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    One more fake 4(T)

    Geez... This guy just wont stop. Looks like he went crazy with the "wire wheel aging."

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/951881452

    I just checked GB and there is no mechanism to report something of this nature. Only if one were to by this and then file a complaint. But nothing to pre-emptively warn or bring to light these obvious back-yard manufactured rifles.

    For those who dare, check out his arisaka paratrooper repro...

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    Everything is wrong with it. Even a novice would see the mistakes and raise questions.
    Regards, Jim

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    Is that a numrich repro scope on there?

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    Jim,
    You would be surprised!
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    Yup, Numrich repro scope and a ruined Savage No4.

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    Well, I'd just stay away from big buck guns nowdays. Too many fakes for me to take a bath.
    Regards, Jim

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    I got lucky and picked up my no4T no scope because the description was “maybe sniper?” So I got it sub 1k on auction only to find it soaked in cosmo with all the correct markings and parts. I think a lot of these fakes are a little too perfect in having every detail but poorly done I might add

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    This would have you armourers out there doing back flips seriously that has sooo much wrong with it the seller obviously has no scruples in duping ppl of their dollars.
    I know we try to save ppl from buying these abominations but in the end it is buyer beware, I just cannot believe he has no law suits against him for clearly selling an article that is not bona fide original.
    I hope no one out there gets sucked in by this fella and parts with their $'s for this well ugly duckling, we can only wish eventually fair trading will cotton on to his ruses and punish them to the max damn charlatans.

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    Some lovely 1944 era Laser Engraving on that scope

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    Next time he should rub the lenses with some grains of sand for that true North African look!
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