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    SS vz. 24 to K98k Rework or a turd?

    Unfortunately, these are the only ones I received.
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    SS vz. 24 to K98k Rework or a turd?

    Esteemed colleagues, could the rifle in pictures be a real, legitimate SS vz. 24 to K98k rework, or is it just a product of someone's fantasy? Thanks.
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    Standard Modell B-series with renumbered bolt

    I feel the same regarding the eagle/WaA77 stamps. Even though they look more like eagle/We77, which doesn't make sense either.
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    Standard Modell B-series with renumbered bolt

    Ladies and gentlemen, I have been offered this Standard Modell. It is a B-series rifle built on a scrubbed S/42 1936 receiver. The bolt has been renumbered, the previous number has been scrubbed. However, there are remains of the firing proofs that show that it is also a Standard Modell bolt...
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    Were the Ns for Steyr and Ms for Budapest interwar-period stamps? I never saw them so I guess they aren't exactly common, are they? For Brno, I thought the stamp was a V.
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    Thanks for the info on the hollow buttstocks. I never knew that! Regarding the Ks and Rs, I only found Ks on the rifle. Only the strange stamp on the bolt remains unexplained.
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    I might have not written it clearly enough, I'm afraid. So: The buttstock must have really been changed. No doubt about it. Apart of having two sets of numbers, one old, one new, it is also hollow. The standard M.95 or M.95/30 stocks are not hollow. Freikorps really was armed with old M.95...
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    There is a K on the back side of the bolt next to the firing pin channel opening. Apart of that and the weird stamp/stamps on the root of the bolt handle, there is nothing else.
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    I'd say that the interwar nomenclature was far from standardized. The Czechoslovak "puška vz. 33" was almost the same gun as the "musketon vz. 12/33" made for Brazil. So we could refer to the Austrian pre-WW1 nomenclature, the Czechoslovak interwar nomenclature or the Hungarian nomenclature, and...
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    The M.95/31 was not the Hungarian version of the M.95 in 8x56 R. That was the 31.M. The list in Steinböck is not exactly short. It is actually quite long and lists all the Austrian military equipment available in March 1938 as listed in the official documents. I'm inclined to think that the...
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    I started disassembling the rifle. When I removed the buttplate, I found that the stock is hollow. I don't remember ever seeing one like that. I also checked the handguard again and it is not marked with a serial. I also found a strange stamp on the underside of the bolt handle. I am attaching...
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    The Needle in the Haystack: S/42 from 1936

    Regarding the leather, do not get Ballistol anywhere near it. Get yourself Saphir Renovateur and condition it with it several times over the course of several days. The Renovateur is normally used for dress shoes and fine leather goods. It does not darken the leather, it does not make it feel...
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    I hope I'll get to my other Mannlichers this week. I believe I have another one with a similar small serial on stock. But I moved recently and most of my guns are still in storage. I'll have to see whether it also bears some traces of having been renumbered. However, I believe the stock was...
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    The Needle in the Haystack: S/42 from 1936

    A day and a night difference. Good work. I am especially surprised how much of the original blueing was preserved.
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    Steyr M.95/30 - Austrian 1st Republic

    It would have been a Repetierstutzenkarabiner M.95, were it still in 8x50 R. A Stutzen had bottom mounted swivels, a Karabiner had side mounted swivels, and a Stutzenkarabiner had both. But were it in 8x56 R, which is more probable, it would have been just a Repetiergewehr M.95/30.

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