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What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#1 Post by BlaineG » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:38 pm

The one you sold that keeps you up at night :P
I regret many sales, but the one I might rebuy is a BFR in 45-70. Chopped to 5". Stoked with 525s at about 900 to 1100 fps, whatever is the most accurate..... 8) 8) (If anybody has one that they hate, I'm all ears :idea: )
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#2 Post by fordwannabe » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:11 pm

This one is easy. Very early model 336 sc deluxe with a german post 4 power scope , in 30/30. But the sale enabled me to get my first real 73 sooooo.
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#3 Post by J Miller » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:13 pm

Early 1900's Win 1894 SRC. I'd love to have that one back.

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#4 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:30 pm

2 actually-
First was a Remington 3200 Competition Trap O/U, yeah it is a lower mid level shotgun but BOY DID IT HAVE GORGEOUS WOOD,
Second was a Mauser 98 I put together, color cased receiver, match barrel and real nice hunk of Bastone walnut.

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#5 Post by FWiedner » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:02 pm

I want my Ruger MkII back.

I really, really, miss it.

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#6 Post by ollogger » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:34 pm

There is a few but the 1899 or 99 Savage guns twist my gut the worst



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#7 Post by Pete44ru » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:14 pm

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Several - shotguns, mostly..........................

* A pristine (99% original condition including case colors) 16ga Parker/Remington (1937) VHE (SxS) Skeet Gun, 26" bbls, Skeet-in/Skeet-out chokes, straight grip buttstock to a checkered butt, Miller single trigger.
I wanted to hunt skeets with it ;) , but sold it after I realized that if I broke it, I could never afford to have it properly repaired.
Since I paid $800 for it, I was more than happy to have a collector give me almost $5K for it. :o

* A 20ga Beretta 686 Black Onyx O/U with 26" bbls & Mobilchoke tubes.

* A (graded) 20ga A.H.Fox (Model AE), 26" bbls, choked Mod/IC.

* A .410 Winchester 42 Deluxe Skeet gun..

* A .444 Winchester BB94 Carbine w/20" in-ported bbl.

* A Winchester Model 52B Sporting Rifle, with issue receiver peep sight.

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#8 Post by Griff » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:28 pm

Sell? What sell? Actually, I'd had a Ruger .357 Blackhawk stolen in 1974. It was recovered after a robbery gone bad in 1988. I traded it off a few months later... Wish I'd kept it and fixed it back up. Needed new sights, both front & rear had been chewed up.
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#9 Post by BlaineG » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:42 pm

FWiedner wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:02 pm
I want my Ruger MkII back.

I really, really, miss it.

:(
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#10 Post by guntar » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:00 pm

There have been a bunch of them unfortunately. Most of them had to be sold when I was laid up from a bad car wreck. The wife and kids had a thing about continuing to eat, so the guns had to go:

- Pre-64 M94 carbine in 30-30 (my first deer rifle).
- High Standard Victor target pistol - 22 LR.
- Browning A5 magnum 12.
- Remington 1100 16 ga.
- Anschutz M54 target 22 LR.
- Custom M98 in 243 (maybe the most accurate rifle I ever owned).
- Remington 1100 TB 12 ga. trap gun.
- Old model Ruger SBH 44 mag.
- Colt Gold Cup 45 ACP.

It was really depressing, but you do what you have to do. I probably have replaced all of them with guns that are as good or better, but some of them had a lot of history. One advantage is that it taught me to NEVER sell a gun that really suits you, if you have a choice.

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#11 Post by OldWin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:38 pm

A Winchester 1400 20ga. my dad bought me. I still wouldn't use it as it was too long and gangly for a 20ga.
I just should have kept it cause my dad gave it to me.

A 1902 vintage round barrel 94 rifle in 38-55. I have more and better now but I shot this one a lot. It was my first
38-55.

