Re: Need help to ID and value an older rifle
Value will depend on whether the chrysanthemum is ground off or present--sounds like yours is missing, whether or not it has the original finish, condition of bore, and if it has been "duffle cut" or not. To fit inside a duffle bag, returning GIs would remove the barrel and action from the stock and cut the stock into two pieces. The cut was made by removing the barrel band and cutting it at that point so when reassembled, the cut wouldn't show. I'd value yours at $150-$200. The 2-piece stock mentioned in Jim K's message refers to the bottom half of the buttstock--yours clearly shows it is 2-piece construction. Some guns show an obvious crack from shrinkage.