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October 21, 2021 - 1:37 am
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I am increasingly of the notion that some sellers pack screw slots with crud to give the appearance of not having been disturbed for generations. I’m not picking on this guy but…..one recent example below.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/913104376

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Darrin,

I’m not seeing what your seeing. Most of the screw slots are clear that I see. Maybe something in the forearm cap screws.

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Darrin-

I’m inclined to say that the dirt and crud on this rifle is consistent with a rifle that spent much of the past century just inside the back door for dispatching pests. I’d say it was wiped down from time to time and the bore cleaned now and then. The crud buildup in hard-to-reach places is consistent with an honest gun and the seller is wise enough not to disturb it. He has a reputation for honesty and his offerings command top dollar. I doubt he’d risk it trying to fool someone. 

I don’t know the man but his photos have shown me things I may not normally have noticed. Please don’t imply that he’s trying to deceive buyers, IMHO he’s one of the good guys in this business. I’d buy a gun from him without hesitation.

 

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 I see 63 pictures of an original gun. His pictures are not taken to hide any part of that gun. T/R

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No deception implied. I really like his items and often am amazed at his ability to consistently produce inventory. The screw on the right side of the receiver looks to be blued with the slot full where others are worn silver with clear, clean slots. It would not prevent me from bidding/purchasing. His descriptions are spot on.

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Pictures can be deceiving.  I once drove a few hundred miles to look at a car that I already had about 50 pictures.  What a surprise when I actually saw it.

I don’t buy stuff that I actually haven’t picked up and looked at first.

This particular gun looks OK to me. It is what it is.

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