Anyone here ever get burned on buying a used gun?

Anyone here ever get burned on buying a used gun?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    first gun i bought was an old chink mosin, crown was so fucked the bullets would immediately keyhole.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Had a Russian one like that. Cut the barrel down to 20" and put an 11 degree crown on it. Was able to get 2" groups out of her with handloads.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry, that's 2" groups at 2m.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      keyed

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i typically go into used gun purchases with every intention of diagnosing any issues and replacing wear/tear parts
    people rarely trade in guns that function well

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >people rarely trade in guns that function well

      bullshit. most used guns are barely used.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >bullshit. most used guns are barely used.
        This tbh, most dudes just put shit in a safe and never shoot it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that may be true where you are, but that is definitely not true where I live--bubbaland, nc

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >doesnt look at it until after paying
    fuck you auction bitch
    you get what you deserve

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. OP's fault for not checking before paying.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. OP's fault for not checking before paying.

      Most auction houses never respond to questions about items and never add more pics

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, bought a marlin 45-70 with an 18" barrel he did his own trigger job to. The pull was so light I could set it off racking the lever. It's no fun having a gun like that go off unintentionally. Replacement trigger and hammer made it perfect.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      THE RIFLEMAN

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have a bolt action .22 that domr fudd fucked the trigger trying to lighten it. Damn thing will discharge closing the bolt.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, because I inspect used guns before buying them and I’m not a fucking retard.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    one time i bought a luger at a gun show and the dude gave me a free 'repro' holster with it. and the holster had a stamp on it that was like the sako stamp or something so i looked it up and it was a rare holster for some type of finnish gun like the luger. and i listed that holster on ebay and it sold in 1 day for like $500. so that was kind of like the opposite of a burn i guess

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bought a repro m1 carbine private sale. Tons of feed and extractor issues. I tracked most of it down to some metal burring in the receiver and filed it down a little. Better since, but it still fails to eject fairly often. Not sure how common this sort of problem is for repro carbines, though. Could be most are like that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had one myself that was shit. Just saw one selling locally for $450, the poor guy was asking $800 a couple months ago. Hope he didn't spend too much on it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Spent a grand on mine. It was the first one I bought on my own, a bit after I turned 18. Not the best investment. I'd sell it if only I didn't get so sentimental so easily.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I'd sell it if only I didn't get so sentimental so easily.
          I wish I didn't have that problem; I just can't trade shit in. "But that's the gun I learned x from", "But that was my first (type of action or whatever)", "But I hunted (animal) with that", "But I bought that gun from..." and so on. Wish I wasn't like that as I could easily sell or trade some stuff for things I want. But damn if I wouldn't miss my gun. Probably for the best; I see too many people missing guns they traded.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Very common. Replace the ejector spring and the extractor, should run fine then. Getting the carbine bolt tool would be a good idea if you end up trying this.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What would cause this gore?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bubba's pissing hot handloads.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bubba's Cajun-style pissin'-hot jalepeno handloads went boom and shattered the forcing cone.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Asian Hitler

      Looks like the cylinder and barrel are not aligned when firing. This is a great example of bad timing. Also looks like a lack of a large enough forcing cone, which is the barrel having a funnel to allow the bullet to better align from cylinder to barrel.
      The gore you see is just lead for unjacketed bullets scraping when going from cylinder to barrel.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, I bought a bolt shotgun just like the one I've got already, with a welded magazine, like the one I've got already.
    Turns out the welded magazine was absolutely fucked and it was a single shot shotgun that you could barely load since the floorplate was welded up and bent to fuck.
    Also, I'm pretty sure the stock cracked after 2 shots or there was a crack thee i didn't notice till I fired it. All in all, I was pissed, but at least it was incredibly cheap.
    Pic related is my working one

