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Old 02-26-2013, 09:21 AM
JimBlaze JimBlaze is offline
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Default New M1 - Looking for original stock and 5-43 barrel

Hi all-

Just bought an M1 that appears to have been corrected by the previous owner. All the parts check out as 1943 parts (SN: 15873xx). However, I am a bit concerned because the chamber is not bright and the stock is a replica (I've been told since it is in like-new condition). How does this affect the value? I'm considering putting a non-correct WWII stock on it for character and pseudo-originality. I don't like the idea of the replica stock. If anyone has a SA/EMcF stock for sale I'd be very interested. Also, what is the general concesus on replacing the refinished barrel? Waste of money? Thanks in advance for the input. Pictures below.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:56 AM
stu929 stu929 is offline
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Location: Western Md
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I could be wrong but I read somewhere that the chamber isn't always in the white depending on the year. I can't seem to find the I fo right now but I know I read it somewhere.

there is a ton a great folks on here I'm sure they will help. yes I still have my emcf btw.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:54 AM
HughUno HughUno is offline
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the chamber should/would be "in the white" unless it was arsenal refurbished.

cost VG to EXC condition 1943 barrel (ebay) etc. = 400-600
cost VG to EXC (real) EMcF stock = 600 - 1000+ (easy) (PS, try to get a right to return if it turns out to have a fake cartouche--identify who can make this determination, etc.)

A 43 rifle with correct barrel/receiver match (albeit not original parkerizing) + VG other correct parts (Lock Bars + Uncut Op-Rod + Gas Screw) would be worth about 1000 bucks (perhaps a bit more parted out).

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5-43, barrel, sa/emcf, stock, wtb

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