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    Trying to figure out what I really have

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ID:	24701 I just took possession of a Garand I purchased from a friend in Mass. He found it in an attic of an estate of a friend as he was cleaning things out. The receiver is IHC and just about all of the rest of the parts are Springfield. I found LEAD 2/65 roughly engraved in the side of the clip well. The lower stock appears to have been replaced, it is much lighter than the upper and forestock. The only markings on the stock are a P on the underside of the pistol handle. Overall the gun looks like it has never been fired. The bolt face, the face of the op rod and the outside of the op rod are spotless. It looks like they never had carbon on them. The bore is spotless except for some dust, I am going to run a dry patch through it and see what comes out. The face of the op rod piston plug is also spotless. So any opinions on what I have would be appreciated. Click image for larger version

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    I took a lot of pictures so if there is on in particular you want to see let me know.

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      #3
      I guess I should at least show the receiver huh? Click image for larger version

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        #4
        Its a rifle that was rebuilt at Letterkenny Arsenal in Feb 1965. Its completely common for the wood not to match in color on the rebuilds. You will commonly see a mixture of walnut and birch. What you have is a completely rebuilt rifle that will serve you well

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ID:	24711 The only marking on the stock is a P on the underneath of the pistol grip. Click image for larger version

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ID:	24709 One thing I have noticed is that there appears to be resin oozing from the stock. What would be a good way to address this without damaging the stock? Click image for larger version

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            #6
            Stocks on rebuilds will only have a P proof, Letterkenny rebuilds may have a orange triangle ink stamp on bottom of grip. Its common for then to get worn away

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              #7
              Use boiled linseed oil on the stock to seal it.
              Jon

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