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    Default byf 41 LZA 2 rework

    Original factory parts reused except bolt, firing pin, barrel and handguard. Stock is e/L, handguard is laminate but is numbered to match and the LZA / Luftamt reworking facility. Untouched piece with a nice original untouched sling. Barrel was gunked up with dried grease. A brushing and about 10 ballistol soaked patches and the shine about blinded me, perfect bore.
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    more pics . . .
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    HB, great rifle. Never saw one before. The font is the give-awy for the replaced parts? Were these taken off the field from rifles that needed repair?
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    Hello Gerard,
    The Germans repaired and rehabbed their rifles just like every other country. Depending on the nature of the repair, it could have been done by a field level unit armorer, depot/HZA/LZA facility. The latter invariably show the stamping/inspection of the facility, in this case, LuftZeugamt 2. It was a Luftwaffe issue rifle to begin with (hence the e/L stock). So, that inspection on the new barrel tell us this, as well as the different font on the added parts.
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    This is a nice rifle. Is the bolt body salvaged (ground-renumbered-reblued) or is it a factory spare? It looks like the former.

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    Ham,

    This hits a homerun on the luft and luft rework front. I request a sticky and a pic of the top of the receiver.


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    DK, looks salvaged to me too, and polished. Thanks Jack. Here is a receiver pic:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone View Post
    Hello Gerard,
    The Germans repaired and rehabbed their rifles just like every other country. Depending on the nature of the repair, it could have been done by a field level unit armorer, depot/HZA/LZA facility. The latter invariably show the stamping/inspection of the facility, in this case, LuftZeugamt 2. It was a Luftwaffe issue rifle to begin with (hence the e/L stock). So, that inspection on the new barrel tell us this, as well as the different font on the added parts.
    Cheers,
    HB
    Thanks HB, much appreciated, really nice rifle. I would assume these are not that common with the HZA/LZA inspection stamp. Thanks for sharing.
    WTB: K98 rifles that are matching and untouched. See my want list:http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....ched-condition

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    Very nice...
    I especially like the walnut stock on a byf 41 which I am looking for.
    If I saw this at a fun show, I would ponder that bolt.
    Clearly not factory MO font, so then I can get myself into trouble.
    This rifle is a good one to learn from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob in OHIO View Post
    Very nice...
    I especially like the walnut stock on a byf 41 which I am looking for.
    If I saw this at a fun show, I would ponder that bolt.
    Clearly not factory MO font, so then I can get myself into trouble.
    This rifle is a good one to learn from!
    You are right on Bob about ID'ing the bolt font. This one separates the men from the boys.

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