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Whats the best lie you had a gun seller tell you

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FuzzyBunny, Jan 31, 2009.

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  1. FuzzyBunny

    FuzzyBunny Member

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    It might be a lie if just stupid story to get you to buy a gun.

    For instance.
    I once had a guy tell me "see where it says 1911-A1 ? That A1 means it was made got a General and this one was made for MacArthur"

    I knew the guy and said . He said well I tried. I did not know if I was going to be able to say it with a straight face so I thought I would try it on you.

    It was a nice tight good shooter as I had shot it before and the guy with me bought it for $200. That was a fair price and really did not need that story.

    Whats the biggest load of BS that has been handed you you close a deal?
     
  2. axeman_g

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    I had a guy offer me $100 for a Springfield Trapdoor 45-70 stating that it was a bastardized gun that the Indians built from muskets to use against lever actions in the Indian Wars.
     
  3. LJH

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    Had a dealer tell me that my NIB Python was just a useless revolver and no one would want to buy it because everyone wants autos now. He proceeded to then say that since I was such a nice guy he would give me $100 in the form of in-store credit as a trade in.
     
  4. Clint C

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    "You can't kill an elk or bear with a .30-06. My father inlaw is the only one I know that could do that, but he was the number one shot in the state of Iowa. You need to buy this 300 win mag here."

    It cost alot more
     
  5. MMCSRET

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    Its never been fired after dark or carried fast over rough terrain!!!!
     
  6. RDak

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    That FFL doesn't sound stupid, he sounds like a criminal IMHO.
     
  7. ShadyScott999

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    Sure sounds like a crook to me. Not mto me but I did hear a guy at a gunshow tell a buddy theat the unfired Glock 27 he bought the day before was only worth $100 now because it would show up on GunFax as used.
     
  8. RDak

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    Maybe this isn't too dumb but I heard a young salesman tell a buyer that an AR-15 stripped receiver marked "pistol" couldn't be used to make a rifle.
     
  9. ChromeLibrarian

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    I don't know about lies. I've heard some pretty dumb things.

    Like the time I was in a gun shop, and overheard a couple of 20-something guys looking at revolvers. Guy A was telling Guy B to buy the 38 instead of the 357 because the 38 was a bigger round. He got in a fight with the gun store employee over it.

    "Everyone knows that the numbers stand for the width of the bullet. 38 is bigger than 35," Guy A tells the employee.

    When the employee tried to tell them the 38 used a 35 caliber bullet, they called him a liar and a conman and went storming out.
     
  10. ThrottleJockey

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    Why is that? Never did quite get it.
     
  11. Duke of Doubt

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    Let's see.

    No, I'd be at it all morning, and I've got some things to do.

    But I'll share one.

    A Steyr M95/30, import-marked as a non-existent "M95/34", chambered in 8x56R, manufactured in 1917, and sold by a dealer without paper as an "antique" 8x57 Mauser. And the guy at the next table sold me two boxes of 8x56R clipped ammunition, clearly marked as such, as 8x57 Mauser.

    They really don't know what they have. They spend more time learning techniques of convincing us that they do, than they spend actually learning how to do.

    Even the ones I like get it wrong. Just the other day ... no, I'll let it go.
     
  12. ChromeLibrarian

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    One more.

    Last summer, I went to the local swap meet. Some guy has a Marlin 1894 on his table. As I'm looking it over, he's telling me it's a Winchester 94 in 30-30.

    He argued with me, even after I showed him the markings on the barrel. He says "It says 1894, that makes it a Winchester." When I pointed out that it actually said Marlin on it, he tells me that Marlin made it under contract for Winchester. At that point, I set the rifle down and walked away.
     
  13. WarHall

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    Had a guy

    Tell me I should by an AR, 'cause when TSHTF, The Army and NG's would have parts and ammo laying all over the place'. Like I was going to be the last man standing or something!
     
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    Maybe he plays a lot of video games and thinks that when you shoot someone IRL that they're weapons and fully loaded magazines will be laying around glowing? :neener:
     
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    "Obama's gonna ban it all, and what he can't he will tax the **** out of. So buy now while you still can."
     
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    I have one shop that I stop in on occaision and if there is a used gun I am interested in I'll ask them what the low dollar is. The owner will always start whining how he isn't making any money on these guns and he just can't come down on the price. I know that they are probably doubling their money on used guns, so, I always find this a bit irritating.
     
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    This really isnt a "lie". What cracks me up are these losers at the shows trying to sell wore out, beat to hell Yugoslavian SKS rifles for $250+. I told one guy he could at least clean it before it tosses it on to the table...
     
  18. Duke of Doubt

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    I've never seen a "wore out" Yugoslavian M59/66. I'd pay $250 for a very good or excellent one if I saw it, knowing I could flip it for significantly more money than that around here if it didn't behave itself.
     
  19. ChromeLibrarian

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    I have the advantage of living very close to J&G Sales. Makes it hard for the locals to overcharge for military rifles. Not when they know we can drive over to J&G and get the same rifle for the same price they paid for it.
     
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    you can't put a pre ban magazine in a post ban auto. and this was a dealer I knew well.
     
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    "The gunsmith I use is the best there is, he does fabulous work!"

    I get the gun back and the work I had done I could've done better myself with a cordless drill, tap and Dremel tool.

    Needless to say, the gun was basically ruined, so I traded it for something else.
     
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    Most laughable one I ever heard was:

    ROTFLMBO! That ought to raise a few eyebrows. :D

    Doc2005
     
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    Guy told me that polishing a Glock connector to get a smoother trigger pull would cause the gun to go full-auto.
     
  24. delta5

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    Duke, im not even talking about the average SKS that the dealers get from the wholesalers. I have see a few at the last gunshow here in Lima Ohio that were totally wore out and junk. If that one rifle I saw was worth $250, then my until I bought it, unfired Yugo in perfect new condition ought to be worth about $500...
     
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    Maybe not so much a lie, but definitely a crazy old man:

    I was in a small-town gun store with my buddy as we were passing by, so we decided to check it out. Incredible mark ups. I think they were selling beater 91/30s for $200. Anyway, my buddy is looking for a specific part for one of his rifles, so he goes up and asks the man behind the counter. After telling us that he doesn't have it, he begins yelling, literally about how we need to buy his guns, how Obama is going to force everyone to turn theirs in and we need to be ready for the revolution, or some other. We left pretty quick, LOL.

    Went to another gun shop about 2 blocks away, prices were competitive (even with the Obama scare) for EBR's and the guy working was very friendly and helpful.

    Guess you gotta just find a good one.
     
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