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Old September 14, 2017, 15:00   #1
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Firearms you regret selling

Ill start

Lets see if these images work correctly.

It took me several hours to get these off a photobucket album to be able to upload them to the imgur album.

This was a safe queen that I only put 10 rounds down the pipe.



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Old September 14, 2017, 15:06   #2
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Only ever sold one rifle. Mosin Nagant. Don't really regret it I never really enjoyed it.
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Old September 14, 2017, 16:24   #3
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I've sold a bunch of them.

Don't regret selling any of them.

I did all I was going to do with the ones I sold before I sold them.
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Old September 14, 2017, 17:21   #4
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No regrets, but I wouldn't have sold my first two FAL's years ago. I have five now, and my brother has one, so all is well.
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Old September 14, 2017, 17:26   #5
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Israeli Mauser 66SP with Swarovski 8x42 scope. It was one of the IDF trade-ins to Springfield Armory.
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Old September 14, 2017, 20:45   #6
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My Argie PARA, sold to MSM as I had a pending deal on a Century LEO SLR with a bunch of extras, for a unbeatable price. MSM bought the PARA, Century LEO SLR owner jacked the price to unreasonable, and MSM won't let that Argie go anywhere.
Also, a numbers matching STG-58 on a type II DSA. Was stellar accurate that one was. Had wood butt with rubber pad, and seemed to be a perfect match for me.
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Old September 14, 2017, 22:11   #7
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India 7.62 Enfield! and FR8.
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Old September 14, 2017, 22:33   #8
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My .22 - my father insisted on it when I outgrew it, despite my objections. He said I could have my sister's - she showed little interest - but she made damn sure to get it after he passed.
My 18" .45-70 rolling block, I miss it!

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Old September 14, 2017, 22:35   #9
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A genuine HK PSG1, an AI AR10(semi), a Holloway HAC-7, a Marine armorer built M40A1, the M1A I used to shoot at Perry(built and maintained by a Marine armorer), a blonde Hungarian AK, a Chinese NDM-86 in .308, and so many others. But, if I'd kept everything I've ever had, I'd need another house. I don't actually regret selling them, but I'd like to have some of them back to shoot again. Hell, I never shot the AK or the NDM-86.
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Old September 15, 2017, 00:25   #10
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Galil ARM 556
Poly Tech Legend Folder
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Old September 15, 2017, 02:28   #11
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Howa AR180
Springfield Armory M6 Scout
I think I paid $375 for the Ar180 and $175 for the M6.
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Old September 15, 2017, 02:54   #12
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I'll miss some of the FAL's I've sold, but I know they went to good homes.

The only gun, but wasn't a rifle, I regret selling was a Smith & Wesson Model 57 that I bought new when I was barely able buy a gun. I think about that gun a lot.
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Old September 15, 2017, 07:18   #13
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Steyr MAADI AK-47 - VERY early serial number
HK 91 with collapsing stock
Ruger 77V in 7.62x51 (7.62 NATO is so much more manly than .308)
Rock Island XM-15 (their short-run CAR-15 clone)
Armalite (Sterling) AR-180

Also had an RPB open-bolt MAC-10

All sold in early to mid 1980's

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Old September 15, 2017, 07:31   #14
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A few FALs I'd like to have back but they are being well taken care-of by a friend of mine.
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Springfield Armory M2 - training rifle, chambered in .22LR caliber.
The last model training rifle ever built at a US Arsenal.

It was (and is) the only firearm I ever bought at a live auction, circa 1998.
It was as new, still full of cosmoline after being acquired from the DCM by the original owner in the 1960's and had been languishing in a closet all those years.
What a gem!

Like this one...

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Old September 15, 2017, 10:36   #16
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I had a documented, mint unissued condition Type II NM Garand with an SRS hit that said it was shipped to the Army Marksmanship Unit 1957. Had the original shipping box with Port Clinton shipping label too. Also had an unissued Lend Lease Garand dated October 1941 that had the pre WWII rear sights and British proofs. I tripled my money on that one, but only broke even on the NM. Regret selling both but they were some of the few guns I'd consider too pretty to shoot. Also had a mint 1899 Krag carbine that I traded.
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Old September 15, 2017, 10:54   #17
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Sometimes I miss my Garand.
Sometimes I miss my No4Mk1(T) with proper scope
Sometimes I miss the minty Swedish Mauser (1898 or 1899 on the bridge) that I hand picked when they first came in.
Sometimes I miss the 8 3/8" S&W Model 27 that I got from my grandfather

More often, I regret compromising on some of the things I have bought than the things I have sold. Such as wanting an 18" AR10 and getting a 16", wanting an AK and getting a century built one . Really, not many big regrets though.

I also regret not buying some things when they were cheap:
Swiss straight pulls
Yugo Mausers
a Ljungman that was cheap
M1 Carbines and 1903s when they were cheap
A tokarev rifle
sig P210

I am going to regret not buying a BM59 now and a few spare AR10s. Might regret not buying thermal and night vision stuff.
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Old September 15, 2017, 12:28   #18
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An original Inland mint M1-a1 paratrooper carbine and a .22/22 mag Colt New Frontier.

