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    Buying a gun on-line

    If you buy a NIB gun, should you expect it to be a current year model ? So I bought one today, and found out later is was made in 2010, is this an issue ?

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    If the manufacturer had issues with the particular model, in that year, it could be an issue........

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedw View Post
    If you buy a NIB gun, should you expect it to be a current year model ? So I bought one today, and found out later is was made in 2010, is this an issue ?
    Nope, I do not think buying a new old-stock is an issue but I agree with what berettabone said, if the manufacturer had issues with that year's model then it might give you problems.

    To have better chances of getting the current year models, you need to purchase guns from the local gun shops where you can inspect the gun before paying for it or from a "busy" online store like Davidson's or Bud's Gun Shop.

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    Great answers guys---thanks. Another concern would be improvements in design/parts, if any, that would be lacking if you are not getting the most current model. This gun was indeed purchased from Buds (good call Leo), and they were unwilling to do anything when I asked about this. They stated the gun -was- NIB, so they did not misrepresent anything in the item listing. It seems to me, though, that a 2-year-old gun should not be considered "new", but of course what is meant is that it is not "used". Thankfully the manufacturer has verified there are no changes/impovements made since 2010, and I've not read of any issues with the 2010 models. Of course, the price wasnt a 2010 proce either---but was same as 2012 price (which btw was over $1800). Just seems that the manufacture and model date should be required to be disclosed for all guns by all dealers, since in some cases it could have consequences.

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    Yep, after you sign the transfer, they will say: "Sorry, it's yours!".

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    No, it's not an issue. Doesn't matter if you purhased on line or in a store. Many guns are mfgd 1 or more years before their sale. A new gun is a new gun. New in box doesn't mean it rolled off the line last month. It's not like bread, they don't go bad. Shoot and enjoy.

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    you mean there is not freshness sticker or expiration date on the bottom?

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    It would depend on the gun and if the manufacturer has made improvements on that particular gun since 2010.

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    If I bought a new gun that was already 2 years old, I would contact the manufacturer to see if there have been any upgrades in that model. Often they will ship you the improved parts or install the parts for you if you prefer.

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    Check out the ratings for Buds on Resellerratings.com. I was looking at their prices then checked them out. I am wary. A place with very good prices AND high ratings is Kentucky Gun Company.

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