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Posted: 7/18/2010 4:03:55 PM EDT
So long story short....guess not that short

I got maried last August and I got my wife a new computer she had been wanting for a wedding gift. She was not sure what to get me and said that she will buy me a gun I wanted when I found one that I liked. Well I have been wanting a M1a for a very long time, but just did not want to spend the money right away.

My wife went home to visit her parents this weekend, it is about a 3 hour drive, she calls me Friday night and says that one of her fathers friends was selling some rifles that he did not want any more. One was a M1a that had only 30 to 40 rounds through it, but did not want it anymore because it was "way to damn heavy to lug around" and did not want it anymore. She said it looked funny but was told it worked perfect. He wanted $1000.00 for it. She said it looked good, but it looked like something from one of my Call of Duty games. I said if it looks like an ok deal then to get it for me and that would be my gift. I have a friend that is a Springfield tech and if something did not work or was broken then I know it could be fixed.

So she comes home today and has the rifle in a rifle case, I open it up and good GOD what was in there..... a brand new SAI M1a with a Navy Gray Sage EBR setup with grip, sling and two brand new mags still in blue plastic. This thing is PERFECT and new, I am like a kid on Christmas morning. Will get pics up in just a bit, oh and I am the guy who got the Springfield M1 Garand from a guy at work for $50.00 last year, I just keep getting amazing deals when it comes to Springfield.

I dont know how to make the pics smaller on this computer, sorry.

Oh, and while looking up stuff on the sage ebr, looks like this may be one of the mod 0's.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:05:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:08:43 PM EDT
PICS or you just have a cosmoline covered Mosin Nagant.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:28:07 PM EDT
PICS or you just have a cosmoline covered Mosin Nagant.

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:36:03 PM EDT

YOU SUCK.  That is a beautiful rifle.  I will give you $100.00 for the Garand.  That is 100% profit...

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:36:59 PM EDT
What luck you have.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:39:55 PM EDT
Are you a fisherman............
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:45:24 PM EDT
You didn't send her back to find out what else he has for sell?
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:59:21 PM EDT
Go buy a lottery ticket .......................NOW!
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 5:11:56 PM EDT
Send the wife back to find what else is for sale.

More pics of new purchases and wife.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 5:41:15 PM EDT
Dayum! What a smokin deal!

That might just put my $1,000 HK91 to shame!
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 5:47:26 PM EDT

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 6:19:44 PM EDT
Great Wife !!!   Can she buy all my future firearms too ???......................
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 6:20:45 PM EDT
Wow. Very nice buy!!!!
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 6:32:13 PM EDT
i fucking hate you.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 7:02:21 PM EDT

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:24:42 AM EDT
What a funny looking heavy paperweight. Looks like somebody got a bad end of that deal!

Get it off the bed and out by the trash along with that old firewood looking thingy.

BTW....what's your address?

My wife doesn't buy me stuff like that. She is an angel and is fully supportive of my condition.

Now, go find Kevin.

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 4:40:57 AM EDT
Bring that sweet thing down to Georgia and I'll check it out for ya!

You can bring the new rifle to
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:48:34 AM EDT
Damn pics of wife with the gun!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:57:09 AM EDT
I hate you.

But love your wife.
Would she mind making a trip to VA and doing some gun shopping for me?    
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 12:19:22 PM EDT
Does your wife have a sister??????
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 12:39:21 PM EDT
i fucking hate you.

Me too.

This is the first time I have literally gasped when I read something on ARFCOM.

Good for you OP, I'd like to luck into a deal like that!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:15:53 PM EDT
I'll just drop this here:

Seriously though, that's a good wife!
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:22:29 PM EDT

Hate is not a strong enough word
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:05:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:09:41 PM EDT
The $50 Garand. Is it SA Inc or Springfield Armory?
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:13:09 PM EDT
Oh, come on!

Why can I never luck into stuff like this.

You must be doing a lot of things right - nice score.

What is the optic?
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:31:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:48:58 PM EDT
I'll just drop this here:

Looks like the guys at KAC had some free time to play on the computer

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:07:29 PM EDT
I hate you.

Now go buy a lottery ticket.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:36:39 PM EDT
What next?  "I took a dump the other day, and whaddya know?? I found a 20# gold nugget in the crapper!!!!"

Are you serious? $1000??  I for one don't believe it. $2000, I believe that.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:40:47 AM EDT
What next?  "I took a dump the other day, and whaddya know?? I found a 20# gold nugget in the crapper!!!!"

Are you serious? $1000??  I for one don't believe it. $2000, I believe that.

I'm thinking the wife might have not told the OP the real price. Anyone current enough to have that sort of set-up should really know the value of it. That is unbelievable right there. I expected a stocker clicking on to this post, but not that!  Anyway even if the wife paid 2k for it and somehow hid the extra cost she is a pretty great wife indeed. Nice score on both accounts.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 7:57:08 AM EDT
Could be that she bought it from a guy named Guido, aka Tommy No Nose,  out of the back of a van with out of state plates in an alley in the bad part of town......may not be a legal sale.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 8:11:49 AM EDT
3rd post?

Link Posted: 7/22/2010 5:42:44 PM EDT
I swear that we did not spend a cent more than $1000.00 for the rifle. Like I said, it was a friend of her family and he just wanted to get rid of it because he said it was too heavy. If you dont believe me thats ok. Will get some pics of the wife with the rifle soon.
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