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    I want to share one of my recent additions to my collection. This is a great example of a 1943 gustloff assembled rifle. Comments are welcome.
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    Very nice, the finish is great. I love that stock.

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    Thanks Jeff, sorry for the delay, had to do family stuff, eat dinner, etc- Here are some more.

    Quote Originally Posted by ditch68 View Post
    Very nice, the finish is great. I love that stock.

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    more shots..
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    Notice the interesting "k" maker coded subcontract bolt release, which I could not find any reference to. Also has the standard "c" stock with "f" maker marked lug. Overall it's a very clean rifle. I'll post photos of the inside stock numbers, which are matching, as soon as I process them.
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    I couldn't find my photos of the internal stock numbers, but here are ones I got from the seller when I bought it.
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    k= Luck & Wagner Suhl, one of the few makers from Suhl to be inspected by WaA4, along with BSW-Gustloff Werke Suhl.

    This rifle once was owned by Jim Oxley, sold in January 2005, these pics are much better too. Jim has a rather notorious reputation in some collectors circles, linked to a few stinkers, a couple really bad ones.

    This one looks good, better than the 2005 pics which worried me on a couple points, but ole Jim was like that guy in NY that some get the drawers in a bunch over, - it is hit or miss buying from him, he sold good and garbage, and one of the nicest dou/43 I ever owned came from Jim Oxley, and it was a wonderful rifle.

    How about the full barrel code if you can? Is their a weird logo or box shape character anywhere on the barrel?

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    Notice the interesting "k" maker coded subcontract bolt release, which I could not find any reference to. Also has the standard "c" stock with "f" maker marked lug. Overall it's a very clean rifle. I'll post photos of the inside stock numbers, which are matching, as soon as I process them.

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    Great rifle,hope Hambone puts it in the picture sticky

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    Nice rifle Gerard, and good pics, thanks for posting it. Pic stickied for reference.

    Yes ole Oxley was something. When we started critiquing his auctions after a few guys got supremely burned he disappeared. Gerard got a good one though.

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    Thanks Simon and Hambone for the info. This is the second time I have heard the name "Jim Oxley". Sounds like a real character. Anyway, the rifle is beautiful and fully matched, untouched, etc. Mauser99 saw it at Allentown and we tried to go through it saying the alphabet with each subcontractor letter code we could find. It was like alphabet soup. Anyway, here are 2 more photos, close up of the stock lug and also the "e" marked bayonet lug. Also, wanted to note that in this year, there is no eagle/H mark on the buttstock. Enjoy.
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