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Rifles You Regret Selling

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Art Eatman, Mar 19, 2009.

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  1. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    Okay, we've got a thread about deals turned down. You ever sell one for which you could kick yourself or cry?

    For me, it was a heavy-barrelled Ruger 77 in .220 Swift. 3/8 MOA, reliably.

    And then, even worse, a Winchester 1895 in .30-'03, cavalry saddle-ring carbine with military proofs, in about NRA 90%. That was primal-scream stupid.
     
  2. ArmedBear

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    I have sold two rifles.

    One was a 10/22 that never did feed right, the other a Mosin M38 with the front sight about 10 degrees off vertical and soldered.

    Don't miss either one of them.

    I always wanted to like both, but reality didn't match desire.
     
  3. MMCSRET

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    Every one of them, sometimes I sold out of necessity and sometimes out of stupidity. I regret every one, if I had been more patient I could have kept them. Even the Marlin 336 with the crooked barrel should have been a keeper. Now I'm older and I don't sell or trade, I buy!!!!!!!!
     
  4. jim in Anchorage

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    1890 Winchester pump .22,early model with concealed locking lugs. $75:banghead:
     
  5. Big Bill

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    I just can't participate. It's too painful. :(
     
  6. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Lol, I have that same affliction.

    Yeah, +1.
     
  7. nwilliams

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    My Grandfathers Marlin .22 that he gave me for my 10th birthday:banghead:

    I sold it when I was a poor college student to buy another gun and then when my grandfathr passed away I felt very guilty for selling:(

    Also the gun I bought with the money wasn't worth it to begin with:banghead:
     
  8. deerhunter61

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    I have sold a couple of rifles over the last couple of years and used the proceeds to purchase another gun. The two that I sold I NEVER EVER fired and the one that I purchase not only do I fire it but it costs less. So no at this point I do not regret the ones I have sold.

    In fact I have a couple of other rifles that I want to sell and so I can purchase a another one.

    They are a Ruger 280 and a Rem CDL 7mm-08. Both shoot good it is just that I do not intend to ever hunt with them and I seldom ever shoot them. I want to purchase a 243 and would like to sell them in order to do so.
     
  9. ArmedBear

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    Wow, you are a bastard.:) I mean, if you sold it because you were out of Top Ramen and starving, that'd be one thing, but to buy another gun, and probably nothing nice, either?

    I have a few guns that I never shoot. They take up space. Why do I keep them?

    Either BECAUSE my Dad gave them to me, or they were my "firsts" or both.
     
  10. swiftak

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    I had a Remington 700 .243 cal with a synthetic stock. It was my truck and coyote rifle. I kick myself every time I think about selling it. Everytime I see the guy I sold it to, I ask him to sell it back to me. He just laughs at me.
     
  11. Speedo66

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    A very nice Swedish Mauser type, short with bent bolt.

    What was I thinking!!!
     
  12. Nugilum

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    I'm greedy. I haven't sold any of mine. :D
     
  13. Dookie

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    Bought and sold probably 30 guns in the past 1 years, I don't get attached, they are things. The ONLY one I regret selling was my Anschutz 1502 Beaver tail. And I got rid of some nice guns. But if I don't shoot them I have no use for them
     
  14. S. Hill

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    A Rem. 40X in 22.250. I sold it to finance my Dakota 76 in 7mm-08. Almost as bad as that was that I sold it with a Weaver T-25 mounted on it
     
  15. Andrew Wyatt

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    every gun i have ever sold.
     
  16. alemonkey

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    Same here, I had a nice stainless one with laminated stock. I was broke after graduating college so I sold it. Along with all my reloading equipment:banghead:

    I've spent the 11 years since then reacquiring guns and reloading tools:mad:
     
  17. Auburn1992

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    This is why I'm going to try and never sell any guns I've acquired over the years. So far I've held true to that, came close to trading two of them, but backed down thank God.
     
  18. Jeff White

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    A mint 03A3 Springfield. I still wonder why I let the guy talk me into selling it to him. :banghead:
     
  19. S. Hill

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    A Springfield? What did you need back enough to part with that??

    Notice all the Head Bangin' guys in the previous posts?
     
  20. Brian Dale

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    No. I sold a revolver once, and I wish that I still owned it. I've been broke enough that I even sold books that I owned and would rather have kept, but selling a rifle, well...that just ain't on the list.
     
  21. rickb2202

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    this is going to hurt... but ill try to hold up ... maybe it was the early ruger no 1 with bull barrel in .220 swift. wow what a sweet prarie dog gun when i lived out on the great plains. sob. or maybe it was the winchester model 92 in 25-20. in pristine condition.... (openly weeping and blowing nose now) or maybe it was the perfect a5 browning 12 gauge i traded for at the fort worth gun show years ago. or was it the the th e..... NO ITS TOO PAINFUL I CANT ......
     
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    Winchester Model 70 Classic 338 Win mag - LEFT HAND Can't find that one any longer
     
  23. The Deer Hunter

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    I'm young, and haven't sold any yet. I don't plan on it, either.

    You see, as young and stupid as I may be, I learned from you old farts' mistakes from reading on here :neener:
     
  24. jkingrph

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    I do not buy one with the plan to sell.
     
  25. Joe Demko

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    Kennedy Killer Carcano.
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