Buying A Used MuzzleLoader.

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  1. May 21, 2019 #141

    Michael Temple

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    Ah, I see, now that makes sense. Thank you! I will give this a try. So you don't feel this is too severe for the inside of the bore, i.e. it won't screw up the rifling or anything like that in your opinion?
     
  2. May 21, 2019 #142

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    I would hit that bore with some Green Scotch Brite Pad (the least aggressive of the three) wrapped around a jag, with a bit of polishing compound, and give it 25 - 50 strokes, repeating a couple of times. Should clean up even more, but won’t remove any pitting.
     
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  3. May 22, 2019 #143

    gharrod

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    Wow! I haunt the pawn shops around here pretty regular and have never run across a good deal like that. But, I keep hoping........
     
  4. May 23, 2019 #144

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    right price, yes i`d buy it. lots of those "roached barrels" are still good shooters
     
  5. May 23, 2019 #145

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    @SDSmlf I'll give the Scotch Brite a try. I'm hoping to get out shooting this weekend and can't wait to see how this one shoots.
     
  6. May 23, 2019 #146

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    Don Getz (Getz Barrel) used to recommend the Green Scotch Brite for smoothing up barrels that were cutting patches.
     
  7. May 24, 2019 #147

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    All the little "warts" are bargaining chips.
    Muzzleloaders are only "hot items" just before hunting season.
    "Dang...look at that...and that...sheese!
    I'll give you $xx, or you can hang onto it 6 more months...and somebody "might" buy it. I'm just looking for a project.."
    Pawn shops generally have very little in anything...especially muzzleloaders.
     
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  8. May 25, 2019 #148

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    I've been looking in the local pawn shops for a small bore (32 or 36 cal.) side lock but the only thing I see around here are inlines.
     
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  9. May 25, 2019 #149

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    I mentioned a drs.appointment next week in the "big city". If I can scrounge up a few bucks, I'll check out a few pawn shops. Is this a good time of the year?
     
  10. May 25, 2019 #150

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    The good time is when they have what you want and you have the money. Only way know for sure is to check the shops out yourself.
     
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  11. May 25, 2019 #151

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    Then it's a bad time. I'm broke !
     
  12. May 25, 2019 #152

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    There's no need to practice your haggling technique with us.
    That's what your supposed to say to the pawn shop owner.
    Why not bring some trade fodder along with you?
    After all, you're going to visit pawn shops that like to buy, sell and trade all kinds of stuff. ;)
     
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  13. May 25, 2019 #153

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    Around here, it's like:
    "How can I trade you on your $200 gun, for this $250 gun"?
    "Give you a great deal....your gun and $200"...
    I don't even try...
    The only good deal I ever got was a pair of Steiner binoculars back around 1980.
    The guy didn't know what they were since the usual fare they dealt with there was Sears or Kmart stuff.
    "Steener?? Them's some of them furiners ain't they"? :)
     
  14. May 25, 2019 #154

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    Exactly this. Poor mouth the rifle until they beg you to take the relic off their hands and then take it home for a bit of elbow grease and make it into a bragging gun...
     
  15. May 28, 2019 #155

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    As Joe Miller noted, most of the pawn shops around here will haggle for cash, but have little interest in giving anything close to retail on trade for another firearm. My guess is they loan about half of retail on firearms they get on pawn. Maybe they would do better on black unmentionables or something that will sell close to retail easily.
     
  16. May 28, 2019 #156

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    Pawn shops are just not what they used to be. Guns are more of a sideline and not one of the mainstays they used to be. And the "genius" behind the counter was probably flipping burgers last week.
     
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  17. May 28, 2019 #157

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    I would think the genius behind the counter could out talk and out trade 99% of the people that come in their shops. They are in the business to buy cheap and sell high and they are very good at it. Nothing wrong with flipping burgers, every one has to begin somewhere.
     
  18. May 28, 2019 #158

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    Sorry I was referring to the youngster working at the pawn shop not the owner.
     
  19. May 28, 2019 #159

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    I do not know any poor pawn shop owners.

    My local pawn shop has over 2,000 guns and not one M/L. He will not take them in on pawn, no market here. Last gun show I went to there was no M/L.
     
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    Curious where ‘here’ is?
     

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