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To: Craigon

Then again, I don’t think I’m qualified enough to know if I’m buying a piece of crap or not.....

But a revolver would be easy to buy right? Just see if the hammer goes and chamber turns right? I don’t have a revolver yet. Would like one cheap.

It’s like 30 min away from me. Nice area.


6 posted on 04/06/2013 5:43:01 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: bicyclerepair

I doubt a little old lady going there to “turn her gun in” would stop and sell it to me standing somewhere nearby anyhow.

Liberals down here are brain dead. They would go like zombies to this event. “Aunt Sylvia” ain’t selling her bad gun to some tall guy standing there with a sign.

Would still be interesting to go.


7 posted on 04/06/2013 5:48:22 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: bicyclerepair

There are a couple more things to know about purchasing a revolver. Look at the forcing cone for any signs of lead deposit that would indicate misalignment, and wiggle the cylinder to see how tight a fit it still has - that’s also critical for proper alignment of barrel and chamber. Check the barrel toward the muzzle and the cylinder for signs of holster wear - this may indicate it’s an old duty gun (I have a very nice Smith model 19 that was carried by a cop for years and fired about twice a year). Check the grips for fit and the front sight for any motion if it’s a pinned sight. Make sure the extractor runs smoothly and isn’t bent. If the owner will let you dry fire it (most won’t) check for scraping feelings in double-action that will indicate internal wear. Oh, and check the barrel for rust or obstruction. That’s what I do, anyway. Best of luck!


8 posted on 04/06/2013 5:50:42 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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