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Guns you wish you never got rid of

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Clayton86, Oct 9, 2012.

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  1. charlie fox

    charlie fox Member

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    In no particular order:

    S&W 39-2 - my very first pistol
    Colt Python - 6" barrel, my first LE gun
    Star PD - great little carry .45
     
  2. Barracuda58

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    300 Savage

    This isn't necessarily a gun that I got rid of, but it is a great caliber and a bit of a mystery why this caliber in no longer in production. I was recently going through some of my dad's things and came across his hunting stuff. He hunted with a 270win Remington 700 and I used the 300 Savage. I spent last week disassembling the guns and giving them a thorough cleaning. Yesterday I had a chance to get out to the range. Great day and both guns performed very well. I could shoot the 300 all day long.
     
  3. RX-178

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    First of all, welcome to THR Barracuda58!

    Now to address the topic of the thread...


    ..........All of them :(

    Well, all of them I haven't managed to replace, anyway. But still... yeah, close to all of them.
     
  4. 7thCavScout

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    Browning Citori O/U Lightning.

    I needed money for our family vacation one year. I miss that shotgun, but I TREASURE the memories that we made as a family on that trip. When push comes to shove guns are just metal wood and don't get me wrong I really really like them, but I love my family more than life itself. All in all it was a good trade.
     
  5. gp911

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    2-1/4" SP101, the DAO model. Sold it to another member on here because I needed cash & felt it was a little cumbersome for edc with that looooong trigger pull. I just miss shooting it...
     
  6. mf-dif

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    Sig 522.
     
  7. westy39

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    When I started at the PD we were issued a S&W 686 no dash as our duty weapon. After a few years we went to the Glock 20 and we all had a chance to buy our issued S&W 686. I didn't have the money at the time so I had to let it go. BUT several years later I found one that had been issued to a detective I had worked with at the PD. He had passed away and his wife had a local gun shop selling his collection now I did have the money and I bought it. Life is good.
     
  8. tobenheim

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    Beretta M9. Had a ton of magazines for it, plus a bunch of springs and other parts in case anything ever broke. Had a couple of good holsters. All in all I probably hade $1000 in that gun. And it ran like a top. I used it as my CCW for about 6 months but after that much time I just got tired of having 2+ pounds on my hip and traded it for something smaller/ lighter and easier to conceal. But I sure do miss shooting that M9.
     
  9. JSmith

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    Webley Mk IV in .455 - my first "big bore" handgun. Due to the lack of readily available .455 ammunition I used to shoot .45 ACPs in half-moon clips through that thing.
     
  10. Liberty1776

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    Parker 16 ga. Hammer gun - field grade. Beautiful damascus bbls, and it fit me perfectly...
     
  11. Ole Coot

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    Sold a Ruger Redhawk - reason: STUPIDITY only made $12.
     
  12. hAkron

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    I regret every one I've ever gotten rid of. Even the ones I bought specifically because they were too cheap to pass up and I intended on trading them for something else.
     
  13. Detritus

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    In my case the shorter list is the one of the guns I don't regret selling.
    Except for the following; two Winchesters that were given to me as the only remaining shooter in the family (models 100 and think 250) but never ran right for me, the Bersa .380 that was my wife's first handgun, and a turkish 28ga that was traded to fun wife-pistol #2, I regret every other sale/trade of my personal guns I've ever made.

    Same here, and on top of no longer having the 39M I also screwed up and forgot to take the heirloom (grandad bought the sight pre-ww2) Lyman receiver sight off of it before selling it! :banghead:


    My Biggest regrets in no particular order

    Aforementioned marlin 39M sold to fund an AR build

    Remington 600 in .308 sold it b/c money was tight and i didn't see a need for a light .308 not being a hunter.

    My First heavy barreled Savage 10-series in .223 Sold to pay down med bills, used to have a target (signed by two shooters as witnesses) of a 5 shot 300yrd group that i could cover with a quarter and it wasn't a fluke. In the intervening decade I have yet to own a rifle + find a load that has matched that. side note If i can get the funds together in time i may have found a rifle that with match it...

