Third Party Press
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Strange marking on DUV G43

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    france
    Posts
    14

    Default Strange marking on DUV G43

    Hello,

    I have seen this strange marking on two DUV G43: a square with a diagonal line in it.

    I precise that rifles were not russian captures (similar markings are visible on russian small arms whitch had arsenal repairs)

    What is the sense of this marking?

    Thanks, sorry for my approximative english.

    Damien

    This is a picture of my G43 DUV "C" block, the marking is on the mount rail:

    20190217_111515.jpg

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    988

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by indianadam View Post
    Hello,

    I have seen this strange marking on two DUV G43: a square with a diagonal line in it.

    I precise that rifles were not russian captures (similar markings are visible on russian small arms whitch had arsenal repairs)

    What is the sense of this marking?

    Thanks, sorry for my approximative english.

    Damien

    This is a picture of my G43 DUV "C" block, the marking is on the mount rail:

    20190217_111515.jpg
    Very intersting. I have not seen this marking before on these rifles. Usually that area is not marked. First time I have seen that.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    france
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Here another rifle: DUV K43 1944.

    The same marking is on the left of the receiver:

    Screenshot_20190217-151319.jpg

  4. #4
    No War Eagles For You! mrfarb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6,971

    Default

    Are these possibly E German reworks, or Russian Capture? That square with a line through it is a typical Russian rework marking on other rifles. https://www.forgottenweapons.com/eas...mosins-or-not/
    Order the new K98k book at www.thirdpartypress.com
    Don't forget to visit www.latewar.com for info on late war 98k's.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    france
    Posts
    14

    Default

    For my G43 DUV44 "C" block, it was stolen to german army the first week of september 1944 in North of France.

    Rifle is matching numbers, in original finish with sling and stock accessories. No post war markings or russian rework, it's the rifle on the middle on pictures. That's why i think this marking should have been done during ww2, not after.

    The K43 DUV44 is not mine, but like mine, it as no after war marking, it is in original finish.

    Best regards

    20170715.jpg
    20170712.jpg
    20170711.jpg
    20170714.jpg
    20170710.jpg

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    tx
    Posts
    1,630

    Default

    My first thought was of a Russian depot marking as well, not only the marking itself but the strange locations?? Keep in mind not all RC’s are like the ones we are used to seeing, Vietnam bring backs turn up with original finish as well. Not to mention the video recently posted of hundreds of thousands of German weapons in a Russian warehouse with original finish, so who knows.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    france
    Posts
    14

    Default

    You think that it is possible that german ww2 rifle had been marked like this in Ukraine without "X" marking and new finish?

    In France, k98k russian captures we can find are re-numbered and re-finished.

    I think it could be possible.. I will look for G43 coming from Ukraine to see their finish.

    If my rifle is coming from Ukraine, the man who sold it to me is a liar.. And i don't know how it was importated to France without any importation marking..

    The mark on mine with the direction of the line could be Refurbishment mark of 1st Grau Arsenal. I don't know why they should have made it on the rail with no visibility. On my mosin rifle, i have a soviet marking on the wood stock, and on my sks it is on the top of the receiver cover.

    I will disassembly my rifle to look for any other marking that i could have missed.

    I am stupid to be so confident with the man who sold my the rifle. I was confident with his "story" as the rifle was matching numbers, mint, with no post war mark. Besides the date of manufacture of the rifle was compatible with the story that he told me. I saw the marking on the rail a year after buying the rifle..

    Best regards

  8. #8

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    france
    Posts
    14

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    france
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Hello

    I have found this post about a DUV44 G43 with the supposed soviet marking:

    https://forums.gunboards.com/showthr...some-questions

    The rifle seems not in original finish. Parts are not at the same number (bolt is "359").

    Best regards

    Damien

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •