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Posted: 3/29/2006 6:05:23 PM EDT
I have a chance to buy a Colt Carbine. It is from a Police trade in for different rifles.
Are these weapons generally used alot or are they used sparingly and just sit in a safe?
What could be the pros and cons of these rifles?
The price is 750.00

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:07:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:10:17 PM EDT
Thank You Stickman.
I will have a choice of the rifle I want.
There will be 7 or so to choose from.

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:12:21 PM EDT
Should be a good deal. See if you can get pick of the litter. If it's a police gun It probably has been shot one or two times a year at most.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:12:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2006 6:15:11 PM EDT by Treelo]
No direct answers to your questions. We have some long guns that are issued out as take-home to officers as well as some long guns that sit in the armory. Take home guns are used, however, they are usually cared for. Check out guns, meaning signed out every day, are usually beat to shit. The guns that sit in the armory are practically mint.

Without seeing the weapons, you're taking a chance.

When we turned in a bunch of Rem 870's for Entry Benellis, we traded one lot of shotguns for one trade in price. Condition of the weapons, grade, wear and tear was not factored in with the prices. It was more like we got so much money for so many weapons, unseen by the dealers. Some were rusty and worn, others were practically brand new.

ETA: I would have to be able to see and handle the weapon first before I agreed to buy one.

damn...can't spell

Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:47:52 PM EDT
I guess it depends on the departments training but here is what my patrol rifle has been though. Twice a year training where we shoot about 300 to 500 rounds each time. Then monthly qualification with about 10 to 20 rounds. My guess is that most departments buy as much ammo as we buy ars so most are going to have fewer rounds in them. Our barrels are cleaned but we don't go crazy srcubbing the bore, the rest of the rifle is kept spotless. The rifles are not safe queens but they are kept in perfect working order.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:51:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 2:47:17 AM EDT
I would buy all 7 at $750 each. It doesn't matter what they look like or how much they've been shot for that price!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:07:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 5:18:59 AM EDT
On the other hand, don't judge a book by its cover.

Some of my rifles and pistols look a little rough from being carried a lot, but have pretty low round counts.

On the opposite side of the spectrum you have guys that piss their pants if they scratch the weapon, but they'll sit there and do 87 round mag dumps into a hill side to test their gun for SHTF!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:37:06 PM EDT
Are they 6520's? I would love to have a police trade in 6520 in the GC 10,000-16,000 serial number range.
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