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Purchasing a Broken Firearm

Discussion in 'Firearms Talk' started by SouthernSlammed, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Mac11FA

    Mac11FA Stamp collector
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    The OEM should have repaired that one for free.
     
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  2. Rwjeter

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    He was too lazy to fool with it.
     
  3. Mac11FA

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    In my opinion, there are plenty of inexpensive firearms out there to not worry about buying something that doesn't work or a fixer upper gun or a gun in a box. If you are purchasing for a wallhanger then maybe 40% or less of gun' s original value.
     
  4. SouthernSlammed

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    this is another thing I was thinking, if someone doesn't want to take the time to contact the manufacture then hopefully it's an easy deal and you get a great gun at an unbeatable price!
     
  5. cbh13

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    all matters, I've had great luck with the two I bought. one was an sub2000 that came in a bag of parts because the original owner couldn't get it back together, I will admit it was a giant pain in the ass but I had it put back together in a day. the best one I ever had was a custom 22/45 that had a tacsol upper on it that they couldn't get to run reliably and that it had a stripped out screw for the rear sight, took it home and replaced the rear sight with a full length rail (that didn't end up even using that screw hole) so that was easy then went through and cleaned it up and also found it seemed to be using the wrong magazines, not sure if they were for an MKII or what but they wouldn't drop free and just felt tight so went and bought some new MKIII mags and it never had a single hiccup
     
  6. Kobayashi

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    Great question for Bypass. He is a subject matter expert as he buys only broken firearms.

    Well, you're talking about KNOWINGLY buying which is totally different.
     
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  7. dial1911

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    I'd buy it- but only because I like projects. And the price would have to be right- even if it's a simple fix, I wouldn't go over 50% retail.

    They have an extremely limited number of buyers for a broken firearm.
     
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  8. SouthernSlammed

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    Whelp... I purchased my first known broke gun a few weeks back. Ruger 9E, contacted Ruger about replacement part. They said to ship it to them and they would have a look see. Came back repaired, test fired 50 rnds at the factory and threw in a cleaning cloth.

    Solid service and great deal!
     
  10. Red Dawn

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    Sounds like a win ! How do you like it
     
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