsen components, and it was the single most accurate pistol I owned. I even won a few local bullseye competitions with it. Selling it was hard to do, but sold it I did, to a friend who had coveted it for years.

Flash-forward a few years, and my temporary bout of insanity has passed and I'm getting back into recreational shooting. My buddy hears that I'm in acquisition mode again and sells the pistol back to me - AT THE SAME PRICE HE PAID ME.

A better friend I have never had, before or since!

June 8, 2011, 08:51 AM
Sold off an FAL at a HUGE profit. BIGGEST regret of my life. British L1A1 on an Imbel receiver, that thing was the Cadillac in my gun safe.

The only other guns I've sold are a Ruger 10/22 that was a complete piece of trash and an SKS. I actually really liked the SKS a lot but I didn't have any emotional or sentimental attachment to it and traded for a nice handgun and got the better end of the deal and never looked back. I will NEVER sell another gun!

Sav .250
June 8, 2011, 09:20 AM
Years ago, I bought and sold many a weapon. Many of which today I wish I still had. Some time a lession learned is a long time in coming. Back then they (weapons) were really cheap. For the most part.
Some of weapons that slipped through my hands would be worth some real money in todays market.

June 8, 2011, 01:20 PM
I have never sold a firearm

Nor have I. I don't intend to.

June 27, 2011, 04:14 PM
I had a S/W Model 66 (4" BBL) that I sold about 18-19 years ago. I picked that thing up from a Brevard Co. Sheriffs Deputy. He had some custom trigger work done on it and all I remember was how beautifully that pistol shot. I remember the adrenaline rush of feeling 158gr JHP exploding out of that thing with every shot. I sold it to a guy that was joining the local police force and was looking for a .357. I think I paid $125.00 for it in '87 and sold it several years after that for $225.00. Yeah, I regret that one. I have no plans to sell any more guns.

June 28, 2011, 06:38 AM
I had a High Standard Sharpshooter that I sold in the seventies. An excellent .22 right out of the box.

Ole Coot
June 28, 2011, 08:41 AM
Ruger Redhawk, sold it for $300 way back when and made a grand total of $10.

June 28, 2011, 10:37 AM
I have bought and sold many over the years. Life is too short to have guns you don't shoot or regrets.

I have not sold anything I could not get back if I wanted to. :D

June 28, 2011, 11:26 AM
I recently sold a Glock 22, and traded off a plane-jane Ruger 10-22. I wonder if I'll ever be able to find replacements for those two if I start missing them?

June 28, 2011, 11:46 AM
That would make a good tv reality show, "gun hoarders". The extreme version. There already is a dumb ass show called "hoarders". where normal looking people collect so much crap that they can't get in their house anymore. Really sick, "my wife watches it", I find it deranged. But a house full of thousands of guns would shure be fun to plod through. "not that they would be easy to find". But I have to imagine that they exhist.

June 28, 2011, 11:47 AM
sold my Chinese SKS last year for a whopping 100 dollars :cuss: sold a broken P22 for the price I paid for it new :neener: but my biggest regreat was selling a Benelli nova that my dad gave me for my 16th birthday :fire: I felt and still do feel like a slime bag for that one

June 28, 2011, 05:42 PM
How about thief's remorse....?


Smokey in PHX
June 29, 2011, 12:35 PM
I sold a Sav 99 in 300 Sav and a Marlin 39 that I regrett to this day. Live and learn I guess.

June 29, 2011, 12:45 PM
i have sold quite a few, i really didnt want to get rid of them but i did so to move on to bigger and better things, i went from having a sks and h and k .40 to an ar and a 1911, so, all in all it aint to bad. i do wish i could have kept them all..........:(

bbq fan
June 30, 2011, 01:48 AM
My biggest regret was selling a Colt King Cobra for around $250... Dumb move on my part.

June 30, 2011, 04:50 AM
I have never sold a firearm
Neither have I, never will.

June 30, 2011, 02:13 PM
I had an old Mauser that was sporterized and rebarreled in .243(Don't hurt me, I got it that way), with an old Redfield scope on it. It kicked way harder than a .243 should have, thanks to that steel Mauser buttplate, but it was scary accurate. My dad taught me about guns on this rifle, it was mine. He got my brother a Savage .30-06, and my brother would have a blast shooting the 4x4 support posts at the gun range, but I was a better shot than him with my old .243 Be it stroke of luck or not, at 13 years old, I was able to shoot through a previous hole near the 10 ring on a paper target at 100 yards. My dad told me he would've called it a miss if he wasn't on the range scope and watched the hole get bigger as the round traveled through it. We picked her up for under $100, and when times got tough after my parent's divorce, the old Mauser had to go....

...I miss that old gun....

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