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Oddball guns you liked and wish you had kept . . .

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  1. CajunBass

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    Mine was a "Unique" (that was the brand name) 22 LR, semi-auto. An all steel, 22 with IIRC 10 round magazine. Made in France in the post war years it was in near perfect condition, which in itself was somewhat rare I was told since the grips were known to fracture.

    I don't really "regreat" selling it, but I didn't pay much for it when I got it, it was a fun shooter and a great conversation piece.
     
  2. Seven High

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    I had a blue Walther TPH back in the day. It was 22lr. Neat little gun. It would not run right. Long gone. I wish that I would have kept it.
     
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    I had a LAR Grizzly .45 WinMag with a 3 digit serial #. It would shoot 2" groups off a rest at 50 yards, but man was the recoil awful, had to shoot with good gloves on.
     
  4. PapaG

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    Several come to mind. In 1960, I had a Llama in 38 Super I set up with a Smith and Wesson rear sight and tightened frame rails. Used it with 150 grain cast hollow points and it was both accurate and reliable. I was too young to know how bad Llamas were (lol). I also had a K22 that I had chambered for 22 K-chuck and mounted a Hutson Hand gunner scope. Did my first long range handgun varminting with that one. Back then H240 powder was $1.25/lb and Sisk Hornet bullets were about $3/C. (Long range was out to 75 or 100 yards on ground squirrels.) There were others but I have my best stories about these.
     
  5. paracordkydexcummins

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    I ended up selling a savage 520 because I broke a lift gate spring ended up finding another one 6 years later should have fixed the spring and had a pair
     
  6. flyingtiger85

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    I had a Makarov-380 brand new in the box for $100 imported by B-west sports in the late 80's.It's triple the price now,I wish I still had it.I even had some spare hard to get extra mags.Many of the guns I wish I still had some not so much.
     
  7. SouthpawShootr

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    Beretta 85F. Single stack .380. One of the softest .380s I've ever shot. Accurate too. Was consolidating calibers and let it go for what I had in it. Should have kept it.

    One of the original limited run of S&W 629 Mountain Revolvers. Moderate .44 magnum loads would rattle my teeth and the frosted stainless finish was so delicate it would scratch if you looked at it with a frown. But I loved the styling and it was accurate.

    Wish I still had my AMT Automag II. That was a fun gun to shoot. Not much good for anything but making huge fireballs at the range and lots of noise but I still miss it.

    The very first gun I bought when I turned 21 was a Taurus PT99AF. I traded it for a S&W 6904 which I also regret trading for something else.

    Those are my regrets. I stopped the hemorrhage after that 6904. I ended up replacing the PT99 with a PT92 (and eventually an INOX Beretta 92) and purchasing a nice, clean 6906.
     
  8. GEM

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    SW 651 - actually shooting 22 Mag rounds of day wasn't that useful but the gun appreciated in value.
     
  9. Officers'Wife

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    A Wolverine .22. Referred to as 'the spacegun' by my friends. Don't remember what happened to it, but I know it's gone.
     
  11. Storm

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    An HK SP89 that I sold back in the Nineties. I did well selling it then but if I still had it today I could sell it for ten times what I paid for it. Just kidding, I would probably keep it.
     
  12. Taroman

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    Browning Hi-Power in .30 Luger.
    Colts Hartford 1911A1 Ejercito Argentino model.
     
  13. Gun Master

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    Several with Nazi proof marks : 2 Lugers (9mm & .30 cal.), P-38 (but still have one), Mauser HSc, Browning Hi-Power, and worst of all K-43 (aka G-43).

    Also, brand new (mint) M-1 Carbine Winchester (which I originally got for the above K-43). WWII 1911A1 by Remington-Rand, S&W 32-20, original Whitney Wolverine, S&W Model 1917 .45 ACP re-blued hammer bobbed and barrel shortened to 3" for CCW (work done by buddy), and I'm sure I'll think of more later.

    Oh, yeah : 3 or 4 Stevens side by side double barrels, Browning Sweet 16 (gauge), and Remington Nylon 66 (Seneca Green).

