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TonyNorCal
05-21-2006, 7:23 PM
What gun do you most regret not buying in the past year...or longer if one really sticks on your mind.

Mine ~ IMB M-1 carbine that was at Irvington Arms for a very reasonable 475. It was an import, but still well worth the money and as you know...IBM carbines aren't exactly easy to come by. And, given what IMB has become there's something extra cool in that. At any rate, looked at it, didn't buy, and then of course when I wanted it...well, you know how it goes...:(

Santa Cruz Armory
05-21-2006, 7:37 PM
I'd have to say a CMP Garand. I know that they only went up $50 but still, I wish I would have got one then....:mad:

ohsmily
05-21-2006, 9:22 PM
Springfield M1A "loaded" stainless barrel. They have gone up in price quite a bit in the last couple of years and I wish I had bought one earlier. But, the nice thing is, I can still get one, just gotta pay a couple hundred bucks more for it.

Ratters
05-21-2006, 10:03 PM
I was offered an old Colt Python in excellent condition for $750 and passed. :(

wutzu
05-21-2006, 10:18 PM
hmm, ask me in the fall...

I would say that I regret waiting so long to finally buy long guns. I was dead-set on buying a Blaser 93 when I got back from OCS, but I ended up blowing it on computer stuff. I definitely learned my lesson, and now spend all my money on guns/ammo.

chris
05-21-2006, 10:28 PM
my smith 44 mag. i love it. and i miss it.

1911jerry
05-22-2006, 12:49 AM
SVI or a STI.

BigMac just pointed out that the SVI is on the list. I get my bonus money on June 9th. My 50th birthday is June 10th. I might be getting one....

Jerry

big jon
05-22-2006, 12:03 PM
i had a chace to try some 50s this weekend,WOW i missed that band wagon,they were geat i shot things a thousand yards away, and the glass on em was the boss,they made you feel like you were 100 yards away, oh well ill have to waite till i leave this sucky state........
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/jhunter63/dscn0618.jpg

AS45-70
05-22-2006, 12:12 PM
I thought about a 50 BMG but didnt really want to reload or deal with finding a place to shoot it.

I should have got one anyway! Other than missing the boat on the .50 i bought every other gun i wanted last year :)

m1aowner
05-22-2006, 1:36 PM
NIB S&W recent production 1911 for $599. I'm a tard.

phish
05-22-2006, 2:18 PM
IHC Garand. :(

I should've bought it along with my 03A3, but I flipped a coin and the Springfield won.

Oh well, I'm buying chickenfried's Garand, so my 20th century military rifles collection is complete. A Carbine and Johnson will round it out, but those are "bonus" rifles.

I was an hour late, and a mouse click short for scoring a 10/22 for only $175, but at least another calgunner took advantage of that deal.

Unknownassailant
05-22-2006, 2:22 PM
My 50th birthday is June 10th.

Congratulations you've made it this far! :D

sohijiro
05-22-2006, 2:29 PM
benelli m4 1014

grammaton76
05-22-2006, 2:29 PM
I'm glad I didn't do it, since it would've been illegal.

But, I had a chance to buy an AK-103 built Saiga conversion, their $899 model, in perfect condition, with two 30rd mags, for $450 back in 2003 or so. Best part is, I knew the guy who had it, and I know it wasn't "hot" - just illegally imported.

I chose to remain legal, but I still think about that one.