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Posted: 3/18/2001 1:17:23 AM EDT
For starters:

- Galil -.308 ARM
- Yugo downfolder(transition model) with both stocks attached 7.62X39
- Yugo heavy finned barrel thumbhole AK(RPK?) -.308
- Valmet M76 tube folder -.223
- HK 93 -.223
- SR9T -.308

too many to list for now....

All these were priced very well when I encountered them and stupid me!!!!

I could have had'em all!!!!
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 1:45:38 AM EDT
I once had a MK760 which was a S&W[v] model 76.  The extractor was broke, so I traded it for an eagle arms AR.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 3:02:12 AM EDT
I don't know what you mean by "pass on", didn't buy or re-sold?

I missed out buying a new post '94 ban/pre 98 ban Springfield Armory SAR-8 for $1000.  They were banned before I got around to buying it.  I just have a hard time spending $1300(more now) for something that cost $1000 just a month prior.  

I refuse to participate in supply and demand.

[Edited for Language and Nudity]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 3:45:14 AM EDT
I don't know what you mean by "pass on", didn't buy or re-sold?

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Didn't buy(yet for me).

Now I have to pay to play.

Would the post94- pre98 SAR8 be that HK91 looking rifle with muzzle brake, pistol grip and integrated scope rail with green furniture?

Link Posted: 3/18/2001 7:04:13 AM EDT
Oh yes the ole prybar to the wallet routine, too many times, get home and sulk all day thinking to myself I should have bought the damn thing. I try not to let that happen to often anymore. the one I do regret selling is the 1956 Type II National Match Garand. 100%, absolutly beautiful, paper work and all the best I've ever seen. Oh well, gone but not forgotten. Made a thousand dollars though. rather have the gun.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 7:08:35 AM EDT
The NIB Colt AR-15 I bought in 1993 for $600.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 7:11:50 AM EDT
In 1990 I passed on a Portuguese AR-10 built on a Sendra receiver for $900.00 because I thought it was too much...........

My problem hasn't been passing on buying them, it's selling them when I get in a fit of "but I gotta have this one and the only way I can do it is to trade this one....."

Link Posted: 3/18/2001 7:16:36 AM EDT
At a gunshow in the mid-80's.

A NEW M16a2...$1500..just too damned much..and who needs full auto anyhow...

Same show had $125 M1 carabines...

Link Posted: 3/18/2001 7:37:41 AM EDT
A HK-91 & an Uzi.
The one I regret selling is my M1 Carbine.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 8:05:24 AM EDT
Same here guys.... Class III dealer.... mid-80's.... full crate of transferrable M16A2's (10 I think)... all at $1500 each..... "who needs full auto anyway.."

yeah yeah yeah.....
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 8:10:06 AM EDT
I regret a few when I was younger, I had a retired us customs m-16 that I sold, now I kick myself repeatedly. The worst though was when I had my ffl, before the ban when it was $30 fof 3 years and one of my suppliers offered me Sprinfield Armory M1A's at $279 with wooden stocks!!! Boy if I would have bought a few dozen and stored them I would've made a mint.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 8:18:16 AM EDT
CAR15 for $325 when I was in high school.  [pissed]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 9:27:51 AM EDT
A year and a half ago or so, a Winchester M-71 for $500.00 and an unfired Polish m-44 for $100.00.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 9:36:53 AM EDT
I bought a real (semi) AK47 in Kalifornia back in 1983 for $150, and a Colt AR15 for $300. I sold them both in March of 1989 since I didn't want to haul them around with me.
THUMP THUMP THUMP (me kicking myself in the ass)
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 9:41:38 AM EDT
I guy at work offered to sell me a Colt AR15 with a heavy barrel for $400.00. He was moving and getting rid of his gun collection and told me if I wanted the gun, then he would sell it to me for $400.00. If not, he had another friend who was interested. At first, I thought it must be a piece of junk to go for that price, but it turned out to be in excellent condition. Anyways, his friend bought it before I could get my act together. I've kick myself ever since.

Signals out.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 9:51:24 AM EDT
Sold my Pre-Ban Mini14 with folding stock for $300 to help pay for an AR I never bought. I also sold my NIB Plainfield M1 Carbine to pay for my Quality Carbine...the list goes on and on. Look Im almost a member, hooray!!!!!!!! [8D]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 11:09:57 AM EDT
There are a few guns that I could have bought and now I kick myself.

1 - FN FAL.  Just prior to the PRK ban, a guy was selling one, but the price was all jacked up.  Well, now I can't buy one at any price....

2 - Colt Sporter Preban $1750.  I wanted to buy a companion to my Bushmaster postban. Well, now I can't buy one at any price....

3 - M1 Carbine $125.  Many years ago, a dealer was selling near new carbines with a bag of mags cheap.  Now $400+ and no mags.  

