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    Default K98 stock maker Identification

    Some time ago I found a stock set for my dou 43. The stock isn't sanded and has no external markings except for an Astrawerke 1 on the bayonet lug. Is there any other possibility other than dou?

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    The lug could be swapped and Astrawerke supplied really heavily far and wide so not of a whole lot of use. Really need to see it to make any good guesses but certain ranges of Borsigwalde stocks are unmarked, there are also various makers of armorer stocks so it could potentially be one of them as well.

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    Thanks

    Here are some pics.

    "1" on the bayonet lug
    "f" on the left side of the recoil lug
    Serial number in stock with a 7 next to it. No letter block. Nothing else in the stock channel.
    Handguard is matching but has nothing but the serial number
    Underside of buttplate has the red rust preventative but nothing else
    Under the buttplate is a big "NA" and the numbers 7 and a 304

    Heavy rust on the buttplate and takedown disk. The bayonet lug has some pretty heavy rust too on certain spots.

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    The stock is from a 5 digit series "bcd 4" coded Gustloff-Werke rifle, stock completion date is July 30, 1944.

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    Awesome, thanks Stephan

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