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Weren’t you trying to find one from USA to send over? Could you 3D print a replacement?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I was, I recently found out a friend has family in America so was going to ask if they could send one. But I have found another one in an auction dirt cheap and the magazine is working in that, so if I win the auction I will just dispose of the one I have. Like I said, the stock is cracked as well, just above the pistol grip. So I will probably just get rid, its not worth the money or hassle.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've bought several used guns but only found one issue, a Rossi Circuit Judge which turned out to have a crack in the stock. Either the seller didn't disclose the crack or perhaps it cracked during shipping. It didn't bother me since I was planning on refinishing the entire gun from the get-go.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >new newbie to guns
    >see Miroku Liberty Chief .38 Spl revolver on Armslist
    >ask seller if it has any problems
    >"No man it's awesome, works perfectly, like new"
    >go to meetup
    >great trigger, kinda light, but super smooth
    >looks fantastic
    >buy it
    >take to range
    >mfw double action only sets off the primers 1/4 of the time, gun will only reliably fire in SA
    >reel it my target after not being able to hit shit with it and see the bullets are keyholing
    >sell for half of what I paid with full disclosure

    Hope hell is real so the guy who sold it to me gets a pineapple shoved up his ass every day for eternity

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That sucks. I've given full disclosures or let the person test fire. I've also bought guns with known defects. A winchester 1300 for 75$ that had a huge dent in the barrel and a split stock. A bit of tlc made it an awesome shotgun. If I would have gotten it without knowing about it I would have been pissed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That sucks. I've given full disclosures or let the person test fire. I've also bought guns with known defects. A winchester 1300 for 75$ that had a huge dent in the barrel and a split stock. A bit of tlc made it an awesome shotgun. If I would have gotten it without knowing about it I would have been pissed.

      >selling used shit while disclosing the flaws in it
      thank you anons, i know this is meant to be kind of a standard thing, but it makes me happy to know there are still good people around

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What

      [...]
      >selling used shit while disclosing the flaws in it
      thank you anons, i know this is meant to be kind of a standard thing, but it makes me happy to know there are still good people around

      said; I got sorta fucked on pic related but since it was ~$100 it was NBD. Cracked firing pin that the seller probably honestly didn't know about. Made my own by tracing the original, still need to make one that's hardened but need the right sheet steel. Probably spent more refinishing the stock and putting an old red dot on it than I did buying the gun. I'm tempted to swap the dot out for a scope and hunt with it, though the dot might be viable for hunting, too. I would've bought many more guns that were project guns but either the seller wasn't honest or they wouldn't budge despite a gun having an issue that either makes the gun nonfunctional or dangerous if it wasn't fixed first.

      After the rod. But the half moon sight makes it complicated to replace. I do have the option of just cutting the barrel which was my original inclination but when I found out how cheap the barrels are it would make more sense to just replace it in my mind. It’s not like I’m going to carry a 38s&w revolver anyways, cut to 2.5” or not.

      It’s currently on the back burner as I have other projects more worthy of money right now. I do believe I could find a shorter barrel for the gun too so making it a snub is still an option.

      I’m honestly lost as to how I could would even replace the front sight if I were to cut the barrel down.. would welding something on be my only option? And would doing so hinder replacing the barrel later on if I opted to go that route in the future?

      >I’m honestly lost as to how I could would even replace the front sight if I were to cut the barrel down.. would welding something on be my only option? And would doing so hinder replacing the barrel later on if I opted to go that route in the future?
      A gunsmith could probably just silver solder a new sight on no problem; that's what's used to hold double barrel shotgun ribs on and it holds up well. You might also be able to sleeve the barrel to save it without chopping it down (depending on how bad that bulge is) but I don't know if I've ever seen anyone sleeve a revolver barrel, not that I've been looking. And I'm not really sure about sleeving a bulged barrel, either. This is something I'd ask a GOOD local gunsmith about.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only buy used guns that are out of production for collector purposes and, while I do take some precautions, I go into it knowing full well that there may be issues.
    I'll never understand why someone would buy a used gun that's still in production and can be bought brand new. Learn to save money lmao.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'll never understand why someone would buy a used gun that's still in production and can be bought brand new.

      because you can sometimes save a lot of money for a virtually new gun. That money can buy more ammo to git gud with. It all comes down to knowing what you're buying and having the ability to perfom a proper inspection.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, moron.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought a Spanish Mauser of k and it was totally ruined. The guy was a fucking asshole from Washington state.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >see maadi from non-shit importer for sale
    >guy will give me discount if I use zelle
    >know zelle is sketchy as fuck
    >send money anyway, sweating bullets
    >get a call from lgs
    >exactly what I ordered
    >entire staff is ooing and aahing over it
    >one offers to buy it off me if I ever want to sell
    I learned that the smalltime sellers (under 1000 reviews, more than 5-10) are nicer and more understanding than bigtime sellers. Had a dude with 2000+ reviews sell me an ar with the wrong bcg. Like holy shit dude

