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Old 02-11-2013, 06:26 PM
Doco77019 Doco77019 is offline
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Default $5k for a 1903 Mk.1??

I have a CMP 1903 Mk1 which I purchased 10-15 years ago that certainly looks nicer . Is there any real basis for this asking price on GB?


Really not trying to be a smarty-pants here, but what is the basis for this price? Ok, it has a Pederson cut out, but otherwise is nothing special. What am I missing here?

And a 1918 manufacture date hardly qualifies this rifle as an "early pre WWI rifle."
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:45 PM
hcso617 hcso617 is offline
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Wow, what else can you say?
"Buy yourself a can of pink spray paint, paint the GI stock that comes with your garand and then have somebody bash your skull in with it for desecrating a fine piece of history. " DetJason714
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:48 PM
kz1000 kz1000 is offline
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Nice early pre WWII barrel!
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:54 PM
Max Power Max Power is offline
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I have a Mark I that I would happily part with for half of that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:02 PM
horticattleman horticattleman is online now
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Its Gunbroker that's what you say. I saw it earlier. Replacement stock, replacement barrel.... Someone will probably eventually buy it though. Its only takes one to convince.

Also production started in Dec 1918 and this one is 20,000 into the serial number block of Mark I's so It MAY and I mean MAY have been made in 1918.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:08 PM
M1Riflenut M1Riflenut is offline
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:14 PM
gunny gunny is offline
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Originally Posted by M1Riflenut View Post
Uh huh...trolling for that guy P.T. Barnum missed.....
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:19 AM
lapriester lapriester is online now
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The basis for the price is greed and a total ignorance of the value of a rebuilt, mixmaster rifle. I actually think he thinks he has something special. Too bad. I just hope some buyer doesn't think so too.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:32 AM
ZvenoMan ZvenoMan is offline
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The number of bids is a clue.
As said above, someone may buy it eventually.
Without close ups photos or mention of specific features I don't see anything other than what CMP sold in 2011 for what, $550 or so? Worth what, $600-$800 or so today?
And most from CMP's 2011 release looked a bit better than that one.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:49 AM
carter carter is offline
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Looks like one of the Greek returned rifles, last 4 digits of the serial number etched on to the root of the bolt handle and probably also stamped into the stocks right side near the buttplate but no view of that area is shown.
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