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Old 07-11-2019, 03:37 PM
quinn1964 quinn1964 is offline
 
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Default 4 rebuilds on CMP Field grade?

A friend got this field grade the other day. AA, SA, Aniston, and LEAD. Looks to be unissued after the last at Aniston. He is a little let down with the stampings being light from all the sand blasting and reparks. Anyone see one that has been redone so many times? Finish is almost 100% wonder if all the rebuilds made it a field?



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Old 07-11-2019, 05:45 PM
T38Carbine T38Carbine is offline
 
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I guess it depends on your perspective. I think we were all aware that it was most likely we would receive rebuilt pistols. If he was OK with that...he got lucky with multiple rebuilds!! I think it looks great!! Enjoy!!
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:01 PM
Sheeple Fighter Sheeple Fighter is offline
 
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Tell your friend not to fret, he got one cool looking pistol. No-one can question its pedigree. Been there, done that several times over.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:34 PM
Regular guy Regular guy is offline
 
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To me that only adds to the history of the gun. As an armorer and gunner in the military, one of the coolest things I ever saw was a M2 Browning which I had some time on in Afghanistan. The rebuild stamps on the receiver looked like a phone book as it had been overhauled a dozen times since the 1930's. It ran like a champ and had been in the inventory prior to WW2. To me, those rebuild stamps are a testament to their service.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:34 PM
Brveagle Brveagle is offline
 
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Tell your friend to send it back! I'd love to have it.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:35 PM
DKP_2018 DKP_2018 is offline
 
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I've got a slide in similar condition. Looks like the letters got stamped from a worn stamp at the factory, then regular wear in service, then bead blasting got 'em down to barely visible. I am thinking to take it to a real engraver (not laser) to deepen the stamping. Has anybody tried this? Thanks
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