so, how did I do? Total cost was $385. Bore and barrel are a little dirty but look good. SNs on wrist, bolt and fore end match. The magazine is numbered so it is obviously a replacement. Almost all parts are marked with an M47 - mostly C and the fore end with an A - or an M. The bolt release looks to be marked with an S. The Rear sight is marked with a B.
I took a bunch of pictures. Hope I don't kill the sever!!!
I also found that some parts have been marked with the initials MJD and the inner channel of the fore end is marked with the name Merl Joe Drudge. Finally, noticed that the right inside edge of the trigger guard looks to be marked with a number that looks like 530-82117. Any ideas on that?
Here it is!