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Old 08-27-2012, 01:44 PM
archer1971 archer1971 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Boone, Iowa
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I am by far not an expert here!
But I have what appears to be a new in the original grease wrap 1903a3 barrel.
I purchased it locally at a gun shop who's owner told me he had purchased them in a sealed crate many years ago.
The wrapper on the barrel was still sealed, although it was in kinda rough condition from sitting around for years.
I opened the end of the wrapper to see what the barrel date was.
I had to wipe away the grease so I could see it.
I just went down and looked at the barrel and it has the punch mark.
I have not checked the chamber, but if it is not a nos barrel why would they coat used barrels in grease, wrap them up and place them in a wood crates? That seems odd to me?
If its not a new barrel, man did I overpay for it!
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