OK Gents, It's time to fess up ......

OK Gents, It's time to fess up ......

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    OK Gents, It's time to fess up ......

    This is going to be painful !!

    What's the one gun that you got rid of over the years, that makes

    you want to slap your forehead everytime you think about it ???

    Mine was a S&W model 19, 6" barrel that was nickel plated.

    That was the most accurate handgun I ever owned. It was set up

    for competition with the slickest action , and a 2 stage trigger. I

    traded it because I don't like nickel......... what was I thinking
    I don't even remember now what I traded it for,

    We have all made those D.A. Brain Cramp moment decisions. SO let's bring back those BAD memories ......
    You can thank me later

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    My Smith 39-2 9mm. The best shooter I have ever had the pleasure pulling the trigger on. Perfect ergonomics!

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    I'm proud to say that, since getting my first bolt action .22 at the age of 11, I have never sold a gun that I have bought. ...though I'm not 100% opposed to the idea and may still sell one at some point...but I've just not had any reason to sell any of my guns yet. ...and I've heard too many "don't sell your guns" stories...like the Sako .222 my father sold when we moved as when I was 8 years old...he sold it for $90 or $100 to our neighbor and still kicks himself for it!

    ETA: I almost forgot! I do plan on selling some guns actually...when I picked up my ARs I always said that I would sell them to some poor NY soul that can't get an affordable pre-ban gun...when I leave the state of course...I will replace it right away though and only want to sell it because there are a lack of good verifiable pre-bans here (and the prices are very high)...
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    Apart from having been robbed of 24 handguns in '97, courtesty of UK Gov ............... ..............

    The two I used as trade for my first SW M27 revo back in about 1980, were a BSA MkII highly tricked out target rifle (Martini action, bull barrel) and, a real handy folding .410 shottie. I got on reflection very poor returns on those and the .22 rifle in particular.

    I had had to give up prone precision rifle because of my back but heck - wish I'd kept that rifle - I'd be trying to find at least $600 now to find another. No pic sadly but - it had top notch Parker Hale aperture sights, pistol grip stock with thumbhole - adjustable buttstock and hook, forend hand block .... the list goes on.

    That was a long time ago - in more recent times I did move on a P12-45 in order to get a SIG 228 - not a gun I was gonna use a whole lot but would have been nice to still keep. No tears at parting but some regret.

    My biggest tears come when I think back to what happened to my UK handgun collection ...
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    I have 3; a 6" S&W K38 and a 6" S&W K22, more or less matched pair. Great target guns; been kicking myself ever since. Years ago there was also a pre-1964 Winchester 94 .30-30...


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    A Ruger Police Six 357 with a 4" Barrel Blued. Got it Police surplus it had very little Hoslter wear and a perfect bore. I traded it for some auto which I got rid of 3 years later. That's the last gun I ever sold.

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    Probably should have kept my Russian Makorov... since it's value has gone up since I sold it.

    I'm likely to 'trade up' for something similar of better quality, For instance, I traded a Rock Island 1911 for a 'loaded' Springfield Armory 1911 last week, but I don't sell guns.
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    Mine was a Colt 1911 in 70 serese.

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    I once traded a Colt Trooper plus some cash for a Dan Wesson 357 with a 2, 4, and 6 inch barrel. Wish that I had gone the cash only route; hindsight and all that. Other than that momentary lapse in judgment I have never, nor do I ever intend to part with another gun until they lay me beneath the silent clods of the field.
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    A Colt Diamondback 4" .38 spc.

    It had the prettiest factory blue I have ever seen.
    Sold it in 1979 to finance a down payment on a car.
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    A 1970's Colt Combat Commander. Really regret that one. I don't remember what foolishness caused me to let it go. Two others, not quite as regretted but I wish I hadn't done it were: A Nazi P-38 and a High Standard .22 long rifle target pistol.
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    My Ithaca 1911-A1.It pains me to even type this.
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    Two actually, a Michigan Arms 1911 and an Uzi 9mm.
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    My first Ruger 10/22 with all the banana mags before the ban on them. It was a beautiful rifle with all the checkering etc.
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    I have been stupid enough to have sold 3 guns.

    My first Ruger 10/22 Ramline folding stock, 2 50 rd clips 3 30 rd clips 2 10 stock style clips, reloading tower, case and scope. (DUMB, DUMB,DUMB)

    My Ruger Mark I .22 pistol.

    An antique winchester '94 30-30. So dang stupid it isn't even funny.

    Never again will I let one go....
    There are 2 types of people, victims and the prepared. I choose to be prepared....

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