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I don’t understand why oiling the metal decreases the value. That would probably be one of the first things I would want to do. Disassemble, oil, functions check, then to the safe it goes. Just having that peace of mind is worth more than money to me. I guess it’s like having an old barrett Jackson car, you know it’s worth money but you have to know it runs too. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I don’t understand why oiling the metal decreases the value. That would probably be one of the first things I would want to do. Disassemble, oil, functions check, then to the safe it goes. Just having that peace of mind is worth more than money to me. I guess it’s like having an old barrett Jackson car, you know it’s worth money but you have to know it runs too. Just my 2 cents.
Do anything to it other than leave it exactly like it came from the factory and now it’s NOT an unissued piece of history. You’d destroy the value Instantly.
 

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also has Winchester buttplate. Im not sure about the stamp on stock, its hard to see but looks off to me.May just be the way the pic was taken
I would say someone tried to correct it. Look how worn the finish is on receiver but windage knob looks new
 

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Thanks Shomway. My buddy is executor for a relatives high end collection. This was his only milsurp. Suspect it was an investment. He contacted me for an appraisal. I am eperienced but by no means an expert. Will request a serial number search from CMP. Buddy is search for paperwork. Waiting for him to provide the rifle for breakdown and further inspection. What surprises me is the condition of the metal. I know a few of you from the CMP Forum.

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