I've been working on restoring a RRAD to what it looked like when it left the Depot in 7-1964. I purchased the rifle from a gentleman who lives in Burlington IA who contacted me on a WTB thread on the CMP forums. Well I drove up there(4 hours from North MO) and we met at a closed motel parking lot in South Burlington. The rifle was basically a mess. He had purchased it from the North store as a service grade in 2012 and must have stored it in his garage. It was grubby so I talked him down to $750. When I got it home I knew it would be a lot of elbow grease. Lucky for me he hadn't cleaned the cosmo off the rifle. The first surprise was the barrel is nearly new 6-64 SA with a ME of .4! The action has a nice electro pencil RRAD on the L heel and a unmarked Walnut stock. After reading about these it more than likey had a Birch stock with a square P on the grip when it left Red River. RRAD quit stamping their stocks RRAD when they began electro penciling the RRAD in the action. I figured it would be hard to find one but once again the WTB turned up a beauty for $65 delivered! So here it is one of my proudest moments in collecting. Watch for a Range Report soon. This rifle locks up very tight and the late SA barrels were some of the best they ever made. I almost forgot the rifle is a Feb 1945 vintage.