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Can you identify this rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Kentucky, Jan 9, 2009.

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  1. cracked butt

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    That photo, ad, and price have 'bait' written all over them.

    For your own sake, forget about even seeing the ad and walk away from it. Nothing good could come out of you inspecting the rifle.
     
  2. Eightball

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    I'm not saying anything on it being a "sting" or not.....but tell me--why would you buy a really random and odd looking firearm-ish thing that comes with a drum mag, for $150 if you had no idea what it was?

    I'm just stuck on the "I have no idea what this is, but it seems like a good deal on whatever it, so I'm buying it" thing. If it was some old S&W and you didn't know the type, that's one thing--something that looks freakishly weird and is belt-fed for 1/10 of firearms with similar aesthetics just seems less than wise, to me.
     
  3. gunmaker2872

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    Why not take a look at it? Ive found a few deals out there were people didnt know what there gun was worth,, and as long as it didnt state anywhere that its a F.A then why would one assume it is? just call the guy and get some details about it,,,, could be a steal of a deal
     
  4. pdowg881

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    Ask for a picture of the other side of the gun.
     
  5. dcoop

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    I would call the guy and ask to make sure its semi-auto or demilled. There is a slight chance the guy has no idea what the value really is. It may just look like a beat up old rifle to him.
     
  6. Golden Hound

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    This thread makes me really sad...sad that so many people are (quite justifiably) afraid at the idea of purchasing something that we as Americans have every right to own. The current system of firearms regulation and the NFA are totally insane and evil, and in an ideal world, things like this RPD would be readily available and nobody would ever have to fear going to jail for buying one.
     
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    +1

    Agreed.
     
  8. Im283

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    somebody really needs to explain to me how you get arrested for responding to an ad and going to look at a firearm.

    Aside from entrapment being one problem here what is a potential purchaser doing illegal?

    Look at the rifle and determine if it is a fully or demilled or whatever.
     
  9. sinistr

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    who knows?this week alone, someone in london found one of worlds rarest cars sitting in a storage shed.then an old lady found the first baseball card ever made in a box of stuff from a yard sale. she put it on ebay for $10.00,got skeptical calls and found out it was worth $100,000.im guessing demilled though.
     
  10. expvideo

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    Even a complete idiot with no knowledge of firearms would know that a belt fed rifle would fetch a whole lot more than $150. If it sounds too good to be true it is.

    LOL. You obviously have no understanding of the criminal justice system. Let's assume you are broke and stupid enough to show up for this "bargain"... You will not be able to afford a lawyer. You will be assigned an idiot public defender who is only concerned with getting you to accept a plea deal. You'll sit in jail until you do, because the bail will be rediculous. After all, you were trying to buy a machinegun. You will lose your job and so on. Eventually you will either lose the case, because your public defender is not that good, or you will get a great plea bargain. All the government wants you to do is accept the plea bargain.

    I can tell you honestly, for real, this is not worth it. You don't have to buy the gun. You've promised to buy the gun and you've shown up to buy the gun. That's all that matters. They aren't going to wait to see the money or anything like that. You will be arrested before you've even stepped out of your car.

    And you're probably not the only one showing up to purchase the item. If it's a sting there are probably several potential buyers showing up to be arrested.
     
  11. Clint C

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    Is there any foil left in this world for my lunch meat sandwich?
     
  12. R.W.Dale

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    RFID chips inside ammo is tinfoil hat,

    $150 Machine gun is either a sting or scam. If you cannot tell the difference you've got bigger problems than what to wrap your sandwich with?
     
  13. HB

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    It doubt it's a scam or sting, either a vet's kid with an old souvinier or somebody trying to dump a hot gun (but a river is better:uhoh:)

    HB
     
  14. R.W.Dale

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    Either way the OP needs to have as little as possible to do with it
     
  15. Brian41

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    I'd say run away. I had a chacne a few weeks back to buy a excelent looking Marlin camp 9 for $200 bucks from a craigslist ad. Guy's emails said "dave" at the bottom, we conversed via email, he sent me several pictures from different agles, depicting an in-tact serial number, so i'm thinking this over pretty seriously.

    Next morning i call the number he sent me in the emails and i ask for dave. "dave? you must have the wrong number man" so i hang up and email the guy...."you must have typed your number in the email wrong, tried to call you but guy who answered said tehre was no 'davd'"

    email he responded with said "ooh, that's just a name i use to sell stuff" and "and sorry, i already sold the gun, it was my buddy's form out of state he just wanted me to get rid of it for him"



    I'm saying think seriously about running away from this. IF you do go check it out, take someone with you, preferably an LEO you have a close relationship with. MY bro-in-law's with the Sherifs' dept he was going to come with me on the buy if "dave" hadn't ended up so sketchy
     
  16. Golden Hound

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    What exactly are they going to arrest this guy for, if he just showed up to look at the gun?
     
  17. R.W.Dale

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    He said he would buy it already over the phone, if it's a sting he's already committed himself in the eyes of the law, showing up will result in instant arrest. No different than internet sex stings.
     
  18. Threeband

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    By the way, does anybody still think this is a free country?
     
  19. LeibstandarteAdH

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    pictures or it didnt happen
     
  20. GTFord1

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    Lots of sweet, sweet paranoia and supposed scenarios in this thread.
     
  21. proven

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    LOL and you obviously have no understanding of the law.

    LOL and you obviously have no understanding of how the BATFE conducts sting operations.

    where do they find you guys? honestly? :rolleyes:
     
  22. proven

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    krochus- he agreed to buy a RIFLE. that is not a crime. it was not advertised as a machine-gun.

    the BATFE doesn't entrap people by advertising a rifle for sale and when you show up to buy it, slap the cuffs on and yell "GOTCHA! it's a machine-gun!" as they cart you off to prison.

    some of you guys have seen to many b-rated action movies.
     
  23. proven

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    golden hound-

    sad is an understatement for this thread.
     
  24. GTFord1

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    Indeed. This sounds like some kooky gunshop talk from a couple of stereotypical 70 year old guys who don't believe anything anyone tells them.
     
  25. R.W.Dale

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    OK then hotshot lets break down the possibilities here

    ONE It's a sting and he shows up to take delivery of a machine gun he promised to buy, he goes to prision

    TWO It's an unregistered machine gun that he's advertised buying all across the internet. He goes to prision

    THREE It's a setup, he gets shanked in the back for his truck. He's DEAD

    FOUR The rifle in question is a very valuable $3000+ rare semiautomatic version of a Chinese machine gun.....For $150 He wakes up

    Why would you even entertain the notion of viewing the "merchandise" given the baggage of what's in question coupled with the price.

    Have you looked at the price and what this thread is about, We ain't talkin about a Ruger 10-22 here, also note the post count of all you "curiosity killed the cat" advocates
     
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