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My best Gun trade yet

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by realmswalker, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. realmswalker

    realmswalker Member

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    I had a marlin model 94 micro groove barrel .44 mag in very good condition that I have been trying to sell for a while.

    A week or so ago I was talking to a retired sergeant at work and he loves lever guns and said he had a good trade for me. He said he had a tanker garand and some extra parts he would be willing to trade straight across.

    I knew that the tankers had some issues but I thought for a gun to build something nice from this wouldn't be a bad trade.

    So today I brought my gun into work and the gentlemen brought his item.

    Lo and behold i got a little more than I bargained for.

    One tanker garand built By arlington ordnance in 30-06, in pieces but in good shape.

    The receiver is a springfield mid 3 million number.

    The barrel is a arlington ordnance.

    The bolt is a W.R.A

    and The trigger assembly is a I.H.C

    Now for the good part.

    Also in the box was a BRAND NEW full length barrel made by S.A

    A full length op rod spring.

    And three nice stocks, all with inport marks.

    All in all I think I came out good in the deal. I'm going to clean and lube her very well and try her out. If worse comes to worse and I can't make it work in tanker configuration, all I need to do is find a full length op rod and have that full length barrel installed and I have myself a nice garand.

    I looked at the receiver and from what I can tell it does not seem to be a reweld.

    Either way it will be fun to see what comes out of it. heres a pic of everything I received. Also a pic of the box it came in.
     

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  2. cleardiddion

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    I'm so raving jealous! :p

    Good grab, I hope you have an awesome time with your new aquisition!
     
  3. Hank Zudd

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    not a trade,

    but I found 7 MP5 magazines at a "junk" store, in good condition; gave the guy $25 & sold them for +$200.
     
  4. robert garner

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    best deal

    While BS'ing with the shop owner I noticed a rack of SMLE's to my rear and "the luck of the draw " I retrieved one that was oviously "odd" as it's long been my habit to check the position of the front sight-centered on barrel?- and saw a very small bore, a training rifle! English, but rebarreled in Oz! priced at less than 1/2 value, "Hey- do you take plastic?"
    robert
     
  5. savetheclaypigeons

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    best gun deal? Get a shotgun
     
  6. Wayne G.

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    [Scooby-Doo]Harh??[/Scooby-Doo]
     
  7. Harry Paget Flashman

    Harry Paget Flashman Member

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    Best did I did was back in the 70's when I sold a Walther P-38 to a guy and made him take an RG22 as part of the bargain.
     
  8. Vitamin G

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    Glock 26 with dimmed out night sights, off-center sights (that I couldn't adjust myself due to the lack of armorer tool), and $100...


    For a LNIB colt delta elite...
     
  9. 1KPerDay

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    Look up the receiver drawing number and make sure it matches the serial number range. That's probably the easiest way to check. Doesn't prove it's not a reweld but it cuts the chances down quite a bit.

    If you can't make the tanker work I'll take the pesky op rod and upper handguard off your hands... ;)
     
  10. realmswalker

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    I tried looking online and seeing if my drawing number and serial number match, but i cant find a web site.

    The serial number is from feb 1945 serial number 36212xx and the drawing number is D 28291 35.

    Can anyone tell me if this is the right drawing number for this serial range?
     
  11. Starship1st

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    That was a good bit of horse trading.:cool:
     
  12. Gator

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    I don't have my books handy, but I think you are OK in the serial number and drawing number. D 28291 32 is the drawing number for a Jan '44 SA, so yours looks good. Congrats! Now get rid of that short barrel and put the right one on. :)
     
  13. jrfoxx

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    Sounds like a pretty darn good trade to me. Nice work!
     
  14. VHinch

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    Wow, did you at least cuddle afterward?

    Seriously, nice deal.
     
  15. realmswalker

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    Gator, i plan on putting the right one on, but I want to see if I can make her work in this configuration, just for fun, then I'll build a standard one.
     
  16. Kman

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    Thats a darn fine trade no doubt, but I watched my buddy turn $125 into a remmy 700 ADL in 22-250 in about 3 hours. All I could do was shake my head in disbelief. He bought outright a decked-out highpoint carbine, traded for a stoeger O/U, and that for the 22-250.
     
  17. Hank Zudd

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    that sounds like

    the "good ole" days" of gun shows, when I had more guns that cash, just take some you don't shoot & get something you haven't shot yet;then in 6 months or whenever, do it again, and if you're good it won't cost you but gas & gittin' in to the show.
     
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  18. savetheclaypigeons

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    after reading the first few posts I thought mine fit in just well ;)
     
  19. bogie

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    How difficult is it to trade barrels on those things?
     
  20. jrfoxx

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    Never done it, but I gather it's pretty easy really. The only trick to it is not chewing up the metal while gripping and unscrewing. You need a vice with good "grippy" rubber instead of the standard metal "teeth", and the same for the wrench. I'm sure a standard vice to easily be fitted with pads to work,for the wrench, you just have to buy I'd think. I know I've seen them available. I guess other than that, it would depend on how tightly screwed in they are. Might need to eat extra wheaties that day, as I'm willng to bet they are in there pretty tight, for obvious reasons. I beleive they make a hydrolic kinda setup for smths to do this type of thing, but I imagine they are pretty picey, and not something you'll find for sale except at specialty places for gunsmiths.
     
  21. realmswalker

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    I finally Cleaned her up, greased her up, and put her back together, she does look pretty if I say so myself. I did a quick function test with a clip of dummy rounds and everything ran fine. Hopefully I will have a range report soon.
     

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  22. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Yes. Yes, I'd say that's a good trade. :eek:
     
  23. Thor Bloodax

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    my best gun deal

    Had a friend who inherited a pristine .45 1911A1. He was not a shooter and offered it to me. I did not know much about gun prices at the time (I was very young). "How much?" I said. He said, "Well, it IS a .45 caliber. How about a dollar a caliber?" Even then, I knew enough to say at the speed of light, "Done!"
     
  24. Big Daddy K

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    Bet the old man is glad to get rid of that box of parts. Now he has a very fine working 44 mag lever gun.
     
  25. rero360

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    all my gun trades have been good ones, I traded my money for the guns.
     
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