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How many of your guns are new/used

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jrob24, Sep 21, 2003.

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  1. Jrob24

    Jrob24 Member

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    I'm just wondering about how often THR members purchase a gun new vs. a used one.

    One of my guns I bought new, the other used.
     
  2. Razor

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    50/50
     
  3. riverdog

    riverdog Member

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    About 50-50. A lot of the guns I like can only be found used.
     
  4. DWS1117

    DWS1117 Member

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    All have been new. I just haven't found any used gun that I felt was worth the asking price. At least not when I had to cash to buy.
     
  5. Black Snowman

    Black Snowman Member

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    Most of mine have been new or gifts. Only bought one used gun from a friend.
     
  6. J Miller

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    Most of the guns I want are no longer available new, or have been corrupted with afterthought saftys, and locks. So I buy used most of the time.
     
  7. telewinz

    telewinz Member

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    Its very, very rare for me to buy a new gun. They lose so much value once you walk out the door that I long ago started buying just used.
     
  8. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

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    About 30/70 thanks to my C&R license.
     
  9. jar

    jar Member

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    Very few of my guns are new although a few were unfired when I got them. I would prefer to find a used gun rather than a new one in most cases. Since most guns, particularly handguns, will have an average lifespan far longer than most of us, buying used simply makes good sense. In addition, so many of the guns I want haven't been made in twenty to fifty years so buying used is almost a necessity.
     
  10. glockten

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    Of my current collection:

    23% used
    77% new
     
  11. semf

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    Out of 45 guns 2 were new. I work for a service company and have as one of my customers a major pawn shop chain and several small shops. They give me good deals on average $50 to $100 less than I've seen posted in the forums. Sometimes they even call me before they take something into see if I'm interested. And give me extra lay a way time if I need it
    Also as was said earlier as soon as a new gun leaves a shop it's not new anymore. I've seen alot of used guns in the shops that look like they've never been fired. I bought a Ruger MkI once 7 years after they were out of the catalog that still had the factory grease NIB for $100. I also bought a Almost NIB Norinco for $275. My used Randal 1911 was $400 I saw the exact same gun at the last show for $1100( he won't get it but it was still fun to see)
     
  12. vertigo7

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    20% new
    80% used
     
  13. jsalcedo

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    25% new
    Many of the used guns I bought looked, felt, and smelled new.

    Saving 25% to 40% over a NIB for just lacking a box and warranty card
    is worth it.

    I don't have a gun shopping list so it is nice to pick up a new one as they are discovered.
     
  14. Kharn

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    How should C&Rs be counted? I've only bought my C&Rs from distributors' newly imported stock, so I'm thinking they'd count as new (but I'm not going to count them for this thread).

    I had one used gun (Ruger MkII Government), bought it solely because of MD's integral lock law, but that had issues so Ruger replaced it with a new pistol. Now I'm back to 100% new, from 90% for my modern firearms.

    Kharn
     
  15. JohnBT

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    About 3 to 1, new to used.

    I say about because some of them are hard to figure. For instance, I have a Ruger Police Service Six that I bought new in '85, but later sold to my father, but later bought back. New or used?

    John
     
  16. cool45auto

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    Three new pistols, one used, one new shotgun and three well used rifles.
     
  17. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Nearly all used.

    Sam
     
  18. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    It's about half and half, but the proportion of used to new is rising: nobody seems to be making high quality target guns any more.
     
  19. 10-Ring

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    I'm almost 50/50 :D Lately tho, I'm preferring used so I can afford MORE guhnzzz :D
     
  20. chaim

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    Most of my revolvers are used. Most of my autos are new. No real reason for that- I prefer my revolvers used when I can and so far it has just so happened that most of what I wanted in automatic pistols has been new, but that will likely change in the near future as fewer new guns are available in MD and more of what I am looking for right now will be easier to find used. Rifles are mostly new, and between some that I want and will probably get new and some that I want that I can only get (or most likely will only be able to afford) used I have no idea what will happen to this proportion.
     
  21. P95Carry

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    I have had some ''used'' which were all but NIB . maybe the best deal going cos good gun but below new price.

    Most of mine are ''used'' by definition ..... but as for percentage .... hmmm ..... I guess new to used ratio is around ........ 1:5
     
  22. Bigjake

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    aint bought a new gun yet, and most likely won't. if i was to buy a gun, it would be face to face and local (state) , and since my tastes are pretty average, i havent had any trouble finding something i wanted yet, outside of single action revolvers.
     
  23. Pumpkinheaver

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    I have only bought one used gun, a mil surp L1A1. I own other used guns but they were inherited or given to me. If I'm buying it it'll probably be new.
     
  24. Tamara

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    Out of all the guns I currently own, only three were purchased new.
     
  25. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm wanting to do the math Tam ...... to get a percentage ......... perhaps 0.01% new??!!! .............. :D :D :D
     
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