MidSouth Shooters SupplyRotoMetals2Lee PrecisionWideners
Inline FabricationADvertise hereRepackboxTitan Reloading

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 48

Thread: Some guns and things, you wish you had kept.

  1. #1
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    1,550

    Some guns and things, you wish you had kept.

    As I have gotten older (I'll be 79 in August) I've been reflecting back on time and thinking about guns and other gun related things I have gotten rid of. I had a refinished Victory model 10 that I payed $90.00 for, there worth a lot of money today.Then I got rid of a Custom conversion 1903 A3 Springfield a really pretty rifle, just plain stupid. Then I got rid of a 3 barreled HandR in 410, 20ga, and 30-30. Back in the 1960's I got a Cannon, that traded two Military two way radios for, (I won't tell you how I came buy those) it had a 11/4" bore diameter the barrel was 24" long it was built from a stub axle out of a Caterpillar doser. The outside diameter was about 31/2". The frame was 1/4" steel plate. It looked like a ship's deck gun, it was contoured to look like a real cannon from a ship. It actually shot quite well. The guy that built it put a set of 03A3 sights on it. At 50 yards I could hit a car tire rim regularly it would not shoot through rim but it would tumble it 10 or 15 feet backwords. The load of 2fg black powder was a 31/2" empty shotgun shell full, the ball weighed a little less than a 1/2 pound. The funny thing about that cannon was, I sold it in the early 1970's and in the mid 1980's I saw it at a gun show in Phoenix Az. The guy thought he had a real prize because he got I from a guy that said it was a Cannon from real sailing ship used on the poop deck. When I got it it had been rifled like a modern muzzle loader. When I Sold it I got a $150.00 for it. The gun show guy wanted $500.00. I told him that I had gotten it from the guy that built it and even described the round ball mold that came with it. The mold was made from two pieces of 3/4" steel plate. You should have seem the guys jaw drop, because he had the mold in a box under the display table. The end of this is that we do do things that we regret. I wish I still had that Cannon.

  2. #2
    Boolit Grand Master tazman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    west central Illinois
    Posts
    6,403
    I have along list of guns I wish I still had. I have no idea where to start and probably can't remember nearly all of them.
    I really don't want to remember all of them. It would depress me.

  3. #3
    Boolit Master

    Winger Ed.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
    Posts
    2,584
    I've had several, but don't regret getting rid of them.
    A couple of Civil War issue muskets, a real well sporterized 03-A3, my Grandfather's Colt .38 service revolver from the 1920's,
    A very elaborate, unfired, 17th Century gentleman's flint lock pistol, my other Grandfather's top break S&W he carried under
    the seat when driving freight wagons around the early 1900's. And a Sauer .32 auto with Nazi proof marks.

    I enjoyed all of them for many years, then placed the S&W and Colt with cousins.
    My kids aren't part of our 'gun culture', but my sister and her kids are.
    I placed the antique BP weapons, the Sauer, and my 03-A3 with them a few years ago.
    At 65, I figure it's someone else's turn to enjoy them for awhile.

    The only one I sold off and regretted selling about 10 years ago to a life long friend, was the S&W model 52.
    Early this month--- I bought it back.
    Last edited by Winger Ed.; 05-22-2020 at 08:18 PM.
    It wasn't playing the blame game, finding fault, and complaining about every little thing that made America great.
    It was God, guns, and guts.


    OK folks. Enough of this idle chit-chat. This ain't your Grandma's sewing circle.
    EVERYONE !!
    Get back to your oars. The Captain wants to water ski.

  4. #4
    Boolit Master
    kens's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    coastal Ga
    Posts
    1,078
    Some guns and things, you wish you had kept.,,,,,

    Thats a rabbit hole I don't want to down into...........

  5. #5
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Hudson Valley NY
    Posts
    1,057
    The only gun I ever sold was a Mossberg 500 in .410 to my BIL & I don't miss it. That ammo costs 3-5 times what 12ga or 20ga ammo costs. Besides that gun, I'm not in the gun selling business.

  6. #6
    Boolit Grand Master GhostHawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Fargo ND
    Posts
    5,438
    I have not sold many guns, the few I did sell I was glad to see gone.

    My regrets are more along the line of back in the 70's and 80's why oh why was I not loading up on M1 Garands, M1Carbines, K98's, etc.

