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    Possibly interested in this rifle. Numbers seem to match aside from rear sight leaf and slider. No idea if the stock and hand guard are DOT stamped or matching. Bands and floorplate/tg are matching, which leads to believe that they are. Thanks for any advice!

    EDIT: Rifle is sold. No more need for advice
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    It was a pretty nice rifle. Stock and hand guard were dot marked, but had been lightly cleaned. Not a major loss if you didn’t get it.

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    When people say lightly cleaned, do they mean wiped down with a cloth and so or chemically cleaned?

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    What's up with the bayonet lug? Clamped in vice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltong29 View Post
    When people say lightly cleaned, do they mean wiped down with a cloth and so or chemically cleaned?
    Won't pretend to know what is meant by lightly cleaned either, but here there is a distinct difference between the bluing near the screws on the trigger guard and then two different shades on trigger guard and then floorplate. Looks like a chemical or brush was used, but definitely seems to be more than a rag. A simple wipe down with a dry rage would not in my opinion cause this level of difference in these finishes.

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    Here are the photos that led me to think cleaned. See the darkness in the letters and the softness to the edges? The hand guard “dot” (circled) is nearly illegible. Not sure what kind of cleaning causes this. Light steel wool?
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    Looking at the bolt handle cutout the edges look pretty crisp. Seems to be quite correct. Any idea what it sold for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanLM View Post
    Here are the photos that led me to think cleaned. See the darkness in the letters and the softness to the edges? The hand guard “dot” (circled) is nearly illegible. Not sure what kind of cleaning causes this. Light steel wool?
    great tutorial Nate. These are the little things that will jump out at you once you know what to look for.. The difference between an experienced eye and rookie eye.

    Studying photos here in the pick sticky threads alone will help train your eye to what's right and what's wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavy_mech View Post
    Looking at the bolt handle cutout the edges look pretty crisp. Seems to be quite correct. Any idea what it sold for?
    $1400 was the last number he gave me.

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    The BiN was $825

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