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Are you a gun fanatic as well? If so, you'll want to talk to other owners about what you own in this forum.

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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buying older guns?

if i want to buy an interarms PPK, thats made in the 80s... what should i be looking for?
do guns deteriorate due to attrition like cars?
this guy is asking $400 for this gun...he claims he shot only 200 rounds through it
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Guns will either appreciate or just hold their value.

Example: I have an old Marlin .44 magnum lever action rifle in pretty good condition. I had a gunsmith offer me $500 cash for it. I politely declined and was then offered $600 cash. I still declined. The rifle was given to me by my father and has yet to take down a deer.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:37 AM   #3
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Yeah but a nOob question.. The springs and all the mechanisms... Obviously in a car if it gets old and not driven it's no good due to attrition ... Is the gun the same? Older guns need the stuff overhauled or it's unsafe?
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:06 AM   #4
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Attrition isn't really the right word in this case, lol.


Like SPDSKTR said, guns either hold their value or increase. Comparing the gun market to the car market is not a good comparison.
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Also, it's highly unlikely you're going to sink some serious cash into restoring a gun to FUNCTIONAL (excluding refinishing) as you will a car.
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so the interarms PPK wouldnt be good to shoot/carry?
its just a $400 paper weight?
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so the interarms PPK wouldnt be good to shoot/carry?
its just a $400 paper weight?
There was a recent recall in the PPK/PPS line, but I think it was only for newer models. I had always stayed away from these guns because I hear they are notorious for jamming and having the slide bite your hand.
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There was a recent recall in the PPK/PPS line, but I think it was only for newer models. I had always stayed away from these guns because I hear they are notorious for jamming and having the slide bite your hand.
from research, the older interarms models are more reliable, but does not have the duck tail to reduce slide bite.
but i think slide bite is probably a result of big fat american hands?
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from research, the older interarms models are more reliable, but does not have the duck tail to reduce slide bite.
but i think slide bite is probably a result of big fat american hands?
if you are a girl with tiny hands you shoiuld be ok.


What does your mom think of this?
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I've never had slide pinch/bite from any pistol without a beaver tail. I think it's all about how you hold a pistol. You don't hold a Beretta .22 Tomcat the same way you do a 1911 .45 ACP.

Talk him down some and buy it. If you don't like it, turn around and sell it for more.
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I've never had slide pinch/bite from any pistol without a beaver tail. I think it's all about how you hold a pistol. You don't hold a Beretta .22 Tomcat the same way you do a 1911 .45 ACP.

Talk him down some and buy it. If you don't like it, turn around and sell it for more.
350 or 375?
do 350 and settle for 375 +25 transfer = 400?
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350 or 375?
do 350 and settle for 375 +25 transfer = 400?
A guy asked $400 for a Beretta U22 Neos (silver with 6" barrel). It was brand new. I talked him down to $300. My car was listed for $9,900. I talked him down to $8,500. NADA listed it at around $10,500.

What am I getting at? Don't pay more than what you THINK you should pay.

"Something is only worth as much as a person is willing to pay for it."
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A guy asked $400 for a Beretta U22 Neos (silver with 6" barrel). It was brand new. I talked him down to $300. My car was listed for $9,900. I talked him down to $8,500. NADA listed it at around $10,500.

What am I getting at? Don't pay more than what you THINK you should pay.

"Something is only worth as much as a person is willing to pay for it."
i offered $350 and he took it... did i overpay?
i think interarms ppk's are worth more (apparently) than the newer S&W ones...
so if, then i think i got a decent deal.
he is meeting me at the range, so i'd not mind if he lets me pop off a couple rounds to see if the thing is a liability or a keeper. especially since ppk's are such crap shoots from hear say.
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I've got an Interarms ss ppk and I've never had any major issues with it. It's an ok pocket gun but kinda heavy and I'd only use it as a "get away / flee" gun. I have much more faith in my G19
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I think 350 is a fair deal. Good job on testing it at the range first..on an old gun.
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