A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves called ‘rifling’ cut into the inside. The raised areas of this rifling make contact with the projectile, imparting spin around an axis corresponding to the orientation of the weapon. When the bullet leaves the barrel, this spin imparts gyroscopic stability and prevents it from tumbling, thus improving range and accuracy. The word "rifle" originally referred to the grooving, and a rifle was once called a "rifled gun." Rifles are used in warfare, hunting and shooting sports.
At Metro Pawn and Gun we stock a large variety of used rifles, including bolt action rifles, semi-automatic rifles, sporting rifles and collectible guns of many vintages and pedigrees. On occasion, we will even see an old musket or two come through our shop!
Buying a rifle depends on a multiplicity of variables, including the physical attributes of the shooter, the level of experience, the application for which the firearm is to be used, and the available budget. Our knowledgeable staff can help you wade through the sea of choices to purchase a rifle that is best suited to you specifically, and soften the impact on your checkbook at the same time (unless you intend to use your checkbook as a target at the range…). Which of the hundreds of available calibers should you choose? Should you invest in an autoloader or a bolt action rifle? What are the benefits of a 24 inch barrel as opposed to an 18 inch one? These any many other questions are what we are well qualified to answer, based both on our comprehensive knowledge of the shooting arts, as well as our enjoyment of various firearm related hobbies. Your rifle will also potentially need a scope, sling, hard or soft case, ammunition, and other accessories, all of which we have in copious supply. Whether you’re a hunter, target shooter or just want to go have fun at the range, we definitely have something that will appeal to your needs!
We also purchase used rifles or any used guns for that matter, and pay in cash, so bring down any unwanted firearms today and we will make you an offer! Due to the rate at which we buy and sell, our inventories are exceptionally dynamic. Unlike some Minneapolis gun shops, you may not see the same selection two days in a row! We think that makes shopping with us more fun, but we will let you decide!
If you're interested in a certain firearm contact us today to inquire.
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