A Colt Officers ACP I bought from a friend. It had some custom work and was really nice. I think he was sorry he sold it to me so a few years later I swapped it back to him for a nice LW Commander. I prefer the Commander, but miss the little Officers too.
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#12 Post by Tycer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:06 pm

Not one.
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#13 Post by new pig hunter » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:14 pm

In 1972 I bought a brand-new-off-the-drawing-board Winchester 9422 from the gun shop at the Navy Exchange at the Naval Air Station North Island. It was a beauty, shot straight and true. Sold it to a co-worker in 1998, and he ended up giving it to his son, so I could never get it back.

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#14 Post by JerryB » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:41 pm

Without thinking real hard at least a pickup truck load!!!!!!! Two 45-70's a Springfield Trapdoor rifle and an 1886 rifle. Early 1920's Winchester 1894 SRC rebarreled to 30wcf., Colt .22 six gun. A Colt Police Positive 32-20 and S&W 32-20, all of these in the early 1960's. Plus my DCM .45 Ithica and the DCM .30 carbine. That is enough to cry over tonite.
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#15 Post by horsesoldier03 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:27 pm

A Nickel S&W 586 with 4" barrel that I purchased brand new in 1986 for approx. $250! I sold it to fund the purchase of a 1911 and while I like the 1911, I am tired of chasing brass. However, my hearing is a lot better! :D
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#17 Post by gamekeeper » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:58 am

Far too many, my old Savage 24 in .22&.410 would be extremely useful where I now live but most of the guns I once owned I'd love to have back.
Especially all the guns I gave junior :lol:
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#18 Post by Borregos » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:04 am

BlaineG wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:38 pm
The one you sold that keeps you up at night :P
I regret many sales, but the one I might rebuy is a BFR in 45-70. Chopped to 5". Stoked with 525s at about 900 to 1100 fps, whatever is the most accurate..... 8) 8) (If anybody has one that they hate, I'm all ears :idea: )
Got any loads you could share, just got a BFR in 45-70 a couple of weeks ago :D
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#19 Post by Ysabel Kid » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:49 am

People "sell" firearms? :shock:

DON'T tell my wife this! I've convinced her that firearms only travel in one direction; into our household. :wink:

Unfortunately, Y2K is now convinced that they do so on the way into his hands... :roll:

In all seriousness, I've only sold a few in my entire life, and I'm lucky I don't regret letting go of any of them.
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#20 Post by crs » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:11 am

What Tycer said +1.

PS to Tycer- 86er crashed here last night (in Travel Trailer/guest cottage) and will have some Hogzilla breakfast sausage with us when he and Brandon awaken.
He wants to go fishing today, but after mowing the horse pasture yesterday, all I want to is crash myself . :)
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#21 Post by jdad » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:11 am

Zero regrets. They're just things.
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#22 Post by Griff » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:33 am

crs wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:11 am
...86er crashed here last night (in Travel Trailer/guest cottage) and will have some Hogzilla breakfast sausage with us when he and Brandon awaken.
He wants to go fishing today, but after mowing the horse pasture yesterday, all I want to is crash myself . :)
Say 'howdy' to him for me! And dagnabbit... did you HAVE to mention "mowing" & "pasture"... now I got guilt complex!
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#23 Post by Old Savage » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:41 am

Don't do any mowing here at the condo and a B92 in .357 and New Frontiers in .44 Spl. and .45.Colt.
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#24 Post by marlinman93 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:05 am

I could make a huge list, as I regret selling so many! But it's always been about funds, and not having a large enough bank account to keep them all! But one in particular stands out above the rest!
I had a Model 16 Marlin shotgun once that was a D grade engraved with fitted carrying case. I bought it from the grandson who inherited it, and told me his grandfather hosted some Arab sheik on a waterfowl hunt while he was here visiting, and the sheik left the gun to him as a gift when he headed home. It was a gorgeous Ulrich engraved shotgun with gold inlays, and back in the 80's I think I bought it for $300. I later felt it didn't fit my collection and sold it for $425. Even then I immediately regretted selling it, just because it was such a spectacular gun, in the highest grade Marlin built, and minty condition. I'd still love to have it back!
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#25 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:50 am

