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Thread: If You could get it back...

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    Boolit Buddy 468's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Mandeville, LA

    If You could get it back...

    ...what would it/they be?

    1) late 70ís vintage Colt Diamondback 4Ē .38
    2) late 70ís vintage Colt Series 70 Govít model .45acp

    I traded the former for the later...then sold that one for tuition money. (Yes. College tuition at the University of New Orlens at that time was only $265 per semester) I remember the Diamondback was right around $200 brand new.
    Mould forth, and load in peace.

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    Boolit Buddy Prairie Cowboy's Avatar
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    Sep 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    1) Ruger .44 magnum 50th Anniversary Flat Top model with 6 1/2" barrel.

    This revolver was very accurate and was made when Ruger was still producing revolvers with care. Sold it only because I needed the money.

    2) Colt Government Model Mark IV Series 70

    Purchased this new in 1972. Very high standard of quality back then. It was my first new handgun.

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    Boolit Bub
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    NW Ohio
    I miss my Winchester mod 52B. It had a Lyman super target spot scope on it. I sold it when I filed for a divorce. I won several small bore matches with it. It was amazing to shoot

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    Boolit Master Bazoo's Avatar
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    Dec 2013
    Cecilia, Kentucky
    Marlin 1894c
    Weatherby mark v deluxe 270 weatherby magnum
    Ruger blackhawk 357 magnum
    Remington 41 targetmaster
    Bushmaster A2
    SKS, norinco, older one
    Remington 760 BDL 30-06
    Remington 7400 243
    Smith 642
    Smith 4006
    Winchester 9422
    NEF 357
    Lyman trade rifle 50 hawkin
    Ruger P95
    Smith 66
    NAA mini with shotgun bead sight
    Glock 22, 17
    Ruger lcp
    Ciener 1911 conversion
    Remington 700 7mm Remington magnum
    Springfield armory 1911 GI
    Wasr SAR 1

    Done a lot of trading and being stupid.

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    Just outside Gun Barrel City, Texas
    I miss two, but have no regrets about parting with them.

    I inherited my Grandfather's top break S&W in .38S&W that he carried under the seat of a horse drawn freight wagon
    when he was a young man.

    At the time the estate was divided up, one of my cousins was a Texas State Trooper working as a (deep) undercover narcotics officer.
    What his Mom got from the estate ended up with his brother and sisters. He didn't inherit anything from our Grandparents.
    About 15 years ago,
    I figured I'd looked at, and had enjoyed Grand Dad's old pistol long enough, and decided to give him a turn with it.

    I also ended up with my other Grandfather's old Colt .38Spec. he'd bought used in the late 1920s or so.
    He was a career lawman, and wore it on his belt for around 40 years.
    I enjoyed it for several years, and gave it to one of my other cousins on his side of the family to cherish for awhile.

    The only one that I wish would come back was a M-1 Carbine made during WWII by Rock-Ola, and was more or less unfired.
    I'd inherited it from my Grandfather who kept it to carry on man-hunts for prison escapees in Mississippi.
    It was stolen in a burglary back in the 80's.
    Last edited by Winger Ed.; 01-11-2021 at 03:02 AM.
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    Boolit Buddy
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    Wife had a near mint nickel Diamondback, it was pretty but we both kinda thought “eh” about it, but we wouldnt mind having it back to sell now lol. Same with my JM Marlin 1895 cowboy 45/70 lol.

    Traded or sold...
    Beretta Stampede 7.5” 44/40
    S&W M&P Victory Model- had been nickled but most accurate handgun I’ve ever fired.
    Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless 32acp
    Vaquero 45acp birdshead grip
    Vaquero 7.5” 44/40 - NRA edition
    Cimarron 1873 SRC 45 colt
    Colt detective special near mint condition.
    Taylor’s 1872 SRC 44/40
    Vaquero 45 colt 7.5” - New in box
    Rossi Stainless M92 44/40
    Springfield 1911 GI Stainless - would feed and shoot Saeco #453 full wadcutters like a laser.

    Winchester 94 30/30 (has a previous owners social security number on it right in front of trigger guard)
    Stoeger 410 coachgun
    Ruger Single-6 Fixed sights in Stainless.
    Mossburg 500 12ga (was uncles)
    Grandpas pocket knife, said Wades machine shop or tractor repair or something like that.
    ďYouíve got to slow down to be fastĒ - Dad

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    Boolit Bub
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    Oct 2020
    NW Ohio
    One I forgot to mention was my Ruger single six. It was a 1956 model with the flat loading gate. It was made one year only. I had the side rig holster and belt with it. It had great character and wear in all the right places. I miss it at times

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    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2008
    It would be a Beeman HW77k with walnut stock. Early 25mm piston. I sold it to buy something better.....

