View Full Version : Reminiscing about past guns, then crying...

07-03-2008, 11:34 PM
So I am recalling some past guns I had and one in particular came to mind, a S&W 629 Classic Hunter with 8 3/8 barrel. A fine firearm to say the least but at the time for me, expensive to shoot. So I sold her and bought a 9mm Smith. Tonight I figure what the heck lets do some Googlin' to see what I can find. And this is it...

It turns out that those 5000 Classic Hunters sold so fast that S&W also brought out an 8 3/8" model (2500 made), followed by a 3" (3200 made), and a few other variations on the theme.

This is where the tears come in. Wow, I really shouldn't have let that one get away:(

07-04-2008, 12:28 AM
I traded a Colt New Service .45LC with period mods and stag grips for a S&W 14-3! I traded a 16 ga early 1950's made Ithaca 37 for a Plainfield M1Carbine! I should have just kept it and paid cash for the M1.

BTW, I still have my 6 1/2" 629 classic DX:)

07-04-2008, 10:53 AM
the mak-90 i sold in mid 2000. i wasn't even aware of the upcoming ban and registration and stuff. thats probably the biggest regret of my life. well i was only 16, it was technically my fathers so i guess I couldn't have registered it to me anyway.

07-04-2008, 10:59 AM
HK SR9T I bought for $800 but sold before the AWB. Now they're nearly $5000. :(

07-04-2008, 1:56 PM
Three guns I regret selling .1 Sig GSR .2 Berretta Cheeta .380 .3 And last was .357 Tuarus Tracker 7 shot Matte SS finish. I think about those and ask myself was it worth it becuase the cash has long been gone. DPC

07-04-2008, 2:27 PM
I understand why you guys are doing this, but at the time I sold them I must have been more or less ok with the price or I wouldn't have.

For instance, I once had a Japanese WWII sword--no papers but the chrysanthemum was intact. I traded that for a Luger and I thought it was a pretty sharp trade, I felt I got the better part of the deal. I don't even remember what I sold the Luger for, but I didn't even think about it until years later when someone asked me if I wished I still had it. I had other deals I could discuss, but why? If I had that sword, or that pistol, or any of lots of others, I'd probably be willing to sell them for what they're worth today--then I could cry about that later.

It's a waste to complain about past opportunity taken or lost.

07-04-2008, 2:40 PM
I miss my official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. :(

07-04-2008, 2:42 PM
A Calico 9mm carbine, a very accurate S&W 469 nickle plated, a S&W 586 Target model, and last one was not as much as the gun but the magazines that I had for it - original Ruger Mini14 20 round mags. I think I'm starting to regret trading my 80s vintage Ruger GP100. I won't think about it for now.

07-04-2008, 3:31 PM
This is why my dad taught us never to sell a gun
better to just buy new ones and make a larger collection

07-04-2008, 3:33 PM
Oh don't get me started. I don't regret the price sold, just regret selling them.

Same as 69Mach1 - SR9T

Plethora of others.

07-04-2008, 3:51 PM
Where do I start?

A pre-model 29 4" I traded...

A S. & W. ASP I sold...

A Pachmayr Combat Special Government Model I traded for a NIB Gold Cup...that was current manufacture.

The transferable Stoner 63 I sold because I couldn't find an LMG kit for it, and magazines were too expensive too...

I've learned the hard way to buy, not sell, anything of value.

07-04-2008, 4:11 PM
Hmm lets see.. a S&W Model 19 mint, an original Colt 1851 Navy I had bought for 275 bucks in good shootable condition, an FAL HB Israeli semi auto, an HK 91... I think thats about it, other than a Colt Python and Remington 1100 my ex-wife kept (a bargain at twice the price to get rid of her).

Astig Boy
07-04-2008, 6:02 PM


07-05-2008, 11:24 AM
Colt Combat Commander - Satin Nickel .38 Super
S&W Model 57 .41 Mag. 8 3/8"
S&W Model 19 6"
Marlin 1895 - .45/70

I just hang my head and cry!!!

07-05-2008, 1:13 PM
S & W 5904
Beretta 92 fs vertec (the 1st one i owned)
M1 garand that i got when i was 18, got it from turners for 250.00

07-05-2008, 1:28 PM
No regrets, I still have all of mine and they all have me.
Except for the P228 I sold today.
But she's going to a good home