If he's unwilling to meet you, I'd run away from it. If he's a private seller, I can understand not wanting to meet someone from the internet at his home or even at yours. A public shooting range would seem reasonable. Or at a gun shop where you could meet to do the FFL transfer. Something......
Speaking of public ranges, do you shoot at Rio Salado / Usery Pass in Mesa?
I emailed AHR and asked if they could tell if they worked on the CZ and got this response immediately.
'It's hard to tell from that one picture if we worked on it or not. It still has the factory trigger and I can't make out what safety it has.
Give them a call and get some more info. Does it have the Winchester style safety? Is the hole in the bolt knob filled? If so, is there some engraving on the end of the bolt knob? If so, then pretty good chance we we worked on it.'
I emailed the seller after he replied that he had no AHR paperwork:
'Much appreciated. Last questions - Does it have the Winchester style safety? Is the hole in the bolt knob filled? If so, is there some engraving on the end of the bolt knob? Finally, ok for local pickup?'
Got this reply -
'Has 2 position factory safety....not Winchester. Bolt has hole....not engraved...as from factory. We are not a retail outlet. Once we have received payment for the rifle we will schedule a mutually convenient time to meet, do the NICs check, etc.
Total that will be due: $ 1,099 (Includes NICs check)
92 AZ sales tax
$ 1,191 USPS money order only.'
Sale price stated is $110 more than on GB. Maybe this gun is a good deal, but I'm going to give it a pass.
No way I'm buying a rifle online if the seller will not give me pictures. I have purchased a couple of rifles online, one from an AH member, and in both cases exchanged pictures and phone calls. In fact the AH meme took the gun to my brother so he could inspect it for me.
Too many people out there willing to meet you half way to buy something so don't waste your time with someone who will not.
My wife was about to buy me a nice case for my newly purchased double rifle. The case was on gun broker. I was in the area of the seller on business but he wouldn't answer the phone. He was curt with my wife on emails and down right disrespectful. His terms were unacceptable. We walked away and his item is still online.
I have the CZ 550 .375 H&H and it holds 5 in the mag. I suppose you could load it +1 if you really wanted to.
I'm in the market for a .375 H&H and have it down to CZ, Winchester or Cooper.
Was leaning toward a NIB Winchester but came across this on Gunbroker - http://www.gunbroker.com/item/696086204
Seems like a good deal - especially with the AHR #1 upgrade. However, when I contacted the seller to see if he had additional pics or if I could see the gun in person (we are both AZ) he responded that he had no more pics, the description was accurate and complete and didn't offer to show the rifle in person.
I've been about purchased this one several times, but something just doesn't seem right. Thoughts?
As a newbie to the forum your insights and advice are much appreciated.
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