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I don't know what prompted my searching there but between some of the brands listed & ,definately,the low prices I'm inclined to guniea pig myself into trying them.
Either a Puma(Rossi?) model 92 in .454 Casull,or a H&R buffalo rifle in .45-70.

I'll let yous know when I get it.
 

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Nope, the closest I got to buying from Wal-Mart was when I bought my 710 fom Academy Sports, kinda like wal-mart, except it's all sporting goods.
 

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I bought a Ruger 10/22 in stainless from a Walmart a few years ago. They were the only ones who had that model with the funky flat stock with "Ruger" imprinted on it. But they had it in stock, and it wasn't a special order. From what I remember, an employee of Walmart must carry the gun and escort you to the door with it. That was pre-NICS, so I don't know how that will go now.

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No, I never buy firearms from them, ammo yes, guns no.

Because, If you have a problem with the gun you are on your own.
Heck, from what I have seen, that is the case with buying guns from dealers at shows as well. They always just refer me to the manufacturer. In many cases, they even have disclaimers on their bill of sale as well.
 

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Ahhh,gun show dealers are part of the reason that I don't,as yet,have an AR15 [email protected] the local show there are usually about 10-15 vendors selling "assault rifles".A shifty looking bunch to be sure.They aren't condecending,just a little too "***********!" for me.I'll pay the (wee little bit)longer dollar & buy from a store.
 

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TODD 3465 said:
No, I never buy firearms from them, ammo yes, guns no.

Because, If you have a problem with the gun you are on your own.
Actually,I'd rather work directly w/the manufacturer than the retailer.Unless I'm a very well known regular @ the shop I don't expect the earth to move because I have a problem.

Besides,if your pissed because of a seemingly faulty product getting mad at the retailer isn't going to help you.Getting mad at the manufacturers rep takes a step out of the process & might get a better result.You become a name & not just a work order number.

I stopped letting people yell at me a few years ago.I now politely interrupt their rant & remind them that I didn't build their truck.That I do,however,have the phone number to a real live person at GM who might be able to help them.LOL.Sometimes it even works! :dgrin:
 

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41mag, I bought a Remington 870 youth about a year ago at a local Wal-mart.
At that time the clerk stated they had a book and could order anything that was listed in it. I have heard that they only charge a small fee on-top of the price from the distributer. H&R and Rossi seem to be brands that they could get.

Next time in one - ask them at the counter.

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Most of my dealings are with a shop that will ship a defective firearm back to a manufacturer for you free and stand by the product for at least 30 days. Plus they will assist you in getting it repaired after that time also.

I've never bought one single firearm from Wal-Mart and I have only bought maybe 5 at gunshows.
 

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no!

i've never bought a firearm from wal-mart,although,about 2months ago i did buy a folding slingshot for $4.95, for whatever reason i couldn't say,

go figure,huh?


thanks. :eatpointe
 

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I won't buy from Wal-Mart.
After having the pimple-faced weenie about crap himself over me buying a few 100 round value packs of Winnie .45 a while back, I won't do business with them.

My usual haunt will order any gun I want and sell it to me for $25 over his cost. The caveat being, whatever's in the box is mine. If there's a problem, it's up to me to get it fixed. If I pay retail, I have up to six months where they'll either put it to the front of the gunsmith's repair list and make it right, or replace it, and then haggle themselves with the manufacturer to get the defective piece replaced, or refunded. Might want to check and see what your local shops offer in that regard.
 

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Well,so far no good.As per the websites' instructions I downloaded the page w/the description & took it too my local store.The guy behind the counter was both helpful & SWAMPED.It seems that most of Grand Rapids needed a small game liscence tonight & they were all @ Wal Mart right after work!

Anyways we couldn't find my rifle choice in his 2004 firearms book.Actually,neither the H&R or the Puma.I sent an e-mail to Wal Mart.We'll see.

If they figure it out I'll buy it.I personally dislike Wal Marts business model(the part I understand anyways)but I think that,after reading ALOT of negative,that there's some good there.I'm willing to learn the hard way.Always. :dgrin:
 

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My usual haunt will order any gun I want and sell it to me for $25 over his cost. The caveat being, whatever's in the box is mine. If there's a problem, it's up to me to get it fixed. If I pay retail, I have up to six months where they'll either put it to the front of the gunsmith's repair list and make it right, or replace it, and then haggle themselves with the manufacturer to get the defective piece replaced, or refunded. Might want to check and see what your local shops offer in that regard.[/QUOTE]



i have the same 'sweetheart' deal here in 'T' town MAG-58 !

it's nice to have clout/bank.


thanks.
 
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