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based Maadi obtainer
      >entire staff is ooing and aahing over it
      Exact same thing happened to me too

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. The only used guns I buy start with H and end with K.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >used gun
    ew why would I want a used gun? that's like cucking yourself by not getting a new fresh tight virgin gun. some else knew that gun inside out. Cycled her, fired her, stripped her. No thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some things just can't be bought new
      >some else knew that gun inside out. Cycled her, fired her, stripped her
      I carry it on because those that came before can no longer do so

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sometimes it takes a real man to step up and finish the plate that the first one left on the table

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The girl in your image is extremely used

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that's like cucking yourself
      But what if it's someone's fetish?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      would buy a widowed gun for sure, yeah buying one from a live man is weird lmao

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no Im always the one selling the fucked up unsafe guns.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I very reluctantly purchased a S&W pre-victory off some literal crack heads for $75. The gun is in very rough condition I spent my time examining it, mostly focusing on the action cylinder and surface ware- but time was also of the essence at the time of buying. I gave them the cash and we parted ways. Spend a good 2 hours scrubbing the gun down head to toe and it turned out looking way better than I thought it would and the action was amazingly smooth but it took me a full day to realize the barrel was bulged at around the 3-1/2 inch mark. No idea how I missed it, I think I was just more concerned about other things and the rifling looked good and the barrel was mostly free of rust.

    I don’t think I got totally fucked and it’s made a pretty badass paper weight in the meantime. Barrels can be had for extremely cheap like $30 or so and I intend to replace it at some point, I’m just in no rush to turn my nice paper weight into a functioning 38S&W revolver.

    I honestly don’t think the crackhead women had any idea it had an issue outside of its poor condition, they thought I was just killing then on it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is the bulge fore or aft of the ejector rod catch/mount? If it's fore(toward the barrel) just have it cut to a shorty and have a new front sight put on.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah mine was chopped so far there is no catch. I had to install a ball/detent in the crane/frame interface in order to have sufficient lockup to make it safe to fire.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        After the rod. But the half moon sight makes it complicated to replace. I do have the option of just cutting the barrel which was my original inclination but when I found out how cheap the barrels are it would make more sense to just replace it in my mind. It’s not like I’m going to carry a 38s&w revolver anyways, cut to 2.5” or not.

        It’s currently on the back burner as I have other projects more worthy of money right now. I do believe I could find a shorter barrel for the gun too so making it a snub is still an option.

        I’m honestly lost as to how I could would even replace the front sight if I were to cut the barrel down.. would welding something on be my only option? And would doing so hinder replacing the barrel later on if I opted to go that route in the future?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had fun with one of those. A "pre-victory" M&P made in 1942 in an early contract for the Brits before S&W went over to full war time production. Originally chambered for the British .38-200(.38S&W) cartridge with a 4, 5 or 6" barrel. It did a tour of WWII, got surplussed back to the US along with a shitload of other victory models. These guns were dirt cheap after the war and a great many of them were converted to fire .38spl(making them more attractive to US buyers) by boring out the cylinders. This job was done with varying techniques and degrees of success. Many also had their barrels shortened and their lanyard holes plugged to make them CCW guns. The variations of custom jobs done on these guns is impressive and you can usually find at least one example on gunbroker any time you look.

