what one gun, do you regret most for getting rid of?

AZVince

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S&W 686 that had been customized by Andy Cannon.

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Oh man.... my life is a list of guns I should have kept.

A S&W 696...5 shot .44SPEC 3" comes to mind as being something I should have held onto.

I sold a matched set of Kimbers in .308WIN and .22LR that I kinda wish I'd kept as well.

A German Sig225 that shot better than it should have...a Euro one with a heel release. Should have kept that too.

The long sad list goes on and on...
 

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Hmmm.... my grandpas single shot lever action 20ga Ithaca. Being young and dumb and chasing something bigger and better at 17... <sigh>
A perfect example of an H&K P7 PSP,
A Savage 24F .223 over 12ga,
a stainless mini-14 in .223 that shot incredibly well, best mini I ever shot.
My Stainless JM stamped 1895G 45/70 (who knew Marlin was going to sell out and be lost forever? Thought I'd always be able to get one at a reasonable price.
An LC Smith side by side 12ga serial number 3
An original A-1 AR-15 without the forward assist.
A 4" Colt King Cobra .357
The list goes on...
I'm kinda with Hodgeman on this one...

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A pair of Colt Pythons - 1 was 6in Blue - 1 was 6in Nickle / 357 mags!

Maybe my first Rem 12 ga 870 - lots of memories - paid $50.00 for it NIB from a guy that needed some cash!
 

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An 'old' Browning A5 mag 12 gauge shotgun. I did not have much use for it in AK so it went away.
 

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Ugh.... I hate to think about it. Actually a collection of guns, all pre-64 M70's.

I worked lots of odd jobs as a youngster, accumulating a substantial savings. A family friend was a collector. I've talked about him before- he was the guy with all the classic double rifles. He convinced me that the recently discontinued M70 was going to be a hot collector, and that I should buy odd calibers NIB, and leave them in their boxes without handling or shooting. He'd find the rifles and buy them, and I'd reimburse him. Accumulated 8 of them over a couple of years including 7.65 Argentine, 7x57, Hornet, 375.

About 10 years later my neck swelled in rut followed by marriage, kids and college. Paid a big chunk of the first college degree and two babies selling them one by one, and no regrets for the results. But man, I still wish there had been some way to hang onto them.
 

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I regret getting rid of a couple of guns over the years; the first was a High Standard "Double 9" 22lr/22mag; the second was a walther PPK and the other was an original CZ75 1st generation made in the Chec republic "cold war era". Can't replace any of them for what I got them for.
 

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I've only sold one gun, a LH Remington 788 in .308. Bought it for the action, never cared much for it. It didn't fit me well and seemed to kick me more than and other rifle I had. I needed gas $ to jump start my life, my life has been on track ever since so I guess it worked out. I've never noticed another one for sale when I had $ in my pocket.

I have several guns in the safe that I need to sell before we make our big move. Just can't bring myself to do the deed.

Edit: Good thing this isn't: "The ones you saw and passed on that you wish you'd have bought."
 

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I had an old Savage 110 lefty bolt gun in .06 with a 5 digit serial number.

I was a dern fool for selling it.
 

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Mauser 98 made in Ergford Germany in 1918. 257 Roberts, walnut stock with 6 hand rubbed layers of boiled linseed oiled stock, 4X Weaver, bent bolt. My first center fire rifle at 16 years old.

I was jobless, new baby and needed money. :-(
 

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I've never sold or given away a gun. Even the ones that I don't particularly like all that much :D
 

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A S&W 25-5 and a Ruger#1 300 Win
Actually I think I only miss or regret the last one to sell (each time)- LOL.
 

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A JP Sauer Model 60 12 gauge SXS that cost $142 back in the late 50's.That sale was imbecilic.
 

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I have a long list due to school loans, rent and car payments, but the latest was my old school Ruger Redhawk with a sweet trigger and Hogue grips in .44 complete with Garrett Heavy loads. That day was rough and I only got $350...
 
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