Didn't anybody bid this one up??? Fantastic rifle!! LOL!!! The buyer really got screwed on this one! Read the description on this one!! LOL. I would not fire that one!. Maybe with a cord on the trigger from 20 ft away!!
You will note that Lock Stock and Barrel is a Top 10 seller on GB. For the sales volume, I am impressed with the thoroughness of the description. I am a non-stocking home-based FFL, but usually transfer 1 or 2 firearms a week from customers buying on-line (some GB, some PSA, Buds, etc). I have transferred several sold by them in the last few months and they were all decent guns. A couple have been old Browning take-down SA-22's, with even having the original box. One of my regulars seems to have developed a taste for old .22s.This seller should be locked up!!
Mechanics: This rifle has been restored. The receiver has been re-welded and the barrel has been fused. Have a gunsmith determine if the rifle is safe to fire regularly.
The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Back when you could buy NOS 03-A3 barrels for a couple of bucks and new or even serviceable M1 barrels were made of unobtanium, that was a fairly common practice. You performed a procedure known as making a stub of the M1 barrel's chamber end, and went from there. I had a rifle with one of those barrels at one time, and it shot quite well.But I have never heard about about marrying a 03 barrel and M1 barrel!!!
Many years ago just for giggles (I already had a good M1D) I bought one of the $12.99 Numrich D blocks and a barrel from ?? I forget. Barrel turned out to be a 6 groove. I asked Bill Ricca about it and he gave me a man's name who did this work. He had pounds of demilled M1 barrels. Sooo, he took the chamber end of the M1 barrel, and the plentiful 03A3 barrels and did some sort of half joint and mated them together. While the cheapie D barrel block mount was cast, it was not milled in a way that it was concentric with the barrel. No matter what me and my friends did, we just could not get that rifle sighted in. Took it apart, gunsmith buddy took the barrel and installed it on another receiver and only shot with iron sites. Barrel was accurate as heck.The oprod is a rare one also. Agree on the buttplate. I have seen the welded receivers and some you cannot tell except for the drawings numbers. No idea on site? But I have never heard about about marrying a 03 barrel and M1 barrel!!!
Please add info about the op rod.The oprod is a rare one also. Agree on the buttplate. I have seen the welded receivers and some you cannot tell except for the drawings numbers. No idea on site? But I have never heard about about marrying a 03 barrel and M1 barrel!!!