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#1 Burns556

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Posted 12 May 2020 - 05:19 PM

https://www.gunbroke.../item/867576780

 

Curious as to what everyones thoughts are on this stock? Wood seems new but the metal seems old.

 

Not my auction.

 

 

EDIT: I didn't realize that the auction had ended before I posted. No, I was not the buyer.


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#2 StrangeRanger

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Posted 12 May 2020 - 06:04 PM

99.9999% certain that the stock is a re-pop. It's WAY too clean.  No nicks, dents, scratches or stains; it looks like it's never had an action dropped into it.  The hardware gives every appearance of being original


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Posted 13 May 2020 - 05:19 PM

That was my assessment too. I wonder where they found hardware but no stock.


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Posted 13 May 2020 - 06:36 PM

Probably off a genuine stock that was damaged beyond repair.  I hope the seller didn't trash the original wood.  Even in very poor condition it's a valuable war relic and for the $1200 he paid it should have gone to the buyer along with the copy.


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Posted 13 May 2020 - 08:57 PM

It sort of appears to me the entire thing is repro, including the hardware.  There are repro folding stocks and the lock piece that I've seen.  It wouldn't be much to bend up the bracket as well.   That's more than I paid for a parts kit with a stock not that long ago?  I'd put that at more like a 3-$400 item?


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Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:41 PM

The re-enforcing stud assembly that goes through the pistol grip might be a little hard to counterfeit, the other metal parts not so much but they appear to have some patina so they could be real


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:19 PM

I have a model 55.  I got a new made repro stock thinking I would use it.  I still have it here somewhere, and it is clearly a repro.   that wood in the auction  is new- metal maybe.  Personally I think the buyer got hosed at that price.


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#8 StrangeRanger

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:42 PM

He would have gotten hosed at half that price.

As my Calc 101 prof used to say "It's intuitively obvious to the most casual observer" that the wood was new.

Why can't I find buyers like that? ;)


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 08:58 AM

He would have gotten hosed at half that price.

As my Calc 101 prof used to say "It's intuitively obvious to the most casual observer" that the wood was new.

Why can't I find buyers like that? ;)


Guess I need to find the one here and get it on the auction.  Maybe list is as "was told this came off Hitler's personal M55 " ?


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 09:10 AM

C'mon the provenance claim has to have some believability. Make it "Evans Carlson's personal M55." :happy:


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 01:24 AM

100% Bogus


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