If "hind sight is 20-20" What firearm do you kick yourself on for not buying?

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  1. MatrixReality

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    Those Sakos are awesome. I had three, but I sold them years ago, and I regret it!
     
  2. bannockburn

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    Was at a gun show some years back when I came across a S&W shotgun I had never heard of before. It was their Model 1000S Super Skeet, built for them by Howa Machinery of Japan. It had a 25" vent rib barrel with a built in compensator system to help reduce felt recoil and cut down on muzzle rise. The stock was select grade walnut and had a right side palm swell for a more comfortable fit as well as a contoured trigger on the right side. I was definitely interested in this shotgun as it would be perfect for Skeet shooting as well as doubling as my Upland Game gun.

    I learned all this out after I went home and did some reading on the subject in the back gun listings in Gun Digest. The gun was listed as Used but it looked like new in the box and even included an extra 28" vent rib field barrel with a Modified choke for hunting. Now retail on it with the spare barrel would have been around $900 and they were only asking $275 for it and may have gone even lower to $250 if I pursued the matter. I wanted to think about it and check it out and since this was Saturday I felt sure that it would still be there if I got there bright and early Sunday morning.

    Well of course it wasn't there having been sold the day before and I still kick myself for not buying it when I had the chance!
     
  3. horsemen61

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    Dan Wesson Vbob 9mm DT finish comes to mind
     
  4. tubeshooter

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    I did have a crack at a Savage 99 in .308 back about 4 or 5 years ago. Price was reasonable.

    I passed because I had already committed to .30-06 by then and didn't want another caliber to feed. But the lever gun aficionado in me kind of wishes I had picked it up.


    That's about as close as I can get to the spirit of this thread.
     
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  5. FL-NC

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    About a year ago I ran across a Rem model 11 12 gauge with 26" barrel, well used but functional with decent wood and a $200 price tag at a gun show. Not even remotely useful with the 3 perfectly good 12 gauge guns I own, but cool to just have. I passed it buy to "think on it for a few minutes". Came back and it was gone.
     
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  6. Armednfree

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    old brass spool savage 99 take down in 300 savage. The forearm was splintered. I could have replaced that with Walnut I had access to, maybe even matched the old look of the finish.
     
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  7. 22250Rem

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    ...... That's another one of my great gun regrets. In the early to mid 1990's I had two friends with FFL's and my income had increased to the point of being able to afford a crate of brand new Norinco SKS's. Forgot the dealer cost on a crate but IIRC a crate held 10 SKS's and the FFL's were selling them at gun shops & gun shows for 90 to 100 bucks apiece around 1991-92. By 1995 some real nice Russian SKS's were being imported and I was tempted to go the crate route again but wound up only buying one. Here's a page from a mid 1990's Shotgun News showing dealer prices on Russian SKS's.. IMG_1726.JPG I have dry, heated indoor storage available right here. Shoulda bought a crate of 'em and sat on 'em for a couple decades..... Shoulda, Wouda, Couda.... Oh well.
     
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  8. milemaker13

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    Uzi 9mm carbine as a kid at the local gunshop/range. I remember the guys sales pitch " what kid doesnt want an Uzi".
    Dumb to pass on that.
     
  9. Good Ol' Boy

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    Big boy SA revolver (technically I have a .22 HRR), DA revolver, or lever action rifle.

    Aside from something FA those would round out my desire to own all the modern day variations of firearms.
     
  10. greyling22

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    For non-invesent purposes: vz58's back when they were $200, feg hi power @$200, colt python @800, additional SKS for $70.
     
  11. tarosean

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    All these SKS posts.. take out inflation and you left with making 100-200 bucks over 30yrs +.
    Sign me up for that investment strategy.. LOL

    They were not even worth the 69 bucks I bought a few for.
     
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  12. Steve Milbocker

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    A pre 1964 Winchester model 94. I can’t really explain it but as a 65 year old American gun owner it would be a symbol of who I am. Sounds kind of goofy doesn’t it. I don’t need any more guns but when things settle down I may have to remedy this situation.
     
  13. Meeks36

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    When this crap first started $1000 for a SKS. And folks where buying. So yeah thats a ok profit. And what about another year or two price could double. Time will tell.
     
  14. bassjam

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    I just have one, and it happened this past summer. I went to Walmart during their clearance sale to pick up one of those super cheap Rem 700's in .223. Well someone had marked the inventory wrong and it had sold earlier that morning, but the lady working the gun area showed me the remaining clearance guns: a Savage Axis in 6.5 Creedmoor for $50 and 2 Rem 783's (I don't remember the caliber) for $57 ea. I decided to buy the Savage, and she tried her best to get me to buy both Remingtons but I declined. While I was filling out paper work some guy came up and said he'd take them both.

    Now I didn't need any of those guns, and I likely would have quickly sold both of the Remington's after playing with them for a little while so the only thing I really missed out on was making about $500.
     
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    I wanted a SW 3913 LS - the best of the 3rd Gen semis, IMHO. One was on sale from a store going out of business. However, I was stone cold broke - send your kid to an expensive college! I wish they would make them again.
     
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  16. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    I passed on a Smith & Wesson Outdoorsman in .38/44 about 30-35 years ago.
    I had the money in my wallet but didn't buy it.
    Went back a week later with the intent to buy it but it was gone.
    Stupid.
     
  17. ilbob

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    There is only so much room in my gun safe. As a practical matter how many more guns do I need, or can even shoot.

    I do regret not stocking up on ammo when it was cheap and plentiful.
     
  18. Jimbo80

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    Growing up as I did in the heyday of surplus firearms the list would be too long to publish. Good thing is there's long list of things I didn't pass on.
     
  19. DeepSouth
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    When the Serbu RN-50 came out the introduction price was either $800 or $850, don’t remember for sure. Its $1,250+ now.

    I’ve never really wanted a .50 bmg but for that price I wish I’d have gotten one.
     
  20. bannockburn

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    I remember being at a gun show many years ago and seeing about a half dozen or more S&W Outdoorsman revolvers on a table. They were all in great shape and fairly reasonably priced. I could have picked one up but I thought why would any one want a .38 Special that was built on an N frame? Back then it didn't occur to me that they were collectible and that some day they would be worth a whole lot more than what they were going for at the time!
     
  21. guyfromohio

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    Easy....year was 1996.....6” Royal Blue Python Consignment....$500.
     
  22. Stevie-Ray

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    I'd rather not get into it-outlook on life in general these days is pretty depressing. I will say topping the list is a LAR Grizzly in .45 Magnum, which I didn't want to pay an outrageous $750 for, way back then.
     
  23. lightman

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    My biggest regret was passing on a S&W N frame a few years ago. It was a parts gun with a M-28 frame that had a 44 Spl barrel and the M-28 cylinder was bored out to 44 spl. It had a nice action and had a fair price on it. It was not a collector but would have been a good carry piece. It was calling to me and I ignored it.
     
  24. 460Shooter

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    I had an opportunity to buy an original Colt King Cobra with all the original included goodies about 10 years ago for like $825.

    Should have went for it.
     
  25. Carl N. Brown

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    1985. Had a choice between registered tube-built Sten MkII or refurbed Reising M50 from an actual NFA dealer. Loved the sort-of connection to WWII history but could not justify paying more for the registration transfer tax ($200) than the sticker price of the guns. Then came the 1986 Hughes Amendment freezing the NFA registry.
     
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