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Posted: 1/2/2012 3:58:00 AM EDT
AIM Surplus had some Police Turn in P6

Inexpensive Saiga shotguns




what have ya snoozed and lost ...
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:00:07 AM EDT
[#1]
Back before the late 80s the gun store catalogues were full of fun imported long guns that I still kick myself for passing up on.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:08:01 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:10:20 AM EDT
[#3]
When you could get a broomhandle Mauser for $99
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:11:36 AM EDT
[#4]
$7,000 welder at a pawn shop for $750 bucks. Brand new. Went back the next day and it was gone already
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:13:43 AM EDT
[#5]
Remington 870 MCS was $800 when I first wanted one.  I could have bought three for the price they go for now.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:15:35 AM EDT
[#6]
Cheap land in the late 80's.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:17:40 AM EDT
[#7]
My Granddad's place........It went for 60K back in the 70s but I had just bought a new home a year before and could not swing it.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:19:04 AM EDT
[#8]
A  real HK SP89 w 2 15rnd, and 6 30rnd mags and case for $1500 even back in 1998.
Guy needed mortgage money no job.
Gun shop i worked at passed on it and the rules were if they passed you could jump on it.
I had half then half a week later but he was a week past due already.
So he said no.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:20:34 AM EDT
[#9]
1873 Springfield Trapdoor for $500.00. Guy was a Winchester collector, and had taken the rifle in a trade, and he just wanted to get rid of it. I just didn't have the money.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:21:26 AM EDT
[#10]
Quoted:
Cheap land in the late 80's.


Yep. I distinctly remember having my $$ out to buy an H&K 94, but convincing myself to put it towards a Colt Sporter AR by telling myself "Who the hell is going to pay $550 for a 9mm rifle?"








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Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:23:18 AM EDT
[#11]
Passed on a NIB fully transferable registered sear MP5.  Back in '99 I thought $5000 was a lot of money for a gun.

I remember in the late nineties passing on NIB Sig 550s and Accuracy Internationals that were about $3.5k for the same reason.  Passed on a NIB Sig AMT in '98 for $3k.

Shoulda woulda coulda.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:23:20 AM EDT
[#12]
I put a deposit on an FNC at a gunshow in the 90's, guy wanted 900 bucks for it and I gave him 150 to hold it( didnt quite have enough) until I could get to the ATM( which was just down the street)...........he agreed and when I came back he gave me my money back and had sold it to someone else.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:24:39 AM EDT
[#13]

1968 Shelby Mustang convertible back in the 80s. $13,500, but I was fresh out of college and was in debt up to my ears.

I can still picture it sitting there on that trailer.



Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:27:01 AM EDT
[#14]
Ford stock about 2 years ago.  
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:28:05 AM EDT
[#15]
Daniel Defense MK18 for $1100 OTD, that included tax stamp.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:29:58 AM EDT
[#16]
Berreta 24 gauge side by side for $75,condition was a little rough and it was pre internet days and I didnt know where to find ammo.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 4:31:59 AM EDT
[#17]
2 (TWO) NIB unfired, 1918 Winchester BAR's, still in the wooden WW1 shipping crate. I will never forget seeing those. They were in the crate, covered with greasy wax paper, muzzles facing each end of crate. Guy peeled back the top wax paper of one rifle, Browning machine rifle, model of 1918, Winchester under that. $5000 for the pair, they came from a sheriffs dept who had them for years. Houston Gun Show at the Astrohall. The fall of 1980, that was piece of change then, no way I could swing it. My buddy that was there with me remembers also.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:27:45 AM EDT
[#18]
$ 500  For a like new para ordnance 1911 double stack w/ 2 holster's 4 mags .
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:37:14 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:43:14 AM EDT
[#20]
$75Norinco  sks's.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:45:42 AM EDT
[#21]
HK91 in great condition for $1100 about 2 years ago.  I found it, but let a friend buy it.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:47:48 AM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
2 (TWO) NIB unfired, 1918 Winchester BAR's, still in the wooden WW1 shipping crate. I will never forget seeing those. They were in the crate, covered with greasy wax paper, muzzles facing each end of crate. Guy peeled back the top wax paper of one rifle, Browning machine rifle, model of 1918, Winchester under that. $5000 for the pair, they came from a sheriffs dept who had them for years. Houston Gun Show at the Astrohall. The fall of 1980, that was piece of change then, no way I could swing it. My buddy that was there with me remembers also.


Yep, I have memories like that.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:50:42 AM EDT
[#23]
Real nice AK-74 at the local shop for around $300.  I thought about it over night and went back the next afternoon to grab it and it was gone.  I haven't seen one at any shop since.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:51:51 AM EDT
[#24]
2007 Tacoma for 10K in 2009.

Guessing there was a divorce involved.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:54:23 AM EDT
[#25]
Immaculate 20 ga. Browning SxS for $699.  I had the money, I just couldn't get excited about the gun.  Went home and looked it up...could have doubled my money in a day.  
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:58:45 AM EDT
[#26]
Saiga 12 gauges when they were still cheap. I had the money, just never got around to it.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 5:59:23 AM EDT
[#27]
Crates of Norinco SKS's back in the early 90"s going for >$300 / 6.

