everytime I've looked at a used car the salesman has said it belonged to a little old lady that only drove it back and forth to churchFallschirmjÃ¤ger said:I've seen nearly pristine firearms with thousands of rounds through them and I've seen well used firearms that have hardly put a round downrange. A barrel lasts for several thousands of rounds before it may need replacement, so it's the overall quality of care I'd worry most about in a firearm.
Which would you rather have, a car that's 3yrs old and maintained by a teenager, or one that's 10yrs old and has only been driven to church and back by a little old lady? (Yes, gross assumptions, guys, but I think you get the drift.)
Depends on the gun and whether I thought the swim resulted in any rusting or weakness. 120 cleanings will wear down the rifling a good bit. By then, it would probably shoot like a Beretta.45_Fan said:The rifling (when clean) can tell you a good bit about the condition of the gun as can the chamber(s).
I'd take a rang gun that saw 100-200 rounds and a good cleaning monthly for 10 years over an EDC that has been through 4 boxes of ammo, gone swimming a few times and been cleaned once in 3 years.