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Old April 17th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Question #000238 help

Hey guys i need the help of someone alot more knowledgeable than me. I found a package deal of rifle, scope, 140 rounds of lake city match ammo, and some other small stuff. I bought it having never heard of a "devine" rifle. This one looks to be an older gun, the serial number on the receiver is 000238. It is a national match configuration, and has an ART 3-9 scope. On the underside of the barrel between the op rod and the gas block it says

RT I BX 210. DEVINE TX

Also on the barrel near the receiver are the following markings (spaces as they are stamped) P SAK 7719 362 7-65 325139. The stock is cut for a selector and does not appear to have been refinished. I don't know much about devine rifles and i am a newbie here. I do hope someone can help me out. I will be glad to post pics tomorrow night, but what do you experts need pics of? Is there anyway to estimate a value? Im not a grader at all but i think it is probably 85% or so. Tell me what else to look at or for and i will tell you what i can find.

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Old April 18th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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Thanks for the contribution of data. What are the markings on the bolt, please? Is the stock fiberglass, walnut or birch? The rifle has a Saco standard contour National Match barrel manufactured in July 1965.

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Old April 18th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #3
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Glad to give any and all info i can. The stock is walnut. The bolt has the following markings
7790186
TRW ZG

also the trigger group has these markings on the left side
7267030-HR-N

Tell me what else to tell you guys.

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Old April 19th, 2013, 06:13 AM   #5
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JJH in the barrel channel of the stock?

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Old April 19th, 2013, 06:37 AM   #6
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How much? Sounds like a real deal Devine. We need pictures!!


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Old April 19th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #7
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here are some pics. tellme what else to take pics of.

whole rifle.jpg

reciever.jpg

bolt.jpg

trigger 1.jpg

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Old April 19th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #8
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more pics.

RTI BX 2I0 DEVINE TX.jpg

charging handle.jpg

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Old April 19th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #9
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That is just beautiful.


One day...I, too, will join the Devine Club.

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Old April 30th, 2013, 09:54 AM   #10
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New part of the story. I found a number on here for Mr. Elmer Ballance. I thought o this is wrong or old something. I called the number and Mr. Ballance answered!! I was not expecting that at all. I studdered a bit but finally got out who i was, where i am from, and what i had. He confirmed that #238 was one of his rifles and that from what i told him about it it seemed right. He told me to take some pics and sed them to him, and tbat he would look over it and if it was correct he would write and send me a letter of authenticity.!!! All i could say was wow and thanks. So as of today the pics are on the way so maybe i will get some goood news soon.

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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #11
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Jburns your M1A looks just like mine. As i have one of these and my is # 000386 so i would say u have a real devine gun a real shooter they are.good luck

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Old May 17th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #12
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That's how Elmer and Melvin Smith did it. Good stuff! The '70's isn't THAT long ago! My how things in America have changed in such a short time.

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Hey guys i need the help of someone alot more knowledgeable than me. I found a package deal of rifle, scope, 140 rounds of lake city match ammo, and some other small stuff. I bought it having never heard of a "devine" rifle. This one looks to be an older gun, the serial number on the receiver is 000238. It is a national match configuration, and has an ART 3-9 scope. On the underside of the barrel between the op rod and the gas block it says

RT I BX 210. DEVINE TX

Also on the barrel near the receiver are the following markings (spaces as they are stamped) P SAK 7719 362 7-65 325139. The stock is cut for a selector and does not appear to have been refinished. I don't know much about devine rifles and i am a newbie here. I do hope someone can help me out. I will be glad to post pics tomorrow night, but what do you experts need pics of? Is there anyway to estimate a value? Im not a grader at all but i think it is probably 85% or so. Tell me what else to look at or for and i will tell you what i can find.

Standard Devines start at around $3000. This one is worth more depending on condition inside and out.

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Old August 14th, 2013, 12:38 PM   #14
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Would like to sell it now. I would appreciate some input on how/where to put it up for sale. Or if anyone wants it let me know. I don't exactly know what to ask for it though.

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Old August 14th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #15
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I bet you would like to sell it. Your words tell us someone is due to make a substantial profit.

Against ROE to give value estimation. You'll just have to do your research and come up with a price you're comfortable with.

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