Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by kimberkid, Mar 12, 2021.
Those Sakos are awesome. I had three, but I sold them years ago, and I regret it!
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!
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.
...... 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..
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.
Dumb to pass on that.
Aside from something FA those would round out my desire to own all the modern day variations of firearms.
Sign me up for that investment strategy.. LOL
They were not even worth the 69 bucks I bought a few for.
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.
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.
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.
I do regret not stocking up on ammo when it was cheap and plentiful.
I’ve never really wanted a .50 bmg but for that price I wish I’d have gotten one.
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!
Should have went for it.
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