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Stupid cheap guns that we regret not buying

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JeremyK, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    ...I'm sure we've all got them, that gem at the gun store or the pawn shop where the asking price is ridiculously less than what it should be, but that we chose to pass on and months down the road kick ourselves for not buying. The two most recent for me (in the last year): A CZ 75 police model complete with night sights and two 15 round mags for $450 at Clackamas gun broker. I handled it, it felt great, I have always REALLY wanted a 75, but for whatever the reason I didn't buy it. A week later I came to my senses and raced back to GB, and of course it was gone (sad face). $450?! Why didn't I jump on that????? Second was a beat up old Savage/Stevens 12 gauge pump. Not too familiar with the make or model, but it had no ejection port and thusly ejected the empties out the loading gate like an Ithaca. Anyways, old beat up savage/stevens with a pistol grip for $150 at 99 gun and pawn off of Mcloughlin. Handled it, action smooth as glass, but decided to pass. Again, a coupla weeks later when I realized what a stupid mistake I'd made, I ran back and found it had sold. Thinking about these two guns still brings a tear to my eye. Why didn't I jump on those deals???
  2. nehalemguy

    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    1990ish. Remington Nylon 66's were being dumped for $89 at Larry's. Should have bought a case.

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    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Last year a 6" Trooper for $449.00 (asking price) at the shop I just bought the GP 100 from. Went back to get it - gone!
  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I bought several of those little stinger pen guns back in the day for around $125 each. Last one a guy had on here I think he wanted something like $2500. I also bought a IMI UZI model B carbine for $300 and a IMI Micro UZI for $450 both of which I sold for roughly the same kind of money. Not to mention the HK91 I sold for $850. I bought several Norinco AK's for less than $300, back when you could buy SKS's for $69. I remember M44 Mosins being $39 and nobody wanting them even at that price.

    So for me its the ones I bought and then sold that I regret. The ones I never bought that are spendy now dont irritate me so bad.
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I had a friend that used to be an FFL and the guy he used to get inventory was selling a bunch of DPMS AR10s for $650 a piece he said he bought 3 of them and another FFL friend of his pulled up in a pick up and loaded the back of his truck with them.

    He said he regrets not getting 10 of them.
    I've never seen to many deals that I couldn't wait a while and get again.
  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    One for sale up here in a store for $500
  7. Otter

    Otter Oregon Active Member

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    Cooper rifles...several of them...back when they sold for around $1,100. I recently passed on a posted used Cooper .223 on this forum that sold in the same range. Coopers now retail for over $2,000 new.

    Remington VSSF II rifles in .223, .204 and .17 Rem Fireball....these got discontinued and how they are being listed for twice the selling price.

    A Wby Sub MOA 300 WSM at Sportsman Warehouse that was discounted at least 50%. It think they wanted $399.

    Remington XR-100 rifles that got discontinued just recently. The actions alone now are valued at what the guns were selling for.

    Crap...I have a long list and I still have some things I could list.
  8. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  9. jblake00

    jblake00 North Oregon Coast Active Member

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    A marlin 1894 45lc cowboy action rifle for $525. I saw the add from my lgs online and decided not to leave work early to get it. It was gone 2 hours later when I started driving home.:mad:
  10. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Prevent future regret. Don't go to a gun show or a gun store without time, money, and the wife's OK!
  11. flybynyt

    flybynyt Battleground, WA Active Member

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    I actually regret every gun I have sold. I have promised myself that I will no longer sell any of my firearms. :)
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  12. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Marlin 12 gauge pump. Gas station in the middle of the night somewhere in the mountains of Arizona or New Mexico. Station owner wanted $60. Nothing special, just a unique piece I hadn't seen before. I already had a shotgun in the trunk and couldn't think of why I might need two. That one started bugging me the next day (500-600 miles down the road) and it has since 1986.
  13. Roger65

    Roger65 Portland Active Member

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    1955 Colt 1911 Commercial at a pawn shop for $995. Could have got it for $850. From a distance it looked new and I thought "i don't need another 1911 right now"

    Then I went up and saw the rollmarks, the bluing, realized it was old. Only reason I didn't jump on it is that it had target sights milled into the back of the slide. But it looked new, even the barrel was still shiny.

    Went back a week later and it was gone. This was just last year, and I am still chasing one of those.
  14. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    My first handgun was a Stainless Colt Commander. I paid $200 for it in 1989. I honestly dont remember what happened to it. I suppose I got bored with it and sold or traded it. I wish I still had it simply based on it was my "first"
  15. notazombie

    notazombie Hillsboro->Marsing Well-Known Member

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    I hear that. My dad had been talking about wanting a 12ga for a while. I had a couple and even picked up another just for him. So, for Christmas I laid them all out and told him to pick one. Of course he chose the one out of the lot that I was a little attached to. Nothing special, just an old Marlin, but it was my first firearm and holds a special place. Plus, it's got the most buttery-smooth action I've ever encountered. Oh well, I'll probably get it back...eventually. At least I know it's being well cared for.
  16. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Makarovs for $139, chinese tokarevs for $89 my latest regret was a colt python 8" stainless for $850 just last year.
  17. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  18. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I don't need my wife's permission to spend my own money. In fact, when I go to a fun show she usually says to find something I want and buy it.

    I regret not buying the M1 carbine I saw at a Klamath Falls gun show a couple of years ago for $300. It looked good enough for what I want. I still want a M1.

    I regret not buying the $6900 FA Uzi 2 years ago at the ARPC gun show in Albany. It would cost me $4k more now to get one. While I still want a FA Uzi, I did find an IMI model B for $850. For FA fun, I bought a M11-nine instead.
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  19. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I kind of wish I had bought more SKS, and M39 rifles back in the days when I had a few coins clinking in my pockets.
  20. sixfoot674

    sixfoot674 canby Member

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    canby gun show in about05/06, open bolt semi auto powder springs mac 10 for 1100$..i was two hundred short...