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Old February 10, 2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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That One rifle you wished you had back.

For me it was a Winchester Model 9422m .22 magnum. I bought it when I was young, dumb and broke, and had to sell it in order to pay a car repair bill. It was deadly accurate and felt right at home in my hands. I have never forgotten that gun. Excuse me while I grab a Kleenex.
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Old February 10, 2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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Three, really. One is the Rem 550 I had as a kid.

Then, an 1892 in .44-40, NRA 85%-90%.

Last, an 1895 saddle-ring carbine, .30-03, military proof marks, NRA 90%.
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Old February 10, 2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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I've never sold a single one yet ... so I don't have this problem.

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Old February 10, 2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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My first pre-64 Model 70 Winchester. It was a standard grade .30-06 made in 1939. It had a Lyman 48 peep sight and shot beautiful groups. I have a pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight .308 made in 1954 and a 1962 Model 70 Alaskan .375 H&H now, but neither one takes the place of that old .30 Govt' 06. I needed trade money to get other stuff back then. I traded it on a Mauser Model 66 with a Kahles Scope and three barrels, so it wasn't like I suffered too bad.
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Old February 10, 2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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DPMS 308 got bored and sold it. Very accurate!
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Old February 10, 2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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80's era Reminton 700 Varmint in .308 with a Shepherd 3-10 BDC scope sitting on it.
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Old February 10, 2013, 10:58 PM   #7
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Old February 10, 2013, 11:00 PM   #8
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Only one I sold was a Synthetic/Stainless Ruger 25-06 and I wish I had it back just because. Young and needed money.
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Old February 10, 2013, 11:33 PM   #9
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Ruger VT IN 243,Traded for 25-06 Love my 25-06's but miss that 243.
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Old February 11, 2013, 12:44 AM   #10
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How about one I held once but never actually bought but should have?

I screwed up and didn't buy a Marlin 1894CB in .32 Mag. How can I regret the loss of a rifle I never owned?
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Old February 11, 2013, 01:02 AM   #11
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Remington 788 in .243.
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Old February 11, 2013, 01:38 AM   #12
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How about one I held once but never actually bought but should have?
O.k ... now I'm in ... yup, done that ... I still think of the one that got away.

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Old February 11, 2013, 02:32 AM   #13
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I guess my Saiga conversion. Had to sell it to fund my AR a couple years ago.
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Old February 11, 2013, 05:43 AM   #14
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Remington Model 7 in 7mm-08. I never reloaded for that rifle because it was so darned accurate with green box factory ammo. I lived on a farm then, and I'd shoot crows with it at 250-300 yards to stay tuned up for deer season. Before long, the crows learned to stay away from my fields. I lost that rifle during the financial dynamic of a divorce. I miss the rifle a lot more than I miss the woman.
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Old February 11, 2013, 07:57 AM   #15
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i had a win 1886 special order 45-90,double set triggers, tang sight,three leaf rear sight and extra four inchs of barrel in 96-97% condition. a friend started stacking up one hundred bills when they reached 6000.00 i folded and he got the rifle. i get to visit every once in a while. eastbank.
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Old February 11, 2013, 10:50 AM   #16
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The first rifle I ever purchased, a Remington model 700BDL in 30/06. That gun shot sub MOA with my reloads (150 grn Sierra SBT and IMR4350) and I had no idea what I had. I sold it to a friend to fund purchasing a Browning A Bolt in 300 Win Mag. I've never got the A Bolt to shoot sub MOA and the friend, after shooting the Remington, was quick to point out that I was an idiot for ever selling it. What are friends for
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Old February 11, 2013, 11:37 AM   #17
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2 for me. An early 90's Mini-14 ranch and a 70's Winchester 94 .30-30 Trapper with a bad (i.e. rusted) receiver. I'd buy back either if I had the chance.
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Old February 11, 2013, 11:46 AM   #18
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A very nicely sporterized M-96 Swede carbine in 6.5x55. I shot deer and elk with it and packed it over a lot of mountains and fields. It had a nice Lyman receiver sight, 18" barrel and was a tack driver. I usually loaded 140gr bullets over H380 powder. Man, what a great gun. My ex-wife got it.
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Old February 11, 2013, 11:53 AM   #19
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Enfield No5 Jungle Carbine. Bought from a Army/Navy surplus store as we ued to call them back in the 60's. First deer rifle. In new condition still packed in cosmo for thirty five bucks.
Traded many years later, 10 or so ago, for a Hakim.
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Old February 11, 2013, 01:19 PM   #20
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many but the one that is the worst trade off was a 99a savage in 375 win big bore. bobn
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Old February 11, 2013, 01:26 PM   #21
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Remington 788 in .308 Win.Most accurate rifle I've ever owned.I thought I needed an auto so I traded it for a Rem. 742 in .308.I actually went back where I traded it to try to find out who bought it with no success.Don't get me wrong,I've killed 50 to 60 deer with the 742 but,still long for my old 788. biker
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Old February 11, 2013, 03:10 PM   #22
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Where to start, First would be a Rock Ola M1 carbine all matching parts and not a reimport. sold It for $1000.00 and bought a bushmaster AR15 that was a pos. The next was a Browning 1886 high grade rifle I bought new in the early 80's. There have been others but these two hurt the most.
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Old February 11, 2013, 03:39 PM   #23
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Winchester Featherweight in 7mm-08. Never shot it much but it was beautiful.
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Old February 11, 2013, 04:31 PM   #24
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NESHOOTER - I feel your pain. 1972 I bought a M1 Garand for $100. My son came into this world, didn't do much shooting for awile. Sold it to a friend 3 years later for the same price. Well my son is in his second tour in Afghanistan, an I've been target ( bench shooting ) for 10 + years now. Wish I had that Garand.

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Old February 11, 2013, 05:31 PM   #25
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I traded in my trusty Sako Forester in .308 caliber that would clover leaf at 100 yards with just about any ammo I fed it ! I bought it in well used condition in fact there was some wear on the blued metal parts in a couple spots and dents and scratches on the stock and I miss it !

I really miss this one..... a used Browning B-78 in 45-70 which again I traded !
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