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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob in OHIO View Post
    Here's a pristine one that has been out in the ether for at least a decade.... and no recent discussion ... but now may be a good time...

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    Why do those rifles look identical, like they were made by the same factory at the same time? I suspect they were pimped and wanked by the same person, a fellow out of California who did many G.43s like this in the early 1990s. The bluing work and stock wanking looked the same on everything he "restored". I suspect he may now be deceased. I never saw that he ground and repopped numbers. What he did was take an honest 80% rifle and whizz and shine and refinish, pimp, and wank, until it was a blinding 99.9% metal with a blinding "blonde" stock and shimmering buttplate and takedown disks. Back in the day there were guys that loved those "blonde" stocks and "99%" finish.

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    That’s the Ed McCauley stock and metal restoration enhancement Bob. Popular during the 80’s - in fact this was the 1980’s pinnacle of collecting, if you could duplicate this look in your tub you had arrived.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    That’s the Ed McCauley stock and metal restoration enhancement Bob. Popular during the 80’s - in fact this was the 1980’s pinnacle of collecting, if you could duplicate this look in your tub you had arrived.

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    I was trying to be sensitive to the probably deceased. But yes, that's the restorer and the work and the genre, into the early 90s. Everything looks alike. You could lay different makers, years, G.43s, K.43s, whatever, all in a row and it looked like they were all made by the same factory at the same time, shined up and stored in a vacuum container time capsule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    That’s the Ed McCauley stock and metal restoration enhancement Bob. Popular during the 80’s - in fact this was the 1980’s pinnacle of collecting, if you could duplicate this look in your tub you had arrived.
    I'd heard of this but never knew the who. I was just a 'kid' and not yet a collector of anything at the time. Too busy on AD and living in barracks for any real collecting anyway. Reminds me of the 'work' Miltech can do for you.

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    Apparently this one is EVEN MORE bleached out?
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    And this is the part that kills me... got Gran Pappy's old war bringback?? Trade that junk in on a Miltech!!

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    I'd pass, no white fill stamps.
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    (Shudder.) It's like these things are coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden.
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    Since the background reminded me of something I was able to find it - a commission sale from a dealer. Asking price is 1800 GBP, so 2221 USD or 2021 Euro. From first glance it appears to be an original Single Rune contract rifle. Yes, it had been pimped that lowers the value, but an all matching untouched Single Rune rifle would bring more than the asking price. So well, it might be a hole filler until you get a better one.

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    Absolute, yep.

    The Macauley work I always saw and was familiar with (and there were a number of pieces) did not involve number humping, that I saw. It was just took the pimping and wanking up to the Mardi Gras K98k level with all the blinding shine on unblued parts and brilliant 99.9% MINT! metal and wood. The concept is the same as a fishing lure, to provoke people who like shiny to jump at it. Deep down many of us are programmed from infancy and by work and commercials to want shiny. Monkeys love shiny. The Indians loved shiny more than Manhattan. Intellect suppresses the automatic jump at shiny programming. Ed Macauley pimped and wanked Nazi firearms to appeal to those who must jump and throw money at shiny.
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