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Old January 20th, 2015, 02:34 PM   #1
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Is this a real Devine rifle

What are your thoughts on this rifle posted on GB #464303651. No dog in this fight but looks nice. Thanks

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Old January 20th, 2015, 05:16 PM   #2
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Everything appears correct and normal to me.

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Old January 21st, 2015, 11:28 AM   #3
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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.

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Old January 21st, 2015, 02:51 PM   #4
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I'm sure it's a nice rifle but I did notice how brand new all the parts are. That's why I asked . Thanks for teaching me something today..

This is not a harmful post just looking for my first Devine. Thanks

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Old February 4th, 2015, 08:40 PM   #5
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If you read the description closely, it mentions that the stock is totally refinished. The parkerized parts look good and shiney because they have most likely been refinished too. The barrel and receiver has definitely been refinished. The tip off is that the barrels are all marked after final finish and always show the silver metal in the bottom of each letter. that is true for one line and two line markings. I have both in my collection. On this particular rifle the markings have been totally finished after they were applied...making it a "no brainer" to know it's been reparked.

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