4 - MAK-90 $700.  Once again stupid PRK laws mean I am a felon if I try to be a Citizen. Stupid laws cause rip-off pricing.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 12:31:05 PM EDT
A Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Spec-
A Poly M-14 and 3 20's for $700 last month (No money, and did't want to lay away another gun)
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 12:53:51 PM EDT
an original ruger 44 carbine, excellent condition for $200.(1990) an "original" canadian issue fal for $650 (1997) colt pre ban ar15`s for $600 (1983) remington 1100`s any variety, for$300-$350 (1988) smith&wesson model 29,4inch bbl, because they don`t make them any more (1996) colt "government" model 45`s any variety from the 70`s or 80`s because they don`t make thm any more......[heavy]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 1:11:27 PM EDT
PreBan Colt 6700 Limited Edition  Flattop 1 of 2000, traded for a pickup truck 3 years ago. I still have the box to remind me how stupid I was.

Passed on a Mini-14GB folding stock NIB 2 years ago $600.00

Last year a friend had a Detonic Combat Master $200.00

Last real deal was a preban Poly Tech side-folder NIB 3 years ago $400.00. I still have it and it's still NIB.[:D]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 2:10:22 PM EDT
the 1911 my father carried in WWII.what i wouldn't do for that gun now.i won't say how much he sold it for other then someone got one hell of a deal.mmk
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 2:22:30 PM EDT
Polytech Legend in 1993 for $350.  "Naww....What do I need an AK-47 for?"
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 2:44:17 PM EDT
My first AR & my 1943 Saginaw M1 carbine ( with every imaginable WWII accessory )
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 3:08:29 PM EDT
Almost any gun I saw in the 80s.

-new class III MP5 for 800 bucks
-full auto UZIs for 350

A word of advice:  buy up the SARs for 300 bucks and the FALs for 500 now, or you'll be kicking yourself over them later
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 5:28:12 PM EDT
About five years ago, a local pawn had a honest to goodness Famas. I did not know what it was at the time,came back after i did some digging on it a week later and you know it "GONE".
These guys always cut some deals too!  
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 6:16:41 PM EDT
FNC for $1100.[:(]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 10:19:01 PM EDT
AR15.COM Limited Edition [V]
Link Posted: 3/19/2001 5:43:28 AM EDT
I had a:

- 303 British Jungle Carbine - NRA, excellent

- Valmet M76, solid stock that would go full auto every once in a while.

- High Standard Citation: that still bothers me!

So, now I keep everything I buy, give em to the boys, but never sell anything.
Link Posted: 3/19/2001 5:49:31 AM EDT
A Pre-Ban M1S90 Tactical Benelli with Tac light for $850.00
Link Posted: 3/19/2001 6:04:15 AM EDT
A NIB Colt 1911 chambered in 9X23 Winchester for $450.00.  

A Browning HP MkIII with adjustable sights for $500.00

My buddies Colt Carbine he hid in his closet forever (forgot what model) Mid 80's, collapsible stock. He wanted $500.00 for it, barely shot.  At the time I thought A carbine was a dumb idea.   Now who's the idiot ?        [>Q]
Link Posted: 3/19/2001 6:32:54 AM EDT
Do what I do when it comes to buying firearms-



Link Posted: 3/19/2001 7:00:53 AM EDT
This topic just really causes me too much pain! Because I sold/traded off everything I acquired during the late 50's thru the 70's... too numerous to list.
Link Posted: 3/19/2001 7:07:42 AM EDT
I don't usually put myself in the position to NOT buy a gun.  It is usually the other way around.  But I do remember about 3 years back the local WalMart was have a clearance of guns.  They had about 5 ADL Rem 700's for $240.  I should of bought all five but I only bought one.
Link Posted: 3/19/2001 8:14:30 AM EDT
i've only been collecting for a few years, so i never really had a chance to miss out on all the great stuff in the 80's, butg being in california i'm lucky enough to have a new ban every fer yaers or so that makes me regret not buying the neccesities.

lets see...
i regret not buying at leat one AK style rifle
i regret not buying a VEPR when i had the chance
i regret not buying a few more AR lowers before the ban
i regret not buiying another KEL Tec P-32 when i had the chance

usually, i'm pretty good about not passing up a good deal though.

on the other hand i've bought a few guns i didnt like:

Sprinfield M-6 Scout (horrible ergonomics and trigger)
Beretta 950 Jetfire, 25 ACP (my first gun, but a HORRIBLE caliber and lousy sights)
a CZ semi-auto, take-down rifle in .22 Magnum (the gun had all sorts of annoying "european" style safties and one of the $40 magazines malfed every shot.  it also had no way to take it apart for cleaning.  i ended up trading it for a Marlin Camp Carbine in .45 ACP.  What a sweet gun!  i took it to the range and got two inch groups at 100 yards with an 18 inch hold over!  i nailed a golf ball at firty yards with one shot (using a red dot sight)  what a great, fun gun!)
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