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post #11 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 05:36 PM
B&C 140 Class
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 850
Hunting Man is right, can you say gunshow......

I don't know if you have any big gun shows in your area, but bargains can be found there. Some rifles will look like they were used as a canoe paddle, others you swear were never fired. Personally I would consider used if they looked like the second group. A couple of minor scratches in the wood or blueing can be overlooked but the rifle must be as tight as a bank vault with a perfect looking bore. A used rifle can be like a used car, a three year old car can be like new and the first owner takes the bath on depreciation. Another thing is a nice clean used rifle will often have a quality scope on it. Used scopes are not worth much so they don't raise the value much on a clean used rifle. Please keep us in the loop on your purchess.

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