alright. you did a fantastic job. easily a $700+ rifle and you did it for only $150, you must have one loyal friend to let it go for that price.
1. a 402xxxx serial number dates right to 9-43 and your remington barrel is from the same month, it is pretty uncommon(but not rare by any stretch of the imagination) to find receiver and barrel that match exactly month for month manufacture.
2. everything is intact all the way down to the front sight hood. I have never seen one with the hood still on it so that's a pretty good find.
3. it is in beautiful condition with barely a scratch on it.
very nice rifle to say the least. I am jealous.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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