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That sucks. I have experienced some dirty guns here but not filthy like I have on GB. Sometimes I wonder if people even know how to field strip them let alone detail strip.
 

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It never ceases to amaze me when I examine a gun for sale at the local shop or at a range and it's obvious that the seller hasn't done a thing to clean the gun up. I guess they don't realize how much of a turn-off that is. Either that, or they're trying to hide a defect - which is stupid. Fortunately, just about everyone who's selling on this forum is very good about selling clean guns and honestly identifying any defect that might exist.
 
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Someone has to explain to me how a gun that is never cleaned, doesn't wear more quickly. At the very least any lube used will break down with heat. Do the people that don 't clean their guns, also not change oil in their cars?I

in this case its disrespectful to sell anything in that condition.
 
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Poor manners indeed, any man who can afford multi thousand dollar guns has no budget left for all those q-tips! That's ammo money right there...bastards...
 

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If you send a dirty gun to a Gunsmith or Armorer........Don't expect miracles.
 

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What does running a dirty gun have to do with miracles and gunsmiths? If one is selling or sending a gun to a smith sending a clean gun is the respectful, courteous and right thing. A dirty gun doesn't denote a broken gun, typically it is a testament of the opposite. I think many would be shocked at how many shooters runs "dirty" gats, a number of those shooters being smiths themselves. Not neglected but loved and lubed.
 

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I bought my old detective special years ago off of Gunbroker. It came to me in an old orange gun sleeve (the zip up kind) that had literally disintegrated on the inside. Little orange specks flew out all over when I opened it. I thought "What a jerk, sending out a gun in a beat up old case like this". When I got home I noticed some grittiness when pulling back the hammer, upon taking off the side plate I realized that someone had liberally applied grease to the inside of the gun and STORED it inside that old case. The grease had done a good job of gathering those specs and turning into a really nice sludge. I had to detail strip that old revolver and scrub off every part. I wish I had thought of taking pictures of it, I don't think anyone would believe me if I tried to describe the extent of the sludge.

Long story short, it should be legal to drive to the homes of people who don't clean guns before selling them and slap them.
 
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