Would you spend $300 for a G17 1st gen that wont eject?

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  1. delray

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    Saw a G17 and a local pawn shop. They say it wont eject and will take $300 for it. 1 10 round magazine and it is in good shape cosmetically. What would you do?
     
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    i would in a heart beat. Take it to a gssf match and let the armorer have a look if you cant fix it yourself.

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    I might be able to fix it myself ... i assume that I could just swap parts until it is fixed.
     
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    Well, if the barrel feed ramp hasn't been tampered with you should be ok.

    You're going to want to replace all of the springs. (magazine, firing pin spring, recoil, trigger spring, etc)

    You might have to replace the extractor too.

    None of these parts are very expensive. But you're basically paying $350 or so for the gun when you think about the parts that will need to be replaced.

    If you join GSSF you can get a new G17 with 3 magazine for $398 (I believe $398 anyway) So it's something to think about.
     
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    I'd be knee deep in that,......quickly!
     
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    that would be my guess. The knowledge here on GT will keep you straight. Try and talk them down some more. Worst case send it to Glock to fix.

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    Thats sort of what I was thinking. A new one would have case and two hi-cap mags I suppose? Plus it would be a later generation.
     
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    Mongosafari El diablo verde

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    Offer $250 because it must be sold As-Is not working condition. Stress that you have to take it to a Glock Armorer or Gunsmith for repairs. (If you have experience with Glocks- don't let them know)

    $300 is a lot for a broken gun. It is only $175 less than a NIB Glock 17 with two magazines.

    Pawn shops are not there to do you any favors.
     
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    if its an easy fix, why doesnt the gun shop just fix it and sell it for more?

    edit: didnt realize it was a pawn shop
     
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    They are asking $349 + tax and told me $300 out the door which basically means they are paying the 9.25% tax and the $10 background check out of their pocket.
     
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    I'd look it over real well to insure that there's no barrel bulge, or bubba's on the slide, frame or barrel, and then offer him $250 for it.
     
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    Mongosafari El diablo verde

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    The list price on a used gun is nothing more than a suggestion or place to start haggling. He probably paid $100 for the broken gun. He probably told the seller he was buying it as a parts gun....
    I did pick the price of the NIB Glock up to $175. My cost is $445 and I sell $20 over for the transfer + shipping to me.
     
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    Unless the slide, barrel, or frame are damaged I'd buy it. It could be that some part of the barrel is worn to the point that it won't cycle properly or someone did some "gun-smithing" to the gun that messed it up, but it's likely something as simple as the magazines or one of the springs. I'd have to inspect it myself, but I'd probably end up buying it.

    "$10 background check"
    If they have an FFL, which they obviously do, the background check doesn't cost anything. They're only putting their own fee on doing a background check, and removing their own fee.
     
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    Wasn't there a thread about gun dealers trying to rip people off some where ?

    I know it's a precious 1st gen, but I have to wonder :
    -Why a gun shop can't fix this and then sell it for more...
    -What is so wrong with the gun that the gun shop can't fix it.
    -A new gun is available for just under 400$. And how he can ask 300$ for a broken gun.


    Can some one educate me on how much a decent condition gen 1 go for now a days ? I clearly don't understand the willingness for people to buy a broken gun for 300$....
     
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    It is a pawn shop (cash america).
     
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    ahhhh ...it all makes sense now.
     
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    Maybe a little much.
     
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    Pawn shops are in the business of bending people over.
     
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    Don't pay more than $250. You're getting one magazine with it and you are going to half to replace around $50 in parts to make it like new.

    $398 you can get a new one with 3 magazines.
     
  20. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    I'd ask them if I could field strip it right there in the shop first. You might be able to see whats wrong with it right there. But if it's simple and cheap to fix, I wouldn't tell them what you see that's wrong. Not unless it's something so major that it constitutes a reason for not buying it.