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Cabelas just called me, they want the SKS I bought back.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gasitman, Feb 9, 2012.

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  1. Gasitman

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    Some guy just called and said that they wanted all people that bought an SKS from them, (the one I got for $199) back. They said do not fire it, as it is a demilitarized firearm. *** does that mean? Will this bad boy go full auto? If so, I dam sure am not taking it back. I already put 200 rounds through it.

    He said that I would get a letter in the mail, and he could not go into great details, but I needed to get it back to them ASAP. Anyone else get a phone call? When I get the letter, I will post it up on here. This is strange to say the least.
     
  2. mshootnit

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    strange!.....:confused:
     
  3. WardenWolf

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    It means it's been modified so as to be non-functional or not safe to shoot. In essence turning it into a wall hanger. This generally means permanent damage to the receiver. Yours is probably fine, but they may have gotten a few that weren't. There was also a case several years back of Norinco SKS's slamfiring due to free-floating firing pins. They recalled them all and added a return spring to prevent this. It's possible you may just have an unmodified Norinco.

    If it "could" go full auto, you better send it back. They already have your name, address, and phone number. And I guarantee you the ATF will come knocking.
     
  4. billdeserthills

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    Demiliterized usually means the gun was altered in some way to keep it from firing, maybe they're afraid that yours can actually shoot off a round?
     
  5. Gasitman

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    Like I said, I already put 200 rounds through it with no issues. IDK, I guess I will take it back, but they need to replace it with the same, and not charge me extra. It is not a norinco, it is a yugo from 1987.
     
  6. xxxleafybugxxx

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    If I were you, I'd take it back, and see if you can't get something extra for your troubles. If not, get a gun you know will be safe to shoot. Its not like they wan't it back because they're rare. Be smart about it
     
  7. Gasitman

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    What bothers me the most is, they still have all my info from a gun I bought 5 months ago. What else are they tracking? Should I pull out my tinfoil hat?
     
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    FFL's are required to hold all records for 20 years. You better have a lot of foil hats.
     
  9. Positivity

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    @Gasitman

    Don't forget to start scanning the airwaves for military chatter.
     
  10. nathan

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    Any pic of the SKs?
     
  11. Gasitman

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    The store just called me back, apparently some of the sks's had a hole drilled into the receiver and was making it unsafe. He said that the calls were going out from corporate, and what they should of been saying is call the store before you make the trip. Mine is fine, and all is good. Seems to me the jackass at corporate needs to pull his head out of his ass and do his job right. I will still get a letter, so I will bump this thread then and post it, but for now, all is good.
     
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    How many did they sell?
    I think they may have underpriced them and are trying to get them back for resale at the right price at another store that they wil ship them to.
    You DON'T have to return the rifle.
    If it is an ATF glitch, let them come and tell you.
    If the rifle is really "demilled" have a gunsmith check it out and see if that is the case, I kind of doubt that since you said you fired 200 rounds and I am assuming you still have your face and eyeballs,,,
    (Actually ATF usually sends out a letter first if there is an import dispute.
    They did this with a firm that sold several dozen unaltered Russian Tokarev pistols a few years back.
    If you returned the pistol to the company, By law they gave your money back, if you elected to try and keep the pistol, ATF came a knockin' with a seizure letter and receipt.)
    eta: $200 LOST MAY BE A GAMBLE TO TAKE.
     
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    ... n/m, Bently beat me to it.
     
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    What doesn't make sense is why would you purchase a firearm from a FFL knowing you have to provide all of that info? :confused: Depending on the state you live in, a private sale might eliminate that....or it may not.
     
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    "Seems to me the jackass at corporate needs to pull his head out of his ass and do his job right."

    Well put.

    If they want you and the gun at the store, talk to a manager, and let him know how upset you and your your wife were about this. You know, the potential KB? He will make things right with free b's.
     
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    "Seems to me the jackass at corporate needs to pull his head out of his ass and do his job right."

    Your quote above does not represent "the high road" we strive for on this forum. You have a right to be a bit upset about this. But nothing happened, so no harm, no foul. Relax and enjoy your new gun. No need to ream anyone out over this. Besides, how would YOU feel if YOU were the guy in charge of stuff, and you made a mistake that let a handful of possibly-dangerous firearms slip into the unsuspecting hands of the public? Everyone's human. The guy probably just panicked and told them to call everyone back to the store for inspection, and the story got garbled, as it usually does when passed on from person to person. Like I said, just chill out. Everything's fine. No need for name-calling.
     
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    If just give full refund, tell them you want extra s for your time and hassle. The expense on gas is not to be taken lightly. Per gallon today was like $ 3.50.
     
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    Tracking?

    I get email ads from places I bought 1 thing from 5 years ago. Why would SG be any different?

    BSW
     
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    If it's not an ATF import issue, you don't have to do anything.

    He's covering his/Cabela's butt. If a few dangerous rifles got sold, but they don't know which ones are which, they're going to notify everybody who bought one. Once you've been advised and made a decision to either return it or ignore the admonishment, it's now on you if the thing blows up in your face, etc.

    If I found out the brand of brake rotors I've been installing were having catastrophic failures, I'd contact all the customer who's vehicles I'd installed them on and document those calls. Anyone who chose not to come in and get them swapped out assumes a known risk and all the liability that goes with it.
     
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    "What doesn't make sense is why would you purchase a firearm from a FFL knowing you have to provide all of that info?"

    What doesn't make sense is why someone as highly suspicious as you appear to be is posting on the internet where they can keep track of you. Wouldn't you be better off to drop completely off the radar and simply disappear?
     
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    If the gun is ok I would keep it unless they can replace it with one that's equal. The SKS keeps going up in price.
     
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    What did you think happened to all that paperwork you filled out when they transferred the gun to you?
     
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    Why, what harm was done???
     
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