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  1. A smoked Colt Navy...

    There's general trouble with electrolysis. Zapping the metal to have it shed it's rust is also altering the metallurgical nature of the metal. I don't exactly know what that is but have been warned by a few materials engineers to avoid electrolysis on metals that were specifically designed...
  2. A smoked Colt Navy...

    why do anything with it? right now, it looks like a piece of art to me.
  3. Special rack grade.

    yeah, kinda stinky. had a cheese (parmesan) scent. it still has some residual stink. I figured it was like all old things military; "they just smell that way". I did all the research on this rifle back when I purchased it. I've since forgotten most of what I had discovered. with the above rack...
  4. Special rack grade.

    1945, I don't think so... barrel says '55 ... and here is closer view of that grease/cosmo it came with. as for greek return, not sure. would it have had an import/export stamp? the reciever is numbered in the 5.8 millions.
  5. Special rack grade.

    woo hoo .... found it ... it's actually a '55 (found the other pics too). this is what was sent to me, covered in grease/cosmoline. again, get the word out to get them a garand and to get it now. and for the record, what you got there is a beauty for sure. keep it clean and feed it well. if...
  6. Special rack grade.

    not to rust on your receiver ... but CMP has been "giving" away rifles like that for decades. if only you had signed up then, you'd have a real special rifle now. tell everybody to get theirs NOW ... before inventory dries up.... please spread the word and not just on some forum.... here's...
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