Author Topic: 2 Short Rails on GB, one penny start and no reserve!  (Read 353 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline bobofthedesert

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 31
2 Short Rails on GB, one penny start and no reserve!
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:31:52 AM »
RIP Kevin O'Brien, USASF.

"Short-Rails Rule"

Offline Blackwatch

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 308
Re: 2 Short Rails on GB, one penny start and no reserve!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 09:31:45 PM »
Very nice pieces! I get back from vacation before the auctions end...hopefully with some funds to participate  :)

Offline bobofthedesert

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 31
Re: 2 Short Rails on GB, one penny start and no reserve!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 09:57:41 PM »
24 watchers and 34 watchers, respectively.......
RIP Kevin O'Brien, USASF.

"Short-Rails Rule"

Offline Joe Allen

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 253
Re: 2 Short Rails on GB, one penny start and no reserve!
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 01:10:57 PM »
What wood grips are those on the first one?

Offline bobofthedesert

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 31
Re: 2 Short Rails on GB, one penny start and no reserve!
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 02:18:28 PM »
This is one of the two basic styles of wood grip you'll see on a Short Rail, the other is the severely palm swelled plain wood (smooth finish) style. Both are original factory and are often seen on Short Rails that were sold on the civilian market in Europe and elsewhere.

I would say half of the Short Rail's sold on the civilian market did not come with what we Americans usually think of as the standard/correct plastic grips on them. Remember that for the whole of the period up to 1989 where the only Short Rail's in America were GI bring back's purchased at the one of the USAREUR Rod & Gun Club locations, these guns were sold on the worldwide civilian market. It was only us couldn't have nice things.....and a lot of them were not supplied with those black plastic waffle grips. Not to worry though, if that's the look you want, locate a pair of the plastic grips (they're not that hard to find and someone was even making repro's a number of years ago) and swap them out.
RIP Kevin O'Brien, USASF.

"Short-Rails Rule"

 

anything