      I spent a good deal of time waiting for the right one to convert into a "Fitz Special". I couldn't feel bad about cutting up a gun that was cut up before I was born.

      pic related is before.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        after.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Asian Hitler

          That looks like really good work, however I dont understand the cutting away the trigger guard. Would you please care to explain the reason for cutting the trigger guard?
          I can only assume that its for glove use, however the Fitz special were made for carry and this seems like a dangerous idea.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >
            And why butchered the hammer? Shrouded hammers are pointless for anything but cc and cutting off the trigger guard eliminates that option.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not

            https://i.imgur.com/ux6EvNz.jpg

            after.

            but i have had to mag dump someone before, and the less shit in your way of getting rounds off the better, you go from zero to 100 in a tenth of a second and your mind is running at full capacity so things like snagging are huge, finding the trigger immediatly are also extremely important because you are basically in an announced quick draw. No I wan't green text it, because it was the worst experiance of my life.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              tell me more

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Anyone here ever get burned on buying a used gun?
    three words
    >Royal
    >Tiger
    >imports
    My enfield is trash and does't group at all, but has dope trench art so I still love it. On the other hand my M1 carbine was their cheapest option ($1k) and is a super early production and the gun in excellent shape also one of my current favorite range toys. Buying from RTI is online gambling simple as.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ah, you went in on the 250$ no4 sale too huh? I got a 1963 ishapore
      mine had a bad bolt head (welded a crack between the bridge on the extractor and the bolt head body) and a destroyed cocking piece,rattly wood, along with some generous space in the throat. all in all it worked after some repair, but there was little to no finish on anything on that rifle. I don't know how the Ethiopians fucked up a rifle like that still shoots with full metal jacket, it always keyholes with cast bullets for some reason even though I sized them to .314

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it was the $450 "b" grade wwi britt gun

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          sorry meant wwii no. 4

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          oh shit, damn dude, you got screwed then. mine was a c grade ethiopian bulk find

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The carvings from some board starvin marvin did make it into my favorite wall hanger at least.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              honestly, your unga bunga rifle would probably would be worth rebarreling, not like the barrels are hard to find, but fuck me is it hard in my area to find a gunsmith who is willing and able to rebarrel a common action like a small/large ring mauser, a mosin, a carcano, or an enfield action. I had to chamber my hunting rifle myself

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Leaf here...

    I bought a sporterised Veterli rifle when I was 18-- no PAL required.

    technically not burned--as i was basically told ammo for it was unobtainable unless I converted it to centre fire--and even then id have to form my own brass and handload.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Easy at to convert. Just drill bolt and use a rcbs decapping pin for a firing pin. Hardest part is getting something to hold it in place, I went the hard way but you can 3d print a holder.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bought a 1898 Krag off of gunbroker only for it to arrive as seen in pic related. Managed to return it for a full refund which was nice but I've been looking for another nice 1898 Krag since.
    >10 months later and still don't have one
    Kill me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bought a 1898 Krag
      Yeah, Kragged in half

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        oh shit loool

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I got fucked. H&R with good timing. Decent shape. And a cracked forcing cone. I still need to find a scrap of .22lr rifle barrel for cheap and a gunsmith that both won't charge an absurd amount to unpin and remove, then cut and fit a section of barrel and install and repin a barrel and also isn't totally incompetent. Hardest part is going to be threading and cutting a forcing cone; the only other thing that has to be done to the barrel is crowning, cold blue, and installing a front sight, which I can probably provide. Worse yet was a large chain store was bidding against me on this one; imagine if some poor retard bought this thing from a nationwide chain sporting goods store and had no clue. I haven't even fired it because I like my fingers. I have been tempted to put some Aguila CBs through it, though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/yLjsaFE.png

      I checked all I could; I was surprised they let me cycle it by hand, though I don't think they were happy about it. Couldn't take the cylinder out (easy to do on this model) but I did take a peek in the barrel as best I could. Totally missed this, though, thanks due to weird lighting. Locks up tight enough and surprisingly well for a (IIRC) near 100 year old revolver. I did find out someone fucked with it, though; the front sight and barrel length are wrong for this model so the barrel has been chopped at some point. It's one of those "when I get around to it" and "when I have some spare money..." projects.

      no bully, but how does f'ing 22lr which can be fired from a barrel made from a brake line find a way to crack a forcing cone? If I were you I wouldn't have even checked either because "it's just 22lr", it's not like it see's pissing hot hand loads.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have no fucking clue how someone cracks a forcing cone with .22lr. The only thing I can think is it wasn't made with the best steel as it was a somewhat budget revolver, though better than Iver Johnson IMO, and someone fired a bunch of CCI Stingers through it. Look at the second pic; I can only imagine it also had a lot of corrosive ammo shot through it and it was let to sit. That ammo, assuming said corrosive .22 existed, must be older than the gun; I don't know the last time .22lr/long/short was corrosive! I have some old ammo and a lot of the Remington, at least, advertises it as "sta-clean", which IIRC is non- corrosive. The pits could easily weaken the barrel, though, which is why I assumed it cracked (along with stingers). It may have hit the edge of the forcing cone, but the lockup is pretty tight for its age; that I DID check and it didn't have much wiggle room. What little it did was small enough that I didn't see it as an issue. I didn't even think to check the forcing cone, but I gave it a quick look. Nothing looked out of the ordinary until I took the cylinder out at home.

