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Old January 26, 2013, 05:56 AM   #1
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Future parts availability for rifle you purchase?

I tend to worry about the parts availability of the guns I have or will purchase.
I would hate for ten years down the road not to be able to find some small part to keep my gun running.

Some of my rifles that could fall into this category are: FN FS2000, Sig 556, and Kel Tec SU-16.

I'm I over thinking this subject or do you guys think the same?
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Old January 26, 2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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With the way models come & go nowdays, it's wise to acquire a stock of spare parts for those you plan to keep for the future.
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Old January 26, 2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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I don't think I'll have the problem with my Remington 700s, Ruger 22's or Sig Sauer pistols. Just sayin...there are reasons to stick with the top names. --Jerry
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Old January 26, 2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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I have a Winchester 94 that was my Grandpa's. You betcher tail end I have spare parts for it. Once upon a time we all thought the old '94 was gonna be around forever.
Look at what happened.

I have a very fine little Winchester 9422 that I'd like to keep going for the rest of my life.
Looky what happened on that one.

I have a new CZ .22 full-stocked boltgun that I'm extremely fond of. Can't duplicate those exact features anywhere else. CZ offers full spare parts sales to anybody. They will be getting parts orders from me.
I have a Ruger International .30-06 that I'd like to keep going. Already discontinued, Ruger will service it for a few more years, but they don't sell parts to the public & they don't make that trigger anymore.

Have a couple classic old Colt DA revolvers.
Colt's running out of parts on those old actions & won't sell what they have.
Yep- I've got my own spares.

At least half a dozen pre-MIM Smith DA revolvers. S&W is not providing complete service on those older guns (which really aren't all that old).
Again- I've chased down my own spares.

And so on.
Top names or not, if you have a favorite or two that you really want to keep running for the rest of your life, it would not hurt to get some key spare parts.
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Old January 27, 2013, 11:30 AM   #5
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I have at least two of everything that I consider required for comfort. The likelyhood of the same part failling in multiple firearms is small and indicates some further research should have been done on the original choice.
While it's not that way now, a few months ago it was not too difficult or expensive to have numerous spares for most common survival type firearms.
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Old January 27, 2013, 01:22 PM   #6
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No models last forever so unless you buy a shooting version and a parts version of the same gun there is no guarantee you will always be able to find a part.

That being said, I tend to buy from the big gun makers (Ruger, Savage etc.) and other wise I don't worry about it.
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