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Several years ago I walked into a gun shop and they had a very well done custom Krag that had been rebarreled to 25-35. It had a Redfield scope on it, dont remember the price. Rode around for a couple of hours and did a lot of deep thinking about the rifle. Went back and it was gone......

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Yep. Green Top in Richmond Va had three Tula SKSs that were near mint. At the time, something like $495 each. They were immaculate. I decided not to buy, left the store, got about 10 miles down the road, decied to go back and buy one, and by the time I got there someone was buying all three. Has bothered me to this day.




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if it is still there Id buy it w the intention of re-barreling. Though Id sooner choose 6mm Creedmoor chamber these days, for the fast twist. Mind you Id keep the original barrel for a switch barrel.
If i found a good action in 7.62 x 39 or 6.5 grendel I may pick that up to re-barrel to 6mm ARC with the youth hunter in mind. 6mmARC bolt action may be a good rifle chambering for one & all really.

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Pristine 1948 Commercial FN M98 in 6.5 x 57 made on order for a US Army Captain with the factory paperwork. $275 at a nearby gun show a couple of decades ago.

Ruger No. 1 in either .270 or .280 at Ebels in Falmouth, MI. $700 6-7 years ago.

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Originally Posted by ltppowell
I kinda did that today, but then I thought..."What am I REALLY do with a Sendero in .17 Remington?"

I am a bastard for useless deals.


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Originally Posted by EdM
Originally Posted by ltppowell
I kinda did that today, but then I thought..."What am I REALLY do with a Sendero in .17 Remington?"

I am a bastard for useless deals.
Same here but yeah…. That sounds like the king of useless deals/useless rifles.

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Left a few behind because of low or nonexistent funds. I especially remember a model 12 heavy duck,a model 21 in excellent condition and a Parker with a second set of barrels . Still regret selling a 4 inch diamondback to pay the rent and we wound up moving the next month anyway.


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A LNIB Springfield M1A for $375. But that was 30 years ago, and I was close to broke at the time.


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Yes, I did. About 33 years ago, I was looking at S&W model 57 6-inch 41 mag. I went back two days later, it was sold. One of these days I might find another.


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Nah, I can always find something I really want to buy. Might cost me, but that's OK.

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Tikka SS in 6.5 x 55 Swede. New in a rack with many others all at the going rate back then which was pretty affordable.
Passed on it a couple times, and then learned that they quit importing that chambering.
Went back soon after, gone......

Oh, well, since then I got one in .260. Love it but still wished I would have grabbed the Swede.

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A few years ago, Springfield Armory bought a basement of unused parts in Italy and assembled a bunch of new Garands.

One came into the local Sportsman's Whse. $600 IIRC. I looked and walked away................because it was in 308. A Garand is supposed to be 30-06.....right?

I wonder what it would be worth today?


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Saw a perfectly clean Rem 700 European 243 three different times priced at $400. Yah, should have grabbed it.

On here, in maybe 2011 or 2012 there was a 700 375H&H that lingered wayyyy too long for $500.

Selling several that are more haunty though! Easy come easy go.


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Just one. It was a Ruger Mini 14/30 but chambered for .243, an experimental test gun made by Ruger. Only one ever made. One of a kind. I don't remember what the price was, but do recall it wasn't outrageous. I've kicked myself far too many times. Time for someone else to do it. I know my reasoning at the time was that I had a .223 that wouldn't keep 3 shots on a paper plate at 100 yards.


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Numerous .30cal carbines for $150-$175, back in the day. Waiting for a cheap one.


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No, the only one was like new and offered for 1/3 cost of new gun. This was professional grade magazine rifle from Heym kaliber .416 Rigby. Double square bridge Magnum Mauser action, kool stuff. It even had cartridge retention ridges so bullets would not hit front of magazine box under recoil. Walking away was correct decision on my part because it would still be in original shape had I bought it.

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The brother of a Model 71 Winchester that belonged to Jack Wilson was sold to a local guy. The rifle was a carbine and a twin to the one that I own. It is not in any kind of shape but it belonged to a very famous guide who led a hunter to the still current world record Dall sheep and is pictured in some of the pictures of that sheep on recovery. The local guy sold it to somebody else and its connection to history is probably lost.

Two years ago Phil Shoemaker (458 Win) on here was selling some of his rifles. He had a Jeffery in 404 Jeffery and Jack O'Connor's Adolf Minar stocked Springfield in 30/06(which he still owns btw) for sale. His selling price was more than fair but I didn't have it at the time of the sale. I would sell a [bleep] of rifles to get that rifle. John Jobson wrote a story about how he chased that particular rifle for 30 years and he finally was able to purchase it and then died soon after. His wife sold it and somehow Phil who creeps auctions like a boss and knows his stuff like a boss found it. I just think that to own one of Jack's rifles that has so much history and yet has a quality and rarity like that rifle would be worth the price of admission. But that is just me.

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Originally Posted by Slavek
No, the only one was like new and offered for 1/3 cost of new gun. This was professional grade magazine rifle from Heym kaliber .416 Rigby. Double square bridge Magnum Mauser action, kool stuff. It even had cartridge retention ridges so bullets would not hit front of magazine box under recoil. Walking away was correct decision on my part because it would still be in original shape had I bought it.
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Just like anything else he post about firearms.....

Lays out post in broken english missing connector words on purpose to keep up the facade.
But yet use,s the term "kool stuff" which you deliberately have to over ride spell check on...

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One that stings the most was a pristine 32 inch barreled, Fox A grade in 20 gauge for $1,000.

I can remember thinking 32 inches was too long for a SXS. What the heck was I thinking?

It was long time ago but it was still bargain, went back the next day and it was on the shelf behind the register with a deposit ticket on it. Seeing it again made it even harder to walk away the second time.


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In a good friend’s gun shop about 3 years ago. He had a 1978 Red Pad No 1, unfired, in 7mm REM Mag that he was selling on consignment. Asking $900. Would have sold it to me for $875. I just didn’t have the cash. Now it would bring almost double that!


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