Factory Blemished FN SCAR's?


March 13, 2010, 05:42 PM
I've noticed a few FN SCAR's on gunbroker recently that are listed as "factory blemished" and come with a letter from FN stating that the gun is sold "as is" with no warranty.

I've never seen a gun company sell what is essentially factory seconds before. Wouldn't one be taking a chance spending over $2k on a rifle that comes from the factory in "as is" condition with no warranty on top of that? Especially considering you can get a new unblemished SCAR with a lifetime warranty for around $2700 now.

Here's a couple examples I found on gunbroker....



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March 13, 2010, 06:57 PM
Check out the CMMG Bargain Bin.

For a relatively new market offering, it is surprising they'd be willing to potentially get negative press from these units if they truly are defective...otherwise, why not warranty them?

/It's nice when a company stands behind their product.

March 13, 2010, 07:14 PM
I checked the two ads under post #1, neither mentioned anything about no factory warranty that I could find, although the first ad said "no returns" which seems like a store policy. It looks like they didn't get the receiver cleaned/degreased around the screw holes before they painted/powder-coated the guns. Whatever the issue, it seems like a finish issue, not a mechanical one. It may be that the warranty won't cover the flawed finish, but will cover any other mechanical issues.


March 14, 2010, 12:43 AM
There is a lot of talk about these over on AR15.com. It is strictly cosmetic issues with the guns and nothingat all mechanical.

Juice Boxes
March 14, 2010, 12:47 AM
I got my Scar from a reputable dealer for only $2400 new with warranty. I don't see the point of saving only 200 bucks or less.

March 14, 2010, 03:44 AM
Looks like oil used in the process, drilling holes was not cleaned off properly before the parts were finish coated.
Nice rifle, still a bit too much I think.

March 14, 2010, 09:05 AM
That seems like a crappy thing for FN to do. Can't be good for resale value down the road on those that bought FN scars at full price.

March 14, 2010, 11:12 AM
ive seen many factory blemished knives for sale,but never too many blemished guns,especially at that price. they should have just stripped down & refinished the gun over again,or mark it down to about 1700.00 or so; that would make it more worth it...

March 14, 2010, 03:01 PM
I don't see the problem with this. Just because someone is trying to sell them at $2200, doesn't mean FN asks for that much. Someone on FN forum bought one for $1900+. The issue is pure cosmetic, it won't affect the function of the otherwise a brand new gun.
I think FN did the right thing. The SCAR, is not that easy to find, so why dellay the delivery of rifles because of this? The more of them on the market the better.

Juice Boxes
March 14, 2010, 09:29 PM
It might seem like a good idea if someone is going to duracote or refinish it. If I wanted a custom paint job on a scar i would defiantly jump on a 1900 dollar one.

March 14, 2010, 11:20 PM
If you could get them cheaper than that so you are actualy saving say $500 or so I'd buy one. Its a rifle, its not ment to look pretty. Spray some Duracoat on it and no one will know.

March 15, 2010, 08:41 AM
That baby **** brown is reason enough to Duracoat it in black or OD so it not only looks right ... but make the upper and lower match too :)

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