I kind of dislike the term "As New" when we're referring to items that are over 50 years old, but here goes-
As New (Fred's "As New") - looks like a newly issued stock, with added handling marks. These were most likely off of newly manufactured rifles that were either shipped directly to storage or issued briefly before they were called in and eventually shipped to the de-mil arsenal. They went through the de-mil process, were tossed into shipping containers and eventually sold to Fred's, stored for 20 more years, changed warehouses, then were shipped to TreelineM14. In other words, they may have been perfect in 1963, but they picked up some mileage in the meantime. Probably will have a couple of light dings and always some rubs in the finish. Metal is excellent, nearly perfect. Clean them up with mineral spirits, steam any of the small dings or scratches, and think about a coat of tung oil to renew the dried out finish. They should look pretty much new when you're done. They come with an Excellent Plus (looks new) original finish buttplate.
Straight grain (not fancy).
There's a variation here where there's a ding or scratch that I think will be difficult to impossible to take out - it's listed as an option for a reduction in price.
- Cannot ship to: Canada