After consultation with a walking encyclopedia on Firearms, (he had a run in with DMV today, I feel his pain), this storied rifle will be restored to original fighting trim as much as possible (De Bubbaing).
First, get the scope mount off.
Lets see what is underneath!
A "K" mark above the serial # on the right side survived. Off tomorrow to get this all welded shut!
Oh, the Brickberry is back. My life is more noisy again!