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    Title Correction- 7252S. Just got this today, thought I would post it. What do you guys think?
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    more photos-
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    Looks like a nice one...attic fresh, great shape just as it is

    Ive been wanting a bnz45 in walnut for so long, and cant seem to find one! It is driving me nuts

    if only I knew someone, or two someones, that had a whole crate of them whod sell me a nice one like this!?

    These arent rare by any means, I dont know why I cant find one!? Esp considering all the cool and rare things Ive turned up the last few years

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    Not much of a bolt flat on that one! The crappy craftsmanship makes these much more interesting than most other variations. Something different is always wrong, and no two are the same!

    Is it just the camera/position or is that bolt not bent all the way down?

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    Gerard, simply a great "untouched" example that dont get much better and pics. Pic stickied. Good view of a "Steyr sight hood" and I particularly like that ugly machine work on the bolt. I've not seen a bolt flat that bad before, and Steyrs are pretty bad. That makes it more desireable IMHO.

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    I agree, very roughly made, but honestly a work of art. I need to take a photo of it with my 1945 manufactured phosphate Radom (also made at Steyr), similar wood grips and finish. Some interesting things I noted on it. The random "1" in the stock sling frosch cutout, or is this some subcontractor marking? Also, I note they use 2 different WaA stamps. There is the large one (WaA623) and a lot of the parts also have the small (E/623). The larger one is used for the final rifle inspection/approval stamp for the entire rifle itself, but the smaller one is used to denote Steyr manufacture? OR, are they just interchangeable, as there is one on the rear site base, yet the other items, including all major parts of the rear site, are stamped with the small proof?

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    I agree, she's a beaut! That is quite the gutter on that bolt root....

    They don't get much better than this....Farb would love this one!

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    Looks just like my "t" block. Though mine has a standard sight hood, not sure why, but it was on it when I bought it and no recent tool marks, so it has been on it quite a long time. Solid walnut as well but mine is odd as it has no final proof on the wood or the receiver. Found it at auction one day sitting right next to a matching 43 bnz ss rifle with acid etched markings. At the time I was ingnorant of the markings thinking it was faked until I asked later. It sold for maybe $650 too. As I like to say, experience is the nastiest teacher as she always gives us the tests, before the lessons. Very nice rifle you have there. Congratz.

    mow.

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    Excllent photos of a really neat bnz/45. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks guys, I am very happy with it. The flat gray tones of the phosphated metal really let's you know they were not worried about the "looks" of the rifle, compared to the early in the war. The bore is like new, as does the follower, was probably found in the warehouse or a depot.

    Ryan- it's the camera position. The bolt is normal. Maybe because I had it up to photograph the waA prrof on the underside.
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