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Old October 14, 2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Sellers remorse

I just made a deal to sell my 1911 American Classic Commander for 500 next week and im starting to have sellers remorse. You guys ever experiance this after selling a gun?

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Old October 14, 2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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All the time. I try not to sell anything I might miss.
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Old October 14, 2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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Every time I give up a gun in trade, I have regrets; until I shoot the one I traded for.
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Old October 14, 2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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"Every time I give up a gun in trade, I have regrets; until I shoot the one I traded for." haha this made me feel better. Although most of the money is going to bills although i might be able to kick 250 over to the feg p-35 i have been looking at in the local gun shop, or the cz 52
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Old October 14, 2013, 01:20 PM   #5
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Nope, I buy guns for a reason, and I sell them for a reason.

Not that I didn't like the guns I have sold before I sold them, but there's usually a reason that I moved on.
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Old October 14, 2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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A couple...

after the FIL died, & left my wife & I to "manage" his collection, I traded off a vintage Hi Power, as IMO, it didn't fit in the collection all that well... he was big into BRNO rifles & CZ handguns... I wish I had that one back...

also in that collection was a pair of Norinco semi autos, one in 9mm & one in 7.62 X 25... they weren't worth much in trade, & both functioned good... probably should have kept them as well ???

over all I think long & hard before parting with anything gun related

funny thing, FIL was well know locally as a collector, Me, not so much, but after I got the walk in gun safe room done, & was able to hang on the walls & display, I noticed I have more than twice what he had, even taking into account the ones I traded in ... shows I hate getting rid of any of them... guess he picked a good candidate to "grow" his collection...
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Old October 14, 2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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I sold a Colt WWI 1911 reproduction and am still kicking myself for it, but it was when I was going through an "experimental" phase with guns.

The gun was about as "simple" as you can get, nothing fancy, like my HK, Five-Seven or Sigs. It was just a simple gun that was pleasant to shoot and a beauty to behold.

I miss it all the time, unlike the 2 jam-o-matic Kimbers I've owned which I'm still thrilled to of sold.

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although i might be able to kick 250 over to the feg p-35
If you're in the Hi-Power clone market, I'd look at the Argentinian FMs. They're about the same price and are a 100% clone, unlike many of the FEGs. Mine shoots just good as a Browning for 1/3 the price.
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Old October 14, 2013, 02:31 PM   #8
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You,re kidding, right?
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Old October 14, 2013, 02:37 PM   #9
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I've only sold three and all three were good decisions, one I even made some money on. I do wish I had looked at the grips on one of them though, I think they might have been an improvement over the ones on the identical gun I decided to keep.
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Old October 14, 2013, 04:04 PM   #10
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I've sold many many guns over the years and for the most part I don't miss any of them. (otherwise I wouldn't have sold them)
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Old October 14, 2013, 05:10 PM   #11
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Had a beautiful model 17 I let go about 20 years ago, wish I had hung onto that one.
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Old October 14, 2013, 05:16 PM   #12
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>>Had a beautiful model 17 I let go<<

And that's one I let go once myself. I don't miss it because it was bigger than a .22 needs to be coupled with the usual "sticky shell extraction" problem that plagues the 17. See, that was easy!
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Old October 14, 2013, 06:11 PM   #13
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Just once when selling a gun. Sold a model 29 6" S&W to a buddy. Only gun i have ever sold that i regretted.
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Old October 14, 2013, 07:44 PM   #14
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I haven't let anything go that I liked really well. The last handgun I got rid of was a SW Bodyguard revolver. I wanted to grow to like it because it was very practical, but it had no soul. I traded it in at a loss on an "old school" Colt with soul. No regrets.
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Old October 14, 2013, 08:01 PM   #15
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You sold a gun, your dismissed.
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Old October 14, 2013, 10:44 PM   #16
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Old October 14, 2013, 11:07 PM   #17
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Yep, it's happened a few times.

The first pistol I bought was a Ruger Security Six, 6" bbl blued. Sold it because I wanted the funds to pay for something more carryable.

Then had a S&W 642 NRA Special Edition- 2 1/4" bbl, black stainless, factory ported barrel, big dot sights. Sold it because I had other guns for CC, and sold it to my LGS owner's wife (very sweet lady; I regret selling the gun, but not to whom I sold it).

I kinda ignored Cheapshooter's rule- buying/selling/trading has let me try out a lot of different guns that I wouldn't get to rent (My local range doesn't have Nagant Revolvers for rent,) and I didn't get into guns until after my dad passed away.
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Old October 14, 2013, 11:48 PM   #18
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I had seller's remorse I once went back 3 days later and repurchased a 357 Mag snubby. Paid 35.00 more than I sold it for. I don't sell guns anymore.

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Old October 14, 2013, 11:54 PM   #19
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I am with Cheapshooter on this.

I have never sold or traded a gun.
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Old October 15, 2013, 12:56 AM   #20
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I've had sellers remorse with two guns. My xdm .45 and my kahr pm9.
I bought the pm9 back, didn't like being with out it.
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Old October 15, 2013, 05:45 AM   #21
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I am with Cheapshooter on this.

I have never sold or traded a gun.
I'm not so sure that you and Cheapshooter are riding in the same boat anymore. Seems that I recall Cheapshooter recently hanging a "For Trade" sign on a Mauser rifle after a Model 94 Winchester threw a seductive wink his way...
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:45 AM   #22
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Sold lots of guns. There is only one that I wish I'd kept, but I found another identical to it a few years later so all is well.
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Old October 15, 2013, 07:02 AM   #23
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Have sold and traded many. Some with regrets, others without. The ones I sold just because I needed money were the hard ones. The ones I sold or traded for the want of something new, no so much. I also find myself rethinking my collection. I have an affinity for Sigs and half of what I have is Sigs. But I now am slowly selling them off to afford other more expensive items. I will miss some of them, but I will enjoy owning and shooting the ones they become(new purchases). Sometimes it is an evolution of your needs/wants with little to regret. The ones sold for the need of money are always the ones you want back, regrardless if they are what you need or want now.
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Old October 15, 2013, 08:20 AM   #24
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Sellers remorse yea but such is life .
Owning guns and selling is like drinking beer .
YOU ENJOY THE MOMENT THEN IT PASSES .

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Old October 15, 2013, 08:32 AM   #25
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By the time I decide to sell/trade a gun, it's dead to me. No regrets. A lot of thought went into it.

One rule I do have though, is there is always another gun in the deal. I don't sell guns just for the money, though there may be cash back in the deal.
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