The ONE gun you really regret selling....


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entropy
May 5, 2004, 06:40 PM
BamBam-31 had a fun thread there with 'What's the best gun you almost sold or traded..." so I thought "what's the one gun you regret selling or trading?" would be interesting.
In my case, it was a 2 1/2" Python that had been gone over by a police armorer (I bought the gun from my Dad when his PD went to Glocks), and had a buttah smooooth trigger at 6#. :banghead:
OK, dig out those painful memories and do tell....

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Dionysusigma
May 5, 2004, 06:47 PM
My Mosin M44. So old and beat-up, and it was practically a smoothbore...

I loved it :D . And I'll never admit what I traded it for. :o :(

gyp_c2
May 5, 2004, 06:52 PM
...BYF...'33 I think?

ducktapehero
May 5, 2004, 06:55 PM
Smith 686. It was in 1993, I was working for a guy who installed the electrical equipment in some of the man made caves around Kansas City. When the flood of 93 hit our work started slowing down so I wasn't working as much. I hated selling it but at least I sold it to a guy who will take care of it.

MikeJ
May 5, 2004, 06:56 PM
I sold a 3" S&W 36 square butt that I really regret selling. It was a beautiful gun but I wanted a nickel plated airweight 37 so I sold it to finance the 37. I now wish that I had simply saved up for the airweight and kept the 36. I will never do something like that again.

Cameron Lamont
May 5, 2004, 06:57 PM
I sold an: FNFAL L1A1 full mil spec for about US$400.

:banghead: stupid stupid :banghead:


Two threads that made me remember the biggest gun mistake I have made.

The Real Hawkeye
May 5, 2004, 06:58 PM
The Charter Arms Bulldog .44 I bought back in the early 1980s. What a charmer she was. Only 19 oz back then (The new ones are 21 oz). Such a cool little deep blue weapon. Sold it for a stupid reason too. When I would fire it at the range, by about round 200 I would have to push one of the frame pins back in that had by then worked itself out about an eighth of an inch under recoil. What's the big deal with that? Stupid me! I couldn't stand the thought of it falling all the way out in the middle of a gunfight, or something, so I sold it. How many gun fights involve shooting 200 rounds through a five shot revolver? I could kick myself whenever I think of it. :banghead:

Ala Dan
May 5, 2004, 07:16 PM
For me there were several; but I will try to pick just one?

Um, well let's see? Probably, the 6.5 inch barrel pinned
and recessed Smith & Wesson model 27-2, with the "S'
serial prefix and diamond grips!:( :uhoh: ;)

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Atticus
May 5, 2004, 07:35 PM
My Colt Delta Elite.

Zundfolge
May 5, 2004, 07:35 PM
The only gun I've ever sold was a Kahr MK40 Elite98 I sold to buy my AR-15 ... while I love the AR, I really really wish I hadn't sold the Kahr and miss the little guy (especially when its warm out). :(


I've learned since then not to sell guns ... evah! :cuss:

Standing Wolf
May 5, 2004, 08:15 PM
My Contender. I'm in the process of buying a replacement, but even if it's perfect, it won't be that same great old gun.

Sisco
May 5, 2004, 08:28 PM
A Remington 1903A3 I got from my Dad. Didn't have any use for it at the time and thought I needed a Ruger P95 worse. Got hosed pretty good in the deal too, gave the 03 and $200 for the used Ruger.
Sure wish I knew then what I know now. :banghead:

PlayTheAces
May 5, 2004, 08:36 PM
That would have been a Colt Diamondback in .38.

Brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. :(

45King
May 5, 2004, 08:45 PM
It's a toss up between 4:

First generation .44 Automag in a factory plastic case, complete with a box of FACTORY ammo.
SA NM M1A with a load of accessories and ammo.
Fox/Sterlingworth 20. ga. SxS
Fox/Sterlingworth 12 ga. SxS

gulogulo1970
May 5, 2004, 08:58 PM
I have two, one a 2.5" blued Colt Python. Pawned it in college, stupid me!

The other one (this one kills me still) a Colt Officer's ACP in bright stainless steel. Kind of a pimp gun, but wow it looked as if it was made of mirrors. I sold it to fix a broken car. Makes me sad...

4v50 Gary
May 5, 2004, 09:05 PM
I've only sold one gun in all my life. I've given away others.

Zundfolge
May 5, 2004, 09:13 PM
I've only sold one gun in all my life. I've given away others.

