Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by igotta40, Aug 31, 2022.
An M-1 Garand Service Grade Special, which the CMP rep said had been stored in grease (cosmo) in Greece.
During a day off between operating trips in ATL (Atlanta Airport) I rented a car and drove via Camp Creek & I-20 to Anniston.
It was so nice with what appeared to be new wood and unworn metal that I never tried it. It wasn't my only Garand.
A 50th Anniversary Blackhawk that I ended up trading for a GP100 plus cash.
Almost forgot too. A CVA Bobcat .50 percussion muzzle-loader that I got for $49 at Wal-Mart. I consigned it and somebody bought it for a muzzle-loader season in a neighboring state. That would have been fun to shoot though.
Surely some dolts will call me 'greedy' when it was the buyer's fault for willingly paying that much.
Also sold a nib Remington 700 (.308) at cost to my brother.
I had a Beretta 92 that shot great but was in rough shape. I ran across an identical used Beretta in a local gun shop. The guy had it priced cheap because he didn't like Beretta's, but I knew he loved Ruger pistols. I drove to a 2nd gun shop and traded my beat up 92 even for a Ruger P90 in 45. Drove back to the 1st shop and traded the Ruger even for the Beretta. I never took the Ruger pistol home.
I’ve bought ammo before I bought the gun, then the gun, then sold it with the ammo before firing it. I had every intention of shooting it but it just didn’t work out that way.
I will disclose that I never have fired it to the buyer.
I won a Remington 870 in a raffle.
Didn't need it...I had several other 12ga shotguns that I used regularly.
I went through a divorce and sold the Remington along with quite a few other firearms. I eventually replaced most of the other guns with identical models but I have never bought another Remington 870.
I still need to replace a couple of the other firearms I sold during that divorce even though I have since acquired dozens of other firearms. The exact models and calibers just haven't been a priority in the intervening 30+ years...maybe someday I will acquire another custom .30/06 on a Remington 700 action and another scoped Super RedHawk in .44Magnum with a 9-1/2" barrel.
make much but I liked the idea. That's what collecting is all about.
None were new, just new to me.
I have a couple rifles (Ruger No 1) that have not been fired. As they are large danger game calibers, I likely will never have use for them. But someone will want them bad.
Yes. FFL friend got a Remington 760 on a trade-in and he didn't want it and sold it to me really cheap ... Then a coworker friend found out and really, really wanted it so it was sold off without having fired a single round. Since the buyer was a friend, I extended the same low price I paid.
I have sold four guns with out firing that I won at Sportsman Banquets. I also shot a few that I won then sold.
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