What firearm that you used to own are you really wishing you still had?

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What firearm that you used to own are you really wishing you still had?

Post by NT2C » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:14 pm

In my case, I think the rifle would be my old Winchester Model 70 in .22-250 Rem. For pistol, it's a toss up between the Bauer .25 ACP I used to carry in a shirt pocket or my dads old S&W Model 10 revolver.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:47 pm

For rifles, it'd be my Yugo SKS I traded to a friend years ago.

For pistols, I'd like to get back the RIA 1911 I traded to the same friend or maybe the GP100 I sold last year. If I could get all three guns back, that'd be awesome.

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Post by Stercutus » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:31 pm

Enfield No 4 Mk1. I think I paid $125 for it back in the early 90s. It was all "original" with nice wood. It was a Savage with the free float barrel. Took me hours to get all the Cosmoline off of it. Technically it is still in the household. But after the wife took a deer with it, it migrated to her closet and I have come to realize recently it is never coming back. That was 12 years ago. I miss her still. Not the wife, she is still around.
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Post by MPMalloy » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:07 am

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:47 pm
For rifles, it'd be my Yugo SKS I traded to a friend years ago. For pistols, I'd like to get back the RIA 1911 I traded to the same friend or maybe the GP100 I sold last year. If I could get all three guns back, that'd be awesome.
All of 'em. Every single one I let go of. :(

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Post by MPMalloy » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:08 am

Cool thread idea NT. GJ.

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Post by ZMace » Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:38 am

I've never gotten rid of one yet, partially because it seems anyone who has ever gotten rid of one seems to regret it, partially because I am very picky and do a lot of research before I get one. Because of this I haven't regretted getting one either.

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Post by boskone » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:31 pm

Not something I used to own, but there are a lot of surplus and classic guns I wish I'd bought when they were still cheap. Or, in a lot of cases, reasonably available at all.

I'm still kinda angry at a friend of mine who bored out his dad's Enfield and made a single-shot .410 out of it. I even offered to swap him a proper .410 beforehand. (It doesn't help that I hold a really low opinion of .410 to start with.)

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Post by moab » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:38 pm

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Post by yossarian » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:16 pm

I still wish I had everyone of them that I sold or traded, but since I always traded up I don't miss most of them that much. The two exception would be a Ruger Speed Six and a Ballester Molina.
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Post by flybynight » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:54 pm

ZMace wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:38 am
I've never gotten rid of one yet, partially because it seems anyone who has ever gotten rid of one seems to regret it, partially because I am very picky and do a lot of research before I get one. Because of this I haven't regretted getting one either.

This exactly.

Never sold or traded a single gun I've acquired. That said . I've mentioned before , my FIL picked up a MAS 36 at a garage sale and gave it to me to clean up. I really liked that little rifle. Never had a a carbine that balanced and pointed so well. Was fairly accurate. He offered it to me for 60 bucks. Which to me at the time seemed to much. I still really kick myself for not buying it. It looked like this

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Post by SRO1911 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:27 pm

I have bought, sold, traded and built guns for the majority of my life. Regrets I have in abundance.
The top of the list would be a 6mm ppc built on a stolle teddy action (discontinued) by mr Kelby himself. I won many matches and set (for a very brief interlude) a world record with that gun.
Then I became a single father of a severely handicapped child and all those games went by the wayside and adult priorities took over.

Rating nearly as high would be the sti grandmaster I won - it was a thing of beauty, in blue with razor perfect sabertooth serrations and a trigger like gossamer thread of glass.

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Post by echo83 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:10 am

I would have to say my Mossberg 930. I gave it up after the forend cracked/blew apart when I shot some slugs through it. Customer service sent me a new one, but were pretty unhelpful otherwise.

As a trap gun, it was pretty solid, and I think I was just kind of scratching the surface with what it could do.

Getting rid of it did allow me to acquire an SKS though, so I'm pretty happy about that.

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Post by JeeperCreeper » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:07 pm

I've traded and wheeled and dealed kinda constantly, always changing my collection and narrowing and expanding my tastes....

But only one gun I truly regret trading and wish I had not...

Dan Wesson .357

It had a beat up finish, too large 8" barrel, but it was the most accurate handgun I've ever shot. Got it for $250, traded it for $350 value. So I didn't lose money.

Traded it on a Turkish Canik CZ75 compact clone. The Canik is a great little gun, but I really just wish I had my ole shooting iron back.
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