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Old 02-16-2017, 03:56 PM
mac1911 mac1911 is offline
 
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i think a lot of 1st timers are a bit put back on the first rifle.
Some just do not know what to expect from a 50 plus year old rifle that could have been all over the world a few times over and taken appart by so many people.

I think you have a fine looking gun there.

If you read the description closely about the only thing you can rely on for condition is the Muzzle and throat wear... after that the condition cosmetically can be worse.
My friends M1 has a 1 and 2 reading and the action and barrel look like knew but the stock and other metal are closer to rack grade IMHO but its a great shooter.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:15 PM
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Hey Mike...Welcome to the Forum. I think you'll like it here...Lots of good guys with a lot of knowledge.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:19 PM
bab2555 bab2555 is offline
 
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Fine print... Luck of draw... Looks great to me....!!!! Never send it back.. Just show it some love and enjoy cleaning it up...

+1 on Customer Service fixing gas cylinder issue...
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:52 PM
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Nice Rifle ,Get them to send you another Gas Cylinder or file that corner down a tad and touch it up,looks like a nice rifle to me too,Id keep it Wipe that stock down you will be happy with it then
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:57 PM
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Welcome to the forum. That rifle looks just like my Springfield. Great shooter. I love it. Although the deer are not too crazy about it. Congrats on getting an H & R!
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:04 PM
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Your rifle is dirty, and needs some gentle cleaning, using methods other's have posted already.
I would try to fix the gas cylinder yourself. There's a chance it may be original to the rifle. You'll have to do some research to figure out if its an HRA gas cylinder or not.
In terms of quality, I've received many service grades over the years that were in worse condition than that. Don't be dismayed. Go through the parts, and see how many original parts you have. If they are all original HRA parts, then I'd say you did quite well! Its a keeper.
If you still don't like it, you could sell it to a collector on the forums here, and use the money to purchase one that you like.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:00 PM
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Nonsense! Bill and Larry love to kick newbies!

It helps keep the number of people on the Forum down, if you attack newcomers for ignorance instead of nicely educating them.

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