Deals And Steals
Posted 20 November 2003 - 09:19 AM
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Posted 20 November 2003 - 10:38 AM
I had the pleasure of meeting a WW2 veteran about 6 months ago at a local gun show. I was standing at the door talking to the cop, he walked up and asked if there were class 3 dealers at the show...i asked what he was selling, it was an MP5. He built a new house and needed money so he sold it to me! While i was at his house doing paperwork i noticed the Thompson and M-2 carbine in his safe...i asked about them...and got the FULL story! I kept in reguler contact with him, and one day out of the blue he asked if i wanted the guns both for 10k...the rest is history (both amnesty registered...carried by him in the pacific theatre about mid 1943)
Posted 20 November 2003 - 01:13 PM
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Posted 21 November 2003 - 08:52 AM
In general; nothing rewatted is as good as previously undamaged goods. But, a proper rewat can be just as good functionally and last a long time indeed.
Posted 25 November 2003 - 11:58 AM
My 28 is a ... rewat. There, I said it. Part of the 12 step program.
It had been cut through the right side of the receiver and a little damage to the lower. Additioinally, there was some damage done to the actual chamber area that I never realized until repaired.
When purchased it ran but not well. Don't really think it was directly related to the first rewat process but non-the-less, out to PK she goes. Paul did a great job of assessing the problems and we agreed upon the best course of action. Paul pretty much cut out all the bad crap in the receiver, replaced with new metal, re-milled the blish lock slots, fixed the chamber/headspace issues as well as the lower problems and had the whole thing refinished. (also, Paul re-milled the drum slots as the receiver had warpped slightly in the previous re-wat welding process)
RUNS LIKE A SCALDED DOG !!! One of the best guns I own.
Would I rather have a NOS gun? Sure. Is the gun I've got a keeper? ABSOLUTELY.
I have no problems with the gun and would buy another if funds permitted. Only catch ... send it to someone who knows how to put it back into proper condition.