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havelocksparky
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:29 pm  Reply with quote



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I think I found a 16 finally.
https://www.armslist.com/posts/6789539/meadville-pennsylvania-shotguns-for-sale--french-european-16-ga--sxs
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artesian01
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:10 pm  Reply with quote



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probably a scam...really.
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havelocksparky
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:29 pm  Reply with quote



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artesian01
I take it this is a scam? I hope Others chime in.
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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:28 pm  Reply with quote



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I don't know if it's an authentic offering or not, but it does appear to fit into the category of: If it's too good to be true, it probably is. But if I was interested, it would be worth a phone call.
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Natty Bumpo
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:50 am  Reply with quote



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AmericanMeet wrote:
I don't know if it's an authentic offering or not, but it does appear to fit into the category of: If it's too good to be true, it probably is



^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

Armslist is very well known as a favorite playground for fraudsters, of all kinds.

Check this gun, and the guy, out thorughly!

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havelocksparky
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:12 am  Reply with quote



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Upon further review I read some stuff on armslist in regards to scams......I am walking away and not taking the change. From what I know Gunsinternational and gunbroker are much more reliable.
Thanks for knocking some sense into my thick skull.
Jon
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gunut
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:54 am  Reply with quote



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if your in the area....there is no harm offering to pick up the gun in person....and make sure its in a decent neighborhood....or meet in a rural McDonalds parking lot.....I wouldn't send money to anyone listing on armslist....

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16'er
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:56 am  Reply with quote
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gunut wrote:
if your in the area....there is no harm offering to pick up the gun in person....and make sure its in a decent neighborhood....or meet in a rural McDonalds parking lot.....I wouldn't send money to anon armslist....


I'd suggest Walmart, everyone carries in walmart...
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skeettx
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:33 am  Reply with quote
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AND I would have him send you a picture of the gun laying on TODAY's newspaper Smile

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Natty Bumpo
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skeettx wrote:
AND I would have him send you a picture of the gun laying on TODAY's newspaper Smile


Mike nailed it! This a favorite way to flush out the scammers.

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Cheyenne08
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:26 pm  Reply with quote
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Mike, that is a great idea, never thought of that. I am lucky never been burnt by buying on the web,but I have never dealt through Armslist either.

Dale

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havelocksparky
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:14 am  Reply with quote



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Interesting......talked to him and told him my concerns in an email etc.etc..then sent him to take a picture of the gun using today's newspaper. Have not heard back from him. Thanks for the idea. Without all of you I would have been scammed. Thanks for your insights. It is very much appreciated.
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havelocksparky
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:01 pm  Reply with quote



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Well,

He sent me a picture with a flyer and his address on it. Seems legit to me after all. Any thing I should do to protect myself?!
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cowdoc87
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:12 pm  Reply with quote
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You could have his end completed through an FFL holder and correspond with him. It would add to the expense but make the deal more secure. Short of driving and face to face, I don't know of anything else that might help. Good Luck!

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Cheyenne08
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:27 pm  Reply with quote
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havelocksparky wrote:
Well,

He sent me a picture with a flyer and his address on it. Seems legit to me after all. Any thing I should do to protect myself?!


You are a big boy now, you pays your money and takes your chances. I take it you are going to meet the fellow face to face?

Then go ahead, if you have to have shipped to you, remember the photos are a long way off and not very good, and it looks to me like it has a hell of a lot of drop at heel.
If that doesn't bother you, no problem.

Personally, I would look more into that Hunter Arms gun, seems to be in much better shape, and coming from a man who lives by working with shotguns.

Dale

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