can we please get off the subject of heat treatment? it always ends the same way. debating turns to bickering and people either get sick and stop reading the thread of bickering turns to insults and Admins lock it down.
nobody can deny that whether they are safe to fire or not, low numbered springfields have a tarnished reputation and their price appreciation suffers for it. OP wants a gun similar to what his relative used in WWII and I for one am simply trying to help him avoid spending high serial collectors price for a low serial receiver. I spent $700 on a low numbered rifle before i even knew about the whole low/high debacle and was a little miffed when I found out that low serials normally only sell for $550. I'm just looking out for OP here.
all guns lost in a tragic smelting accident.
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