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The ONE gun you really regret selling....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by entropy, May 5, 2004.

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  1. entropy

    entropy Member

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    BamBam-31 had a fun thread there with 'What's the best gun you almost sold or traded..." so I thought "what's the one gun you regret selling or trading?" would be interesting.
    In my case, it was a 2 1/2" Python that had been gone over by a police armorer (I bought the gun from my Dad when his PD went to Glocks), and had a buttah smooooth trigger at 6#. :banghead:
    OK, dig out those painful memories and do tell....
     
  2. Dionysusigma

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    My Mosin M44. So old and beat-up, and it was practically a smoothbore...

    I loved it :D . And I'll never admit what I traded it for. :eek: :(
     
  3. gyp_c2

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    ...BYF...'33 I think?
     
  4. ducktapehero

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    Smith 686. It was in 1993, I was working for a guy who installed the electrical equipment in some of the man made caves around Kansas City. When the flood of 93 hit our work started slowing down so I wasn't working as much. I hated selling it but at least I sold it to a guy who will take care of it.
     
  5. MikeJ

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    I sold a 3" S&W 36 square butt that I really regret selling. It was a beautiful gun but I wanted a nickel plated airweight 37 so I sold it to finance the 37. I now wish that I had simply saved up for the airweight and kept the 36. I will never do something like that again.
     
  6. Cameron Lamont

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    I sold an: FNFAL L1A1 full mil spec for about US$400.

    :banghead: stupid stupid :banghead:


    Two threads that made me remember the biggest gun mistake I have made.
     
  7. The Real Hawkeye

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    The Charter Arms Bulldog .44 I bought back in the early 1980s. What a charmer she was. Only 19 oz back then (The new ones are 21 oz). Such a cool little deep blue weapon. Sold it for a stupid reason too. When I would fire it at the range, by about round 200 I would have to push one of the frame pins back in that had by then worked itself out about an eighth of an inch under recoil. What's the big deal with that? Stupid me! I couldn't stand the thought of it falling all the way out in the middle of a gunfight, or something, so I sold it. How many gun fights involve shooting 200 rounds through a five shot revolver? I could kick myself whenever I think of it. :banghead:
     
  8. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    For me there were several; but I will try to pick just one?

    Um, well let's see? Probably, the 6.5 inch barrel pinned
    and recessed Smith & Wesson model 27-2, with the "S'
    serial prefix and diamond grips!:( :uhoh: ;)

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  9. Atticus

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    My Colt Delta Elite.
     
  10. Zundfolge

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    The only gun I've ever sold was a Kahr MK40 Elite98 I sold to buy my AR-15 ... while I love the AR, I really really wish I hadn't sold the Kahr and miss the little guy (especially when its warm out). :(


    I've learned since then not to sell guns ... evah! :cuss:
     
  11. Standing Wolf

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    My Contender. I'm in the process of buying a replacement, but even if it's perfect, it won't be that same great old gun.
     
  12. Sisco

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    A Remington 1903A3 I got from my Dad. Didn't have any use for it at the time and thought I needed a Ruger P95 worse. Got hosed pretty good in the deal too, gave the 03 and $200 for the used Ruger.
    Sure wish I knew then what I know now. :banghead:
     
  13. PlayTheAces

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    That would have been a Colt Diamondback in .38.

    Brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. :(
     
  14. 45King

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    It's a toss up between 4:

    First generation .44 Automag in a factory plastic case, complete with a box of FACTORY ammo.
    SA NM M1A with a load of accessories and ammo.
    Fox/Sterlingworth 20. ga. SxS
    Fox/Sterlingworth 12 ga. SxS
     
  15. gulogulo1970

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    I have two, one a 2.5" blued Colt Python. Pawned it in college, stupid me!

    The other one (this one kills me still) a Colt Officer's ACP in bright stainless steel. Kind of a pimp gun, but wow it looked as if it was made of mirrors. I sold it to fix a broken car. Makes me sad...
     
  16. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I've only sold one gun in all my life. I've given away others.
     
  17. Zundfolge

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    We should hang out some time :p
     
  18. stealthmode

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    i wish i never sold my bushmaster, in california they are assault weapons and unless the law changes here i can never replace it.
     
  19. standingbear

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    a springfield m1 garand that I miticulously restored to original new condition in 1944.it took a very long time getting the correct serial numbered parts in vg condition to bring back the ol rifle to new condition.when I first got it..the receiver was absolutly mint while the rest of the gun was mismatched and pitted.picked up a barrel here and a handguard there..let it go for about 200 less than what i paid for the parts,not to mention the hours cleaning and searching.was broke with medical bills from a bad back so it went or my car went.
     
  20. Quartus

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    All of them. I regret every one that I let get out of my hands.


    Even that Ruger .22.
     
  21. andrew1957

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    Traded off a Browning BDA .45 ACP in the 80's. It was actually a SIG 220, only marked as a Browning pistol. It had they earlier style mag release, at the bottom of the magazine well. Have never seen another one since.
    Also a "real" Armalite AR-10. Made whenever they made them..late 50's..early 60's... traded off for some lesser gun I don't remember now.
     
  22. iamkris

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    Hmmm...was it the mint S&W 1917 .45 ACP that I paid $225 for? Maybe the mid-80's Browning Hi-Power 9mm. Could have been the Ruger .44 MAG Deerslayer. Maybe my Remmy 870 (my first shotgun).

    Nope, definitely the 1917. I've sold others (6 others to be exact) but I don't miss them...these I do.
     
  23. The Real Hawkeye

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    Already mentioned the Charter Arms Bulldog .44, but there were a lot of others I regret. Back in the 90s I sold a H&K 91 (military designation was G3). I had all kinds of accessories, including lots of mags. Sold the whole bunch for $600, about what I paid for the gun by itself ten years earlier. Today, all that would go for about $3,500.
     
  24. Legionnaire
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    Generally speaking, I don't regret selling the guns I've parted with ... including the really great shooters. If I don't shoot it fairly regularly, I'd rather trade it for one I will.

    Only one I do regret parting with was a Ruger P4 carbine with ghost ring sights. It was a great truck gun, and due to its being heavy for its size, the recoil was negligible. My girls could shoot it with ease.

    I have better and nicer guns. But I do miss that Ruger.
     
  25. mcneill

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    Early model (three-screw) Ruger Single Six. I had upgraded to the new model (conversion/ mag cylinder) and thought I didn't need the old one. Then I remembered that owning guns is not based on need, and you can never have too many.

    Jim
     
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