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How do you wind up with part of a gun?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Quailtail, Mar 15, 2011.

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  1. Quailtail

    Quailtail Member

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    I notice there are numerous listings for receivers and forend iron, barrels, etc.for sale. What happend to the rest of these guns? How do you wind up with various parts? I can understand how you might have a stock but confused how you could have just a receiver, or a set of barrels.
     
  2. DecalDude

    DecalDude Active Member

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    Well sometimes people will offer you a ridiculously high price for something and you say "OH He ll Yea" and sell it to them. Or May be a car or truck door closes and kinks a barrel(happened to me!) Maybe parts were lost or stolen. But those are things that come to my mind.


    Jerry Lewis
     
  3. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    Here's my story: You find someone who's been trying for 3-4 years to sell their M12 with a Cutts compensator on it (for $450). You offer them $150. They laugh. A couple years later they call to see if the offer is still good. You buy it, pitch the barrel in the trash, take off the parts you wanted, and sell the rest.

    -Gary
     
  4. Porcupine

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    I inherited a receiver and stock for a very early Lefever 12 ga single barrel shotgun. When I asked where the barrel and forestock was, I was told, "I put it in the junk pile out back about ten years ago." It seems he used the barrel to pry something open. The junk pile is still there, in the back yard, but I haven't found the barrel. Yet.

    LA in MA
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Quite common with some antique guns. I have some Winchester 1885 High Walls that have little value for a collector, but their parts are worthwhile to someone restoring a gun, or for making a target rifle (which is why I bought them).
     
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