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    Boolit Master RU shooter's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    SW Pa.
    There would be lots of them but first ones would be my Ruger P90, early colt LW agent and the most missed a 70's colt LW commander
    If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck!

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    Boolit Grand Master
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    Nov 2012
    Central Virginia
    1. Remington 541-T Standard weight barrel.
    2. A very early Ruger MKII pistol that shot better than most rifles.
    3. A Ruger Single-Six in 32 H&R mag.
    4. An old Colt lightweight Commander.

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    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2016
    OKC , Oklahoma
    Quote Originally Posted by 468 View Post
    ...what would it/they be?

    1) late 70’s vintage Colt Diamondback 4” .38
    2) late 70’s vintage Colt Series 70 Gov’t model .45acp

    I traded the former for the later...then sold that one for tuition money. (Yes. College tuition at the University of New Orlens at that time was only $265 per semester) I remember the Diamondback was right around $200 brand new.
    I had a 4" diamond back and 4" python from about that time I wish I had back .
    They would bring at least $2000 .more now than I sold them for.

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    Boolit Master
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    Oct 2012
    Las Cruces, NM
    Ruger SP101 and custom 1911.

    The only ones I have given up and wanted to buy another.

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    Mar 2016
    Too many to recall; but I’d love to have my Colt Huntsman, Star PD.45, 5” S&W M&P, and 4-5/8” Ruger SSM back.
    All traded off for something I don’t have either.

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    Apr 2008
    High mountains of WV
    Hk 91 in 7.62x51, and a pinned S&W M27, 5 inch barrel.
    Maker of Silver Boolits for Werewolf hunting

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    Boolit Master Eddie Southgate's Avatar
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    Dec 2016
    Southern Middle Tennessee
    2nd Generation Detective Special .38 spl
    4" official Police Colt .38 Spl
    S&W m13 with target hammer and wide smooth trigger . Made before they were marked as m13 , from a batch made for a special unit based in NYC .
    Colt Pocket Hammerless .380 , don't remember which model . Gave $50 for it .
    LC Smith Field Grade 20 gauge 28" choke bored and in like new condition . Too tightly choked for a bird gun so I sold it . Gave a whopping $200 for it .
    Colt New Frontier .22 LR/Mag
    30-40 Krag Carbine . Gave $117.00 for it .
    '03 Springfield , WWI date and all matching that I found at a flea market for $75 in the early '80's .
    #2500 1903 Winchester .22 Auto , another $50 gun.

    Probably others but these are the ones I miss the most .
    Grumpy Old Man With A Gun....... Do Not Touch !!

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    LOWELL Michigan
    S&W 58,- 57 4inch,- 29 -2. - and a 1903 colt 32acp that a Friend gave me (he brought it back from WW2) I sure was dumb in my Youth.

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    Orange, VA NOW
    Most of those that I sold or traded have since been replaced, but the 3 1/2 inch Model 27 that I got back in 75 still calls to me.

    That was a darned good gun and it made me a good shot. But when my second daughter was born, my wife wasn't working and our health insurance had a 500 dollar deductible that had to be met, so the 27 went down the highway. I've never seen another when I've had money. I have a nice M-28 and a Colt Python now, but I still miss my old friend.
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    Boolit Master oldhenry's Avatar
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    Mar 2016
    Albany, GA
    There have been several but these 3 hurt to think about:

    1. 1st. issue Ruger standard automatic .22 bought new for $37.50
    2. Winchester 1895 30-40 traded even for a new CZ 12 ga. double
    3. S&W 6 1/2" 25-5 sold because I had a 4" & a 8 3/8" & thought I didn't need the 6.5"

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    Boolit Master
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    Sep 2011
    Lake Lure NC
    Many of them.

    Many years ago,, I'd have to sell one to buy one. I call it "Seller remorse." I decided I hated seller remorse,, so I quit selling. I just buy & keep now when I want something.

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    Boolit Buddy

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    Walla Walla, WA
    Colt New Service Target in 45 Colt 7 1/2 barrel

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