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Posted: 6/28/2003 11:09:26 AM EDT
I had a chance to buy a Tommy-Gun at the Great Western for 800.It had a drum mag and 3 stick mags plus a few other accessories. That one I kick myself over and over. Also, at a Costa Mesa gun show I passed up a pair of Colt Delta Elite's in 10mm.Brand spanking new.This was in the mid-90's, for 375 each. Grrrr. Life isn't fair. I usally just buy them now and don't pass up good deals... Sad thing is I had the money on both occasions [}:(]
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:10:47 AM EDT
lol.the group buy goin on right now for the .50BMGs...
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:15:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2003 11:15:55 AM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
There are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MANY! But the preban NIB PolyTech AK for only $600 kils me the most!
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:16:44 AM EDT
SP89 for $900, and again for $1200 back in '93. A conversion to a carbine would have been great. Really pissed that ARs didn't interest me while I was on active duty, before "The Ban."
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:22:32 AM EDT
The two I regret most: A Bushmaster 11 in CAR for $850 brand new a day before the '94 ban. Went back to the store the next day to get it and the price was suddenly $1000. I was so mad I walked out. I could kick myself twice over that one. A S&W model 629 4-in, pinned and recessed, at a pawn shop for $320 out the door. Worked on the guy for two weeks to get down to that price. Went in on a Saturday to get it and it was gone. I almost cried.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:24:34 AM EDT
NIB FNC paratrooper model $400 (right before Bush 89 ban) Colt 9mm CAR-15 $329 each, NIB. (A year or so before the 94 AWB). M1 carbines $129 each. (could have hand picked from over 250, before Klinton ban). Many others, but these are ones where serious money could have been made.
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Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:50:37 AM EDT
Easy, AR-15's. I knew the ban was coming, but back then I was into cars, and I didn't think the ban would pass or last. Had I realized then, that I could have bought just receivers, I would have gotten three of them.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:54:20 AM EDT
I missed out on everything. I was too young even during the 94 ban to do anything about it. Ive made up for it a little by getting a post-ban AR, so that way I might have at least a functional AR before any other bans surface.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:11:48 PM EDT
1941 Johnson Carbine....... The guy was not sure what it was worth at the time.... I offered him $500 (CDN)for it....but then thought better and told him that he could get BIG BUCKS if he sold it in the States. Damne ethics!
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:14:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2003 12:17:49 PM EDT by ComputerGuy]
I once had the option to trade a *STRIPPED* Essential Arms J15 receiver for a... 95%+ CONDTION PREBAN FOLDING STOCK FNC CARBINE.. I was stupid and said no. I figured out what it was about 6 hours later and by that time he had it traded for a Colt SP1 lower... I forgot to mention it came with 3 mags...
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Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:19:10 PM EDT
I wish I could have seen that goup buy on the [red]Barrett[/red] in time. That is my next gun purchase, no matter how much they cost.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:34:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ComputerGuy: I once had the option to trade a *STRIPPED* Essential Arms J15 receiver for a... 95%+ CONDTION PREBAN FOLDING STOCK FNC CARBINE.. I was stupid and said no. I figured out what it was about 6 hours later and by that time he had it traded for a Colt SP1 lower... I forgot to mention it came with 3 mags...
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You win.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:42:17 PM EDT
More Fleming HK Auto Sears @ $300/ea back in 1991.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 12:53:03 PM EDT
Back in the early 80's, a Buddy of mine wanted me to trade my Browning shotgun for his AR-10. A real one that was made in the early 60's and came from some African country. But I was into quail hunting back then and didn't want to get rid of my shotgun. What a dumbass I was !!
