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Worth restoring?

My first SMLE was a bubba'd 1906 BSA MkI. Many years later now, I'm finally restoring it.

$75 is a good price. You could fit a MkIII barrel on it and eventually rebuild it to spec. The MkI (*, **,***) was only in production for a few years; it's a nice model that is worth restoring. I'd buy the Fajen wood from you if it's in decent shape.

Does the bolthead still have the charger guide on it? That alone makes the $75 a bargain.

Personally, if a finish is in bad shape I thnk reblueing is a valid part of restoration. But if your original finish is good, that's great. "Unblemeshed" is indeed best.
 
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