GUN Big 5 Mosins

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  1. XR250rdr

    XR250rdr OT Supporter

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    My local Big 5 has a 91/30 on sale that looks really nice from the outside but they wont take the trigger lock off so I can remove the bolt and take a look down the bore. I'd really prefer to inspect the bore, but is it something necessary? If their stock tends to be in good shape I wont worry so much. Otherwise I'll just have the guy get the manager when I go back in.
     
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    You should inspect it. I looked at one, one day that looked ok on the outside but had no rifling. I just asked and they removed the bolt and handed it to me.
     
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    Thanks

    The guy last night told me he couldnt do it. I'll go back in and hopefully talk to someone else.
     
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    the bore is the most important part, I won't even buy a new gun without being able to fully inspect it.
     
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  6. XR250rdr

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    I was about to last night except I wasnt sure I was going to buy it or not.

    I'm going to go to the Big 5 in the redneck part of the county instead after I get some clothes in the wash.
     
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    I meant just that, I inspect every gun I buy even if it is new in box from walmart, let alone if it is a 75 dollar WWI rifle.
     
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    probably a dumb suggestion but maybe you could buy one of them bore lights? but still spending money to suspect a bore wouldn't be the greatest idea.
     
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    I went to the other store and asked to inspect the bore on the display rifle. He said he didnt know how to get the bolt out. I told him and he said he couldnt take the trigger lock off. I told him to go get the manager and he said he was the manager. Said I was ready to buy one, but wasnt going to do so without checking out the bore. He reluctantly agreed to take the lock off since I couldnt do anything without the bolt. After I was done looking at it he put the bolt back in then replaced the gun in the rack (didnt bother to lock it back up :rofl:) then left to go get the other two that were in stock for me to look at.

    After looking over all three of them in stock I picked the one that overall looked the best. It just sucks I cant pick it up for 11 days :(.
     
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    I remember coming back 10 days later only to learn I had to wait one more. I was pretty dissapointed.
     
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    look down the muzzle if its that big of deal


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    I got it taken care of without doing that.
     
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    before doing that you should always verify the chamber is empty, but personally I like to have a light source at the other end of the barrel which means having the bolt/chamber removed/open.
     
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    ya think?
     

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