Honest wear?

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Honest wear?

#1 Post by jnyork » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:36 pm

Every so often we see a firearm advertised for sale with description including the phrase "honest wear".

What the devil is "dishonest wear"?

Just curious. :wink:

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Re: Honest wear?

#2 Post by marlinman93 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:39 pm

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Re: Honest wear?

#3 Post by Old Savage » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:46 pm

Depends, there were some security guard revolvers that became available here. Mostly holster wear was evident.
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Re: Honest wear?

#4 Post by 765x53 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:31 pm

"Honest wear" as opposed to "De-Farbed"? https://www.gunbroker.com/item/838871678
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Re: Honest wear?

#5 Post by piller » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:36 pm

Those never before worn distressed leather jackets occasionally seen at trendy stores are examples of dishonest wear. Meant to look old and well used when new. I have never seen a firearm with premature wear that was not abused.
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Re: Honest wear?

#6 Post by 3leggedturtle » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:36 pm

To me, its like the old levers and pumps we get in that have carried for 30-40 years and have worn bluing and scratched up sticks from being in the woods. Mechanically they are tight and solid cuz they only had about 5 boxes of shells thru them. Todd/3leg
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Re: Honest wear?

#7 Post by piller » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:49 pm

Todd, wear from use that you describe is certainly what I would consider honest wear.
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