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Buying a used gun

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This is a topic that I don't remember being discussed here before but it may have before my time. Anyway, what are things to look for and to look out for when purchasing a used gun from an individual or a pawn shop?

The reason I ask is because I am looking to and a gun to my collection, probably a .357 mag and I don't think I want to pay out for a new one.

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I would also check it under some bright lights...or outside in the sunlight. Certain imperfections can only be seen in good light.

I would also take that barrel out of the slide and look at the riflings. They should stand out quite nicely and not have any noticeable nicks or rust.
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