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Old April 5, 2013, 07:28 AM   #51
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Regrets (from most regretted to lesser):

1. Taurus Model 66 6" stainless .357

2. Heritage Rough Rider Combo 6.5" .22LR/Mag (have since bought another)

3. Yugo M70 AK clone

No Regrets whatsoever:

- Taurus Model 94 4" .22LR

- Springfield XD9 Service

- Uberti Cattleman 4 3/4" in .45 Colt (love it, but my dad loves it even more, so it was definitely worth giving/selling it to him ... I'll get another one day).
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Old April 5, 2013, 09:49 AM   #52
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I sold a full size S&W 1911 SC (the non-billboard model) that was SS and had some terrific cocobolo grips. I kick myself for selling it every time I remember it.

That said, I've sold probably another half dozen guns that I don't regret.
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Old April 5, 2013, 10:22 AM   #53
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had a survival rifle, not sure of the make. it was .22 hornet/ 20 ga. and i miss it everyday
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Old April 5, 2013, 10:44 AM   #54
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I had a SW 651 - needed the money and I found it would get fouled shut after a box of 50 rounds. Now they are worth quite a bit more.
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Old April 5, 2013, 03:56 PM   #55
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I miss all my old guns and old cars!
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Old April 5, 2013, 04:49 PM   #56
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I turned loose of two 03 Springfields for about 3 times what I had in them and regret both very much now. One was a 1929 National Match and the other was ser. #6843.
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Old April 5, 2013, 05:40 PM   #57
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Almost never... they come & go.
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Old April 5, 2013, 05:54 PM   #58
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Have you ever regretted trading or selling an old gun?

Every one of them! the few I've sold over the last 40 yrs. always regretted

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Old April 5, 2013, 09:00 PM   #59
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During a period of penury, I had to sell the first Ballester-Molina I ever owned. It's the one and only handgun I've ever had to use in self-defense, and I should have sold a kidney instead of it.
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Old April 5, 2013, 11:11 PM   #60
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My Taurus model 66 .357 6". It was my first gun, I traded it for what a Glock that I wanted and eventually sold. I can buy a Glock at any time but can't get my first handgun back.
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Old April 7, 2013, 03:27 AM   #61
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Almost never. A few weeks ago I'd have said never, but I did trade off a really nice little AYA 20 ga double years ago. Man that thing was pretty. Pretty wood, very nicely checkered, a little tasteful engaving, 28"-mod/full. I had bought it new as Sears about 1978 for $200.00. Which was a pretty fair chunk of change in those days.

The only reason I say I regret it now is I've reacquired a hankering for double shotguns, and now I realized what a really nice little gun it was. At the time I'd never really heard of AYA and it was just a "Sears gun."

On the other hand, now I've got an excuse to look for a nice 20 ga side by side.
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Old April 7, 2013, 03:27 PM   #62
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I have no regrets of the handguns I sold. My reasons I still standby to this day. All sold were bought by me new with the exception of the High Standard Citation, I was too young at the time.

Beretta 84 380ACP, the only 380 I’ve ever owned. Never an issue in terms of reliability, feed only factory Federal hollow points. The grip of the pistol was all smooth from the wood side panels to front and back of the grip and fat, not to my liking. Recoil was nasty yet useable. A friend that was in the service at the time with extensive experience with the 1911 said the recoil felt more than a 1911 45ACP. This is was my beginning into the 45auto.

High Standard Citation 5.5”, 22LR. One of the bad ones with a wobbly trigger, side play. Trigger has to be moved/pushed to ones side to fire. Sold at a high loss with defect noted.

S&W 586, 357mag revolver. Felt too front heavy even compared to the Colt Python. Lockup was consistent and loose on all chambers. Comparatively my S&W 66 is a high precision tool although with a compromised forcing cone.

Sig 220, 45ACP early import, I believe, with Euro mag release. Double action trigger was useless to me in terms of reach and pull. Decock with no safety didn’t make it better. Single action was just OK in terms of hand fit. The most accurate 45ACP pistol I’ve owned. IMO not well suited for high round count range use because of alloy frame and the roll pin of the slide was a turn-off. Aesthetically not much better than a Glock IMO.

Colt Gold Cup series 70 (1911, collet/bushing), two pistols. First pistol I wore the bluing off the receiver, thousands of rounds. No part breakages or need related to wear. Cold blued receiver prior to sale. Second pistol sold new complete in the box un-shot. IMO no pistol fits the hand as well as the 1911 and it’s aesthetically pleasing. But I find the reliability wanting. While it never jammed with factory Federal Match JSWC it didn’t sound like it had an easy time feeding either. Makes a double clang sound while the round is entering the chamber. Jamming becomes more of an issue with my reloads when the round count approaches 200 during a single session. Probably related to the hold of the pistol and fouling at the muzzle area of the bushing/collet. And then there’s the magazine floor plate breakages. Issues that don’t exist with the S&W 745. I still have a third Colt GC that was customized by King’s Gunworks and my own widening of the mag well, making the pistol more to my liking. Yet it’s still a 1911 with issues that I simply choose live with.
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Old April 8, 2013, 05:32 AM   #63
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Sellers regrets:

Colt Anaconda, was told it couldn't handle the hot .44 Mags that we all knew were needed to kill deer back then. Shortly after selling they quit producing them.

