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Old 09-25-2019, 07:51 AM
AFJon AFJon is offline
 
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Nice looking rifle, better than the one I won on GB last week.
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:44 PM
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Nice grab Phil.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:09 AM
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I just posted an update in the original post. I think this baby is in the same configuration as it was in WWII.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:29 PM
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Phil,
" I think this baby is in the same configuration as it was in WWII." This could be true if the rear sight was replaced by unit armorer during the war and not later. It has a lot of the right looking parts to be a restoration. Most of the time a restoration, part finishes do not match. So it could be "original, as manufactured" with the exception of the rear sight.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:12 PM
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I wouldn't say you got a deal, but paid what is a decent price for a carbine
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:02 PM
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The original parkerized finish is worn and all the small parts have almost the exact same level of wear. Also the barrel has no wear or scars that would be consistent with a later band with bayonet lug. I’m very happy with it. Thanks for all the opinions! Phil

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Old 10-03-2019, 05:53 AM
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Check the wear patterns too, for example the recoil plate to receiver. Mag catch to mag well. Impression the recoil plate leaves in the wood. If it's consistent then you likely have an original with a field replacement rear sight, or it was changed for shootability once back home, where someone decided to "clean" up the stock. In any case you did well.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:37 AM
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I just looked under the recoil plate, it appears to be original to the stock. I disassembled the trigger housing completely and the trigger is LT-Q and the sear is GE-Q with no hole. I think I’ll give the stock and hand guard a linseed oil bath, other than that I’m not messing with this at all. The sling in the auction pictures is a cheap unmarked khaki reproduction, but the oiler it came with is an original with the marking “IQ”. The only thing I’ve yet to find is a Quality HMC magazine, but they seem to be rather common.

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