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    Default New (to me) bcd K43

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    Recently picked up this K43 from an older fellow who was looking to pass it off to a new home as it has been gathering dust in his gun safe for the last 50 odd years are so. His backstory for it is that its a vet bring back (there are no import marks of any kind) that he bought from a friend back in the 60s and it has just sat in his safe unfired for quite awhile now. It appears that it is missing the extractor, so I was posting it here to maybe fill in a little of my own understanding of the rifle and confirming what parts I will need to order apart from a shooters kit.

    I took a couple pictures on the back porch, let me know if you need to see any more.

    https://imgur.com/a/2mxXT6H

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    Looks like you scored big. That looks like a bcd that is untouched. Do not clean or alter it...Wipe it down.

    The extractor does not look to be missing.
    I would not shoot this one...

    Take some better pics of stock proofs, and receiver SN..and bolt group. Watch for spring when you disassemble the bolt
    Last edited by jack944; 11-21-2020 at 02:22 PM.

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    The carrier is from a BLM though
    Looking for commercials

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynaked View Post
    The carrier is from a BLM though
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    We know BLM supplied parts to bcd...would like to see numbers on bolt, lugs, etc..

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    Alright I'll plan on tearing it apart and getting those uploaded tomorrow. Thanks for the info supplied already, it's a pretty neat piece of history that I'm not terribly qualified to identify.

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    Very nice!

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    (bcd) Gustloff G.43ís are very rare. It looks really nice. It also looks like a super early one (#447 ?).

    I also think that if this is an untouched rifle to not shoot it. Way too rare.

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    Nice early Gustloff, stock is beautiful. Itís a shame itís not matching.

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    K43 part 2 https://imgur.com/gallery/e2seSgB

    Let me know if there are any other things I should be photographing, I'm trying to get pictures of the 2 proof marks on the left side of the stock but it doesn't play nice with the lighting

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