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frk2
31-07-2009, 07:55 PM
Guys,
I'm about to purchase my first gun and am excited!! I am purposely keeping my budget tight as I dont want to spend on a gun before even knowing how to shoot properly!! :)

Budget is under 25000

I have the following options to me:

1. Brand new Chinese TT .30
2. Used NP-34 in good condition (roughly 200-300 rounds fired)

What do you guys recommend?

Abu Al Hawl
31-07-2009, 07:59 PM
welcome aboard, go for np 34 if and pay not more than 35k

frk2
31-07-2009, 08:03 PM
How do they compare in terms on maintainability? Are parts available for the NP 34 is it possible to get them both repaired just as easily?

Thanks

frk2
31-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Abu Al Hawal: 35k for a used NP-34?

Ilyas
31-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Welcome to the forum frk2. I would agree with the suggestion given by AAH if the condition really is what you say
and +1 for


I am purposely keeping my budget tight as I dont want to spend on a gun before even knowing how to shoot properly!! :)

Abu Al Hawl
31-07-2009, 08:07 PM
200 - 300 rounds are nothing for np34, Ilyas bro what you think i've over, or under quoted the price?

Ilyas
31-07-2009, 08:20 PM
Well as far as my knowledge is concerned, for the condition stated by frk2 and the present availability position,
you haven't over quoted the price.
@frk2... Bro the suggestions given by members do vary from city to city, based on the demand n supply factor
of that particular market.

KageFox
31-07-2009, 08:29 PM
I too would recommend the NP-34, as it is much safer and can be carried with a round in the chamber. Unlike the TT, which is pretty unsafe in hammer down, chamber loaded mode. Then there's the factor of 9mm vs .30, and 13 vs 8 mag capacity.

Monis
01-08-2009, 12:21 AM
Go for NP34 and other option is cf 98

Dr Zakir
01-08-2009, 12:23 AM
+1 monis absolutely right otherwise even a clone of 92 will do

frk2
01-08-2009, 02:05 AM
I guess it is the np-34 then :)

Thanks guys for the feedback! really appreciated!

Xerga
01-08-2009, 02:15 AM
if i was you. i would go to new chinese tt, m57 is ok too.

frk2
01-08-2009, 08:25 PM
I already got the NP-34. Seems in decent shape. Fired an entire mag without issues.

Usama
01-08-2009, 08:43 PM
I already got the NP-34. Seems in decent shape. Fired an entire mag without issues.


Nice so what did it cost u..?

Rizshu
01-08-2009, 10:10 PM
can any one please tell me that what is the price of NP-34 in karachi these days (new one)

Abu Al Hawl
01-08-2009, 10:11 PM
between 40k - 45k

Rizshu
01-08-2009, 10:23 PM
Thanks AAH.

frk2
02-08-2009, 01:05 AM
25k. However I think the barrel is done for (looks kinda dirty from inside and impossible to clean). Is it possible in the future to get a new barrel?

Xerga
02-08-2009, 11:37 AM
dirty barrel, impossible to clean? looking to buy new barrel?

:) told ya to buy new tt.

good luck with ur pistol. get it clean'd.

ay_be_why
02-08-2009, 11:47 AM
25k. However I think the barrel is done for (looks kinda dirty from inside and impossible to clean). Is it possible in the future to get a new barrel?

IF the barrel is not rusted and it is dirty only because of usage, dipping the whole/stripped gun in diesel for some time, maybe overnight, will help loosen the dirt and deposits.. removing the plastic parts before this is a good idea... then clean as usual. tried it, left the barrel like new on the inside on a 60-yr old handgun... :cool:

frk2
02-08-2009, 12:22 PM
awesome. Diesel sounds like a good idea. I will disassemble the gun and just soak the barrel.

Question: How can a Stainless steel barrel rust, though?

KageFox
02-08-2009, 12:29 PM
Stainless Steel is not exactly "stainless". In order to make steel totally rustproof (stainless), the carbon content has to be removed and chromium has to be added. If you remove all the carbon, the steel will become brittle and will not be suitable for use in firearms, knives, etc. So, for the manufacture of these products, some percentage of carbon has to be in steel (which determines hardness and ability to stand up to pressure). It is this carbon which slowly causes the oxygen in the air to react, forming brownish-orange iron oxide aka rust. I also infer that due to extreme barrel heat, this reaction occurs at a quicker rate.

So, the "stainless steel" we commonly use is not, repeat not, truly stainless or rustproof.

frk2
02-08-2009, 12:35 PM
KageFox- Thanks for clarifying!. My barrel is indeed rusted. The deposit inside looks reddish/orange-ish. What do i do?

Ilyas
02-08-2009, 01:54 PM
Try diesel and you'll get good result, Insha Allah :)

KageFox
02-08-2009, 02:51 PM
@frk2: Scrub it out thoroughly with bore brushes and solvent? Use diesel as suggested?
Btw, make it a habit to at least clean the barrel after a shooting if you want to prolong its life.

@all: PS: Is Chinese 9mm and .30 ammo corrosive?

Memon
02-08-2009, 03:54 PM
awesome. Diesel sounds like a good idea. I will disassemble the gun and just soak the barrel.

Question: How can a Stainless steel barrel rust, though?



@ frk2 .............. share your experience after cleaning ................. moreover, i love to have NP-34 @ 25 k .............. Good Luck for your purchase.

Regards,

Arsenal763
05-08-2009, 01:54 PM
frk bro. go for tt .30 dont mess up with used guns..as your budget allow to you get Made in Serbia .30 tt