I love guns. Rifles, handguns, centerfire, rimfire. I love guns. They can be an investment, too. That’s what I tell the wife when I buy something new. Collectible guns can be an investment, but common rifles and handguns are usually just money sitting around with no profit potential. However, if you need cash, selling common guns can be the answer since they can be replaced if need be. Online selling sources such as Armslist.com and Jasonsguns.com are common websites. I’ve sold a few rifles and hanguns over the years on these websites. Always a local buyer. No problems. Until now.
I had a stainless Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley Hunter with scope I needed to sell. Hated to, but life happens as they say. I listed it on both Armslist.com and Jasonsguns.com. After a month I had no inquiries. Then I got a cryptic e-mail asking if I’d lower the price to cover shipping and FFL. I assumed he was out of state, so I agreed. I asked about the process, since I had never done this before. I asked: ‘who, what, where and when?’ pretty universal I thought. I got a selfie of him (or someone)driving a car and he said he lived in Texas. There are legal shipping services that handle the paperwork, so I assumed he would use them. He kept sending creepy e-mails wanting information but not asking in the normal manner. Then he texted he had sent the check and I received this strange e-mail:
How are you doing today? I couldn’t reach you because i didn’t get the tracking number for the mail from my dispatcher and I’ve been down with severe headache. Payment for the Blackhawk should have arrived your location by now.
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