First and foremost a circa 1913 Parker VHE 12 gauge 32" F&F . Gun had the original stock with what I'd call modern trap or live bird stock dimensions . Sold it to a friend two three years ago . Also had a Parker VHE 16 gauge 30" F&F with an English straight grip factory stock . Also a Kimber 89BGR Super Grade in 280 REM and another in 300 Win Mag I kinda wish I still had .
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#26 Post by Old Time Hunter » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:01 pm

Have dispensed with so few it makes this question pretty difficult...but should never have sold my morphadite Springfield Trapdoor that I had salvaged from a trash barrel in rusty parts and transformed into a quasi carbine (it already was a carbine...but had to take the barrel down to 19 1/2 inches because the guy that threw it out hammered the muzzle).

When I got done with it...the bluing that a friend did as an experiment... was absolutely flawless, and other than having to reform the front hand guard section of the stock...the stock came out gorgeous.

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#27 Post by BlaineG » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:05 pm

Borregos wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:04 am
BlaineG wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:38 pm
The one you sold that keeps you up at night :P
I regret many sales, but the one I might rebuy is a BFR in 45-70. Chopped to 5". Stoked with 525s at about 900 to 1100 fps, whatever is the most accurate..... 8) 8) (If anybody has one that they hate, I'm all ears :idea: )
Got any loads you could share, just got a BFR in 45-70 a couple of weeks ago :D
Those 525s were the loads that Grizz made up and we shot one day. His were a bit more stout than +-1000 fps.
My go-to home wrapped were 43 grains of H4187 under a 405 of some flavor....Those were sort of on the warm side for hunting, but they were not miserable to shoot in the BFR....
Congrats on the BFR....You'll love it.
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#28 Post by piller » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:27 pm

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#29 Post by Malamute » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:52 pm

For me, the Smith 27s (or all the N frame 357s and 44s), K-22s, the Colt SAAs, the 1886 Winchesters, and the super clean M1 Garand I had that looked unfired. It was a Blue Sky import. Some others come to mind, those are the most egregious examples though.
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#30 Post by 3leggedturtle » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:55 pm

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#31 Post by Mainehunter » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:29 pm

A custom built 1958 Griffin & Howe, 300 H&H on a pre-war Oberndorf Mauser magnum length, single square bridge action, double set triggers, 26" barrel and beautifully engraved. Don't get me going on why I sold it. Let's just say I was young, foolish and didn't know any better. End of story! :cry:

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#32 Post by 1894cfan » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:15 pm

ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!! :roll:

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#33 Post by Thunder50 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:31 pm

A little used Remington 700 BDL in 6.5 rem mag and a Wichita break open single shot pistol in 357max.
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#34 Post by barbarossa » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:38 pm

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#35 Post by 765x53 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:44 pm

I've regretted every gun I have ever sold or traded.
I would especially like to recover my Mother's old Webley which sold at our moving sale in 1966.
It was given to her, along with a 1922 FN Browning, by my Uncle.
He thought she needed something for home protection besides her trusty I.J. 'Champion", when Dad was on late night veterinary calls.
Knowing my soft hearted Uncle, he may have paid a down and out itinerant too much for them, or accepted them as payment on a long overdue bar bill, or more likely he won them in an after hours craps game in the back room of his pool hall/chili parlor.
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#36 Post by Sixgun » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:58 pm

Mmmmmmm....only one. I've kept everyone that I truly wanted. Back in 72 I bought a new Old model Ruger 357 that had the factory brass frame in order to buy one of the first stainless blackhawks to hit the market in 74.

I'm more peed off on the ones I did NOT buy when the chance came up...like that military cartouched Henry for 4500, now worth the same but with an extra 0 at the end of the original price. Then there was the 100% coverage factory engraved triple lock target for 3000. Both of those guns presented themselves to me in 81 when I did not have two pennies to rub together.