        All I really want to use it for is trapping, the odd range trip, and maybe hunting (though I have to check hunting regs). Very light, pretty small, decent sight radius.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I checked all I could; I was surprised they let me cycle it by hand, though I don't think they were happy about it. Couldn't take the cylinder out (easy to do on this model) but I did take a peek in the barrel as best I could. Totally missed this, though, thanks due to weird lighting. Locks up tight enough and surprisingly well for a (IIRC) near 100 year old revolver. I did find out someone fucked with it, though; the front sight and barrel length are wrong for this model so the barrel has been chopped at some point. It's one of those "when I get around to it" and "when I have some spare money..." projects.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I trusted Sweaty Ben once on a CZ50 it came rusted to hell and the hammer fails to stay down after the slide cycles.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was burnt a bit on a chinese conversion arisaka. It was a type 38 converted to 7.62x39 and i was all about it because it would be stupid cheap to use compared to my other type 38. Unfortunately the chinese converted it without altering the chamber so it straightwalled the cartridge and did not put the bullet all the way forward, thus making the gun just about useless.
    Its a real shame, i wanted it to work out so badly.
    I sold it to a senile boomer that did not care what it was and only lost 50 on it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What a shame; I really wanted one of those but I'm hesitant ever since I saw your original post.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like the brass my dad showed me after he fired a 308 through a 270 Remington 700. Gun survived without damage.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Check it to see if it is 8x57. They did a bunch to go with their 88's and 98's.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got a rifle number 4 with good rifling that keyholes like a mother. No clue why. It happens.
    I talked to some guys about a new AR I got that has something wrong beyond my ability to fix, the zero shifts around from center to way far right. Anyways the old boomer told me to sale it on because you could never see the issue duing a sale.
    I wont do it, i would never burden someone else with this problem.
    Its a difference in mintality.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I got a rifle number 4 with good rifling that keyholes like a mother. No clue why. It happens.
      Oversized bore or weird crown problem? I'd get a casting done of the barrel (lead or a special metal product) and see if it's the right size. Might have to custom load with slightly larger bullets, who knows. I don't know much about that kind of thing but going from memory that may be your issue. Also check the last couple inches of the barrel; that's what matters the most. I watched a video with C&RSenal (Othias) where they were watching a video about making military rifles and IIRC the video or Othias mentioned really the last couple of inches were what mattered the most. The barrel could have a slight bend, and if at least the last couple inches were good and straight, it wouldn't matter much.
      >I wont do it, i would never burden someone else with this problem.
      Me either; just can't sell a problem gun and the little cash I'd get for it isn't worth it. I figure I at least keep them out of buybacks and hopefully fix them eventually.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I am thinking I need to have a look at the mussel on the number 4 i think it might be getting kipped at the end.

        And yeah a used gun on the budget end might be all someone can afford. I would not want to get some poor killed because I needed 200 bucks.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah a couple times because I do not learn from my mistakes.
    First
    >be me
    >go to gunshow
    >see table filled with sporter rifles and shotguns
    >see a 1917 sporter
    >enjoy the feel and look
    >buy it
    >turns out when the rear sight they also cut off the bolt stop rest too
    >now have essentially a single shot 3006 rifle

    second time
    > go to another gun show
    >look around and see a cool rem mod 11
    >it's a bit rough on the outside but the internals look good
    >talk with the seller for a bit and say I'll buy it
    >lower the price randomly to 265 think he a cool guy
    >shoot 15 rounds through the old gun and store away
    >decide to deep clean the gun before going to shoot clays
    >look at the bolt see a huge crack
    >feel depressed for a couple days
    So yeah now I have more guns to my list that need not be fixed.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    First gun was a turkshit semi auto 12g from a pawn

