View Full Version : Guns I wish I had back

October 12, 2010, 09:12 PM
1. A new in the black box Colt 2nd gen SSA 45 5 1/2" barrel made in 1955
2. A Marlin 1895 45-70 straight stock made in 1972
3. A second gen Colt 1851 Navy nib
4. A second gen Colt .36 Police nib
5. An origional Winchester 1886 in .33 Winchester cal. ex cond.
6. A Browning Winchester 1886 Rifle in 45-70 cal.
7. A Winchester 101 12 ga. waterfowl edition O/U
8. A Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top .357 4 5/8" hard rubber grips
9. A Browning Winchester 1886 carbine in 45-70 cal.
10. A pre 64 Winchester model 70 in 30-06
11. A custom made Hawken (by Rob Simonoff) half stock in .58 cal. 34" Green Mountain barrel.
12. A bunch of 3 screw Ruger Blackhawks various cals.
13. A Tennessee flintlock mountain rifle in 50 cal.
14. A Mark X Mauser 375 H&H Mag Express Rifle
15. A Mark X Mauser 458 Magnum Express Rifle
16. A 4 screw Model 29 44 mag with a 5" barrel
They all went bye-bye:(
Lots of others that I don't miss much and some I don't miss at all;)

October 12, 2010, 09:20 PM
I dont sell guns just the safes when I need more room:D But I do have some guns got that people want back but are not getting back

October 12, 2010, 09:53 PM
I've never traded or sold a gun, hence I have no regret.

Gave a couple away that I absolutely despised though, so I'l list em.

7 inch or so barrel Dan Wesson 357 mag revolver, when they were still made in the Massachusetts or were ever.

Henry H001 22 lever gun, bought the golden boy in 22 so the old blued one never got shot.

Rossi matched pair 22lr and 410. Nothing wrong with it, I just wanted a different 410 shotgun.

I got alot more enjoyment seeing others use and cherish them then have them taking up space in the safe.

October 12, 2010, 11:37 PM
Guns I wish I had back

Gee, if guns were like old girlfriends then you're better off without them! :D

October 13, 2010, 07:28 AM
But I do have some guns got that people want back but are not getting back

LOL, yeah, That's how I would get whatever gun struck my fancy I'd trade the ones I had for the ones I wanted. I loved the guns shows out west. The Missoula fall gun show was like Christmas to me:D

October 13, 2010, 09:23 AM
Everygun I have ever sold except a Pedersoli Flint Lock 36 cal rifle(worst gun I have ever owned, in so many ways it's undescribable) and a Ruger Super Black Hawk that had been cut to a 5" barrel. That gun hurt me every time I shot it. I got tired of bleeding and got rid of it.

October 13, 2010, 10:31 AM
I sold an original Springfield trapdoor 45-70,,,
I really needed the money and got an excellent price for the rifle,,,
But in retrospect I wish I would have sold my motorcycle(s) instead of the rifle.

In a fit of brotherly love I gave my baby brother (he was 18) my first rifle,,,
It was an 189? Winchester pump with octagonal barrel chambered in .22 short.

It was in very very good shape and was actually starting to climb in value,,,
I found out later that he pawned it within a few months for $50.00,,,
I offered to pay the pawn fee and get the rifle back,,,
But he let the pawn expire before telling me,,,
I really wanted to smack him one.

I will occasionally swap or sell a gun I own,,,
But now I give it a lot more serious thought before I do.


October 13, 2010, 11:17 AM
Ruger p-89 3 15 rnd mags, Smith and Wesson 686 with 6 inch barrel beautiful blue and accurate, 1st gen clock 19 with night sights and 4 15 rnd mags all these were sold pre ban days when i was in my twenties dum dum dum.

October 13, 2010, 11:46 AM
Guns I wish I had back?? Most of the ones I got rid of after my divorce. But I really miss my 1871 Mauser. And my 6.5-06. And my 8X57 hunting rifle in the fiberglass stock. And my Mark X in 375 H&H. And, and, and . . Like I said, most of the ones I got rid of.

October 14, 2010, 08:10 PM
Swapped of my S&W m29-2.

October 15, 2010, 09:56 AM
How long can a post be? I doubt I've had anywhere as many as some of you but here's a short list.

A Model 39 S&W with all the original papers.
A pre-war registered .357 magnum (with none of the original papers) but it wasn't in very great shape. Still!!
A Winchester Model 95.
A Ruger No. 1 .45-70.
A very late production Lee-Enfield No 4.
A wartime Lee-Enfield sniper rifle with crate.
A jungle carbine.
A 4" Model 29.
Two model 624s.
Etc., Etc., the list goes on and I didn't even get to the Colts.

Of course the list of things I want and have never had is even longer.

All I have now is two revolvers and two automatics (I think).

October 15, 2010, 09:22 PM
Well, if you never got rid of it how else would you know that you were going to miss it afterward? The lesson is that after you get rid of it, just forget about it. Then if you ever do decide to buy another one, then that's okay. But don't feel bad about the one that you got rid of because there was a good reason why you got rid of it in the first place. :)

October 15, 2010, 09:36 PM
I just gave away the following:

S&W 686 .357 SS
Ruger custom 10/22
Win Mod 94 pre 64 30/30

But gave them to my Son-in-law who was driving home. He will eventually get them anyway. He is a carpenter and did several thousand dollars worth of work on my place and I had no money to pay him so I gave him guns.

October 15, 2010, 10:34 PM
1905 Colt Frontier Six Shooter 44-40 with mother-of-pearl grips. I needed the money at the time.