Originally Posted by Long_Shot
If you do make sure it is a "War-time" stock meaning before 1945. They are the same price its just cooler because its "War-time." I bought a 440 round spam-can at a local gun show for $85 cash. You get a lot of gun for the money just like Hi Points that's why I like them. I got everything here in the picture for under $200.
My LGS has them for $ 199.00 and it comes with the accessories and a 440 rd. can of ammo ?? Is that a decent deal ?? the one I looked at was stamped 1933
$199 for the rifle with all accessories and a 440-round spam can is not out of line. Check the numbers to see if they match. The numbers are in 4 places, the bolt, the receiver, the base plate of the magazine and the butt stock plate. Also check to see if it has been counterbored. Non-matching numbers and a counterbore job are not deal breakers but it is kind of cool to have one where the numbers all match.
If you buy it get ready to clean, clean, clean. The cosmoline they are packed in is everywhere. Also after shooting be sure to clean the bore and bolt. The old surplus ammo is corrosive and so the rifle needs to be cleaned after use.