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Winter is coming and I like to tinker with old parts or project Guns. Getting harder to get out in the Winter. And I do not get to the local Shows much anymore either due to health issues. So if you may have some old parts or projects laying around, let me know. I like 22 caliber quite a bit, but would consider others.Whole or parts. Even if you do not know what the parts are for. I may know..Thanks
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 07:55 PM
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I have an old 303 Brit, Someone "Sporterized"
Been in the back of the Closet for 30years...I ain't ever gonna do anything with It....
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I will PM for more details. And maybe some pics by email too. Thanks
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I have an old 303 Brit, Someone "Sporterized"
Been in the back of the Closet for 30years...I ain't ever gonna do anything with It....
I had once wondered if that was a thing, or if the one my godfather gave me was a one off. I guess these were regularly sporterized back in the day. I wonder if that was a law at some point?

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Not a law, but a case of supply and demand. In the 50s & 60s, WWII wasn't that far back in time. The whole world was flooded with milsurp rifles, especially bolt action. The war was over, and not nearly so many rifles needed as while most of the world was at war. At the same time, semi-auto or full auto was the only military rifle governments worldwide wanted, so they dumped all the bolt action rifles. Milsurp bolt guns had very little value. They were everywhere for next to nothing. It was about a $10 Carcano that Oswald used. So everyone added value to them by "sporterizing" them, my Dad included. Today, the very nicely sporterized bolt rifles have some value, but original condition bolt milsurps fetch considerably more money, because they're now relatively rare.
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Alot of the 'Sporterizing' done back Then was done in the Garage with a Hacksaw...
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Thanks OreRancher, Looking forward to getting the 303 Brit and see what I can do with it.



Still could use atleast one or two more Winter Projects though..Thanks
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you interested in winchester 1890 or 1906 complete rifles ?
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Well depends on prices. Usually stuff that is whole and working is usually out of my Financial Means. That is why I like old stuff missing parts and in repair.



But shoot me a PM with pricing if you want..Thanks
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Thanks very much to OreRancher for the 303 Brit. Shipped it to me quickly. Now the fun starts.
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