    Oh, oh, oh, the lack of wisdom, cravings for new guns, and poverty of the young (me included) !!!:banghead:
     
  14. Ron H

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    I'm sorry but just reading thru this thread is sickening. I don't dare list the firearms I once have and for one reason or another I no longer have. I cry a tear for everyone of them just thinking how I scrimped & saved every unclaimed dollar to purchase all of them and the circumstances under which I had to relinquish them.. I'm outa here -- to depressing !!

    Ron H
     
  15. Gun Master

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    The Fun With Guns

    To everybody, but especially to Ron H (above).

    I'm approx. 6 years older than Ron, and both of us (and many of you) are old enough to say, "Been there,...Done that". We all make mistakes, but we should not stay there. I try to remember the good times I had with my old "used to be" guns. I cherish that I was able to own and use them at one time.

    Sure, I'd like to have them now, and I took a loss when I sold or traded them in, but I would not have been able to have owned such a wide variety of guns, otherwise.

    So, I try to remember the "Good Old Days", and smile.:D
     
  16. Mr.510

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    I wish I'd kept my 1959 Baby Browning. It's the only handgun I ever sold. Teeny tiny little thing! I sometimes carried it in a cigarette soft pack rolled up in my shirt sleeve. :cool:
     
  17. barnbwt

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    It's easier to only buy/build guns you'd never sell :D. My only two 'lame' purchases --700SPS and Franchi I12-- are long gone.

    TCB
     
  18. mbt2001

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    I had a Lorcin 380 that was ridiculously accurate. I had one session where I shot a hole at 7 yards that looked like one .45 cal bullet. Never seen anything like it. Was reliable too. I gave it to my little brother, he still has it I think.
     
  19. Skyshot

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    Ruger Blackhawk .41 magnum in a 6 inch barrel and a 4 inch S&W .22 mag stainless kit gun.
     
  20. wgp

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    I once had a .41 Mag Smith & Wesson, a Lew Horton limited edition. It was a 3" barrel N-frame revolver but built with a K-frame round butt. It had nice wood finger-grooved grips and it was painful to shoot, so I sold it.

    What I recall most about this gun was that one day over the lunch hour I was at an indoor range, wearing a blazer and necktie, shooting this .41 snubby. A couple of young local LEOs were shooting in the next lane. Finally one of them edged over and looked at the gun, and asked whether I was FBI or DEA or something else. I laughed and told him no, just a civilian with a strange gun. Later I wished I had said that I could tell him but then I'd have to kill him. Hopefully he would have had a sense of humor.
     
  21. Quentin

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    A well worn Argentine Ballester-Molina 45ACP that I bought in 1977 very cheap because it had feeding problems. A new GI recoil spring and mags got it shooting as well as my Colt! I couldn't believe that ugly loose thing could do 2" at 25 yards but it did often.

    I loaned to a good buddy and never got it back. Long story and we've all had similar ones.
     
  22. tark

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    A pristine little Astra 300. Beautifully made, loved those 60 grain silvertips. And Many others, from a Webley MkVI To an HK91 that shot 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards and had a smooth five pound trigger from the factory! (Don't know how on EARTH that happened.)
     
  23. v8stang289

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    I kinda miss the DM-101 High Standard 22 mag derringer That I traded away a few years ago. It was impractical, extremely loud, and had what seemed like a 20lb trigger pull, but it was neat, and not something you see every day.

    I picked it up off a coworker for $100, then even-traded it 6 months later for a 2nd gen Glock 17 with 3 mags. I then sold the Glock for enough to buy a new 10-22 carbine and pocket $125. It all turned out ok, but I miss it for the novelty factor.
     

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    The first handgun I ever owned, bought in 1977- a S&W nickel-finished model 10. Past that, the "parts" based 1911 I owned for a few months before an older relative wanted it back. Colt frame, Remington frame, and so on-
     
  25. 1911 guy

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    I picked up a "Liberator" at an estate sale. Never fired it, but it was a cool conversation piece. I sold it, along with a few long guns, to pay for my wedding. To be fair, three of the four guns i sold were planned as "investments", but i should have kept the Liberator just for kicks. I gave almost nothing for it and sold it merely to sweeten the pot for the buyer of my planned sale.
     
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