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 2:49:46 PM EDT
Buying a Ruger Mini 14 for $300 new and passing on a Colt Ar for $425. Couldnt see why the Colt was worth the extra $125 at the time. Around that same time a Dan Wesson pistol pack in .357 mag. Wood presentation box with four barrels for about $250 or so.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 2:55:07 PM EDT
NIB MAC 10 with 4 30 rounders for $175 last year. Not the best gun I know, but for $175 I must have been crazy.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 2:59:48 PM EDT
A Colt preban M4 upper with b/ch/bc for $500.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 3:01:16 PM EDT
I have many here is my favorite. sold as a pair with capture papers and holsters a completely matching 1939 mauser police proofed luger and a 1943 walther P-38 matching. They were easly 90% for.......$1500 Too bad at the time i was laid off and living on beans and sawdust.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 3:12:30 PM EDT
LNIB FNC paratrooper
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 6:03:05 PM EDT
I live in Kalifornia...but before there were so many crazy gun control laws..I passed up the following.. 1.) An Original P13 Enfield..(perhaps only 3,000 of these were made) in the original Experimental .276 Enfield Cartridge 2.) An original AR10 3.) An original AR180 4.) An original Steyr Aug (Green with a pistol grip..) 5.) An original HK91 6.) A drop dead gorgeous Browing Hi Power (New in the Box) made by Fabrique National in the early 1950's 7.) A Colt Python 8.) An old 22 LR Winchester with a Unertal Target Scope 9.) An Original BM59 made by Berreta 10.) A old Colt AR15 with the triangular handguard.. 11.) A customized Pre64 Winchester Model 70, chambered in .270 12.) A Pre64 Winchester Model 70 with a Shilen Barrel, chambered in .220 Swift 13.) A beautiful SAKO chambered in 25/284 14.) A gorgeous SAKO with a full length Mannlicher Stock chambered in 6.5x55mm 15.) A Swedish Lunjgeman 16.) A Webley Revolver chambered in .455 17.) A beautiful Winchester 1897 Shotgun made before 1899. 18.) A really nice Winchester Model 12 Shotgun in 20 gauge with a 18.5" barrel with a Cuts Compensator.. 19.) A pre-ban Austrian FAL with Flashider 20.) A Colt Detective DSII Chambered in .357 magnum (stainless steel) 21.) A Colt Pony 22.) A custom built hunting rifle chambered in 7x57 23.) A Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 chambered in 375 H&H Magnum 24.) A colt 1908 Pocket Pistol chambered in .380 25.) A gunsmithed ParaOrdnance P14 with Hi cap Mags all stainless steel
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 6:10:37 PM EDT
When I was state rep. here in the CT assembly, Colt's offered to sell me (through an FFL) up to two brand new Colt Sporter HBars, each with two 20 rounders, sling, and case. Price? $750 each. This was 1993. In my abounding wisdom, I decided it was too much money...
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 6:25:53 PM EDT
SP89 for $700.....ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 7:57:04 PM EDT
Ahh there's so many... Colt Govt Carbines for $800 each in early 1993; Steyr AUG's for $1000; Colt AR15's for $450 in the late 1980's. SP89's for $500; Brand new Uzi's for $475 in the late 1980's; I can't go on...it's too painful!
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 8:01:21 PM EDT
[banghead] Timmy-gun McUzi mini-mcuzi ARs AKs [banghead]
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:11:23 PM EDT
Last year my dealer had an Izzy FAL with a $799 price tag. I talked myself out of it while at the shop. Went back 2 days later to get it and it was gone. Last month he had a Remington 1917 Enfield in excellent shape for $330. Went to buy it the next day and it had left the store about 15 minutes before I got there.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:30:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:39:11 PM EDT
A USAS 12 with 2 sticks and 2 drums for 2,000 I just turned 21 so I coudnt get anything cheap before the bans.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 3:03:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew: I had a chance to buy a Tommy-Gun at the Great Western for 800.It had a drum mag and 3 stick mags plus a few other accessories. That one I kick myself over and over. Also, at a Costa Mesa gun show I passed up a pair of Colt Delta Elite's in 10mm.Brand spanking new.This was in the mid-90's, for 375 each. Grrrr. Life isn't fair. I usally just buy them now and don't pass up good deals... Sad thing is I had the money on both occasions [}:(]
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Pre-ban M1A at last local gun show.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 3:22:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2003 3:23:06 AM EDT by BigJ491]
My buddy wanted to sell me his 20" Pre-Ban Colt AR for a mere $1,000. I didn't have the cash at the time, or so I thought. God, I'm an Idiot! [banghead]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 5:26:08 AM EDT
Egyptian Hakim (8x57 semi) for $120 at gunshow..could have gotten it if I hadn't bought all that ammo & other misc crap first. Swiss K31 straight-pull bolt action for $80. Only had limited funds and wasn't sure of ammo situation re 7.5 Swiss so I bought the M38 Mosin-Nagant carbine for the same price. Both had been "bubba-ized" slightly so not as much of a heartbreak.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:32:28 AM EDT
A mint, I mean MINT, International Harvester Corporation Garand. This thing was a trip, looked like it left the factory yesterday. Gorgeous wood and perfect metal. I think it was unfired. It was from an estate sale I saw on the net. Called in my bid and it turns out I got beat. Should have put more money on that bid...
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