Re: Rifle on Springfield Action
That is the original military barrel, and it looks like the "sporterizing" job was not completed since the receiver is still in the Parkerized finish. But the conversion is too far along to try to restore the rifle to its military condition, so the best bet may be to either repair the stock (if possible) or replace the stock with another sporting style stock. Worth $600? Pretty marginal, it seems to me. If you want a sporterized Springfield, as a hunting rifle, and don't mind spending another few hundred on a good stock, go for it. If you want to "restore" the gun, it is not practical.