    Worked fine and dandy for 2 range trips, one day the bolt was stuck forward, never worked again, some autist like ourselves helped me get it unstuck but advised I not fire it anymore for fear of damaging the operator

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buying a gun some stranger has had his hands all over; doing unspeakable things to it behind closed doors
    No thanks. I only buy virgin guns.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Got a few milsurps online that had barrel bulges/rings like a luger and a mosin and the sellers never listed that info and basically ghosted me on both occasions. They both shoot but I dont like it

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've only bought one used gun, and it was hardly used.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    got an ishapore enfield 2a1 in .308, looked good on the outside but when i took it apart the barrel looked like it had been run over by a tank. a bore sight won't even come out in a dot, turns into a moon. picture related. the back part of the stock is also cracked

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wew

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's fucked, absolutely no way to find a replacement either. the stock i can fix with acraglass easy but the bore isn't even safe to fire tbh

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nearly. I bought one of Uli’s B grade Lebel 1886s from RTI a couple years ago. Came to FFL and the thing was leaking rusty water or WD40 (def not oil) and the barrel was completely obstructed. Refused delivery and RTI was going to stick me with a restock fee plus shipping but I got Uli’s personal email through a friend of a friend and got all my money back. I have pics somewhere but I CBF to post them unless someone is interested.

    For reference I bought a No1 mkiii from them that was also B grade and while it was filthy and had some cracked furniture the bore was good and everything functioned great after a thorough cleaning

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kinda. Bought a SW 686 for a stellar deal. He shipped it to me as it was very far away and I couldn’t see it in person. Turns out the retard broke the star ejector spring and for some reason the hammer block would rub up against the side plate so that cocking it for single action was very difficult. Didn’t take long to fix it though. I sent him an email telling him how wonderful of a deal it was and how easily I fixed the problems he neglected to mention

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wouldn't buy a used gun so no

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Twice.

    First purchase was a pre-86 Marlin Model 60 that I bought for like $70. Both the ears on the bolt snapped off on me. So the hammer doesnt want to reset. This was like 10 years ago. Never once fired the damn thing and still have yet to repair it. I'll keep it as a throw away when they come knocking.

    Then when I bought an AR Five Seven. Nothing against the rifle, but boy was I ignorant of 5.7 ammo prices.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bought a hp22a for 70 bucks...half the components inside are broken.
    Bought a beretta 21a. Slide pops off with each shot.

    That's what I get for buying off gunbroker

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bought a hp22a for 70 bucks...half the components inside are broken.
      The most common mistake people make with an HP-22 is putting the recoil spring retaining clip/takedown lever (part 251) in on top of the retaining bar instead of into the slot in the middle. This is not helped by the inaccurate parts diagram in the manual. You're also supposed to reverse the barrel and use the flat on the bottom to hold down the recoil spring while compressing it for re-assembly. If you fuck this up, it can crack the takedown lever and severely kink the recoil spring.
      Parts 208 and 250 are often deliberately modified to disable the redundant magazine/slide lockout safety (the gun otherwise keeps you from ejecting a mag unless you've engaged the slide lock). If someone's bubba'ing the gun they usually just dremel the tab off of #250. There's a slightly more complicated and reversible way to bend both parts to override the magazine lock while still letting you lock the slide.
      The third most-common way people fuck one up is by using super-hot loads in it with a kinked spring. Check for small cracks in the frame around the takedown bar and the "ears" by the hammer, as well as the spring's bracing surface on the front of the slide. I like to just soak it in sharpie and then use a paper towel to wipe it off once it's dry - it'll highlight any developing cracks in the metal. Sadly, if the slide or frame cracks, the gun's basically a writeoff since it's all cast zinc. So if you've had to replace the spring on a used one, I wouldn't start pumping Stingers through it.

      Fortunately Phoenix sells the springs for $6 a four-pack and almost all of the internal parts cost less than a fiver. https://www.phoenix-arms.com/collections/frame-components
      So if you paid $70 for a $100 gun you can replace about half the parts and still break even.

      >bought an HP-22A range kit that someone fucked the spring on for under $50, got it running for $11.

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