To Buy Or Not To Buy??


August 23, 2004, 05:01 PM
OK milsurpies, I found a 1909 Argentine. Metal runs 99%, wood a sold 95%, I havent looked at bore yet. Even has brass muzzle cover. No import marks I can see....

Can get it for $400...

Buy or not to buy...


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August 23, 2004, 05:24 PM
get dear ol dad to buy it for you. an early x-mas present.

August 23, 2004, 05:37 PM
Not a question of how or whether but of worth...


August 23, 2004, 05:50 PM
I'm not partial to the Argentine as a shooter or as anything other than an action to sporterize. Since the described condition sounds like ii would be a Crime Against Humanity <tm> to Bubba-ize it, I would pass on it

More importantly, the fact that you have to ask tells me that you have your doubts as well. All the more reason to leave it to someone who wants it and instinctively knows it.

August 23, 2004, 06:34 PM
I'm in full agreement with RBernie. I've never regretted "missing out" on a gun that I passed on, when I had the time to get home peruse the 'net, and pose a "should I buy it?" question. If I didn't turn around in the traffic for that toy, it didn't bite me good enough to make me green with envy.

remember DeNiro in 'Ronin': "whenever there's any doubt, there is no doubt".

I'll have to amend that--if you can sell it for 95-97% of what your total costs will be, then I'd do it, if it's a question of curiousity. At least that way, your "rental costs" will only be ~5%. If it's a gun whose configuration and ergonomics you're familiar with, and you still pose these questions, I'd pass outright.

August 23, 2004, 06:40 PM
Oh it bit me alright, Ive looked at it 6 times....


August 23, 2004, 06:56 PM
To shoot, or to hold? Buying it to look at is OK, if ya have the finances to support it. But quality ammo for 'em isn't exactly jumping off of trees (unless you want to load for it) if you want to use it, which is why I'd only consider it as a starting point for a sporterized field rifle.

If you've looked six times already - it DOES sound as if you want it, just to have it. So have it - $400 isn't a bad price at all for the condition you describe. :-)

August 23, 2004, 08:56 PM
whats the link? share with the rest of the class!

August 24, 2004, 04:30 PM
Buy it. It may not be the best weapon ever made. It may not be the best price, but you clearly have fallen in love with the gun. If you don't buy it you will regret it until the day you die. (begin swinging pocket watch) Go. Now. But the gun. You want the gun. You need the gun. Get up. Find your pants. Go buy the gun. You can never have too many. (stop swinging pocket watch.)

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