Give me your transgressions and hard lessons. I once traded a Luxembourg .30-06 FN49 for a PTR91 that had HK internals.

Give me your transgressions and hard lessons. I once traded a Luxembourg .30-06 FN49 for a PTR91 that had HK internals.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I passed on a US made hex mosin in great condition for $200 in 2015. I was a broke college student, though, so it was a lot of money back then.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you're talking about the Remington (?) contract that was never delivered because of the civil war, most were re-chambered to .308 by a contractor and IIRC the standards they used most today consider the rifles to be unsafe to shoot. I passed on one of these too for that reason around the same time

      I bought a $300 Chinese 1897 and it’s the only gun I’ve ever bought that doesn’t work.

      I regretted not buying one of these at the time (like 2013 or so?). I wonder if they really were all that bad

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Are you thinking of the 30-06 bannerman conversions? There are less of those floating around than original 54r Remington and Westinghouse mosins.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I once knowingly sold a broken gun to someone on Armslist and the part is obscure and irreplaceable unless you know how to fabricate

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely deviant

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      was it an egyptian helwan? i almost bought one for $120 but did some googling and opted to to avoid that one

      i bought a sterling 25 for $100 cash from a guy that was definitely trying to hock it off because it keyholes every shot and the next time i saw him at the gun show he had a bunch of them for $300 and up. anybody know how to replace the barrel on a sterling 25?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It was a Romanian SAR-3 with a deformed hammer. That part isn’t interchangeable with 5.45 hammers and the only company that sold one hasn’t updated their website in like 20 years

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's an AK kek. You can shove random garbage into the FCG and it'll work.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You’re a fricking moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >*mushrooms the tail end of your bolt*
            >Psssst, nothin personnel, kid

            I overpaid for a later import 20" barrel Maadi on Gunbroker. I only realized later that the rear trunnion rivets looked absolutely dogshit and that I unironically could have done them better myself. Some of the markings were also pretty badly done. Ended up losing money trading it for a SA2000M, which is even more cucked due to proprietary mags but looks and feels much nicer.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I learned why you don't oil free floating firing pins

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that's how you get slamfires, my boy

        or in my case, you get a slam fire that happens out of battery because the previous round's case broke off inside the chamber causing a catastrophic explosion

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Oh frick, I had no idea that's what happened. I've only ever heard not to do it but never why.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            the slightest sheen of oil on a firing pin isn't the worst thing but I was a newb and thought the more oil I glugged into it the better, not realizing that with a slight bit of fouling it glues the firing pin out

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >be walking through woods in winter with Swedish Mauser
              >oil the bolt
              >cold oil made the bolt infuriatingly stuck
              Ahh I sure used to be moronic

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I passed on an HK SL7 being sold on one of the used racks at Cabela’s back in 2014. They were asking $850 for it.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a $300 Chinese 1897 and it’s the only gun I’ve ever bought that doesn’t work.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When my uncle in Canada died I turned down my aunt’s offer to drive across the border with his Type 97 (QBZ-97) and Type 81 in the trunk. She’s a moronic wine aunt and I didn’t want her getting metaphorically raped by the border guards
    Turns out my moron cousin didn’t say no and now presumably has a 20,000$ Type 81 and a QBZ worth God Knows how much.
    I don’t think there’s EVER been a qbz imported.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like your cousin was the smart one and you're the moron.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >my moron cousin
      Buddy, you are the moron cousin. I fricked your aunt btw

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You fricked up.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I remember that story, it was told differently when I heard it though.
      Still got that picture on my computer as well. Nice rifle

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I have the picture
        >doesn't post the picture
        Nice larp

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Risky but he will reap the reward lol
      >our leaf chinkshit

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My biggest mistake is not going all in on milsurp and slavshit pre-2013 when everything was dirt cheap and widely available. AKs used to be poorgay guns, they were cheaper than ARs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Idk how or why more people didn’t jump on those $250 Saigas when they did, the guy I bought mine from had a whole house filled floor to ceiling with various Saiga boxes, that fricker knew.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Idk how or why more people didn’t jump on those $250 Saigas when they did,
        because you still have to chop and move the grip to "de-sporterize" them. was a pain in the ass for most

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but been there, done that. It's really not that hard.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It’s drilling out 2 rivets, tapping the bolt guide, then installing it, and screwing on the pistol grip. It’s something I did on my patio table with a Dewalt in 30 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hell, there was a case for surplus pre-covid. It was $80 mosins, but there were still $250 Viet and Albanian SKSs, $150 Stars, $180 Cheetahs, and $120 Toks. I'm glad I got what I got though.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't buy a Russian Arsenal ak74 in 2007/08 when 5.45 was like 8cpr. I bought a fricking AR when they were wicked expensive by comparison. I could have bought a rifle and just horded fat stacks of 7n6 and instead I paid a grand for an AR that still costs a grand while those Arsenals are now like $3500

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh and back then good brass was like 40cpr or something for 556

