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Old April 1, 2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Here's on for one of you ex-Marines

During the early part of WWII the marines bought a bit over 300 Model 70 target rifles to test as future sniper rifles.

This is one of those: The CMP has it on their auction site.

http://cmpauction.thecmp.org/detail....46874-30GOVT06

It ain't gonna go cheap. It was just posted today, 11 bidders and already up to over a grand.

Glad I'm Army so I don't have to bid on it.
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Old April 1, 2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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Navy here, not really that interested.

sure it's got history and it was used as a sniper rifle(at least tested for such) in that configuration but all I can see in that picture for some reason is a beat to hell pre 64 winchester hunting rifle in a caliber I already own 3 guns in...

...and I hate redundancy
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Old April 1, 2013, 11:59 AM   #3
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Ooooooooooooooooh! And it's a clover leaf tang, to boot! Why'd you have to do that, Kraig? Don't I already have enough problems without getting kicked out of the house by my wife?

Well, I don't have to worry about accidentally owning that one. 13 bids and it's over $3K.
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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FYI...

No such thing as an "Ex-Marine".

Sorry, but somebody had to be the first to say it.

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Old April 1, 2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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yes there is, if you no longer get a paycheck from the gubment and no longer carry a military ID..you're an Ex-Marine...
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Old April 1, 2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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Man its jumped up to 3200... To rich for my pocket... Good luck.
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