We should hang out some time :p

stealthmode
May 5, 2004, 09:14 PM
i wish i never sold my bushmaster, in california they are assault weapons and unless the law changes here i can never replace it.

standingbear
May 5, 2004, 09:16 PM
a springfield m1 garand that I miticulously restored to original new condition in 1944.it took a very long time getting the correct serial numbered parts in vg condition to bring back the ol rifle to new condition.when I first got it..the receiver was absolutly mint while the rest of the gun was mismatched and pitted.picked up a barrel here and a handguard there..let it go for about 200 less than what i paid for the parts,not to mention the hours cleaning and searching.was broke with medical bills from a bad back so it went or my car went.

Quartus
May 5, 2004, 09:17 PM
All of them. I regret every one that I let get out of my hands.


Even that Ruger .22.

andrew1957
May 5, 2004, 09:19 PM
Traded off a Browning BDA .45 ACP in the 80's. It was actually a SIG 220, only marked as a Browning pistol. It had they earlier style mag release, at the bottom of the magazine well. Have never seen another one since.
Also a "real" Armalite AR-10. Made whenever they made them..late 50's..early 60's... traded off for some lesser gun I don't remember now.

iamkris
May 5, 2004, 09:25 PM
Hmmm...was it the mint S&W 1917 .45 ACP that I paid $225 for? Maybe the mid-80's Browning Hi-Power 9mm. Could have been the Ruger .44 MAG Deerslayer. Maybe my Remmy 870 (my first shotgun).

Nope, definitely the 1917. I've sold others (6 others to be exact) but I don't miss them...these I do.

The Real Hawkeye
May 5, 2004, 09:30 PM
Already mentioned the Charter Arms Bulldog .44, but there were a lot of others I regret. Back in the 90s I sold a H&K 91 (military designation was G3). I had all kinds of accessories, including lots of mags. Sold the whole bunch for $600, about what I paid for the gun by itself ten years earlier. Today, all that would go for about $3,500.

Legionnaire
May 5, 2004, 10:20 PM
Generally speaking, I don't regret selling the guns I've parted with ... including the really great shooters. If I don't shoot it fairly regularly, I'd rather trade it for one I will.

Only one I do regret parting with was a Ruger P4 carbine with ghost ring sights. It was a great truck gun, and due to its being heavy for its size, the recoil was negligible. My girls could shoot it with ease.

I have better and nicer guns. But I do miss that Ruger.

mcneill
May 5, 2004, 10:34 PM
Early model (three-screw) Ruger Single Six. I had upgraded to the new model (conversion/ mag cylinder) and thought I didn't need the old one. Then I remembered that owning guns is not based on need, and you can never have too many.

Jim

lee n. field
May 5, 2004, 11:59 PM
About 1990 or so I traded a Charter Arms AR-7 for a 720K floppy disk drive. (Floppy drives were worth $100 or so then, and the AR-7 didn't cost me much more than that when I'd bought it some years earlier.)

Guns hold their value much better than computer parts.

Hypnogator
May 6, 2004, 12:22 AM
A Nazi era P-38. Had a chamber so rough that you'd occasionally have to shoot it to unload it, but it was (amazingly) a tack-driver, and utterly reliable. If i knew then what I know now, I would have lapped the chamber and still have it.

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

ScottS
May 6, 2004, 09:19 AM
Minty M1 Carbine (Quality receiver and Rockola barrel) I paid all of $125 for at a gunshow. And what pisses me off more is what I sold it for: so I could buy a Mini-14. Man, it hurts to type this. The Mini (a true POS) lasted less than a year before it got sold, too.

I gave away a Model 13 round butt, but as a present, so I shouldn't really regret that (but I do). I also did something stupid that got my Belgie BHP stolen, and I regret being stupid.

Scott

mondocomputerman
May 6, 2004, 09:41 AM
I also sold a Nazi era P-38. Great condition gun, thought I wanted a .45 more. I still haven't bought a .45 and wish I still had the P-38.

nero45acp
May 6, 2004, 09:51 AM
There are two that make my heart sick eveytime I think about them. One was a Inland M1 Carbine in excellent condition, and the other was a Colt 1903 Hammerless in LNIB condition made in 1930. Excuse me while I go get some Kleenex................:(



nero

W Turner
May 6, 2004, 12:45 PM
It's a toss up between these two.....

Colt Mustang, blued in 99% condition, I bought it from a FFL friend of mine for $400. This was a little after Colt went "out of business". I just had to have a Kel-Tec P32, so I sold it for $375. Makes my stomach hurt everytime I think about it.

SW model 38- it wasn't in the best shape, but I bought it for $200 just to have a small concealable revo. Traded it plus cash about a year later for a 642. The 642 is nice, but I miss that 38.

Mino

W Turner
May 6, 2004, 12:46 PM
It's a toss up between these two.....

