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Old 03-18-2018, 01:35 PM
69Shelby 69Shelby is offline
 
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Default 2nd Most Recent Field Grade Arrived

Here is the Sister to my most recent Field Grade, I'm really happy with this one as well! March '44 with an April '44 Barrel, could be original to the rifle...(3 Muzzle, 3+ Throat). HRA "U" bolt, Remington NM Op Rod, SA-12 Trigger housing with an SA-7 Hammer. I think the follower is an early unmarked one as well. Hackberry Stock, which I'm ok with. Really happy with this one as well.

Enjoy the photos!

https://imgur.com/a/T6bzz
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Old 03-18-2018, 01:47 PM
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Really really good looking rifle! Just imagine it is going to be a good shooter! Stock looks fine! If you want it a bit darker, it can probably be done w/ some stain and a little bit of Tung Oil or BLO. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 03-18-2018, 02:27 PM
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Nice looking rifle with great parts. Looks like the rear sight is maxed out to the right. Enjoy!
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:46 PM
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That looks pretty good!! That stock looks good as well!!
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for the compliments!

I noticed that sight and was just hoping the previous owners eyes were set really wide apart or something...haha.

I don't think the stocks were bad either. I might try working with it to get it a bit darker or more like the GI look, but I'll take them all day long if they come on rifles like this.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:30 PM
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I believe the unmarked follwers are mostly postwar.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:33 PM
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Thank you,

I always appreciate getting good information from the more knowledgeable forum members. I wondered about it since the park is very new looking and very dark.

Thanks again
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:02 PM
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I am glad that you are happy.

That is all that matters.
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:26 PM
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Re: Stock. Yours looks very good. There are folks who can't accept anything other than walnut. That's fine. Walnut is normally nice wood. But there are a world of woods that make fine stocks. Birch, Beech, Maple are just a few. When you get right down to it, a stock is a consumable. On the M-1 it is easily replaced. In service use, if a stock doesn't last 50-100 years, so what? The same system that makes the original stocks can crank out replacements by the barrel. Your stock is a good looking replacement that will very likely give you very good service. If you want it a bit darker, that should not be a big deal. There are many good stains available. If the lack of holes for a cleaning kit, etc. are a problem, it would not be a big deal to use a drill to produce the required holes. JMHO. Sincerely. bruce.
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