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    Really nice rig! I also wouldn't sweat the 2nd...

    Really nice rig! I also wouldn't sweat the 2nd mag being 1 number off. I agree with Ham in that it probably happened at the factory. I got my first P38 from a member here. It's a z block...
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    'Fakes' is an interesting word. While we have...

    'Fakes' is an interesting word. While we have seen and outed items intentionally altered to deceive, other items are really not. At least not at that level. Sometimes they're misrepresented simply...
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    Nice rifle but at $1400 not a high end collector...

    Nice rifle but at $1400 not a high end collector rifle. I'm not dissing your new piece just putting some perspective on the conversation. My $.02 will match some/many others. I lean with Dave and...
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    It looked low and wide to me too. 216031

    It looked low and wide to me too. 216031
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    +1. Luckily I got steered off a MM and towards...

    +1. Luckily I got steered off a MM and towards an RC similar to what you describe. I still have mine, use it hunting and target shooting and think it's still a handsome example, RC or not. The...
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    It's happened before to people on this site. ...

    It's happened before to people on this site. Sold honestly and then returned something else. Recently a 'barreled action' returned for sale as 'all matching'. Thinking he might have even thrown...
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    Certainly! The ballsack avatar was hilarious.

    Certainly! The ballsack avatar was hilarious.
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    Of course they were. Someone put a lot of work...

    Of course they were. Someone put a lot of work into that. On a more serious note I wonder how many are actively faking higher end rifles? It seems very common but most are of such poor quality or...
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    I thought the name looked familiar. That site...

    I thought the name looked familiar. That site had a ton of interesting builds and some amazing metalwork. This particular weapon had a lot of misinformation out there for sure.
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    byf was the 3 letter manufacturers code for the...

    byf was the 3 letter manufacturers code for the Mauser Oberndorf factory and 42 is the year made.
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    That's what I was wondering. Put out on blast...

    That's what I was wondering. Put out on blast across the Reich. That's a fair amount of rifles collected at that train station.
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    Nazi gun porn! So much interesting content and...

    Nazi gun porn! So much interesting content and great rifles well photographed. :thumbsup:
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    I do think it was the one picture you missed. On...

    I do think it was the one picture you missed. On the other hand that rifle is truly made 'in house'... literally every part I think.
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    I did a few years ago. And boy you're good with...

    I did a few years ago. And boy you're good with the dates and block groups! http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php?23015-1940-Erma-e-block&highlight=Erma
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    Yes it is a German rifle that was reworked...

    Yes it is a German rifle that was reworked between say 1946 and 1950. How he came up with 1942 I don't know based on what's shown. It certain could be a '42 (originally) I suppose as it is cut for...
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    I hate being a balloon popper but I was afraid of...

    I hate being a balloon popper but I was afraid of this when I looked at it. Someone tried waaay too hard to try and make this stock match on the keel and it's not even really very good IMHO. ...
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    Super nice! Congrats on that pickup. So it...

    Super nice! Congrats on that pickup. So it looks like you have nothing e/37 on your rifle. Acceptance and 4 digit serial on the band spring is the same as my '40 even though mine is e/37. Is your...
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    It's happened a few times in recent years where...

    It's happened a few times in recent years where older, established collectors had their pieces finally vetted after death and many were enhanced. I was not collecting back then but the men say cold...
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    Not sure where all that is??? I looked under...

    Not sure where all that is??? I looked under zoom and saw the e/77 but not any of that other stuff? They all should be e/623 (Steyr inspection team) not 823. I'd also like to see more or more...
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    Looks to be 100% matching/original (bolt mm) with...

    Looks to be 100% matching/original (bolt mm) with all walnut matching furniture. I think it will clean up significantly better. Only thing for me is that star just kills me. Sorry but it ugly. ...
  21. Thread: DOU 44 hh

    by heavy_mech
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    Me either. I like it a lot.

    Me either. I like it a lot.
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    Lot's of valid points brought up by many already....

    Lot's of valid points brought up by many already. I'll double down the butt plate should have the full serial number. Also for me the entirety of the bottom metal is bad for several reasons. TG is...
  23. Thread: Duv 42

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    Thanks. I had a strong feeling you'd know the...

    Thanks. I had a strong feeling you'd know the answer. What is the latest you've recorded if you don't mind. I'm thinking they were the last to finally drop these marks. Is that correct?
  24. Thread: Duv 42

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    Another great rifle. I look forward to studying...

    Another great rifle. I look forward to studying it more in depth on a good screen but I did take note or this informations. If I'm doing it correctly it should be 27 August 1942 assuming the 4th...
  25. Now THAT sounds like my kind of gunshow... Not...

    Now THAT sounds like my kind of gunshow... Not the black Chinese junk, jerky, popcorn and fake crap.
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