It looks legit to me, and while I've seen/observed a lot....you'd want to check in with @AGG because he's got WAY more
Same here. That one on GB keeps getting relisted… I remember it being listed at 23k and didn’t sell. I saw at 17 reserve not met. I think it’s at 15k now, reserve not met.That looks nice, ive seen them go for a lot in the last few years
Thanks… awesome info! Greatly appreciated!!!That don't look right around the front push pin hole. Also by the looks of it the grip frame is numbered inconsistent from the first march import of 3/62 to the gun but look too have the correct trigger guard. Also its looks like someone ground flat the stop most likely to put a fa pack in it it some point in its life which is also evidenced bt the full circle witness markings on the grip frame.
The cocking handle looks right for a 62 gun and hg with bipod is an early and rare piece by itself for sure but I think the 62 guns only came in with wood hg.
It also seems to have a wide array of date codes from the whole year of 62 which could be legit for a November 62 gun but I thought there were only about 200 total imported in 62 so that would be a bit odd in my opinion but who knows the actual count for sure. Also I cant tell from the pics if the flash hider is correct either.
All in all looks to be decent copy if indeed it is a fake. If legit its had some repairs and a lot of use.
Now that’s what I was looking for!!!! Thanks brother!!!!Observations:
1. Highest G3 (11/62) that I have seen (previously, 2232)
2. All matching parts (last 3 digits of the serial number on the: 1) bolt carrier on bottom, 2) bolt head on bottom, 3) locking piece on bottom, 4) lower on left above pistol grip, 5) stock assembly on left on metal between stock pin holes), except for the trigger pack housing (as @flybynt noted, would be for a 3/62)
- cannot tell, but there should be the last 3 digits on the left ejector lever
3. Correct dating range for the bolt carrier and bolt head
- need a clearer picture of the "crown" proof mark on the bolt head--- similar, but not exact, to Spanish (Eibar Proof House)
- flapper magazine release; push pin, swing down lower
- all metal open hole charging handle with hole in arm (v. HK41 65/66- plastic charging handle (oblong indention) with hole in arm)
- non-tapered cocking tube
- flash hider (7/62 and 11/62- smooth milled out area below flash openings v. 3/62 2 raised circular areas below flash openings)
- aluminum dust cap/knurled edges with flat face
- “SE” lower
- flat rear mounting in front of rear sight for scope mount
- magnesium phosphate finish
- grenade launcher rings on barrel
5. Possible "work" at the push pin area and bottom left bipod leg
- the metal forend/bipod is rare (different from the MARS CETME)
I noticed that too, as well as the patchy repairs on the receiver by the magwell. The price is not bad for an abused Santa Fe…. But that is not the trigger pack that’s serialized to the gun. Maybe it was a machine gun that was converted so the lower pack is still with owner?@AGG Thanks big tony for the validation. I went back and added most of that same info after I posted about the crown proof (thanks for info on that item) in my original posts last night as this gun bothers me a bit. So I went back this am and looked at it again and saw a a couple things regarding some of the markings.
@Guyanaman1963 I noticed that the style for the #s in on the stock and reciever differ from the ones on the lp, bolt, and carrier. They also dont look stamped to me.
^^^^^^^^^^ I noticed that those numbers don't match and also wondered the history on that matter.I noticed that too, as well as the patchy repairs on the receiver by the magwell. The price is not bad for an abused Santa Fe…. But that is not the trigger pack that’s serialized to the gun. Maybe it was a machine gun that was converted so the lower pack is still with owner?
I told my friend he should be very careful when making his decision.
Thank you everyone for all the info.
Not a scam, the rifle was priced at $10k.^^^^^^^^^^ I noticed that those numbers don't match and also wondered the history on that matter.
Just out of curiosity what was/is the asking price? You know the saying...."if its to good to be true....."
And yes, he should obtain as many answers as possible before jumping in. Scammers are a dime a dozen.