Discussion in 'Shotgun' started by Marneaus, Nov 24, 2014.
i bought a savage, got it home, saw it was made in china, took it back.
I have one of the Savage 350's. It's a close clone of a Ithaca Model 37 but without the ability to hold the trigger and cycle it. When I got it home from the 10-day wait I pulled the bits out and noticed that the lug was no longer on the 18" barrel. The solder had gone and failed. Since I never really planned to use the short barrel I just didn't care. The long barrel works fine and the gun is only used for trap. Quality on the modern Stevens series is definitely less than ideal. Thankfully Savage/Stevens is pretty good on warranty support.
I finded this 1910 production Winchester 1897 at Cabelas....some pitting in the barrel, a ding or two, but its all there and functions just fine. It was $150.
Why can't I ever run across deals like that?!?!
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Took me about 27 years to start finding what I consider true "deals" on firearms. I have scored several since moving here to Reno, missed several others, but before moving here I really nevr found any screaming deals.
Its an old beat ass shotgun, but that adds to the character and appeal for me. I think $150 is a fine deal even if it needs a little work on the barrel.
A few weeks later I was in there and saw one dating to the early 40's, the stock, receiver, and mag tube were equally as worn as mine, but it had a brand new 18" barrel.....which had perfect bluing on it. The pump was cracked, it was all assembled super loose, the adjusting ring at the receiver to barrel connection must have been too lose because the take down portion of the gun was all wobbly, the barrel clamp wasn't tight so the mag tube, barrel, and receiver all wobbled freely of each other...price tag? $399 I LOL'd and thought "gee, maybe I did get a deal"
Oddly enough. I have found a few really good deals at Cabelas. I got the 1897, I found my limited edition walnut stocked GSR there, brand new on clearance for $200 less than the laminate regular version sitting next to it, and I purchased the last cabelas exclusive Case Hardened Desert Eagle 1911c there on clearance for about $150 less than it has been marked originally.
HOWEVER....last time I bought something they pulled some shit where their new corporate policy says in order for my CCW permit to get me out of a background check, the address on it must match my current address. Total BS because LVMPD does not issue a new CCW card when you notify them of an address change. They were kind enough to waive the fee, but still made me pass a background check. Doubt I'll ever purchase from cabelas again.
Got a new brake for the Catamount Fury. It took a while since the shotgun has an odd thread twist for their chokes. Carolina Shooters has quite a bit of items that I could spend my money for the thing.