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Old May 18, 2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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Chinese shotguns? Aren't those banned?

I saw an advertisement in AR for shotguns made in China. I thought all guns and ammo from China were banned by executive order. Have I missed something?
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Old May 18, 2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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Nope shotguns and shotgun shells where allowed.

The ban "only" (china was making up 1/3 of US gun sales at the time of the ban) affected rifles pistols and rifle and pistol ammo.

I have two shotguns made in china, one is a Ithaca copy and the other is a Remington 870 copy sold as the NEF pardner pump. The NEF pardner in MUCH better in over all build, and has a American walnut stock and pump handle.
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Old May 18, 2007, 10:11 AM   #3
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The ban on Chinese weapons had zero effect on anything.

Wonder why it is still in place? Maybe Alberto told Georgie it was a good idea?
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Old May 18, 2007, 11:54 AM   #4
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Domestic gun companies would throw a fit if they removed it nowadays. Imagine them seeing between a 1/3 and 1/2 their gunsales disappear in a matter of weeks.
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Old May 18, 2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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So I can type on the Internet about it using my computer made in China while wearing my clothes made in China.

Then I will call for takeout to the Chinese restaurant on my phone made in China.

I do drive a Japanese car and have two knives made in Japan in my pockets.
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Old May 18, 2007, 11:26 PM   #6
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a gun made in china??? why would you purchase one ne way
Often times people that work for a living have to make a choice:

Gun made in Italy and no food for the family for a month.
No gun and food for the family.
Gun made in china and food for the family.

Or

Gun made in Italy and no hunting/shooting for a few years.
No gun.
Gun made in china and hunting/shooting.


When you are first starting hunting it is hard to drop $5000+ on the best gun out there before you even know if you like hunting. My first gun for hunting was a $79 pump action, the next best thing was about $500.
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Old May 19, 2007, 10:14 AM   #7
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a gun made in china??? why would you purchase one ne way
Ever been in WalMart?
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Old May 19, 2007, 03:37 PM   #8
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a gun made in china??? why would you purchase one ne way
You must have never fired or inspected a Chinese M14. Forged receiver, beefy construction in general, and...

Shoots 1moa with no modifications.

Best $500 I ever spent. The wood stock is a little ugly but it was 1/3 (or less) of the price of a SA.
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Old May 20, 2007, 02:22 AM   #9
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Hey it's recycled American steel, sure beats having that piece of steel end up in a Chinese Naval vessel, anti ship missile, AKM or a case of steel core ammo... which in turn would end up in the hands of people who really don't like American armed forces... be much better if we took all that material away from them...
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Old May 21, 2007, 03:53 PM   #10
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Folks, the money paid to a factory in China is only 1/3 to 1/5 what you end up paying at your local retailers. 30%-80% of every dollar you spend for a "Made in China" product is pocketed by someone in the USA. This includes anyone that is a Longshoreman, Teamster, warehouseman, retailer, advertiser, brand name (like Apple, HP, Palm, etc.), accountant, banker, financier, etc. and etc.
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Old May 21, 2007, 05:40 PM   #11
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I remember when a Chinese AK was less than $200 and a Chinese SKS could be had for $90.
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