Brian Alpert

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    Louisville, Kentucky
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    Winchesters, Colts, Merwin Hulberts, U.S. Martial Arms through WWII

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  1. Obviously. Yours is nicer, particularly the sight base.....and we know it works! The same builder did the 303 Dror and the 41 LMG with the wrong bipod the same seller recently sold on GB. Not quite sure why he welded in the pin which retains the bolt catch support on all 3.
  2. According to Joseph Scott and John Darling before him, the difficult part was not shaping replacements to external and internal dimensions so everything fit. It was properly drilling the stock for the recoil tube. It took a particular "jig" which John Darling had developed and made and Joseph Scott later acquired. They both made "drop in" replacements which really worked. Over the years I have had so called drop in replacements from other makers in which the recoil type assembly could not be properly placed without practically destroying the the hole. Tanker's post about recountouring Winfield sporter stocks is most timely. This is not particularly difficult if you have some woodworking skills and time. The hard part here is redoing the stock key holes which are covered with a wood plug on one side. The Winfield key is often solid and glued in
  3. You guys bring back old memories of my growing up in Lake Placid and later Tarrytown, NY. All the old Vets, WWI and II and a few Spanish American war proudly marching in their old uniforms. I remember that I thought of the day when I might be a Vet and march in my old uniform (which I still have). Different times, different places. It was easy to be a patriot. We were Americans, always in the right, with God on our side with a government which never lied. The military was an honored profession on a par with medicine, law and the clergy. Then came 1968 and all that followed, including an end to the draft as well as military prestige. My time was 70-72. I remember too well being told not to travel in uniform to avoid incidents. The military is now fashionable again, or al least everyone says "thanks for your service" often meaning better you than me. At any rate, I am afraid that the hard core patriotism of those who served and our generation is diminishing. I have been an educator for 45 years and I have not seen much of it in the educated, even here in the South where it is still fashionable.
  4. He has buyers who are more interested in quality from a reputable dealer than price. To a few, the money is not as important as the prospect of not being cheated with a fake. This is especially prevalent in the art world.
  5. I have a few as new complete JSAR operating handles FS: $205 delivered. Numrich and SARCO have none. brian.alpert@louisville.edu
  6. Butchered original stock, missing tube, spring, follower, probably tube cap and buffer assembly, buttplate, replacement bbl without bayonet lug, receiver drilled and tapped partially covered with rear sight from what I can see
  7. One only has to change the bbl to 30/06, 270, 308, 8mmMauser, 35 Whelan, etc (all but 30/06 being Winfield or other custom gunsmith variations). The crested JSARs are all fakes....at least the crests were added later by entrepreneurs. The most famous (or infamous) were the "W" crested Queens Guard carbines. I also have a LMG Look-a-like with a Mexican crest. There were also reported to be French crests although I have never seen one. There is nothing particularly unique about the Chilean JSARs except the 7mm caliber, the bayonet sheath and the Dutch pattern sling. Some have muzzle covers added later. I pulled the rifle and bayonet from the auction for lack of interest. I did not want to take the chance of someone grabbing it for $2500. This is a practically mint investment grade JSAR with mint bayonet and Dutch pattern sling. It is worth in excess of $6500. The one I sold 2 weeks ago for $5900 + was not quite as nice and I thought the market was ripe with the one going for $7700 a month ago. I may put it up later, without the history and with a 30/06 bbl instead.
  8. I guess someone was impressed with what the last one went for. https://www.ebay.com/itm/M1941-Johnson-model-1941-rifle-magazine-door-spring-RARE/123085951791?hash=item1ca87e932f:g:HZUAAOSwaVRavUu7
  9. Another https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/764785009
  10. So did the buyer. It was the real deal
  11. Very nice original JSAR on Gunbrxoker (mine!) This is the real deal. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/762698923 So far undiscovered.
  12. Doubt the typo error. #s were hand written, not typed, Magazine may have been dented and rendered unusable and thus replaced. JSARs which presumably saw action in the Indies usually have poor bores as the ammo used was corrosive and the jungle made cleaning and maintenance difficult. Replacement bbls are hard to come by. Decent originals in 30/06 often go for over $1000, 7mm for $750 (although a 7mm just went for $1350 on Ebay) Aftermarket replacements are occasionally available. I may have a few. Email me for what I have. <brian.alpert.Louisville.edu>
  13. The seller is a well known US martial arms dealer.....quality stuff at top dollar. A few years ago, a big time collector in Indiana committed suicide and his arsenal was auctioned off to FFL holders only. C&Rs were not accepted. Among the items were 10 or 12 JSARs which went for $7-8 thousand each. We were all amazed that dealers would pay so much and apparently 1 dealer, this seller, got most of them. I know him fairly well. He usually deals with lists to exclusive buyers.
  14. A very nice "investment grade" JSAR just sold on GB for over $9000. I guess quality still has a price. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/756922473
  15. Your JSAR #2527 is not listed in the log. The serial #is listed but everything else is blank. The 2500 series has 3 serial #s with no parts or disposition listing. The 2400 series has 7. The 1st 100 had more missing than listed. Not sure what this means....stolen, defective, pulled for testing, etc. I have a loose receiver #1234, also not listed, in mint condition which seems to be OK. Maybe someone can shed some light on this subject. #2526 was received from Cranston Arms on 12/3/41 and transferred to NPC on 12/4/41 while #2528 was received 12/11/41 and transferred 12/12/41. I guess everyone was in shock for a few days after Pearl Harbor so nothing was received or transferred. With regard to the "extractor screw", I am not sure what you mean. The extractor is held onto the bolt by the operating cocking) handle. No screws are involved. If you mean the ejector, that is held in the slot in the receiver with a fat grooved pin, not a screw.