KOREAN ARMY RIFLE. SN 18. Cal. 30. This is a Korean post WWII mfg. bolt action repeating rifle. It was received by Captn. Ed Wallington of the 82nd airborne. Information typed and taped to the rifle by Mr. Stern stated that only very few of these were made before plant was destroyed. Rifle in appearance seems to be a hybrid that somewhat resembles a combination of a 1917 Enfield, an 03-A3, and a Japanese Arisaka. The only marking on this rifle is the no. 18 on bolt and on inside of the floorplate. This rifle appears to use an 8 rnd end bloc mag from an M1 Garand. It has an M1 follower to feed ammo and a crudely but operational clip latch. It also has a very crudely made sling. This rifle has to be considered one of the rarer pieces that a military collector could hope to find in a lifetime. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Receiver has about 80% blue with some heavy machining marks present. Bbl has approx 65% thinning blue as does front bbl band and bayonet lug. Middle bbl band has around 20% blue. Trigger housing and floorplate assembly retain just over 50%. Buttstock and hand guards are in fairly good shape with numerous small nicks throughout. Mechanics are good, bore is bright and shiny. 4-34177 BK87 (3,500-7,000)
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