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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: My best find
The pic can't show detail, but there are several layers of corrosion all over that get deeper and shallower. I did think of rebuilding it, but the guts are all frozen into one mass. About the only thing you could use is the receiver. The cost to buy all the parts would be 3 to 4 times what you could buy it for in a shop. Its just totally cool the way it is. Its an early 1940 gun. I suspect someone committed a crime with it and buried it under that old porch. In those days, nobody would bury a good rifle, thats for certain. Someday I am going to mount it on a nice plaque with the story on it.
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)