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Old 02-18-2014, 02:09 AM   #51
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Sometimes i go in my wife beater, Snoopy pajama pants, flip flops, and big Elvis sunglasses.....so i fit right in......LOL

What does Larry the cable guy say about the late night shift Walmart employees?

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That could be true...I know when they moved manufacturing/lost long time skilled workers, it had a negative impact on quality for a while..There are certain serial #s you want to avoid when buying used. The Stainless 338 Express i bought last fall is flawless, smooth, and accurate, good fit and finish. Every bit as good as my old JM Marlins.
When Marlin sold out to Remington , they dismissed all the Marlin crafts people .
There have many complaints about the lever action and barrel alinement .
I own an older 1895 and the new one,s are not the same . Only my humble opinion .
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Seconds are products that do not meet certain manufacturing standards. These items are usually not guaranteed by the manufacturer. The question here is, does Walmart buy more competitive special runs? This means a less expensive stock deleting features such as special triggers etc. These are not seconds. They are what is refereed to as Market Leaders. AKA very competitive.

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Seconds are products that do not meet certain manufacturing standards. These items are usually not guaranteed by the manufacturer. The question here is, does Walmart buy more competitive special runs? This means a less expensive stock deleting features such as special triggers etc. These are not seconds. They are what is refereed to as Market Leaders. AKA very competitive.
pretty much spot on.

when they sell a Remington M700, it is usually the SPS model, sometimes with a scope sold as a combo. they can buy them cheaper because they buy in huge volumes and spread those guns around to many of their stores that sell guns.

look at the WalMart shopper. this will give you an indication of what buyer WalMart is catering to. they are usually not going to stock the $1100-1300 CDL version of the M700, because most of their shoppers are looking for a bargain. but that SPS M700 they sell is pretty much the same one that the small LGS sells or can order, but at a higher price.
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So true Axx. Back in the day Sears sold JC Higgins and later Ted Williams labeled firearms. Winchester made some of these arms for sears. If you have ever seen the Ted Williams Mdl 94 offering from Winchester you can readily see how a budget model differs from a quality production run.

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So true Axx. Back in the day Sears sold JC Higgins and later Ted Williams labeled firearms. Winchester made some of these arms for sears. If you have ever seen the Ted Williams Mdl 94 offering from Winchester you can readily see how a budget model differs from a quality production run.
i actually had one of the Sears Model 100's in 30-30. same rifle as the Winchester Model 94 except for the name.

ran across a Sears Model 54 i think it was a couple of years ago. was the same rifle as the Winchester Model 70 with the exception of cheaper wood for the stock.

there was a time when all the major gun makers made guns for Sears, Montgomery Wards, Western Auto and many others under their names.

i have seen some over the years that were restocked and cleaned up, reblued and made into some very beautiful guns.
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Yep, You can do an after-market clean up but it is still a lower grade firearm. Pre-64 Winchesters bring a premium price. There is no interest in Pre-64 Winchester made for Sears. It is rare to find any firearm made for retailers over the past 150 years that reach collectors status.

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i actually had one of the Sears Model 100's in 30-30. same rifle as the Winchester Model 94 except for the name.

ran across a Sears Model 54 i think it was a couple of years ago. was the same rifle as the Winchester Model 70 with the exception of cheaper wood for the stock.

there was a time when all the major gun makers made guns for Sears, Montgomery Wards, Western Auto and many others under their names.

i have seen some over the years that were restocked and cleaned up, reblued and made into some very beautiful guns.
Ya mean like this?

Sears Model 200, shined up like a new penny!!
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Humm? That ancient "C-Lect" choke took me back to my youth. It was right after I sold my first flint lock to Dan'l Boone.

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Yeah, don't see a lot of those anymore!

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