I recently purchased a new Bersa 9 Pro on Gun Broker (haven't received it yet). The seller advertised it as "NEW" and told be via email it is "Brand new in the factory box". Being a retired police armor and investigator I called to check the date of import by the serial number and was told it was imported in January 2013. The seller claims he has no idea where it has been for 18+ months but the fact raises concern on my part. My concern is that it could have been a rental gun at a shooting range, never registered, therefore still consider new (it has happened before). Of course I will know if it is really "Brand New" once I receive and inspect it. Do you think it is unusual for it to have been in the US for 18 months before it was available for sale? Or pretty normal?