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    The One That Started it All

    Just wanted to post up a pic or so of my LEAD rebuild. This is the one that started it all for me 4 years ago. She is a May 1942 SA. This is one of 2 safe queens I have. They never get shot. It is all "original" from LEAD and appears to have never been issued. No parts have been swapped and the wood has only handling marks on it ( a ding in the top handguard. Someone probably dropped it into a rack). The barrel gauged at a 1 at the muzzle and a 2 at the throat. June 65 barrel on it. I carry her around to the local shows here just to show off. Every time I go, she garners at least 7-8 "hey thats a nice looking Garand you got there" from vendors as well as attendees. Although, I never plan on selling her, what do you think a good estimated value would be for this rifle? I know a closer examination of parts would be necessary to make a truly accurate determination. I have since cleaned up the wood a little, and it has revealed a nice tiger stripe on the left side. I haven't gotten any recent pics, so I will post some better pics of the wood when I open the safe up. Thanks gents!
    Last edited by SA1941; 07-13-2018, 10:47 AM.

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    Last pic I have. This one is of the triangle proof.

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      #3
      Very nice LEAD rebuild with nice receiver markings. I will let someone else place a value.

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        #4
        1960's rebuilds have become collectable , I see nice examples as yours sell for $1100-$1200

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          #5
          Originally posted by Orlando View Post
          1960's rebuilds have become collectable , I see nice examples as yours sell for $1100-$1200
          Thanks Orlando! Nice to know ballpark what it would bring. Like I said though, I doubt I will ever let her get away from me. Thanks!

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            #6
            Not all LEADS are created equal. Yours has the combination of features that are highest in demand:
            - really nice receiver color
            - the right SA replacement barrel
            - both the orange triangle and the P proof
            - but mostly you have the REALLY nice Walnut stock that you only occasionally find with really fine finish and no trigger group lock-up wood repair

            I would think that you might even do a little bit better on the price with some good pictures.

            Rob

            Oh, it was a Winchester Win13 LEAD that looks a lot like yours that was my first Garand. Still have it and probably will for quite a while.
            Last edited by rob30-06; 07-31-2018, 07:34 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by rob30-06 View Post
              Not all LEADS are created equal. Yours has the combination of features that are highest in demand:
              - really nice receiver color
              - the right SA replacement barrel
              - both the orange triangle and the P proof
              - but mostly you have the REALLY nice Walnut stock that you only occasionally find with really fine finish and no trigger group lock-up wood repair

              I would think that you might even do a little bit better on the price with some good pictures.

              Rob

              Oh, it was a Winchester Win13 LEAD that looks a lot like yours that was my first Garand. Still have it and probably will for quite a while.
              Hello Rob! Glad to meet you over here now! Thanks for the comments! I would offer to let you get the info off this one for your records, but I think you already have the scoop on it. Keep that Win13! That sounds like a real honey there!

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