Colt Police Positive .38 Special - just a nice little gun but I really didn't have much use for it. Shortly after I traded it off we got shall issue.
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Old April 9, 2013, 04:39 PM   #64
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Very seldom

I am a serial owner. I can't own them all...not all at once, anyway.

Seriously, I think I have owned close to 75 handguns in the last 25 years. Sell one, buy one has allowed me to experience almost 20 S&W revolvers, almost 25 1911s, and a bunch of others.

Do I regret selling any? Only a few. A six-inch S&W M57 and a Hamilton Bowen-massaged four-inch M25-5 are two I think about from time to time, but honestly, they did not get much exercise. If I can't (or don't) carry it or shoot it at least somewhat regularly, I will sell it and move on.
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Old May 6, 2013, 05:11 PM   #65
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Sold a 22 cal Ruger Single Six Convertable about 40 years ago. Been crying about ever since I got back into guns about 2 years ago.
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Old May 6, 2013, 05:17 PM   #66
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I regret selling a first gen Ruger Vaquero Bisley in .44 mag. The regret is not so much from selling it as from buying it in the "wrong" chambering to begin with when what I should have bought is the 45LC.
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Old May 6, 2013, 05:28 PM   #67
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Some but certainly not all. Times change. Tastes evolve and become refined. There's no shame in letting go of guns that you know are ready to go. Besides, nearly everything is replaceable.

Nowadays, replacing these revolvers is just too expensive.
Then you obviously don't miss them bad enough.
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Old May 6, 2013, 05:45 PM   #68
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The only gun I ever got rid of was a Rem 700 in .222 with a bull barrel.

I miss that rifle. It was a tack driving, woodchuck killing machine.
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Old May 6, 2013, 06:20 PM   #69
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Have you ever regretted trading or selling an old gun?

Yes about 40 years ago and haven't done it since!
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Old May 7, 2013, 03:59 AM   #70
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I miss my Springfield Xd, but I got it from my brother-in-law and it was his first gun, so I felt bad about taking it from him, so I traded it back to him for his AK.
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Old May 7, 2013, 04:13 AM   #71
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Biggest Regret

West German Walther PP .380 in Mint Condition

!917 - All Matching DWM - Luger

Fulton Armory Nat'l Match Garand - Premier Grade

Etc, etc....
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Old May 9, 2013, 03:20 AM   #72
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Owned a bunch .Sold a bunch. Been home broken in two times .divorced onetime .Do I regtette it. IT'S JUST STUFF.
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Old May 9, 2013, 07:41 AM   #73
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OK. Enough time has gone by (over 50 years) for me to 'fess up to a moment of incredible foolishness. The year was 1959. I was 18 and going into the Navy. And I was broke. So I made the somewhat-less-than-Solomonic decision to sell three guns to a friend. The guns were:

- a Ruger Single Six .22 revolver with the extra .22 Magnum cylinder;
- a Winchester model 94 in .30-.30; and (gulp)
- a Winchester pump gallery gun in .22 (model 62?).

The sky-high price I extorted from my buddy? A whopping (double gulp) $200.

When I was eventually discharged, I asked my friend if he would sell the guns back to me. He just laughed. I think I have spent the last 50 or so years trying to make up for this act of youthful foolishness.
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Old May 9, 2013, 12:57 PM   #74
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Maybe for you. For me it's memories of shooting and hunting with family and friends. It's the grand result of a lifelong passion. It's our connection to the past. The stuff is usually replaceable but the memories associated with them are not. I can buy another .410 shotgun but I cannot buy another first gun, used to kill my first squirrel. I can buy another pre-`64 model 94 but I cannot relive that first deer hunt. I can buy another single action .22 but I cannot buy another first handgun that I spent every dime I saved on at 12yrs old. I can buy another .44Spl but I cannot buy another first custom gun. I can buy another Super Blackhawk to convert to a Bisley but I cannot buy that one custom gun that turned out just right. I can buy another 28ga double but I cannot survive my first serious health problem again that resulted in scratching that off my bucket list. No sir, not just "stuff" at all.
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Old May 12, 2013, 10:36 PM   #75
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I actually miss my Sigma 9ve. To many other good guns to choice from though.
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