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Ever sell a gun you never fired?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by igotta40, Aug 31, 2022.

  1. igotta40

    igotta40 Member

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    Just curious if there’s a gun you bought new, never used it, and sold it off. I have, more than once.
     
  2. GRIZ22

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    No
     
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  3. Ignition Override

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    Yes.
    An M-1 Garand Service Grade Special, which the CMP rep said had been stored in grease (cosmo) in Greece.
    During a day off between operating trips in ATL (Atlanta Airport) I rented a car and drove via Camp Creek & I-20 to Anniston.

    It was so nice with what appeared to be new wood and unworn metal that I never tried it. It wasn't my only Garand.
     
  4. NuclearMeltdown

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    A Swiss K31 and a Turkish Mauser. I had other Mausers and Swiss rifles at the time.

    A 50th Anniversary Blackhawk that I ended up trading for a GP100 plus cash.

    Almost forgot too. A CVA Bobcat .50 percussion muzzle-loader that I got for $49 at Wal-Mart. I consigned it and somebody bought it for a muzzle-loader season in a neighboring state. That would have been fun to shoot though.
     
  5. mope540

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    Bought a 10mm Ruger 1911 for a touch over $800. 'Panic buying' set in before I had a chance to shoot it, and I listed it on GB. It sold for $1200.
    Surely some dolts will call me 'greedy' when it was the buyer's fault for willingly paying that much.
    Also sold a nib Remington 700 (.308) at cost to my brother.
     
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  6. guyfromohio

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    Way too many times.
     
  7. jmr40

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    Yes. Was in a pawn shop on a Friday afternoon looking for deals shortly after hunting season ended. Guy comes in wanting to sell a Remington 700 in 270 for $200. Needs rent money NOW. The shop owner declines to buy it. I give the guy $200 for it. I sold it at a gunshow Saturday morning for $300.

    I had a Beretta 92 that shot great but was in rough shape. I ran across an identical used Beretta in a local gun shop. The guy had it priced cheap because he didn't like Beretta's, but I knew he loved Ruger pistols. I drove to a 2nd gun shop and traded my beat up 92 even for a Ruger P90 in 45. Drove back to the 1st shop and traded the Ruger even for the Beretta. I never took the Ruger pistol home.
     
  8. earlthegoat2

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    I’ve done it a lot as well. Almost always on deals that were too good to pass up. Other times, on impulse, when I had an idea in my head, made the purchase then had a better idea soon after.

    I’ve bought ammo before I bought the gun, then the gun, then sold it with the ammo before firing it. I had every intention of shooting it but it just didn’t work out that way.

    I will disclose that I never have fired it to the buyer.
     
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  9. dh1633pm

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    I sold a couple Japanese Arisaka rifles that I acquired and never shot. Also I traded a Enfield MK1 that I had never shot. I have more than a few rifles that I have never shot.
     
  10. Mark 40

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    Add me to the list........
     
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  11. doubleh

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    Two and received quite bit more than I payed for them. I think I even received enough to beat inflation a little.
     
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  12. SDDAVE56

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    Yes, nazi marked CZ 27. Doubled my money ten days later.
     
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  13. 375supermag

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    Yes...
    I won a Remington 870 in a raffle.
    Didn't need it...I had several other 12ga shotguns that I used regularly.
    I went through a divorce and sold the Remington along with quite a few other firearms. I eventually replaced most of the other guns with identical models but I have never bought another Remington 870.
    I still need to replace a couple of the other firearms I sold during that divorce even though I have since acquired dozens of other firearms. The exact models and calibers just haven't been a priority in the intervening 30+ years...maybe someday I will acquire another custom .30/06 on a Remington 700 action and another scoped Super RedHawk in .44Magnum with a 9-1/2" barrel.
     
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  14. .38 Special

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    Back in my "serious" gun trading days I often would take in guns that I had no use for, fully intending to trade them off for something else.
     
  15. 3sport

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    Yes. A Colt 1911 45 purchased from a friend. I let it sit in my gun cabinet for a few years and finally sold it, without ever firing it. In preparation for shooting that Colt, I did load quite a few 45 ACP cartridges on my reloading bench specifically for that gun. It was the only 45 caliber I have ever owned. And I still have those cartridges along with a lot more components to reload more. Some day I will have to get another 45 caliber to take advantage of all the 45 ammunition and reloading components that are sitting idle.
     
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  16. jag22

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    I will, just not yet. I have bought a couple of new, unfired, still in the box. Couple of pistols and a rifle. Doubt that I'll
    make much but I liked the idea. That's what collecting is all about.
     
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  17. Captcurt

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    I have sold several that I never pulled the trigger on. Most of them were used when I bought them, but there has been a few that were new. I had seven O/U shotguns at one time and only shot two or three of them.
     
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  18. EddieG54

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    Won a Henry golden boy 22LR in a raffle. It sat in the safe for several months and I never shot it. My brother asked if I was interested in selling it. He has it now (still unfired).
     
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  19. Riomouse911

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    I have bought several guns over the years that I ultimately sold without ever shooting. A 1917 .30-06, SKB 20 gauge, a couple of shotguns, etc.

    None were new, just new to me.

    Stay safe.
     
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  20. Choctaw

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    Yep.
     
  21. Meeks36

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    Did a time or two. Now if I own it. It’ll get shot at least once. Life’s to short not to shoot it.
     
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  22. Archie

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    One or twice. As mentioned, I won a rifle (.22 long rifle version of AR 'style') and sold it back to the dealer for current wholesale price. (The ticket for the raffle - only one - cost $1.00, Yankee money) I did financially well out of the deal.
    I have a couple rifles (Ruger No 1) that have not been fired. As they are large danger game calibers, I likely will never have use for them. But someone will want them bad.
     
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  23. LiveLife

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    Yes. FFL friend got a Remington 760 on a trade-in and he didn't want it and sold it to me really cheap ... Then a coworker friend found out and really, really wanted it so it was sold off without having fired a single round. Since the buyer was a friend, I extended the same low price I paid.
     
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  24. WisBorn

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    Bought is the key word here.
    I have sold four guns with out firing that I won at Sportsman Banquets. I also shot a few that I won then sold.
     
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  25. epags

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    Nope! For me, it would be like ordering a T-bone steak (rare w/baked potato, Caeser salad and a fine red wine) dinner and leaving it uneaten. o_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
     
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