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Shes a real "fix er uper" why do people do this

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TwoWheelFiend, Dec 24, 2011.

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  1. TwoWheelFiend

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    Looks to me with all that powder that it may have been in a place where a fire extinguisher (dry chemical) was sprayed at it. Maybe a nearby fire caused much of the rust.
     
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    I went straight to post-fire-proximity as well.
     
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    Why does anyone let anything they own go to the pot?
     
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    All that powder is the chalk that was used to make the lettering stand out.
     
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    I'm thinking the guy has a real bad coke habit, and is selling his gun to buy more coke.

    rc
     
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    It's just an old rifle and he is not a shooter?

    Or he's a modern kid with a plastic black rifle and sees that maybe he can sell grandpas old barn gun for some more rail toys?

    There are a million reasons and a million rifles in the corner of old barns across the USA.
     
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    it does have a decent oberndorf gew98 receiver & the rest of the parts that are salvageable could be sold. it was probably bought as a donor action for a project & depending on how much pitting is below the woodline i might have been willing to pay that for it but i like oberndorf actions
     
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    And yet someone actually paid $200 for this thing back in '09.
     
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    Worth it for parts, definitely. The reason they look crappy is after WW1 lots of rifles were deactivated and passed out as war-bond dividends or given to VFWs as drill/honorguard rifles.

    And I concur, it's chalk.

    Typical deactivated rifle, left to slowly rust in the closet except when brought out for parades or whatever.

    Stock's probably worth $200. Bolt parts and the action itself another maybe $150 to the right people.
     
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