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    Default Fake SS sniper

    I was contacted by a good collector friend of mine about this rifle this evening. From what he told me the owner believes this is a genuine original rifle and refuses to post it here because he believes there's nothing but Mitchell Mauser rifles discussed here. He flat-out says this is a correct example just like the ones in the books. But I want you guys to look past all the fake numbering, renumbered parts, and all the rebluing. Take a close look at that barrel where it meets the receiver and you tell me if that's something that would have left an SS Depot.
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    I found a picture of the original owner as well being he didn't want to listen to reason from two very experienced collectors.
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    Iíve held this rifle and he offered it to me for sale. I already did a thread on it cause I wanted to see what others thought because if it was good to go, I would have bought it. Consensus was completely fake


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sport10990 View Post
    Iíve held this rifle and he offered it to me for sale. I already did a thread on it cause I wanted to see what others thought because if it was good to go, I would have bought it. Consensus was completely fake


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sport10990 View Post
    Iíve held this rifle and he offered it to me for sale. I already did a thread on it cause I wanted to see what others thought because if it was good to go, I would have bought it. Consensus was completely fake


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    I didn't realize you already had this posted here does the original owner realize the gap between the barrel and receiver? If so I would highly advise not shooting that rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    I didn't realize you already had this posted here does the original owner realize the gap between the barrel and receiver? If so I would highly advise not shooting that rifle.
    It's at least a full turn too loose. Any armorer worth his salt wouldn't have let that slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisftk View Post
    It's at least a full turn too loose. Any armorer worth his salt wouldn't have let that slide.

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    That's for quick disassembly and to drain water for SS infiltration teams.
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    The only SS unit that held this rifle wore this patch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior1354 View Post
    That's for quick disassembly and to drain water for SS infiltration teams.
    Lol! Damn, makes total sense now. . Maybe it was for SS paratroopers. That's what the big "S" on the receiver stands for.

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    I think we're getting there how about super special secret sabotage submerged silence SS unit.
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