here it normally goes like this
me , well here the troubles, there $50 to fix it but then the sears almost gone and that spring , sear i can redo and springs are avialable but that all $250 for a $125 Gun
and even then you be back within 2 years with something else worn or busted
would you like $150 trade on a decent used gun ?
customer hmmm let me think about it
the thinking either lasts 2 seconds or 2 years .. or is ongoing ... few between
some folks still want the fixed , i've done $600 jobs on $150 dollar guns , hey they have cash or card and ID and permit , all's good .
i can only ask so many times ya know ..
( $600 dollar job was converting a 38 long to .22 WMR so they could keep it on a lesser permit coulda bought a NAA mini and had a better and more valuable gun for less cause the smith and worth (less) will never be more than $150 for BNIB a POS hardware store gun sold here in the 20's similar to some spanish or eurotrash ones )