Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
BCM
User Panel

Site Notices
Posted: 3/18/2001 12:17:23 AM EST
Unbelievable!!!!
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 12:45:38 AM EST
[#1]
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 2:02:12 AM EST
[#2]
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 2:45:14 AM EST
[#3]
Quoted:
I don't know what you mean by "pass on", didn't buy or re-sold?

[Edited for Language and Nudity]
View Quote


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 6:04:13 AM EST
[#4]
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 6:08:35 AM EST
[#5]
The NIB Colt AR-15 I bought in 1993 for $600.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 6:11:50 AM EST
[#6]
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 6:16:36 AM EST
[#7]
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...


STUPID ME...STUPID ME...STUPID ME [:(]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 6:37:41 AM EST
[#8]
A HK-91 & an Uzi.
[uzi]
The one I regret selling is my M1 Carbine.
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 7:05:24 AM EST
[#9]
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 7:10:06 AM EST
[#10]
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 7:18:16 AM EST
[#11]
CAR15 for $325 when I was in high school.  [pissed]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 8:27:51 AM EST
[#12]
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 8:36:53 AM EST
[#13]
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 8:41:38 AM EST
[#14]
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 8:51:24 AM EST
[#15]
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 10:09:57 AM EST
[#16]
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 11:31:05 AM EST
[#17]
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 11:53:51 AM EST
[#18]
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 12:11:27 PM EST
[#19]
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 1:10:22 PM EST
[#20]
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 1:22:30 PM EST
[#21]
Polytech Legend in 1993 for $350.  "Naww....What do I need an AK-47 for?"
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 1:44:17 PM EST
[#22]
My first AR & my 1943 Saginaw M1 carbine ( with every imaginable WWII accessory )
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 2:08:29 PM EST
[#23]
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 4:28:12 PM EST
[#24]
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 5:16:41 PM EST
[#25]
FNC for $1100.[:(]
Link Posted: 3/18/2001 9:19:01 PM EST
[#26]
AR15.COM Limited Edition [V]
Link Posted: 3/19/2001 4:43:28 AM EST
[#27]
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 4:49:31 AM EST
[#28]
A Pre-Ban M1S90 Tactical Benelli with Tac light for $850.00
Link Posted: 3/19/2001 5:04:15 AM EST
[#29]
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 5:32:54 AM EST
[#30]
Do what I do when it comes to buying firearms-

NEVER POSTPONE JOY

[:D]

Link Posted: 3/19/2001 6:00:53 AM EST
[#31]
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 6:07:42 AM EST
[#32]
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 7:14:30 AM EST
[#33]
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!)
An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator.

If you are the system administrator please click here to find out more about this error.