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7th June 2004, 12:25
Did you ever bought a clean, used Gun??? Not me; EVERY gun I bought was dirty as s*^#!!! please vote!
7th June 2004, 12:27
Not that I can remember... that's why I detail every gun I sell before shipping it to the next owner.
7th June 2004, 12:37
me too, every gun I sell or trade is cleaner then new from the factory.
19th June 2004, 19:08
I bought a used Pro Carry and a used TRP and they were both very clean.
20th June 2004, 02:25
About half and half. A few I had to clean myself at the store before I could examine them for condition. I think it's a disgrace to turn in a gun for sale without cleaning it. If I owned a shop I'd post a sign saying "Please clean your guns before asking me to evaluate them for a trade in". In most cases a barrel swab and a wipe down with a solvent rag and oil would be plenty.
28th June 2004, 21:12
My wife's brother is a complete gun nut (aren't we all?). I bought a gun from him and it was clean as new.
Big Sky Rancher
28th June 2004, 21:16
Yes, the two Springfields that I just purchased from a friend were clean. In fact there was no trepidation buying from him because he's meticulous with his guns just like me.
4th July 2004, 18:24
5th July 2004, 16:56
Not had the misfortune of buying a dirty one...yet.
6th July 2004, 16:43
Clean pistol/Dirty pistol...It matters not a bit, because I'm gonna bring it home and detail strip it for cleanin', inspection, measurements, and tweakin' before
I put the first round through it...New OR used. The advantage to buyin' a dirty gun is that you can haggle on the price a little...
"his thing's filthy as a dirt road! It's gonna need to be completely stripped,
cleaned and checked out before I'll trust it!" :cool:
11th August 2004, 15:20
Haven't bought too many used guns, but most I did were pretty clean. Have to say I was pleasantly surprised. :)
7th October 2004, 22:19
Bought an as-new 1993 vintage SIG P226 that was clean but overoiled. My second purchase was a S&W M15-3 Combat Masterpiece .38. The exterior, bore, and cylinder were clean, but when I took off the target grips there must've been 32 years worth of dust accumulated between the trigger guard and filler.
17th October 2004, 18:55
bought several, most were immaculate, one was filthy but for the price I bought it anyways, took it home, cleaned it and found out the filth was packing grease with dirt accumulated on it, was brand new under the packing grease. If a gun is dirty, it probably wasn't taken care of, have to be the right price to be worth buying.
14th November 2004, 21:53
I'll have to go with the 50/50 crowd here. The only really funky one I bought was a 60 year old Mossberg .22 on consignment. Looked as if it had been standing in a corner for at least 50 of those years. But hey for $40, I got a damn fine shootin' iron. After about 4 hours of labor, lol.
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