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I know all collectors have different preferences on what they keep in their collections. But what would you consider more collectable? If not the obvious all numbers matching with intact Mum. Would you rather have a complete numbers matching with a ground Mum? Or a mis-match bolt with a intact Mum?

Sorry if this is a re-tread question I'm new here.

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I try to find both matching and mummed unless it is a rarer variant, than I would choose all matching/ground vs mummed/mismatch bolt.
 

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Ground mums never bothered me. This was true in 1974 when I purchased my first Japanese rifle (a Type 38 for $15 at a garage sale with my mother), and it's true today.

I have always passed on mismatched rifles and examples with condition problems.
 

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Mismatched can be part of the history as well. In many cases, bolts were removed on boarding a ship, and put in a barrel. Then, random bolts were pulled when going ashore. Just as much a part of the post war history as a ground mum. I don't collect either one.
 
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