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    This does appear to have the same front sight as...

    This does appear to have the same front sight as yours.
    Thatís interesting.

    I havenít had a chance to shoot this rifle but I definitely will some day.
    I donít have any guns I donít or...
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    Sporter 1903 - Serial Number 1285339

    I mentioned this rifle in the other thread on these going on currently.

    The stock is aftermarket and not fantastically inletted. I may one day Acraglass it to disguise the gaps a little.

    The...
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    I have a document (that is currently woefully out...

    I have a document (that is currently woefully out of date) with a few details on my firearms, photographs, and an approximate value.

    As an example:

    Krag-Jorgenson 1898
    Estimated...
  4. I think you paid about what one is worth in...

    I think you paid about what one is worth in original condition.
    The one I have is in an aftermarket stock and I paid $900 on GunBroker for it (so a decent approximation of market value).

    Given...
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    I'm by no means an expert but I have done some...

    I'm by no means an expert but I have done some here and there over the course of my career.
    My first guess is you don't have both pieces of metal hot enough. By the sound of it, one piece is hot...
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    Mine isnít either. Iíll have to get some pics up later.
    The sporter, as it left Springfield, looked a lot more like a chopped down military rifle (for obvious reasons) than a fine prewar sporter....
  7. It would look killer with and appropriate vintage...

    It would look killer with and appropriate vintage scope on that mount.
    Good stuff!
  8. Well let's see them!

    Well let's see them!
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    I'll do my best to dig something up! I may just...

    I'll do my best to dig something up! I may just end up taking them there and see what they have to say.
    I'm ashamed to admit I've never visited the cabin but it looks like a neat place!
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    Looks like the address is 9713 Lackland. That...

    Looks like the address is 9713 Lackland. That would be in Overland. Iím practically neighbors with this guy!
  11. I see a couple not selling on GunBroker for...

    I see a couple not selling on GunBroker for $1,600 plus. Theyíve been relisted multiple times.
    Rock Island sold one in April of 2010 for $1,380.

    In my experience selling, if you list it enough...
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    Sorry, Iím replying on my phone and didnít see you were in Canada.
    Iíll bow out. Apparently, the market is indeed that different!
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    Is that what theyíre asking or is that what people have bid it to?

    Asking and getting are two very different things.
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    Thatís very far off from a good deal. Youíd be looking at about $350 to restore. At least.
    Run!
    For that price you can find a complete rifle in shootable condition.
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    Iíve seen this guy weld eyeglass frames back together, haha.
    Like I said, weíd be happy to do our part.
    No worries if you take care of it on your end though!
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    Since you have all the pieces, you could make a...

    Since you have all the pieces, you could make a drawing (Iím a draftsman by trade and would be happy to lend my services if you wanted to send it to me).

    After that, Iíd take a crack at silver...
  17. Brewer, Thanks for sharing! That was an...

    Brewer,
    Thanks for sharing! That was an interesting read.
    I like the part about the American bags, haha.
  18. Thread: My eye on it

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    The first serial number of 1929 was in the 1.3...

    The first serial number of 1929 was in the 1.3 million range.

    Sounds like an armory re-barrel to me.
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    MidwayUSA had a run made in their early days. ...

    MidwayUSA had a run made in their early days. There are still boxes of that floating around. Iíve seen a few at auction in just the past year.
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    Re-upped for 5 years! :super:

    Re-upped for 5 years! :super:
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    I suppose it would be possible on a couple of...

    I suppose it would be possible on a couple of them.
    However, keep in mind I bought a dozen. Of those maybe 3 are candidates for restoration.
    Not good odds if youíre only buying one!
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    They did come in. They are dirrrrrrrrty. Lots...

    They did come in.
    They are dirrrrrrrrty. Lots of rust, some pitting.
    About half had pretty decent barrels. I will likely part everything out so the barrels will sell OK.

    More than half were...
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    Wow! Beautiful work! Welcome to the forum and...

    Wow!
    Beautiful work!

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing.
    I hope someone close is able to help you in your quest.
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    Hello all! Time for an update. I wasn't able...

    Hello all! Time for an update.

    I wasn't able to shave off an entire pound like I was hoping but I did get a bit over 15 ounces converted into shavings. This is close and I suspect will work...
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    Sight unseen, I can say with some level of...

    Sight unseen, I can say with some level of certainty itís not worth $1,400.
    An average Krag in military dress goes for about half that.
    It has to be something special to pull $1,400.
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