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Thread: WG (Steyr) Mod.71 H-Receivers

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    I did see it, I added the report sometime ago. I also noted the interpretation, though I am in no position to judge his assertion. He could be right, but most sellers know next to nothing on the rifles and even less on the historical context...

    My library is rather focused too, so next to nothing on South America. There are a couple guys on Gunboards-Mauser that are pretty sharp on SA, but I have enough projects underway and no time to add another.

    Quote Originally Posted by kar66 View Post
    Paul there is another 71 Mauser with the H markings on GB no.730067496. If you haven't seen it would be worth your time to look it is a little different the serial number is 6603 .0 and there is a large E.N. stamped with the H on the barrel and the right side of the stock. The seller states it is one of 500 71s bought for a rebellion in Argentina and lists a couple of books as proof.

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    Default Barrel/receiver assembly acceptance

    Could the dual stamped letter 'H' designate an early acceptance pattern.
    I have a later 'U' block with the Crown/V stamped in both places (where the 'H' is stamped on
    the earlier rifles).

    The correlation with the later acceptance pattern using the initial of the inspector (assuming)
    would support an acceptance pattern rather than any particular issuance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce98k View Post
    Could the dual stamped letter 'H' designate an early acceptance pattern.
    I have a later 'U' block with the Crown/V stamped in both places (where the 'H' is stamped on
    the earlier rifles).

    The correlation with the later acceptance pattern using the initial of the inspector (assuming)
    would support an acceptance pattern rather than any particular issuance.
    Its certainly a possibility, but at least to date the "H" mark only shows up 1874 and 1875 Rifles in the P block, and a couple scattered O block guns dated 75

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