Purchased another Shotgun (I'm getting pretty bad) - Page 2




 
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October 1st, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
It pays to be patriotic
October 1st, 2007  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It pays to be patriotic
Yeah... The Ghost of John Moses Browning himself had something to do with this.

I was able to contact the dealer that sold me the shotgun. They're located in Naples, Florida. That's the west side of the Great State of Florida. It's about a hour and a half drive across. They said that they will either send the shotgun back to Norinco (No) or that I can get a full refund in Store Credit if I drive to their store (Yes).

So I'm going to the store this Saturday (Oct 6) and I'm going to buy something else with the refund. I don't what yet. Maybe another firearm, maybe magazines for my firearms, maybe ammo. I don't know but at least I'm getting a refund.

Thank John Moses Browning for that.... he was pissed that I bought a cheap Chi-Com knock off instead of the real deal.
October 2nd, 2007  
major liability
 
 
Psst... get the Saiga-12, I found one for like $450 at the cheapest.

Naw actually do what you want, I wanted you to get a Saiga for my own selfish reason; I don't know anyone who's shot one yet, but man it looks good on paper!
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October 2nd, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
Yeah... The Ghost of John Moses Browning himself had something to do with this.

I was able to contact the dealer that sold me the shotgun. They're located in Naples, Florida. That's the west side of the Great State of Florida. It's about a hour and a half drive across. They said that they will either send the shotgun back to Norinco (No) or that I can get a full refund in Store Credit if I drive to their store (Yes).

So I'm going to the store this Saturday (Oct 6) and I'm going to buy something else with the refund. I don't what yet. Maybe another firearm, maybe magazines for my firearms, maybe ammo. I don't know but at least I'm getting a refund.

Thank John Moses Browning for that.... he was pissed that I bought a cheap Chi-Com knock off instead of the real deal.
Talk about Divine Intervention. John Browning just punished you from beyond the grave for buying a cheap knock-off of his gun.

Like Zeus hurling lightening bolts from Mt.Olympus.

And naw, save up and get the original Winchester 1897, Or the Winchester 73 (I loved that gun). My Granddad "found" one at the conclusion of WWII in Germany and brought it back. Unfortunately it was stolen in a buglary 25 years ago. -Grandad was pissed, so was I, that was my favorite piece.
October 3rd, 2007  
Fox
 
 
Sorry for the off-topic. Mmarsh, your grandad "found" Winchester 73 in Germany?
October 3rd, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
mmarsh, depends on how good that store is. Some stores kinda "forget" that you got store credit.
October 3rd, 2007  
mmarsh
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox
Sorry for the off-topic. Mmarsh, your grandad "found" Winchester 73 in Germany?
Just slightly OT, but yes. As the fall of Germany was approaching the was a tremendous demand for any type of gun to arm the Volksgrendiers. When the war ended there was these huge supplies of every gun imaginable.

5.56 would have been in pig-heaven.

My Granddad was a Senior U.S officer in Germany, He brought back a bunch a guns including a P08 Lugar (which was also stolen), the Winchester, a rifle from Napoleon era, a KAR 98 (in bad condition) and couple of other antiques that I don't remember. They are all in my uncle's attic

My uncle has no interest in firearms, when I move back to the states I am going to see if I can get them, and maybe restore them.

13th Redneck

In the states, all retailers by law have to take back defective returns. They don't have to give store credit, but they usually do because customer service is very important in the USA. (Moreso than in Europe, although thats changing). The worst that could happen to 5.56 is that they would give another chi-com, but its unlikely. I worked retail for 3 years, store credit is an easy option for a store because that 'credit' still has to be spent within the store. The money never goes elsewhere as in a full refund. Futhermore, the customer is not pissed off like 5.56 is right now and takes his future business elsewhere.
October 3rd, 2007  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
Just slightly OT, but yes. As the fall of Germany was approaching the was a tremendous demand for any type of gun to arm the Volksgrendiers. When the war ended there was these huge supplies of every gun imaginable.

5.56 would have been in pig-heaven.

My Granddad was a Senior U.S officer in Germany, He brought back a bunch a guns including a P08 Lugar (which was also stolen), the Winchester, a rifle from Napoleon era, a KAR 98 (in bad condition) and couple of other antiques that I don't remember. They are all in my uncle's attic

My uncle has no interest in firearms, when I move back to the states I am going to see if I can get them, and maybe restore them.

You're right, I would have been in pig heaven. Before WWII, many firearms were sold all over the world. Hermann Göring owned a Smith & Wesosn Military & Police Model K revolver. Just because it was germany did not mena that the world's most popular firearms would not have been sold there before the war. Colt, Smith & Wesson, Winchester, Stevens, Savage Arms, Ithaca, Browning, etc...

When I was in the sandbox. It was the same deal. I saw many firearms that I wished I could have taken home with me as a war trophy but today's world is much different than that of those that fought in WWII or WWI. Bringing back anything was a no-no.... I handled STG-44s, MP-40s, AK-47s, C-96 Mausers, Lugers, Makarovs, TT-33 Tokarevs, etc....

But sadly every firearm that I wanted I could not bring back. Everything I also saw some more modern firearms too. Colt Pythons, Smith & Wesson Model 29s, Walther P5s, FN BAR, FN FAL, etc....







Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
13th Redneck

In the states, all retailers by law have to take back defective returns. They don't have to give store credit, but they usually do because customer service is very important in the USA. (Moreso than in Europe, although thats changing). The worst that could happen to 5.56 is that they would give another chi-com, but its unlikely. I worked retail for 3 years, store credit is an easy option for a store because that 'credit' still has to be spent within the store. The money never goes elsewhere as in a full refund. Futhermore, the customer is not pissed off like 5.56 is right now and takes his future business elsewhere.

You're somewhat right. When it comes to firearms that is a complete different issue. 99.9% of the time store returns don't happen. You must send the firearm to the manufacturer to be repaired or replaced. With purchasing used firearms it is 100% on you, the buyer.

This Gun Store that sold me the firearm did something very nice. They said that they will either send the firearm to be repaired or that they will give me a full refund in store credit. The main reason why they did that because it was a new firearm that was purchased but also because it was made by Norinco. Norinco firearms in the USA are not going to be sent back to Norinco to be fixed because there is currently a importation ban on Norinco made firearms. There is such a large number of them in the USA that you can sitll buy one new but that is it. The ones in the country are it. No more will be imported.

Because of that, they knew that I would raise hell over it. So they will offer me the store credit, I'll get something else. They'll still their money and they will also try to fix that POS and sell it to some other poor sucker.
 


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