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Old 05-09-2013, 02:12 AM   #11
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So far I think I still hold the title for worst deal. Somebody out there make me feel better.

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Young, on hard times, needed money. Sold a Madsen M47 rifle in unissued condition WITH the matching serial number bayonet to a guy for $60. He still owes me $50. That was in 1966.

The rifle had the metal Columbian crest inset into the stock, and was MADE with a recoil pad, muzzle brake, fully adjustable rear sight- sweet little bolt action 30-06. Had fired 10 rounds through it.

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I believe it was Winston Churchill that said: Those men who can admit their mistakes are endowed with large wangs. They are unapologetic in their character and composure. Also, they have the largest wangs.

Most of my mistakes have been passing up good deals because I thought they'd be around longer. The $300 Gibbs extreme II (enfield re-chambered to .308 win) carbine was one that I still kick myself over. Gibbs doesn't exist anymore and the rifles, if you can find them run north of 650. Its not a spectacular rifle or even really popular, its just weird and cool. I still want it but I think that ship sailed years ago.

Worst flop: The first rifle I bought using my dealers license was a Mossberg 30-06. Stop laughing. I sat on that glorified paper weight for 3 years before I sold it at a loss.

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When I sold MY 586 with a 6" bbl. It was years ago, it was the first handgun I ever bought and I wish I still had it.

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When I sold MY 586 with a 6" bbl. It was years ago, it was the first handgun I ever bought and I wish I still had it.

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K, thats pretty horrible. I can say that ive never let go of a firearm and regretted it later. that is the worst. condolences.
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Passed on a minty-like model 29 with beautiful fully checkered wrap around target style grips. $500. Just a couple weeks ago. With holster, speed loaders, and 50 rounds.

And here I am, been desperately wanting to bring a Smith wheel gun back into the home...

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I will share...I have two that intertwine, sort of. A few years back, my job was taking all of my time. I was not able to hunt deer and my Ruger .270 was collecting dust. I had a friend that needed a deet rifle and sold it to him very cheaply. Of course in time...i was ready to begin hunting again....have kicked my self every since....a coupe years back, I win a gun at a gun bash. It was a Ruger .17HMR. Stainless barrel, semi-auto, composite gray wood stock...beautiful...but I needed a deer rifle...ended up with a Remington 770 30.06. So instead of two nice firearms...I have one 770....kick myself regularly for this! (I know this is not a handgun situation but tragic nonetheless

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Young, on hard times, needed money. Sold a Madsen M47 rifle in unissued condition WITH the matching serial number bayonet to a guy for $60. He still owes me $50. That was in 1966.

The rifle had the metal Columbian crest inset into the stock, and was MADE with a recoil pad, muzzle brake, fully adjustable rear sight- sweet little bolt action 30-06. Had fired 10 rounds through it.
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Xdm40 given to my lawyer to cover tickets I didn't have money to pay...damn that lead foot

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Yep, I've sold a lot of guns I now regret . . . Series 70 Colts, now classic Smith and Wesson revolvers of all types, a Browning A-5, M-1, a Remington 700 in .308 configured for a sniper rifle (was bought by a member of the Arlington, Texas police SWAT team). . . you name it, I've let it slip through my hands.

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