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Old 02-07-2007, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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kp3 question

i have a kp3 in operating condition. just used it 2 weeks ago. what i want to know is should i refinish the stock and barrell before i try to sell it or would most people prefer to do it themselves? i know that looks are a very key component in selling but right now it is in its original condition and doesnt look bad at all. just needing some 411 at this point and sorry i dont have any pics right now
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You might want to refinish the stock, but if it is in decent shape I would not bother. KPs sell quickly (if the price is not outrageous) and most hold their value well even if showing some wear. I don't think the work you put in would reflect much increase in the price you get for it. People want wood and brass....unless it has severe condition problems you will get a good price for it. (and you can sell those with severe condition problems, you just won't get as much.)
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yep, you can restore one over and over but they are only original once.
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well thanks for the info....i figured "as is" was the best way but i see so many people restoring them so i thought i would ask.
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without seeing what it actually looks like it's hard to say if it should or should not be restored. it all depends on how far gone the condition of it is. also, ones opinion of condition will vary from the next guy, as i'm sure you know.
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well thanks for the info....i figured "as is" was the best way but i see so many people restoring them so i thought i would ask.
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