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    Kinda quiz - it took me a little while, ...

    Kind of a quiz I guess, but I really want you to scroll thru and find 2 things.

    If it is obvious to you then give the newer guys a little time to mull it over. See what they come up with.

    The question is; what do you see here?

    https://classic.gunauction.com/searc...emnum=14599478





    For a little hint, one is in the pictures and the other is in the description. I usually go thru the pics first, but that is just me not trusting the stories.

    #2
    I found something obvious in the pictures. One of the things in the descriptions seems funny to me, but I'm not entirely sure.

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      #3
      Let er rip - no wrong answers.

      Just trying to get folks to look closely; to be comfortable going over stuff and fitting what they see with the information we talk about all the time.

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        #4
        Op rod spring is broken in multiple places. I don't like the 1903 LMR barrel. I am really not up on the BM-59.

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          #5
          It really sucks to have completely destroyed such an early WRA receiver, unless they repaired it by welding it back together. Either way the front half doesn't appear to match the back half. I'm gonna say it's welded receiver with a scrubbed heel mark save for the serial number. What an AWESOME WRA receiver that was at one time long ago!

          The winter safety is a unique part. I've always liked them. The ridges on the lower tang are interesting, makes me think it's an earlier version. The examples that I have are smooth overall, but also have the casting dimple.

          Now, that spring.......there's something just not right about it. I can't tell if it's all just gunked up, or if that's a partial keystone twisted into a round wire for added strength......I swear I see keystone in there, but I just cannot figure it out. There's a taper to the front end of the spring, indicating round wire, but I'll be damned about the rest of it.
          Welcome to the Addiction!

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            #6
            Rear half of receiver is pre war Winchester. Front half is Springfield.

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              #7
              Way over priced for what it is. Uninformed bidders I guess. Hard to believe 39 bidders with 7 days to go till end of auction.
              Last edited by RDS; 01-07-2018, 06:05 PM.

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                #8
                I going with the broken spring, and I too think its a Keys spring.

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                  #9
                  Nice. You guys are on. Welded receiver - so is it a Springchester or is it a Winfield?

                  The other thing I wanted you to catch is not really in the pics but is in the text. You almost have to be thinking about it when you read it, but the hint is the receiver.

                  No idea what that spring is - it just looks screwy.

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                    #10
                    I missed it - jak actually got the other one when he said he didn't like the 03 LMR barrel!

                    The text references this with a bright and shiny 2 groove barrel but once you see the welded receiver I just automatically look to see if it has a sleeved barrel.

                    When you get a hands on you will be looking for the seam, or the machining to smooth the two parts out, or the 2 grooves internally, or the muzzle which will have some tells as well.

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                      #11
                      It always amazed me how much effort went into these. But when all you can have is demilled scrap like this and you want a Garand, then I guess, ...

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                      The forums used to have some good pitched battles about whether anyone ever made 2 groove barrels for the Garand originally, ... ​.

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                        #12
                        I might pay $400,put a new barrel on it,replace,the springs,and shoot it a lot.I'm not bothered by welded receivers :P

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