Brian Alpert

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

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  1. 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
  2. Another https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/764785009
  3. So did the buyer. It was the real deal
  4. Very nice original JSAR on Gunbrxoker (mine!) This is the real deal. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/762698923 So far undiscovered.
  5. 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>
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. https://www.ebay.com/itm/M1941-Johnson-model-1941-rifle-magazine-door-spring-RARE/183152988755?hash=item2aa4c4d253:g:HZUAAOSwaVRavUu7 There have been several inquiries of late
  10. JSARs were thought to be Parkerized and that is the way they are usually refinished. Actually, according to factory specifications, they were "blackened" by applying Du-Lite, a form of blueing on a sand or bead blasted surface. Joseph Scott had an original tested by a metallurgist who confirmed that they were actually blued. The bead blasted blue surface often takes on a greenish tinge (like Parkerizing) from the grease imbedded in and on the surface. -Type 2 and 3 rear sights were often painted to cover brazing joints.
  11. You have an early one which most likely made it to the Dutch East Indies. The data listed for JSAR #0370 is: Received from Cranston Arms unlisted stock unlisted Bbl #804E Hammer block #0308 Hammer #0628 Bolt #305 Locking cam #432 Firing pin #708 Extractor #772 Magazine #1289 Transferred to NPC 9/29/41
  12. Here is the data on JSAR #0400 Received from Cranston Arms Not listed Stock #not listed Bbl #848E Hammer block #0365 Hammer #0619 Bolt #1131 Locking cam #220 Firing pin #847 Extractor #805 Magazine #0663 Transferred to NPC 10/1/41 This rifle likely made it to the Dutch East Indies before the Japanese
  13. Here is the data on JSAR #3706 Transferred from Cranston Arms 1/7/42 Stock #2 Bbl #8765E Hammer block #5754 Hammer #7686 Bolt #5349 Locking cam #4186 Firing pin #6070 Extractor #2913 Magazine #1053 Transferred to NPC 1/13/42
  14. Here is the data on JSAR #7790 Received from Cranston Arms 3/4/42 Stock #2 Bbl #7768E Hammer Block #8665 Hammer #9496 Bolt #7069 Locking cam #6338 Firing pin #9513 Extractor #8419 Magazine #4733 Transferred to NPC on 3/5/42
  15. Here is the data on JSAR #0939: Received from Cranston Arms not listed Stock not listed Bbl #1104C Hammer block #738 Hammer #0648 Bolt #949 Locking cam #736 Firing pin #5363 Extractor #1291 Magazine #0937 Transferred to NPC 10/15/41 This one may have actually made it to Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) which did not fall to the Japanese until December 1941