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#37 Post by Borregos » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:52 am

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:05 pm
Borregos wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:04 am
BlaineG wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:38 pm
The one you sold that keeps you up at night :P
I regret many sales, but the one I might rebuy is a BFR in 45-70. Chopped to 5". Stoked with 525s at about 900 to 1100 fps, whatever is the most accurate..... 8) 8) (If anybody has one that they hate, I'm all ears :idea: )
Got any loads you could share, just got a BFR in 45-70 a couple of weeks ago :D
Those 525s were the loads that Grizz made up and we shot one day. His were a bit more stout than +-1000 fps.
My go-to home wrapped were 43 grains of H4187 under a 405 of some flavor....Those were sort of on the warm side for hunting, but they were not miserable to shoot in the BFR....
Congrats on the BFR....You'll love it.
Thanks Blaine, I have already fallen in love with it :D :D
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#38 Post by jengel » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:43 am

HK P7M8 and a Springfield Armory M1a Socom 16 that I won.

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#39 Post by Buck Elliott » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:43 pm

Hmmm...

Most of "em, I reckon..

The one that hurts the hardest was my hand-built .454 levergun...

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#40 Post by ole pizen slinger » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:58 pm

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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#41 Post by jazman » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:40 pm

I got lucky for once on this topic. I sold an early 70ies 9mm Colt Combat Commander a little over 20 years ago when I needed the funds. The guy who bought it gave me his card and for some reason I hung onto it. I regretted selling that beauty ever since. Last year when I turned 65 I came across his card and determined to give myself a birthday present. I called him up and he was willing to sell it back to me. Cost me 3 times what he paid me for it, but that was still way under market value. He had never shot it! Bought it for an investment, which worked out for him, and zero wear and tear on it for me when I got it back. It's the only 1911 I have and it's definitely one of my favorite guns. I was happy to get that one back. :D
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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#42 Post by Old Ironsights » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:27 pm

My early model .454 Casull... :(
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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#43 Post by Poohgyrr » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:59 am

Two pistols stand out.

A S&W 640-1, and the current owner will never sell it. I was able to replace it, including the same gunsmith work by the same 'smith, but I'd use two & wish I'd kept it.

An original Coonan .357Magnum Automatic, model B. It would empty magazines into one small hole at 25ish feet when I did my job. Full power factory ammo. Only sold it because, at that time, it wasn't being made, and magazines cost about $125 each (if you found any). Dan Coonan is making them again and the new mags fit the old guns...
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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#44 Post by coyote nose » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:20 pm

Amazingly, for all that have crossed my hands, I only regret letting go of one. A third generation Colt 1862 Pocket Police that had the deepest bluing I have ever seen, like looking into a pool of ink, and the nicest case colors I have ever seen.
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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#45 Post by Sixgun » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:48 pm

coyote nose wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:20 pm
Amazingly, for all that have crossed my hands, I only regret letting go of one. A third generation Colt 1862 Pocket Police that had the deepest bluing I have ever seen, like looking into a pool of ink, and the nicest case colors I have ever seen.
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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#46 Post by coyote nose » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:28 pm

Coyote Nose,
I have your old 1862 Colt Police!!!!! I liked it so much I wore the bluing off. :D ---6

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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#47 Post by Ragnor » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:11 pm

My first rifle. Garcia Bronco .22. Interesting rifle if you ever saw one. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#48 Post by gundownunder » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:52 pm

DUH, ALL OF THEM.

but in particular, the 2 leverguns, 9422 Winchester and BLR .222.
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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#49 Post by Old Ironsights » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:02 pm

My early FA Casull with spare ACP cylinder. It was a "Field Grade" that had factory Rosewood rather than Pachmayers.

Selling that one was dumb dumb dumb... even if financially required at the time.
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Re: What Firearm Did You Sell That You Want Back?

#50 Post by rjohns94 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:20 pm

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