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    UF 55 Enfield

    After Nworbekim‘s post yesterday about UF 55 value’s I figured I would get a photo of my recent UF 55 purchase. I purchased this as just a rifle and picked up the rest from various internet sources. I am still debating on taking the whole rifle apart to clean out all the cosmolineicon and shoot it, or leave it as is and unfired by me. This would be the only rifle I’ve never fired in my collection except for my trapdoor and Potsdam lamps.
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    It's been unwrapped and cleaned externally so it's hard to prove it's never been fired...then greased again. Greasing with cosmolineicon isn't hard after all, I think the real value was when they were still wrapped.
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    I am under no illusion that it’s never been fired. It has, just not by me, and it can be seen that the cosmolineicon was never fully cleaned out by a previous owner when they fired it. It’s just the fact that there are no scratches in the paint and very few minor dings. I will end up doing more damage cleaning it and taking it to the range once than this rifle has had in 64 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cetme24 View Post
    I will end up doing more damage cleaning it and taking it to the range once than this rifle has had in 64 years.
    I've sold my share of guns that were too pretty for that very reason. A little hard to stomach sometimes haha.

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    I had a S&W Mod 10 5 inch barrel that was flat new after a score of years and sold it because I wouldn't shoot it...too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cetme24 View Post
    After Nworbekim‘s post yesterday about UF 55 value’s I figured I would get a photo of my recent UF 55 purchase. I purchased this as just a rifle and picked up the rest from various internet sources. I am still debating on taking the whole rifle apart to clean out all the cosmolineicon and shoot it, or leave it as is and unfired by me. This would be the only rifle I’ve never fired in my collection except for my trapdoor and Potsdam lamps.
    It’s your gun. Shoot it if you want to, or not. It’s entirely up to you.

    To me a really nice gun is a bit like a good-looking woman. Given the chance, I would……

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    To me a really nice gun is a bit like a good-looking woman. Given the chance, I would……

    Indeed Vincent, wise words!



    Unwrapped, partially cleaned, shoot it...

    In the wrap, leave it alone.

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