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    Default Closet fresh dot 1941 G33/40

    I've had quite a few G33/40's (my first matching German rifle was a G33/40), but never one as nice as this one. Bruce tipped me off to this rifle, and it was local so I took a chance and went to see it today. Needless to say it left with me.

    Three piece walnut stock is untouched, has a split in the grain in the front section on the right side, but it's not detracting. Has some condition problems with the end of the barrel, but the bore is mint and the rest of the gun is just like I like them, untouched. I'm going to oil this up and not even take it apart! Missing the hood, has a K98k 10 inch rod in it and not a G33/40 rod, but this one probably came back like this.
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    Very nice! Pic stickied.

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    Where do you find these closets?

    The 3 piece stock is original to the rifle? I don't know much about Dot41 rifles.

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    I believe Sept is Turning into a Bumper Crop Month it seems MrFarb , Best Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Roberts View Post
    I believe Sept is Turning into a Bumper Crop Month it seems MrFarb , Best Regards
    Dave,
    You ain't just kidding September has been a banner month for hard to find quality pieces... as Gomer Pyle said "Surrprise, Surrrrprise, Surprrrrise!

    BTW: Very nice G33/40 mrfarb! Time to chase the rare cleaning rod and sight hood around the world. Damn cleaning rod took six months to find and cost me half of what my no-letter block G33/40 set me back but I got the rifle right! Love the stock, I don't know what forest they were logging in for those early hardwood dot's but mine is a similar full tiger striped solid stock 1 piece from very old trees that are as hard as nails. Has anyone looked at serials and letter blocks to see when the started splicing the stocks instead of cutting them from solid blanks? Were any of the 945 marked G33/40's spliced or laminated? When did the laminated beech stocks show up? Maybe someone should start serial number study for these and see what develops...

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    Very nice G33/40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gergnotwen View Post
    Dave,
    You ain't just kidding September has been a banner month for hard to find quality pieces... as Gomer Pyle said "Surrprise, Surrrrprise, Surprrrrise!

    BTW: Very nice G33/40 mrfarb! Time to chase the rare cleaning rod and sight hood around the world. Damn cleaning rod took six months to find and cost me half of what my no-letter block G33/40 set me back but I got the rifle right! Love the stock, I don't know what forest they were logging in for those early hardwood dot's but mine is a similar full tiger striped solid stock 1 piece from very old trees that are as hard as nails. Has anyone looked at serials and letter blocks to see when the started splicing the stocks instead of cutting them from solid blanks? Were any of the 945 marked G33/40's spliced or laminated? When did the laminated beech stocks show up? Maybe someone should start serial number study for these and see what develops...

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    40 and 41 will have three and two piece (seen two or three) solid stocks or straight solid stocks. 42 is Laminated. Never seen any exceptions to that general rule and I've documented just shy of 500 33/40's.

    Farb, that's a perfect 33/40. Thanks for sharing.

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    What percentage would you say were 3 piece walnut? Or have you ever kept track?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfarb View Post
    What percentage would you say were 3 piece walnut? Or have you ever kept track?

    I've never really counted though I guess I could. Of the examples that I have with matching wood I'd say between 5% to 10%. Having said that the three-piece stocks while less common aren't exactly rare as 33/40's aren't exactly rare. Desirable for sure.

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    What would be the value of an example like this?

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