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Handloads.Com ForumGeneral DiscussionPoll: Have you ever purchased a firearm and sold it before ever shooting it?
You see a lot of firearms for sale at gunshows, auction sites, gunshops on consignment that people have bought but never fired. Have you ever bought a gun, stuck it away somewhere and then sold or traded it without ever shooting it? So far I have not. All of the guns I've bought have been shot with one exception and that's the latest one that I simply haven't had time to get out and shoot yet.

A collectors item I could understand, an original mint condition Colt SAA or Luger perhaps. But so many people seem to buy very common guns and never shoot them. Have you?
John

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Hmm, perhaps these people would like to sell the paper weights they've bought.. I'm sure we could put them to good use.
DoD #2223 - OFCC #3122
I wouldn't be to hard on them braindead0, it's a great way to get very nice "used" guns. The 357 Redhawk I recently got was one of these, so I'm not going to complain about people doing it - I'll just take advantage of it!
John

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Molon Labe!
YES. For different reasons. Occasionally a gun is just worth the money and you can't pass it up, it is in a caliber that I would not otherwise have any use for, but is just worth the money. It then goes with me to the next gun show to be used to find something that I want. I once owned 3 Enfields, all very nice a No3, a No4 and a NO5, I don't think I ever shot any of them, they were offered to me by a friend so I bought them, along with bayonets, 5 canvas belts of 303 ammo and other stuff. I was trying to get out of a gun once and ended up trading it for an auto loading pistol in 22cal that I really didn't want, but the pistol was easier to get rid of for the money than the other( I forget what it was). The pistol, never shot, was traded for a double 16, Belgian Pinfire, that will also never be shot................Some are just for shootin, some are just for dickerin'

Edited on 8/6/2002 11:14:54 AM.
 
Only once. I bought a Win. Mod. 94 100th year Commorative. 1894-1994. Not one of the gaudy ones with the brass-plated medallion imbedded in the stock.....a real nice half-octagon, half round 24" bbl, half mag., curved butt plate, AAA fancy walnut stock with fine checkering, with a good looking "presentation box".

Don't know why I bought it, other than I had a little money in my pocket....and it was real shiney!

I kept it for about five years, and finally came to my senses and traded it for a Mini-14 and 1,000 rounds of ammo. Just don't seem right for a poor workin' class guy to have a gun he don't shoot.

Unless I hit the lotto, I won't be guilty of that stunt again.

dewman
 
Getting them for barter later is a pretty good reason Muffin, not one I've used though I can't seem to resist shooting what I've got! I'm not much of a trader though, I've only sold 3 handguns, one I really regret, one that was good riddance, and one for a very good cause.
John

We’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces, singing; whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

Molon Labe!
in the last two years, for some reason i dont fully understand, i have been buying military surplus rifles and one model 1895 Nagant revolver (which incidentally i load for and shoot regularly) of alla this old stuff i went into a local big 5 sporting goods store to get some solvent, went out with a rifle, go figure. this milsurp rifle was a brand new hungarian model 44 in 7.62x54R. still had brown wrapping paper stuck to the stock which century arms didnt get it all peeled off before putting it in a shipping box. all matching numbers, bolt shiney no marring, bluing perfect condition, no marks on the furniture. got it at their sale price, i think was 60 or 70 dollars if i remember right. all of the other milsurp i got, i cleaned and checked and shot, i enjoyed putting " life " back into this menagerie. couldnt help it, i had to shoot em as soon as i could! but i have yet to shoot this hungarian m-44. guess mainly cuz i got several other m-44's. i am considering selling it tho i havent shot it.
im just not a collector. i guess. well with the exception of my dust bunnies.

Edited on 8/11/2002 7:51:15 PM.
"If it’s about the lives of my men and their safety, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can,"
Lt. Col. Allen West, U.S. Army, Tikrit, Iraq
I have bought/traded for many firearms that I never shot before selling/trading. When a good deal comes by, grab it, usually someone close by will provide you with your profit. Now if something exotic comes by, well then I just got to bust a few first. My problem is if I do shoot it first, it is usually no longer for sale because it's found a home in my safe.
Rick
 
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