What was the first gun you ever sold or traded?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by Hawghauler, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Hawghauler

    Hawghauler Active Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    If this was and IQ test I'd score moron.

    Pre-ban Colt AR-15 I bought new in box in 1978 for $175 and traded it for a Remington 742 chambered in 30.06. The guy I traded with still laughs about that one. :banghead:

  2. Harley Rider 55

    Harley Rider 55 Active Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Republic of Texas
    I sold a SS Ruger Security Six. I used the money to but a Colt Combat Commander.
  3. dbgun

    dbgun TGT Addict

    Mar 17, 2008
    Houston, TX.
    Sold a Smith & Wesson 586, 6", nickel, .38/.357mag to a buddy of mine.

    Years later I was trying to sell Ruger Blackhawk revolver .44mag. He trade the S&W back to me for the Ruger. I got lucky.
  4. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

    Mar 6, 2009
    Cedar Park,TX
    I can't remember whether it was my cap and ball 44 or my 30-30. The 44 went back and forth with some friends until I wound up with it again and it broke. I sold that one for something like $50 or $60. I traded my Marlin 336 30-30 for a bow that I don't really like and the guy likes that rifle so much that he wouldn't sell it back to me. But I think I ran into him a while later and he took it on his first pig hunting trip and killed his first pig with it so I guess it went to a good home.
  5. Bullseye Shooter

    Bullseye Shooter Active Member

    Apr 28, 2008
    Texas Panhandle
    I sold a Ruger New Blackhawk revolver in .45 Colt with the extra cylinder for .45 ACPs to buy a High Standard Victor since I was getting into NRA Bullseye competition. That was over 30 years ago. It was the older Ruger that you had to half-cock to load. I still have the Victor but with a new frame. The original cracked and I had HS in Houston replace the bottom. It is still a tack driver.
  6. PopsXD9sc

    PopsXD9sc Active Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Like Hawghauler I would definitely score moron as well. Never sold or traded guns throughout my adult life. Couple of years ago I decided I didn't need that Ruger Single Six Convertible (left to me by my dad and purchased in 1966) or the Llama 1911 style .380 (1970 model and dad's as well) and sold both to buy my 1st XD. Been regretting that ever since. That's made me rethink selling guns unless I wind up dead broke somewhere down the line.
  7. willygene

    willygene Active Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    my trade was good a marlin 336 for a pre64 win 94 in 30-30 i still laugh on mine as well payed 150 for the marlin new i sold the 94 for 600 and bought another one just like it for 250 you do the math plus i have a pre64 win not a marlin.
  8. The_Hunter

    The_Hunter Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Now Dallas
    I bought a GLOCK 22 a few months ago. I took it out the the range and shot it back to back with my Tangfolio Witness. Sold the Witness the next day, and I am using that cash to pay for part of my AR build
  9. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    Let me just say there are a few I traded or sold that today I would love to have back - Mac10, AR 15HBAR, M1 30 Carbine, Tech9, Marlin Camp 9mm Carbine, Ruger 30 cal pistol's (yeah twice I did that dumb thing)
  10. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

    Dec 2, 2008
    Katy, TX
    I sold my first handgun ever. A 1st generation S&W Sigma 40. Absolutley no regrets there. i was just happy to get rid of it. i even felt kind of guilty a few days after I sold it.

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