January 21st, 2015, 11:28 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Frostbite Falls
Yes, it is a real "Devine" Rifle. It has been on Gunbroker off and on for several months. It used to get a bid or two when it started at a lower point. More recently the owner decided that he would just offer it at that price and call it good and it just sits there with no action.
He notes in his listing the stock is completely refinished and the markings are not as clear as they once were. An examination of his pictures shows that the barrel/receiver group has also been re-parked. You can tell that from an examination of the two line Devine marking on the barrel. The barrel markings were always added last to the barrel after finishing and are always in the white. If they are dark with no bare metal as this one's are they it's a re-park. He mentions how good the rifle shoots and even shows a 1" x 2" group he shot in a tight sling position with a shooting jacket at 25 yards with Australian ammo. That's hardly impressive, as most NM equipped Devines will shoot that good at the 100 yard line, in my experience. I own several Devines and pick them up when guns come along that are in nice condition for the price offered. This one doesn't interest me at all at present.