Which firearm(s) do you regret selling?

doccherry

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I've owned a couple hundred firearms in my lifetime---rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, muzzleloaders--- and I only have about 15 left. When I think of some of the guns I've sold, I have to fight hard to keep from bursting into tears. I think back on the Browning BSS in 20 gauge and the sharptailed grouse on Montana's Front Range, the Tikka Lite .270 and the Coues deer in Arizona's Galiuro Mountains, the Lyman Great Plains shooting patched 50 cal lead balls and taking 3 deer up on Mt. Palomar in late December---damn, what was I thinking? You guys have any regrets and fond memories of the guns you've parted with?
 

GUNDOGLOVER49

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Never owned a gun of any sort or any bullets. got that big brother. Now Hatch that's a different store. Owns at least one , you'll find it in his truck.
 
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I regret selling each and almost every gun that I sold (except that piece of sh!t sks)
Sold it to a pawn shop and laughed at them when they wanted me to come back and pick it up.
 
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I regret selling each and almost every gun that I sold (except that piece of sh!t sks)
Sold it to a pawn shop and laughed at them when they wanted me to come back and pick it up.
Lol I really want an SKS these days.. crazy what they sell for now.
 

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I sold several lately. I sold guns that just sat in the safe collecting dust and replaced them with guns that I actually shoot.
 

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I sold an AMT Hardballer 45acp because it only fed Ball ammo. I should have worked on the ramp so it could feed JHP. SurfNHunt: I just sold an SKS last year for $600 fazul, I bought it for $100 twenty-two years ago.
 

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I can think of a few...My 1st shotgun that I actually saved my own money for (1963)...Winchester Model 12 trap grade...After selling it...I bought a trap grade single barrel Ithaca...Eventually, sold that too

My 1st hunting shotgun I ever bought on my own (1st ducks, 1968)...Remington 870...Paid $60.00 for it after a friend won it in a raffle...Shot it better than any gun I've ever hunted with...Have no idea, why I sold it...Yes, I do...STEEL for waterfowl and a 2 3/4" gun...Still no excuse.

My Charles Daly O/U (1st snow & honker)...Didn't sell it...It literally fell apart.

Still have my grandpa's Rem Model 10 (1st quail & pheasant, 1962)...Also have my dads Browning Sweet 20 humpy (1st chukar, 1966) and his Browning Superposed.

ps...San Diego Bay, circa 1976 with my trusty 870 Wingmaster

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I can think of a few...My 1st shotgun that I actually saved my own money for (1963)...Winchester Model 12 trap grade...After selling it...I bought a trap grade single barrel Ithaca...Eventually, sold that too

My 1st hunting shotgun I ever bought on my own (1st ducks, 1968)...Remington 870...Paid $60.00 for it after a friend won it in a raffle...Shot it better than any gun I've ever hunted with...Have no idea, why I sold it...Yes, I do...STEEL for waterfowl and a 2 3/4" gun...Still no excuse.

My Charles Daly O/U (1st snow & honker)...Didn't sell it...It literally fell apart.

Still have my grandpa's Rem Model 10 (1st quail & pheasant, 1962)...Also have my dads Browning Sweet 20 humpy (1st chukar, 1966) and his Browning Superposed.

ps...San Diego Bay, circa 1976 with my trusty 870 Wingmaster

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sportyg

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Ruger .41 mag was on hell of a shot with that shooting iron. been kicking myself in the butt ever since selling it.
 

WaterDog

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I’ve had hundreds of guns in my lifetime but two I most regret selling are my Colt Python 357 mag and an old Winchester model 12. 16 gauge. The model 12 was light, fast, deadly for upland birds. The Python was a once in a lifetime gun. I was obviously going through a period of stupid when I sold them.
 

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