*Everything* painted, including the ways, the leadscrew, the
threading gears, the drill chuck on the spindle, even one side of the
half-nuts ball handle.
Looks as though the handle on the end of the leadscrew is bent,
too. (Photo from the back of the tailstock.)
And I wonder whether the spindle is bent -- that is a common
failing of this model -- the AA series lathes.
At least he didn't overpaint the threading chart. (But how many
gears would you need to get to make it complete?)
And it actually has two bids! Maybe collectors who plan to
restore it -- or use it as a donor for another machine which they
Certainly I would not pay that much for it -- even for a