I wish I had kept the first rifle I "built"... an all original 1903 Springfield 03A3 that I found at a pawn shop for the outrageous price of $90 (in 1971). Had a gunsmith alter the bolt and drill and tap, reblue, and I did a semi-inletted stock for it that turned out almost flawless (beginner's luck). I don't think I've ever felt a slicker bolt action than that one. I'm sure they're out there, but that one did it for me... shoulda kept it.
I always felt that if I got to the point where I thought it was time to bury my firearms, it was actually time to pick them up..