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    Clay are you saying because I showed that picture I opened up a theory with another theory! And Paul I found no Depot markings that I could see on the stock. I will double check the stock serial number on the outside to see if it's a counterstrike number. I do know the inside stock channel have one extra number stamped, I think that was a factory mistake.

    Will post more pictures of the stock markings hopefully tonight.
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    Hey Paul I added some more pictures of the stock let me know if you need anything else specific on this this rifle.
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    Thatís cool, Paul called it, restamped serial. I canít tell if itís the original below it for sure but I think it is?

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    I think so too, fairly typical, unfortunate the depot that upgraded the rifle didn't accept it on the stock. Usually the marking is at the wrist, but options are diverse, seen some weird locations, especially early on.

    It's a nice rifle!

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    Thanks Paul I think it is too! I will double check the stock again just in case I missed a marking. But I have not found anything so far. Hopefully I missed something. I'll let you know.
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    "nazi" can be tiny, - should be tiny because of embarrassment, but knowing your typical nazi, it's probably because they are tiny thinkers... not a lot of critical thinking going on in a communists or socialists mind, so look for something small and indistinct, out of the way (the wrong place).

    Small sampling, but most G98 with LK5 seem to have very little depot work, when present much of it looks earlier rather than later (simple RS upgrades), like these rifles were in storage for much of the early war, none are uniform in anyway, some have depot markings, some very early (E/CL which means before 1927) though others with S/42 RS components, so clearly post-33, - all we can do is speculate the reasons why, but it would be good to see more of these first (speculation is better when it is grounded in more examples), but I only started to follow LK5 with a more traditional database maybe 3-4 years ago, so that's 17 years of G98's I recorded without recording the variation, so no telling the numbers I have recorded but are uncategorized (found another old recording last week, right now the G98 is the top variation for LK5, though I do not generally follow French rifles.)

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