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Old 07-15-2012, 09:05 AM   #16
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when i bought the 220c3-sss-45 it had been on display for 11 months & showed a little wear.
i asked about a discount for wear/tear & they lopped off 5%.

acceptable because this was 1 of 40, sold only by sportsman's warehouse.

never hurts to ask.

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Old 07-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #17
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A new MK25 comes in a cello wrapper with a paper sleeve wrapped around the grip. Since you indicated that this was on display, did those wrappers comewith the gun? The markd you photogrpahed are consistant with a pistol that has been fired after the factoru. I have a SIG P229 new in the box from the 1990's and the barrel on has a slight ring but no 'clam shell' markings. My SIG MK2 which has over a thousand rounds shows the type of wear you indcated and more.
When you purchase a firearm, you should inspect the firearm and ask its history.
I suspect your good deal had the usage of the MK25 factored in but the Dealer should be able to tell you. I would discuss in person with the Dealer your thoughts and then that's that.
As far as a discount on show room firearms, If only display as most dealers do these days, its there for any individual to ask to handle. Discounts are NOT given for these guns unless shop worn. I've been purchasing firearms for decades and never have a come across a policy if on display, its discounted.
Have you shot the gun? If not, dicuss with the Dealer, if you have shot the gun, its yours.
If its accurate shoots well for you, then agaonizing over some marks will get you nowhere.
The MK25 is an excellent pistol. Enjoy it.-Dick
the cello wrapper was there, as was the inspection hang tag, manual, lube, etc. the paper sleeve around the grip was not present....

have not fired this weapon yet..I'll contact the dealer and see what they have to say.

I should have gone with my gut and ordered new as I usually do, but I guess i had a case of "ohhhh I've gotta have this NOW"
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it's part of the signess.
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glocke12, Your 226 looks fine. Congratulations on your purchase. ALL guns are test fired,
not just those going to states that require "ballistic fingerprinting". The paper band was
most likely removed when it was put on display and while it's exciting to cut them off a
new gun, they are not very durable, and get dirty quickly from handling. If you want to
be sure the gun wasn't sold and returned, tell your dealer you want to see his acquisition/disposition record where it will show whether he received the gun from a distributor or an individual. Your name should be listed in the column "sold to". By the way, it's against federal law to sell a used gun as new.
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glocke12, Your 226 looks fine. Congratulations on your purchase. ALL guns are test fired,
not just those going to states that require "ballistic fingerprinting". The paper band was
most likely removed when it was put on display and while it's exciting to cut them off a
new gun, they are not very durable, and get dirty quickly from handling. If you want to
be sure the gun wasn't sold and returned, tell your dealer you want to see his acquisition/disposition record where it will show whether he received the gun from a distributor or an individual. Your name should be listed in the column "sold to". By the way, it's against federal law to sell a used gun as new.
Thanks..

I am pretty confident now that everything is just shop and handling wear. From looking at photos others have posted I saw a few that showed similar wear patterns on brand new guns. Plus, if it had been fired other than at the factory than the magazine would show signs of rounds having been loaded into it, and that is not the case.

Part of what made me paranoid is that there was a shop I frequented years ago with an indoor range (since shut down), that had employees that were caught shooting new guns on the range, and in some cases removing them from the shop, using them, than returning them. SInce than I have always made it a point of ordering guns new in the box when I can.

Now, who can point me towards a holster for this puppy?
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Ok, here is a link to some pics i took...iphone pics so they are kind of crappy but they show what Im talking about:

IMG_0328 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

note the following:

1) Wear marks on the side of the bolt on the "9 mm para"
2) Wear mark on the top of bolt
3) smiley at barrel end



So, I was aware of all this at the time of purchase...I actually looked at it a few days prior to buying it. What concerned me the most at that time was the wear mark on the top of the bolt, but when I got hime I did some interwebz browsing and found some stock photos from reviewers and even one sig stock photo that showed a similar wear mark.

The reasons why I decided to go forward with the purchase is because they gave me a great trade in deal on a SA XDM 9 (4.5" barrel), a gun that I had never been able to fire a complete magazine out of without a jam of some type for one reason or another.

Im also guessing that the powder is indeed from test firing. I find it hard to believe that Sig does not test fire ANY of their guns here in the states.

The gun has a may 18 2012 build date, and store has had it in their shop since 5/25, so it has probably been handled dozens of times.

So thoughts ? Are any concerns I have unfounded?

Everything you describe (#1 and # 3) is what I have seen when I received my new MK25. I wouldn't worry about it. I've come to the conclusion that the special coating on the barrel and internals is not scratch resistant, as many of the pics I've seen have had the same wear. clean it, use it and enjoy it. It's the best shooting gun I have ever owned.
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all i see in your link are nite sites
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glocke12, If you don't mind my asking, where in Pa. are you? Shawn
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all i see in your link are nite sites
Look to the right for the photo string.
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i see 'em now, looks like not much lubrication.
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glocke12, If you don't mind my asking, where in Pa. are you? Shawn
Upper Bucks County...outside of doylestown.
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i used to work for carson helicopters out of perkasie.
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i used to work for carson helicopters out of perkasie.
cool..lived here all my life! that name (carson) is vaguely familiar.
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