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    Came across this IHC M1 but have questions

    This M1 came to me from my dad who acquired it from the DCM in early-mid 1980's for $170 I believe. I recall he had to qualify on the rifle in order to get it despite being a Korean War Vet.

    I do know my dad never fired it in all the years he had it and it arrived packed in cosmoline (sp?). He passed away in 2002 and the rifle has been in stoage since at my mom's house.

    It looks like an IHC "postage stamp" rife but has a Springfield Arms barrel. Was the rifle priced together by the DCM? What is it's general value today?

    Cheers and thank you.
    Last edited by N8!; 12-03-2017, 12:26 PM.

    #2
    The stock on the receiver is beautiful
    Last edited by N8!; 12-01-2017, 04:07 PM.

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      #3
      Nice IHC. IHCs are my favorites. Rifle has been rebuilt. Most likely in the 1960s as barrel in a 1966 SA. Please pull the receiver out of the stock and post photos of the right side receiver legs. Thank you for posting I always like seeing IHCs.

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        #4
        Originally posted by RDS View Post
        Nice IHC. IHCs are my favorites. Rifle has been rebuilt. Most likely in the 1960s as barrel in a 1966 SA. Please pull the receiver out of the stock and post photos of the right side receiver legs. Thank you for posting I always like seeing IHCs.
        Sure.

        I also reversed a B&W pic to see the numbers on the barrel better, I am thinking is reads - SA 6535446 2 66 M059 (the far right side ends with a M and an eagle with 3 dots/stars in a box)

        I see it is a Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) Rebuilt dated May 1966.

        Last edited by N8!; 12-02-2017, 08:08 PM.

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          #5
          There are those on this site that collect LEAD rebuilds. Hopefully they will post. Nice rifle and I bet it will be a great shooter.

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            #6
            I need to see if my mom have my dad's DCM purchase paper work in one of his old file boxes. 10 yrs ago, she did have the cardboard box it was shipped in but I don't know if it is still around.

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              #7
              Nice rifle. Yes, it is a "postage stamp" receiver made by IHC.
              Jon

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                #8
                LEAD rebuilds are becoming collectable on their own,do not try to 'correct " it. You asked value, I would guess in the $1200 range

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                • LIGarand
                  LIGarand commented
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                  I just traded a K98 foe a Winchester (Receiver) LEAD. It has a Springfield barrel, Winchester bolt and Op rod. Trigger group is SA except for the hammer.Any difference in value being is "Was" a Winchester?

                #9
                Originally posted by Orlando View Post
                LEAD rebuilds are becoming collectable on their own,do not try to 'correct " it. You asked value, I would guess in the $1200 range

                Thank you for info and valuation estimate. Of course I will never sell, since it's a family heirloom and I have no interest in modifying it, since it is, as it was in my eyes.

                Cheers!
                Last edited by N8!; 12-03-2017, 12:51 PM.

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                  #10
                  Wonderful rebuild. Do you have TE and ME readings? Looks pristine.

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by Garanditis View Post
                    Wonderful rebuild. Do you have TE and ME readings? Looks pristine.
                    Negative. What do I need to get that data?

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by N8! View Post

                        Negative. What do I need to get that data?
                        About $50 worth of throat and muzzle wear gages. Not really worth it for a US Gov't arsenal rebuild that came from the DCM.
                        Jon

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by TJT View Post

                          About $50 worth of throat and muzzle wear gages. Not really worth it for a US Gov't arsenal rebuild that came from the DCM.
                          Jon
                          Copy that. I don't see a need since the rife most likely has less than 100 rounds thru it since the rebuild 51+ years ago.

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                            #15
                            The "M" on the far right next to the DoD eagle means the barrel was magnafluxed.
                            Jon

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