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  1. Despite the stock not matching, your friend still...

    Despite the stock not matching, your friend still has a great gun since the bolt and receiver match. Here in California, you would easily get $1k for it as is (if the bolt functions and the bore is...
  2. Nice Kar98k.Has some really good potential as all...

    Nice Kar98k.Has some really good potential as all of the parts, including the capture screws, have the correct matching numbers. Hopefully the bolt and all of its parts have the same matching...
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    Based upon what you can see in some pretty bad...

    Based upon what you can see in some pretty bad pictures, it is difficult to tell. If you could see a scope serial # stamped on the left side of the barrel/receiver, then I would postulate that it is...
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    PU sniper rifles made by Ivehsk had the serial...

    PU sniper rifles made by Ivehsk had the serial number on the scope (usually found on the left side between the forward and middle scope ring) stamped into the left side of the receiver shank. I don't...
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    Year of the rifle is correct for a PU sniper...

    Year of the rifle is correct for a PU sniper
    Stock is correct (war era)
    Numbers all match for receiver, turned-down bolt and magazine

    I think the rifle is correct but the shiny stock and glossy...
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    I can't get the link to work. Does the scope have...

    I can't get the link to work. Does the scope have round-headed screws? If so, it's a repro....
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    I believe the RLO was the original finish for...

    I believe the RLO was the original finish for them.
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    That is really pretty. The barrel and receiver...

    That is really pretty. The barrel and receiver appear to be the same color as the parkerizing job that Chuck applied to mine.
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    It has been several months since I started this...

    It has been several months since I started this thread and I can now close it out. After numerous failed attempts to remove the coating on the metal parts, I finally broke down and followed...
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    Information like this always help me put things...

    Information like this always help me put things in perspective reference how many of "anything" is left? They manufactured 6+ million Garands....how many survived WW2? How many survived Korea? How...
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    When military members came back from the war,...

    When military members came back from the war, they were allowed to bring captured weapons home as war trophies. They needed permission for this and would obtain a letter from their command...
  12. Thread: 1915 Lithgow

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    There is that special feeling when all of the...

    There is that special feeling when all of the numbers match.....especially on something that went through 2 world wars and 106 years of history.
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    I didn't look for import marks on them. In my...

    I didn't look for import marks on them. In my opinion, that isn't a detractor since it actually shows that carbine was in service somewhere outside of the USA. I look first for the manufacturer (I'm...
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    I was at a gun show in Costa Mesa this morning....

    I was at a gun show in Costa Mesa this morning. Not a whole lot there (it is Sunday), but I did stop at a booth with three M1's, all Underwoods and he had them priced at 1200 and 1300. I was rather...
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    Couldn't have said it better. I once found a Type...

    Couldn't have said it better. I once found a Type 38 with the bring-back letter and intact mum and the guy wanted $1,000. I offered $750 (the gun was in rough shape) and he rejected it. He said he...
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    Well, $2,000 is a tough decision. He can say that...

    Well, $2,000 is a tough decision. He can say that is what they are selling for on-line but I would counter that the seller doesn't collect $2k, they maybe collect $1,500 after fees. Here are some...
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    Has great potential. If it comes at a reasonable...

    Has great potential. If it comes at a reasonable price, go for it.
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    I'd just clean it and preserve it as is. Even if...

    I'd just clean it and preserve it as is. Even if you had it re-blued, it would not remove the pitting. It is also worth more in its original condition. You can always send it to a good gunsmith to...
  19. Thread: Kar 98 1917

    by Singer B
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    Great project gun. You should have a lot of fun...

    Great project gun. You should have a lot of fun hunting down the parts and bringing it back to life
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    Yes, thank you! I couldn't remember the exact...

    Yes, thank you! I couldn't remember the exact caliber.
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    150 gr - yes .270 - why? Just stick with the...

    150 gr - yes

    .270 - why? Just stick with the 150 gr 30-06 ammo since that is what the gun was made to fire.....

    I believe the .270 round is what the designers wanted it to use in the Garand so...
  22. Thread: Kar 98 1917

    by Singer B
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    I would guess at 150-200. That is just a guess...

    I would guess at 150-200. That is just a guess with the hope that the bore is in good shape. Whoever purchases it is going to need to find a set of wood for it, barrel bands, screws and the front...
  23. Thread: Kar 98 1917

    by Singer B
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    (Cue the Final Jeopardy music).....and no, I am...

    (Cue the Final Jeopardy music).....and no, I am not an expert!!
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    The best time capsule possible - your father's...

    The best time capsule possible - your father's memories.....
  25. Thread: Kar 98 1917

    by Singer B
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    Just google "Kar98 1917" and a bunch of info will...

    Just google "Kar98 1917" and a bunch of info will pop up. There is a lot of information a available under that search. Also, if you post pictures of the rifle and the markings on it, some real...
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