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" Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Les Fusils Militaires Français, Chassepot, Gras, Lebel, Berthier et MAS 36
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" Cleaned Up" Berthiers

#1 Post by butcharoot » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:52 am

It seems like rifles that were at one time considered less collectable are being "cleaned up" with stock sanding and touched up bluing with an increased price tag by local gun show dealers and private individuals. It could also be that a lot of sporterized versions are coming out of the woodwork. I have gotten into Berthier rifles lately and learned a lesson about the "clean up' process. Especially mail order guns, as pictures just don't show enough of the details to spot it. Enough ranting, Butch

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Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

#2 Post by retread12345678 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:22 pm

NO EXPERT. This is what all the old time dealers like Bannerman. and Stokes Kirk. used to do, and those pieces are still floating around ! There are anonymous individuals
always looking to catch a fish.

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