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Old 06-02-2020, 03:17 PM
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Series 70 1911 is a prime marker for the value of the dollar. In 1970 they were $100 NIB, now good shooter $800-$900.
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:36 PM
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I wasn't the one that sold it but late hubby sold a pristine Colt Custom Shop Python
My bad one was trading a Browning Renaissance Hi-power for jewelry. But, in my defense, the ring appraised at $2000.
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Now that I've come to appreciate S&W revolvers as more than a good shootin' iron, my biggest sales regret was the Model 66-1 4" I sold about 15 years ago. I'd had the gun since 1978; I don't know what got into me, but I let go of a couple of rifles, a shotgun and this revolver.

I sold it to a guy I used to work with, he still has it. I've offered him $200 more than I sold it for, but he won't sell it back to me. Lessen learned, I'll never sell another S&W.
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Old 06-02-2020, 04:20 PM
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I regret the loss of all of my firearms in that terrible boating accident.
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Old 06-02-2020, 04:56 PM
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Finnish M-27. Some how I managed to acquire and sell three very nice examples of this model. Why I didnít keep at least one of them is beyond me?
Same here, but I had only one of them. For a long time I didn't pay much attention to it nor realize what I had, just something I had traded for years earlier. I put an ad in the Texas Gun Trader, and a guy drove all the way from Houston to San Antonio to pick it up. And he was extremely happy to get it. At any rate, I can't say it was a gun I was sorry that I sold as I had never lusted after or prized it, plus I got a substantial sum for it and made someone else's day.
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:38 PM
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To get clear of my first wife, among all the other things I had to sell to 'afford' the divorce were:

-Colt Police Positive Target 8" .22 from early 1910's
-Winchester 94 .32 WS from early 1900's
-engraved Belgium Damascus side by side 12 Ga from late 1800's
-engraved Browning A5 from early 1900's
-pristine Model 1944 Inland M1 carbine
-a sporterized Austrian Mannlicher-Schoenauer from the 20's

it was easily worth the price of admission to be with the woman I've now been with for 40 years.
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:41 PM
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A colt anaconda in 45 colt, a fn fnc, a israeli galil and a ithaca mag 10.
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:53 PM
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The one I regret the most is a S&W model 28-2 that my wife bought me for a college graduation present in lieu of a class ring. I carried it on duty with the two agencies I worked for. I had it brush chromed with black chromed hammer, trigger and rear sight. I traded it for a High Standard Victor, .22 target pistol.
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Traded off an M1 Carbine when I was younger.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:11 PM
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A colt anaconda in 45 colt, a fn fnc, a israeli galil and a ithaca mag 10.
Geeze, that is a hurting thing.
Like " 4 kicks in the Butt"
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Too many, as a young LEO. I ran into a some good deals 47 yrs ago and moving toward the 1990s but the salary was such I couldn't keep many for a long time. A few examples:

1. my first BUG an Airweight Bodyguard with flat latch and worn bluing bought used at a local pawn shop for $65. It was replaced by the Weigand custom 642 in my avatar given to me by the NC Chiefs Association. No idea why I didn't keep it any way.

2. a 1909 USMC Colt revolver in 45 Colt

3. a pre-18 I shot so much I had it rebuilt at the mothership but it taught me how to really shoot a revolver.

4. a model 66-1 2.5 I carried as a Deputy US Marshal I sold due to a family emergency in 1978 and found for sale and repurchased in 2019 for 400% more than I sold it for.

5. an original Winchester 92 converted to 357 magnum sold for the same family emergency in 1978. I'd gladly pay 400% more to get it back.

6. a WWII marked Beretta 1934 in 380 in great shape

My first LEO job paid $100 a week. You did what you had to for family. I made a few $ on each sale but nothing compared to what their worth is now but then what item hasn't risen in value during this time although few things have done as well as good firearms.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:33 PM
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I get into this conversation about once a month. The main thing most don’t consider is the value of the dollar. Decent money was about $250 a week before taxes. The dollar bought a lot more. So when you paid $100 it was equal to $1000 today.
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Col Python Ser. 6306 I bought new in 1959.

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Hmmmm yeah, i sold a Sako Forester .243 with double set triggers that my mom had given my Dad (the set triggers kept breaking). Even saw it later on a gunshow table (yep triggers broken again) and didnt buy it back. A Remington 700 Varmint Special in .222 with 10x Unertyl scope and mounts also comes to mind. And that minty in the grease CMP Smith-Corona M1903a3....ouch.
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Almost all of them.
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A nice Colt Python and a Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Feather Weight in 308. Used the cash to buy a couple of guns that I shoot on a regular basis.
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I have three that I regret but the one that stands at the head of the list is a five screw K-22. The most accurate gun I've ever owned and one that allowed me to greatly improve my marksmanship.
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The only gun i DONT regret selling was a high dollar Kobra. Seriously the worst gun i ever owned
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Almost all of them, most importantly the S&W 1076, and my nickel finish 586 no dash. I do have several hundred rounds of 10mm and 357 magnum ammo so the guns will be replaced eventually. Maybe a Sig 220 or Dan Wesson 10mm.
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I want back every gun I ever sold with the exception of one, NAA Guardian .380. Nasty little thing.
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A nickel 29 and a double barrel Savage/Stevens 20 gauge.
I remember when they used to make fun of those nickel 44's and call them "hair dryers".
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Smith Wesson 39-2 ASP and holster I got for 275 bucks , 629 no dash 4in , 1965 Colt AR -15, Rem 600 350 mag , the old one , Mannlicher MCA carbine .
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None, never sold a gun that I wasnít bored or disappointed in except my first 60-10 that I sold to my brother as a favor. Fond another and actually upgraded so it was all good
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Over 30yrs ago, a nice used Seecamp in .25 auto. IIRC, it was a whopping $85 when I bought it. Near that same era, a 4" M19 that had been skillfully hard-chromed by vendor unknown.
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I had two Colt Anacondas. One 4in and one 6in.

I had an early M1A and a Type 84s - a 223 ChiCom AK - both I traded to get a Galil 308 right after the AWB. I sold the Galil after I got laid off.

All were excellent shooters!
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Sold a 27-2 six inch in 1983. I was shooting silhouette matches then and wanted a longer barrel, and I lucked into an eight-inch Python. I sold the 27, figuring I didn't need two long-barrel .357s. Mistake. Then a year later the Python got stolen, so I didn't have any .357s at all. I have some now, but I never was able to get a good price on another 27.
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8" Colt Anaconda with a Leupold 2x scope. Bought the gun used for $375 and the scope was $189. Stupid accurate. Killed a bunch of deer from 10 to 95 yards using PMC 240gr truncated cone ammo. Got bored with handgun hunting and stupidly sold it for $1k.

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Don't worry,I've done one similar.You might be tempted to do as I did after selling that 1956(serial#1963)Python;attach a 1/4'' rope to your right ankle,put rope over your right shoulder and pull as hard downwards as many times as needed(reverse shoulder and ankle if you are lefty).
It won't bring the gun back but in my case it makes me feel stupid enough to forget I did something dumb.
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Wish I hadnít sold my .357 Sig P229, it was one of the most accurate pistols Iíve ever owned. Bought it as an evidence room trade in at my local cop shop for $300, sold it during the panic buying of 2013 for $900. I sold a bunch of guns at that point for obscene prices, but I wish I had the Sig back.
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