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    Default Dick Winters G/K43

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    Has anyone seen the G/K43 attributed to Dick Winters? I saw a couple of FB photos...looks to have a mount and scope...mount serial is 7616 (I believe) and has a Durfol hand guard.

    Just curious about it....

    Greg

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    I remember that being offered on gunbroker a few years back for stupid money, it wasnít very convincing to me at the time as far as being legit, like paperwork with incorrect spelling or incorrect unit description. Personally, I steer clear of celebrity items like that, 99% are dreams of disillusioned rubes. People can be convinced of anything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ls6man View Post
    Hi all

    Has anyone seen the G/K43 attributed to Dick Winters? I saw a couple of FB photos...looks to have a mount and scope...mount serial is 7616 (I believe) and has a Durfol hand guard.

    Just curious about it....

    Greg
    I saw it too. Nice looking G43. However, I'm curious about the stock. It looks sanded and varnished.

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    I think it was on gunbroker being sold out of Alaska a few months ago. I feel like there may have been some type of issue with it (sanded etc) or maybe the provenance wasn't solid? Can't remember.

    Saw it on Facebook today though.

    Yall beat me to it while I was writing!

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    http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=236875

    So at least as early as nov 2018 it was offered. Like Ty said provenance wasnít solid.


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    Seems pretty suspect to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls6man View Post
    Seems pretty suspect to me...
    Indeed, Iíve also heard of there being an FG42 attributed to him as well, donít know how legitimate that story is either.

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    I saw the link on Facebook to Gettysburg Museum or something like that over the weekend. Yes, I remember seeing it on Gunbroker a while back too and, as others have said, the provenance was rather shoddy which left it questionable.


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    I feel as though there are like 3 of these out there. I have had multiple people say that they are looking at a Winterís attributed K43. I would like to see the trail of provenance. Should be easy to confirm if it was his. I know he brought weapons back, so this could definitely be one. I would just like to see the paper trail.

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    with me if the "item" has no documented provenience, then its just a story.

    I have even seen , signed notary documents, anyone can get a notary to sign such a document

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