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M38 With Refinished Stock
Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. I have a 1943 M38 with all matchings numbers. It's in very good condition. I bought it from a dealer about 13 years ago, the stock is beech and has been refinished. The corners are rounded and there is what appears to be a lacquer finish. The hand guard fits loosely in the bands. The dealer said that was how it came in his shipment. I suspect this makes it less valuable of a collector? I have been entertaining the idea of installing a diopter sight but have been hesitant because I didn't want to lesson the value anymore. At his point I'd really like to have a "shooter" and am considering gettting an Elit sight for it. What would installing a diopter sight do to the value if anything? Before I go ahead I'm hoping to get some other opinions. Thank you.