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    L42A1 on Gunbroker- Starter Rifle, Fixer Upper

    Needs some love but looks like an original. Missing front pad and has a Sterling magazine. Might be a good opportunity for someone to get an original rifle and spend many years trying to find the matching scope/mount, transit chest and every little item in the CES. I know I've never done that!

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1035548579

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian B View Post
    Needs some love but looks like an original. Missing front pad and has a Sterling magazine. Might be a good opportunity for someone to get an original rifle and spend many years trying to find the matching scope/mount, transit chest and every little item in the CES. I know I've never done that!

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1035548579
    It's my rifle and that was exactly what I never got round to. Haha.

    Figured it was time for it to go to a new home where someone could fix it up right.

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    Pic for future reference. Looks like those grub screws have been in the holes a long time. What's that all about?
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    When I picked it up, it had an SK no-smith mount on it and a Tasco scope. Boggles my mind someone would take the scope pad off at all, let alone for a dirt cheap scope
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    It would be a cool project. There are also two others listed on Gunbroker right now. When it rains, it pours!! Good luck with the sale!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 303 Gunner View Post
    When I picked it up, it had an SK no-smith mount on it and a Tasco scope. Boggles my mind someone would take the scope pad off at all, let alone for a dirt cheap scope
    Thank goodness they used a no-smith mount!!

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    Cool project indeed! It's a real shame I'm on the other side of the pond. Good luck with your sale.

    ....Rummages in his attic.....scope, check - bracket, check - spare front pad, check - correct magazine, check - transit chest, check......

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    They do export them!

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