Alright. This is what I bought today. Looks like she has been drug around the block a few times. Then some jackass polished the tube. The barrel has been replaced and is blued. I haven't cleaned the barrel inside. But, the rifling looks strong with a measurement of 2. Some minor pitting on the receiver. Action is smooth.
What I want out of this gun: I wish to plink with it a bit and display it. Gonna make a display of the soldiers rifles of WWII. This was the last one I needed. I have the Enfield, Mauser, Mosin, Type-99 and now the M1.
I have two options open to me I suppose. One, do it the inexpensive way and use a paint to replicate the finish I want. Or two send it out to have a nice parker finish restored.
I am leaning to do it right. Just worried about tolerances and messing up the great trigger it has.
What is the average cost to do it. I am gonna start looking locally.
I am gonna redo the stock. A light refinish job. Just a little more pleasing to the eye.
Any other ideas?