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You ever have a stupid impulse to put a bid on something? I just did earlier today and won. $170 for this rifle. Not sure why I did it, as I don't usually go for rifles with stocks like this.
its only money and you cannot take it with you.
 

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You bought what looks like a Dragoon Rifle to me. I cant really tell if the stock is modified but it looks varnished. I would pay that for a Dragoon. The only one I've seen, I bought and it was a Finn marked SA dragoon.
 

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Maybe use stripper to take off the varnish if you want to. Did they leave sanding marks on the sling slots? I saw one once that was sanded so bad that the stock rings rattled.
 

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Not sure how the stock really is. This was one of those internet auctions. It could be a sewer piped piece of garbage. Guess in a week or so, I will find out. Then I can decide whether to try to reclaim the stock or find another one. Heck, I am trying to reduce the number of SA marked Russians in my collection. I just need to stay off the computer.
 

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Because it's been Finned, that's why.:) The stock is of no consequence.

Gary
 

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I have a 1925 model of what I have determined from reading to be a hex Dragoon. I do not know where an "SA" mark would appear on the MN. Where in the attached photos is the "SA" mark found?
 

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I have a 1925 model of what I have determined from reading to be a hex Dragoon. I do not know where an "SA" mark would appear on the MN. Where in the attached photos is the "SA" mark found?
In this case it is rather high and right. The "D" stamp is in it's normal position.

Gary
 

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That stock would have made me go "EEK!" at first. But the rest of the rifle is MUCHO worth it! You did well my friend...

Gary
 

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You won't have any trouble getting what you paid out of it now, or more than that later. I know you're aware lots of guys have been unable to secure any Dragoon in any condition.
 

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Proof will be in the pudding. I put a bid on something that I have no idea really, what shape it is in. So I am a bit nervous. I just usually don't go for things I have to fix like that. I will keep my fingers crossed.
 

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a pine tar refinish would make the stock look ok. or strip off the poly and use 1/3 mix. either way, you didn't get hurt, as long as the bore's decent. dragoons just don't pop up every month.

y'all have a good day, Keith
 
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