|I ordered a pair of these and after doing a lot of reading on the net I was getting very worried about what I was going to get.
I really did not have a chance to see much about them when I picked them up.
However when I got home I found a pair of sweethearts. Built in 42 & 44, these look like they have hardly been fired from the outside. Both stocks were in great shape, very few dings or dark spots.
Once I got the cosmoline off I could tell I was going to be a very happy customer for a very very long time.
These rifles are exactly as advertised, in very good used condition. It took about 10-12 patch's down the bore before it quite coming back green. (I'm assuming aged copper fouling) Bores were dark but now are bright and getting better with every patch.
I have not yet had a chance to shoot either of these yet, but I have no concerns at this point. Best of all, my two guns had matching serial numbers on all hardware, receiver, bolt, magazine, stock, all ass issued and assembled the first time, all parts correct in good working order.
I know I was taking a bit of a gamble on these rifles but it paid off.
One bayonet needs a bit of honing, polishing, as it won't quite slide on far enough to twist/lock.
That is the only thing I have been able to find so far.
Great job CTD!|