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Posted: 8/29/2005 1:54:00 PM EDT
Mine has to be an H&K P7M13 with a few mags for just under $400 from a guy at the range...
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:55:16 PM EDT
Semi Auto FMAS
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:56:04 PM EDT
AR-50

I still pissed at myself.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 1:56:11 PM EDT
Every "assault weapon" that I handled prior to 2000 and didn't buy.

It's a long list.

They're all banned here now.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:00:17 PM EDT
I was old enough to buy machineguns long before the 86 ban. I just kept putting it off. I kick myself every now and then when I think about it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:00:23 PM EDT
Back in 1989 my local dealer was trying to unload HK SP-89s for $400 each. He had 24 of them and was trying desperately to get rid of them.

Those little rigs today can bring over $3k each NIB. They are a perfect base for an MP5K conversion.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:01:51 PM EDT
Full auto M-16 Carbine when my dad was a class III dealer and could get them for about $800.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:02:40 PM EDT
FNC in .223.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:03:15 PM EDT
USGI Winchester Garand at the CMP North Store about year and a half ago. Still get annoyed with myself over that one.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:03:25 PM EDT
Specifically that I could have, but didn't -

Folding Galil

Dragunov

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:04:30 PM EDT
Late 80's:

H&K 91 for $600
Colt AR-15A2 H-Bar for less than that

Mid 90s:
H&K SP-89 for $1200 @ Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly

I think those are the biggies.

Shooter
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:14:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 2:17:22 PM EDT by Bullitt3401]
Edit: I wasn't old enough to buy F/A's before the '86 ban.

But I kinda wish I had bought a Galil, too. Oh, and a FN FNC. It was the rifle Pachino use in "Heat" you know...

Scott

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:24:03 PM EDT
Stock.

I wish I'd been more interested in investing when I was younger...a problem I am remedying now.

Jim
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:24:24 PM EDT
a SA M1 Garand - late 40's production (memory is fuzzy here but not a later production run), and the sucker had no handling marks, no wear and i swear it still had a perfect, like new barrel.

off the gunshow table - $400.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:26:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Full auto M-16 Carbine when my dad was a class III dealer and could get them for about $800.





A friend of mine got a Class III M16 stripped lower for about 3k a few years ago and made out like a bandit in hindsight......... Wish I wasnt active duty military - too much hassle with Title II weapons :(
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:27:27 PM EDT
Steyr AUG @ $700.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:28:01 PM EDT
A Daewoo DR200 for $400.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:34:15 PM EDT
Slick black Belgium FN FAL. The real deal-mags-funky bayo-all the accessories-slick weapon-it molded to me when I sighted it in. I could feel the attraction, it wasn't a cold mixture of metal and plastic, it was warm and alive! I almost could not put her down. I heard a forlorn sigh when I left. That rifle haunts me to this day. I have damned myself by leaving her there. I have gone out many times, searching for her, my soul tormented by what might have been. To this day I still look, hoping to find her, feel her slick flank against my cheek, becoming one.
My time is running short now, body is giving up, but maybe the next shop...
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:35:48 PM EDT
1. Any FA pre-86. I wouldn't be figuring out how to pay for my kids' college now, had I taken the plunge then.

2. Mod. '97 Trench Guns for $175 - $250 each ca. 1980.



The question is, "What are we missing right now?"
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:39:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 2:40:42 PM EDT by AZ-Dave]
Summer of 94'--right before the ban, I was an armorer for a dept., went to a LE supply store to pick some things up, and hanging on the wall were brand new Colt CAR's for $599---9mm and 5.56, no letterhead--over the counter to LE--only if I would have had a crystal ball.

ETA: 2-3 months later the price was double
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:43:20 PM EDT
Missed an Izzy Heavy Barrel FAL for $800. Went back the next day to get it and it was long gone.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:18:48 PM EDT
G-43 $350 15 years ago before WWII re-enacting caught on.

Colt Delta H-Bar AR-15

Beretta AR-70 used for $600

Sometimes think I should have tried to track down some of the AKs that were brought back into the country after the first Gulf War.....IIRC, they were going for $500-$600.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:22:54 PM EDT
back in 1982 when i had 30 grand and thought gee it would be great to by a case of m16s and ammo
my wife had a fit.............. should have dumped here sooner the new one is more understanding just to late on the sceen
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:24:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By target-hunter:
Mine has to be an H&K P7M13 with a few mags for just under $400 from a guy at the range...




DING DING DING..


I wish I bought one while they were still available in California and I had a chance to get some full capacity magazines.

I bought an HK USP instead because I bought into the hype, spent 2 years trying to shoot that gun well and wound up ditching it in frustration.


Also wish I bought an HK MK23 while it was available as an occasional range toy and collector's piece, can't get it in Ca. cause it's a freaking "assault weapon" with the threaded barrel.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:25:16 PM EDT
full auto uzi uder the table for 300bucks
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:26:26 PM EDT
.22 mag Automag for $200

DSA FAL Para Folder for $1100
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:27:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blkbeard:
G-43 $350 15 years ago before WWII re-enacting caught on.

Colt Delta H-Bar AR-15

Beretta AR-70 used for $600

Sometimes think I should have tried to track down some of the AKs that were brought back into the country after the first Gulf War.....IIRC, they were going for $500-$600.



