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    Default Bought a filthy Westinghouse Finn today...

    I bought this today at a LGS in the Fayetteville area. Its a Westinghouse M91 that is SA stamped and counter bored. The stock appears to be original Westinghouse with the marking barely visible. The bore has a few rough spots but is reasonable clean and bright. I paid $220 out the door so I'm pretty happy with it. The rifle is filthy with years of fire place grime on the metal and wood. The receiver as light peppering of fine pitting but the metal under the grime appears good. The front receiver bolt is missing and the hole is filled with grime, and if anyone has a spare I would gladly buy it from you.

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    Nice catch at a reasonable price. It should clean up nicely.

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    Awesome rifle, can't beat the price. I like the old barn find rifles. That early style mag housing the finns put on it is pretty cool. Congrats

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    Very nice, she deserves a good home.

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    Nice find. Seems that price is undercutting what people are asking for refurbed 91/30s I have seen at some gun shows! Nice character on the stock and patina on the metal. Some people may call it rust, but I like it. Adds to the overall character of the rifle. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron_Colonel View Post
    Some people may call it rust, but I like it. Adds to the overall character of the rifle. Congrats.
    I thought that was rust at first too. It's a layer of goo and grime on the metal. It cleans right off with Hoppes to a clean finish underneath.



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    The early magazine on it alone is worth picking that rifle up, nice find.

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    Great find!
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    It is fun to clean up a grimy one to see what you have. I have enjoyed it on 5 or 6 M91s.

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    Looks like is in a walnut stock to me.

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    Once fixed, do you plan on shooting it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TokyoJoe1945 View Post
    Once fixed, do you plan on shooting it ?
    I definitely will shoot it. I'm still scrubbing the bore. No rust but every patch is coming out black as tar


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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyBMW View Post
    I definitely will shoot it. I'm still scrubbing the bore. No rust but every patch is coming out black as tar


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    I try to save on patches and elbow grease by once making sure the bore is clear, I fire the piece into a large Doug Fir round in my back yard four or five times, then I take the bolt out and squirt some PB blaster down the tube, just to flush out the nasties, then brush and patch - Usually on a non pitted bore, it aids in the clean up fairly quick.

    Pahtu.

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    Nice catch and a great deal! Good advice on cleaning the bore noted already. On really stubborn bores I have used a foam ear plug to stop the barrel up, filled it with Hoppes or Kroil as the mood catches me, let it soak for a while, then drained and scrubbed it. Don't do that often but it seems to work well when I have.


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    Missing Handguard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iambusy3 View Post
    Missing Handguard?
    Yes, looks like it been missing for a very long time


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