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  • What rifle or any gun have you let slip thru your hands and did not buy or trade for and still regret it ? What were the circums

    What rifle or any gun have you let slip thru your hands and did not buy or trade for and still regret it ? What were the circumstances?

  • #2
    Where do I begin without getting sick all over again?
    1) A sweet L.C. Smith 20 gauge with 2 sets two barrels in a hard case, I had the $$, but was far too slow even with 2 weeks to think on it. 2) A mint Sweet Sixteen that I found for dad(I didn't have the scratch, he did) that dad traded for a .45 single action. 3)An awesome Savage 99 in .308 that I should have snatched from dear ole daddy before he sold that 'cause of a $120 repair it needed. I'm ashamed of myself.

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    • #3
      ITHACAXAS I feel your pain!

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      • #4
        Friend of mine was selling a Browning A-bolt .300 WSM with a Leupold VXIII 3.5x10x50 for $400. I didn't need the gun but I new it was to good of a deal to pass up. I went home to get my checkbook. When I returned he had already sold it to another guy (I guess a man's word sure ain't what it use to be). Sad part of the story is that I had my checkbook in the truck the whole time and didn't realize it. Gun was basically brand new. It probably had never been fired over half a dozen times. The other guy bought it and resold it for somewhere aroud $900 to $1000.

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        • #5
          ALJoe,
          Not much of a friend if you told him you wanted to buy it and would be right back with money.

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          • #6
            I agree, we had words over the issue. Let's just say I see him a lot less these days than I used to. I remember when a man's word and a handshake sealed a deal. It looks like those days are fast leaving us.

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            • #7
              I always wanted a Ruger .44 Magnum carbine. I found one at a gun show a couple years back that was in pretty nice shape, but I felt the dealer was asking a little too much for it ($650.00) and he wouldn't budge on the price, so I went home without it. The couple I have come across since were either in poor shape, or $100.00 more.

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              • #8
                My Dad was looking for my first gun and a local shop had a used 20 gauge Winchester M12. We passed because it was a bit expensive--$90. sniff

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                • #9
                  I passed on a Winchester Model 88 in .280 or .284 (I forget). They wanted about $1,600 for it which I thought was way to much money money for a 40 year old lever action. I liked how it looked but really didn't know what it was so I went home and got on line and realized that it was pretty special. By the time I got back to the store one of the store's salesmen bought it.

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                  • #10
                    I don't recall the caliber but there was an old Husqvarna rifle on a website for 200, planned on purchasing it when I got home from work but it was already sold. I just really wanted to say I had a Husky rifle to go with my saws.

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                    • #11
                      When I lived in the Texas Hill Country, I owned a nice Colt New Service Model 1909 .45LC with a lanyard ring on the butt, but almost no original finish remaining. It was a good shooter.
                      It came with a story that it had been used in a murder back in the 1920's in Llano County, Texas, and was liberated during a riot at the County jail.
                      Shortly after I acquired that Model 1909, I resolved not to add any more guns without getting rid of at least one.
                      So, when I fancied a nice used Colt Python I saw at a gun show, I sold the Model 1909 to help pay for the Python. It was also a good shooter.
                      When the novelty of owning the Python wore off, I sold it, and bought something else.
                      Fickle me. I would love to have that old Model 1909 back. I can always buy another Python, but they are just not my cup of tea.

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                      • #12
                        When my great uncle passed away he left me a nice lever action 10 gauge shotgun. I remember that gun when I was little and was proud that he thought enough of me to leave me this one item. When I went to the house to get it it was nowhere to be found, and my cousin swears he never saw it. (I still can not trust him after that)

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                        • #13
                          30 years ago I had the chance to buy a full auto italian(i think). Aug.$800. that was a lot of cash back then

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                          • #14
                            I let a sporterized K98 Mauser in 25-06 for $250 get past me this fall. I was just too poor to take advantage. D'oh!

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                            • #15
                              John Wayne commemerative octagon barrel winchester 30-30. great price in mint condition at a yard sale...even had the ok to buy it from the wife. Long story short I didn't get it and cried when I looked up what they were selling for.

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