Two old "new" guns
Two weeks ago I bought a new (at least it was sold to me as new) Smith and Wesson Model 640-3 revolver. The dealer had a store in a small town nearby although he sells at every show in the area.
I could tell that this gun was shop worn. It still had the zip tie on it from the last show. He was in a good mood and gave me a good OTD price and I bought it with the box and papers including the warranty card.
When I got home I noticed that the box contained the fired case that some states require. It was dated April 2010. That is 2 years and 10 months.
I called the guy and asked for an explanation. He said that he bought several of this model and stashed them in his safe. Mine was the last one on the bottom. I don't know that I believe him. I did, however, get the model that I wanted at a fair price.
I also once bought a Sig P226 SSE from a dealer at a show. It was sold to me as new. It was fired 2 and a half years from my purchase date.