Author Topic: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been  (Read 6397 times)

Offline Reinz

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Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« on: May 16, 2011, 05:14:20 PM »
Ok, you just bought your new used carry R9 off of GunBroker.
It looks clean, it tested out good, drop it in your pocket and go -  Wrong!

That was sort of my story.  The R9 appeared clean, ran 2 mags of Golden Sabres no problem(thats all I had).  I was tempted to start carrying it, but knew better.

Boy am I glad I decided to pop the slide.  It looked like it had run 500 rounds and was never cleaned.  Just caked full of grease and gook- everywhere.  It made me shutter to think that if I had been carrying it that way and actually needed to put it in action- would it have performed?

I can't believe the guy sold it with just a ghetto clean job.  Or maybe he just did not know how to clean it.

Anyway, PLEASE do a complete field strip and clean before you carry your new used carry piece!


and yes I did put a new recoil spring in.

Looks can be deceiving.
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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 06:31:21 PM »

darn good advice, Reinz.
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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 08:06:35 PM »
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Looks can be deceiving.

That is damned good advice, Reinz -- and applicable to more than just firearms. † 8)
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 08:07:17 PM by Richard_S »
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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 08:38:03 PM »
Very good, Reinz; excellent advice!    :)
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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 01:03:50 AM »
Yes always good to remember, You can't judge a book by it's cover.  ;D
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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 12:24:49 PM »
I wish i had checked out some of the girls I dated years back that well.

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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 02:13:15 PM »
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I wish i had checked out some of the girls I dated years back that well.


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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011, 03:09:58 AM »
Even on a new firearm, it's a good idea to field strip and lube it.  It's just good advice to do so.  Remember, all gun oils evaporate, some faster than other, depending on their molecular weight.  It's quite possible for a new firearm to go "dry".  While it's apart, it just makes sense to inspect the parts for defects or "gunk".  I once purchased a new Bersa .380 that shipped from the factory with the firing pin channel packed full of metal shavings, it would fail to fire every 2-3 rounds due to light strikes.  That same pistol came back from the factory warranty center with a broken magazine retension spring.

If you strip and inspect every firearm, you'll notice that even most new guns have some residue from test firings.  I clean them and relube before I shoot them, which gives me a chance to inspect for manufacturing defects before I set off an explosion in my hands or must use it in a life threatening situation.

The same inspection should be done after any gunsmithing, repairs, or any other time a firearm leaves your possession and returns.

If it's a used firearm, don't even consider shooting it until you've stripped and inspected it.  Hell, if possible, field strip and inspect it before you buy it.
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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 07:55:24 AM »
Excellent advice Relic. It doesn't take very long either. It could save your life.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2011, 07:56:03 AM by wolverine_450 »

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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 11:58:34 AM »
Man, i wouldn't drive a used car without checking the fluids, changing the oil, and filling the gas tank in case the gauge is broken. i sure wouldnt carry a used gun without opening it up for a look and lube.

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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2011, 02:19:13 PM »
Great advice Relic, you just can't really trust anyone else when it comes to your firearm.
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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011, 02:49:17 PM »
BTW, Relic, if I have not welcomed you to the forum, may I do so now.

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Re: Wait! You Don't Where That Used Gun Has Been
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2011, 03:39:56 PM »
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Even on a new firearm, it's a good idea to field strip and lube it. †It's just good advice to do so. †

If it's a used firearm, don't even consider shooting it until you've stripped and inspected it. †Hell, if possible, field strip and inspect it before you buy it.

That is good advice, Relic.  Thanks.
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