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Thread: Matching BYF41 in walnut

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    Default Matching BYF41 in walnut

    I got this rifle last week.
    I couldn't resist the markings on the stock and as a result I probably ended up paying way more than I should have.

    Now for the good, and the bad and not sure about.

    Good:
    Untouched Walnut stock
    Matching down to cleaning rod and the screws.
    Very nice bore
    Lots of WaAs and there is even one on the handguard.

    Bad:
    I took the repo sight hood and discovered some solder on the front sight. (Could that have come that way from the factory?)
    Letter L is carved in on the left side of the stock.

    Not so sure about:
    The carved in name is a distraction but I was able to find the vet who brought it back.

    http://www.bakersfield.com/obituarie...ld-sowell.html

    From the obituary "...LD served in the Army during World War II and fought in many battles, including the Battle of the Bulge..."

    I am curious how much the carvings hurt the rifle but mainly I am wondering about the front sight.

    All of your comments are very welcome.

    Thank you,
    Steve
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    2. Armorer's rework Gew98 with lined out and restamped to match parts

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    2. Armorer's rework Gew98 with lined out and restamped to match parts

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    Beautiful byf41!

    Someone has messed with the front sight blade to make it more visible I guess.

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    Indeed a matching byf41 code with a matching cleaning rod is hard too find in this condition. Walnut stock is even better. The craved named does affect the value too some collectors that want 100% mint, mint condition pieces. But I love it. Plus you have the history too go with this rifle that ties it with the vet. The front sight yes another affect in value but not a big deal too me. Nice rifle.
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    That's a nice looking rifle, the name doesn't bother me nor the front site. That stock is sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauser202 View Post
    That's a nice looking rifle, the name doesn't bother me nor the front site. That stock is sweet!
    That is one sweet rifle in my book. I had a 1939 243 code with the same front sight mod.. Congratulations.

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    Default byf 41

    That is one gorgeous 98k ! I just love walnut stocks with the deep cartouches.
    Tks for posting and the pics,
    Bob32268

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    That's a beauty! Pic stickied for ref. Frankly, I'm not put off by the vet personalization. I prefer that to him "personalizing" it with a duffle cut ;) Congrats
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    Wanted: K98 Dou-42 bolt 5235b, and Port. bayonet G19383

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    Thank you very much for your comments.
    All I need to find is an original hood that would match the finish (I have 3 but they don't look "right")
    Looking for

    1. An original Imperial Russian Nagant Revolver
    2. Armorer's rework Gew98 with lined out and restamped to match parts

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