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#1 StrangeRanger

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:13 AM

...as if the too-good-to-be-true price wasn't a hint

 

https://www.armslist...chester-c-r-bar

 

The same guy posted an MP40 for $8K a couple of weeks ago.  There's a whole thread on that on the MPboard.


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#2 Black River Militaria CII

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

I did a bit of research on the seller of the MP40 as well as receiving a few e-mails from him. The ad noted an OH location, but his first e-mail claimed the gun was in TX. I received copies of his FFL with premises east of Dallas, TX in a residence. The FFL checked out on internet FFL check. Also received a copy of the MP40 F3 with the FFL number of the transferor whose premises was a residence in a small town in OR. Pursuing the OR FFL info, there was no further info about a firearms business or anything on that person’s circumstances. I asked if I could come to TX to see the gun but got no reply to that request. Further e-mails encouraged me to send my FFL/SOT and get the deal going.
The F3 appeared to be legitimate with current FFL numbers but even with current FFLs the F3 could be bogus and they can be easily forged. So many unanswered questions. I e-mailed him that I was comcerned that his offer was a scam and no longer received any e-mails.
Caveat emptor!!
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#3 Sandman1957

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:13 PM

Is this something that ATF should hear about?  If they guy is posing as a Dealer, they should be interested.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:28 PM

Sure. Licensed dealer could be acting in collusion with a valid dealer, lr any kf a number of scenarios could be underway. I imagine Dallas ATF office might be interested or regional.
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#5 StrangeRanger

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:18 PM

He may have posted another "bargain."   There's no way to ascertain if it's the same guy but it has all the earmarks

http://www.armslist....-m50-w-fed-case

 

Unregistered user

Claiming to be a dealer but only one listing

Priced at 50%± of market value

this time it is in TX not OH


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#6 ron_brock

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:35 PM

Any chance you grabbed a photo of the Reising with case? These dont come up too often and wondered if it matches any of the others that were for sale recently.

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#7 StrangeRanger

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:09 AM

Sorry, didn't think to save the pix


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:46 PM

I think this kinds of settles both links ...

 

For Sale: Reising M50 W/Fed case
The community has spoken! This listing been flagged as a scam. For more information review our flagging policy.
 
For Sale: 1918 Winchester C&R BAR
The community has spoken! This listing been flagged as a scam. For more information review our flagging policy.

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