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NIB gun vs used

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Sep 22, 2007.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It's done all the time at gunshows. Doesn't mean it's right.<br>
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    At the Portland Expo gun show, there was a "private citizen" who brought in several glass display cases full of NIB handguns with warranty papers. He sold them as new "from his private collection", no paperwork. If he was a private citizen that would mean he bought them and now they are used guns. If he was a dealer he could sell them as new guns. But he claimed he wasn't a dealer.<br>
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    The correct term for a used gun that's otherwise NIB is LNIB (Like New In Box).
     
  2. spritc

    spritc Active Member

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    Guys, pure symantics. If a gun is not fired, not assembled it surely is not used, it may be pre-owned, but why couldn't you call it new? I've bought many guns unfired in their original boxes with warranty papers, they're the same as new just pre-owned. You guys put too much emphasis on NIB or LNIB, what's the difference except in your opinion there's something phony about the claim of being new. You really don't think someone is trying to deceive you, do you?

    Steve
     
  3. ljuticsscentennialpro

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    Phil, take a look at the breechface. When a gun has been fired, sometimes but not always, there are marks on the breechface.
     
  4. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    looking at the bolt face may show firing marks because they now shoot all the guns at the factory and package the spent cartridge with the gun in case the authorities require it for registration purposes. Motordoc
     
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