    Springfield GI 1911a1 I think I sold it thinking I was going to turn around and buy a Mil-Spec or similar 1911 a few months down the road but life got in the way. I now have another 1911 (Metro ACII) that is making a great project gun for me while shooting better than the GI did. But i still miss that Springfield
     
  14. Poper

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    Savage Model 12 in .243 Win.
    With a 65 grain Hornady v-Max and IMR 4064 it would put 5 rounds into .336" at 100 yards.
    Sold it out of pure stupidity.
     
  15. Armed 24/7

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    Many years ago I bought a 2.5 inch S&W 686M with 13 boxes of Remington .357 hollow points for $250.00. I shot all the ammo then sold it to my Dad. He then traded it AND his mint 6" S&W .38 special (I don't know the model number, but he bought it 30 years prior) plus cash for a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44mag that he doesn't really care for. We both really regret getting rid of those, since he could have easily just bought the Ruger.
     
  16. 22-rimfire

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    I have sold many Colt Diamondbacks. I used to buy them when I could find them and sell them for a few bucks more. I regret not keeping an as-new 2.5" Diamondback in 38spl in nickel and blue finishes. Now they are so expensive that I won't buy one. But I did this for fun and did it with my eyes open.

    There have been many guns that I bought and sold the same day. I don't even remember all of them as I never recorded that I owned them. I had to take them home for that documentation process to be implemented.

    I regret more the ones that I didn't buy when I had the opportunity. Those would include a nickel Colt Bankers Special in 22 (as new), Officers Model Special 22, a slew of Woodsmans... the list goes on and on. But in most cases, there is always another one if you are willing to spend the money.
     
  17. JTHunter

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    Only two have ever gotten away from me and only one by choice.
    One was one of the old Ruger round .22LR SA pistols (circa 1975) with an 8" (?) barrel. The other was a Marlin Golden 39A levergun with a Weaver 3/4" tube 3-9x scope. This gun would handle Shorts (28), Longs (22), or Long Rifle (19) either by themselves or mixed in the tubular magazine. This one also had the old style "half-cock" safety, not this "transfer bar" system. The one mod to this rifle was the "right angle" hammer extender which added a tab to the right of the hammer so you could cock the hammer easily without hitting the underside of the scope. :( *sighs*
     
  18. Gun Master

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    I agree with hAkron, but to be specific :DWM Lugers .30 cal. & 9mm, Whitney Wolverine .22, etc.....,but most of all .........my Walther 8mm G-43 (aka K-43) that I got for only $11. Somebody please kick me, so I'll feel better. I did get what looked like a new Winchester M-1 Carbine (GI) , for it.
     
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  19. redhedrednek

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    Colt sporter...bought from a coworker who deceased dad let it ride behind the truck seat til it was basically junk. Bought very cheap and immediately rebuilt and got it running right and looking good..then came the "I shoulnt have sold it" sob story. I made a couple hundred bucks but it was sweet. Havent bought an AR since.
     
  20. helitack32f1

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    My regrets are: .380 Makarov, Kimber Gold Combat, 2 Colt Woodsman's and a Glock 23 I bought the same time I bought my current one back in 1993.

    Only one gun I did not regret selling: an early Walther P22. Horrible gun.
     
  21. inkinskin

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    Ruger 97DC .45acp That thing was a tank. It would take any kind of ammo, and hit spot on every time.
     
  22. justice06rr

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    I've only mostly owned newer firearms in the past. The ones I regret selling are: XD40sc, M&P9, Bushmaster Patrolman AR15, and a 740slim CCW pistol.
     
  23. ChCx2744

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    I pretty much regret every gun sale I've made, with the exception of a S&W Sigma .40 and Glock 20 SF. The Sigma had too many issues and the G20 was too expensive to feed. Everything else should have stayed...
     
  24. chriske

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    Sure, most of those I sold ...:
    - 6" stainless Colt King Cobra : never found another revolver since that was such a pussycat to shoot magnum loads out of
    - Star BM : best, most accurate & reliable auto of that size in ANY caliber, let alone 9mm
    - 4" blue Ruger GP 100 : if I had held onto that one, it wouldn't have timing problems by now as the "other brand" revolver I traded it for has.
     
  25. Ala Dan

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    NIB, factory nickle S&W 39-2; with light walnut grips. Man, was that thing
    pretty or not~?
     
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