I've been searching and reading the web and my reference books. Unfortunately we all know about the severe data and "fake rifle" errors in the BBOTW Vol2 sniper book. There really doesnt seem to be alot of information out there IMO. Ive always wondered about the defining characteristics besides the obvious of JP Sauer SSR sniper rifles vs Standard rifle production. Namely I'm interested in 1942-43 production, since by then finish started to suffer.
Did sniper rifles receive a higher degree of finish?
We're milling marks polished completely out?
Who supplied the SSR mounts? In house Sauer, MO, or ??
What kind of acceptance proofs would be on the mount/base?
Were the receivers stamped twice with a firing proof?
Were better quality stocks selected?
Looking over the KM book (pg 317), I noticed that the bcd coded LSR mounts are numbered with suffix to the rifle's serial... But the font looks like a Non-Sauer font. Why is that? I know Sauer had multiple font sets but they look more like a MO font.
Does anybody here have a original CE43 sniper that they would like to share photos of?
Sorry for all the questions but I know very little about k98k snipers and would just like to learn more with the hopes that one day I might find a legit example.