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    3/6 Infantry mtdew's Avatar
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    Well, I got it. I suppose there was really never any question as to whether I would get it or not. After all, hardly anyone here ever says, "Nah, you don't need another gun."
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    Nice score dew! Clean. One day I'll dump my jungle carbine and buy some more ammo. Tell us how you like it please.

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    I bought 4 of those back when they were $39. Sold one to a co-worker. A couple years later he wanted to know if I wanted to buy it back, but he had cut the folding bayonet off and threw it away.... Neat little rifles and mine were pretty accurate too.

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    Buying them gets habit forming, AKA addiction! LOL
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    Dang Karl, that's a sweet collection there. I have only 3 now, two 91/30's and now the m44. I passed on a minty sniper some years ago, all original, matching scope and all accessories. No importer stamps. It was priced at $350 when nice run of the mill Mosins were $70-80. I still regret not getting it!
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    I lucked out on my Enfield #5. Original matching numbers.No import marks. Got zero dollars in it. Man brought it into me for a good cleaning maybe 15 years ago and then moved. No way to find him. Got an old Marlin 22 pretty much the same way. Can't sell them because one of owners might come back to town some day.

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    I was able to get all the surface rust off with no damage to the blueing. Now the blueing can be considered 100%! I took off all the scratched up shellac with denatured alcohol, wiped on 3 coats of minwax gunstock oil based stain, followed by a coat of Birchwood Casey truoil. Turned out real nice, although I need to knock the shine down a bit after it cures for a while. I know, it probably hurt the "collector value" somewhat, but I couldn't stand it the way it was.
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    Did you use copper for the surface rust? Looks great dew!

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    0000 steel wool soaked with Hoppe's No.9, GENTLE rubbing.
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    Very old school dew! Back then I used 3in1 oil the same way till I switched to copper pennies or copper scour pads. No matter. Looks great and thanks for the pics!

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