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March 29, 2002, 17:03
1 birch 1 walnut beat wood 70-80percent blue
no sling but both had muzz caps. well worth the 80 bucks ea. this makes #5 and #6 and
my opinion is if you want one of these-buy an AIM for a shooter and wait for new shipments (AUG 2002?) for a better grade for the collection. i have 4 AIM rifles and 2 CAI
rifles-all were worth the money but NONE were pristeen in all areas (mostly stock damage).
[ March 29, 2002: Message edited by: gates ]
March 29, 2002, 17:35
I ordered mine Tuesday. I don't know if I can
make it through the weekend :(
March 29, 2002, 18:34
Not perfect, but a great deal for $80!
I don't see a date stamp though??? Where on the rifle would it be?
March 29, 2002, 21:56
Dixieman - No year of manufacture is stamped on guns, so they say. Go to the following site and scroll down half a page, match your serial number to the year of manufacture.
March 29, 2002, 22:00
I don't know if they put a manufacture date on the rifle but there is a refinish date that is just below the safety/cocking ring on the end of the bolt. It will be 54 or something like that 1954. Cruffler.com has an article about this rifle that has serial number manufacturer dats and what all the markings mean. I think it is in their Fireman of the month archieve. Not the historic archieve though for some reason. If there isn't a date there the rifle wasn't refinished. I have two that have and two that haven't.
March 30, 2002, 11:29
The one I got from Simpsons ltd. Cost me much more, $145 shipped but its a Walnut stock model. On mine, when I pull out the bolt, there is a 1944 engraved on the bolt top at the back by the safety end. Also, there is a "58" engraved on the receiver tang(top) right in plain view. I bought two, both have matching number on the stock halves, muzzle protector, mag, even the butt plate.
I redone the wood on one with my Birth date :D , Will post pics soon, Oh, Dan's has the 7.5 swiss, I just ordered some.
good Luck all, nice guns indeed ;)
March 31, 2002, 01:00
wait for new shipments (AUG 2002?) for a better grade for the collection.
That's good to hear there's more coming. A coworker of mine is furious he missed-out on getting one from AIM on Tuesday. He placed the order, and AIM deleted it when they couldn't find his dealer's FFL. They e-mailed him on Thursday morning to tell him that. They found it when I called and corrected their spelling, but the woman wouldn't give him the sale price. I knew they had it, since they had shipped something to that dealer for me. Oh well, maybe it's for the best, and he'll get a nicer one late this summer. AIM also lost-out on the sale of 480 rounds of the expensive 7.5 Swiss ammo. They lost a customer for good. I'll order from them again, but I know he won't.z
Mad Dog 7.62
March 31, 2002, 04:00
Gun head, how much is the 7.5 Swiss from Dan, and what kind is it? Thnx!
Dixieman, that looks as good as my SOG handpick, and I paid a bit more for that!
[ March 31, 2002: Message edited by: Mad Dog 7.62 ]
Mad Dog 7.62
March 31, 2002, 04:04
BTW, anybody know where to get accessories for these? Sling and bayonet maybe?
March 31, 2002, 07:05
SOG used to have slings for this rifle(12.95). Need a little leather treatment and they look good. I have seen some other accessories via sarco inc. Numrich advertises stocks and mags in shotgun news althought I have never gotten any.
March 31, 2002, 14:41
Hit www.swissrifles.com (http://www.swissrifles.com) and check out the markings page. It should answer most of your date/marking questions.
If you have different markings on yours, email BIG Lee on that site. He's always looking for new markings.
[ March 31, 2002: Message edited by: awp101 ]
got mine yesterday. I was stunned. All matching numbers. 85% blue, but with some surface rust starting on the receiver. Only wear is on the muzzle and sight ears. Cosmoline would have kept it perfect. The bore looks like a mirror. The stock isn't beaten too bad, but the butt plate, complete with Swiss sand in the screw heads, is rusty.
Best $80 gun I've ever seen. :D
April 02, 2002, 12:12
Got mine yesterday also. Close to Dixieman's, with less blueing. Stock had only minor handling marks. Buttplate no blue, but not beat up. Mirror bore with ton's of rifling. Trigger broke like a glass rod.
April 02, 2002, 13:23
got mine yesterday as well, stock is full of dings, slight pitting on top of receiver,and my muzzle cap is broken, I guess this was from the bottom of the pile! but for 80 bucks what the heck.
April 02, 2002, 16:13
Got ours today. Two with walnut stocks and two with beech. The stocks are pretty beat up and will probably not look as good as new, but then these are used military rifles.
I'm just curious as to how they could have gotten so beat up.
For 80 bucks I really can't complain though.
I did see the stock sets on the Gun Parts web site; they are brand new, semi inletted walnut--$150!
April 03, 2002, 09:23
I'm torn. I ordered two, and one came with a little to a lot of surface rust on just about all of the parts. I decided that would be the one that got a new moly coat on the metal and e refinished stock. After stripping the surface rust off, I notice that its finish is atually nicer than the one that didn't have rust.
I'm not sure which one to refinish, now. Both have all matching numbers, but the non-rusty one has the serial numbers electropenciled on the bolt sleeve, instead of stamped. The rifling looks to be a little better on the rusty one, and the non-rusty one has a crack repair in the muzzle end of the handguard. The rusty one is a 1946, and the other one is a 1936. Any thoughts on which one is better left roiginal?
[ April 03, 2002: Message edited by: armedpeasant ]
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