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How much does warranty factory work effect value of a gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Thursday45, Feb 11, 2014.

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  1. Thursday45

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    Hey guys. I've been considering selling my Taurus 444UL but what's been holding me back is that shortly after I bought it I sent it back to the factory for warranty work in which they subsequently changed the barrel on it. Because of this I just considered that it would be worth more to me to keep it than what I could possibly recoup in selling it (since I'd obviously be up front about the warranty work). So how much does this effect the value of a firearm? The biggest difference is that the barrel now no longer has the S# on the barrel since it was switched with an non serialized barrel (still has the S# on the frame).

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  2. Arkansas Paul

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    I wouldn't think it would effect it very much, if at all.
    If I were paying used prices for a used gun, it wouldn't bother me if the seller informed me of a barrel swap from the factory. I'm paying a used price anyway.

    If it were on a valuable antique like a 1st generation Colt SAA, then that would be a different matter altogether. Not on a current production Taurus IMO.
     
  3. Thursday45

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    Well that's certainly good to know. Thanks for your comment.
     
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    Wouldn't bother me a bit. It's a used gun.
     
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    Warrenty work could also include recalls like the ones from Smith and Wesson and more importantly from Springfield.

    I would want to know that the gun went through the mfg warrenty and got a clean bill of health before I bought it used. Just my opinion and I'm sure that it also works the other way with problem guns that have chronic problems but I would like to think that the mfg would have replaced it instead of sending it back to the owner so he can be even more disgruntled.

    I really don't buy used guns unless they look as if they are still factory new and that's only old Smith and Wesson's.
     
  6. silicosys4

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    Warranty work is good to go to me, unless the gun has a history of needing to go back and forth.
     
  7. outerlimit

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    I think it would be worth more after the factory work than before when it still had a problem. I have sold guns that came back to me with factory work done on them and I regret every sale as the factory corrected the shoddy work or replaced the parts affected by recalls. I had a S&W 659 that I sent to an authorized S&W gunsmith for warranty repairs. The gun came back perfect. I sold it a few months later for extra cash, wish I still had that gun, it was very accurate and reliable and didn't have too many rounds down the barrel.
     
  8. BYJO4

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    The fact that a gun had factory warranty work done to it would not change the value of it in my opinion.
     
  9. Thursday45

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    Thanks guys. Appreciate it.
     
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