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    Default X Block DOT 1944

    Was waiting on an oil change and walked into gander mountain. This happened to be there. I kinda felt bad for it, so I bought it. It has some minor issues, but the bore is strong.

    Maybe it will become my shooter, I think they thought it was one of the m48s that they had there. I did not want it to get chopped up.
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    It is duffle cut, no import mark.
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    What was the barrel code? In this range Brno has quite a mix, from AZ to EC and beyond.. they must have used a lot of older barrels in this range, before they went to "aa"; it seems E* is the proper range, but prior to double suffix they have a lot of early barrels.

    Does the stock have the full serial (202 x) with suffix? It should, but I can't tell. Curious because it is known some makers that did routinely use the full serial, w/suffix, occasionally do not have them. Not the case with Brno in this general range, they all have suffix, but I can't make one out in your pictures. Looks good, so I am sure it is right, just the details would be useful.

    Glad you saved it, dot/44 might be one of the most common makers in 1944, but they held their quality far beyond most. And under very difficult circumstance...

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    Its a BC barrel code. Stock has a squiggly line after the serial number. I think it is in fact a Z, just poorly struck.

    This is my second DOT 44. Like I said, I felt bad for it sitting there. Every matching 98k needs a good home!

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    Also, when exactly do you think this was assembled?

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    Bolt matches? Made in early 44. They started at the w block in 44.
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    Don't forget to visit www.latewar.com for info on late war 98k's.

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    Whoops I was wondering why I was getting asked that. Forgot a photo!

    Thanks for the info.
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    Very nice! The rust should clean up ok.

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    I have seen a few good rifles turn up at Gander Mountain a few times. Most of time they do not know what they have. Luckily you got yourself a nice DOT 44 rifle ugafx4! And I don't collect the Dot codes much but if I saw one sitting in the same store I buy it too. Your right every K98k thats all matching needs a good home.
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    reverse the recoil bolt too when you get the chance...

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