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A friend picked this up as part of a much larger collection of US military long guns. The original owner is deceased and his spouse knew next to nothing about the collection. It looks a bit like a Breda conversion that would eventually become the BM59 series, but I really don't know. No help in my edition of Canfield. If any of you recognize it please chime in.

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....gun smith addition....?

Just a wild guess...but looks like a gun smith modification to the gas system....and looks to be an adjustable type mod. The 900K serial number would be well after the original gas-trap model was changed to the currently used system.
 

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Looks like an M14 two position gas get up, only machined instead of forged. Shortened op-rod? Either it's bubba'd or the only example of a gazillion dollar proto. Not sure on the SN but its close to mine, late '42. .308 ?
 

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I'd tend to agree on the "bubba" job. Pretty well done tho - interesting scope mount and shortened front end. Looks pretty good actually.....
 

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I'd post this to the GCA magazine -- would probably get a write-up with pictures. Whether it'd be a two-page write-up or two paragraph one remains to be seen, but I'd bet they'd print it!

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