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Surely no one is silly enough to pay that much money for that.

1923 dated actions are rarer for sure, but would even a matching example (I have only seen two) sell for that much?

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I see in the latest amnesty handin/destruction pics some SMLEs .........so Id assume the regular markup of the average Ozzie gunshop would make them around $2000.....assuming the dealer forewent his $30 to cut it up.
 

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Description says it great condition but red band (if original butt stock to rifle), may indicate otherwise. Yellow nose indicates marginal condition for shooting. Interesting twist of features, I wonder how many just like it came here to USA, bought and owners removed yellow nose paint and any color bands on wood...replaced or refinished wood and those rifles are floating around with perhaps risk to shoot or maybe not.

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Surely no one is silly enough to pay that much money for that.

1923 dated actions are rarer for sure, but would even a matching example (I have only seen two) sell for that much?

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It is matching…..just not from 1923. I find it interesting that the nosecap remained matching after a 1947 rebuild. So many are blank.
 

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Anthony, the nosecap has either been replaced or had the ears cut as per instructions. So if cut, then orginal with serial number, if replaced why serial numbered when as you said this practice was discontinued.
 

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Anthony, the nosecap has either been replaced or had the ears cut as per instructions. So if cut, then orginal with serial number, if replaced why serial numbered when as you said this practice was discontinued.
Correct, you see a lot of late 40’s rebuilds with cut ears and no serial number. I’d ask the question of the seller, but I’ve had little luck with him replying of late…
 
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