Dangers of buying sight unseen. - RimfireCentral.com Forums

Go Back   RimfireCentral.com Forums > >

Notices

Join Team RFC to remove these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-12-2019, 09:47 PM
gr8guns's Avatar
gr8guns
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Oct 2002
Posts: 
2,233
TPC Rating: 
100% (6)
Dangers of buying sight unseen.



Log in to see fewer ads
I had need for a Steyr Zephyr in .22 with the threaded barrel, and ordered one. The rifle came in to my FFL, and when I picked it up, it had a couple of scratches in the left side of the receiver. The box was still factory sealed, I opened it. I called Steyr and Herbert sent a call tag, and repaired the scratches in the metal. I just opened the rifle box this afternoon, and the waffle pattern of the padding in the box is now transferred to the rifle stock. I have no idea what could cause that, I will post some pictures in the morning. Confidence is high that Steyr will step up and take care of it. The rifle was packed in the identical manner it was first shipped in.

There was some of the paper that inhibits rust wrapped around part of the rifle, and the same pattern exists under that paper. So, it seems to be something of a pressure / reaction deal other than foam contact. I am thinking the finish on the rifle was contaminated somehow while in the care of Steyr. The stock was in perfect condition when I packed it for shipment. They sent me no notice that there was damage to the stock.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-12-2019, 09:50 PM
Toomany22s's Avatar
Toomany22s
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Sep 2017
Posts: 
3,520
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Shipper left it in a hot truck. Wood is organic and when it cooks it takes on new shapes like a steak on a griddle.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-13-2019, 07:40 AM
grg's Avatar
grg
US Army Disabled American Veteran

Join Date: 
Aug 2014
Location: 
SE Iowa
Posts: 
2,695
TPC Rating: 
100% (6)
I have seen the same thing happen when people store guns in hard cases with the egg/waffle type cushion long term. It was common for elderly to not use AC and the gun/cases could get really hot and suffer from moisture changes. I think Toomany may be right on.
__________________
Glenn
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 08-15-2019, 05:11 PM
gr8guns's Avatar
gr8guns
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Oct 2002
Posts: 
2,233
TPC Rating: 
100% (6)
Chemical reaction!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlysAlot View Post
Actually it's an off gassing of the bubble wrap and has zero to do with heat. It's a common reaction with cheap wrapping.
You were on the right horse, just a tad off trail. After sending Herbert some detailed pictures, he pointed out that there was a transfer of a certain design of the preservative paper that was now indelibly etched into the Steyr finish. The wrapping paper that was used is normally used to wrap Merkel shotguns. I thought the same as you did, but the waffle foam used in the box was exposed to the finish
When the rifle was initially packed for shipment. No bubble wrap was used.

Herbert is sending a call tag, at the very least I expect a new stock will be installed.

I am a little leery of this one particular purchase now, the refinished receiver still shows marks, and now this. I expect no less than a new rifle, in new condition, as that is what I paid for. I don’t think that is asking too much.
I have had a few problems along the way with a few gun purchases, at least it appears Steyr is on the ball, and trying. Expectation of a proper remedy is high.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-06-2019, 05:36 PM
tbates66
NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Feb 2012
Location: 
NE Kansas
Posts: 
1,358
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Yep...sight unseen is risky. I've been lucky so far, having bought 6-7 guns from GB and have never had an isssue. That said, it's still enough of a risk that I'll buy locally if the cost difference is not too bad. Hope yours works out for you.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-06-2019, 07:54 PM
kioti65c
US Navy Disabled American Veteran NRA Member - Click Here To Join!

Join Date: 
Sep 2018
Location: 
Deltaville Va
Posts: 
24
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to kioti65c
danger

The worst thig you can do is get on Gunbroker drunk
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-06-2019, 10:26 PM
Revvv

Join Date: 
May 2015
Posts: 
47
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
That's a challenge for some people. Now we are going to find out about a ton of new purchases on Monday morning.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-13-2019, 08:12 PM
Kiteman72's Avatar
Kiteman72

Join Date: 
Jun 2012
Location: 
Nebraska
Posts: 
863
TPC Rating: 
0% (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gr8guns View Post
You were on the right horse, just a tad off trail. After sending Herbert some detailed pictures, he pointed out that there was a transfer of a certain design of the preservative paper that was now indelibly etched into the Steyr finish. The wrapping paper that was used is normally used to wrap Merkel shotguns. I thought the same as you did, but the waffle foam used in the box was exposed to the finish
When the rifle was initially packed for shipment. No bubble wrap was used.

Herbert is sending a call tag, at the very least I expect a new stock will be installed.

I am a little leery of this one particular purchase now, the refinished receiver still shows marks, and now this. I expect no less than a new rifle, in new condition, as that is what I paid for. I donít think that is asking too much.
I have had a few problems along the way with a few gun purchases, at least it appears Steyr is on the ball, and trying. Expectation of a proper remedy is high.
I am hoping to hear a good resolution to this situation. Best of luck.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
69a 22AGS Winchester 94 12-10-2017 06:36 PM
Model 67 interesting sight combination Lf540 Winchester 1 09-19-2017 11:51 AM
Need help removing Ruger 10/22 front sight pblanc Anything 10/22 4 09-11-2017 11:16 AM
Replacing SA-22 rear sight. Skinner? LouM Browning 14 08-06-2017 10:00 PM
need to identify rear sight blsishtr Model 41 Pistol 6 03-13-2017 06:39 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 AM.

Privacy Policy

DMCA Notice

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2000-2018 RimfireCentral.com
x