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Old 04-29-2011, 09:19 PM
kilroywashere kilroywashere is offline
 
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Default Lead pot annealed/lead dipped heel

I just checked the Winchester I bought this week at the north store. I don't know why I didn't notice it before, but the rifle is lead pot annealed. It is really neat and none of my other WWII rifles are annealed. My rifle is a May 1943. I know why they did it, but my question is; when did they do it? Also, is a lead pot annealed receiver more scarce than a non annealed? The finish is original to the rifle with the added bonus of that beautiful green patina developed, it seems, only when a rifle sits in cosmoline for a number of years.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:06 PM
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I hope not; I have many Danish returns woodless lead pit annealed that I refinished that no longer indicate the annealing process.
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:23 AM
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Refinishing in grey park seems to allow the color change to show better than the darker manganese park. I refinished one, and it shows the lead dipped heel really well.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:02 AM
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Lets see if this shows up.

The most distinct annealing I've seen has been accompanied by a green patina. This is an example.

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Old 04-30-2011, 11:49 AM
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A couple of rifles I redid in Zinc Park show the lead dip very clearly. Not sure if there is greater value to a lead dip receiver but I do know I like the look.


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Old 04-30-2011, 07:12 PM
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My (what appears to be an) original finish 1.2 million WRA...




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Old 04-30-2011, 09:25 PM
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Also, is a lead pot annealed receiver more scarce than a non annealed?
Let's hope it doesn't add any value. Otherwise, hundreds of receivers are going to be dipped in casting pots to add value or to make them "correct".
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:22 PM
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My early 6-digit SG WRA 137290 - Dec. 1941, I received last year, mail-order/luck of the draw, in a nice post war SA stock-set. Being new to collecting Garands, thought it had a "crappy park job", till others informed me it was lead-dipped/annealed, and looked just as it should. It's one of my favorites, and feel lucky to have such an early one.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:24 PM
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My Winnie 1,376,XXX is lead annealed, but it blends more with the park. Could that mean that it was reparked at some point in it's life? It was a CMP SA purchased in 2006.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:42 PM
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Here is my Mar 1941 Winny FG 101,8xx received via Magna in April. Appears to have original finish w/ annealed heel.

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