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Thread: Mauser dsm with bayo lug

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    How much would this incorrect barrel band devalue this rifle? I dont think finding a correct band would help, there was alteration to the stock that would be visible.

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    This is a tough one. If you do a nice job pinning on the bayonet bar and band, you still have one heck of a nice shooter .22 rifle. If you truly want to restore it you could cut it under the rear band, replace the wood, install the proper front band & stacking rod. I believe that would bring the value much closer to what an unmessed with DSM would bring, but this would cost you work and/or money and you'd have to be willing to do it. The way it is I probably wouldn't pay more than between $300 to $400 for it if I was looking for one, but that has absolutely no bearing on what someone else might pay and in the end it's worth whatever you can get for it.

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    Thanks for your evaluation. It makes sense to me, being messed with and all.

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    Looks like the wood is too "fresh" under the bayo lug to be original..

    Regarding replacing it with a correct front band... looks like yours was whittled away to fit the bayo lug.. which now will cause an original DSM front band not to fit--will be loose... I'd just leave it as is, still makes a good shooter.

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    Nice example of an earlier DSM in spite of the damage. If it were mine I would do the restoration — the stock repair will require some effort but the missing parts can be found. This wouldn’t necessarily make good financial sense. An unhurried sale is a better option there. Leaving it as is and enjoying a good shooter would be a great option.

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