Those two taught me, "Don't sell anymore guns!".
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Springfield Armory M2 - training rifle, chambered in .22LR caliber.
The last model training rifle ever built at a US Arsenal.

It was (and is) the only firearm I ever bought at a live auction, circa 1998.
It was as new, still full of cosmoline after being acquired from the DCM by the original owner in the 1960's and had been languishing in a closet all those years.
What a gem!

Like this one...
You sir, are an a**hole!!

You knew that already, right?

No offense meant, just saying.

OK, so I sold a BHP commercial model with Tangent sight and a 70 series Colt 1911. There, I said it and I'm glad.
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Old September 15, 2017, 20:35   #20
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Not sorry about guns sold, because I replaced or bought back the couple I foolishly let go. What I REALLY, TRUELY regret are the ones not bought to begin with. As in: had the money and failed to "pull the trigger".
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Old September 15, 2017, 20:45   #21
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I regret selling my semi Thompson and a norinco tokarev tt33.

Other than those two, I don't remember losing any sleep over any of the other ones. Matter of fact, I can only even recall a few of them vaguely.
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Old September 15, 2017, 20:48   #22
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Old September 16, 2017, 09:45   #23
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I haven't started the regretting part yet, still in the accumulation stage, but the day is soon here.

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I'm dropping one in the mail on Monday that I will likely regret selling, but it is a contribution for more "accumulation" that I am dang excited about getting
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You sir, are an a**hole!!

You knew that already, right?

No offense meant, just saying.
Yes, I knew it already...



Also, remember the Stevens 416 US training rifle I sold too.
Also a .22LR caliber and supremely accurate with great sights.
My wife loved that one and complained I had sold her rifle after the fact.
(*sorry if pic is too wide, but...)

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Old September 16, 2017, 22:01   #26
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Yeah,

Dont really regret it much but I traded away a Rock River semi auto M16A2 clone for a deposit on a SCAR 17. I never shot it but fondled it alot and reminisced.

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I regret selling every single firearm I've ever sold , even the few turds I was happy to let go of at the time.
If I'd have kept them at minimum they're all worth 2 to 3 times what they were worth when I sold or traded them, even with the market down.
They're better than money in the bank.
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I regret selling every single firearm I've ever sold , even the few turds I was happy to let go of at the time.
If I'd have kept them at minimum they're all worth 2 to 3 times what they were worth when I sold or traded them, even with the market down.
They're better than money in the bank.
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Old September 17, 2017, 03:00   #29
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Ill start

Lets see if these images work correctly.

It took me several hours to get these off a photobucket album to be able to upload them to the imgur album.

This was a safe queen that I only put 10 rounds down the pipe.



Galil 308 ARM
https://imgur.com/a/VoSKk
I've never sold a gun but you definitely sold the one I would never sell got a 556 ar and love it always wanted the 7.62 my dream and arm wet dream.
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Old September 17, 2017, 10:38   #31
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Yeah a few...

flipside I have been buying and selling since the early 70s

highlights ?

early Conehammer C96 broomhandle, experimental with fixed 20rd magazine and matching stock.

Take Down 1886 Winchester, single set trigger, pistol grip butt, .50-110 WCF
just minty

Sold a consecutive numbered S&W #3 pair this spring. Australian contracts, one stock. Factory rebuilt in the 50s, like new with factory letters. Just was tired of folks finger banging them at shows, besides my cousins wanted them badly. Better part of 10K

Had an estate grouping years ago
1900 Luger with a custom gun belt, Texas Ranger badge, old pix of the Ranger with his Luger, bunch of paper. Now that was right cool.

Had a 7.7 Japanese clone of the Garand in the late 70s I bought from a local vet who took it right out of the factory.

So yeah I have had amazing things I sometimes regret still not owning
thing is cash flow
.44 Automags
Seventrees ASPs
early Pythons

Hell a few years back I bought a very nice .44-40 Merwin Pocket Army from Rawles. Made $500 on it a week later at a show. Regret even bring that one out mostly due to all the ass dragging before someone threw out cash and all the bitter ass draggers pissed after I sold it.

ask me about the cars and motorcycles I really regret selling some time...
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Valmet M76 with the wood stock in 223. It was a sweet shooter and felt great. Hell I still have a M76 side folder but I still miss that old Valmet. Someday I think I will replace it I hope.
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Ithaca 1911A1 my dad gave me when I turned 13. I sold it to a friend who'd just turned 21 and was wanting to buy his first pistol (in SC). $375 trying to do a favor. Noticed he wasn't shooting it for a few weeks asked him where it was. He'd sent it out to be blasted and refinished.
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Yeah a few...

Had an estate grouping years ago
1900 Luger with a custom gun belt, Texas Ranger badge, old pix of the Ranger with his Luger, bunch of paper. Now that was right cool.

