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    Default Ar44 " L" block phosphate. "basement find"

    This is a minty ar44 L block k98. I've been lucky enough to handle a couple ar44's and most are in the weird no letter group that apear to be serialed in the i or k range. This rifle being a L block is a little different. All phosphate less the bands. Stock is a straight up non-kreigs and fairly well chattered. And asterick as shown. I cant make out the small waffenampt. It's not "c' marked. Anyway enjoy. It was fun un-earthing this one!!
    The stock has some water damage if anyone has a trick to get the staining out please contact me. I did'nt dare try bleaching it out..It also has the broken stamp firing proofs mentioned in Kreigsmodell..Also of note is the double strike on the back of the bolt flat. Also bolt is a f/n subcontract.
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    Would like to see more of the stock, like under the bands.


    Great find!!!!



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    Default ar44 45 assembled.

    Definite early Jan. 45 assembly.

    Also likely out of spec stock that was used up. This is the 2nd full Mauser made stock to
    show up on an early 45 assembled gun in last couple of months.

    Generally the asterisk use on late stocks used by Mauser indicate a stock supplied by an outside firm, but in this case with no 'c' or e/37 (Sauer), likely denotes what I surmised
    above.

    Neat gun.

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    I've never seen the waffenampt and the asterick side by side like that. The stock was so raw I really couldnt read it. It could be a waa135. I'll have to take a second look. The rifle is not mine, I just have never seen one like it and had to post it to share. It's flat un-issued and un-touched. It's ashame the stock got wet.... Any Ideas on getting that staining to lighten??

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    The only Waffenamts in the rear position will be E/135 for Mauser and E/37 for Sauer.
    I will post pics the E/37 stamped on a Sauer stock as assembled on a svwMB.

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    I've seen 1 or 2 other stocks marked with an asterisk and Wa135, both were late k/L block guns, but were not marked to the side like that. (It was above or below)

    That is a neat rifle, very cool!
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    Default E/37 on svwMB (Sauer supplied stock)

    Here is the asterisk in conjunction with the E/37 JPS acceptance stamp.
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    I promise to follow up on the marking. The stain on Bruce's example really help in seeing the markings. Again this stock was so raw it was hard to see. Plus my camera skills are not as good. It has the standard large Waa135 on the side and dont recall anthing at the wrist.

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