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Shameless plug M1 WWII Springfield rebuild

mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
edited June 2016 in General Discussion
I've had so much going on that I forgot to plug the M1 I listed last Sunday:
http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=510736160
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The barrel on this rifle measures an amazing zero-zero, which is essentially brand new and I doubt it was ever fired after being rebuilt. The rifle looks great and the stock set is good looking walnut with some nice figure. You don't often find barrels in this kind of condition, so if you're looking for a WWII era rifle that is a cut above most of the M1s out there, this rifle bears a look.

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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I was lucky enough to get my hands on four extremely nice rebuilt M1s: One rebuilt at Springfield Armory, two at the Letterkenny Army Depot in Pennsylvania and one International Harvester, which is a USMC rebuild (these were all done at Barstow CA or Augusta GA). I've listed one of the Letterkenny's this evening and it is very nice:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=480542768
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    This is a great rifle with an excellent condition barrel and looks like it went right into storage after being rebuilt in August 1964. These US depot rebuilds are beginning to develop a bit of a cult following and are getting hard to find in really nice condition.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I have a pile of M1s that need to be moved out and I just listed another nice WWII rebuild tonight:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=469885548

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    This rifle is one of a pair of very nice M1s which are WWII era and have birch stock sets. You either love birch...Or you don't, there is very little middle ground. In this case the wood is really nice and the rifle is in excellent condition.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I have one more M1 to list before heading out on vacation next month:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/item/579110153

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    This is a fine looking rifle and the wood is extremely nice. The Summer M1 market seems soft (as I learned on the last sale [:(]) so if you've been hoping for a WWII rifle then this is worth a look.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    The last rifle did fairly well so it's time to put up a second:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/item/605503511

    This is another WWII M1 that went though a rebuild during Korea. It has better than average wood, a nice barrel and should make a fine shooter.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I have all sorts of things going on, to the point that I listed an M1 on Sunday and forgot to give it a plug in the forum [:0]

    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=503130537

    This is a Korean War era rebuild of a WWII rifle and has a very nice barrel and good looking wood. Take a look, I think you'll like it.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I usually run my auctions Sunday to Sunday, but with the long weekend holiday, I figured that a Tuesday start was just as good. I have just listed a good looking Springfield WWII rebuild:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/item/562118507

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    This rifle is not fancy, but it has a good barrel, and if you like light colored wood then this one is for you. The CMP sold out of M1s last month and are no longer accepting orders so this is a chance to get an M1 without a long wait for new stock.

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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I just picked up a couple of nice M1s from someone who needed to have his Jet Ski repaired. I have had good luck with five day auctions, so I listed the first rifle this evening:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/item/563575064
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    I really like the wood on this rifle, and the barrel is in very nice shape. The serial number: 1114445 would have been easy for any soldier or Marine to remember. This is a good looking rifle and would serve well in the field, or for anyone looking for a WWII era M1.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I just picked this one up on Sunday and I'd like to flip it and get my money ASAP so it is on a five day listing:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/item/569395959

    It is a late war M1 that looks like it went through rebuilding at Rock Island, probably around the Korean War era. The barrel is in great condition so after rebuilding it was probably carried a lot more than it was fired. It is a good looking rifle, but covered with a lot of dried grease and has some discoloration. The last M1 I listed went for $1300 and while this one isn't quite as nice looking, it is a good solid rifle and the barrel is every bit as good so you can scrub off the dried grease and save some $$$.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    I just listed this mid-WWII rifle tonight, and unless another M1 falls into my lap, there is nothing else in sight:
    http://www.GunBroker.com/item/571922660

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    The barrel is excellent, the overall finish is excellent, the rifle's interior looks pristine, and the birch stock set has great color. I'd be surprised if this rifle was ever issued after leaving the depot.
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    fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    Very nice,as usual Mark.
    Shame their almost all gone.[V]
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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 35,307 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    $695 and climbing
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    yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,390 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I should buy it being the only legal rifle in a bit. Oh wait it has a clip.
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    mark christianmark christian Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 24,453 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by austin20
    $695 and climbing


    The beech stock set, which is actually in very good shape, is probably holding it back. Walnut furniture on an M1 is always preferred, followed by birch. Changing or swapping around parts on these rifles in an effort to "improve them" is almost always a losing proposition so I don't fool with them.

    As I said earlier; if you like light colored wood then this is your rifle.
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