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    The marking is the steelmaker and the barrel...

    The marking is the steelmaker and the barrel maker is probably FN, SS contracts have to be dated by characteristics, 1943 receivers can be 1944 assemblies, and SS contracts often have unusual...
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    Craig, I will try and copy the thread here,...

    Craig, I will try and copy the thread here, though I have to do it on my main pc, give me a few hours. As I recall it was very involved and took some time too figure out. people like this are the...
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    I can't log in on this computer, but the thread...

    I can't log in on this computer, but the thread is long and there was some commentary from Frank, luckily he was caught on a couple of rifles for other issues. I will check it tomorrow and try and...
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    It's worth more than a couple hundred, the bolt...

    It's worth more than a couple hundred, the bolt could be sold for that.. the problem is to get a good price you would have to find the right buyer. Not easy, the rifle as a project would appeal to a...
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    I think it was a Frank in California behind the...

    I think it was a Frank in California behind the BSW outed on Dave's forum several years ago. It too was very good work and difficult to lockdown. I think another rifle of his was discussed there...
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    This is true, seeking a loose Amberg 98a stock...

    This is true, seeking a loose Amberg 98a stock will probably take decades and cost as much or more than what you have, - I have found in the past that best way to approach acquiring rare parts is to...
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    Amberg Kar.98a with factory matching bolts are...

    Amberg Kar.98a with factory matching bolts are very rare, only a couple known, I owned a 1909 with a matching bolt, but it was a salvaged Erfurt bolt numbered to the rifle (interwar period legit, but...
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    Sticky: Lower case L and the waffenamt is e/1, when no...

    Lower case L and the waffenamt is e/1, when no waffenamt is present it is a lower case L (l) which often looks like a "1"

    Astrawerke was a small operation (some sort of calculation machine?) saved...
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    Amberg made the Kar.98a 1909, 1910 and 1911; 1909...

    Amberg made the Kar.98a 1909, 1910 and 1911; 1909 & 1910 are the highest production years, which was small compared to Danzing and Erfurt production. 1911 is scarcer but not by a huge number...
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    I am glad my database and trends sheets have...

    I am glad my database and trends sheets have saved collectors from being robbed... some are really good frauds that would have cost significant sums. The BSW on Dave's forum was probably one of the...
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    Should be 47 pictures here from September 21,...

    Should be 47 pictures here from September 21, 2019, the other two recordings were on this forum and should be able to link easily. October 7th, 2019 I saved the pictures so the post should fall...
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    September 21, 2019 round five

    September 21, 2019 round five
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    September 21, 2019 round four

    September 21, 2019 round four
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    September 21, 2019 round three

    September 21, 2019 round three
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    September 21, 2019 round II

    September 21, 2019 round II
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    September 21, 2019 Round I

    September 21, 2019 Round I
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    Last of March 27, 2012

    Last of March 27, 2012
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    March 27, 2012 Round III

    March 27, 2012 Round III
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    March 27, 2012 round II

    March 27, 2012 round II
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    The seller asked to see the other pictures, I...

    The seller asked to see the other pictures, I will post 2012 now, and maybe September 2019 also.

    March 27, 2012 saved (source post or venue may be older)
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    Not meticulous as the auction details and 2012...

    Not meticulous as the auction details and 2012 source is a mystery, but I don't save rifle data for humper busting, rather for trends and reference. I should have caught this on September 21, 2019...
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    It appears that the recent auction (September...

    It appears that the recent auction (September 2019 on Gun Broker) this rifle was in its current state, later in October 2019 it appeared on this forum (same condition), so the alterations were made...
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    Something is strange here, I didn't have time to...

    Something is strange here, I didn't have time to do a critical comparison, but I am away from my desktops and it has the trends and database on it. As soon as I can I will post all the auction...
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    Something odd in the comparisons of the stock,...

    Something odd in the comparisons of the stock, later I will add more pictures and see if this is the same stock or rifle. By maker-date-serial it seems the same, but the stock has different groups of...
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    It seems to be a rifle sold in 2012, - these are...

    It seems to be a rifle sold in 2012, - these are far better pictures, but between 2012 and 2019 it had some work done on the stock to bring out the markings.

    Here are a few for comparison. About...
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