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Old 01-03-2018, 10:32 PM
SA1942 SA1942 is offline
 
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Default 2 Leads and a 42

Back in Oct I threw my order in the mail for 3 Service Grades. I stickied for 1-HRA 2-GI Wood. All 3 posted right before it shipped and there were 3 SA's (a 998,XXX, a 2.67 mil and a 5.42 mil) heading my way. So the next day I stopped by the FedEx location to get my 3 new toys and run them home real fast to take a quick peek. It was like Christmas morning. I first opened up the 2.67 mil and noticed that it had a birch stock and the park was a silver grey finish. Looked like an arsenal rebuild of some sort without completely stripping it down to verify. Pulled the second one out and saw the orange triangle... Took it out of the stock and sure enough, it was a 6-65 Lead. My first Lead rebuild. So I took the third Garand out knowing it was a 998,XXX and noticed right off it had a SA/GAW stock on it. I looked at the hang tag and it said 11/42 barrel. Pulled the bolt back and saw exactly what I was hoping for. 11/42 tube with 2+ ME and 3 TE with a bright and shiny bore. I went back to the 2.67 mil and removed the birch stock and was surprised to see the 1/65 Lead on it as well. Here are some pics with some specs for each one. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed by not getting an HRA.

LEAD #1
SA 2.67 Mil
Lead Marked: 1-65
Stock: Birch Non Serif P
Triangle: No
Rear Sight: BME WCE
Front Sight: WRA Punchmark
Barrel: 8/64 SA 1 ME 2TE
Bolt: A13
Oprod: HRA
Gas Cylinder: SA
Gas Lock: WRA
Trigger Housing: 12-SA
Trigger Gaurd: C 46025 WRA
Trigger: SA
Hammer: IHC
Safety: HRA

LEAD #2
SA 5.42 Mil
Lead Marked: 6-65
Stock: SA/??? Have no idea. Suggestions?
Triangle: Yes
Rear Sight: BME WCE
Front Sight: SA
Barrel: 1-65 SA 0+ME and 1 TE
Bolt: HRA-UW 751
Oprod: 6538382 SA post war
Gas Cylinder: HRA
Gas Lock: High Hump
Trigger Housing: HRA N
Trigger Gaurd: Post War non milled
Trigger: SA
Hammer: WRA
Safety: 9SA

Rifle #3
SA 998XXX
Stock: SA/GAW
Rear Sight: NHC DRC
Front Sight: SA
Barrel: 11/42 SA 2+ ME 3+ TE Pads Chrome not in the White
Bolt: A-10
Oprod: 6 SA Cut
Gas Cylinder: IHC
Gas Lock: High Hump
Trigger Housing: 5-SA
Trigger Gaurd: SA Milled
Trigger: SA
Hammer: 9SA
Safety: SA 11

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:21 PM
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That's a great score, congratulations!
I see the specs but no pictures?
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:29 PM
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You can't see the links?
https://imgur.com/a/iEteb
https://imgur.com/a/Yss5s
https://imgur.com/a/qSbfj
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:58 PM
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Those LEAD's don't appear to have been touched since rebuild. You hit the jackpot!
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:08 AM
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No kidding. Nice triangle. Lots of late parts, HRA included. Very detailed write up. No one need that many LEAD's, maybe I could take one off your hands.
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:15 AM
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Awesome! I love the dope settings for the sight in the trigger housing of the 11-42. Immediately go buy a lottery ticket in the morning!
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:17 AM
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Awesome! I love the dope settings for the sight in the trigger housing of the 11-42. Immediately go buy a lottery ticket in the morning!
For some reason that is my favorite part of the whole rifle.
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:15 AM
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Looks like #3 has a lead dipped heel too. Congrats on some nice rifles!
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:01 AM
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Nice looking rifles. #1 looks like with a little BLO or what ever your go-to oil may be, you’ll see some tiger striping come out.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:28 AM
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I like #3 the best, too - has character! My rifle is 973XXX, also 11/42, lead dipped, so I'm a bit biased.

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