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Posted: 11/2/2009 1:34:31 PM EST
Visiting mom and dad and happened upon this at one of the smaller local stores.

I have a photo of the full SN but didn't want to post it. It says H&R ARMS CO, SN 4,718,XXX.

The guy at the store said it was an all correct Korean era which makes sense since the date on the barrel was 54. Its tough to see in the photo but the barrel is stamped HRA 54 and the trigger is also HRA. The only thing I didn't look at is bolt but I'm not sure what to look for on the bolt anyway.

Stock looks to be in decent shape but I had to no way to check the bore or throat.

What would be a reasonable amount to offer for it? Its on consignment and I'm pretty sure the asking price is way too high but I figure I'd ask here to bet a better idea and try to get him to come down.

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:00:40 PM EST
All parts should have HRA, HRN or some version of HR on them. Some of the HRA rifles did have SA barrels from the start but others will let you know if this was in that sn range. FWIW the Korean cease fire was in 1953. So far it sounds good.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:05:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 2:06:25 PM EST by M1G]
Need to check if it has a good barrel with low muzzle and throat wear measurements and is not Import marked, I would not buy it with having headspace checked and measuring TW and MW
Need more info
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:09:53 PM EST
See what they are asking and then check this out CMP and get one from them cause the store prolly wants more for it than you would pay to get one from the CMP
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:10:41 PM EST
where would I find the "imported" mark if there is one?

I'll go by tomorrow and take some more photos with the camera (today's were with the phone) and see if I can find a tool to take some measurements. Besides checking to see if the bolt is orig and TW/MW?

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:24:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 2:25:20 PM EST by M1G]
Why not just tell us what they are asking?
If it is truly all correct you would need to completly break it down and check Op Rod, trigger housing and parts etc, etc.
Its probably a well used Garand $550.00- $650.00 range. If all correct parts would be worth alittle more. How much more ? Depends on condition, is stock correct?
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:32:21 PM EST
They want $1400 and I know there are very few M1s worth that. I'd like to walk in and offer him cash for what its really worth. If he won't take that then I wont even consider it. The stock appears correct based on what I can find on line.

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:36:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 2:37:16 PM EST by M1G]
If it is truly all correct , not Import marked and low Muzzle ,Throat wear $1000.00 - $1100.00
For that price I would expect a rifle that has virtually no wear to the parkerizing and a near perfect stock

If you are just wanting a good shooter you can do just as good for much less
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