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Worst firearms deal you ever made?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by gp911, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Had a similar situation on my Yugo M76 8mm rifle. I remember them costing about $1800 or so when they first came out. I found serial #2 (!!!) in a pawn shop and picked it up for $1500 or so (can't remember exactly, it wasn't cheap.)

    Shortly after that they dropped down to the $800-900 range. :banghead::banghead::banghead:

    They still haven't got back up in price. No bids on this one at 1K, despite all the craziness going on.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=329232951

    I will say it took SOME work to get mine functional at 99% and I still have a couple of glitches (It was EARLY production run, before they'd ironed out a couple of things that I fixed on my own.)

    But it's a GREAT shooting rifle that'll easily hit a torso target at 300 yards... with some attitude.

    So I'm down a little in value, but man that rifle is fun.

    No regrets, really.
     
  2. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Oh, one other.

    Don't even get me started on FN-AR.

    When I bought mine it was over $1500 at dealer cost (was still an FFL). (I bought two)

    Price dropped down to the $800-900 range.

    I can't understand it, really, I mean, that rifle sets the bar for accuracy in a semi-auto. I'd take the one I shoot up against an H&K PSG-1 any day of the week.
     
  3. dirtykid

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    For some stupid reason in the early-90's I sold my brother-in-law my nickel-plated
    S&W 686, 6" brl with pachmayr grips for $250

    He's only fired it once since then,

    But will not sell it back to me at even 2X what I GAVE it to him for !!
     
  4. Orion8472

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    I may have one to top all of the posts so far.

    I had a Mossberg 500 12ga shotgun that had a pistol grip and side saddle shell holder. I traded it for. . . . . .

    . . . mind you, I was completely ignorant of what the guy had, and in my lack of education and youth, . . . .

    . . . traded it for a 1-4x24 Countersniper scope.

    Let the ribbing commence.
     
  5. Larry Ashcraft

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    My first centerfire handgun was a nickle plated Colt Viper I bought at a pawn shop for $160. The bad part of the deal was I let it get away from me in some dumb trade I don't even remember.

    I didn't know the Viper was a one year only deal.
     
  6. OilyPablo

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    winner
     
  7. sweet betsys ike

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    My worse is a Smith&Wesson 1911 E series. Bought from Buds guns 5-10-12 When I first got it, shot so high and left wouldn't hit the target. Sent it to S&W Got it back after 3 weeks sill shot high and left, took it apart to clean it and the link pin fell out. Sent it back again still shoots left and it came back with a ding on the trigger guard. Love my old S&W's , But I Won't buy a other new one!
     
  8. silicosys4

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    win some, lose some
    pawnshop find, springfield m6 scout. Bought for $100, sold for $150. Thought I was awesome for making 50% profits, till I found out why the guy was so willing to pay $150 for it.
    Ouch.

    I don't really have any regrets about anything I've bought. I buy used, and look for deals. Anything I haven't liked I've traded away for more in trade value than I paid.
     
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  9. Coop45

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    All of my bad deals involves stuff I've regretted selling.
     
  10. Trent

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    Dude, anything but.

    10 or 20 years from now I'll STILL be kicking myself in the ass.
     
  11. WardenWolf

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    I got fortunate. The only problems I ever had with my PSL was due to weld pits under the magazine's feed lips. The cartridge rim was getting caught in them and not feeding properly. I filed those down and it's been 100% ever since. I made sure the second mag I purchased for it did not have pits as bad as my original.
     
  12. Robbins290

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    Traded a mint, clean mustang plus 2 for a used glock 22. :-(
     
  13. ToraBoraBlues

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    Selling a Mauser, Savage 30-06, and a CZ P07 to a scumbag gunshop. I know they have to make a profit but I should've used armslist or gunbroker, or even traded them at one of the more upstanding shops in town
     
  14. ChCx2744

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    I sold a very good quality AR with an aftermarket sling, grip, 6 Pmags, a tactical rifle case and 100 rounds of ammo for $1,000 in 2011, a nice pump shotgun for $200 and a CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical for $550 back in 2009. I kick myself in the head every time I think about it...:mad:
     
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    I'd say the worst firearm deal this country has made is Obama, hands down!


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  16. jmace57

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    I have bought quite a few guns from on-line auctions (not like Gunbroker), but regular on-line auctions that happen to have firearms. I have made mostly great deals, but I read the description tag on one claiming it as a S&W 32/22 Kitgun...and believed it without really doing any research. (It was one of my first on-line purchases). While I didn't pay a lot of money for it, it turned out to be a refinished much-more-common firearm. I kept it...and still shoot it, but really keep it as a reminder to myself to do due diligence in the future.
     
  17. OptimusPrime

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    Several years ago a Colt Officer's Model in .22 fell into my lap for $150. I sold it for $200 and thought that I was quite the deal maker. Why are we so dumb when we're young?
     
  18. Lethal Threat

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    Bought a Diamondback DB9. Norinco in diguise.
     
  19. guyfromohio

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    Bought a beretta 84f the other day. Paid $400. Picked up and had one mecgar magazine, little finish left and will not stay locked open as there is to much wear in the slot where the slide catch goes up. I'll shoot it this week to see how it shoots, but I'm kicking myself right now.

    When I was a younger guy, I traded a perfectly good model 36 smith fit a Russian SKS which proceeded to break first time out.
     
  20. Trent

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    guyfromohio;

    Most people don't realize this, but MANY autoloading handguns are NOT supposed to have the slide released by the slide stop lever. Glocks, I know, are designed for it, but 1911's and other handguns need to have the magazine inserted, and the slide manually brought back and released.

    Otherwise the slide stop recess in the slide will get rounded off, and eventually, will no longer function, as you found on that used piece you purchased. The ONLY solution for those is, unfortunately, a new slide. Which is costly.
     
  21. soonerfan85

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    ONLY used gun I ever bought without test firing turned out to be a turd. My brother had been looking for a 410 ga pump shotgun to wage war on the skunks on his farm. Nothing worse than missing or wounding a skunk with a single shot 410. :eek: Anyway, saw an ad for an old Stevens pump and drove a hour to buy it. Got to shooting the you know what with the seller and based on the looks of the gun I paid him $200 and didn't load and cycle or test fire it. A few days later I took it to the range and upon loading it found because it was missing the primary cartridge stop shells won't stay in the magazine. Gunsmith told me the cartridge stop on these old shotguns are the one part that wore out and replacements are as rare as hen's teeth.
     
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