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Auction surplus rifles (LE). Guessing about firing pins etc.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ignition Override, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Ignition Override

    Ignition Override Senior Member

    Sep 15, 2007
    The Mid-South.
    My only surplus rifles were two MNs from Classicarms, certainly not an auction.
    'Sight unseen' and the finish had lots of dark spots, but the wood and metal are excellent (from Dec. '07).

    How about with LE Jungle Carbines? Have only read lots about them.
    If both the photo and description indicate a very good bore etc, and this is true, is the firing pin often worn out, or worn down somehow:confused:?
    The 'wand. zero' does not matter to me, neither do matching numbers.

    Many of these sellers have never even tested the rifles. I just want a very good, safe, durable gun with nice metal parts for fun shooting at a short distance.

    What are your views about typical wear and tear for pins or other areas, or is worn metal easily camouflaged, even when under a bright light?
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  2. alemonkey

    alemonkey Senior Member

    Nov 22, 2007
    Lincoln, NE
    I don't think I'd buy a Jungle Carbine sight unseen. There are a a lot of fake JC's out there.
  3. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Senior Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    You have too many concerns and apprehensions to buy without personal examination. I suggest you stick to face to face transactions.

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