Colt Mustang, blued in 99% condition, I bought it from a FFL friend of mine for $400. This was a little after Colt went "out of business". I just had to have a Kel-Tec P32, so I sold it for $375. Makes my stomach hurt everytime I think about it.

SW model 38- it wasn't in the best shape, but I bought it for $200 just to have a small concealable revo. Traded it plus cash about a year later for a 642. The 642 is nice, but I miss that 38.

Mino

tcdrennen
May 6, 2004, 01:30 PM
stealthmode-

I fel yer pain. Had a HK91 I got for $400 in about 1987 that I STUPIDLY sold for about $800 in '93 to try to save a condo from foreclosure when I was out of work. Still lost the condo, and now can never replace the HK unless I leave Kalifornistan and move to America - and even so it would cost twice what I got for it then.
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Ah well,, I've come to love my M1A anyway. :cool:

Red_SC
May 6, 2004, 01:53 PM
:neener:

Hah, I've never sold one. My wife keeps telling me that if I want more guns I'm going to have to start selling some, but I just know that I'll regret it. So, I sacrifice and keep them all. I've loaned some out, and considered selling, but never have.

Red_SC
May 6, 2004, 01:53 PM
:neener:

Hah, I've never sold one. My wife keeps telling me that if I want more guns I'm going to have to start selling some, but I just know that I'll regret it. So, I sacrifice and keep them all. I've loaned some out, and considered selling, but never have.

TerryBob
May 6, 2004, 01:59 PM
A Plainsman .45 Cal Rifle that was supposedly built by Cecil Brooks. Man that thing would shoot. You didn't hold it as much as you wore it.

TerryBob

simon
May 6, 2004, 04:25 PM
I regret having traded a sweet stainless S&W 629 .44 mag. for a BHP clone(FEG P9R).At the time I wanted the capacity.I know I lost on the deal,even at the time,but now I wish I hadn't done it.I very much like the 9mm,and it shoots great,but the S&W was my 1st revolver and I shot it well too.
OH WELL,won't be getting rid of any more,ever.

one45auto
May 6, 2004, 04:36 PM
I'm with Red_SC on this one, because to date I've never sold or traded a single firearm - not one. Oh I've thought about, no denying that, but have never followed through because I once sold something else and have bitterly regretted it ever since. Turns my stomach sick. :(

I'd rather eat only once a day or forego spending money on another project in order to acquire new firearms than sell or trade one of the pieces in my collection.

Detritus
May 6, 2004, 05:59 PM
Of the guns that i once, but no longer own. there are only three that i can say that i have ever had pangs about the sale of (or in one case it's being given as a gift).

1. WW2 era Colt 1911A1, only colt i've ever had that was worth a darn. then again it's in good hands so the pangs of regret pass.

Just for the record the next two were sold to cover portions of some large medical bills while i was out of work

2. the Remington 600 in .308 that my father gave me before my folks moved to FL. this was the first centerfire rifle i ever fired, it had family history, and other than kicking like an enraged mule was a very good rifle.

3. (and the one i miss most, especially now that i've discovered the 600yard F-class matches my local range holds). the Savage 110FP "tactical" in .223 that was the very first firearm I bought as opposed to had given to me. i truly do miss that ugly black thing :( gonna have to buy an new one soon.

redneck2
May 6, 2004, 06:02 PM
A Remington 700 in .22-250. My dad bought it for me to shoot groundhogs off our farm. First "real" gun I ever had. I'd moved into town and there didn't seem to be any need for it at the time.

Most of the other guns here could be replaced. You can't re-buy the first one dad got you.

R.H. Lee
May 6, 2004, 06:06 PM
S&W Mod 28 Highway Patrolman 6"
1973 BHP
180 Series Mini 14 1976 "Made in the 200th Year of American Liberty"

Can't decide which I'd most like to have back.

Zeke Menuar
May 6, 2004, 08:44 PM
Marlin 30AS. This was an absolutly gorgeous, flawless 30-30 that put 5-shots into a 1" hole @100yds. I also think the look of the 30AS with the steel cap on the end of the forearm is much better looking than the forarm on a 336. Everytime I see a Marlin 30-30 I kick myself in the A**.

ZM

dukeofurl
May 6, 2004, 10:00 PM
Out of all the guns I've sold the past year

Kimber TLE
S&W K frame (2!, one 357, one 38)
O/U 20 ga
RRA AR
EA AR
HK USP 9mm. 40, 45
Colt Gold Cup Commander
Glock 32
Sig 226
Glock 22 (6!)
Kimber Stainless Pro Carry
Beretta 92

I wish I had the ability to keep the Colt. That was a beautiful gun.

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