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Old April 5th, 2020, 09:31 AM #1
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Guns you had to have

There have been certain guns that seemed like I had to have them and couldn't rest until I got my paws on one. Whether from watching a Hickoc 45 video or reading about one on a forum or from whatever source, a spark is lit and the hunt is on. First noticed it back in the days when it took months to get the "not disapproved" background check and I was trying to get a GSG 1911 .22 pistol. Seems kind of funny now but I really wanted that gun. Then there was the 10-22 takedown. Scarce and more money that the regular 10-22 back then. Next was the Marlin 39A. Thrilled to get that one. Several more I could add to this but suffice it to say that must be what it feels like to be a collector although I don't consider myself to be a collector. Traded off some to get another "had to have". Nothing critical on my list now so maybe I'm over it!
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Missed out on one of the Walmart Special stainless green laminate 10/22's in the international (Mannlicher) style stock by an inch. Was actually making my first gun purchase and asked about the one behind the County was told it was sold (I was young and too naive to push the matter as why it was still on display) ended up with the conventional stock. Finally a couple months ago got one, circa 1994 make. Only 24+ years later. Paid way too much but wanted it.
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Missed out on one of the Walmart Special stainless green laminate 10/22's in the international (Mannlicher) style stock by an inch. Was actually making my first gun purchase and asked about the one behind the County was told it was sold (I was young and too naive to push the matter as why it was still on display) ended up with the conventional stock. Finally a couple months ago got one, circa 1994 make. Only 24+ years later. Paid way too much but wanted it.
I have one that iím debating on selling. They have increased in value big time.
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Missed out on one of the Walmart Special stainless green laminate 10/22's in the international (Mannlicher) style stock by an inch. Was actually making my first gun purchase and asked about the one behind the County was told it was sold (I was young and too naive to push the matter as why it was still on display) ended up with the conventional stock. Finally a couple months ago got one, circa 1994 make. Only 24+ years later. Paid way too much but wanted it.
I had one of those. My brother owns it now. I think I bought it late 95 from the Walmart in Salisbury.
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This applies to all sorts of things you later discovered weren’t nearly such a compelling idea once your experience, knowledge, taste and perspective have matured. That pseudo sport car, back in the day? IPAs with toxic levels of hops? That one hot but evil and certifiable girlfriend? CNN at the airport after you’ve been unplugged in Fiji for a week? Any kind of terrier? We all learn.

I had to have an A-Team grade Mini 14 back in the 80’s. Probably shouldn’t have sold it years later (stainless!), but the romance wore off. At least it didn’t slash my tires when we broke up, like that crazy ex.
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Posted two minutes after you Enginerbrian LMAO
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I have one that i’m debating on selling. They have increased in value big time.
Wish I had known that before messing around with GB and transfers and such. Was in about $4 bills on mine with the box. I know the price in the mid 1990s was around $189. Way too much but the serial number tracked to the right years and the condition is excellent.
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Wish I had known that before messing around with GB and transfers and such. Was in about $4 bills on mine with the box. I know the price in the mid 1990s was around $189. Way too much but the serial number tracked to the right years and the condition is excellent.
I think $400ish is the going rate on them right now
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