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No love for the Model 68? . . . .
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January 24, 2023 - 6:59 pm
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I see almost nothing on the “inter web” for this model . . . .

I have a “near-mint” M68 with an absolutely beautiful stock!

This rifle is so nice, it precludes me from seeking a M67!  —Jim

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The 68 is a fine rifle and is simply a Model 67 with a 96A peep sight and 97A front hooded sight.  There were 3.8 times as many 67’s made as 68’s so they are a bit harder to find and not discussed as much.

Does your rifle have a finger-groove stock or the later semi-beavertail stock?

Would love to see pictures of your 68.

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Jim F in CT said
I see almost nothing on the “inter web” for this model . . . .

  

Merely because they’re scarcer than 67s; but no conspiracy of silence, I don’t think.  The peep sight that distinguished it from the 67 was a step in the right direction, but placed too far forward on the rcvr for best effectiveness; maybe it was feedback from 68 users that prompted the factory to move the peep on the 69 to a better location, as far to the rear as possible.

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JWA . . . .

No grasping grooves on this beauty . . .

’Dunno if I can post pics here . . . in fact I don’t have any . . . .yet!  —Jim

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Hi Jim,

The lack of finger-grooves dates your rifle to between 1938-1946.  

As a guest you will have to host the pictures on a separate site and link them or, just send them to my email and I can post them for you.

Abendshien at AOL dot Com

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