Should have bought a truckload.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:00:11 AM EDT
[#28]
About 20 years ago I worked with a man who was a former artillery major in WWII who offered to sell me a P38 which he brought back from the war. He was in Belgium and took the pistol off a dead German officer. After that he was captured and sent to a prison camp. He still had the pistol in the bottom of his duffel bag and he said he was never searched. I asked him why he never tried to use it to escape and he said they were hundreds of miles behind the lines and what could he do with 2 mags of ammo. It was towards the end of the war and I think he said he was a prisoner for about 8 months. He brought the pistol back home and when he offered it to me he wanted 300 bucks. I didn't have the money then, but have kicked myself ever since for not buying it.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:09:29 AM EDT
[#29]
A Norinco M1A for $400.00



A tricked out heavy bbl Mini 14 $500.00



The latest sale at LAPG on something I want with the 15% off...can't swing it by tonight.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:15:49 AM EDT
[#30]
$100 M1 Garand from the CMP in 1991.  

I can barely type this without crying....
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:23:16 AM EDT
[#31]



Quoted:




1968 Shelby Mustang convertible back in the 80s. $13,500, but I was fresh out of college and was in debt up to my ears.



I can still picture it sitting there on that trailer.









I saw a '69 Mach 1 at a car show that was utterly beautiful for $5,700.  It wasn't stock but I could care less about that stuff.  It had the most awesome light blue metallic paint job, aftermarket mags and was in a condition like it just rolled off the showroom.  But, I was a broke college kid back in 1990.



 
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:25:44 AM EDT
[#32]
40% off any benelli I wanted
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:26:33 AM EDT
[#33]
9mm for $3-$4 a box and $99 a crate 7.62x39

Should have bought it by the pallet.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:27:49 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:32:16 AM EDT
[#35]


More than I can possibly list here.

Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:35:42 AM EDT
[#36]
The retail store I worked for was getting out of guns.  Anything I wanted was 50% off.  I went upstairs to look at guns while my folks shopped downstairs.  Time to leave and my mom asked "you didn't buy anything?".  "No, I'll look again tomorrow".    Tomorrow never came because someone came in and bought the entire inventory!!!
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:37:31 AM EDT
[#37]
NIB Marlin 1895G 45-70 for $340.
Had just bought a 336 in .35 Remington.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:40:23 AM EDT
[#38]
10 years ago, fully restored 1973 Plymoth Duster 340 for 10 grand. Now they go for double that from what I've seen.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:42:15 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:48:04 AM EDT
[#40]
When I was 18 I was working for my Girlfriends parents at their ice cream shop.  There was this HOT 30 YO lady that ran the art gallery next door.  She asked me out 2 or 3 times.  I was just too Pwhipped and loyal to do that to my girlfriend.  

Man, the things I could have learned...
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:51:12 AM EDT
[#41]
$80 SKSs at gun shows in 2005-2006.





When I was 18 and looking at my first AR purchase, I got a new Bushy 20" HBAR instead of a used Colt 16" for $700.   Fuck me.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:54:08 AM EDT
[#42]



Quoted:


Crates of Norinco SKS's back in the early 90"s going for >$300 / 6.



Should have bought a truckload.


Yeah. . now that I finally have one, . . I wish I had gotten hold of them when they were cheap. . . Great gun, IMHO. . . and would have been greater at that price than what they're going for now. . .



 
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:55:58 AM EDT
[#43]
More Uzi MdlA Carbines!
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 6:57:30 AM EDT
[#44]
when I was much younger my dad passed on a 1966 Shelby GT 350 Hertz rental unit for $12000....we were at a car show swap meet and it was on a trailer....yeah it was 1977 but man.....I swear he was like mehhh the wagon has more room.....
Picture for effect only...
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 7:07:25 AM EDT
[#45]
Quoted:
10 years ago, fully restored 1973 Plymoth Duster 340 for 10 grand. Now they go for double that from what I've seen.


My first car ever was a 1975 Plymouth Duster 318 (bought in 1981, right out of high school)  That was a great car!
340 Duster was awesome I'll bet.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 7:21:57 AM EDT
[#46]
H&K G91 for a little over 300 bucks, not long before the 1994 AWB legislation was introduced.





Who knew?  I sure didn't.  It seemed like a lot of money for a rifle, at the time.
That would absolutely be a no brainer today.
Oh...the rifle was brand new, to add insult to injury.
I also thought 500 bucks for a Gold Cup was a bit steep.  






Microsoft's IPO.  





Ford at 2 bucks a share a few years ago.






CJ

 
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 7:22:47 AM EDT
[#47]
Sig P220  police trade in for $300.
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 7:25:41 AM EDT
[#48]
Quoted:
I put a deposit on an FNC at a gunshow in the 90's, guy wanted 900 bucks for it and I gave him 150 to hold it( didnt quite have enough) until I could get to the ATM( which was just down the street)...........he agreed and when I came back he gave me my money back and had sold it to someone else.


What a douchebag!
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 7:28:13 AM EDT
[#49]
Mid 80's when you could buy anything HK, FAL, FNC cheap.... I rememeber seeing FNC's on the shelf for $500.00
Link Posted: 1/2/2012 7:33:01 AM EDT
[#50]
I knew a guy selling his LNIB SW 686, I think a 4" barrel? He wanted $200 because he needed the cash. I was short on it too so I passed up the deal.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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