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Old 12-07-2019, 06:13 PM
reaper36a reaper36a is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: MI
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Default 7 DEC North store visit

Folks,

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.
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