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"Rifle is from an old collection". That just means that the markings are old too... doesn't mean they weren't added by the vet's brother-in-law in 1955 when they "spiffed up" the rifle as a favor after the vet let it get rusty in the garage. No provenance, ALWAYS buy the gun. Bullet marks and shrapnel have a forensic aspect that you can ID. Burns? Could have been a house fire as likely as a bunker... unless there is the outline of a hand or something. This one under discussion is a shiny, graffiti covered eyesore with zippo interest to me. That's good news for lots of folks because it means less competition to buy... but guess what? It also means a LOT of folks also won't be interested in chasing it later on if you have to sell it.