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Old 03-18-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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I bought this rifle on my seventeenth birthday at a gun show in Ohio. The gun only cost me about 107$. The rest of my money went towards ammo. About .25 a round, not bad IMO.
Anyways, the gun has been setting at home waiting for me to refinish it. I finally got around to doing it this weekend. My father showed me what to do, but about 95% to 90% of the work was from me (the 5% / 10% was from him showing me what to do). I probably got close to 13 or 14 hours into this gun. It was, the first gun that I have ever done. I am quit proud of it.

ps I did not sand off most of the original finish because there are inspection stamps all over it. That the original finish + the new finish gives it a beat up look. I want it to be beat up because this is a World War 2 weapon and has been beat up. I want the stock to have the ruggedness that the metal has.

So, here are the pics! (I would like it if someone would tell me some stuff about the stamps and any other aspect of the weapon):







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Here are all of the matching serial numbers:



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Here is where the weapon has been repaired... or something:



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Here is the brace:

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And here are the last two photos:



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The wood splints are arsenal repairs to the stock. They're correct for the rifle. The "brace" is called a barrel band.

Take it out and shoot it at dusk and enjoy the light show.

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Very cool. I wanna pick up another one soon. I'd like to get the synthetic stock for one and keep one original.

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The wood splints are arsenal repairs to the stock. They're correct for the rifle. The "brace" is called a barrel band.

Take it out and shoot it at dusk and enjoy the light show.
Arsenal repairs? What does that mean?

I take it it has a rather large muzzle flash.... cool.
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Very cool. I wanna pick up another one soon. I'd like to get the synthetic stock for one and keep one original.
There are a lot of stuff for these now. You could put a synthetic stock on it, a laser sight, flash light and a night vision scope if you wanted too. They also make extra big bolts for them.
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Nice work! That piece deserves the care and respect you've obviously shown it..

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Almost all military firearms go through an arsenal for repairs at some time or another. Firearms get beat up, shot up, torn up and generally abused. They then get sent to be "Re-arsenalled" which means reconditioned at an arsenal.

Arsenal: arsenal - definition of arsenal by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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