"I regret selling that one..."

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by DR505, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. tws3b2

    tws3b2 Member

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    I've sold and traded a couple years ago. I don't remember when / how long ago it's been since I did. But, At some point I stopped. I never let any gun go for any reason now. I don't know why. I just put them in a gun cabinet. I pull then out a couple times a year for cleaning and put them back. Two days a year set aside for gun cleaning. Now I have two cabinets full. Some I've not shot in years. And, I'm not going to change.
     
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  2. PzGren

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    I have owned, bought and sold well over two hundred guns that were privately owned. What is gone is gone and all that counts now is what is left and I improved my humble collection of high quality firearms and excellent shooters over time without horrendous losses. I did not buy guns for investment but pride of ownership and for their intended purpose; to be shot. Progress is sometimes demanding drastic measures. As a former competition shooter I was always looking for a gun that would give me an extra advantage, often only perceived. Now that I am older I have probably considerably more money invested in rare gun parts, grips and magazines than the average gun nut in their entire collection. An alarming thought:).

    I still enjoy the new gun as much as the first one I have ever gotten.
     
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  3. GeoDudeFlorida

    GeoDudeFlorida Member

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    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.
     
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  4. Mike OTDP

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    Hmm... I regret selling the Walther GSP, but the Hammerli 280 is pretty nice. The S&W 1076s...had two. Love/hate relationship with that gun, if I buy another it's getting a trigger stop of some sort. Which it needs to prevent pinching the trigger finger. Selling the first full-auto Uzi was probably a mistake. Buying a second one was probably another mistake.
     
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    I sold my Winchester Model 70 (NOT a pre-64 model) in 30-06. Went to the shop about a week later to buy it back but it was already gone. It had seen plenty of use but there was something about that rifle that made me regret selling it. The only plus is the new rifle I traded it for is definitely a better shooter.
     
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  6. Banjoman66

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    I sold a Browning Auto 5 light twelve back in the early eighties. Like others, had to buy diapers. Hate I had to sell that gun.
     
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  7. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    The only gun I miss is a Taurus tracker in 45 Colt. Sold it to fund another wild idea. It is protecting a great guy.
     
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  8. entropy

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    Not much to regret there, Brian. :thumbup:
     
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  9. bigred0383

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    Boy, this really brings back a lot of memories, I can relate with some of these bill paying stories when the family was young, payroll was less.
    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.
     
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  10. Rodentman

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    When I was 22 I bought a 4" S&W 28-2 in 1972. I sold it. Many years later I got a 28-2 from 1976 so I redeemed myself somewhat. Other than that I sold an S&W 351PD .22mag but replaced it with an S&W 632 in 327 so I have something similar. Guess I don't have any Big Regrets. I ALMOST sold my Service Six but The Rodentwoman stopped me, thankfully.
     
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  11. Jackalope 1

    Jackalope 1 Member

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    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!!
     
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