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Old 01-25-2002, 08:14 PM
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I'm probably happier the day I come home with a new gun that I am with a new car.

I've had a few guns that I wish I'd never bought...guns I've been screwed on. My mom bought me a 5mm Rem in 1974 for a x-mas present. Told the guy she wanted a 22 mag. How was I supposed to know when I got it that the gun would later fall apart and the shells would be $40 a box??? LOL

How about you guys??? What bad dealings have you had?
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Old 01-25-2002, 08:42 PM
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I have had a few. Let's see, there was most recently a Remington 597. What a waste of money and time. The trigger is pure trash. There was a Ruger 77 in 7mm Rem Mag that was just terrible. There was a FIE Titan .380 that was pretty bad. Other than those I have had fairly good luck.
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Old 01-25-2002, 09:23 PM
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Here are some, make that ALOT!!!, of mine including ones I recieved as presents. Most recently a North American Arms mini-revolver that is back at the factory needing a new barrel and or cylinder. A Professional Ord. Carbon-15 that I so far had to change the recoil system, stock assembly, bolt-carrier and extractor spring so it wouldn't jam. A S&W 627 bad timing from factory, S&W 686 and a S&W 29 Classic Hunter both same as the 627!!! No S&W revolvers for me anymore!!! Colt 1991-A1, couldn't get it to stay tight enough to be accurate & out of spec slide and frame made it useless to customize further!!! Rocky Mtn. Arms AR pistol, over priced & tempremental 71/2&quot;bbl. jammamatic!!!! Gibbs rifle .308 Enfield-jungle carbine too long to list problems. Browning .40S&W Hi-Power needed a Bar-sto barrel to group decently!!Jennings .22 pistol another jammamatic. Eagle Arms AR clone:Jammamatic Supreme!! And a beat-up .45-70 Trap-Door Springfield I thought I could restore.<img src=icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-25-2002, 09:34 PM
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Friz...You've had a couple, but DANG Big Ed...You've had it rough! I guess I'll steer clear of S&W. I don't see a Win or Ruger on the list. That's good news for them.

I forgot to mention a 22 pistol I bought from a friend. It was a H&R 929 9-shot revolver. I already had one (which I still have) and I thought it might be lonely <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>so I bought another from him for $50. After about 25 shots the barrel came loose. Also, the cylinder kept catching on the side of the reciever...I fed that one to the trash monster after many attempts to make it right.
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Old 01-25-2002, 09:39 PM
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big ed were your s&w'srecent made guns? i have 6 s&w revolvers and have never had any problems. i bought a rem. model 7 stainless , 308 and had shot it in and hunted with. i was cleaning it and did something i should have done when i bought . i look at the bolt sn vs the rec. sn. didnt match. one number off. i contacted rem and they said do not shoot it and send back to the fac. . i did and it took over 2 months to get it back. at the same time they had my chipped stock off my sendero. they did replace it , but it did take a while. the two guns were bought the same day at a going out of bus. sale. i did get a good deal even though i had a lot of trouble there for a while.
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Old 01-25-2002, 09:52 PM
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The trouble I've had with S%W may be from the fact that I shoot DA revolvers, DOUBLE ACTION 99% of the time and with the full power loads as I would use for hunting or self-defense. If I want to shoot single action I'll buy a single action revolver. And when I own a gun I shoot it ALOT! Never had a problem with Ruger Security Sixes, GP-100's or Ruger Red Hawks unless it was something a previous owner had messed up, as was the case with my 1st Red Hawk but the gunshop I bought it from immediatly corrected the problem. ALL of the S&W's were mid 80's to early 90's vintage I believe. The 686 was bought in '87, the 627 in '90 I think and the 29 Classic Hunter was bought used but I belive it was introduced in around '89???

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Old 01-25-2002, 10:09 PM
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i have a 686 4&quot; that i bought in 91. i have shot thousands of rounds through it . i took it to ALETA (police acad.)most shots have been double action. no trouble . i did notice that in s&w service manual they did have a long section on timing.but i never really read it in depth. i guess there are good ones and bad ones. lemons come in all products.
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Old 01-25-2002, 11:06 PM
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Years ago I bought a new S&W model 29 with a 6 1/2&quot; bbl.The front sight was not on straight.S&W replaced the bbl. Recently I had a Ruger 454 Casull SRH,the scope rings made cuts into the top of the frame. Ruger replaced the complete gun. Another incident with a 44 mag Ruger Redhawk. It would shoot way to the left and the rear sight was all the way to the right.Ruger after 10+ years of owning this gun Ruger replaced the barrel, cylinder, plus other internal parts. It shoots like a new gun. I have had my share of defects. over the years. Everything is in working order now thankfully.Ruger Redhawk
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Old 01-26-2002, 12:11 AM
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-Remington 597- not worth owning, sold it.
-win 94 30-30- nice looking gun but barely shot minute of pie plate. Luckily the guy I bought it from missed the rifle so I sold it back to him for the same amount I bought from him in the first place a year later.
-Yugo 48 mauser- while degreasing it, found that the barrel had a walnut in it near the muzzle. Took it back to store and had to put up a really big stink to have it exchanged for another one. The replacement I got I'm very happy with though.
-Beretta 92- shoots flawlessly but not as accurate as I hoped- maybe another thousands rounds through it will help... I hope.
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Old 01-26-2002, 01:31 AM
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had a norinco sks that would slam fire every once in awhile .Never turned full auto but fired twice with out pulling the trigger .Only cost about three bucks to fix but definitly not something that you would want to happen at home .
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