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Old February 4th, 2009, 05:52 PM   #1
 
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Rugers you wish you had back?

I was thinking how many Rugers I've had through the years, I currently have seven but I've had some that I wish I had back either sold or traded off for one reason or the other. I picked a real ugly 9 1/2 Single Six .22 only at a gun show about three years ago, barrel and cylinder looked like it had been stored in a wet sock. I worked on this gun for over a month and it looked nice after I finshed with it and shot great. I also had a tang safety 77RS that I wish I had back, nice wood and shot like a dream. Wonder what makes you do stuff like that? Wild hair I guess,
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Old February 15th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #2
 
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I had a 10/22 that an older guy that I worked with had given me. I helped him out with his business some and he gave it to me as a gift.

I was in a real bind for some money and sold it to a pawn shop that was run by a friend of mine. As soon as I could I got the money together to go back and buy it back, but he'd already sold it.

Charlie later died with cancer, and I've always regretted selling that rifle. I really needed the money, but I now wish I'd come up with some other way to get it.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 02:23 PM   #3
 
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My Redhawk. Stupidly sold it.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 05:02 PM   #5
 
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1. Several 44 carbines
2. 77 Tang .284 Win NIB
3. 77RL tang 7mm-08
4. 77RS 35 Whelen
5. SS Redhawk 5.5" BBL 41 Mag
6. 77RLS Tang 30-06

I'll add more after I stop crying now that you made me think about all the stupid moves I've made over the years.LOL.
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Of all the guns I have owned since the 60's I have never sold or traded a Ruger. Hmmm that brings a question to my mind. Must be because of the quality.

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The one I wish I still had was a 7" Redhawk (or was it 7-1/2") in .357. I bought it for my son and he promptly got stupid while still in the Navy, so I traded it for a Ruger 77/22. The 77/22 is nice, but no where near as nice as that Redhawk was. Not to mention RARE.
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I bought a Bearcat in '75 for $40. About 4 years later I traded it and another .22 for a rifle. Wish I still had the Bearcat.
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I let a 3-screw SuperBlackhawk get away from me a few years ago.
I've since replaced it with a pair of new models, but they just aren't quite the same.
Live & learn....

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Ruger Redhawk, 5 1/2" barrel, in .357 magnum. I've got an SP101 on the way that I think will be more practical, but there's something about the weight of the .357 Redhawk....
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None. I don't sell or trade my Rugers. I even inherited some duplicates when Pop died. None will leave my possession until willed/given to my children.
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None. I don't sell or trade my Rugers. I even inherited some duplicates when Pop died. None will leave my possession until willed/given to my children.
Smart man. In the past (the 60's), I've sold a really nice K-38 Smith, a NIB Model 94 and a Belgian Browning Auto 5 in 12 ga. After recovering from that poverty induced sickness, I vowed to never, ever sell another firearm...not even what might be considered the worthless 'tent pegs'.
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This made me think a bit. I own a bunch of Ruger's and only recall unloading two. One was a 5 1/2" Mark I heavy barrel that had a horrible trigger and I just could not shoot it. I dumped it for a used S&W M41 for $100 more than I paid for the Ruger for and have never looked back. The second was actually my first Ruger ever. I was 16 (1977) and bought a new M77 in 7mm Rem Mag. I hunted with it some and it was fine actually. Then I got into handloading, bought a chronograph and started really "getting into" guns. With this is became quite clear to me the the "big" 7 Mag was all hype and quickly ran into pressure problems when pushed to where folks claimed it could go. So I unloaded it for a Ruger UL 308 and have never looked back. In fact, from that day forward, I have owned and own many rifles in many calibers none being a belted "magnum".

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rugers i let get away

7.5&10.5 blk hawk 44 mag i still kick my self
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