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Re: Got lucky on Gunbroker today - 68/68
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 21 August 2014, at 4:33 p.m., in response to Re: Got lucky on Gunbroker today - 68/68, posted by Fred on Thursday, 21 August 2014, at 12:29 a.m.
Finally got to see/hold the rifle. It's a beauty - attic mint. Proud wood, 85-90% oil case, 50% color case on hammer and lockplate, very visible, though not crisp, cartouches (just 2), decent bore (solid barrel), un-marred screw slots, etc., etc. Dings and some rust here and there, but very little wear per se. It is bone dry - can't wait to see what an oily rag will do.
Cleaning this rifle (very gently) will be a winter project, not to be rushed, and there are some things I may leave alone.
Al, the block is good - admittedly not the prettiest strike on the "8" but I can definitely live with it!
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