Guns you wish you had kept

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by cnorman18, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. cnorman18

    cnorman18 New Member

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    During a bout of ill fortune some years ago--divorce, unemployment, illness, you don't want to know--my once-extensive gun collection slipped out of my grasp. I sometimes daydream about the great guns I once owned but probably never will again. Anybody else have regrets like this?

    Here are my most-mourned Top Ten:

    1. Colt SAA, .44 Special, 4 3/4" barrel, nickeled

    2. S&W M629, .44 Magnum, 4" barrel, stainless

    3. Colt Series 70, .45 ACP, stroked & bored, blue

    4. Colt (genuine) new production 1860 Army, stainless

    5. Wildey .45 Magnum, engraved & nickeled

    6. S&W M649, .38 Special, 2" barrel, shrouded hammer, stainless

    7. Browning .22 auto rifle, blue

    8. AR-15 old model (triangular handguard, no bolt assist), .223

    9. HK91 fixed stock, .308

    10. Winchester 9422 lever gun, .22 Magnum

    (There were others, but I'm out of Kleenex...)
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I wish I had held on to my USP. It was one of the last pre-ban German USPs that had the 4 way safety.
     

  3. Chuck

    Chuck New Member

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    1. Remington 700 / M-40 rebuilt at Quantico and issued to a Marine in Beruit in the 80s.

    2. Walther P-5

    3. M-1A National Match

    4. Smith Model 66
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Wish I had kept

    S&W M-67
    Colt Series 70 .45
    S&W M-657 2 1/2" .41 mag
    Bushmaster M-17S
     
  5. Tilt

    Tilt New Member

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    H&K USP 40 compact stainless/composite
     
  6. 1984cj

    1984cj New Member

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    Any gun that I have sold. ( not entirely but close)
    The ones that I miss the most are
    Ruger #3 in .45-70
    Winchester Model 62A (.22 slide action)
     
  7. Oohrah

    Oohrah New Member

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    Kept the guns and Harley,but parted with ex wives ! Wish I
    had been able to keep the rifle that I shot my first deer with
    at age 13 (a little more than a few years ago). It was a like
    new Marlin 1894 carbine in 32/40 caliber, receiver was case
    harden. Not a tack driver, but took two Minnesota whitetails
    with it. It was borrowed, and I lost track of it after joining
    the Marine Corps!:)
     
  8. pioneer461

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    A few, which I traded. It seemed like a good idea at the time. :(
     
  9. full auto

    full auto New Member

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    I sold a Springfield 03A3 that was in collector grade to a co worker for $ 75.00 because I didnt like bolt action guns. I'm kicking myself now.
     
  10. allmons

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    Every gun I've ever parted with!

    I feel sick every time I think of the ones that I let go of.....





    :confused:
     
  11. rickrem700

    rickrem700 New Member

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    Guns we regret getting rid of!!!!!

    I would rather not think about it!!!
     
  12. rev-arb

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    Marlin 336 Lever action .30-30. It was my hunting buddy.
     
  13. Catfish

    Catfish New Member

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    I lost 30 gun`s in a fire once. :( My new house has a 10 x 20 ft. vault. 10 in. of concret with rebar and a Mosler door.
     
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Mine are as follows.

    1. Rem 1100 Sold to pay rent.

    2. Smtih M17 K-22 8 3/8" barrel target sights, trigger, hammer. Shot like it had eyeballs. Stolen by angry Ex GF.

    3. Ruger M77vt 220 Swift with Old blued steal weaver and timmney trigger. Stolen by a friends son to buy drugs.

    4. Marlin (Unknown Model) lever gun in 38-40. never shot it needed a lot of work. Some one painted it all (By all I mean all wood and metal) glossy black.

    5. H&R 410 single shot shotgun. Not sure why but I so want a 410 it is not funny. Would love a rem 1100 in 410 and a winchester m42 also.

    Now what ever makes a home in the safe stays there. I am a horder now I will never sell another gun ever.
     
  15. rev-arb

    rev-arb New Member

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    It is never good to lose or get rid of a gun.
     
  16. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Guns you wish you'd kept?

    Hello all


    Ron L here = SERESURPLUS

    I hate to sound like a Broken record, but hated to part with and miss almost every hand or long gun I sold or traded off! Exception to that rule

    1. Ruger Bull Barrell you just had to fight to get back together!

    2. 44 magnum made by Iver Johnson, think it was stolen, was out of time and a complete mess, good ridence, hope the thief shot it and got hurt!


    Guns I did sell off or traded I miss most:

    1. Several 6" Colt Pythons, had a few good 4" but most of the 6" were older models with rich Royal Blue finish and shot so good it was scary! Most sold off to pay bills that were pending, when I was younger with a Family and obligations!

    2. Adjustable Site Model Browning Hi Power in 9MM, my first legal handgun I ever bought and gotr it in Hawaii, should have held onto it out of the pure hassle it was to buy it in that stste in the first place! Of course sold off to pay pressing bills!

    3. Marlin Papoose, I know they still make it, mine was Blue, now they nonly sell Stainless Steel Model and this one shot really well! Sold to a Friend who's handcapped child needed it more than I did!
     
  17. firebrand45

    firebrand45 New Member

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    My set of Redhawks in 357, 41, and 44. An M-1 Garand Tanker, and an original Yellow Boy. Oh well, life goes on, and who knows, maybe tomorrow I'll run across another bumbarse like I was, lookin to sell one of them!
     
  18. frankhaley1940

    frankhaley1940 New Member

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    It's a long list, no one ever told me as a young man, "don't ever sell you tools or your guns". I wish they had.
    1. my very first gun at age 14 an H&R model 999 .22 (ruined my hearing)
    2. at age 15, a Remington .22 semi-auto (good shooter)
    3. a Colt SA 38-40, that someone gave me. (stupid, stupid, stupid-I'm crying)
    4 a Springfield trapdoor 45-70, someone else gave me. (I'm crying harder)
    5. A Walther P-38 I bought in 1968 for $60 dollars. (ouch)
    6. An S&W .357 highway patrol Model 19
    7. A 12 gage sawed off pump shot gun. There others, but I just can't go on.

    I'm slowly rebuilding my collection, but I'm not there yet. I'll never have a Colt SA or a trapdoor again. sniff sniff......

    I cry at sad movies too, and especially during good preaching of the Gospel.

    Keep your powder dry.
     
  19. crossfire

    crossfire New Member

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    hindsight is 20-20

    Dan Wesson M40 10" HV .357 Maximum SuperMag
    Smith and Wesson M25 8 3/8" .45 Colt in nickle with Hogue grip
    My father's Colt 1911 that he carried in Korea
     
  20. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    6" .357 Colt Trooper
    1895 Ltd II 45-70
    4" Ruger GP100