    I had a nice M1 carbine with folding paratrooper stock offered to me for 70$ but it needed a part so I let it slide.
    Back then if you worked hard, were honest, showed up on time, wages were good. Good guns were selling for cheap.

    Dang fool I was back then. Back when I knew it all.

  7. #7
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Las Cruces, NM
    Posts
    1,598
    Bunches. Also just as many that I regretted buying Guns, cars, tools, etc, etc.

  8. #8
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Posts
    781
    I sold my S&W Model 76 9mm sub gun for a thousand bucks. I could not afford to feed it. Now that I can afford to feed a machine gun, I cannot afford to buy one.

  9. #9
    Boolit Master Bazoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Cecilia, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,848
    I had a weatherby mark V deluxe in 270 weatherby magnum. I sold it for something tactical. Then I had two bushmaster A2 rifles, stock, sold them. A couple Blackhawks in 357 magnum, and a single six. A winchester 9422 with checkered stock. A Remington model 41 targetmaster that pulled a beard hair one too many times. I should have refinished the stock. Those were a while back. More recent was an NEF handi rifle in 357 magnum.

  10. #10
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Space Coast, FL
    Posts
    1,686
    The old woulda, coulda, shoulda list, oh boy!

  11. #11
    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    9,802
    The 1923 Commercial Safe/Loaded 7.65 Luger, my first Remington 788 22-250, my 20 gauge Ithaca Field Grade SxS, my King customized 1909 Colt DA .45 Colt, my Remington 700/ JES .358 Win, my Star PD .45, etc., etc., over and over.

  12. #12
    Boolit Grand Master






    Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    munising Michigan
    Posts
    15,776
    list is to long to even type. But that said if I wouldn't have gotten rid of cool stuff I wouldn't have other cool stuff. I don't fall in love with many guns. Mostly I buy them have fun with them and move on and have fun with something new.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

  13. #13
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South Texas
    Posts
    579
    A Webley-Fosbury automatic revolver I acquired in the late 70's! I did make a very nice profit though!

  14. #14
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Outside Rolla, Missouri
    Posts
    1,236
    What kens said.
    "In general, the art of government is to take as much money as possible from one class of citizens and give it to another class of citizens" Voltaire'

    The common virtue of capitalism is the sharing of equal opportunity. The common vice of socialism is the equal sharing of misery

    NRA Benefactor 2008

  15. #15
    Boolit Master
    dale2242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    SW Oregon
    Posts
    1,678
    1. Model 70 in 22 Hornet
    2. Remington XP100 in 7BR.
    3. M1 Garand Tanker Model in 7.62X51

  16. #16
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    New Market, Iowa
    Posts
    543
    I may have one or two that maybe I should not have purchased because I really don't like them, but maybe some day I WILL decide to like them, so for that reason I have not and will not sell any of them.

  17. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Central Virginia
    Posts
    6,655
    I think as we get older, all of us have a list of guns we wish we had held onto.

    When Ruger introduced the MKII pistol to replace the Ruger Standard Pistol I acquired one of the very early MKII bull barrel models. That pistol shot better than most .22 rifles I've seen. Like an idiot, I sold it.

    In another colossal mistake I traded in a tack-driving, standard barrel Remington 541-T for partial payment on a brand new Remington 541-T Heavy Barrel. My (flawed) thinking was the heavy barrel model would shoot better than the standard barrel model.........that proved to be wrong.
    The heavy barrel model shot just as well as the standard barrel model but...... it did weigh a lot more

    That was one of my more boned headed moves.

  18. #18
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Central AR
    Posts
    248
    Quote Originally Posted by kens View Post
    Some guns and things, you wish you had kept.,,,,,

    Thats a rabbit hole I don't want to down into...........
    Me neither!

  19. #19
    Boolit Grand Master

    mdi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    So. Orygun
    Posts
    6,344
    I guess I learned a lesson about seller's remorse many years ago as I haven't sold/traded/or given away any gun in over 40 years. I had a VG condition S&W Model 10 Nickel plated revolver (supposedly owned by a Compton police chief). Not too bright and wanting a "cool" gun I traded it for a brand new 10-22. Boy do I regret that...
    My Anchor is holding fast!

  20. #20
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    698
    Remington 521T .22 rifle in great condition, complete with Williams or Lyman peep sight and globe front sight with interchangeable inserts. Bought it for $25 and sold it for $35, thought I'd made a killing.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check