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Old 03-31-2013, 03:03 PM
steelap steelap is offline
 
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This auction on Gunbroker appears to have a WRA receiver heel (WRA SN 146170, Pics 1 & 2) and a SA receiver front (PN D 29291 27, Pics 20 & 22).

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=334746640

Having said that, I can't see any indications of welding (Pics 22 & 33). Maybe one of those "good jobs" we've heard about? Might be one sign at Pic 20.

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:09 PM
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"Re-weld" to me. Not that good of a job. --- I recall a USAF Team that had a Garand shooter with a gun that would not run right. Shipped off to Lackland AFB. No one guessed what was wrong. Ran a SN check and came back as a destroyed gun. "Re-weld" and no one could tell.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:14 PM
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Looks suspicious to me. That is quite a price he is asking. I have a WRA laying around and I might just give him some competition...At about half the opening bid!
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:30 PM
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Looks welded to me.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:32 PM
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Hate to someone make a mistake like this, I suspect it is.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:52 PM
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At the price he wants it is not worth taking the risk.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:54 PM
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100 % it is a welded receiver pic. 9 you can see the weld line.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:00 PM
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Weld visible in Photos 9 and 23.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:00 PM
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You can clearly see the misalignment in picture #20.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:01 PM
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This auction on Gunbroker appears to have a WRA receiver heel (WRA SN 146170, Pics 1 & 2) and a SA receiver front (PN D 29291 27, Pics 20 & 22).

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=334746640

Having said that, I can't see any indications of welding (Pics 22 & 33). Maybe one of those "good jobs" we've heard about? Might be one sign at Pic 20.

Comments appreciated.

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Alexander, you should "buy it now"! Every collector needs at least one....it's a part of the rifle's history!
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