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Does this M42 stand a chance?

Article about: Paint in rust pits is never a good sign. Post war IMHO.

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    Default Does this M42 stand a chance?

    Hi Guys

    Bought this one today. The Price was so good I couldn´t say no. Does the paint stand a chance to be authentic or is post war?
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    Your help is very much appreciated

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    Default Re: Does this M42 stand a chance?

    Hard to tell with glare and images this size but looks OK so far. Some late M42's seem to be light on in the paint department and rust bleeds can alter the paint appearance but I would give it a better than even chance with some close-ups cinching it!

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Hi Dan Must admit that I love the paint job even if it should out to be made post war
    I think the Pictures are a Little closer - otherwise I will take som new Photos, when it arrives at my home
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    Looking better, nice to see it out of the sunlight though
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Well I am already impressed as its a beautiful Hkp Shell! They are my favorite for shape and air vent style. I dont mind the paint from here also. One thing I do like to see is if the paint was applied with liner pin in, which this one looks like it has been. Close ups once you receive it will should answer the question but I would have taken the punt on this one if I had the chance

    Jason

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    Default Re: Does this M42 stand a chance?

    I'm having a hard time with this one. Some shots make it look like a pitted relic shell that's been painted over. Other shots give it a chance. I'd like to see some real close ups of the shell. The jury is still out on this one, for me anyway.

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    I would not consider buying it unless better pictures were provided

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    Default Re: Does this M42 stand a chance?

    Post-war

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    Looks to me like the shell was painted WITHOUT liner pins...which is of course a bad sign. Maybe you have better eyes than me, Jason.

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    To me it looks like the rust pitting has been painted over!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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