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Old 10-13-2011, 01:31 PM
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Default North Store Report 10/13/11

OK, I'll admit it. I have a problem. I went to the North Store last Satruday, and could not resist making a stop while up that way on business this morning.

I arrived at 8:40 and joined the one other customer in the Store in browsing. Truly, the mad rush is over. I was surprised to see so many decent M1917s and .22s left - the M1917s are mostly Field Grades, but there were four or five in the rack that I would have brought home. I picked out one that had an excellent stock, a good bore and good headspace, and the most unusual finish I've ever seen on a M1917 - I thought it was was painted a silvery color at first, but closer examination showed that it was just never blued or Parkerized. There is no sign of Parkerizing anywhere on the barrel, receiver, barrel bands, swivels, or sight leaf - none at all. The bolt body is blued. The stock has an SAA rebuild cartouche, and it looks for all the world as though it was prepped for Parkerizing and never finished. I'll get some pictures together and post 'em up, and you all can tell me what you think.

There were maybe 15 Krags left, and two or three of those were really good. I brought home one that was painted white, because the barrelled action was in decent shape, it had a good bore, and it was cheap. I'm looking forward to seeing what is under the paint.

The .22 rifles included Mossberg 44s, some 513Ts, a couple of 521s, and probably 10-15 used Kimbers. I browsed through the HRA and SA Field Grades, and found a couple of decent rifles, but nothing so nice that it would come home with me. The HRA and SA Corrects looked great, as usual, and there were plenty of them. Steve at the Counter said they have plenty of 16" bayonets and scabbards, too.

All in all, a worthwhile trip.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:56 PM
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Were you the guy helping me pick the 513T?
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:06 PM
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Were you the guy helping me pick the 513T?
No, I'd have been glad to help, but that wasn't me. I cleared out pretty early this morning.

Glad you found a 513T, though!
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:54 PM
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Radionicist, sounds like you had a great visit Saturday. I saw your m1917 red stripe lend lease on another post, she's a beauty.
I stopped late Saturday about 3:30 hoping for an Eddystone. The rifles were well picked thru by that time. I settled for a Remington with good headspace, bore and a stock that with a little tlc should finish nicely. I stopped back Wed about 2:00 on the chance the racks might have been restocked. It was not to be. There were about a dozen m1917 rackers and an equal number of ceremonials. There were under a dozen Krag service grades and about the same number of salvage grades. The Garands,22's, and air rifles were in good supply. I passed and came home empty handed, doesn't happen very often when I visit the North Store.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:13 PM
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i take it there were no 1093's?
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:10 PM
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i take it there were no 1093's?

Nope, Bob told me the few they had went very quickly.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:45 AM
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Nope, Bob told me the few they had went very quickly.
do you think there are enough 1917's on the shelves to last till Wednesday?
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:29 AM
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do you think there were enough on the shelves to last till Wednesday?
I was there on Friday, 10/7. There were only 4 (low numbered) 1903s on the racks, and no 03A3s. The last 4 were gone within an hour of opening.



I shoulda grabbed one when I saw them...
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:40 AM
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Nope, Bob told me the few they had went very quickly.
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I was there on Friday, 10/7. There were only 4 (low numbered) 1903s on the racks, and no 03A3s. The last 4 were gone within an hour of opening.



I shoulda grabbed one when I saw them...
Whoops, i mean do you think there are enough 1917's to last till wednesday?
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:54 AM
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There were a lot a week ago, although the vast majority were FG. I'd imagine that the initial rush on bolt guns is pretty much over, and what's left in the store will trickle out, due to the "one per customer" limit. I'd also be willing to bet that once the limit is lifted next year, what's left will sell out very quickly.

FWIW, the FG guns didn't look much different than the SG (or RG, for that matter). It seems like fewer of the RG would headspace, more than half of the FG would, and all of the SG I saw did. I picked up a really nice Winchester FG, and a $100 drill rifle provided the Winchester stock and small parts to correct it. The ME is just under 2, and the bore cleaned up beautifully. I posted some photos in a thread in the bolt action section.
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