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Old 08-09-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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How do I find broken guns to practice gunsmithing on. I scoured craigslist and some local estate sales with little luck.

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Old 08-09-2011, 02:21 AM   #2
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You probably need to check with the local pawn shops.

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you can try running your own ad on craigs list or the local paper

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one of my customers has good luck finding them on Auction Arms and Gunbroker

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gunbroker.com is where i have bought 40+ pistols & rifles w/missing,broken,wore,ass.wrong parts...as cheap as $20.00of course the FFL fee was more

you can also check J&G sales as they have a gunsmith special categorie page,they'll have some neat stuff on it from time to time,cheap too.

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As Stalking Bear said pawn shops usually have some broken guns.

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I've been hearing that going to gun shows usually turns up broken guns of all types. They are having one august 27th and 28th at the gulf coast colliseum. Yes my spelling sucks lol. I plan o. Going there to find some broken stuff to tinker with while I do online school stuff and get my business plan figured out. Will be awesome lol

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How do I find broken guns to practice gunsmithing on. I scoured craigslist and some local estate sales with little luck.
AGI sent me an e-mail with the same request. What are your needs. Any thing that shoots a projectile...... Can you be more specific..... P M Me and we'll work out something.......Wills
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Gun shows are my primary source of project guns. I've baught several broken guns for a handful of dollar bills at a bunch of different gunshows. If you know anything about the guns, dont let the guy selling them know because sometimes they try and hike the price up.
Pistols in particular are easy finds, since a lot of them get forgotten and rust in small spaces. I've noticed the old german saturday night specials are a common thing along with the break-top revolvers that were popular around the turn of the 1900s. Shotguns that still actually work but need a little elbow grease are pretty common, especially in the south. I bought a JC Higgins shotgun not too long ago for less than $100 and it works and shoots just fine, its going to be a gunsmithing school project to refinish the entire gun.

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You could try deal4it.com.

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