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    Default S/147/G find

    Found this at a small local show, 2 repacement parts, satety and rear guard screw. Markings on stock are faint. Unfortunately Stock has been cleaned up and markings on side are very faint. Also has a coat of heavy oil dried up on top of what markings are still there. I guess you take what you can find with such an early gun.

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    That's not a find, that's a FIND! Great gun!
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    Very nice find....BILL

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    fantastic! how are the cartouches on the stock?

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    Umm... this is looking to be the find of the year.... This is a very rare early variation of this rifle. The bandspring arrangement is a carryover from 1934 production and was changed to standard K98k configuration early in 1935 production. This is an important rifle as a data point.

    So far it looks good--bluing looks great, but let's see pictures of the stock markings as others have requested--based on the serial on the keel, so far so good.

    You are likely receiving many offers on this rifle. I recommend you weigh these very carefully should you decide to sell. What may initially seem like a windfall to you may actually be a sucker's price for this rifle. This rifle could be worth a few thousand dollars, even with the mismatched parts, if the finish on the stock is original and there are no other issues. Great find!

    Oddly, this is about the fourth rare, pre-war Sauer to show up in as many months....

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    I have data on one about 2000 rifles later that has double band spring as well, so it looks good so far.
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    Great rifle and rare! Pic stickied for reference.

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    Go buy a lottery ticket...right now while your karma is in high gear....

    And listen to DK.....DO NOT get in a big hurry to sell that rifle,,,,treasure what you have and give it some time should you decide to sell.....because believe me...there will always be someone wanting to part you from that particular rifle.

    Personally...if it was me ..and you are wanting to seriously collect ...that is a keeper.

    Congrats........

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    Man, that is gorgeous! I would love to stumble across an early one like this!

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