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    I’ve finally been able to restore my S/42K with the help of Tommy who finally found me the correct P74 stock. It’s all matching numbers except for the bolt release (which is correctly P74 marked) and the trigger guard screws and obviously the stock which is all matching to itself (metal and wood). The stock is got some good honest wear on it but cleaned up pretty good after a long fight with whatever varnish they put on is (have to try Aircraft Peeler next time).

    Pretty happy to finally get this one all back together. Just have to get a sight hood put on.

    Sorry the pics aren't better... have to work on that.
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    Nice job looks sharp.
    Sight hood?
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    Bugger,i sold my all matching but bolt S/42K
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    Good point on the sight hood. Technically it shouldn't have the grooves for a hood being such an early rifle. I have no idea why it has them. The front sight is matching numbers and the front is P74 marked and there are no signs of it every being tinkered with or re-soldered on. Not sure when the grooves for the hood were put on. It isn't an import so that one has me scratching my head.
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    A visit to a depot? For a rifle that was in service so long you'd think it found it's way there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavy_mech View Post
    A visit to a depot? For a rifle that was in service so long you'd think it found it's way there.
    It looks like it has the original barrel, front and rear sights, and bolt, so are there any other repairs that would have necessitated a trip to a depot for a repair that couldn't be done at a field workshop? Were sight hood cuts allowed to be applied at field workshops? I suppose if parts required for replacement or repair were unavailable at the field workshop, it could have been sent to a depot

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    The only non-matching part is the bolt release. So maybe it went to depot for that and they added the slots for the sight hood at the same time?

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    Yeah I noticed the original barrel. The lumber would tell a tale if one existed but it's not here.
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    Milling slots for a hood would be done with the base off the rifle, one would think. Rather involved, if a problematic ejector box was the only problem with the rifle.
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    Great resto! I can appreciate the patience required. I did both a S/42K and S/147K restoration from a stripped barrelled receiver in both cases. Tommy was instrumental in both cases as was a kind Gunboards member with a p74 bolt.

    These tend to cost more than they are worth but the joy is in the hunt!

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