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Have You At Any Time Sold A Pistol Or Pistols And Regretted The Decision ?

Discussion in 'Replica Airguns' started by Fun Shootin', Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Kensta

    Kensta Engaging Member

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    You crack me up:D
     
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  2. Fun Shootin'

    Fun Shootin' Currently fondling a Colt 1911 A1

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    Sadly no, happily for me it's got a lifetime tenancy in my gun suitcase. I sourced the Recover Tactical ZR65 picatinny rail adapter to mount a lighting kit on the gun. It's a miniature zombie blaster in the dark now - will post some pix up soon, it looks great :up:

    I have this exact set up regarding the rail adapter and Olight Mini 2:

     
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    Hiram Posting Addict

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    Yes. And there has been a number I've sold only to go back and buy the same damn gun months later. I hate that.
     
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    pjgtech Is it too early for an Xmas avatar yet?

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    Yep, always, :facepalm:
     
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    I had a HW45, CP1, Beeman P17 and a Desert Eagle once. I gave my CO2 ones to my brother, and sold my HW45 and P17 to a good home. I can always get the CO2 ones back from my bro. The HW45 is don't miss much as I now shoot proper pistol (albeit LBPs) but I do miss the P17 for some reason. Probably because it didn't cost much and shoot straight!

    Had a SMK SYNSG which I sent away for scrap (Censored gun anyway). I think my Hatsan 55 is still in the loft. My junior Chinese rifle should also be in the loft somewhere!

    As a hoarder, I tend not to sell unless there's good reason to. I wanted to buy something else and rh HW45 was gathering dust which was why it was sold. Still don't know why I didn't keep the P17...
     
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  6. Daibhidh Sco

    Daibhidh Sco Plinking in the Highlands

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    This thread is why I cannot ever part with anything and my wife gets mad! I've sold one or two things in the past and regretted it, so now I rarely sell anything that I collect, unless I really never use it and I know for sure that I won't miss it. I also collect model trails, old oil lamps, old workshop tools. Our house is full of my collected things. Wife doesn't understand it! Lol.
     
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  7. Pietro Beretta

    Pietro Beretta Keyboard Hero

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    I beg to differ.

    For the markings on the gun, yes, but not in real life, because the SAA was available in .38" calibre.
     
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    robs5230 You don't need a sledgehammer, to crack a nut

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    I've sold a few pistols that I regret selling, but the one I really shouldn't ever have parted with, was a Umarex 586 3 barrel set, with a 4th barrel and mag in .22 by Magic9

    I'll always regret not keeping that.
     
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    Hi, I once sold my Titan mp010 .177 pistol back to the person who designed and produced them (john Bowkett) he bought the gun and serviced my Titan rifle free off charge. I drove all the way to his house to do the deal and when I handed it over he told me it was the only gun he had produced that he never had in his collection and they only ever sold about 12 of them. I stuck by my word and let him have it :eek: anyway a few year later I put up a wanted add. A guy replied and said he had one, I couldn’t believe it, then he told me he bought it of John who for some reason had to part with a lot of his collection, it suddenly hit me was this my old pistol, so I sent him some photos and he said that’s the same gum mate and you can buy it back. I was over the moon as I remember when my dad bought it back in the day , it was advertised in the air gun world magazine, it was fate that I got my dads old Titan back. My dad is suffering really bad now with dementia and Parkinson’s and this gun is now staying with me forever as I have great memories with it :D

    thanks Paul
     
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  10. Fun Shootin'

    Fun Shootin' Currently fondling a Colt 1911 A1

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    The little attachment neurone also formed in my mind as a child. I first discovered it on letting my first bicycle go because my legs grew too long - a purple Raleigh tomahawk - and since then I’ve been very wary of getting rid of anything. I’m fairly sure if I prune my BB tree I’ll be looking at its bare branches until the I decorate it again, like a gun toting Christmas tree. The BB collection remains untarnished and safe for the moment. Although at present the fascination with .177 pellet firers is taking up my target plinking time … for the moment.
     
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    Fun Shootin' Currently fondling a Colt 1911 A1

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    I know the pistol in question and how rare and difficult it is to find these days. If I can find one it'd complete my four kings collection. I have tentatively been looking. I'll probably settle on the three, 92FS, CP88, 1911A1 I have and forever leave a 586 shape gap in my gun storage to haunt my sense of gun collecting order.
     
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    robs5230 You don't need a sledgehammer, to crack a nut

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    Personally the old gloss version of the 586 is a pearl even with just a 3 barrel set.
    I also had a Magic9 full race built colt 1911. Gone now too. That was some pistol but I never quite gelled with it and preferred the 586 as a shooter
     
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    Fun Shootin' Currently fondling a Colt 1911 A1

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    It's bewildering how lines of fate, for want of a better term, intertwine and bring us to meet our past. I do know the unique sweeping of emotion that a person experiences when this happens and it is really quite magical. Perhaps whoever is controlling this reality we exist in likes to have the same cat walk by twice or throw up a brick wall occasionally a la The Matrix. Its lovely when it happens, not twin cats of evil or doorways getting bricked up but the other stuff, the nice stuff, like finding your gun again. Thank you for sharing a memory and your happiness.
     
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    I've lost count of the number of pistols & revolvers I've owned & moved on, it must be nearly a hundred or so. I started with a 586 that was joined in swift succession by an Umarex 1911. The 586 was moved on & I acquired another, that got sold & so on. It's the best of the Co2 replicas IMO. In fact I'm waiting for a new one to be delivered, the Graphite Cerakote version. Let's see how long this one lasts :rolleyes:
     
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    Fun Shootin' Currently fondling a Colt 1911 A1

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    Both pistols seem very collectible and after some Googling seem to be almost nonexistent on the 2nd hand market. I'm not fully sure, just going off what I've read. I have the Umarex history book of the last 20 years and after my collecting the 3 main pellet firers I'll probably be feeling the 586 fever to complete the 4 soon. I've watched a few UT videos on 586 accuracy and it seems to be one of the best for accuracy especially the longer length barrels. Very desirable indeed. I can feel the fever building already :confused:
     
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    Lostkiwi Posting Addict

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    Ditto
    I used to have a fairly good sized camera collection with vintage Leica, Contax, Mamiya, Rollei, Zeiss etc cameras and I sold most of it when I last moved house. Really regret it.
    I'm currently contemplating selling my P226 at the moment as just not feeling it but I know that in 6 months I'll regret it.
     
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    Maybe not, but this one definitely is, should have kept it.
     

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  18. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Long time poster

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    Nice. I should have kept this one too:

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    When the wife cleared off 20 years ago, she had 21 feet of space in the wardrobes. I had 7.
    I've filled all the wardrobes and most of a spare bedroom . Selling things is Anathema to me but I will swop , give or barter stuff.
     
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    Of course you will.
    It will keep on gnawing at your insides until you give in and buy one.
    Then, you'll wonder why you even hesitated.
    I'm lucky enough to have one of the earlier gloss finish 586's and it is by far and away the best replica that Umarex has produced.
    Of course, this is an entirely subjective opinion and is based on MY personal preferences for a replica that actually shoots well.
    Others will prefer a replica that looks or feels more like the real thing, and that's fine, it's their choice.
    For my part, I want a gun that is reasonably powerful, is accurate and has a good trigger. The 586 fills those needs and I'm prepared to forego the lack of realism to achieve it.
    I don't really like plastic replica guns or even part plastic ones and I don't really like BB firers (although I have a few) unless I can shoot pellets through them. But that's just my personal preferences and others will feel differently.
    Sorry for the rant.
     
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