Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by DR505, Feb 25, 2021.
I still enjoy the new gun as much as the first one I have ever gotten.
Bought a lot, sold, traded and give away quite a bunch. No regrets. I’m selling off pretty much everything now so my wife won’t have to deal with it when I’m gone. Got a few good years left to enjoy and selling my collection is part of that, too. Never have any regrets. Life’s a learning experience.
I try to think of it as, they had to go to get me where I am now, with what I have now.
In my mind, I always know what I will sell first to last, if hard times hit again.
Yes I know EXACTLY how you feel, had the same model, mine was a Long Slide, younger brother ( now passed away, MDPS ) wanted to borrow the lower half to retro fit a top half ( slide ) he obtained for $5.00, his son now has it, along with about $1100 of my bullet casting and reloading tools. Still have the complete top half, he refuses to return all my goodies!!
I've only removed firearms from my inventory due to financial constraints...and regret every circumstance.
Pristine stainless 10/22, 870 with slug and shot barrel, 92fs, my 1st and favorite AR...
I'll never sell any more...I'll give them to my sons. Far more rewarding than any monetary value.
(1) AYA SXS double 20 that I got from Sears/Roebuck about 1979 or 80 for less than $200.00. Beautiful little gun. Stupid of me to sell it.
(2) 1964 Colt Python, Royal Blue, with a 4" barrel. Had to sell due to "personal economic downturn." I tell myself it was Ok because it went to a young Marine just back from Iraq.
(3) 1953 Smith and Wesson "357" (a pre-27) with a 5" barrel, stocks numbered to the gun, and the numbered to the gun blue/gold box it came in.
(4) Smith and Wesson, Model 39-2, 9mm, in blue. Unfired outside the factory (I believe) in the box, with all the accessories. Same reason as number 2. Personal economic downturn.
(5) Not one, but TWO Smith and Wesson Model 24-3's (44 Specials) both with 4" barrels. One of them was in the box, with all the accessories. They only made something like 2500 of them, and I had TWO. No excuse. Just stupid.
I had 6 mags, 2 chest pouches and a PPS 43 kit for spare parts. Had a couple of months of rough financial issues.
It's a pistol in ATF's eyes.
The one I let go at the same time really frosts my bacon now considering what they're going for.
A couple years back somebody drove down the street and saw the project car in the garage. They stopped and we talked a bit, he offered $9K which was quite good. However I've had this car since '83 and finding another in good condition is very low if I wanted to pursue it. No guarantees the parts needed will be accessible for the replacement as mine is complete. At some point I'll have to let it go so a matter of when. That's hard.
That was a 125 yard gun for me, worked great for prairie dog and marmot. I think I sold it way back when to buy another rifle. Sure wish I still had it!
I just happened to find a Model 13-4 the other day and brought it home. It has a very good DA trigger...the Magna stocks don't feel good in my hand, so I put on a pair of VZ G-10's. Perfect. I won't sell this one.
There's just something so aesthetically pleasing and proportionately perfect about a Model 13 with a 3" non-tapered barrel and a round butt grip, that makes it an instant classic K frame right up there with a 4" pencil barreled Model 10.
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