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Old 12-18-2018, 10:27 AM
garmonjw garmonjw is offline
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 6

If it were me, I'd leave it as is to lessen the chance that the original barrel gets lost. It's never going to be a match gun - wasn't meant to be - and should probably have limited rounds through it anyway to lessen the chance of something bad happening. So let whichever son inherits it take it out once or twice a year to put a mag or two through it exactly as his great grandad carried it. It would probably still hit MOG (minute-of-German) at 25 yards anyway.

Joe, this note from thebearpack is the best advice you will find anywhere. With the exception of maybe springs and small parts, that weapon is in the shape your grandpa brought back from from France in 1919. It iis a true historical relic. A little research into what unit, and where Grandpa was, will only add significance to it.
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