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Old 08-15-2021, 04:45 PM
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I don't think anyone in this thread is suggesting anything different, including RT. You may have misunderstood his post.

The question is why a rifle is on the auction advertised as correct, when it very well may not be due to no knowledge of what is below grease.

Unless a rifle is in wrap, there is really no reason to not at least do a field strip. Heck, you could keep the goop (it is not cosmoline in any event)
in a jar and smoosh it back on. It really adds zero value.
Ed Zachary what you say! +1 etc. I love the “smoosh” part. Made me chuckle.
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Old 08-16-2021, 03:01 PM
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This is what the vast majority of the "Correct Grade" HRA and postwar SA Garands that came back from Greece looked like. They were full of that pinkish grease, not cosmoline. None those had data sheets. Little doubt this one came back from Greece.
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Old 08-16-2021, 07:17 PM
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Yep….looks pretty “Greece-y”…
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:39 PM
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Here is one I bid on.

Now it did not say that it was a correct grade. But everything in it matched what should have been there for a 1955 HRA. And yes, it has the pinkish grease.
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