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Old 12-09-2009, 07:41 PM
abeal abeal is offline
 
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Default North Store Report 12/09/2009

I took the day off today to go see if the North Store had any new .22s. I got there at 8am and I was 10th in line. By opening there were 12 of us in line. Some people were there for the Remington 40X .22s and some for the Rockolas. I did not know there would be Rockolas. Bob came out and told us they had 10 rack grade Rockolas and they mixed them in with the other carbines so that there would be no stampede. That worked out well. I was looking for the Remington 40Xs so I did not bother looking for carbines. I was probably the last one to leave around 11am from the morning crowd and there were three Rockolas left - one with an IBM barrel, one with an Underwood barrel, and one with a SA barrel. One had a push button safety. They did not look bad for rack grades.

One thing first. I guess Bob and Mike drove back from Anniston yesterday so that is why Mike did not answer the questions last night about what was in the store this morning.

Yes, there are Remington 40X .22s in the North Store. One rack of shortened stock heavy barrels. All of those had the stock cut down and and adjustable buttplate added. I don't think anyone bought one of those. There were two and half racks of Remington 40X heavy barrels. I did not see or hear of any USMC versions. No standard barrels. They were all in pretty good shape. I think most people will be pleased with them. Some had matching bolts, some did not - I guess the serial number is electropenciled on the bottom of the bolt. They were all pretty similiar in condition. Some were parkerized. Some had the muzzle recrowned slightly - see my pictures for an example. Only one with a round bolt handle - not sure what that means. There was a limit of 1 per person. One of the guys picked one out for me - I did not catch his name, but he was the person most knowledgeable of Remington 40Xs. There was also a rack of barreled receivers. I don't think anyone bought any and I did not look at them. When I left, there will still a lot of Remington 40x HB left in the racks - see my picture.

The real prize of the day were the 'rusty' Kimber .22s. $400 each and never been shot. Apparently some of the new Kimbers started to collect rust in the bore or chamber and they are selling them at a discount. If you look down the barrel, some of them looked like they had rough bores. But I think you should really run a patch through them at the store and see what they look like afterwards. I did not start looking at them until almost 10am and I found one with a bore that had a little 'fuzziness' to it with no rust on the exterior. I ran a patch through the bore and it was very shiney with no pitting or anything. Basically a brand new Kimber for $400. I am not sure how the rougher looking bores cleaned up after running patches through them. Was it really rust or dried up cosmoline? You can be the judge. Some had what looked like rust in the receiver area but again, you decide if it is rust or not. Hard to tell with the North Store lights. They also had a rack of the regular price Kimbers. I took the 'rusty' Kimber home with me - how could I turn that down?

The had rack and field grade HRA and SA Garands - 1 rack each. I did not see anything special. They had some Mann accuracy devices.

They had a big rack of service grade Winchester carbines and a smaller rack of rack grade Winchester carbines. One rack of rack grade Inlands. I forget whether it was just one rack of rack grade NPMs or whether there was also a rack of service grade NPMs. They had 3 Bavarian carbines - all with type 3 bands and low wood. A few Quality Hardware - forget which grade. About a rack of Standard Products and I forget the grade. Bob said some of the Inlands are Uraguay carbines - he said there was something on the tags but I did not see what he was talking about.

Lots and lots of carbine mags. I picked up one K-IP, ISG, SL, circled SL, S.I., and SP-S'G'. I did not see any Rockola mags and that was the only IP mag. If you want to pick out a specific magazine code, now is the time to go. I think they have over 2000 mags in the back and one large box of mags on the checkout counter. No carbine slings or oilers.

They did have some .30-06 ammo - 400 rounds, loose, in a .50 cal can. I think they were $150.

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Old 12-09-2009, 07:50 PM
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The real prize of the day were the 'rusty' Kimber .22s. $400 each and never been shot. Apparently some of the new Kimbers started to collect rust in the bore or chamber and they are selling them at a discount. If you look down the barrel, some of them looked like they had rough bores. But I think you should really run a patch through them at the store and see what they look like afterwards. I did not start looking at them until almost 10am and I found one with a bore that had a little 'fuzziness' to it with no rust on the exterior. I ran a patch through the bore and it was very shiney with no pitting or anything. Basically a brand new Kimber for $400. I am not sure how the rougher looking bores cleaned up after running patches through them. Was it really rust or dried up cosmoline? You can be the judge. Some had what looked like rust in the receiver area but again, you decide if it is rust or not. Hard to tell with the North Store lights. They also had a rack of the regular price Kimbers. I took one home with me - how could I turn that down?


WOW, sounds like a heck of a deal there! You're right - no way to turn that down.


Thanks again for another great report.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:27 PM
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Here are the Remington 40X Heavy Barrels.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2559.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2560.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2561.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2562.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2563.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2564.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2568.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2570.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2571.jpg

Reparked 40X.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2565.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2567.jpg

Note the end of the bore of these two. Many were like this. Maybe someone can explain what the armorers did to the bores.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2566.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2572.jpg

Reminton 40X barreled receivers.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2578.jpg

Shortened stocked Remington 40X HB. $400. All had the replacement buttplates.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2579.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2580.jpg

Daisy air rifles.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2581.jpg

Standard Products carbine with push button safety. I did not see a lot of push button safeties.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2573.jpg

Another push button. Don't remember if SP or Winchester.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2574.jpg

Mann Accuracy devices in the corner. Winchester M1 carbine service grades to the left, Standard Product carbines to the right.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2575.jpg

M1 Garand Service Specials. All very nice.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2577.jpg

Mandatory Garand pictures.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2552.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2553.jpg
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http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2555.jpg
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2558.jpg

Finally, quiz of the day. What is wrong with this Winchester service grade carbine?
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...9/IMG_2576.jpg
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:38 PM
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Thanks for posting the 40x shots - made my day!
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:00 PM
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Thanks for the report. Really like seeing the 5's and 7's in the S/N
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:07 PM
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Now you have me wishing I would have went down and picked up my 40-x instead of mail ordering it. Oh well...
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:17 PM
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Quiz answer - safety on wrong side.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:44 PM
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Any Service Grade Specials or M1 Specials.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:52 PM
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Quiz answer - safety on wrong side.
Correct. I picked up the rifle since I thought it had a push button safety when looking at it from the right side, and then I noticed the flipper was on the wrong side. We have seen this before at the North Store. Interesting cartouche on the stock.

Couple of other items of interest. I can now see why cutting open the Kimber boxes put a scratch on the sides. The Kimber box is very thin so it would be difficult to cut down the middle (quickly) and not scratch the stock. Mine has a very light 2 inch cut mark. Some of the 'rusty' Kimbers have some real nice wood grain patterns. I would suggest that everyone who goes to the North Store to take some patches and see how the Kimber barrels clean up after running a few patches through the barrels. George has a rod.

The Remington 40X rifles are all very nice. The wood and metal is in pretty good condition, better than the Win 52D my son picked up a couple years ago at the North Store. Hopefully everyone is pleased with the 40X rifles. I think it was difficult for everyone to decide which rifle to select since they were all pretty similar. I will try to post some pictures by the weekend of the one I got.

Overall, you got some good reasons to go to the North Store - Kimbers, Remington 40X, a few service grade carbines (Winchesters), some .30-06 ammo, carbine mags, daisy air rifles, and the service grade special Garands.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:54 PM
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Any Service Grade Specials or M1 Specials.
Yes, one rack. These are the $795 rifles with new stocks, original barrel with little wear. Probably one of the best buys going right now. I did not get much time to look at them today.

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