Look what I found at a garage sale!!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Dearhunter, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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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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  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Very good find! You never know...
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Nice Find !...........I my self have found several guns at garage/yard sales.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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  5. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Cool. Would look great hanging on a mantle.
     
  6. toddchaney

    toddchaney New Member

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

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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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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  8. G30USMC

    G30USMC Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Very nice, great find
     
  9. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    I was hoping it's some rusty crap. Hate it when people get stuff for a song when I pay real $$$.
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    Nice catch. Congratulations.
     
  10. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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

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    303tom Well-Known Member

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    This is what it looks like now !..............
     

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