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#1 chils123

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:52 AM

I was able to pick this up from a local vet who approached me at the last show I was set up displaying at back in January. He served with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, which was on their way to Beirut when they were diverted to Grenada. He told me the paperwork wasn't done until the unit returned in Spring 1984. The few Grenada papers I have seen are dated May 1984, though this one is not dated. Correct style to others I have seen, and even the same officer signing off on this one as a few others I've saved.|

I'll be meeting back up with the vet to audio record his experiences while in the Marines.
 
The rifle itself is in nice shape, with a mismatched stock. Still has grease in the action and the vet said he had never shot it. He also gave me a pouch with magazines, though I have no idea what the country of origin is on the pouch itself.
 
Really glad I was given the chance to purchase this!

 

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#2 nkomo

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:12 PM

  Thanks for posting this amazing piece!  I just checked the capture papers on my captured Czech VZ 52 and the paperwork is virtually identical.  

 

  Is your rifle the 7.62 x 45 or the 7.62 x 39?


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#3 sundance

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:56 PM

Another nice score.



#4 thunderbolts45

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 01:34 PM

Beautiful rifle with cool history. Congrats



#5 Rylan

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 02:40 PM

Congrats on your rifle, these are very cool. Especially because they have a Garand type trigger group!



#6 Brian Keith

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:19 PM

Top shelf item! Thanks for posting it.

BKW



#7 BagmanL6

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:20 PM

Great item.  Congratulations.  I crossed paths with the Authenticating Officer during my career.  He was a Lieutenant Colonel when I interacted with him. Good man.




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