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Dearhunter 03-23-2014 12:09 AM

Look what I found at a garage sale!!
 
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I am thrilled at what I found at a garage sale today!! I don’t normally go to garage sales, but I was driving past one today, looked over and something caught my eye. I pulled over and walked back. There were at least twenty people milling around. I walked up and sure enough leaning against a tree was rifle. I recognized it right away. It was a dummy training rifle. I walked up like I was not interested :D picked it up and almost fell over for it as a Navy Mark I Parris Dunn 1942 training rifle fully complete with everything, working peep site, working trigger that clicks, sling everything was attached and in wonderful condition.Had a price tag of $40. I did not try to bargain; I whipped out two 20 dollar bills and was gone. I got it home and the more I looked at it the more excited I got. This is one of the rare ones with working trigger, Navy mark I butt plate, metal middle barrel band and forward metal barrel band. Plus the condition is outstanding. See photos. Once I get it cleaned up it will look even better. What a great day and a great item for my gun collection. Anyone else have one??
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jpattersonnh 03-23-2014 12:13 AM

Very good find! You never know...

303tom 03-23-2014 02:56 AM

Nice Find !...........I my self have found several guns at garage/yard sales.

winds-of-change 03-23-2014 08:13 AM

Lucky you. Great find!!

JW357 03-23-2014 11:40 PM

Cool. Would look great hanging on a mantle.

toddchaney 03-24-2014 05:57 AM

Wow! That's indeed a pretty rifle. I must say, a great pick.

Dearhunter 04-11-2014 10:16 PM

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Here is a follow up about the training rifle. I cleaned it up, found an original plastic Parris Dunn Navy MI bayonet for $40 on ebay. Boy! am I proud of this.

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G30USMC 04-11-2014 10:33 PM

Very nice, great find

Mercator 04-11-2014 10:47 PM

I was hoping it's some rusty crap. Hate it when people get stuff for a song when I pay real $$$.
:)
Nice catch. Congratulations.

303tom 04-12-2014 02:51 AM

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I found this at a garage sale, just like you see it !...............


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