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Posted: 10/20/2001 12:47:33 PM EDT
ok we all have our " i should have bought it" guns lets hear em, heres a few of mine. an original green costa mesa AR-10 for 1000.00 a first year production winchester model 92 in near mint shape in 38 wcf for 900.00 a very minty artillery luger all matching and original in excellent shape for 1000.00 (this one really hurts) let the ass kicking begin....
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 12:54:36 PM EDT
Ingram MAC-10 a few years ago with 5 mags for $450. Been kicking myself ever since. Colt preban ar15 with Trijicon TA-11 in 98% cond for $1800. Just didn't have the money. The real bad ones: The day of the '94 ban I was in a gun shop and could've got M1 for $600, HK91 for $999, etc. Should've maxed out my fucking credit card then and there but I was in med school and didn't have much cash. There have been plenty of others and will be in the future I expect.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 12:54:37 PM EDT
I should have bought more lowers when they were $38 and a kit went for $185. Would have had a lot more prebans for as whole $223 investment.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 1:05:18 PM EDT
Tons in the '80s. More recently, '97- German PPK in .32 for 300bucks '98- Dragunov Tigr for $799, didn't do it cause I would have had to put it on a credit card and just got out of debt. '99- STG-58, tons of others I didn't have cash for before the ban.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 1:06:12 PM EDT
HK-91 I saw in a pawn shop - $700 circa 1989
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 1:17:05 PM EDT
1986- Semi-auto converted M60 for $600.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 1:36:56 PM EDT
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1988 - NIb HK94 folding stock $750 at a gun store in Orange, Calif. Current price of HK94s are $2500-$3000 US.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 1:38:28 PM EDT
This was a "personal" hurt, while most of you won't think it a big deal. In 1999, a S&W Model 19-3 blued with the 2.25" barrel. Was used (of course) but looked like new inside the barrel and out. I walked out on the deal over a $15 gap between me and the dealer for a total price of $230. I went back the next day to buy it (what's the big deal over $15?!?!?) and it was gone. I had been looking for one of these in good condition for several years, and I still haven't seen one since (that is, for a fair price). Ouch.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 1:54:22 PM EDT
Several years ago - a full auto transferable MG42 for $4700. Now you're lucky if you can find one for under $18,000.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 2:03:07 PM EDT
1991 Brand new colt 20" HBAR AR15 $675.00 Had no money then, killed me to buy a new Bushy 9 years later.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 2:09:25 PM EDT
Pre ban Bushy M4orgery $750 With 500 rds. through it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2001 2:16:45 PM EDT
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[telephone rings} {me} "Hello?" {Him} "Dude, it's (his name}" {me} "What's up man?" {him} Man, my brothers in jail {me} DAMN DUDE! What happened! {him} He got got into a fight with his girlfriend and freaked out- he beat her pretty bad {me} Damn man... So, what's up? {him} I need to bail him out. I gotta sell some hardware. I'm $400 short on a bond {Me} Dude, i'm broke as hell {Him} I'll sell you my Poly (Preban Polytech Legend) and my A-Bolt (Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker .300 Mag with BOSS and Leupold 3X9 glass) for $400- C'mon man...." I really didn't have the money [:(] I should have sold my soul.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 12:15:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 1:18:01 AM EDT
Calico 9mm w/50rd drum at a yard sale. Looked like a freakin toy! Some jerkoff picked it up for $50 bucks before I could get back from the atm. DAMN HIM!!!
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 1:35:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 2:48:59 AM EDT
A small neighboring town has a weekly swap meet where a lot of guns are bought and sold. I was there one Saturday several months ago when this guy walks in holding a black rifle. pre-ban Colt Govt mod 20" A2 (raised mag button fence, small pin, no sear block) 20 or 30 USGI mags A Colt 22lr adapter unit W/ 2 mags Carry handle scope mount w/Bushnell scope (3x9 I think) Colt 4x20 carry handle scope Sling, cleaning kit Several hundred rounds of ammo, some tracers too. all this for $1000.00!!!!!!!!! Of all the times to be broke! I did not have the cash. I'll never forget that one.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 4:25:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 4:39:06 AM EDT
It must have been in '83 or early '84. Saw a NIB M16a2---$1500. Right beside it was a Stg 44 and a MG 42. I don't remember the price on them. This was in the days before I had plastic...so I didn't sweat it. Besides, who would want to spend that kind of money on a gun? Well, me of course, now. [whacko]
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 8:13:10 AM EDT
anything preban before the 94 crime bill [cry]
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 8:22:06 AM EDT
Once had a colt 10MM delta Elite on layaway at the PX for $500. Changed my mind. Last one I saw they wanted $800 for. That and still kickin' myself for not buying a friggin semi load of 10/22 30 rnd. mags when they were about 20 bucks
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 8:57:38 AM EDT
JUst got back from a gun show this morning. Spotted a guy carrying around a mint poly tec legand folding stock AK. Had manual, box, bayo, doz mags ect.... wanted $1000 for it. Not enough cash on hand.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 8:58:30 AM EDT
Springfield M1A for $700, if I only knew then what I know now. ANother one but not as bad, Older Colt Python for $250.
Link Posted: 10/21/2001 9:21:11 AM EDT
A pair of Styr Augs at only 1000 a piece from this shop by my house. My only prob was I was only 17 at the time, maybe had 3 months or so left. Had the money locked up in stocks and bonds as a college fund, but i couldnt convince my Dad to buy it for me. He didnt seem to see them as an investment. The real big kicker was this was only 3-4 years ago when they were going for around 1500. So not only 500 off but soon after the prices starting skyrocketing. I dont kick myself to much but I do kick my Dad.
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