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Old June 11th, 2019, 04:31 PM #3551
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I didn’t get it but I was tempted to get this Irish contract Enfield in the mummy wrap. Went for $910 which was a steal of a price. Lou45 had one just like it in the wrap.
Damn, I'm old enough to remember when Century imported those and they sold for $210 w. matching bayonet back in the early 90s. I've got one out of the wrap with a bayonet one number off. If my memory is correct I paid $250 for it around 15 yrs ago. At least I didn't have the agonizing decision of "keep in wrap or take out?".
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Old June 11th, 2019, 05:39 PM #3552
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I'd be scared the "sealed in a bag" rifle was a rusty mess and would have to peek.
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Old June 11th, 2019, 10:20 PM #3553
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Damn, I'm old enough to remember when Century imported those and they sold for $210 w. matching bayonet back in the early 90s. I've got one out of the wrap with a bayonet one number off. If my memory is correct I paid $250 for it around 15 yrs ago. At least I didn't have the agonizing decision of "keep in wrap or take out?".
You and me both I remember passing on a pile of hundreds of them at Harrisburg, I think the dealer was Phoenix Arms. CIA imports for sure. $150 a piece ($244 I today's dollars). I guarantee 99% of them got unwrapped. Sadly I only walked away with a M44 refurb (which was in the mummy and I unwrapped it in the 90s) for $60 and a stupid Turkish Mauser with bayonet for $30.
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I visited my father last week and brought home a special rifle to me. It was my grandfather's J C. Higgins Model 30 that he bought in 1952. It was one of a pair. He had one and my father had the other. Unfortunately, my father had given his to my cousin who passed away a few weeks ago and his family said that they weren't familiar with it. Unfortunately, it has some damage on the stock, but it doesn't bother me.





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I visited my father last week and brought home a special rifle to me. It was my grandfather's J C. Higgins Model 30 that he bought in 1952. It was one of a pair. He had one and my father had the other. Unfortunately, my father had given his to my cousin who passed away a few weeks ago and his family said that they weren't familiar with it. Unfortunately, it has some damage on the stock, but it doesn't bother me.





Nice i just bought one of those myself to go with the model 31 i have.
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Old June 15th, 2019, 01:44 AM #3556
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Picked these guys up today
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I like that Ithaca

Lost control and picked up another Type 94 this week, mostly because it's one off from a 20.5 date I had already and price was right.
Find the one in between and it'll be a triple sequential...

20.5 equates to May 1945, the 2nd to last month of production.
Rough machining overall and the trigger won't reset due to a poorly machined internal part.
But still has the matching magazine at least.
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I like that Ithaca

Lost control and picked up another Type 94 this week, mostly because it's one off from a 20.5 date I had already and price was right.
Find the one in between and it'll be a triple sequential...

20.5 equates to May 1945, the 2nd to last month of production.
Rough machining overall and the trigger won't reset due to a poorly machined internal part.
But still has the matching magazine at least.
Cool pistol man
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Working on it you realize the reputation it has for being a POS is well-justified.
Esp late in the war, the metal is soft, fit is poor, and the fugly is strong.
Pretty much every aspect of the design begs the question, what in the world were they thinking?
In a way that just makes it more interesting though.
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Working on it you realize the reputation it has for being a POS is well-justified.
Esp late in the war, the metal is soft, fit is poor, and the fugly is strong.
Pretty much every aspect of the design begs the question, what in the world were they thinking?
In a way that just makes it more interesting though.
And here i was just thinking... Thats so ugly its cool
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