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    Default My “Benchmark” y series BCD 4

    The serial # of my y series BCD 4, shown in the pictures below, is about 3,500 higher than the y series BCD 4 in this thread. To the best of my knowledge, my rifle is all original and, as such, it can be used as a benchmark to compare the correctness of the rifle under discussion. The major points on my y series BCD 4:

    - Serial #s appear only on the barrel and the bolt parts (ex the extractor), and there are no other serial #s;

    - All the parts are parkerized;

    - The trigger guard and floor plate are milled, and marked with the letter d (trigger guard) or the number 1 (floor plate); the right side of the receiver also has the number 1;

    - The rear sight base and some other rear sight parts are stamped with the letter i and/or a WaA 1 inspector’s mark;

    - Perhaps the most outstanding characteristic of my BCD 4 is the roughness of the stock’s finish. You can see the machining marks on the wood in several of the close ups, including the bottom of the extra thick butt stock, as well as how crudely the letter C is stamped on the underside of the stock.

    I suspect my BCD 4 was made very late in 1944, and I’m not sure if anything significant changed in the production from the one in this thread that was about 3,500 lower in serial number.
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    More pictures of my y series BCD4
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    Last set of pictures of my y series BCD 4
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    Separated from another thread for pic sticky. Great example!
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    Gorgeous rifle!

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    Default Wow

    It doesn't get any better....love the sling cut out area.

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    Very nice example with great pictures. Thanks

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    Sure would be hard to improve on that one! Nice piece!

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    Very nice all parkerized.

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    Yes, very nice piece. Was the y-block the last letter block before the 5-digit series started? A quick glance at the KM book appears to indicate it was. Thx/

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