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reaper36a 12-07-2019 06:13 PM

7 DEC North store visit

Had a chance to stop by the North store on my way back to Detroit. The racks were full.

Zero bolt action

Looked like a dozen air guns available.
Usual M1C and Ds were all still there.
Plenty of 308 IHC rebuilds
Maybe a dozen IHC service in new wood

Now the rest of the story.....the racks were full as I said. The rifles were rough. Lots of pitting and rust and huge amounts of dirt and grime. Broken rear sight on an HRA that looked like it sat in a puddle of water for years. They appeared to me to be the Philippine returns.
The weather and their military were not kind to them. I was sad looking at the shape they were in. Many were rebarreled and put back together with their old parts and I just thought it was bad. The parts were really beat up and the rifle had new wood and a new barrel.

I tried to find a gem. I brought home a field grade with GI wood and lockbar sights but her buttplate is horribly loose and the finish is pretty rough. I will try to post some before and after pics.

I know I will get beat up for saying this stuff on here but it was really sad for me to see those rifles and the condition they were in. They really are scraping the bottom of the barrel.

As usual the staff was friendly and knowledgeable and great to talk with. Good luck with your searches.

Ffsgt 12-07-2019 07:28 PM

Thanks for your post. Getting ready to make a visit myself. Not a bad report. You took home what I am looking for, even with the bad butt plate.

Thank you again for the post.

T38Carbine 12-07-2019 08:25 PM

Thanks for the report!! Not happy about it, but thanks!!

reaper36a 12-07-2019 08:31 PM

Link with pics.

slickshot223 12-07-2019 08:42 PM

Can you imagine what this rifle would say if it could talk???

Tommiep54 12-07-2019 08:49 PM

I see a faint cartouche or rebuild stamp on the left side of the stock.


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m1garand1055 12-07-2019 09:18 PM

How much were these rifles?

hogfamily 12-07-2019 09:50 PM

I would take that rifle anytime.
Love the stock.
Nothing on that rifle that won't clean up well.

reaper36a 12-07-2019 09:58 PM

Field grade. 650.

They had rack grade too.


Originally Posted by m1garand1055 (Post 1892184)
How much were these rifles?

39chevy 12-08-2019 06:05 AM

kroil..won't take out pits but cleans rust well

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