Which gun do you regret selling the most?

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  1. 45 for me

    45 for me
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    I am new here, so I figured I'd start out with a simple question. The one I regret selling the most was a S&W 629 44mag. It was the long barrel version with a 4x scope on it and was amazingly accurate. I sold it in the 90's because it was expensive to shoot, and I wanted to buy a Les Baer 45.

    I am very happy with the LB, which I still have, but I wish I still had the SW. It's funny, I sold the SW because I was paying $20 for 50 rounds of 44 mag. Now I pay that for a box of 45acp.:huh:
     
  2. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom
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    Welcome aboard.

    Russian SKS. I just didn't see much use for a rifle at the time and sold it. Sure wish I hadn't.
     
  3. Scott

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    Original WWII Colt 1911A1

    I wish I had it back. Thats why one of my Gold Combat's is up for sale or trade to get one back.
     
  4. RickB

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    I also regret the sale of a Smith .44; a late-'50's M29, with 6.5" barrel (the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off). It was in 95% condition, in terms of original finish, but some knucklehead had apparently take a ball peen hammer to the face of the cylinder, dinging a couple of the chambers. It shot OK, but I sold it for what I'd paid for it ($350, fifteen years ago). I wish I'd shopped around for a replacement cylinder, and hung onto it. I replaced it with a M544, a .44-40 chambered commemorative, which was sold, no regrets, to fund a Thunder Ranch M22. I shoot the 22 more each year, than I shot the other two the entire time I had them. All's well that ends well, I suppose.
     
  5. John Gault

    John Gault
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    :bawling:Heckler & Koch HK91. Bought it in the early 80's for $ 700.00. Sold it a few years later when I was unemployed for $ 300.00. See them all the time in that generation for 2000 and up. :bawling:
     
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  6. Shooter98

    Shooter98
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    Sig 229 in .357 sig. Ugh. 2nd would be the Colt AR in 99' back when not every single person at the gun range owned one.
     
  7. Brown

    Brown
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    I had a Colt Mustang, I hadn't even touched it in years. I sold it to buy some parts for my race car. It is exactly what I want right now but the prices have gone up so much that I don't think I'll ever replace it.
     
  8. Sawdust

    Sawdust
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    Well, this has been discussed before, but that being said................here is my biggest regret.

    H&K 94 -Like new - Serial #25. :(

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  9. djm68

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    Sig P220 Combat. Sweet gun. D*mn, why did I sell it!!!
     
  10. RVTECH

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    There have been many regretted sales but drinking about it right now it is a toss-up between the Series - 70 GCNM in the factory wood presentation case (it was a jamming POS!) and my 1st Gen Colt AR 15 Sporter.
     
  11. Cougfan2

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    Dan Wesson 15-2 .357 revolver. Most accurate handgun I ever owned. Traded it for a Winchester 94 NRA Commemorative that I still have because I wanted a Deer rifle at the time. Still kicking myself about that one.
     
  12. magnum

    magnum
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    My biggest regret ever was trading my AUTOMAG 44amp for some other gun parts. I'll never forgive myself. It was an expensive lesson learned.
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  13. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    I have 4)

    My first M1 Carbine which would now cost close to 1000.00 to replace based on it's maker and condition

    Ruger M77R tang safety Ramline synth stock Tasco world class 4X-12X in .22-250

    Smith Corona O3-A3 in stunning condition that shot like it was a sniper grade rifle from the get go. It will cost 4 times what I got to replace it now.

    All three above were sold many years ago to pay bills. Household and family come first but dang I miss the guns.

    My Dads model 1890 in .22 long Octogon barrel and in beautiful condition. He wanted it sold and I couldn't afford the 300.00 he wanted. It would cost 6-8 times as much as that to replace it now.
     
  14. rodell

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    My first centerfire, a plain Model 700 BDL in .243. It is a sentimental thing. Some guns I bond with, trusting them to deliver. Others are just tools. This one was the former. If I could find it, I would buy it back!
     
  15. speelyei

    speelyei
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    it wasn't particularly valuable, but I picked up a 1970's Winchester Model 94 for $150 a couple years ago. I sold it to a friend when I needed cash, for the same amount. I've often wished I'd just hung onto it.
     
  16. Yooper Time

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    I got rid of a Winchester Model 70 Classic Featherweight All Terrain in 30.06. Was the smoothest action best shooting out of the box rifle I have ever purchased. Got rid of it for a Colt Match Target HBAR. When I went back to get it, it was gone...I've always regretted that one!
     
  17. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim
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    A couple Pythons a PPKS and a Benelli SBEII
     
  18. sheepdip

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    i recently sold a 6mm remington, dang that was a nice rifle.
     
  19. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy
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    Pair of HK P7M8's that me and my wife had, ended up needing the money when i was out of work a few years back.
     
  20. Velzey

    Velzey
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    I too have sold a few when money was very tight. The one I miss most is a Remington 700 BDL w/heavy varmint barrel in 25-06. Real tack driver!


    If I was Sawdust, I would lay awake at night still wondering why I sold the HK 94, why oh why?
     

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