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i saw a gun that looked like a 9mm tokarev and bought it because it was weird and a tokarev and then i found out that cold war guns are absolute dogshit and especially ESPECIALLY the ones made by fricking serbs after their country collapsed. good god

    i like the way it looks and shoots but it taught me a hard lesson about metal quality and what to look for in used guns because the locking lugs are deformed in the slide and despite being on first glance functional its a fricking write-off and its absolutely insane that a gun made after the fall of the soviet union is this badly made. i have dogshit guns from no-name companies that are old enough to not even have serials numbers on them and those will probably work indefinitely if you oil them. these zastava pistols probably dont even have 5000 rounds of life in them, they're insanely low quality.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Their M77 .308 AK was a piece of crap. Mags are not easy to find. The bolt is made out of pot metal and it was very picky with ammo. Wolf 7.62 casing was stuck in the chamber to point where a gunsmith broke his tool getting it out

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Regret consigning a M4A1 roll marked Colt LE6920 SOCOM, and also sold a HK P30L pistol for cheap (I didn’t know it was a hype gun from John Wick)

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I missed an SVT38 for 500 bucks because lol broke college student.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I bypassed a table full of $600 SVT40's Because I was broke.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    fell for the tactical meme. muh glock muh ar15 muh lvl 4 pl8
    I have since repented

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a 1993 MAK-90 with a straight cut receiver NOS still in original box unfired from a family member for $300 and sold it for 1k when times got a little hard after the birth of my first child. Sweetest AK I've ever owned. Oh and the ammo it came with was also stamped 1993 which is cool, bought the ammo with the rifle but never fired it. Came with 2 10 round mags from China and a couple 30rd mags also feom China

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I passed on a '41 Johnson at a gunshow in Washington state.
    > $700
    > private sale
    Frick frick frick.
    Instead, at same show
    > $75 for Nylon 66
    > what a piece of shit
    Also
    > fell for the Para Ord P12
    > whoops
    > had it for a year
    > sold it for, uh, don't remember
    Worst of all,
    > two M-16s, sold as a set
    > transferrable
    > Colt brand Colt rifles
    > $7,000 for the pair
    > this was in late 90s
    > illegal to own machine guns in Washington state
    Wasn't until later that I learned the subtle difference between Ownership and Possession.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bought a GSG-5 right when they came out for $500.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my dad didn't buy a pair of vietnam bringback AKs for $100 at a yard sale back in the 70s, regrets it to this day

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    First gun I ever bought myself was a Ruger SR1911 for $750 in 2014. As an AK autist I look back at all the awesome slavshit I could have bought for that same amount during the same time.
    I don't even have that 1911 any more either so what the frick.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think unconverted Saigas were about $500 at the time, 7.62x39 was around 20-25¢ a round

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This thing was a serious don’t meet your heroes moment.

    >see Indiana Jones as a kid.
    >Watch it years later and want one of his guns
    >see M1917 Revolver at gun shop in Oakland selling for $600
    >shut up and take my money
    >trigger sucks and moon clips are annoying as shit
    >sell it to boomer collector for $400

    I still have the bandolier I bought for it. I wish I bought better moon clips looking back but that factory grip and trigger was such a dealbreaker

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's okay anon, I bought a 92FS because I liked black lagoon and hated it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You bought a used police model, didn't you?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, I bought the inox.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            A so small hands then? Can’t eat a Whopper without looking ridiculous?

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I sold my late 40's Winchester 94 to a friend for $500 so I could buy a different friend's 1949 Marlin 336 for $500. I only regret it slightly because the 94 was in rough cosmetic shape and had been drilled and tapped for a scope. The Marlin is pretty good though.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tried to buy a glock in the deepweb for 500 and got scammed
    In gta iv, of course

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I saw a Beretta ARX160 used for 600 and I didn't by it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      An ARX100? Yeah I saw the same deal and bought one though.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Russia has a rich and long history so seeing their boys die for nothing gets depressing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t find it depressing at all, it’s their choice to be there.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Eh. Everyone says that from the comfort of their modern country with a democratic government. Most people who say that would’ve probably been Wehrmacht in 1939.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Way to talk out of your ass and translate that to text.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am angry at myself for not getting into firearms when I turned 18 in 2010. Surplus/Combloc stuff was still cheap enough for a 2-4 year window I could have had a decent collection of 7.62, 5.45 AKs, some sks', and a few Makarovs and tins of ammo stacked to the ceiling for probably less than you could buy an SGL with no mags or ammo today. Also now knowing had I bought like $1k of 5.45 in like 2010 (I didn't have the money, but just a thought) I could probably retire today just selling my ammo off.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >be january 2022
    >see SVDS (folding) start getting imported into my country
    >only 3 imported right now but more will come after summer of 2022
    >shop is asking 2900€ or something
    >damn that's too much, svd are usually 1200€, I'll just wait for the prices to go down this summer
    >24 feb 2022 happens
    haha...... I also put off buying a mateba back in 2015 when they were around 400-500€ now you never find one for sale.

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