GUN What would you do?

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What would you do?

  1. Email back and say "sorry to hear that" and do nothing

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  2. Email back and say "sorry top hear that" and send some money

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  3. Send the traded rifle back

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  4. Other

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Cliffs: traded my Iraqi K98 to someone for a Finn M39. Was provided with clear (and understood) warning that the rifle had not been headspaced, checked, inspected by a gunsmith, etc.

    I got this today:

    Hi,
    I received the Iraqi K98 mauser on Saturday, after I returned from my trip. Thanks for shipping it promptly. I took it to my gunsmith on Monday and called him about it yesterday. He said that it would not headspace correctly, and that there is a very obvious indent/set back on the bolt face. On the plus side, he swabed the bore,
    and said the bore is clean and the rifling is good Unfortunately, the rifle is not safe to fire. That is very disappointing to hear since I had hope that it would be a shooter. I guess I can buy another bolt (but than the serial number would not match).

    This is not a complaint email. I am just letting you know that I received the rifle. I will keep the rifle since we had a deal, and you did stated that you didn't head space the rifle.
     
  2. Willie J

    Willie J New Member

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    Depends, he obviously isn't too concerned about it. i would just stand my ground, but be polite
     
  3. AB13

    AB13 New Member

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    You did everything correctly on your end.
     
  4. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    You did everything right, so email him and say "I'm sorry, but I did mention that. I wish you good luck and I hope you enjoy your rifle. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you."
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    you wer upfront about it, so you are 100% clear in my book to do nothing. However, if you wanted to send some money back to go part-way with him on a new bolt, then that would be an awsome thing, and would build an excellent reputation if you wish to continue online sales, or if that was a forum dealing. But its not a requirement.
     
  7. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Everything seems kosher.
     
  8. david_4x4

    david_4x4 New Member

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    You didnt do anything wrong, so Id leave it at that.

    Not like he cant go buy another bolt. Who gives a fuck if the gun is mismatched while shooting it anyways.
     
  9. VladTemplar

    VladTemplar New Member

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    I'd say you were in the clear. If the guy wants to shoot it he can get another bolt to shoot it with and then toss the original back in for when he wants to show it off as matching.
     
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    Alphaeus New Member

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    Other: Don't respond with anything. From his email it seems he is aware of everything and has everything under control. You warned him anyway.
     
  11. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Spend the money you were thinking of sending him on ammo for your new gun.
     
  12. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    From his email it seems that you are 100% in the clear. He has a numbers matching rifle. (I wonder if it failed a go/no go or if it failed field too) and he will always have a numbers matching rifle, he can always buy a second bolt for shooting and use the one he has for display. If you wanted to build a reputation online you might consider helping out with a new bolt otherwise don't worry about it.
     
  13. Emfuser

    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    :werd:
     
  14. crazybenf

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    right click delete.
     
  15. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    How much are K98 bolts? Like $75-100?

    I am thinking about sending $30 or so as a gesture. I have no idea. I feel I am not "obligated" to do anything but I know I got the better deal.
     
  16. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    :werd: You sold it as is, with the inderstanding that it had not been headspaced, and he bought it as is. Thus you are in the clear, and you dont owe him a damn thing.

    Another thing to think about. This is the internet, and there are alot of people who try to take advantage of other people. He might not have taken it to a gunsmith, or he might have, and it checked out OK. Maybe he just figured he'd sling a little BS and hope to take advantage of someones kindness and get a little extra money for ammo or something.
     
  17. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I'm pretty sure this guy is a podiatrist and any two of his rifles is worth as much or more than every firearm I own :o
     
  18. no7fish

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    I would say that since you stated it had not been headspaced, he would have to buy it on the assumption that there is a very good chance it would be out.... I don't know how much more upfront you can be about it. You told him and he was OK with it.
     
  19. Furner

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    if he wants matching numbers, he can get a new bolt to shoot with, and put the matching bolt in when he wants to show it off or sell it.
     

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