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Old 09-21-2022, 9:13 AM
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I liked the two I received well enough to spin the wheel and order two more. Wish me luck!!!
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I just put together my packet for my first, since I was doing one for the 1911. Hope it’s not awful.
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I was very lucky with the two I received other than the wood on one of them. If I wasn't at my CMP limit for the year Id order more, but it's like playing Russian roulette, I've seen some that were just horrible, barrels not even round any more due to corrosion, pitting so bad the receiver legs look like their ready to break off. But even so could probably part it out for your investment and maybe a little more.
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I was very lucky with the two I received other than the wood on one of them. If I wasn't at my CMP limit for the year Id order more, but it's like playing Russian roulette, I've seen some that were just horrible, barrels not even round any more due to corrosion, pitting so bad the receiver legs look like their ready to break off. But even so could probably part it out for your investment and maybe a little more.
Maybe I got lucky as well. I received a decent WWI era SA with lock bar sights an a nice SA/NFR cartouched stock, and a lesser but still decent HRA with pretty crappy wood that was easily refurbished and put to presentable shape. The HRA had a lot of surface rust on various bits like the butt plate and ferrule/swivels, but cleaned up well.

Both had good bores, and shot well.

Maybe I beat the odds and should quit while I'm ahead, but I just gotta spin the wheel one more time.
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I'd spin the wheel until I got burnt. Even then like I said I'm sure it can be sold to recover your investments or possibly a little more for the trouble.

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That's what I'm thinking. Hell - even a crapped out one should be worth $650. I saw rack grades selling at the last show for $1,200. Not asking, selling.
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I wound up changing my order to an Expert. Was set for a rack…until I saw the latest set of pictures from this week on rack grades. One guy had a bulged barrel, another with the bore so worn that he dropped an entire cartridge down the barrel from the muzzle, and a third with literally roofing nails instead of screws. Not sure those odds are worth playing, especially since I’m not looking for a project.
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Expert is the way to go if you want one you can be sure of being able to shoot. They're still probably below market value in price.
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Expert is the way to go if you want one you can be sure of being able to shoot. They're still probably below market value in price.
Way below. Around here, Service Grade level rifles are selling (not asking, selling) in the $1,800 range.
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