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    SAVED FROM SPORTERIZED PURGATORY

    Found this beautiful Winchester languishing in a cut down cruddy old stock. A good friend told me he had an old stock he got from his Grandpa. When I saw it I was very surprised to find what I found. Here she is all put back together. She shoots like a dream and the grandkids love her.
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    You lucky dawg! That rifle is a beaut!!

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    Nice looking wood, any closer pics in good light?
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    The poor thing was setting in a local Pawn Shop in a corner sticking out of a pile of cruddy old shotguns and no one knew what they had. One look down the barrel and I had to have her perfect uncut barrel no aftermarket holes anywhere. $350 for her and $125 for a stock from a friend and $75 in bands and sling swivels and found a bayonet for $175.... $725 total for my favorite shooting bolt action. She just barely outshoots my 1903 but shooting her is simply kinder on me than the Springfield. Plus I have a soft spot for the 1917 my very first Rifle was a shaved down Remington 1917 with its ears clipped and a Weaver Scope. Took my first Elk at 12 yrs Old with it on Mt St Helens Washington on a ridge above Spirit Lake that blew away 2 yrs latter.

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    So $550 for the rifle? That’s a very nice deal on a Winchester. Nice work putting it back together!

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    Yeah I got a great deal. The proper parts took some time to find with the matching bluing and patina. But I am very proud to own her and the grandkids love shooting her with the Bayonet on it while wearing the old Brodie Helmet. I won`t Let them shoot any of the service rifles without the bayonet and helmet.
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    That stock is simply gorgeous! Wonderful rifle that is!
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Sweet biscuit right out of the factory new.


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    Quote Originally Posted by M1icon C FAN View Post
    I won`t Let them shoot any of the service rifles without the bayonet and helmet.
    It's just what grandads do!
    Well done on the restoration. It looks great.

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