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Old 10-19-2019, 10:44 AM
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Some will like it for the craftsmanship while others will morn the loss of the original rifle. Quite a nice custom 22 from a 1922 M2. Sold today for $6,000 + buyers premium.

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Old 10-19-2019, 06:02 PM
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It goes with the times. They were surplus rifle and inexpensive at one time. They were too heavy to utilise in the field, so they trimmed the weight. Some did a quick job, others did what is pictured above. A well crafted piece of art.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:43 PM
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I vote . . .

. . . BAKER!

A lot of attention to detail and quite artistic.

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Old 10-20-2019, 07:32 AM
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Beautiful job. I had a similar rifle years ago. Not sure it is worth $6,000.00. Although my rifle was not engraved, I still think 6 grand is a little extreme. There's a butt for every seat i guess.

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Old 10-20-2019, 08:36 AM
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Far too ostentatious , no longer a military trainer that's for sure .
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:52 PM
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Definitely a Baker!

Beautiful rifle,but I suspect a few parts have been replaced since it was originally customized and engraved. Specifically the bolt-head assembly and cut-off level. Neither match the original finish or have any engraving. Still a remarkable example of the old school workmanship.

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Old 10-24-2019, 05:41 PM
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Baker.

Well, it was a hell of a lot of bread.
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Old 10-26-2019, 01:33 PM
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Baker to be sure, a definite improvement over its original livery (sorry collectors, but remember, that also makes yours worth more...) Springfields really do lend themselves to such sporterization… It definitely has a very strong Austrian/Germanic flavor, as evidenced not only by the entire pile of oak leaves, but also the fact that the wood quality (semi-fancy grade at best) is totally inadequate to the level of engraving. That's something I've noticed in a lot of post-WWII German guns, perhaps due to a lack of high grade walnut available at the time? As to the completely OUTRAGEOUS selling price, it would seem that at least two guys just HAD to have it! Perhaps there's a notable name inscribed auf der lauf?
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:39 PM
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for what it is - it is exceptional , i would not choose to do that but i would never reject the results
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:22 AM
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Love it.....Old school
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