Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Appalachiannative, Dec 2, 2021.
An older norinco SKS, some nice patina on it and accurate and reliable. Sold it, got it back, sold it again.
Marlin 1894c. Traded it off for god knows what. Back when you could get one for 500. Now they are 1200-1500.
Honorable mention to
Remington 41 targetmaster
Remington 7400 243
Remington 760bdl 30-06
NEF handi 357 magnum
Bushmaster a2 rifle
Cenier 22 conversion 1911
Ruger NM blackhawk 357 x2
Ruger single six x2
I have a Taurus 66 blued 6 inch .357. technically it ain't mine no more because I gave it to my wife back when we where dating but I mean it's still at my house lol she ain't gonna sell it. It's the gun I taught her to shoot with. Its the (honey if I ain't home and somebody breaks in) gun if you know what I mean. I feel for you man I'd love to have another one that is one of them model 68's that has an 8 shot cylinder. Oh well everything is too crazy right now
S&W K-22 5 screw. Most accurate gun I've ever owned and brought in many squirrels with it. Traded on a Ruger semi-auto .22 that I thought I needed.
S&W 686 no dash. First gun I carried in civilian law enforcement. Traded it for????
All damn fool mistakes that I regret to this day.
Colt Combat Commander (s/n:70SE12926 purchased 11Apr75) that I carried for a few years.
I was a lean 160lbs, a half inch shy of 6' tall and that pistol under my sport/suit coat never did manage to "disappear" the way my Walther PP-series pistols did (by that I mean that within minutes of strapping it on it felt comfortable, invisible and unintrusive) ... but it felt so-o-o natural in my hand plus it was quite accurate. It was a joy to shoot.
Non gun? Probably the blonde Fender Strat I sold while in grad school.
That was a mistake.
That’s about it, but to be fair I learned from that one and the list of firearms I’ve sold since is pretty short.
My first gun I bought with my own money (it wasn't handed down or gifted) was a 6" M19-2, in 1978. I was working as an NC DOC Corrections officer and bought it to use on the unit's pistol team, shooting PPC. Everyone with a 6" gun were using modified guns, I couldn't afford to get the trigger job, heavy barrel, breakfront holster, etc., so I traded it for a 4" M66 no-dash and started shooting Service Revolver class I had the M19 less than a year, but I kept the M66 until 2005, and sold it to a friend who kept bugging me for it. I finally caved in, and regretted it immediately. he wouldn't sell it back, even for a profit. This was before I appreciated S&W's as collectibles. I didn't really replace it until 2016, when I found a nice 4" M19-3. I wish I still had both the M19-2 and the M66.
Last gun I regret selling was the Daewoo K1A1 rifle I bought around 1984. I paid $375 for that rifle, chambered in .223, and sold it in 2006 for $1200. Again, I didn't appreciate how unusual these guns were, but I hadn't shot it in several years, and a doctor I worked with offered to buy it, when he learned I had one. Had I known they'd be worth a couple grand today, no way would I have sold it. This one isn't the one I had, but is identical:
The action is gas operated, but instead of having the buffer spring behind the BCG, there are two smaller springs above the carrier, and they fit into the carrier, which is a bit different from a M16 carrier, but the bolt is the same as the AR. The side charging handle was nice. The trigger group and safety is identical to the AR15/M16. The buttstock collapsed all the way to the back of the receiver and had a couple of intermediate positions. This rifle was standard issue to the South Korean military back in the day, not sure about now.
Because of this, there have been no regrets for me.
One thing I ponder often is why there are so many regretted gun sales. I get the true rarities or family heirlooms but Guns increasing in value is a common reality. No matter what you sold it will be worth more in several years.
My father and his best friend both had a couple of Daewoo rifle they bought in the 80's I remember my old man telling me about how his friends rifle would occasionally fire in three or four round bursts. He must of had some kind of factory lemon because your not the only guy I've heard say good things about them. I know dad regrets selling his
No matter what you sell it for it will be worth more in several years. Never thought about that. You have good way of looking at it. I suppose I'm too sentimental lol
A S&W model 27 nickel .357, 6" barrel, Bianchi leather, presentation case, cleaning kit, target grips, custom tuned trigger. It was a looker.
Unfortunately the "tuned" trigger must have been the reason why the hammer could be pushed forward and drop with slight pressure from behind.
Had I known then.......I would have gotten it repaired. Stoopit kid.
Turned an AMT Hardballer into an SC 03A3: Win
Turned a 2/3 gen Universal Carbine into a c-note: Win (despite eating about $40 on the deal)
Turned a Marlin 1895 into an Officer's model: Wash. Was about as happy with either (if I could have put an inexpensive RDS on the Marlin, maybe-maybe not).
Everything else I've sold was under duress--forced by poverty. Which is never an ideal way to sell.
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