Had a 7.7 Japanese clone of the Garand in the late 70s I bought from a local vet who took it right out of the factory.
DUDE... thats beyond awesome
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Only gun I regret selling was my first rifle. A left handed Remington 700 BDL in .270 Winchester. Took my first deer with it. Now I will never get it back.
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Oh boy. This is gonna hurt.
1989 Colt HBAR with .22lr kit
1996 Remington 700 VSSF in .308
1995 Remington 700 VSSF in .223
A custom built Remington 700 built using a stainless long action and a .308 vssf take off barrel chaimbered in .300WM
An S&W 659
A CAI FAL from the mid 90's. Damn good rifle.
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Dont get me wrong, my arsenal today is as good as or better than any agency i ever worked for or with. Its just, once they are gone, you never forget about em.
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1900 Luger with a custom gun belt, Texas Ranger badge, old pix of the Ranger with his Luger, bunch of paper. Now that was right cool.
That would have been a great picture to annoy the SASS crowd
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Yeah a few...

early Conehammer C96 broomhandle, 1900 Luger with a custom gun belt, Texas Ranger badge, old pix of the Ranger with his Luger, bunch of paper. Now that was right cool.

ask me about the cars and motorcycles I really regret selling some time...
Kind of makes me think of my favorite spaghetti western - The Great Silence.



So, how 'bout dem cars 'n' bikes?
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{/snip} Now I will never get it back.
We are all merely caretakers of history and soon the duty will fall to the next fellow...
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Exactly and I have been saying that for many years. Applies to cars and houses too.
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Valmet M76 with the wood stock in 223. It was a sweet shooter and felt great. Hell I still have a M76 side folder but I still miss that old Valmet. Someday I think I will replace it I hope.
I prefer the wood-stocked 76s as well.
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Regret selling my very first Colt SP1 CAR more than any. An 8 3/8" Jim Stroh tuned Colt Trooper is another. Purchased new with box and every paper before age 18 and a bitter divorce left me needing some money when prices were good. An 8 3/8" Jim Stroh tuned Colt Trooper is another. Pistol would knock down IHMSA rams better than any other 357 magnum ever owned as that's normally a big bore game and when the 357 Max came along to compete with 44's. Kinda miss three 30 Carbine Garrands did semicutom builds as womens/kids rifles. Refinished with decent wood, tritium sights, M16 style birdcage, trigger work and a few other tricks. Only way turned them loose is went to friends for their wives with promise if ever sell have to give me first option and wife still has one in her kit. Have sold dozens of AK's and SKS's and don't miss any of them as made large bank which turned into vaults full of nice rifles. A good ban or Sandy Hook (sans dead kids) type panic is always good to me as can sell and then double down or better when market stabilizes.
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I've almost never sold any of my guns, but the two that I did sell, I really regret. The first one was a Colt 1903 chambered in .32ACP that my dad talked me into selling to a neighbor. The neighbor was both an idiot and a jerk, and I'm reasonably sure that he didn't take good care of the gun. That one still bothers me a little, even though I replaced it with another 1903 some years later. The other one was a Daewoo K2 (DR-100?) semi auto that I sold just before the Bush assault rifle ban was signed and they were banned from being imported.
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Old October 01, 2017, 20:07   #45
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I've never sold any that I regretted selling, Most I have sold were duplicates or guns that I was never really enthused about anyways. Most of them netted a decent profit too. Got rid of a bunch of AR15's during the panic.
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Can't say there are any I regret selling, anything I've sold or traded away were guns I either had better examples of, or that I was into for next to nothing and made out well in the end. There are a very few I regret not buying though.
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Old October 03, 2017, 22:00   #47
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I regret getting rid of a Marlin Model 42 12 gauge shotgun. It was a long barreled exposed hammered natural pointing upland bird slayer. I traded it on a Springfield contract 1864 .58 Government Rifled Musket. I still own and shoot the old Civil War Rifle but I wish I still had the Model 42 Marlin. Life is a trade off when you are young. I would buy it back in a heart beat if I could find it now.
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Old October 16, 2017, 17:22   #48
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My HK P7M8 & P7 PSP, though I did get good coin for them...
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Old October 16, 2017, 18:54   #49
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Only one I really regret. A friend used it to “end it all” before he really got started in life.

He had others at the time but he just had to use that one.

Other than that I am trying to channel the attitude of WEG and get rid of stuff I have no intention of using.

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Old October 18, 2017, 21:25   #50
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Right before the 2008 election, i had a massive gun sale. Everything from over/unders to lever actions. If it wernt a .22lr, 9mm, .12ga 870, 223, 308 or 300WM it was gone.
Looking back, i dont regret it. They were all good guns. Proper security and maintenance was a problem.
Today i look at em in just one way. Is it a constitution defending or training tool? If not, i generally dont look back.
Very rarely i find a nice piece of wood with fine bluing, then i quickly snap out of it.
These days i like to keep it down to just one safe.
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