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Grand Question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jd288, Jul 30, 2008.

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  1. jd288

    jd288 TS Member

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    Will Remington sell you a new gun at the grand or is theirs for display only and you have to buy from a dealer. Anyone know?
     
  2. glenn mcleod

    glenn mcleod Member

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    JD288, I believe they are only for display but sometimes I believe they will sell the gun to a dealer on site and then the dealer can sell to you. They don't want to be in competition with the dealers. glenn
     
  3. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    I can you from my personal experience that it is possible to purchase one of Remington's trial guns. At least ot was several years back. I know, when my 1100 went belly up at the Grand I didn't have a suitable backup. The Remington gunsmiths recommended that I ask to use one of their trial guns out front. I asked to use what ever gun was the closest match to a 1100 Monte Carlo Tournament Trap. Remington had just introduced the 11-87. That is what Remington lent me.

    I went out to the line, never having fired a single shot through this gun and proceeded to shoot the best score I had ever recorded at the Grand! When I got back I went right to Jack and told him I want to buy it right then and there. He said they couldn't do that since they needed it for the remainder of the Grand. If I wanted it after the Grand it would have to be transferred through one of the dealers on the grounds. Joel Etchen agreed to do the transfer and I handled the transaction before I left since I had to get back home before the Grand ended. I made arrangements to have a friend,l who happened to be a FFL holder to bring the gun home with him.

    So yes, it was possible to buy from Remington but only through a dealer who was an on-grounds vendor. That was in Ohio. I don't know what Illinois, with their screwed up gun laws, might do to foul up the purchase.
     
  4. John Thompson

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    pyrdek is correct. All the mfg.s will sell their display guns after the Grand to any dealer. But you must do through a licensed dealer. Some deals are made early to sell display guns enmass to a certain dealer but I don't think Remington does this.
     
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