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Old January 6th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #106
 
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Ruger Charger

One of the coolest looking guns that I've ever owned but with trifocals, was impossible for me to shoot! My friends loved it but I was glad to trade it off!

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Old January 6th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #107
 
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Raven .25 auto, Jennings j22 and a Smith sigma 9mm
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Get rid of a gun... that is a strange concept to me. Never done it with any gun that I have bought.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 05:23 AM   #109
 
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Traded a Walther P-38 (one of the German police trade-ins )that would NOT group, for a Ruger blk hawk convertible 45cal. Haven't been happier !
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What guns have you disposed of in the past that you are glad you got rid of and why? I'll start out with these two examples.

AMT Backup.
Jam-o-matic and was the most inaccurate pistol I have ever fired. Traded it in on a deer rifle.

Jennings J22.
Another Jam-o-matic. Frame cracked after several hundred rounds. Got pissed and destroyed it with a cutting torch.

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J22, still have it, almost had it destroyed , but for some reason the parts to fix it came along cheaply, so fixed it.
I've had mine for 20 years, one day at the range it self diss-assembled, couldn't find all the parts. Slide and frame/barrel, were fine, lost a bushing and spring.. so never knew spefically why it diss-assembled itself when I fired that shot..
but it's back together again, and working..
it's a cheap pot metal 22, I've always wondered how long it'll last.

I've gotten rid of a couple of rifles, always regretted it.
so with maybe 1 or 2 pistols I may want to sell, I can't bring myself to selling them... cause I always found myself regretting selling the 2 rifles I sold.
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Here we go! A Remington 700 ADL 7mm mag. I bought it in '62 had a hinged floor plate installed for the magazine, bullet point protector,and Timmy trigger installed. I traded it for a Ruger 77 7X57mm. Recoil was not the issue I just didn't have any confidence in the cartridge, no 1 shot kills. Not a problem since then! Another was a Browning semi auto .22 rifle that was more of a shot gun than rifle.
Wow....Bob, I have many many many kills with a Rem 7mm Mag BDL CD over 25 years, and that cartridge is surely capable.

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In the 1970's when I was a kid. about 15 years old.. I bought a 303 british Smle cut down for a deer rifle. It had the stock flip safety. If you flipped the safety of, she go boom. You had to carry it holding down on the safety all the time. It went off twice while carrying it at sling arms while walking through the woods hunting. Talk about making the old ears ring. That was enough of that crap. I traded it for a Kawasaki 125 dirt bike. GOOD TRADE. less chance of getting killed on the dirt bike, and the bike never singed my hair or put powder burns on my neck. That rifle was a dangerous piece of junk. . lol.
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Luckily I've never had to get rid of any.
And I miss every single one I DID get rid of.
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Not quite gone yet but won't be long - a 10/22. Did the bolt release mod and now after about 200/300 rounds, the ejector went on a holiday. The spring and plunger were lying on the table, but the ejector was nowhere to be found - perhaps it was never there in the first place. I've had many guns over many years and never yet have had to take one to a gunsmith for repairs. Thanks to our two governments, I can't even bring a simple item like an ejector into CA.

Perhaps I might have been able to do the ejector thing but really, I buy a gun to shoot and enjoy. One shouldn't have to become an amateur gunsmith after purchasing a new firearm. This rifle seems to be like an acreage - a sump hole for money so o0ff it will go.
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Any I get rid of I'm glad because I trade for something I want more.
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I have only gotten rid of one gun out of the many I own, and I didn't regret it....not for the same reasons as most on this thread, though. It was a Marlin Model 60 .22 LR, and the only problem it had was the way you had to load it, but I knew about that when I bought it. It shot perfectly. However, I was still very glad to get rid of it.

For one thing, I was hankering for a 10/22. Also, I had a handicapped cousin who came to deer camp each year, but only carried an air rifle, because his particular disability caused him to fear a big gun....with good reason. Anyway, he shot the Marlin and commented on the fact he liked it....so I gave it to him. Killed two birds with one stone, so to speak. It helped him out and gave me an excuse to buy a 10/22. Of all the guns I've owned, that is the only one I got rid of, and I don't regret it, at all.

BTW....my first post...lurked for a bit, but finally found something to comment on....LOL

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Taurus PT145. Bought it used and sold it for what I had in it.

Have had good luck with other Taurus products, especially the PT99 and PT92.

Carried a PT111 for over a year. Sold it after I tried a Glock.

Just did not care for the PT145 at all.

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I got rid of a Colt Cobra, and was glad for my daughter to have it.
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Guns that you are glad that you got rid of...

Never regretted getting rid of my Hi Point carbine. Yeah it went bang with every trigger pull but man was it fugly. I didn't want to open my gun safe because it was in there had to get rid of it after awhile because my eyes were melting off.
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HK P7M10. It felt like shooting a brick. .40S&W on a beefed up P7 frame...shameful. Best decision I ever made with a gun was to sell it.
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