I have that one.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:27:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:
full auto uzi uder the table for 300bucks



You're kidding right? $300 and a good chance at fines and 10 years in FedPen.

Yeah, sounds like a real shame you missed out on that deal.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:28:33 PM EDT
All of 'em!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:29:34 PM EDT
Not even a stretch. 1985, H&K 94 for $575 w/ extra extended mags for $30 ea. For $100 less I could have bought a B model Uzi. The dealer had them both in stock and on the back wall for all to handle.....
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:30:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
Steyr AUG @ $700.



I passed one up for $550 at a gun show April 1989, was used, no box or anything, just blew $650 on a Colt green label HBAR 2 weeks before and I was tapped out
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:35:12 PM EDT
Colt pocket nine........only reason I didn't buy it was that I coulden't find mags for it so I passed it up............now cdnn has factory mags for under $20 a pop
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:46:47 PM EDT
MP 38/40.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:50:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CJan_NH:
Back in 1989 my local dealer was trying to unload HK SP-89s for $400 each. He had 24 of them and was trying desperately to get rid of them.

Those little rigs today can bring over $3k each NIB. They are a perfect base for an MP5K conversion.




EXACTLY.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:51:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Full auto M-16 Carbine when my dad was a class III dealer and could get them for about $800.



Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:51:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Every "assault weapon" that I handled prior to 2000 and didn't buy.

It's a long list.

They're all banned here now.


Same here. I just wished I had known you could buy just the receivers back then.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 3:58:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:05:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GUNGUY1911:
All of 'em!





Me too.



Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:20:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 4:21:04 PM EDT by magnum_99]
Vector Uzi when they were $3200.

Ruger AC-556 in near mint condition for $1200 back in '92.

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:25:18 PM EDT
an Hk94.


Man if I knew then what I know now.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:29:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By target-hunter:
Mine has to be an H&K P7M13 with a few mags for just under $400 from a guy at the range...



An HK Mk23
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:34:40 PM EDT
I regret not buying an HK91 when they were $450.00 second hand.

I regret not converting my SP-1 to selectfire when it was still legal.

I regret not buying a cheap sub machinegun back when they were still "cheap".
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:39:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 4:40:19 PM EDT by out4trout]
Winchester Model 21 double barrel shotgun. Back in 72 I had a chance to to buy a LNIB 12 ga. for $550 from a guy who was selling off his grandfather's estate. I couldn't make up my mind and told him I had to think about it overnight. I came back the next day with cash in hand and it had already been sold to a guy for $575.




Link Posted: 8/29/2005 4:44:08 PM EDT
One of them streetsweepers. Could have gotten one for $150.

AB
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 5:31:39 PM EDT
1998: A damn near new Remington 1100 20ga left-hander for $500.00.
Was tapped at the time, went back a week later & it was gone.

2004: Found another one & snapped it up on the spot.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 5:44:39 PM EDT
Went to the gun shop at 18 with 1,500 bucks burning a hole in my pocket. I wanted a Galil, the shop said 2 months wait. I bought a fucking Mini-14 instead .Yeah I was young and STUPID !!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:02:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MadBodhi:
Went to the gun shop at 18 with 1,500 bucks burning a hole in my pocket. I wanted a Galil, the shop said 2 months wait. I bought a fucking Mini-14 instead .Yeah I was young and STUPID !!!







I'm too young to remember any of the really good stuff ( I was 3 at the time of the '86 MG ban and 6 at the time of the Bush ban )

I do remember the $2995 NIB Vector Uzis though.

I regret not buying a transferable MG when I got back from Afghanistan last year and I lived in NC where I could do it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:09:30 PM EDT
$2,695.00 Vector Uzi on a group buy.

$2,995.00 factory Colt M16A1

$1,500.00 semi Steyr AUG, black.

Mike
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:26:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 7:33:08 PM EDT by Mauser101]
Steyr USR for $500 at a gun show, in Southern California no less, during the short period you could buy them.

Sadly, I could not convince my father to buy it for me. I got a shitty chinaman made paintball gun. I would have been old enough to have it transfered by the time our ban rolled around so it would have been worthwhile. Oh well, no crystal balls.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:31:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uglygun:

Originally Posted By target-hunter:
Mine has to be an H&K P7M13 with a few mags for just under $400 from a guy at the range...




DING DING DING..


I wish I bought one while they were still available in California and I had a chance to get some full capacity magazines.

I bought an HK USP instead because I bought into the hype, spent 2 years trying to shoot that gun well and wound up ditching it in frustration.


Also wish I bought an HK MK23 while it was available as an occasional range toy and collector's piece, can't get it in Ca. cause it's a freaking "assault weapon" with the threaded barrel.



There was a P7 on cosignment at my local Turner's just last week. It was being finger fucked to high hell by anybody that knew anything about handguns. Wonder if it's still there. I'm picking up an 870 at the store tomorrow evening. Wish I had the extra $.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 7:33:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 7:36:06 PM EDT by Arkansas_Rocketman]
A Ruger #3 in .45-70 at a Little Rock fun show about 3 years ago. It looked brand new and the seller wanted $300 for it. I didn't have the cash to blow, so
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