View Single Post
 
Old 12-19-2019, 06:25 PM
Dave686 Dave686 is offline
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 161
Likes: 23
Liked 110 Times in 40 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KWIndy View Post
I wonder how much cleaning it would devalue it?
None, unless you damaged it. There would be no way to know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KWIndy View Post
Shooting it?
It has been shot….period. There is no way to tell when or where that was. Unless you shoot it so much you can tell it in the barrel.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KWIndy View Post
Would you rather buy a NIB in this condition or one that has been cleaned up and fresh lube?
Again…as long as its not damaged, either from shooting, cleaning, or sitting a box new and uncleaned for 20 years or more; it would not matter.

I would no more pay extra for a gun that claims to have never been fired, than I would for a Corvette that claims to have never been driven in the rain. The difference being we know with absolute certainty the gun has been fired, but its possible the Corvette has never been driven in the rain.

Of course, its all really moot; because its getting shot when I get it.

Last edited by Dave686; 12-19-2019 at 06:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post: