The one that got away

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    The one that got away

    Well the title says it all, the one that got away, went by a local pawn shop saw a nice model 36 in pristine condition for 285.00 went home thunk about, went back and it was gone, so sad. Does any one else have a story about the one that got away?

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    Best way to avoid letting them get away is to not over-think things. You'll need to buy it on the spot next time. Plenty of time for regrets and/or explanations later. At least you'll have that good deal that could have gotten away. Don't beat yourself up too bad about it.

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    Had placed a bid on a Marlin 1894P .44mag lever-action rifle earlier in the morning. By noon, I had visited the local gun shop and was holding a pristine Winchester 94 trapper .44mag, for $395/OBO. I let it go, knowing my bid would be known before the day was out. Won the bid and have the 1894P but, when I next called the shop, I was informed the Winchester 94 had sold later that day.
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    I've got too many stories of one's that got away and too little money to buy them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKtexas View Post
    Well the title says it all, the one that got away, went by a local pawn shop saw a nice model 36 in pristine condition for 285.00 went home thunk about, went back and it was gone, so sad. Does any one else have a story about the one that got away?
    "a nice model 36 in pristine condition for 285.00"
    Huh, what is there to think about?
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    I bid minimum bid on a Smith 340 M&P on GB with less than an hour on the bidding and no other bidders. Went back to check and a few minutes later somebody bid the buy it now...50.00 higher.

    But...persistance pays off. I REALLY was jonesing for a 340. I kept trolling GB looking for one. A few days later I came across the SAME gun. The original bidder was unable to get the gun transferred and relinquished the sale. I emailed the seller and paid a cash amount to swoop in for the win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKtexas View Post
    Well the title says it all, the one that got away, went by a local pawn shop saw a nice model 36 in pristine condition for 285.00 went home thunk about, went back and it was gone, so sad. Does any one else have a story about the one that got away?
    Nope, never happens to me. I'm a impulse buyer. I see it. I drool over it for awhile, then I walk away, usually 15 to 20 steps and I turn back around and buy it. It works for me, but it's hell on the budget.
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    When I was mainly a hunter more than a shooter a guy had a Romanian AK for $265 FTF with 2 stocks, sling, and 2 boxes of ammo. I was just a young pup and talked it over with my dad (also more a hunter than a shooter at the time) and we hee-hawed back and forth about it, about how the accuracy wasn’t that great on cheap AKs. Ended passing on it and later buying a Mini-14. Shows what an idiot I was at the time. I bet I won’t make that same mistake again. BTW this was back when Wolf 7.62x39 was $89 per 1000.

    Also a NIB Benelli Nova for $260. I don’t remember how I was so stupid as to talk myself out of that. One of those “I need to save the money for ____” moments.

    Not so bad, but a hard deal to walk away from was a 4” Nickel S&W Model 29 with a sticker for $625. Figure I could have gotten it for $600. That was tempting. If it had been a blued 6” I would have walked out with it I’m sure.

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    I found a peach of a used S&W 3913 (non-LS) one afternoon in my favorite Gun Shop & mistakenly decided to think about it. What a Hamster-Brained move. It disappeared faster than Bigfoot.
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    How about an M1-A1 walnut springer for $500 :(
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    The one that got away is my middle name!

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    Sure have. Buddy in Alaska had a Dan Wesson .44 mag revolver pac with all the barrels in like new condition. Could of had it for $200.00 but cash was short as an E-5 with a wife and 2 kids to feed back in 85.

    That revolver was the most accurate handgun I've had the pleasure of shooting.
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